Approach: Reading several passages that speak of repenting / repentance..

Hermeneutic objective: Practicing the skill of observation. The more you observe, the less you need to interpret, and the more accurately you can apply.

Theological objective: Repentance is part of the normal process of sanctification. As you learn more about being holy as God is holy, you gain a greater sensitivity to sin, and you make amends as you make changes from the knowledge gained.

However, genuine repentance results in making real changes in moral standard and behavior.

Bible study is essential to learn about God’s holy standard and to remind us of what we forget. Through these means, a Christian learns more about the objective facts about God, His Son, His Spirit and His moral standard which, in turn, teaches one about sin and about themselves and how one may grow in faith and holiness.