REPENT!, Renounce, Reform, Repeat
We could also call this the “4R” program for short. This is a way I see as leading to nice Spiritual growth in Christ Jesus and conquering sin.
Hello Readers, hope all’s well. Today I have a general post about Christianity. I thought about whether this post belonged in the Do Not Fear the End Times series, and I decided that no, it doesn’t. It’s a lone post off on its own, in the “General Christianity’ category.
Today I’m introducing a method of approaching our Christian Walk. I call it: “REPENT!, Renounce, Reform, Repeat.” We could also call this the “4R” program for short. This is a way I see as leading to nice Spiritual growth in Christ Jesus and conquering sin. If we spend our lives working through the four steps of REPENT!, Renounce, Reform, and Repeat, we should make nice progress on our Christian Walk. We should in most cases, anyway.
I know that no human-made program will work equally for everyone, but I like this 4R method and think it’s solid. So read on, and see what you think.
So the first step in our four-step process is to REPENT!
Jesus died for our sins on the cross. He took on the punishment that we deserve-a gruesome death. He was completely innocent, He was perfect and never sinned (Hebrews 4:15). And yet He was executed in the most painful and humiliating way possible. He did all this for us so that we don’t need to suffer the same fate. We don’t need to suffer the eternal death we deserve for our sins. Jesus Christ already paid the price for us, an insurmountably high price we could never hope to afford.
There’s no need to despair-the forgiveness of the Blood of Jesus Christ is always available to us, if only we’ll take it!
(8) You are saved by God’s grace because of your faith. This salvation is God’s gift. It’s not something you possessed. (9) It’s not something you did that you can be proud of.
Ephesians 2:8–9 (CEB)