Summary: We must confess to out Lord.
WHY DO YOU AND I NEED TO REPENT
Acts 17: 30And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
31Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
Hebrews 9: 27And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
2. God commands it.
Luke 13: 2And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?
3I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
3. Its Gods goodness.
Romans 2: 4Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
4. That you may have forgiveness.
Acts 3: 19Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.
5. Its repentance or perishing
Luke 13: 3I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
6. Heaven is at hand
Matthew 3: 1In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
2And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
7. Home at last new home heaven
Luke 15: 7I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
8. First step to Christ
Luke 15: 18I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,