1 John 2:1-6

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1. John gives us another reason for writing this letter (the first being found in 1:4). What is the other reason (verse 2:1)?

"That you will not sin"

Can we stop sinning? No we cant, but we can stop the lifestyle of sin.
Show slide about sin.
Sin will creep in from time to time.
Jesus is our High Priest:
" 8 Now the main point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven..." Hebrews 8:1, NIV
Talk about catholic priests with confession.

Something epic happens with living for Jesus. You experience atonement.

Another way to call it would be at-one-ment. The word atonement is linked to the action of "to cover over". Jesus is covering your sins from his death on the cross.
Therefore, we need to flee from the lifestyle of sin so we can experience a one on one relationship with Jesus more deeply.

2. John is gently reminding Christians, or his “dear children,” not to sin even though forgiveness is available.

What type of person would care enough to guide you from sin?

Take a moment to think of people who care about you enough to guide you away from sin.

4. What is the evidence that proves someone knows Jesus (2:3) or lives in Him (2:6)

• If someone were to judge your life, would there be enough evidence to “convict” you as guilty of knowing Jesus? What are some specific ways you “obey His commands?”
3 We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. -1 Jn 2:3

"Ongoing assurance that we are people who know God is dependent upon ongoing obedience to his commands." - The Pillar New Testament Commentary

Colin G. Kruse, The Letters of John, The Pillar New Testament Commentary, 77.
6 Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did. -1 Jn 2:6.

"All this suggests that when the author speaks about living in God, as he does here in 2:6, or of being in God, as he does in 2:5b, it is something more than keeping God’s commands that he has in mind.

It is the new and very real spiritual existence that believers enjoy, and which is effected through the agency of the Spirit, who bears witness to the truth." -The Pillar New Testament Commentary

Colin G. Kruse, The Letters of John, The Pillar New Testament Commentary (Grand Rapids, MI; Leicester, England: W.B. Eerdmans Pub.; Apollos, 2000), 81.

"16 So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!" -2 Corinthians 5:17, NLT

In your own words, what does it mean to live as Jesus lived?

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