(Note: During the Lenten Season City Church will be blogging about Lent and our journey to Holy Week [April 9th – April 16]. I will be linking to the blog posts here on my blog page but you can find each blog post on our City Church website. Our hope is that each of these blog/articles will be an encouragement to you as you journey through the Lenten season as well.) Today’s post is offered by our Pastor Emeritus, Pastor Jack Carter.
Lent Day 13: Repentance
The primary word for “repentance” in the Greek text is “metanoia”, which means “change of mind” or “be converted”. Repentance includes the decision by the whole man to turn around, which is neither a purely outward turning nor a merely intellectual change of ideas. “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” “Repent, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sin.” Thus, the call to repentance is a call to discipleship: faith and discipleship are both aspects of true repentance.