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Summary: 3 TYPES OF REPENTANCE:1 METAMELLOMAI, 2.METANOEO, 3.METANOIA --- Ah, is a lost word of the Bible. It means regrets. Regrets, I have had a few, but I must press on against all odds.

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AH! Regrets, I have had a few... WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN?

TOMORROW’S OPPORTUNITIES?

Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

IF YOU DO THIS IN ONE PART--- You must move quickly.

I. THERE IS A LOST WORD THAT WE NEED TO LEARN: AH!

Jeremiah 1:6 Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.

Jeremiah 22:18 Therefore thus saith the Lord concerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah; They shall not lament for him, saying, Ah my brother! or, Ah sister! they shall not lament for him, saying, Ah lord! or, Ah his glory!

Mark 15:29 And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads,

and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days,

A. AH:

A great expression of sorrow and regret.

B. AHA:

A term of derision.

Scoff or ridicule.

C. REGRET

To feel or express sorrow, repentance or distress over words, actions or deeds.

An expression of disappointment.

Remorse, sadness, contrite

Deep hurt for a wrong committed

D. Some notes on REGRET!

1. It is better to do the things you should do than to spend the rest of your life wishing you had.

2. Words said while you are angry will often lead to regret you even spoke.

3. Danger, drop the "D" and you have ANGER. Anger almost always begins

with MADNESS and then ends with REGRET.

4. Godly contentment is looking to yesterday without regrets.

Face tomorrow without doubt, fear and worry.

5. Count what you have. Don’t keep a list of what you don’t have.

II. THE NEW TESTAMENT HAS THREE TERMS FOR REPENT/REPENTANCE.

A. REPENT: METAMELMAI

Matthew 14:9 And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath’s sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.

Matthew 27:3 Then Judas, which had betrayeth him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

METAMELOMAI:

This verb is used to demonstrate A CHANGE OF MIND...

There first comes REGRET ...

Then comes REMORSE ...

METAMELLOMAI IS THE TERM FOR REMORSE WITH NO CHANGE OF HEART ...

B. REPENT: METANOEO

METANOEO: This is "I am very sorry I got caught!"

This verb COMES AFTER LEARNING OR APPLYING A LESSON TO ONE’S HEART.

THIS MEANS A COMPLETE CHANGE OF ONE’S MIND ---

TO COME TO A NEW SENSE OF PURPOSE ---

TO BE A GOOD GARDENER YOU MUST HAVE TO DO MORE THAN LOVE PLANTS,

YOU MUST HATE WEEDS...

I love garden foods. Do you want to know the best garden I ever had?

I planted the beans, potatoes, tomatoes, beets, okra, etc.

For some reason we planted the rows far a part that year.

I got real busy doing my busy things, I took the LAWN MOWER BETWEEN THE

ROWS OF PLANTS.

I can never be a good gardener I DON’T HATE WEEDS ENOUGH.

C. METANOIA IS THE 3RD TYPE OF REPENTANCE.

METANOIA:

2 Cor. 7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

Psalm 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

This word form is a NOUN.

This is TRUE REPENTANCE --- WITH A REAL CHANGE OF HEART --- MIND --- ATTITUDE.

METANOIA MEANS TO HATE SIN ---

TO ACCEPT SELF AS GUILTY WITH NO EXCUSE OR TAKEN LIGHTLY.

METANOIA COMPREHENDS THE TERRIBLENESS OF SIN, BUT IT ALSO

COMES TO THE LIGHT OF GOD’S GREAT MERCY --- TENDER MERCIES!

ALTERATION --- CHANGE!

AS THE BLOSSOM TO THE FRUIT ---

MEN SEEM TO DESIRE TO FORGIVE THE FAULTS AND STUPIDITY OF MOVIE

STARS AND SPORTS, BUT MEN ARE SO QUICK TO JUDGE THE SMALL

TRIVIAL STUMBLING IN THOSE THAT FOLLOW JESUS.

III. WHY DINE ON POSSUM WHEN YOU CAN HAVE LOBSTER AND A T-BONE?

REGRETS, I HAVE HAD A FEW... REGRETS IN LIFE ARE INEVITABLE. NO MATTER HOW CAREFUL YOU WALK AND PLAN YOUR PATH YOU WILL STILL KNOW REGRET.

A REAL TESTING OF ONE’S FAITH CHECKS ATTITUDES, WORDS AND DEEDS.

We need to be held ACCOUNTABLE?

A. You ever ponder the difference in WOOD TREES and FRUIT TREES?

Matthew 3:10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

B. Around 1890 a boy wrote a report about ROBERT E. LEE.

The lad read the report to his Grandfather.

His Grandfather said: YOU WROTE ABOUT GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE.

Seems the boy knew a lot about General Lee.

The Grandfather told his Grandson about serving under the great General.

The Grandson knew about Robert E. Lee.

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