Family Matters - 1 John 2:1-6

1 John 2:1-6 1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

That you may not sin – Cf. Colossians 3:8-10 8 But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. 9 Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.

The process of acknowledging the label of your sin to get the liberty from sin.

1. We were in darkness separated from God by sin, Cf. Ephesians 2:12

2. God is the perfect lights that exposes our sin, Cf. 1 John 1:5

3. Jesus comes to die for our sins, Cf. 1 John 1:7; 2:2 4. Confession of our sins shows our dependency for Jesus and the gospel, Cf. 1 John 1:9; 2 Corinthians 7:9-10

3 And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, 5 but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: 6 whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

Keep his commandments – Cf. Ephesians 2:8-10 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

5. We are able to walk out of darkness, away from sin, and in His commandments because He is walking with us.

Ephesians 5:8 for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light

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