Saturday, December 29, 2007

Sermon outline for tomorrow PM

Ancaster Canadian Reformed Church
Rev. George van Popta—December 30th, 2007
Readings: Isaiah 57:14-21; Matthew 3
Text: Lord's Day 33
Sermon: Ongoing Repentance and Conversion

AS CHRISTIANS, WE LIVE LIVES OF ONGOING REPENTANCE AND CONVERSION

1. The nature…; 2. The parts…; 3. The goal… of repentance and conversion

1. The nature of repentance and conversion.
  • Whom does Lord's Day 33 have in mind? The unbeliever? Or the Christian?
  • What is significant about these Q&As being in the Third Part of the HC?
  • What special emphasis does the word "repentance" have?
  • What special emphasis does the word "conversion" have?
  • What's the relationship between the two?
2. The parts of repentance and conversion.
  • dying…
    • grieving that we have sinned
    • hatred of sin
    • flight from sin
  • coming to life...
    • joy in Christ
    • love for the will of God
    • obedient living (good works)
3. The goal of repentance and conversion.
  • what is … the source of good works:
  • …the norm of good works:
  • …the aim of good works:
  • Can the believer live in this way?
  • What two wrong ideas need we always to guard ourselves against?



  • Is living this way more than just a possibility?

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