February 11, 2019 John Echols

Sesame Street & The Letter R

Sesame Street & The Letter R

The Letter R

I want to take you back to your days of watching Sesame Street when they would introduce a letter of the alphabet. Today we’re going to talk about the letter R.


Here at Biblical Solutions, the letter R plays an integral role in discipleship.


We talk about four R’s. They are: Repentance, Renewal, Rest, and Reconciliation.


Repentance is a change of mind and turning to faith in God.

Renewal is focusing on your identity in Christ. Who you are. You are a loved, saved, forgiven, child of God. Who I am. I am a loved, saved, forgiven, child of God.

Rest is a concentration on how Jesus loves you and me, a concentration on what Jesus has given us in his completed work. Remember that the turning point of history is when Jesus said, “It is finished!”

Reconciliation is about first receiving forgiveness from God, and then extending that forgiveness to others and seeking forgiveness from others.


The letter R: Repentance, Renewal, Rest, and Reconciliation. These form the basis for an abundant life in Christ.