1 John 1:9 | Sin and Forgiveness Require Confession

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. John continues his discussion of the differences between those who walk in the light and those who do not in verse 9. In this verse, we find a conditional statement that ought […]

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1 John 1:8 | We are Fundamentally Broken

8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. The greatest form of deception is self-deception. When we make a conscious decision not to take heed of the knowledge, wisdom, and experiences of those we trust we have set our course toward self-destruction.

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1 John 1:6 | We walk in Darkness

6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. (1 John 1:6 ESV) After declaring and defining that one of God’s clearest characteristics is “light” in verse 5, John turns in verse 6 to an implication of this reality, of being in […]

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1 John 1:5 | God is light

5 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. After his introduction, John makes a declaration regarding the message that he now proclaims. In these first five verses, John makes reference to the message that he and the […]

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