Next Step Questions
1. The gospel is an announcement – meaning it’s good news, not good advice. What’s the difference between following religious advice and receiving good news?
2. Repentance isn’t a shame-driven call to do better, but an invitation to realign our lives under the reign of God’s love. Has your experience of repentance been more driven by shame and fear or God’s pursuing love?
Practice: Pay Attention
Since repentance is an invitation to living under the reign of God’s love, spend some time this week asking God to align your heart to his kingdom reign. What are the competing kingdoms that compete for your allegiance? Where is there a need to have your heart reoriented towards Jesus?