Repentance is an act of my will to turn me away from every sin in my life because it saddens the Father. Repentance comes from love for God and your neighbors. Your motivation is to restore your relationship with God and others.
Jesus becomes your Christ, which means the anointed King and Savior. Jesus as King may now reign in my life. Through baptism you say, "I believe with all my heart that Jesus is saving me from the power of satan and his kingdom."
Prayer is having a relationship with God the Father. Relationship means being together and sharing your deepest secrets. Talk to each other, laugh, cry, be quiet. Everything is possible with God the Father. He wants you to open your heart to Him.
Jesus speaks of caring for the poor and people who cannot stand on their own. This includes widows and orphans, asylum seekers, addicts, etc. It is important to Jesus that you do all these things with all your heart, instead of as a duty and because you have to.
Jesus continues to explain to His followers what he himself learned from God. The followers respond to it by applying or not applying it. Only when they do what Jesus says do they become disciples and not just followers. They become like Jesus.
The old covenant is ended by the death and resurrection of Jesus and a new covenant comes into effect. A covenant that God has made with Christ, and in Christ also with us. Jesus is the complete fulfillment of all promises (covenants) of God.
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