Luke 6: 43 – 44  ”No good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does as bad tree bear good fruit; for each tree is know by its own fruit.” 

We talked earlier about the word “repentance.” Repentance is a process. It is not a one time event. We need to repent every time we sin. To repent means we not only have faith but that we put that faith to work. We are called not only to believe but to live it out. Repentance means our thoughts, words, and deeds are totally different. We are no longer filled with hate, but now we are filled with love. We no longer seek revenge but we now forgive. We are kind, gentle, generous, and caring. We show love and respect to everyone we in come in contact with. Repentance, turning from sin is as much an outward expression as it is an inward one. Faith in God shows that is alive and well by practicing a Christ - like life.   Amen.