Author Archives: Jim Holbeck

About Jim Holbeck

Once an Industrial Chemist working for the Queensland Government but later an Anglican minister in Brisbane, Armidale and Sydney. Last position for eighteen years before retirement in 2006 was as the Leader of the Healing Ministry at St Andrew's Cathedral Sydney.

231. REPENTANCE. How do we pray expressing our repentance to God?

Having completed some articles on repentance I thought that it might be helpful to include some prayers that might help those who wanted to confess their sins to God in repentance. Such prayers don’t have to be expressions of brilliant … Continue reading

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230. Summary of My Recent Articles on Repentance

It may be in some churches around the world that if the preacher began the sermon with the word “Repent!” there would be quite different reactions or responses to it. There would be some who might think, “How rude. I’m … Continue reading

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229. Repentance in the Book of Revelation. The message for today!

If there is no mention of the word “repent” in the epistles of John, he certainly makes up for it in the Book of Revelation where it is mentioned 12 times! The book begins with these words, Rev 1:1 “The … Continue reading

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228. REPENTANCE. The apostle John urges repentance for everyone in his epistles

The word “repentance” does not seem to appear in John’s epistles. However there are connections. In the epistles he uses the word “confess” to make the same sort of plea to his readers to turn from their sin to God. … Continue reading

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227. REPENTANCE. Lessons from the writer to the Hebrews. A Personal testimony of a transformed life

He staggered out of the room in which we had just previously had lunch together. He was ashen faced and trembling violently! During lunch he had asked me a question from Hebrews 6. I had given him some sort of … Continue reading

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226. REPENTANCE. Saul the Persecutor became Paul the Preacher of Repentance

Paul preached about repentance If repentance involves turning to God then Saul of Tarsus must have truly repented. He changed from being Saul, a persecutor of the church to being Paul, a preacher of the church. Late in his ministry … Continue reading

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225.REPENTANCE IN THE MINISTRY OF THE EARLY CHURCH. St Peter’s messages remain a challenge to us today!

Peter preached repentance.  The early church began on the day of Pentecost with a challenging message by Peter the apostle. In a sermon designed not to ‘win friends and influence people’, he told them to change their ways! Not only … Continue reading

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