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is made up of three things

  1. There is a change of mind. We wish to do good instead of wishing to do evil.

  2. There is a change of heart. Instead of loving sin, we now "set our affections on the things above." We love Jesus Christ and His commandments. "O how love I the law" (Psalm 119:97). This can never come about by an act of will, but an act of God. He gives us a "new heart" and a "new spirit" (Ezekiel 18:31). We become "Partakers of the divine nature" (II Peter 1:4). And then "it is God which worketh in us both to will and to do of His good pleasure" (Phil. 2:13).

  3. There is a change of life. Thereby we show that our repentance is real and true.

"Tis not enough to say, 'I'm sorry' and repent, and then go on from day to day just as we always went. Repentance is to leave the sins we loved before, and show that we in earnest grieve by doing them no more.

That he loves you.

"For God so loved the world, that He have His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life." (John 3:16)

  Man is sinful and separated from God.

"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23)
"For the wages of sin is death." (Romans 6:23)

  Jesus Christ is God's only provision for man's sin.

"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)
"Christ dies for our sins...He was buried...He was raised on the third day..." (1 Corinthians 15:36)
"Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.'" (John 14:6)

  We must individually receive Jesus as Savior and Lord.

"But as many received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name." (John 1:12)

  Make that decision today! Turn to Christ from sin. Receive Him into your life right now, this moment.

"Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:13)