Sermon: Rinseand Repeat? Repent, Believe, Obey
The kingdom of
God comes. As we confess, it comes without our prayers, but we pray
that it may come to us and that we may rejoice in it.
kingdom has broken into this world, when we believe on Jesus, you’d
expect us to change.
words and deeds
Why doesn’t it
seem that much has changed?
jump to a worst case scenario
many parts of many days as if God were not true
Or maybe it seems
a lot has changed
lot more holy than some people
patient than those others
faithfully to the church
ourselves on the back - yet fall into sinful pride and arrogance
What will we do?
How does God’s kingdom come?
the instructions on shampoo? Lather, rinse, repeat?
about this biblical idea? Repent, Believe, Obey
before God and man
want to go down that path any more
forgiveness is for me
care lasts forever
is no sin that we can confess that Jesus will not forgive
is nothing that can separate a repentant heart from God.
hesitant about this one, but Ephesians 2:10 says God has prepared
good works for us.
will we love our neighbor as ourselves? By service. By obedience
show you my faith by trying to obey our Lord.
What happens when
we obey imperfectly?
get the idea that we will get it right.
Trust our Lord’s
Expect that He
will show mercy through us to our world, starting at home, in our
congregation, in our community, and in ever-spreading ripples.