Episodes: Sin & Repentance

Sin & Repentance

  • Living Gracefully Among Sinners
    July 19, 2019 A Calm Heart in a Troubled World (Ps. 37)

    Evil actions and words affect our nation. They also affect our homes and relationships. Nancy helps you respond to evil in a way that brings glory to God. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 37:1-11
  • Take the Long View
    July 18, 2019 A Calm Heart in a Troubled World (Ps. 37)

    Rather than copy antics of evil people or grow discouraged, we need to look at the big picture. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 37:1-11
  • An Urgent Plea
    April 2, 2007 A Time for Tears: Jeremiah Speaks Today

    Have you ever noticed that some people seem to feel more deeply than others? They’re more troubled by the bad things they see around them. Read or Listen →

  • Pointing a Finger Inward
    April 4, 2007 A Time for Tears: Jeremiah Speaks Today

    It's so easy to find fault with the world that we live in, and with other believers, for that matter. Read or Listen →

  • The Calm After the Storm
    April 6, 2007 A Time for Tears: Jeremiah Speaks Today

    Our tears--if they are tears of repentance and true mourning over sin--do not go unnoticed by God. Those tears are precious to Him. Read or Listen →

  • How to Break Patterns of Sin
    January 14, 2010 Adding to Your Faith (2 Peter 1)

    Virtue. Does that word sound boring? Biblical writers used it to describe something strong and dynamic. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Peter 1
  • Courage to Embrace God's Calling
    December 14, 2009 Best of 2009

    What has God done for you in 2009? You’ll be invited to reflect on His goodness as Revive Our Hearts looks at highlights from the past year. Read or Listen →

  • A Time to Weep
    April 21, 2009 Call for the Wailing Women

    Getting comfortable with sin is like being in a burning house. Those inside need a loud, immediate warning. Read or Listen →

  • Wake Up
    April 20, 2009 Call for the Wailing Women

    Ten years ago tomorrow, our nation was reeling from news of school shootings in Littleton, Colorado. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Isaiah 32:9-18
  • Restoring Your Horizontal Relationships
    September 5, 2018 Celebrating Forty Years of God's Goodness

    Once you’re in a right relationship with the Lord, He begins to help you develop right relationships with others. Read or Listen →

  • During Temptation
    June 22, 2005 Crying Out

    When you're tempted to sin, where do you turn first? To your will power? A godly friend? Or to God? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 50:15
  • Battling Sin
    June 23, 2008 Esther: God's Woman at God's Time

    The law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus works in our lives, overcoming the pull, the gravity, the law of sin and death. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Esther 8
  • Why Was Eve Tempted?
    December 6, 2010 Food, Beauty, and Control: Three Snares Women Face (Bob Lepine)

    If you were in the Garden of Eden, would you have fallen for the serpent’s lies? The choices Eve faced are quite similar to temptations all of us face today. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Genesis 3:6
  • Are You Wearing Fig Leaves?
    March 12, 2010 Foundations of the True Woman Manifesto, Part 2

    Why are so many relationships marked by conflict? Nancy says you can trace conflict between men and women all the way back to the Garden of Eden. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Genesis 3:6-21
  • Trying to Quench a Thirst
    September 29, 2011 Freedom from the Snare of Adultery, with Susan Putnam

    The Bible speaks to every situation you’ll face. ROH helps you apply God’s Word to your relationships, finances, schedule and every other part of life. Read or Listen →

  • A Portrait of Personal Revival
    April 30, 2015 God's Power to Revive a Heart (Andrea Griffith)

    Confession is the key that unlocks the door to your bondage. To your captivity. It is the key that swings that gate wide open to set you free. Read or Listen →

  • A Portrait of Personal Revival
    June 21, 2011 God's Power to Revive a Heart (Andrea Griffith)

    Confession is the key that unlocks the door to your bondage. To your captivity. It is the key that swings that gate wide open to set you free. Read or Listen →

