Report How can I get to Heaven ? in Devotionals A group sermon by Devotionals Posted May 15 7 hours ago, mbkjpreacher said: Repentance means a change of mind and heart toward God concerning sin. When a person realizes that he is a sinner, repents of his sin, it is not a work.. repentance of sin is not a work. A person who loves sin will not trust in Jesus. Only those who realize their sinfulness and its condemnation, and need for deliverance would trust in Jesus as Savior. Jesus said, I did not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance (Mark 2: 17) . There is no physical effort or physical action involved in repentance, but it involves his intellect (knowledge of sin, God holiness, and judgment), emotion (feeling sorry) and will ( a decision, a change of mind, act of the will) that is not a work but that is a decision in the mind and heart of man.. not a physical effort or work.. It would have been much better if this was said at the beginning.