1 John 2:1-2
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. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.
- Missing the mark
- Overstepping the law
- Not meeting God’s standard
- Self-will – not God’s will
Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Hebrews 9:22 – And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission for sins.
- Confession of sin
- Forsaking of sin
- Turning to God
Psalm 38:18 – For I will declare my iniquity; I will be in anguish over my sin.
Luke 18:13 – And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’
Luke 15:21 – And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
- Know that faith works
- Agree that faith works
- Agree that “It’s for me”
Job 19:25 – I know that my Redeemer lives.
- Propitiation – God’s demand that punishment for sin be satisfied
- Adoption – made a part of the family of God
- Redemption – price paid as a ransom
- Justification – declared righteous with God because of shed blood of Jesus
- Reconciliation – restored to fellowship with God
- Substitution – we deserved death, but Christ died for us
- Sacrifice (mediator) – one who gives what is necessary to bring God and man together.