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April 14, 2022

What Is Real Repentance? (Part 2): Episode 741

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What Is Real Repentance? (Part 2): Episode 741

Repenting for real, plus signs of a healthy dating relationship, and should you leave a church over theological differences?

Featured musical artist:  David Dunn 

Roundtable: Signs of True Repentance (Part 2)

Repentance is an important part of the Christian life, and because we’re all sinners, we should be experts at repenting, right? The truth is, living in genuine repentance is harder than you think. Pastor Mark Bates and professional counselor Tim Sanford talk about how to recognize true repentance in ourselves and others. In part two of our discussion, they address whether ministry leaders can be reinstated after showing repentance, choosing to forgive someone who has sinned against you, and finding victory over strongholds.    

Link to Counseling Services 

Culture: Are You Dating the Right Person? 

As a mentor mom who loves seeing God write young adults’ love stories, Rhonda Stoppe has a lot of real-world dating advice. In this thought-provoking discussion, she shares some vital tips for knowing if the person you’re dating is someone you should marry. She’ll address the topics of kindness, purity, evaluating your motives and more.    

Links to Article: 10 Christian Dating Advice Tips to Pursue a Godly Relationship    

Inbox: Questioning a Church Leader’s Theology

She recently broke up with her boyfriend after learning that he and his family believe in “open theism.” Since his dad is a church leader, she’s now questioning whether or not it’s time to leave the church they all attend. Pastor Mark Bates addresses the problematic nature of theological differences and what to do when you’re torn about leaving a church you love.    

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