Embrace Certainty in Times of Insecurity

Today begins a new study of the Letters of John. Thank you for joining.

WE PROCLAIM TO YOU — (Chapter 1 of John Stott’s Study)

This past Sunday, the sermon explained “Jesus revealed, experienced, and proclaimed.” (See 1 John 1:1-4)

LIGHT AND DARKNESS — (Chapter 2 of John Stott’s Study)

In 1 John 1:5-2:2, the Apostle John moves to the subject of light and darkness. In 1 John 1:5, John expresses that God is Light, and that in Him there is no darkness at all. If we claim fellowship, and yet don’t walk with Jesus, what are we doing? In 1 John 1:8-10, how does John describe our behavior when we claim fellowship, yet we walk in darkness?

According to verse 9, what two things happen when we confess our sins?
What are we doing if we claim we have no sin? (See verse 8.) If we claim to have no sin, what are we saying about God? (See verse 10.)

In 1 John 2:2, Christ is said to be our advocate. What is an advocate? What does Christ do for us before the Father? How does does Jesus fulfill the roles of advocate and propitiation (sacrifice) at the same time?

What is the relationship between walking in the light, and fellowship with God?


Consider from what, and how much, you have been forgiven. Also, think about for what you may still need forgiveness.


Please let me know if you have any questions about this study.

- Pastor John

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