Tonight’s study will be on the topic of repentance and faith, from the Westminster Shorter Catechism, question and answer 86-87.

Q86. What is faith in Jesus Christ?

A86. Faith in Jesus Christ is a saving grace, whereby we receive and rest upon him alone for salvation, as he is offered up in the gospel.

Q87. What is repentance unto life?

A86. Repentance unto life is a saving grace, whereby a sinner, out of a true sense of his sin, and apprehension of the mercy of God in Christ, doth, with grief and hatred of his sin, turn from it unto God with full purpose of, and endeavor after new obedience.

Here is a brief and helpful outline from Calvin Knox Cummings book entitled, “Confessing Christ”. It is from chapter 3,

Chapter 3: Repentance and Faith

  1. Repentance
    1. Admission of sin
    2. Sorrow for sin
    3. Turning from sin to righteousness
    4. The fruit of repentance
  1. Faith
    1. Based upon knowledge
    2. A conviction
    3. Trust

“Faith is doing nothing and receiving everything”

  1. Evidence of saving faith is good works (Ephesians 2:10)