  • Bitterness Is Harbored Hurt
    May 1, 2015 God's Power to Revive a Heart (Andrea Griffith)

    Imagine being truly free. Not ruled by the bitterness of what others have done to you. Not ruled by guilt from you’ve done. Read or Listen →

  • Sowing and Reaping
    October 19, 2010 Habakkuk: Moving from Fear to Faith

    You may not be a farmer, but you’re still sowing and reaping every day. Nancy explains why it’s so important to be careful what you sow and reap. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Habakkuk 2
  • A Door of Hope
    October 8, 2014 Lessons from the Life of Joshua (Part 10): Rising from Defeat

    Memories of failure haunt each of us. It might sound cliche, but God can use your failure as a launching place for effectiveness in His kingdom. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Joshua 7
  • No Private Sin
    October 6, 2014 Lessons from the Life of Joshua (Part 10): Rising from Defeat

    Do you ever find yourself viewing prayer as a last resort? The thing you try when all the other books, programs, and advice fails? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Joshua 7
  • The Consequences of Coveting
    October 7, 2014 Lessons from the Life of Joshua (Part 10): Rising from Defeat

    Stories of people doing heroic things have always had a hold on imaginations. But we actually can relate more to characters who face failure. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Joshua 7
  • Finding True Rest
    August 29, 2014 Lessons from the Life of Joshua (Part 3): Trusting God for the Promised Land

    In a busy world, rest is a valued commodity. Vacation planners and drug companies promise to give you rest, but is it really something you can buy? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Hebrews 3-4
  • Is It Loving to Call Someone to Repentance?
    November 8, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 8: The Cure for a Lukewarm Faith (Laodicea)

    Repentance sounds like a negative word to today’s ears. Nancy says there actually is great joy and hope in repentance. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:14-22
  • Belief and Behavior
    September 6, 2017 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 4: Compromising Truth (Pergamum)

    When sin is allowed to flourish in the church, two groups of people need to repent: those committing the sin and those tolerating it. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:12-17
  • The Judgment of a Just God
    September 22, 2017 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 5: The Sin of Tolerance (Thyatira)

    When God acts as judge, He is never unjust. His judgment follows mercy that has been refused. Gain a clear understanding of God’s justice. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:18-29
  • Coming Out into the Light
    April 3, 2013 Lies Women Believe About Sin

    Nancy says in order for us to see our sin as God sees our sin, we have to be enlightened by the truth of God's Word. Read or Listen →

  • Small Holes Sink Big Ships
    April 2, 2013 Lies Women Believe About Sin

    Nancy says, in order for us to see our sin as God sees our sin, we have to be enlightened by the truth of God's Word. Read or Listen →

  • You Can Be Free From Sin
    April 5, 2013 Lies Women Believe About Sin

    When you play with fire, you risk getting burned. When you play with sin, you not only get burned but you singe everyone else around you. Read or Listen →

  • You Can Be Free from Condemnation
    April 4, 2013 Lies Women Believe About Sin

    Use Ignoring a stain on your clothes doesn't make it go away, and ignoring a sin or its consequences doesn't make it disappear either. Read or Listen →

  • You Can't Get Away with It
    April 1, 2013 Lies Women Believe About Sin

    Sin has no winners. No matter how harmless a sin may appear, there's only heartache waiting behind it. Read or Listen →

  • A Better World?
    August 5, 2015 Noah and the Flood: The Gospel in the Old Testament

    We are living in a time of incredible advances in technology. But does that really make a better world? An ancient story will give us perspective. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Genesis 6:4-12
  • A Glimmer of Hope
    August 3, 2015 Noah and the Flood: The Gospel in the Old Testament

    Maybe you've been hearing the story of Noah and the ark all your life. Get a fresh perspective—one that points you to the cross. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Genesis 5:1-2
  • Are There Giants in Your Land?
    August 4, 2015 Noah and the Flood: The Gospel in the Old Testament

