Acts of Repentence
- Genesis 44:17 (HCSB)
- Genesis 44:18 (HCSB)
- Genesis 44:19 (HCSB)
- Genesis 44:20 (HCSB)
- Genesis 44:21 (HCSB)
- Genesis 44:22 (HCSB)
- Genesis 44:23 (HCSB)
- Genesis 44:24 (HCSB)
- Genesis 44:25 (HCSB)
- Genesis 44:26 (HCSB)
- Genesis 44:27 (HCSB)
- Genesis 44:28 (HCSB)
- Genesis 44:29 (HCSB)
- Genesis 44:30 (HCSB)
- Genesis 44:31 (HCSB)
- Genesis 44:32 (HCSB)
- Genesis 44:33 (HCSB)
- Genesis 44:34 (HCSB)
I. Admit Personal Responsibility (Genesis 44:18)
A. Do Not Shift Responsibility (Genesis 44:13-14)
B. Confess your own guilt (Genesis 44:16)
II. Accept Personal Consequences
A. Spiritual leadership stand in the gap! (Genesis 43:9; cf. Ezekiel 22:30)
Examples: OT Moses (exodus 32:71--;31-33) , NT Paul (Romans 9:1-5), Jesus (Matthew 26:36-42)
B. Spiritual leadership communicate truth (Genesis 44:19-32)
III. Action which demonstrates repentance
A. Repentance is not regret (Genesis 42:21-22)
B. Repentance is change (Genesis 37:18-27; cf. Genesis 44:34-34; Acts 20:26)
C. Repentance is important
1. Begins with understanding our sin(Psalms 51:5; Acts 9:4-5; cf. Matthew 25:40)
2. Reconcile Depends on repentance (Luke 15:17-24; cf. Matthew 19:16-22; Luke 19:1-10)
3. Salvation depends on repentance (Romans 10:17)
Preaching: John (Matthew 3:2), Lord (Matthew 4:17; Luke 13:3,5), Apostles (Mark 6:12; Acts 2:38; 17:30;20:21;26;20)
Confessing=agree (1John 1:9), repentance=godly sorrow (2 Corinthians 7:8-10; Romans 7:24-8:4)
But Judah approached him and said, "Sir, please let your servant speak personally to my lord. Do not be angry with your servant, for you are like Pharaoh. (Genesis 44:18 HCSB)
Then they tore their clothes, and each one loaded his donkey and returned to the city.
When Judah and his brothers reached Joseph's house, he was still there. They fell to the ground before him. (Genesis 44:13, 14 HCSB)
"What can we say to my lord?" Judah replied. "How can we plead? How can we justify ourselves? God has exposed your servants' iniquity. We are now my lord's slaves-both we and the one in whose possession the cup was found." (Genesis 44:16 HCSB)
I will be responsible for him. You can hold me personally accountable! If I do not bring him back to you and set him before you, I will be guilty before you forever. (Genesis 43:9 HCSB)
I searched for a man among them who would repair the wall and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land so that I might not destroy it, but I found no one. (Ezekiel 22:30 HCSB)
The Lord spoke to Moses: "Go down at once! For your people you brought up from the land of Egypt have acted corruptly. They have quickly turned from the way I commanded them; they have made for themselves an image of a calf. They have bowed down to it, sacrificed to it, and said, 'Israel, this is your God, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.'" The Lord also said to Moses: "I have seen this people, and they are indeed a stiff-necked people. Now leave Me alone, so that My anger can burn against them and I can destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation."
But Moses interceded with the Lord his God: "Lord, why does Your anger burn against Your people You brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and a strong hand? So Moses returned to the Lord and said, "Oh, these people have committed a grave sin; they have made a god of gold for themselves. Now if You would only forgive their sin. But if not, please erase me from the book You have written."
The Lord replied to Moses: "I will erase whoever has sinned against Me from My book. (Exodus 32:7-11, 31-33 HCSB)
I speak the truth in Christ-I am not lying; my conscience is testifying to me with the Holy Spirit- that I have intense sorrow and continual anguish in my heart. For I could almost wish to be cursed and cut off from the Messiah for the benefit of my brothers, my own flesh and blood. They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the temple service, and the promises. The ancestors are theirs, and from them, by physical descent, came the Messiah, who is God over all, praised forever. Amen. (Romans 9:1-5 HCSB)
Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and He told the disciples, "Sit here while I go over there and pray." Taking along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed. Then He said to them, "My soul is swallowed up in sorrow-to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake with Me." Going a little farther, He fell facedown and prayed, "My Father! If it is possible, let this cup pass from Me. Yet not as I will, but as You will."
Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping. He asked Peter, "So, couldn't you stay awake with Me one hour? Stay awake and pray, so that you won't enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."
Again, a second time, He went away and prayed, "My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, Your will be done." (Matthew 26:36-42 HCSB)
My lord asked his servants, 'Do you have a father or a brother?' and we answered my lord, 'We have an elderly father and a younger brother, the child of his old age. The boy's brother is dead. He is the only one of his mother's sons left, and his father loves him.' Then you said to your servants, 'Bring him to me so that I can see him.' But we said to my lord, 'The boy cannot leave his father. If he were to leave, his father would die.' Then you said to your servants, 'If your younger brother does not come down with you, you will not see me again.'
"This is what happened when we went back to your servant my father: We reported your words to him. But our father said, 'Go again, and buy us some food.' We told him, 'We cannot go down unless our younger brother goes with us. So if our younger brother isn't with us, we cannot see the man.' Your servant my father said to us, 'You know that my wife bore me two sons. One left-I said that he must have been torn to pieces-and I have never seen him again. If you also take this one from me and anything happens to him, you will bring my gray hairs down to Sheol in sorrow.'
