Tag Archives: repentance

Scripture after Sunrise 2.3.2020

“Yet even now,” declares the LORD, “return to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the LORD your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and He relents over disaster.” -Joel 2:12-13

God is fighting for your whole heart. He disciplines those He loves to turn us from trusting in self to being dependent on Him consistently. God uses different things as tools to punish His people if there is no repentance.

-Steve Wainright (excerpts from Wednesday evening sermon from Joel 2:1-32 — “Fighting for Your Whole Heart)


Scripture at Sunrise 7.18.2019


“Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?” -Romans 2:4

God’s kindness leads us to repentance. What God accomplishes with kindness, we are not going to achieve with snarkiness. –Sam Allberry

Scripture at Sunrise 5.18.2016

“Or do you presume on the riches of His kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?” -Romans 2:4

We deserve God’s judgment, but we’re so used to His mercies that when something tragic happens and rocks our world, we are quick to question His justice. As long as you have breath, God is showing you kindness. Why? To lead you to repentance. -Steve Wainright in “Making Light of God’s Goodness

——-This Week’s Sermon Audio——-
Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Making Light of God’s Goodness | Romans 2:4-5 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Blessings of Obedience | John 2:5-7 | Anthony Vance

Scripture at Sunrise 2.6.2012

“Bear fruits in keeping with repentance.” -Luke 3:8

The outward acts won’t save you. Some just go through the motions and rituals with no inward change. If you’ve genuinely repented and Christ lives in your heart, you will bring forth fruits to show you’ve been changed. Your attitude will change. Your behavior will change. You will love the things God loves and hate the things He hates.

[Listen to Sunday Morning’s Sermon]

Scripture at Sunrise 1.23.2012

Luke 3:1-4 | Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | AUDIO

The voice of John the Baptist was crying out in the wilderness…a message of forgiveness. To understand your need for forgiveness, you must see how sinful you are.

God is willing to forgive, but repentance is a requirement. Repentance is not a work that you do to receive salvation. It is not a work of the flesh. It is a work of the Spirit.

Repentance and faith always go hand-in-hand. They’re inseparable graces. Repent = turn from old sin/Faith = turn to God [1 Thessalonians 1:9; Acts 5:31] It is God who gives repentance. The Spirit works in us to give us. [2 Timothy 2:24-25]

You can be sorry and stop doing certain things, but it is fleeting if it is in the flesh. But with godly sorrow, our hearts our turned towards God and you don’t want to sin. You have a zeal for the glory of God and a zeal to hate the things He hates. [2 Corinthians 7:9-11]

Scripture at Sunrise 5.30.2011

“For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.” -2 Corinthians 7:10

Paul had confronted the Corinthians about their sin because he loved them so much. He desired what was best for them and risked it all for their good. Their godly sorrow brought about by Paul’s confrontation led them to repentance and fellowship was restored!

Scripture at Sunrise 9.1.2010

“For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.”  -Romans 6:14

“Only when we turn away from looking at our sin to look at the face of God, to find his pardoning grace, do we begin to repent. Only by seeing that there is grace and forgiveness with him would we ever dare to repent and thus return to the fellowship and presence of the Father. . . . Only when grace appears on the horizon offering forgiveness will the sunshine of the love of God melt our hearts and draw us back to him.”

– Sinclair Furguson, quoted by Tim Chester in You Can Change (Wheaton, Ill.; Crossway, 2010), 49.

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Scripture @ Sunrise 2.11.09

“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.  Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”  -James 4:8
“Repentance means turning from as much as you know of your sin to give as much as you know of yourself to as much as you know of your God, and as our knowledge grows at these three points so our practice of repentance has to be enlarged.”—J.I. Packer, Keep in Step with the Spirit, page 87

[HT: Josh Harris]