two rivers church

1 John 1:5-10

Spud Duffey

Sep 21, 2014

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1 John 1:5-10
Now this is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light, and there is absolutely no darkness in Him. If we say, "We have fellowship with Him," yet we walk in darkness, we are lying and are not practicing the truth. But if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say, "We have no sin," we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say, "We don't have any sin," we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.

Big Idea - The truth of God's character reveals everything!

1. You and I must take God at His word.

1 John 1:5

John 8:12
Then Jesus spoke to them again: "I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life."

Isaiah 60:19-20
The sun will no longer be your light by day, and the brightness of the moon will not shine on you; but the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your splendor. Your sun will no longer set, and your moon will not fade; for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and the days of your sorrow will be over.

2. Taking God at His word affects this community.

1 John 1:6-7

Psalm 119:105
Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.

3. Taking God at His word affects our personal spiritual condition.

1 John 1:8-10

Application

Perspective

Are you willing to acknowledge your need to know God.

Heart

Our hearts are only healed through the work of Jesus Christ!

Personal Praxis

Reflect on your last week. Where did I walk in the light? Where I walk in darkness?

Community Praxis

Get an accountability partner who is NOT your significant other and share your weaknesses and strengths.

Note: all scripture references are in HCSB

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