Repentance is not something you just do to become a Christian, but something you do to grow as a Christian
I remember as child, my mother’s frustration when I would say ‘sorry’ after doing something wrong. ‘No you’re not’, she would say, ‘otherwise you’d stop doing it!’ Sometimes we are sorry but not repentant, and there is a huge difference. Repentance is agreeing with God that we are like sheep, wanting to go our own way, but that He knows best. It’s saying, ‘whatever, wherever, whenever’, and putting our own petty agendas on the back burner.
I have only come across Mars Hill Church and Mark Driscoll very recently, recommended by another blogger in Singapore. I guess Driscoll is well known in the US but here in Britain not so as yet… His podcast is now one of my favourites. It’s refreshing to hear a man who is unafraid of preaching on repentance, hell and tough stuff! If we don’t hear this then we will be lesser for it and further from Christ.