The Lord Requires Everyone to Repent (Luke 24:45-47)
1. We learn from Luke's account of the Great Commission that the Lord wants "all nations" to learn about "repentance and remission of sins." 2. The Lord wants everyone to learn about repentance because He requires everyone to repent. a. Acts 17:30-31 b. 2 Peter 3:9 3. In our lesson we are studying passages that show specifically who must repent. 4. Let us begin by pointing out that . . .
I. REPENTANCE IS REQUIRED OF THOSE WHO WANT TO RECEIVE THE REMISSION OF SINS
A. Acts 2:38 B. Acts 3:19
II. REPENTANCE IS REQUIRED OF CHRISTIANS WHO SIN
A. In Acts 8:13 we read about the conversion of Simon. B. According to vs.14-19, Simon sinned when he wanted to buy a special ability that only the apostles had. C. Peter told Simon to repent (vs.20-23). D. Simon requested prayer on his behalf (vs.24).
III. REPENTANCE IS REQUIRED OF CHURCHES THAT SIN
A. The Lord told the church in Ephesus to repent (Revelation 2:1-7). B. The Lord told the church in Pergamos to repent (Revelation 2:12-17). C. The Lord told the church in Thyatira to repent (Revelation 2:18-29). D. The Lord told the church in Sardis to repent (Revelation 3:1-6). E. The Lord told the church in Laodicea to repent (Revelation 3:14-22).
1. The Bible clearly teaches that "the Lord requires everyone to repent." 2. He requires everyone to repent because He is "not willing that any should perish" (2 Peter 3:9). 3. Those who refuse to repent will perish (Luke 13:3, 5). 4. Those who repent cause joy to be experienced in heaven (Luke 15:10).