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January 12, 2021 7:00 am
You neighbor as yourself. Dr. Tony Evans takes a look at the true meaning of repentance godly sorrow celebrating faithfulness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative.
Even if your life is so far off that you feel you can never find your way back to faith again. Dr. Evan says it's never too late to make a U-turn must join him as he talks about the most important element in making that happen to see about reversal circumstances for the reversal consequences brought developing a lifestyle of repentance.
Rick because of the existence of sin. Relation of the standard. Any violation of the divine standard biblical word for it is said the biblical word is not mistake the biblical word is not bad habit biblical word in the same way that you don't like trash or garbage God doesn't like because of his nature in the same way that a doctor or nurse once surgical rooms. This is because it contaminates the area so God cannot relationship with sin and maintain his holy integrity so that means it has to be addressed before consequences can be addressed. What people want is God to change that consequence without facing this loan would get rid of the problems caused by repentance is the total release all determination to turn from your sin without total with all determination. Thus, no real repentance, you and your consequences must learn to live together the best way you can because you are stuck with that is why many people who don't want to deal with this other ways to deal with the consequences.
They tried to buy they went way out of them entertained their way out of them find relationships to cause them not to think about it and they're constantly going to things to distract them from the consequence because they don't want to deal with sin. God says it will rip your relationship with me through the internal resolve to do with your sin, you have set the stage because I'm now back with you to intervene in your consequences based on. Of course, is the byproduct record number to Bamberg number one, to repent, start off with a question of sin. There is a recognition of sin, to see if you don't believe the sin you don't need to repent.
It is sin because of the violation of the divine standards.
That's what makes something you must recognize the B cell version on 19 says that if we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sin includes us from all unrighteousness. The great confess means to saying the same thing with the groom means to saying the same thing. You must say about that thing what God says about it not what you neighbor say about it, not with the television says about it not what you people say about it not what you think about. You must say the same thing that God says about it.
If God says is a syndrome called a bad habit. God set a single common mistake of God 7% don't don't just say you know I'm only human. You must call it what God calls it for God to address it and to repair the relationship so that must be the recognition of sin, you must confess and say the same thing. Secondly, there must be remorse over what you now recognize that must be what the Bible calls in second Corinthians 7 verses 10 and 11 godly sorrow, godly sorrow is I've heard God that you may have heard the neighbors you may have hurt yourself. But the one sin has offended the most is God's only says godly sorrow leads to repentance, while he sorrow is you got caught godly sorrow is not hurt the heart of God. Godly sorrow, guilt and shame over sin must be the reaction to the recognition of sin once recognizing it and being remorseful over it. That must make the decision to reverse John called in Matthew John the Baptist go to Matthew chapter 3 verse eight bring forth fruits of repentance. How do you know if you are really remorseful. You know that this thing is real, but you really want to deal with it fruit. In other words you are doing something that demonstrates you want to reversal your taking action steps that says I'm going to do something differently because I recognize that I'm remorseful about it and so I'm going to rip what I am doing in relationship to it.
I do what you look at this passage, James chapter 4 in James chapter 4 the people were concerned that the prims were not being answered were praying and nothing was happening.
He says you have not because US not in verse two, verse three says you asked but you still receive because rest with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your own pleasures. You adulteresses you know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God. Whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. God has enemies in his own camp is writing the Christians or do you not think that the Scripture says to no purpose. He jealously desires the Spirit which he is made to dwell in you, why was a big deal of God living the jealous person he saved you for himself, but it gives greater grace all he's giving you divine favor that it says God opposes the proud, you can do without him, but gives grace to the humble. So what should you do submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you misread that you resist the devil inside submit to God not to get rid of Neville you well because it got space to work in reverse and submit to God, submit means to place yourself underneath the authority of someone place yourself under the authority of God and then resist the devil, why because once you get God on your side.
You got help with the devil is Brady's consequences and you want to get the devil off of your back, you got to first come underneath. So God can work with you in getting the devil you speak of the devil can handle deal. We can handle God working with you. Now you do.
That person is drawn to God drawing you when it comes to redemption consequences. This is not a party to this natural time at the Apollo is not fun time.
This is the time if you really want to invite God's greater grace in your situation. This is the time.
