A Survey of Mark 6:7-13, Part II
A continuation of last week’s guest post from Cameroon.
Is repentance a central behavior and practice in my life and ministry?
Jesus sent His disciples to preach repentance and faith: “So they went and proclaimed that people should repent” (Mark 6:12, ESV). Every Gospel proclamation that does not have repentance as its core or as its basis is a false Christian message.
Recently, Dr. Stacy has sent a brochure of Dr. Mark L. Bailey to us entitled the “Four Foundations of the Evangelical Theology”. In his booklet Dr. Bailey points out that soteriology and the necessity of new birth is foundational to an evangelical ministry. New birth begins by a radical change of heart, soul, mind and behavior that Jesus calls repentance. No one declares to be a Christian without having repented from his/her sins. No one is truly converted if he/she has not willfully and truthfully repented from his/her sins.
For us, to become like Jesus, repentance must remain at the center of our lives.
For us to lead like Jesus, repentance must remain at the heart of our mentoring ministry.
For us to follow after Jesus’s footstep, repentance must become an integral part of our daily walk.
Some questions to ponder:
- Is repentance a central behavior and practice in my life and ministry?
- Am I preaching repentance to those who do not know Jesus?
- In my mentoring ministry, do I place repentance as a key component?
- Is there any place in my life where I really need to repent right now?