Through Repentance To Faith 🔥 Laying The Foundation Part 3



Derek Prince Sermons: Through Repentance to Faith: This is an original Bible Study, teaching by Derek Prince. In this comprehensive series, Derek Prince walks you step by step through this essential foundational building process.

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This Definition Will Change Your Life

Chapters:
0:00 Introduction, proclamation & recap
5:09 The doctrinal foundation of the Christian faith
10:33 The full meaning of repentance
16:54 What happens when you truly repent?
21:06 Far too little is said today about the need for repentance
28:13 What did Jesus preach about repentance?
37:01 God now commands all men everywhere to repent
45:13 You cannot repent unless God turns you
50:34 What is Biblical faith?

Table of Contents:
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I. Introduction
A. Laying the foundation
1. Confrontation
2. Revelation
3. Acknowledgment
4. Confession
B. To build on a foundation, you must hear and do
1. The Bible—the written Word
2. Jesus—the living Word
C. Authority and power of God’s Word
1. Proceeds from Author, Holy Spirit
2. Through the written and spoken Word
D. You cannot love God more than you love His Word
II. The Doctrinal Foundation
A. Six foundation doctrines (Heb. 6: 1–3)
1. Repentance from dead works
2. Faith toward God
3. Doctrine of baptisms
4. Laying on of hands
5. Resurrection of the dead
6. Eternal judgment
B. First, lay the foundation; then go on to build upon it
III. Repentance From Dead Works
A. Dead works
1. All things not done out of faith or obedience
2. Not necessarily sin
B. Repentance:
1. Greek: To change your mind (a decision)
2. Hebrew: To turn back, return (an action)
3. Faith comes after repentance
C. Perfect example: The Prodigal Son (Luke 15: 17–20)
1. He came to himself—a moment of truth
2. He made a decision—changed his mind
3. He turned around—acted it out
D. False repentance: remorse
1. Judas Iscariot: Remorseful but no change or repentance (Matt. 27: 3–5)
2. You can pass the place of repentance
3. Esau despised his birthright (Heb. 12: 14–17)
IV. Repentance Preceded By Faith
A. John the Baptist (Matt. 3: 1–3)
B. Jesus
1. Mark 1: 14–15
2. Luke 24: 46–47
C. Peter (Acts 2: 37–38)
D. Paul
1. All men everywhere (Acts 17: 30)
2. Acts 20: 20–21
E. Universal rebellion requires universal repentance (Is. 53: 6)
V. Repentance Originates With God
A. God starts the turning process
1. Psalm 80: 3, 7, 19
2. Lamentations 5: 21
B. One alternative to repentance: perish (Luke 13: 1–5)
VI. Faith
A. Comes from, relates to, God’s Word (Rom. 10: 17)
Faith comes only through the Word of God
B. Hebrews 11: 1
1. Faith is a substance
2. On that substance is built hope
C. Definitions:
1. Faith: A present substance in the heart (Rom. 10: 10)
2. Hope: A future expectation in the mind (1 Thess. 5: 8). Be an optimist
D. Faith relates to the unseen
1. The unseen reality is the Word of God (Heb. 11: 3)
2. Faith and sight are exclusive of each other (2 Cor. 5: 7)
3. Believe first, then see (John 11: 39–40)
E. Faith is primarily character
1. Faithfulness or loyalty expresses this best
2. Continuing with Jesus (Luke 22: 28), i.e. commitment
3. Faith is a commitment to a person (2 Tim. 1: 12)
F. Faith is secondarily doctrine
It must be confessed (Matt. 10: 32–33; Rom. 10: 10)
G. Confession relates us to Jesus as High Priest
1. Hebrews 3: 1
2. Hebrews 4: 14
3. Hebrews 10: 21–23
H. Faith will be tested
1. James 1: 2–4
2. 1 Peter 1: 6–7
3. We have two options:
a. To side with our senses against Scripture
b. To side with Scripture against our senses
c. Pattern of Abraham (Rom. 4: 16–22)
I. Faith is the only basis for righteous living
1. Romans 1: 17
2. Romans 14: 23

Videos in this Series:

1. Founded on the Rock
2. Authority and Power of God’s Word
3. Through Repentance to Faith
4. Faith and Works
5. Immersion in Water
6. Immersion in the Spirit
7. Transmitting God’s Power
8. At the End of Time
9. Resurrection of the Body
10. Final Judgment

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