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Repentance and Faith: LCS module 2

Having met Christ, we need to live our life in him. The second module, entitled “Living Christ,” is about living the life that God intends for all who profess to follow Jesus. It starts with our turning away from our old lives. Then we need to live the way of God, summed up in the two greatest commandments of love of God and love of neighbor.

Repentance and Faith is the proper response of one who has known God’s love, who accepts Jesus as Lord, and who desires to live a life in the Spirit. Repentance and faith is a double-action response that goes together. Repentance involves a turning away from sin, wrongdoing and running our own lives, and a turning to a life of obedience to God. Faith, in turn, is belief in Jesus as our personal Savior.

Loving God is the first and greatest commandment. This talk explains in detail what it really means to love God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength. To truly love God is a high ideal, and Jesus himself is our model.

Loving Neighbor, together with loving God, forms the core of the Christian life. The talk contrasts God’s love with the world’s idea of love. Love is not only having positive feelings, not always saying “yes,” not defensive, not self-seeking or manipulative. Rather, Christian love is connected with keeping God’s commandments and means a self-sacrificial love, best exemplified by Jesus himself. On the practical level, Christian love means committed service to our fellow men.

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