•To have a correct understanding of conversion as a church.
•To be convinced that true conversion always has a noticeable and ongoing effect in the life of Christians in the local church.
•To see our need for gospel ‘reverberations’ in every area and facet of life as a church.
1. The marks of true conversion: Faith, love and hope (v.2-3)
2. The root of true conversion: Divine election (vv.4-5a)
3. The lifestyle pattern of true conversion: ‘imitators who are now being imitated’ (vv.5b-7)
4. The evangelistic vigor of true conversion: A gospel-spreading reputation (vv.8-9a)
5. The heart of true conversion: Repentance and faith… And an eager expectation (vv.9b-10)