1 John 1:8 - 2:2
What does Christ do?
Four realities from Pastor John
1. Take seriously the comprehensive nature of sin.
There are no exceptions,
no perfect humans,
no possibility for mankind to engineer our own salvation
2. Believers are included in the comprehensive nature of sin
Rom 3:23 - ALL have sinned and fall short
even believers continue to sin
Recognizing this truth can keep us humble in our walk with God
this is why we need accountability with God and with each other
3. Need for confession
1 John 1:9 - confess, and God WILL forgive
4. Christ's work of redemption is ongoing.
1 John 2:2 - Christ was the propitiation (perfect payment) for our sins
for ours and the whole world (John 3:16)
1 John 2:1 - Christ is an advocate (stands in the gap to speak on our behalf)
with God the Father
God sees us through Christ's righteousness
We cannot become complacent about sin.
God's grace covers our sin, but we it is more than that. - Jesus did not simply take our place, God reconciled the world to Himself through Christ.
What does Christ do for you?