INTRO: Our subject is repentance. We have defined what it means to repent. It means to change one's mind. This change of mind must lead to a change of action and the first action to accompany repentance is confession of sin. We have looked at the relationship between repentance and forgiveness and it is simply this: no repentance no forgiveness. That holds true in our relationship with God and our relationship with man. As the Day of Atonement required to goats, so reconciliation requires repentance and the sending away of the offense. In the last message we looked at the importance of repentance in the OT and in the NT. In the process of salvation in those areas where man's responsibility lies, repentance is number one. This holds true throughout the whole Bible. Quite some time ago I ordered a book written by Richard Owen Roberts and it is called, "Repentance: The First Word of the Gospel." He is the founder and president of "International Awakening Ministries." So you can tell his ministry would centre around the subject of awakening and revival. No repentance, no awakening and no revival. So, having looked very briefly at the importance of repentance in the OT and in the NT, I want to give numerous quotes from a man who has been in the business of dealing with people to bring about repentance most of his life and he is now 90 years old. So we will now briefly look at the importance of repentance from a man who has seen more than all of us will see together in our life-time, unless God does something very huge.