Living the Bible

Jesus and Repentance (Meeting with Jesus 5-2)

June 02, 2020 Season 2 Episode 41
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Jesus and Repentance (Meeting with Jesus 5-2)
Jun 02, 2020 Season 2 Episode 41

How many times have you said sorry for doing something bad, but you haven’t actually changed? We say sorry but we just keep doing. We say sorry but we don’t change our behavior.

We’re like the Pharisees in Luke 3:7 who wanted to get away from the consequences of their sin but not get away from their sin.

That’s why Jesus said in verse 8, “Produce fruits that prove repentance.” If we don’t, we will be cut down and thrown in the fire (9).

Let’s have a look at the tree of repentance and see what repentance fruit looks like.

Repentance fruit involves doing (10, 12, 13)

Three different groups came to Jesus, but all asked the same question. “What shall we do?” They realized Jesus demanded doing right, not just feeling sorry or saying sorry about doing wrong.

We need God’s help to get from feeling and saying to doing.

Repentance fruit involves money (11, 13, 14)

Repentance fruit varies. Jesus told some to share clothes and food, others to stop over-taxing, and others to stop stealing and be content with their wages.

Do you notice what they all have in common? Money. How they got and used money. Why? Because Jesus knows that’s the hardest area for us to change and therefore this is the greatest evidence of change. It’s the rarest fruit but also the most beautiful and delicious to God.

Let’s not just be sorry or say sorry. Let's do sorry by producing the rare and delicious fruit of money repentance.

Show Notes

How many times have you said sorry for doing something bad, but you haven’t actually changed? We say sorry but we just keep doing. We say sorry but we don’t change our behavior.

We’re like the Pharisees in Luke 3:7 who wanted to get away from the consequences of their sin but not get away from their sin.

That’s why Jesus said in verse 8, “Produce fruits that prove repentance.” If we don’t, we will be cut down and thrown in the fire (9).

Let’s have a look at the tree of repentance and see what repentance fruit looks like.

Repentance fruit involves doing (10, 12, 13)

Three different groups came to Jesus, but all asked the same question. “What shall we do?” They realized Jesus demanded doing right, not just feeling sorry or saying sorry about doing wrong.

We need God’s help to get from feeling and saying to doing.

Repentance fruit involves money (11, 13, 14)

Repentance fruit varies. Jesus told some to share clothes and food, others to stop over-taxing, and others to stop stealing and be content with their wages.

Do you notice what they all have in common? Money. How they got and used money. Why? Because Jesus knows that’s the hardest area for us to change and therefore this is the greatest evidence of change. It’s the rarest fruit but also the most beautiful and delicious to God.

Let’s not just be sorry or say sorry. Let's do sorry by producing the rare and delicious fruit of money repentance.