"So if I come to your servant my father and the boy is not with us-his life is wrapped up with the boy's life- when he sees that the boy is not with us, he will die. Then your servants will have brought the gray hairs of your servant our father down to Sheol in sorrow. Your servant became accountable to my father for the boy, saying, 'If I do not return him to you, I will always bear the guilt for sinning against [you,] my father.' (Genesis 44:19-32 HCSB)
Then they said to each other, "Obviously, we are being punished for what we did to our brother. We saw his deep distress when he pleaded with us, but we would not listen. That is why this trouble has come to us."
But Reuben replied: "Didn't I tell you not to harm the boy? But you wouldn't listen. Now we must account for his blood!" (Genesis 42:21, 22 HCSB)
They saw him in the distance, and before he had reached them, they plotted to kill him. They said to one another, "Here comes that dreamer! Come on, let's kill him and throw him into one of the pits. We can say that a vicious animal ate him. Then we'll see what becomes of his dreams!"
When Reuben heard this, he tried to save him from them. He said, "Let's not take his life." Reuben also said to them, "Don't shed blood. Throw him into this pit in the wilderness, but don't lay a hand on him"-intending to rescue him from their hands and return him to his father.
When Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped off his robe, the robe of many colors that he had on. Then they took him and threw him into the pit. The pit was empty; there was no water in it.
Then they sat down to eat a meal. They looked up, and there was a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead. Their camels were carrying aromatic gum, balsam, and resin, going down to Egypt.
Then Judah said to his brothers, "What do we gain if we kill our brother and cover up his blood? Come, let's sell him to the Ishmaelites and not lay a hand on him, for he is our brother, our [own] flesh," and they agreed. (Genesis 37:18-27 HCSB)
Now please let your servant remain here as my lord's slave, in place of the boy. Let him go back with his brothers. For how can I go back to my father without the boy? I could not bear to see the grief that would overwhelm my father." (Genesis 44:33, 34 HCSB)
Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of everyone's blood, (Acts 20:26 HCSB)
Indeed, I was guilty [when I] was born;I was sinful when my mother conceived me. (Psalm 51:5 HCSB)
Falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?"
"Who are You, Lord?" he said.
"I am Jesus, the One you are persecuting," He replied. (Acts 9:4, 5 HCSB)
"And the King will answer them, 'I assure you: Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.' (Matthew 25:40 HCSB)
When he came to his senses, he said, 'How many of my father's hired hands have more than enough food, and here I am dying of hunger! I'll get up, go to my father, and say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight. I'm no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired hands.' So he got up and went to his father. But while the son was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion. He ran, threw his arms around his neck, and kissed him. The son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight. I'm no longer worthy to be called your son.'
"But the father told his slaves, 'Quick! Bring out the best robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Then bring the fattened calf and slaughter it, and let's celebrate with a feast, because this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!' So they began to celebrate. (Luke 15:17-24 HCSB)
Just then someone came up and asked Him, "Teacher, what good must I do to have eternal life?" "Why do you ask Me about what is good?" He said to him. "There is only One who is good. If you want to enter into life, keep the commandments." "Which ones?" he asked Him. Jesus answered:Do not murder;do not commit adultery;do not steal;do not bear false witness; honor your father and your mother;and love your neighbor as yourself. "I have kept all these," the young man told Him. "What do I still lack?"
"If you want to be perfect," Jesus said to him, "go, sell your belongings and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me."
When the young man heard that command, he went away grieving, because he had many possessions. (Matthew 19:16-22 HCSB)
He entered Jericho and was passing through. There was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, but he was not able because of the crowd, since he was a short man. So running ahead, he climbed up a sycamore tree to see Jesus, since He was about to pass that way. When Jesus came to the place, He looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, hurry and come down because today I must stay at your house."
So he quickly came down and welcomed Him joyfully. All who saw it began to complain, "He's gone to lodge with a sinful man!" But Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, "Look, I'll give half of my possessions to the poor, Lord! And if I have extorted anything from anyone, I'll pay back four times as much!" "Today salvation has come to this house," Jesus told him, "because he too is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost." (Luke 19:1-10 HCSB)
So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the message about Christ. (Romans 10:17 HCSB)
and saying, "Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near!" (Matthew 3:2 HCSB)
From then on Jesus began to preach, "Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near!" (Matthew 4:17 HCSB)
No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as well! No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as well!" (Luke 13:3, 5 HCSB)
So they went out and preached that people should repent. (Mark 6:12 HCSB)
"Repent," Peter said to them, "and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38 HCSB)
"Therefore, having overlooked the times of ignorance, God now commands all people everywhere to repent, (Acts 17:30 HCSB)
I testified to both Jews and Greeks about repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus. (Acts 20:21 HCSB)
Instead, I preached to those in Damascus first, and to those in Jerusalem and in all the region of Judea, and to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works worthy of repentance. (Acts 26:20 HCSB)
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9 HCSB)
For even if I grieved you with my letter, I do not regret it-even though I did regret it since I saw that the letter grieved you, yet only for a little while. Now I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because your grief led to repentance. For you were grieved as God willed, so that you didn't experience any loss from us. For godly grief produces a repentance not to be regretted and leading to salvation, but worldly grief produces death. (2 Corinthians 7:8-10 HCSB)
What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this dying body? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with my mind I myself am a slave to the law of God, but with my flesh, to the law of sin. (Romans 7:24, 25 HCSB)
Therefore, no condemnation now exists for those in Christ Jesus, because the Spirit's law of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. What the law could not do since it was limited by the flesh, God did. He condemned sin in the flesh by sending His own Son in flesh like ours under sin's domain, and as a sin offering, in order that the law's requirement would be accomplished in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. (Romans 8:1-4 HCSB)
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