Tag Archives: Repentance


Related: Conversion   Repentance means to have a change of mind; literally “re” (change) “pent” (think). Repentance is an important part of God’s work in the soul leading to salvation. There are both positive and negative aspects of repentance. Positively, there should be “repentance toward God” (Acts 20:21). Negatively, there should be “repentance from dead […]
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James 4

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Overcoming Evil in Various Forms James 4   James 4. As in the previous chapters, James now draws on another thread that he touched on in chapter 1. The temptations to sin that we face are really a result of being drawn away by our own lusts. Particularly it centers around the exhortation […]

Genesis 44

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Joseph’s Silver Cup Genesis 44   Genesis 44. This chapter we have the final step in a sequence of events designed to test Joseph’s brethren concerning their repentance. Using the silver cup, Joseph threatens the liberty of Benjamin, which was the brother’s greatest fear. But in response, Judah demonstrates his desire to spare […]

2 Corinthians 7

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Conclusion: an Account of Paul’s Missions & Motives – Part 2 2 Corinthians 7   Part 2 of Paul’s Account. In 2 Cor. 2:13, Paul left off saying “I came away to Macedonia.” Remarkably, v.5 picks up from that very point; “when we came into Macedonia…”. In the intervening […]

Psalm 51

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Psalm 51 A Confession of Sin and Blood-guiltiness   Psalm 51. This Psalm is an answer to Psalm 50:14; “sacrifice to God confession”. The confession is what we have in Psalm 51. This is the last of the penitential psalms, which contain the confession of sins (Psalms 25; 32; 38; 41; 51). There […]

Genesis 42

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Joseph’s Brothers Come to Egypt Genesis 42   Genesis 42 – 44. These chapters are typical of the way the Lord will work to bring the remnant of Israel to repentance for the guilt of the nation, and bring about their restoration. In ch.42, the brothers make their first trip into Egypt, and […]