Characteristics of a Church That Embraces Repentance - Paul Carrington
What are characteristics of a church that embraces repentance?
Paul Carrington explains in this video that a repentant church is a humble church and is sincere about conforming to the Word of God. It involves a group of people that not only hear the Word but actually do what Scripture commands. Such a church desires to closely align their lives with Scripture.
Conversely, a church that is devoid of the Holy Spirit will not repent or experience true reformation. Love also becomes predominant within the church, among the family, and to others outside of the church. The church now desires to proclaim salvation to others.
James 1:22-25 (NKJV) - "But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does."
Paul Carrington is a member of Hope Baptist Church in Wake Forest, NC, where he attends with his wife Melinda and their six children - four girls and two boys. He and his wife have been married since 1997. Paul currently works as an executive for a global cloud computing company, managing the Carolinas and Virginia. Previously, Paul has served as a missionary in Kenya and the Dominican Republic, primarily involved in evangelism. Along with his family, Paul continues to engage via ministry at the abortion clinic, open-air preaching and street evangelism.
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