    Terrorists. Crooked executives. Dictators. Sometimes it seems like the world is overwhelmed by evil men. But these are just men. They have no power against God. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Genesis 6:4-12
  • Faithful Under Pressure
    August 7, 2015 Noah and the Flood: The Gospel in the Old Testament

    Have you ever worked on a project that seemed to go on forever? It’s so hard to keep working when it seems like there’s no end in sight. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Genesis 5:28-29
  • Faithful Under Pressure
    June 29, 2011 Noah and the Flood: The Gospel in the Old Testament

    Have you ever worked on a project that seemed to go on forever? It’s so hard to keep working when it seems like there’s no end in sight. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Genesis 5:28-29
  • God's Patience
    August 6, 2015 Noah and the Flood: The Gospel in the Old Testament

    Do you ever get impatient with your kids? Just think of how patient God must be. He’s in charge of everybody on the whole planet. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Genesis 6:3
  • Have You Entered the Ark?
    August 10, 2015 Noah and the Flood: The Gospel in the Old Testament

    Doubt can be pretty convenient. If someone wants to live for himself and disobey God, he’ll probably ignore the evidence that points to God's salvation. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Genesis 7:11-12
  • Secure on the Ark
    August 11, 2015 Noah and the Flood: The Gospel in the Old Testament

    Does talk of God’s judgment fill you with fear? Learn how to face the future with confidence and peace. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Genesis 9:8-17
  • Secure on the Ark
    July 1, 2011 Noah and the Flood: The Gospel in the Old Testament

    Does talk of God’s judgment fill you with fear? Learn how to face the future with confidence and peace. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Genesis 6:17
  • I Am a Worm
    April 3, 2012 Psalm of the Cross (Psalm 22)

    I am a worm and not a man. It sounds like a simple statement of humility, but Nancy points out this statement from the Psalms means so much more. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 22
  • The Power of Confession
    July 23, 2013 Rebuilding After Pornography, with Pam & Tony Vuke

    What activity will make you feel terrified and free at the same time? Confession will. Nancy tells you why this activity is so important. Read or Listen →

  • Keep Me from Sin
    April 30, 2012 Remember Miriam

    Some behaviors, such as drug addiction, are not just sinful; they’re also taboo in the church. But it’s easy to get away with other types of sin. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Numbers 12
  • You Can Be Clean
    May 1, 2012 Remember Miriam

    Do you hate sin? When you are grieved over your own sin, it’s evidence that you truly know God. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Numbers 12
  • Returning Home
    July 4, 2007 Ruth: The Transforming Power of Redeeming Love

    We are grateful for independence, but when we try to gain independence from God, free to do things our own way, it causes a lot of trouble. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Ruth 1
  • An Unlikely Convert, Day 3
    February 9, 2016 Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert, with Rosaria Butterfield

    When Rosaria Butterfield came to know Christ, everything in her life got very complicated. She faced open hostility as her lifestyle began to radically change. Read or Listen →

  • Lighting a Dark World
    November 12, 2007 Seeking Him (week 10)—Sexual Purity: The Joy of Moral Freedom

    We see blatant sin gaining more and more acceptance. Do you ever wish you could go back to what seems to be an easier time? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Ephesians 5:1-8
  • Protecting Our Brothers
    November 13, 2007 Seeking Him (week 10)—Sexual Purity: The Joy of Moral Freedom

    Every day you are being offered a scam. Someone is trying to convince you to buy into his way of thinking about relationships. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
  • God's View of Sin
    October 5, 2007 Seeking Him (week 4)—Repentance: The Big Turn-Around

    Feeling sad that you’ve done something wrong isn’t the same as repentance. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Corinthians 7:8-11
  • I Repent
    October 3, 2007 Seeking Him (week 4)—Repentance: The Big Turn-Around

    Do you look at sin from your point of view or God’s point of view? Henry Blackaby says that question is crucial. Read or Listen →

