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Love Letters: This Is the Message
Love Letters: This Is the Message
@ 12 PM
Texts: 1 John 1:1-2:2
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
(1 John 1:5)
A brief introduction
The situation and key issues
The Message Revealed (1 John 1:1-5)
The physical revelation (1:1-2)
The Word of revelation (1:1b)
The apostolic revelation (1:3-4)
God’s essential revelation (1:5)
The Message on our relationships (1 John 1:6-7)
Darkness and the elimination of relationships
Light and the opening of relationships
The Message on sin and the self (1 John 1:8-9)
Sin and self-deception
Confession and forgiveness
The Message on sin and God (1 John 1:10-2:2)
Sin and God-deception
Failure and God’s means for atonement
Talk about a historical event that has happened in your lifetime: where were you when you heard about it?; what did people do around you?; what sort of message did it send to the nation or world or to you?
As we begin this series, take the time to read the entire book of 1 John in one sitting. If you are in a small group, take time to read it out loud together in one sitting.
At the beginning of 1 John, we hear
There are three “if we claim” or “if we say” statements in 1 John 1:6-10. Where are they found and what do they say?
Each of these “if we claim” statements has a negative and positive side. What are these contrasting elements?
What do you think it means to walk in the light or walk in the darkness?
How honest are you with your sin – with yourself, with God, or with others? What does this say about you?
The term ‘atoning sacrifice’, which is used in 1 John 2:2 about Jesus, only occurs one other place in the entire New Testament, in 1 John 4:10. What is John telling his readers about Jesus through the use of this term?
Identify one practical way you will respond to the message and study this week. Write it down, reflect on it, and put it into practice this week. If you are in a small group, discuss this with one another.
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Eastbrook Church Sermons
Weekly sermon messages from Eastbrook Church
Sermons from Pastor Matt Erickson and Eastbrook Church a non-denominational church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Holy Spirit: Who Is the Holy Spirit?
Family Portrait: Homecoming
Family Portrait: Family Secrets
Family Portrait: Ideal Family
Family Portrait: You Belong in the Family
Beginning to Live with Love
Beginning to Live with Hope
Beginning to Live with Faith
Journey to the Cross: The Cross
Journey to the Cross: Facing Trials
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