Main point summary
The reason Paul wrote this letter was for them not to fall into sin by keeping and doing the word of the Lord Jesus Christ.
1 John 2:1-6
My little children,
To my spiritual children,
I am writing these things to you
I Paul, wrote this letter explaining some things,
so that you may not sin.
in order for them to keep from sinning.
But if anyone does sin,
And he (Paul) said that if anyone fall into sin,
y we have an advocate with the Father,
God send us a mediator to the Father .
Jesus Christ the righteous.
Namely the Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy One.
z He is the propitiation for our sins,
He is the One that God the Father send as atoning sacrifice for our sins.
and not for ours only
Not only for ourselves
but a also for the sins of the whole world.
and also for the sins of humanity as well
And by this we know
in this mannee we will know
that we have come to know him,
that we truly love and know Jesus Christ,
if we b keep his commandments.
When we obeys his c ommandments, his word.
Whoever says “I know him”
When, anyone profess that he/she is in Christ
but does not keep his commandments c is a liar,
And not a doer of his Word and so he/she is a liar,
and c the truth is not in him,
And so, he doesn't know Christ.
but whoever d keeps his word,
and anyone obeys his word,
in him truly e the love of God is perfected.
That person the love of God is made complete.
f By this we may know that we are in him:
I n this way we can be sure that we are united with the Lord Jesus Christ.
whoever says he g abides in him
the one who professes that he abides the Lord,
h ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.
he must live in the same manner he himself lived to walked in holiness.
Take- aways: 1. The reason of John in writing this letter is to remind us to keep his commandments and be a doer of the Word of our Lord Jesus Christ so that we may not fall into sin. 2. And if someone sinned, God the Father has sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins by dying on the cross. In other words we have a mediator to God the FATHER. 3. And whoever says that he is in Christ and yet does not keep the word he is a liar and therefore he has no Christ. 4. As a beleivers we must always keep his commandments, his word and live in Obedience to it. And be an imitator of Christ in holiness and in righteousness for the glory of God. 5. It is so crucial that the people of God must know, must study, must obey and live by the word of God as our way of living. Questions? 1. Why is it that John address the beleivers as "My little Children "? in 1 John 2:1 Dear Lord, I'm praying that i may grow deeper and deeper in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus so that I may walk in holiness and righteousness. Thank you for sending Jesus as a sacrificial lamb for my sin. Thank you for the forgiveness. Truly you are so wonderful, amazing God that you save me from your wrath. Thank you for your word, thank you Holy Spirit for your guidance. Give me more patience and wisdom in studying the word. Amen.