I have always been captivated by the fact that Jesus’ first instruction to his audience when preaching the gospel was “Repent!” (Mark 1:15). ”Repent” is not a word often used in common contemporary English. Worse still, I’m afraid it’s not a word we use enough in the contemporary church either. From the beginning, turn from our failures and missteps has characterized the life of those who have seen God as deliverer and savior. Repentance is the work of God that prepares us for His gospel in and through us.
How could this apply to churches and missions organizations?