If you have repented, you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior. Are you able to say, “I have repented?”
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20. “The Gentile cities of Tyre and Sidon and the godless cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, would have repented had they seen the miracles that Jesus and His disciples performed. “(Wiersbe, Warren W, The Bible Exposition Commentary New Testament Volume 1 Matthew-Galatians. [Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2004], 41)
21. “Jesus claims that many in both pairs of towns would have repented had he worked his miracles there.” (Blomberg, Craig L., The New American Commentary, Volume 22, Matthew. [Nashville: Broadman Press],
“Jesus has presented Himself, but His people have rejected Him. Their rejection has caused Him to make a decision, and He rejects them.” (McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume IV. [Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983], 64)
22. “It is my understanding that there will be degrees of punishment as well as degrees of reward at the time of God’s judgment.” (McGee, 64)
23. “Capernaum’s attitude is even more specifically likened to the arrogance of the king of Babylon’s aspirations and its fate to God’s subsequent judgment of that ancient despot (Isaiah 14:12-14).” (Blomberg, 192)
Many of the translations say that Capernaum will go down to hell.
24. “More bearable indicates there are degrees of punishment in the ultimate judgment to come, and suggests the same is true in terms of heaven’s rewards.” [Max Anders and Stuart K. Weber (2012). HNTC Vol. 01: Matthew. B&H Publishing Group. Retrieved from https://read.lifeway.com]
25. “Why did the religious leaders rebel against John and Jesus? Because they (the leaders) were intellectually and spiritually proud and would not become little babes in humility and honesty.” (Wiersbe, 43)
“If you preach so children understand what you are saying, you can almost be sure the older folks will understand—but sometimes the children get it and the adults miss it.” (McGee, 65)
26. “Jesus praises God in wording reminiscent of Daniel 2:19-23. He again reveals his intimate relationship with God as his Father but also underlines God’s sovereignty as Master of the universe.” (Blomberg, 192)
27. This verse “adds that one cannot come to God without accepting Christ (cf. 1 John 2:23).”
Accepting Christ means you have repented.
28. “This is a new message from Jesus. It is no longer the national announcement about a kingdom but a personal invitation to find the ‘rest’ of salvation.” (McGee, 65)
“To come to Him means to trust Him. This invitation is open to those who are exhausted and burdened down.” (Wiersbe, 41)
29. Take “is a deeper experience. When we come to Christ by faith, He gives us rest. When we take His yoke and learn, we find rest, that deeper rest of surrender and obedience.” (Wiersbe, 43)
30. “As we learn about Him, we find a deeper peace, because we trust Him more.” (Wiersbe, 43)
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In this article Scripture quotations taken from KJV.
Blomberg, Craig L., The New American Commentary, Volume 22, Matthew. Nashville: Broadman Press
McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume IV. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983
Robertson, A. T., A Harmony of the Gospels. New York, HarperCollins Publishers
Wiersbe, Warren W, The Bible Exposition Commentary New Testament Volume 1 Matthew-Galatians. Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2004