Day 1 – Journey to the Cross – Pastor Kevin Lautar

Hello First Family!


The Code word for today is Change. Our attitude toward sin must change. The Bible uses the word Repentance to help us to understand how our attitudes are to change toward sin. Repentance means to change one’s mind toward something or a change of direction. The Greek word for Repentance is metanoia. This word gives us a picture of a soldier who is marching with his troop in formation and then about faces, or changes direction. A better illustration for us to understand today, Repentance is like a person who is driving down a street and realizes they are going the wrong direction and then does a U-turn to correct course.


Practically, repentance means that as we live our lives, when we realize we are sinning, we stop and change course. We leave the sin behind and live in a new way for the Lord. This is accomplished in three ways. First, evaluate your actions against God’s Word. 2 Timothy 3:16 teaches, “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;”  Second, if your sinning, decide to stop. Ephesians 4:1 exhorts, “Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called,” And, lastly, choose to replace that sin by pursuing Jesus. Jesus commands in John 14:15, “If you love Me, keep My commandments.”


As we grow as disciples, we will desire to obey His teachings more and more and choose ourselves, less and less. As we Journey to the Cross together, let us strive to change our attitudes toward sin and self, while at the same time thinking more and more about the commands of Jesus and applying them to our everyday lives. Pray today for a change of mind and heart concerning your sin. See ya tomorrow! God Bless!


Pastor Kevin

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