VI. Repentance, Cleansing, Refreshing (Acts 3:19)

Evangelism visual aid. Illustration of the gospel for evangelism: Acts 3:19: Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord. Part of a series of artwork illustrating the gospel: Acts 4:12, 3:19; Romans 3:23, 6:23, 10:13; John 3:16, 17, 18 ;Ephesians 1:7 Each picture has a Celtic knotwork border and Bible verse calligraphy, resembling illuminated manuscripts. The hands of Jesus reaching down and out to a praying man (a man with praying hands folded in prayer). The blood of Jesus is cleansing the man.

THE GOSPEL SERIES

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“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord…” (Acts 3:19)

Repenting (turning away from our sins) is the first important step towards reconciliation with God. We must forsake our sinful ways and surrender ourselves to God, choosing to live under his Lordship rather than going our own, independent ways. When we repent, God promises to forgive us of our sins no matter how big or how many they may be.

“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:8-9).

When we put our trust in Jesus as our Savior, he forgives all of our sins, past, present and future. “He [Jesus] sacrificed for their [our] sins once for all when he offered himself [on the cross]” (Hebrews 7:27).

When we are “born again” (John 3) in this way, we experience the blessings of an abundant new life from God, the tremendous joy of being forgiven, eternal life and a loving, personal relationship with God!

(The “cracks” of Jesus’ blood breaking through the black sin of this repentant man spell “YHWH” (Yahweh), the Hebrew name for God. God is reaching down to save him.)

(See also “Message“. To read about how God revealed himself to me and to others, see “About the Artist” and “Salvation Testimonies“. If you want to know more about God, please see, “Is God Real?”)