Pastor Peter Mason - December 3, 2017
Light Illuminates the Darkness
Light Illuminates the Darkness 1 John 1:5-2:2
I. God’s purity: God is light (1:5)
II. Our problem (1:6, 8, 10)
a. Misconception #1: We can be right with God and still persist in unrepentant sin.
b. Misconception #2: We may make mistakes, but we are not rebellious sinners.
c. Misconception #3: We can overcome sin on our own.
III. God’s provision (1:7, 8; 2:1-2)
a. Christ represents our cause before a righteous God
b. Christ is righteous
c. Christ paid the penalty for our sin
IV. Our participation
a. Face sin honestly—If we confess our sins (1 John 1:9)
b. Receive forgiveness fully—As many as received him (John 1:12)
c. Forsake sin carefully –Keep his commandments (1 John 2:3)