What is saving faith? Part 9.

Jam 1:2-4; Rom 2:4; 2Ti 2:24-26; Jer 8:3-7; 26:1-3; Eze 14:6-8;18:30-32; Act 3:16-26;17:30-31;26:14-20; Mar 1:14-15.

PRCHR-12-151025 - length: 59:59 - taught on Oct, 25 2015

Class Outline:

John Farley
October 25, 2015



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Practical Christianity:
What is saving faith? Part 9.

JAM 1:2-4

No one is able to believe in Christ as their Savior apart from the work of the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit convicts the unbeliever of his need for the Savior.

The convicting ministry of the Holy Spirit to the unbeliever,
JOH 16:8-11

The Holy Spirit is working to bring about repentance in the heart of the unbeliever.

Repentance is a turning about or conversion.

To repent is
to turn around by changing one’s mind or heart.

Salvation repentance is a fundamental change in the hearts of men away from sin and towards God.

ISA 55:6-7

Repentance itself is also the gift of God. (ACT 5:31, 2TI 2:25)

Repentance occurs in the human heart in response to the Spirit’s activity of conviction.

ROM 2:4

2TI 2:24-26

Repentance: coming to your senses. Waking up. What the prodigal son finally did.

Repentance is turning one’s attitude away from the bad to the good.

away from sin
to God.

Repentance does not require prolonged anguish of soul, reforming one’s life, …

… or no longer sinning as a prior condition to saving faith.

Repentance in and of itself does not mean to change one’s conduct.

JER 8:3-7
JER 26:1-3

Repentance is the turning away from evil to the Lord God.

EZE 14:6-8
EZE 18:30-32

Repentance is the first movement of the heart of a man in response to the convicting work of the Holy Spirit.