  • One Vital Message
    October 1, 2007 Seeking Him (week 4)—Repentance: The Big Turn-Around

    The book of Revelation begins with messages to seven churches. In most cases, God says, “I have this against you.” Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Thessalonians 1:9
  • Ongoing Repentance
    October 2, 2007 Seeking Him (week 4)—Repentance: The Big Turn-Around

    How do you know whether you truly repented from some sin? Do you ever wonder if your confession was genuine? Read or Listen →

  • The One Great Tragedy
    October 4, 2007 Seeking Him (week 4)—Repentance: The Big Turn-Around

    Henry Blackaby says we often use the word believe when we should really be using the word repent. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Samuel 2:7-13
  • Repentance
    October 3, 2019 Seeking Him: Experiencing the Joy of Personal Revival

    A lot of us become pretty good at crafting nice-sounding apologies. But that’s different from true repentance. Read or Listen →

  • The Truth About Sexuality
    April 6, 2018 The Beauty of a Transformed Life, with Jackie Hill Perry

    Jackie avoided looking feminine and got into lesbian relationships. Then Christ transformed her. She discusses some of the important gender issues of our day. Read or Listen →

  • Psalm 126, Day 3
    May 25, 2016 The Cry of the Captives (Psalm 126)

    When’s the last time you wept in church? You’ve probably cried tears of joy, but what about tears of repentance? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 126:1-6
  • The Sinlessness of Christ
    March 9, 2015 The Incomparable Christ

    Do you believe Jesus sinned? Research shows that a surprisingly large amount of people don’t believe in the sinlessness of Christ. Read or Listen →

  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 24
    September 5, 2016 The Lord's Prayer

    How many people have prayed, "Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors"? You could no doubt count the number in the millions. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Matthew 6:5-15
  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 25
    September 6, 2016 The Lord's Prayer

    Most people avoid guilt at all costs. Adults go to counseling to get rid of it. Parents try to keep their kids from it. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Matthew 6:5-15
  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 30
    September 13, 2016 The Lord's Prayer

    Does God ever tempt you? If not, why would Jesus bother to include the line "Lead us not into temptation" in the Lord’s Prayer? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Matthew 6:5-15
  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 31
    September 14, 2016 The Lord's Prayer

    The Lord’s Prayer includes the line, "Lead us not into temptation." If you are tempted, does that mean God let you down? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Matthew 6:5-15
  • A Light on the Dashboard
    November 8, 2012 The Lord's Prayer, Part 3

    Most people avoid guilt at all costs. Adults go to counseling to get rid of it. Parents try to keep their kids from it. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Matthew 6:5-15
  • Away from Temptation
    November 15, 2012 The Lord's Prayer, Part 3

    Does God ever tempt you? If not, why would Jesus bother to include the line "Lead us not into temptation" in the Lord’s Prayer? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Matthew 6:5-15
  • From Food to Forgiveness
    November 7, 2012 The Lord's Prayer, Part 3

    How many people have prayed, "Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors"? You could no doubt count the number in the millions. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Matthew 6:5-15
  • The Source of Temptation
    November 16, 2012 The Lord's Prayer, Part 3

    The Lord’s Prayer includes the line, "Lead us not into temptation." If you are tempted, does that mean God let you down? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Matthew 6:5-15
  • A Heavenly Audience
    December 21, 2010 The Ministry of Angels in the Lives of Believers

    When you choose to do what’s right, your actions do not go unnoticed. Learn about the heavenly audience who observe the decisions you make. Read or Listen →

  • The Power of a Mother's Courage
    May 6, 2016 The Power of a Mother's Courage

    In 1976, a busy mom made a courageous decision. This mother of ten was making good money at her job, but chose to follow a call God put on her heart. Read or Listen →

  • The Role of Repentance in the Life of a Bible Teacher, with Eric Mason, Day 1
    January 19, 2017 The Role of Repentance in a Bible Teacher, by Eric Mason

