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Relentless Repentance - Part 2 ()

Steve Lane, March 30, 2014
Part of the An Individual Message series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

2014-03-30
Relentless Repentance - Part 2
Steve Lane

Review - Spiritual Growth
God has a specific desire for us... That Christ be formed in us Romans 8:29 Col 1:28-29

We know then this transformation and growth happens by the Holy Spirit through the ministry of the body; Teaching, preaching, worship, fellowship and even books.

Through personal bible reading, meditating and study... prayer... trials... discipline... blessing... Faith...

There is a common barrier or blocking point to our being conformed to the image of Christ

Job Considered by all a righteous man. Now he will know God

Relentless repentance - Are we willing to get to the bottom of it.
Take a deeper look Psalm 139:23-24, 1-7 Psalm 26:2-3
Matt 3:8 Real change.

The Fatal Flaw
Peters brashness is legendary. From the mount of transfiguration to correcting Jesus to denying Jesus. Maybe even walking on the water.
We see a different Peter at the renstatement yet we see some of the old Peter poping up in Acts.

But by the time we get to the Peter later in the NT we see a great and humble man who has continued to grow throughout his life 1 and 2 Peter. If anybody had fatal flaws it was Peter

Remember Jephtah from Judges 11?

Key to Job’s on going effectiveness, growth and relationship with God and others.
Job 1:1, 31:24-29, 42:1-6

The perfecting of the righteous man
Proverbs 24:16
He stands back up through repenting

Warnings
Matt 13:14-15

Repentance and intimacy
Luke 15:20-24
Careful... repenting is not to change our circumstances but to be right with God

Repenting
Remember Job and Peter... not just for major rebellion Ongoing conforming to the image of Christ
Psalm 51
Job begins to see Job 40:4-5 Now Job sees! Job 42:1-6

Closing 2Chron 7:13-15

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