“Jesus brings you a pathway from failure to joy.”

As disciples follow Jesus, listen to his words, and pray, they quickly encounter a problem: how often they fall short.  To be a disciple is to encounter your own failure—but to be a disciple is to walk the pathway from that failure to restoration, forgiveness, joy, and change: repentance.  Jesus’ encounter with a pharisee and a repentant woman teach us about repentance, why we need it, and how we can do it in our own lives daily.

Application Questions

1. How do you typically handle your guilt over doing something you shouldn’t have?  How do you think, feel, or act? 

2. When you do confess and repent (to God and others), why do you do it?  If you don’t confess and repent, why not?

3. Why do you think it’s true that the person who is forgiven much loves much?  How have you seen that at work in your own life?  

4. What practical ways can you encourage yourself to repent in your daily life?

Brian Colmery

Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.

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