When we hear the word repent it is not simply to turn away from sin and turn back to God – no – in this process of turning away true repentance is actually changing our mind about our sin. It is recognising that our sin is against God first and this should grieve us – we should feel sorrow when we sin because we break God’s law. We should actually mourn our sin because it is that very sin that sent innocent Jesus to death. When we recognize the weight of our sin this should lead us to change our mind about it as well as our interaction with future sin.
Sermon by Luke Kincaid