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  • Real Repentance

    Contributed by Jason Smith on Sep 15, 2014

    Repentance... How would you define it? It may be the case if I asked every person in this room to give me a definition of repentance, I may get quite a few different answers. This is a subject that I believe is greatly misunderstood in the religious world

    Repentance... How would you define it? It may be the case if I asked every person in this room to give me a definition of repentance, I may get quite a few different answers. This is a subject that I believe is greatly misunderstood in the religious world, including amongst the Lord’s people. more

  • "The Characteristics Of Real Repentance” Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on May 29, 2018

    Paul describes real repentance.

    In this series, we’ve defined repentance as a change of mind that results in a change of heart that results in a change of action. Last time, we said that false repentance is the result of worldly sorrow. We said that worldly sorrow focuses on self, not God; and on sin’s consequences, rather than more

  • Real Repentance Is Fruitful

    Contributed by Robert Eggers on Dec 6, 2003
    based on 127 ratings

    3 Advent C, John’s tough love awakes our need for fruitful living in repentance

  • The Road To Restitution

    Contributed by Craig Benner on Sep 13, 2016
    based on 1 rating

    Salvation has been said to be profoundly simple yet simply profound. Maybe this message can clarify what we are trying to say.

    The ROAD to RESTITUTION Repentance, Redemption, Restoration, Reconciliation and Restitution Exo. 22:3-6 3 If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft. 4 If the theft be more

  • Now What? Responding To The Holy Spirit Series

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on May 18, 2015

    The work of the Holy Spirit created a huge response to the gospel on the original Pentecost. It could have gone very differently but for the fact that God was at work, creating the nascent Church.

    CATM Sermon - May 17, 2015 - Acts Chapter 2:36-47 We ended last week’s message by considering how the many people gathered responded to Peter's message of the Gospel, and to the fact that Jesus had died for them, even as they orchestrated His murder. And one of the things that makes more

  • The Power Of Repentence

    Contributed by John Dobbs on Feb 26, 2016
    based on 1 rating

    In Luke 13:1-9 Jesus teaches some powerful lessons about repentance.

  • Why Feeling Sorry About Your Sin Isn’t Repentance

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Nov 19, 2013

    A look at real repentance versus the emotion that we often mistake for repentance.

    THE NEXT STEPS (LITERALLY): Even after surviving the whale ordeal and getting a second chance, Jonah’s repentance begins with a lot of walking. - Jonah 3:3. - This is a fact that at one level seems rather obvious but that hit me hard a while back. As I considered the story of Jonah, I more

  • The Unforgivable Sin Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Apr 18, 2016

    In short, the unforgivable sin is attributing the mighty miracle working power of Jesus to Satan.

    The Unforgivable Sin Mark 3:20-30 Rev. Brian Bill April 16-17, 2016 A couple weeks ago when the pastoral team was out for our Tuesday lunch, I jokingly told Pastor Tim that I thought I was going to take a sick day today because our preaching text is a tough one. When I asked him if he would more

  • If My People

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on May 16, 2016
    based on 4 ratings

    A sermon to acknowledge that only a heaven sent revival can help America.

    "If My People..." 2 Chronicles 7:12-15 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. ILL - more

  • When You Feel Like A Failure

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Aug 7, 2015
    based on 2 ratings

    When you're in misery, call out to God for mercy.

    When You Feel Like a Failure Psalm 51 Rev. Brian Bill August 8-9, 2015 Confession didn’t come all that easy for me when I was growing up. I think it was because I was expected to spill my sins to our priest in a confessional booth. This was difficult because he and my parents were more

  • The Nature Of Repentance Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Jun 17, 2002
    based on 334 ratings

    Repentance is the key to the Christian faith, but how do we know if we’ve done it? Jonah 3 teaches us what real repentance looks like

    Jonah 3 The nature of repentance On the day of Pentecost, after the Spirit comes, the disciples are shaken by the sound of a rushing wind, tongues of fire appear on their heads, they head out on to the street praising God and speaking in tongues. Peter explains to the crowds what is happening. more

  • Battling The Bite Of Betrayal (Part 2) Series

    Contributed by Todd Stiles on Jan 25, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    How does one recover from a time of denial and betrayal? What does real repentance look like on the road back? Learn from the lives of Peter and Judas in this compare and contrast message from Luke 22.

    “Battling the Bite of Betrayal” Luke 22:39-46 (Part 2) How many of our high schoolers here today have had to write a contrast and compare paper already? Go ahead, raise your hand (you seem so excited that I brought up school on a Sunday)! Seriously, remember the way you would take two more

  • Gospel-Centered Living Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Sep 28, 2015

    It's costly to follow Christ, but the price is worth paying.

    Gospel-Centered Living Mark 1:12-20 Rev. Brian Bill September 26-27, 2015 Song: “Holy Spirit” Holy Spirit, you are welcome here Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere Your glory God is what our hearts long for To be overcome by Your Presence Lord I sensed the power more

  • "The Characteristics Of False Repentance” Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on May 22, 2018

    Paul helps us understand false repentance.

    Last time, we defined repentance as a change of mind that results in a change of heart that results in a change of action. That is why real repentance is all about turning my life around. We focused on verse 10, where Paul says repentance leads to salvation. For the unbeliever, repentance leads more

  • "Jonah, Chapter Two: A Story Of Repentance” Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Aug 19, 2010
    based on 3 ratings

    In Jonah, chapter two, we read about how Jonah repented of his rebellion and was restored to a place right fellowship with God.

    Last time, we looked to chapter one, where we learned about the true nature of rebellion - rebellion involves our choosing to no longer walk with God but to run away from God. We also learned that the terrible consequences of rebellion are that we experience a loss of fellowship as well as a loss more