    When you get ready to teach others, how do you prepare? Pastor Eric Mason says Bible study helps could be meaningless unless you have a heart of repentance. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 51:1-16
  • The Role of Repentance in the Life of a Bible Teacher, with Eric Mason, Day 2
    January 20, 2017 The Role of Repentance in a Bible Teacher, by Eric Mason

    When you get ready to teach a passage of Scripture to others, it won’t be very effective unless you preach it to your own heart first. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 51:1-16
  • Ready for Scrutiny
    August 12, 2011 The Splendor of Holiness

    The Pharisees of Jesus’ day appeared to be very holy, but Jesus saved His harshest words for them. Does that mean that holiness doesn’t matter? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Matthew 23:23-28
  • Are You Wearing Fig Leaves?
    March 16, 2018 The True Woman Manifesto: Foundations

    Why are so many relationships marked by conflict? Nancy says you can trace conflict between men and women all the way back to the Garden of Eden. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Genesis 3:6-21
  • The Truth About Sin
    February 1, 2019 The Truth About Sin

    Have you ever been tricked or defrauded? Mary Kassian says you have, but there’s a solution. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Genesis 3:1-6
  • The Truth and Consequences of Lies Women Believe, Part 2
    October 23, 2001 The Truth and Consequences of Lies Women Believe

    Nancy Leigh DeMoss takes us back to the Garden of Eden to help us understand why and how we are deceived. Read or Listen →

  • The Truth and Consequences of Lies Women Believe, Part 5
    October 26, 2001 The Truth and Consequences of Lies Women Believe

    Nancy Leigh DeMoss shows us the secret to living a life of freedom. Read or Listen →

  • The Consequence of Lies
    February 12, 2013 True Woman 101 Part 4: Snake in My Garden

    Blame shifting is almost as old as humanity itself. The very first two people didn’t take the blame for a huge catastrophe. Learn from their mistakes. Read or Listen →

  • Relational Longings
    July 25, 2018 Unfulfilled Longings by Janet Aucoin

    Unfulfilled longings can lead us to sinful discontentment. Janet Aucoin shows how to deal with unfulfilled longings by being filled up with Jesus. Read or Listen →

  • Revival and Repentance
    September 23, 2010 We Need Revival! (with Dr. Henry Blackaby)

    How large does a church need to get before it starts planting new churches? Henry Blackaby says this is the wrong question. He says obedience is what matters. Read or Listen →

  • Escaping the Spiral of Anger
    May 1, 2013 What Makes You Angry (Paul David Tripp)

    Do you have a problem with anger? Dr. Paul David Tripp shows that anger can take many forms—not just loud outbursts. Read or Listen →

  • When Good Things Become Too Important
    April 29, 2013 What Makes You Angry (Paul David Tripp)

    You get angry when good things become too important in your life. Paul David Tripp shows you how to avoid sinful anger by helping you examine your heart. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • James 4:1-3
  • When Wants Are Seen as Needs
    April 30, 2013 What Makes You Angry (Paul David Tripp)

    What happens when you mistake wants for needs? Paul David Tripp says one result is anger. Learn to avoid sinful anger by keeping wants and needs straight. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • James 4:1-3
  • Holiness
    January 6, 2005 When Revival Comes

    Would you like to see revival in your own heart? Nancy talks about the starting place. Read or Listen →

  • The Pharisee
    May 20, 2019 Who Loves More?

    We read that Jesus went to dinner with Pharisees. And when He did, those Pharisees would criticize Jesus and try to trap Him. Why did He keep accepting? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 7:36-50
  • Dangerous Choices
    January 31, 2006 Women and Infidelity, with Judy Starr and Holly Elliff

    Sin always starts in the mind. We imagine what it would be like to give in to temptation before we actually do. T Read or Listen →

  • Zechariah’s Hymn, Day 7
    December 22, 2015 Zechariah's Hymn

    Sin isn’t a very popular subject. People don’t mind talking about bad habits or lacking purpose in life. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:67-79