Over sin world is everybody laughing and joking and submit you trying to talk seriously about when it comes to this issue that plenty of things we rejoice in the Lord overexpressed plenty of things is joy of the Lord about when it comes to this issue, sin, consequences. This is no joke, mourning and weeping solemn assembly. It was a time of gnashing of sackcloth and ashes. It was right with God, so God can intervene with us, bring forth the fruit of repentance submitting to God is like a sergeant saying to install just about makes the mouse chip your direction and I don't care how much you talk if you still facing the same way your words don't mean anything you want. And the less serious you are, the more the consequences. Glancing the deeper they go. Repentance is to be a lifestyle where you operate is not an event is a lifestyle, but we Wichita, Kansas. I am sorry right digital site. You sound silent on Sunday. Little computer lesson we tell him say I'm sorry we say I'm sorry as needed when resurfacing with another person. We've done something I'm so sorry. In other words, saying you're sorry about something to people is a life-size way you operate. Repentance is a lifestyle of acknowledging to God. Our sin with the remorse that I've heard God with requested intervenes and not only my forgiveness but in my circumstances and repentance opens the door for him to limit, postpone, avoid, reverse, cancel or empower in the midst of dealing with the circumstances. His prerogative Dr. Evans will come back in just a moment to tell us more about what happens when we open that door of repentance first so I wanted to let you know that Tony has written and released a brand-new book that goes hand-in-hand with what he's been teaching today.
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What can I expect if I pick this thing seriously talking about was where the pictures of. He says you will establish now the grounds for God to deal with the consequences. Isaiah 30 verse 15 says your deliverance is in your repentance, explain something about repentance that the master key to your consequences. Stick with me if you logically for moment repentance has to do with the forgiveness of sins X3 says that your sins may be wiped out, erased, but the purpose of repentance is relational use still a car and take before the judge. The judge's purpose is not forgiveness. The judge's purpose is guilt or innocence systems are go. The crime, the Bible says that's fallen short of the glory of God as judge pronounced the whole world guilty because WE relate to God judicially at the judge we guilty so what did God send Jesus Christ to the cross to bear our guilt God can accept you into heaven. If you are as perfect as not one sin to be practice in heaven to be as good as God would get them while nobody can meet that standard.
So what God did was become a man down the cross and credit the righteousness of Christ to all who come to Christ. Christ stand before God as though we've never seen because God has credit account. The righteousness of Christ. He knew no sin became sin for us. So when it comes to your eternal doom has been covered which is why you can lose your salvation is been covered by the death of Jesus Christ because when it comes to your eternal salvation. The judge has acquitted you once you come to Christ. But suppose you are before the judge and you stole his car. Now you've entered into a twofold relationship with the judge judge you judicially, but he must be willing to forgive you personally because you got his new relationship with judgment when it comes to repentance you are reestablishing the personal relationship because the judicial relationship was satisfied on the cross. First John 22 makes it clear that the death of Christ and propitiation for our sins.
But not only before the sins of the world. The judge is spoken as a judge, but he has not spoken in relationship without repentance.
So you can be on the way to heaven but not in fellowship with him order.
Everyone loves a biological child understands this child was born biologically from you that can never change, but that only the two of you on good terms. They can for your child and you never speak to each other because you bear a twofold relationship a judicial one by biology, but a personal one by relationship is designed to restore the person so he says your reference is in your repentance, so let's conclude with you turn your driving south on the highway driving south on the highway. It dawns on you.
You should be going north on the wrong way and wrong way but you keep passing exit. Then you have not yet recognize. If you feel bad about it but there has been no reversal or attempt to reverse the pull of GPS to say what should I do now girl talking to you all the GPS you would know Syria. When you feel bad enough long you keep on driving to find out this nice stuff coffee along the way but I'm not getting anywhere when trying to go back long enough, you better do some so you see an exit coming up one half to you rightly and you and exit off of confession offramp.
I agree that having gone a long way. I confess not the right way and did not solve the problem but you you back.
Gottman may not be big. Throughput is some fruit you back to you confession offering, but that is a bigger problem doesn't solve your problem because law is but there is a pending action between the ramp and the ramp you need to get all will call it grace over the past because the Bible says grace is greater then I'll send you confession offramp made a black dress built for you to make so you now over the overpass on ramp that restoration on RAM so you get on compassion, exit grazing overpass you get back on restoration on ramp and guess what you had in the right direction on how long you been going well.
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