For the disciple, repentance and faith in Jesus are inextricably connected. To repent of your sins is to trust in Jesus. They are unified actions. The Books of Ephesians tells us repentance is given to us so that God “might display the immeasurable riches of his grace through his kindness to us in Christ Jesus” (v. 7). Paul used the same word for kindness in Ephesians 2:7 and Romans 2:4. God’s kindness should change us and lead us into a growing relationship with Jesus.