Where this command is found:

From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Matthew 4:17

Repentance is more than just a one-time event that happens at salvation.
A pattern of repentance in a believer’s life is key to obeying the Word of God
and reflecting the character of God. Choosing to follow this command involves
a daily commitment to address the way we think.

Why is this significant? Our thoughts determine our actions. Our actions do
not primarily come from a whim of our will or our feelings. Instead, our actions
are a byproduct of what we have been choosing to think about. If we leave
our thoughts unchecked, our lives will take on the character and attributes
of whatever influences our lives.

As believers, genuine change happens in our lives when we fully submit our
minds to thinking the thoughts of God. This takes place as we daily exchange
our thoughts for His through meditating on His Word. We should meditate
in focused, set apart times, and we should meditate throughout the day. The
more we soak ourselves in the living Word of God, the more our lives will
reflect His life and character.

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Episodes

Repent — Part 1

So often, when we think of repentance, we think of “cleaning up our lives” or “getting our acts together.” We tend to “try harder” to change our lives by building better habits. This may work for a time, but it always ends in defeat.

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Repent – Part 2

Have you ever wondered where a desire to seek the Lord and a longing to abide in His Word comes from? Do you long to experience these desires? Listen as Gabe and Nate explain how the command of Christ to repent answers these crucial questions.

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Repent – Part 3

Have you ever wondered where a desire to seek the Lord and a longing to abide in His Word comes from? Do you long to experience these desires? Listen as Gabe and Nate explain how the command of Christ to repent answers these crucial questions.

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Repent — Part 4

How would you describe the vibrancy of your love for the Lord? Is it more vibrant now than when you first got saved, or has it grown cold? In relationships, we are either growing closer or we are drifting further away — there is no in between.

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