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(re)pent: to change one’s mind

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From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “You must change your hearts—for the kingdom of Heaven has arrived.” (Matthew 4:17 J.B. Phillips)

From that time Jesus began to preach, crying out, Repent (change your mind for the better, heartily amend your ways, with abhorrence of your past sins), for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. (Matthew 4:17 Amplified)

Linking with The Sunday Community, Sunday Stillness, Still Sunday.

2 thoughts on “(re)pent: to change one’s mind”

  1. Kel, when I read this the other day I had the tail end of Kris Camealy’s Wholly Holey Holy book in mind (the one about Lent). I have been very convicted by it and was particularly taken with the meaning in the Greek of ‘repent’–the word Jesus used is metanoeo, literally meaning, “think differently after.” When we view Christ’s death on the cross and discover what that really means, we should ‘think differently after.’ That gives me a lot to chew onl

    I love how you keep serving up such thought provoking words!

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