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2 Corinthians 7:10

True Repentance

OUTLINE:
A call to sinners …
I. To Godly Grief
A. Productive Sorrow
B. And Its Source
II. To Genuine Repentance
A. Reconsider Everything
B. Turn to God
C. Be Forgiven
III. To a Sanctified Life
A. Consider Your Ways
B. Turn to God
C. Grow in Grace
1. Die to Sin
2. Live to Righteousness
… to a life of joy.

Heidelberg Catechism
Lord’s Day 33

88 Q. What is the true repentance or conversion of man?
A. It is the dying of the old nature and the coming to life of the
new.
89. Q. What is the dying of the old nature?
A. It is to grieve with heartfelt sorrow that we have offended
God by our sin,
and more and more to hate it and flee from it.
90. Q. What is the coming to life of the new nature?
A. It is a heartfelt joy in God through Christ,
and a love and delight to live according to the will of God in all
good works.
91. Q. But what are good works?
A. Only those which are done out of true faith,
in accordance with the law of God,
and to His glory, and not those based on our own opinion or on
precepts of men.