If you think repentance is beating yourself up, you won’t be able to hear what Jesus says about a changed life. Pastor Colin Smith talks about why you may be pleasantly surprised to find out what repentance really is.
Repentance: The Hidden Path to a Transformed Life
You want to change, but you don’t know how. Real and lasting change can happen in your life by the grace of God. That’s the hope-filled message of this series. Explore the meaning of repentance and see how God wants to use it as a continual agent of change in your life. Discover God’s hidden path to a transformed life.
From this Series
If you’ve ever said, “I just can’t change!” you need to meet the man in the Bible who couldn’t repent. Pastor Colin Smith talks about what stood between Esau and repentance, and how real and lasting change is possible for you.
Many people believe that the first step in repentance is cleaning up your life or turning from sin. It’s not. Pastor Colin Smith explains that the first step in repentance is knowing God. Find out why.
Perhaps your prevailing attitude toward God has become questioning, complaining, and resenting. Pastor Colin Smith talks about what your prevailing attitude toward God would be, if you were able to see his glory.
You’ve become a Christian… so why do you still struggle with so many sins and temptations? Aren’t we supposed to be done with that struggle? Is there something wrong with your faith? Pastor Colin Smith explains that this is a normal part of the Christian life. Find out why.
You’ve identified some areas of sin in your life… now what? How do you deal with them? The Bible describes sin as a ‘wild animal,’ ready to pounce on us. So, get your hunting gear ready, because Pastor Colin Smith is going to help us discover how to deal with sin.
Some of us were brought up on a version of Christianity that majored on the negative. Pastor Colin Smith talks about the Bible’s positive vision of Christian living—one that brings pleasure to God and makes a positive difference in the world.
If only you didn’t have this illness… if only you had a believing spouse… if only the circumstances of your life were different, then you’d finally be able to offer yourself fully to God. Pastor Colin Smith talks about why this approach to life is an illusion.
A father asks his two sons to go and do something. One son says, “Yes sir!” The other son says, “No way!” Which of the two sons did what their father asked? Pastor Colin Smith talks about why what matters is not what you say, but what you do.
How can a person who’s on the wrong track change? The biblical word for it is “repentance.” It’s a change of behavior that comes from a change of mind. Pastor Colin Smith talks about where you find the courage to do it.
You “feel sorry” about what happened. Does that mean you’ve repented? Not necessarily. Pastor Colin talks about two different kinds of sorrow – ‘godly’ sorrow and ‘worldly’ sorrow.
How can you tell if another person has repented? By counting his or her tears? How about the passing of time? Neither of these well-worn paths is very helpful. Pastor Colin helps you discover the genuine marks of true repentance, and how to deepen your own repentance.
Satan is the great accuser. He’ll tell you that the path to a changed life is beyond you: “Your sins are too great. Your faith is too small,” or “Your wounds are too deep.” Pastor Colin shows us how to answer these lies.
Does the smoke of your failure seem much larger to you than the flame of God’s grace? Sometimes you wonder if there’s any flame in you at all. Pastor Colin talks about why God won’t allow it be snuffed out.