The Call for Repentance

The call for repentance for some conjures up images of a self-
righteous preacher type telling everyone the need to shape up and be
more like him. But this is far from the Biblical view.
In Acts 3, Peyer and John are on their way to the Temple for prayer.
Before they get in, God heals a lame man through them. When this
joyous trio gets into the Temple, they draw quite a crowd. Peter
seizes the opportunity to tell those around about Jesus. He ends by
calling them to repent. Not so that they can be like him, but so that
they will receive three things:

1. That their sins may be blotted out
2. That times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord
3. That He may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus.

My hope is to take each of these three and explore them each in a
little more detail over the next several days. I feel there is much to
be discovered.

Posted by Jack | at 8:43 AM