The Power of A Repentant Heart
by Pastor Roy Esposito
Righteousness — God’s standard
Justice — Our adherence to that standard
Process — A system of operations in the production of something; a series of functions that bring about a result in a measured duration of time.
Matthew 11:28 — “Come to Me …”
Matthew 11:28-30(Passion Bible)
Coming/Turning — Repentance
Our Apostolic Call
1. To be fruitful.
2. To multiply that fruit.
3. To occupy all of creation.
Repentance is not about being sorry, guilty or penitent;
but about “coming” to the Lord!
1. Confess your flaws and shortcomings.
2. Confess also God’s goodness, love, mercy, willingness
and ability to change your reality.
Hebrews 11:6 — “… He will reward those who diligently seek Him.”
Daniel 9:3-23 — “Lord hear — Lord see — Lord FORGIVE — Lord listen and act!”
Forgiveness — 2nd element to building a strong house.
VS 12 — Aramaic — “Give us serenity as we also allow others serenity.”
“If there remains a debt that’s not released there is no freedom. A heart that’s not free has no time, energy or resource for anything but it’s own struggle.” — PR
Unforgiveness — a dam that blocks the flow of “the Living Water”.
“The spiritual life is not about climbing a ladder of perfection. It is the process of embracing one’s wounds in order to find and have access to the transforming power of God already in us through Jesus.” — PR
Galatians 5:22(Passion) “Divine Love in it’s varied expressions:
Joy that overflows
Peace that subdues
Patience that endures
Kindness in action
A life full of Virtue
Faith that prevails
Gentleness of heart and
Strength of spirit
Absurd (Latin — Surdus) — DEAF
Absurd Living — a life that is deaf to the Voice of Life who speaks to us in our silence.
Jesus taught us to pray in a manner through which we discover that prayer is more than saying something — it’s actually being something. — PR