As John the Baptist called the people of his day to prepare the way of the Lord through repentance, so too you must prepare your heart for the gift of Jesus through repentance. In part 2 of Christmas 2019: Celebrate Your Savior, Pastor Dan Cox reads from Matthew 3:1-12.
Some Context First…
Repentance: A change of mind that results in a change of behavior.
Kingdom of Heaven: The rule of God over the universe…the earth…the church…and your heart.
Understanding the Text
- Change your mind about your sin (3:1-3)
- Confess your sin (3:4-6)
- Change your behavior by the power of the Spirit (3:7-12)
Repentance as a Way of Life
Applying the Text
- Change your mind about Christ
- Practice repentance as a way of life
- Rely on the Holy Spirit’s power to change your life