God is Light, Part 4

April 24, 2022 Pastor: John Fonville Series: Gospel Assurance in an Age of Uncertainty

Topic: Advocate, Fellowship, Propitiation, Perfectionism, Assurance, 1 John Scripture: 1 John 2:3-11

God is Light, Part 4

Summary: To assure his readers they are in fellowship with God, the Apostle John, in 1 John 1:5–2:2, refutes three false claims by the secessionists to have fellowship with God. Today, we will see in 2:1-2, how John refutes the secessionist's egregious claim in 1:10 to have not sinned. In 2:1a, John exhorts his readers to not sin. But, when they do sin, he assures his "little children" in the faith that they have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous who is the propitiation for their sins (2:1b-2).

Outline:

I. The claim to have fellowship with God and yet walk in the darkness. vv. 6-7

II. The claim to have fellowship with God and therefore ceased to sin. vv. 8-9

III. The claim to have fellowship with God and to have not sinned. 1:10-2:2

     A. Do not sin! 2:1a

     B. Jesus is our Advocate and propitiation. 2:1b-2

© John Fonville, 2022

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