A Serious Exhortation To Repentance
As some of you know I have been reading through Thomas Watson’s book “The Doctrine of Repentance” with a friend. This is an excellent book and well worth your time to read. One of the most recent chapters that I have read (chapter 6 – A serious exhortation to repentance) was just mind boggling good. So, over the next several blog posts I am going to be giving you Watson’s points through this chapter as he wrote them. The game plan is for me to give you his out line on this post, and then in subsequent posts give you what he wrote as we go through his outline. I hope you enjoy this information and find it as encouraging and convicting as I did.
I. Repentance Is Necessary
II. Repentance Is Necessary For All Persons
1. Repentance is necessary for great ones .
2. Repentance is necessary for the flagitious sinners in the nation.
3. Repentance is necessary for the cheating crew.
4. Repentance is necessary for civil persons.
5. Repentance is needful for hypocrites.
6. Repentance is necessary for God’s own people.
a. Repent of your rash censuring.
b. Repent of your vain thoughts.
c. Repent of your vain fashions.
d. Repent of your decays in grace.
e. Repent of your non-improvements of talents.
f. Repent of your forgetfulness of sacred vows.
g. Repent of your unanswerableness to blessings received.
h. Repent of your worldliness.
i. Repent of your divisions.
j. Repent for the iniquity of your holy things.
III. Repentance Is Necessary For All Sins