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Our Biggest Problem: Sin & Our Need To Get Right With God
We have seen that mankind's biggest problem is SIN - the fact we were born rebels, who want to go our own way and don't want to have anything to do with God.
If we want to have a relationship with God and find our crucial needs met by him, we need to deal with the problem of our sinful nature that wants to go its own way. The Bible word for dealing with sin is REPENTANCE.
The Meaning Of Repentance
REPENTANCE= turning from going my own rebellious way and turning to go God's way. It involves three things -
• A Change of MIND - I admit it was my sin that put Jesus on the Cross
• A Change of HEART - I want to go God's way, not my old rebellious way
• A Change of BEHAVIOUR - I surrender my life to God and go God's way instead of my way
We Cannot Change Ourselves
This is not something we can do for ourselves. It takes a supernatural work of the Holy Spirit to show us our sinfulness, that Christ died on the Cross to pay the penalty for our sins to put us right with God, and that by his death and resurrection he dealt with the problems of sin, suffering and death.
To find out more about repentance, go to REPENTANCE: What is it?