Sunday, January 16, 2011
The Christian Life is a Penitent Life
In preparing to preach this morning in the gathering of Cypress Lake Baptist Church, I am reminded of our need of continued repentance in the Christian life. In Luke 3:8 John warns those who are being baptized to "bear fruits in keeping with repentance."This is not something that was only for his day. Today the Christian is to continue to repentant and bear fruit. In 1 John 3:4-7 the apostle John writes, "Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous." Beloved, if we are to be true followers of Christ, then we must also be continually penitent of our ongoing rebellion.