Repentance Required from Us

Jesus Christ will help us through belief and baptism into his name, to conquer sin. For he made the only true and perfect sacrifice. How? Because he conquered sin by not obeying the flesh, but God. “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matt 4:4 compare with Deut 8:3). So we, too, must follow this example in order to live. That is why he said, “Repent all of you, for the kingdom is at hand”. We all need to repent from all our evil thinking. Look at John 5:24-32. We too must be bold, not bearing our own witness but that of Christ and the Father. “For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Tim 2:5). So we, too, in our Christian lives must be closer to Christ (Phil 2:1-9,14-16). “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus” (v 5). Jesus is our example which we must follow by repentance, then God will make us perfect in him. “Be ye holy, for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16; Eph 5:1-8).

“Sometime we were in darkness and now we are the children of light through Jesus Christ. Let us walk as the children of light, seeking things from above not things here on earth” (Col 3:1-7, 9-17). This is how we must exhort one another in order to conquer sin which was placing us far from God, but thanks be to God for sending His one and only begotten Son to die for our sins bringing us closer to God. It is His grace which gives us this free gift, otherwise we would have to perish in our sins. Therefore, brothers and sisters, let us not forget to pray, do good, communicate with one another and work hard to earn a living to help those in need.

Bro Kum Donatus Cheghe (Wum, Cameroon)

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