Faith and Repentance – Luke 13:1-5

Repentance.

What was the foremost subject in the preaching of John the Baptist? (Rome, Jesus, the Kingdom, himself)

What was the foremost exhortation in John’s preaching? (Joyfulness, glory, rebellion, repentance).

What was the foremost subject in the early preaching of Christ? (Rome, John, the Kingdom, Himself)

What was the foremost exhortation in Jesus’ earliest preaching? (Joyfulness, glory, rebellion, repentance)

When Christ sent His disciples out in their early ministry, what was their primary exhortation? (Joy, faith, repentance, godliness)

After Christ’s death and resurrection what did He command His disciples to preach? (Joy, faith, repentance, godliness)

What was Peter’s exhortation on the Day of Pentecost? (Believe, trust, join up, repent) What two exhortations summarized Paul’s ministry? (Look up and get ready; clean up and get ready; repent and trust; join up and start tithing)

What is it that God has “commanded all men everywhere” to do? (Pray, believe, sacrifice, repent)

What will happen to those who refuse to obey these exhortations? (Peace, joy, judgment, death)

How prominent was the preaching of repentance in the days of the New Testament? (Prominent, very prominent, not prominent, absent)

Has the need for repentance diminished since the days of Christ?

In your estimation how prominent is repentance in general Christianity? (Prominent, very prominent, not prominent enough, absent).

In your estimation is repentance as prominent in our church as it ought to be?

If repentance, by definition, involves a change, using the prodigal son as an illustration, repentance involves (a change of condition, a change of mind, a change of heart, a financial change)

When Peter preached repentance on the Day of Pentecost, he exhorted his hearers to have a change of mind in regard to what? (Their condition, Christ Jesus, the Romans, the things of God in general)

What relationship does repentance have to our emotions? (None, some, lots, it’s all about emotions)

Do tears over sin prove the existence of repentance? (No, maybe, probably, absolutely)

Does a lack of tears about sin prove a lack of repentance? (No, maybe, probably, absolutely)

“Now I rejoice, not that ye were made ___________, but that ye sorrowed to ________________: for ye were made _________________ after a ______________ manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.

What did the prodigal son do when he came to his senses? (He got a job; he demanded that his friends repay him; he turned and returned home; he killed himself)

In Luke 18:13 the repenting publican did what? (Beat himself up; confessed that he was a sinner; prayed; killed himself)

If repentance involves turning to God, from what do we turn away? (Our way, our thoughts, our sins, ourselves)

What is NOT a part of Biblical repentance? (Change of heart and mind; sorrow for sin; a desire to leave sin; a desire for the holy God)

Is it true that some believe that dead people can eventually be saved from their sins?

Can a dead person repent? Can a spiritually dead person repent?

When a sinner repents, what is the source of that repentance? (His heart, his liver, his brain, Jehovah)

What earthly means might God use to produce repentance in a sinner? (The gospel, preaching, prayers of others, the common goodness of God)

What does repentance produce? (Salvation, joy in Heaven; grace, peace)

What must take place in a sinner before he has the ability to repent? (Regeneration, salvation; sorrow; fear)

Faith

What was the thing which Christ most praised in the Syro-Phoenician woman? (Repentance, beauty, faith, generosity)

What was the second most prevalent thing she displayed? (Pride, perseverance, charm, intelligence)

How are these two things related?

What did the centurion of Matthew 8 have which exceeded the same in most Israelites? (Repentance, strength, generosity, faith)

What was the second most prevalent thing that he displayed (Pride, money, humility, intelligence)

How are these two things related?

What is the relationship between faith and knowledge? (There is none, knowledge always depends on faith; faith rests upon facts; the two depend on each other)

Which of the following are a part of Biblical faith? (Assent, ascent, suspicion, irresolution)

Which of the following are a part of Biblical faith? (Nay, Lord; yea, Lord; hey, Lord; may I Lord?)

Is an intellectual acknowledgment of God the same as faith in Him?

How does Hebrew 11:6 relate to the previous question? (Faith is knowledge; faith connects to God; faith pleases God; faith enables our understanding of God)

Which of the following has nothing to do with faith in Christ? (Knowledge of His claims, agreement with these claims; acceptance of these claims; resting on these claims)

What is the relationship between faith and prayer? (No relationship; interdependence; dependence; I don’t know)

Must we understand how God will keep His promises before we can believe those promises?

What is the relationship between faith and serving God? (No relationship, interdependence, dependence, I don’t know).

“Whatsoever is not of…………………………………… is sin.”

There is (no merit; some merit, great merit) in faith when it doesn’t accomplish anything..

Is it true that some believe that dead people can eventually be saved from their sins?

Can a person be a child of God apart from faith?

Can a dead person believe on Christ?

Can a spiritually dead person have faith?

Who is the author of faith? (Our teacher; our pastor, the Saviour; ourselves)

“Faith is a …………………. of God.”

Faith is a “product” of ………………. (Education, prayer, faith, the Holy Spirit)

Faith in a Christian grows in proportion to how much it feeds upon (Intelligence, the Word of God, godly fellowship; church)

Which of the following are not related to our faith in God? (Peace, joy, assurance, service)

What might we be able to do if we had greater faith in the Lord? (Move mountains, uproot trees, see the wicked saved, bring glory to God)

“………… ………………. are possible to him that believeth.”