»» But the fruit of the Spirit is – The contrast to living according to the flesh is living by the
»» Rejoicing in heaven over one sinner that repents – God is ecstatic about us repenting and reconciling our relationship with him.
Mark 9:42-48 | MOTIVATED TO AVOID HELL
»» If your hand causes you to sin…cut it off – Jesus is radial about us dealing with sin.
»» Better to have one eye than to be thrown into hell – If we do not deal with our sin, we will
be thrown into hell.
Acts 3:19 | MOTIVATED TO BE PERSONALLY REFRESHED
»» Repent and turn to God that your sins might be wiped out – God provides a solution for our sin when we repent…the Cross. We will study this out next time we meet together.
»» Times of refreshing may come from the Lord – When we deal with our sin the way that
God teaches us, we will be refreshed.
Titus 2:11–14 | MOTIVATED BY THE CROSS
»» For the grace of God has appeared – Studying what happened at the cross helps us to
recognise how much God loves us and what he has done for us.
»» Say “No” to ungodliness and live godly lives – It motivates us to reject evil and serve God.
»» Jesus Christ gave himself for us to redeem us – Jesus’ choice to die for us provides the
sacrifice needed to give us a new life.
2 Peter 3:8-14 | MOTIVATED TO PLEASE GOD
»» The Lord wants everyone to come to repentance – God desires to restore his relationship
with all of us as we repent of the things that have separated us from him.
»» You ought to live holy and godly lives – Repentance is a complete transformation. We
stop living for ourselves and we live a life that pleases God.
»» Make every effort to be found spotless – We do whatever it takes to be right with God.
»» Godly sorrow brings repentance – Genuine sorrow leads to transformation.
»» Worldly sorrow brings death – If we only “feel bad” but do not repent, it leads to the
same destruction that we read about in Mark 9.
»» See what this godly sorrow has produced in you…
–– Earnestness: Strong determination to get right with God.
–– Eagerness to clear yourself: Desire to be open and confess sin.
–– Indignation: Righteous anger directed at Satan and sin.
–– Alarm: Urgent fear of the danger that sin creates.
–– Longing: Deep craving for reconciliation with God and a pure heart.
–– Concern: For those whom sin hurts, including God.
–– Readiness to see justice done: Taking responsibility for sin. Willing to own the consequences and implications of actions.
QQ: With the sin you have shared, what will repentance look like for you?
»» Repent and turn to God – Godly sorrow requires that we keep our eyes on God.
»» Demonstrate their repentance by their deeds – Repentance can be seen! The people
around you should see a change in your behaviour as you repent.