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“A Savior For Sinners”

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Bible Study 1 (Review):
"A Credible Witness"

Summary:

John wrote these epistles to reassert what is true about Jesus, not insert something new about Him.

Bible Study 2 (Review):
"Signs of Genuine Fellowship"

Summary:

Those who "walk in darkness" are resisting and / or rejecting God, who is light.
Those who "walk in the light" are pursuing God and Godly relationship and purging sin.


Today's study will address the topic of sin from two different angles.

1 John 1:8-2:2 NKJV If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. 2:1 My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.


Angle #1 (Everyone sins)

Let's break this down in three ways:

1. We can sin.

Ecclesiastes 7:20 NKJV For there is not a just man on earth who does good And does not sin.

2. We will sin.

Romans 3:10-12 NKJV As it is written: "There is none righteous, no, not one; 11 There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God. 12 They have all turned aside; They have together become unprofitable; There is none who does good, no, not one." Romans 3:20-23 NKJV Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin. 21 But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

3. We should not sin "at will".

Romans 6:15 NKJV What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not! 1 John 2:1 NKJV My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.


Angle #2 (Everyone needs a Savior or Advocate)

1 John 2:1-2 NKJV My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.

Advocate (parakleeton) =
intercessor, one who stands in the place of someone else

Let's break this down in three ways:

1. Jesus has stood for sinners.

Luke 22:31-32 NKJV And the Lord said, "Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren."

2. Jesus is standing for sinners.

John 17:17-20 NKJV "Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. 18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth. 20 I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; 1 John 2:1-2 NKJV My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.

3. Jesus will stand for sinners.

Romans 5:6-9 NKJV For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.


Summary:

No one is more willing or capable of standing with/for sinners than Jesus!