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Day 1 - Suggested Reading [Repentance]

Updated: Jan 10, 2023

Day 1 (Solemn Assembly)


Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out,


From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”


The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.


And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.


The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,


If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.


If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.


Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?


No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.


When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, “Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life.”


I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”


Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.


Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.


And saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”


Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.


God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.


Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.


“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”


Correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth,


For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.


For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” But you were unwilling,


And that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.


But declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance.


Testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.


Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you.


“But if a wicked person turns away from all his sins that he has committed and keeps all my statutes and does what is just and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die. None of the transgressions that he has committed shall be remembered against him; for the righteousness that he has done he shall live. Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord God, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live?


Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”


As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us.


John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.


For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord God; so turn, and live.”


Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.


“I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.


Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”


And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.


Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him,


So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent.


“Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, declares the Lord God. Repent and turn from all your transgressions, lest iniquity be your ruin. Cast away from you all the transgressions that you have committed, and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! Why will you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord God; so turn, and live.”


But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.


And rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.


Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,

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