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Summary: The Apostle John shares with us a Message for everyone - 1. Jesus has paid the price for our forgiveness 2. We can grow into Oneness with Him and Others (Spiritual Maturity)

Scripture: 1 John 2:7-17

Theme: A Message for Everyone

The Apostle John wants to share a Message with everyone –

1. Jesus has paid the price for all your sins – Receive His Salvation

2. We can grow into Oneness With Him and Others (Spiritual Maturity)

INTRO:

Grace and peace from God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit!

Have you ever received a letter or an e-mail that made you happy?

Have you ever just waited for a letter or an e-mail to arrive that you just knew was going to make your day?

1st John is that type of communication.

The Apostle John wrote his letter with two main thoughts in mind:

1. He wanted to teach his people how to experience a life filled with God’s Given Supernatural Joy.

He wanted them to understand that as a result of them being Born Again, it was also possible for them to live in the anointing power and presence of God’s Holy Spirit. He wanted them to understand that they could live this amazing life filled with a supernatural joy that would surpass all understanding.

2. He wanted his readers to better understand how they could live a consistent Christ centered life overflowing with victories over trials, struggles and temptations.

The Apostle John wanted his readers to understand that they could live a life that is above sin. He wanted them to understand that they could live a life of spiritual victory. He wanted them to understand that they could live the Abundant Life Jesus that had promised His followers.

In our passage this morning, John takes shares with us some amazing truths that are for there for everyone to receive, understand and celebrate. Let’s look at them this morning:

1. In Jesus, All Our Sin(s) are Forgiven

John wants us understand that in Christ, in Jesus all of our sin(s) are forgiven.

Let that sink in for a moment.

The Apostle John wanted his readers to understand that every sin that has ever been committed or will be committed on this earth has already been provisionally forgiven by Jesus. The price of sin; the wages of sin has already been paid in full.

There is no sin out there that still exists that has not already been paid for by our Lord Jesus Christ. When Jesus went to the cross and gave His life as a ransom for you and me He defeated all sin, death, Hell and the grave forever.

There is no sin that cannot be covered by the blood of Jesus.

Again, let that fact sink in for a moment or two.

There is no sin that cannot be covered by the blood of Jesus.

In the Old Testament there are a great many stories that center around one of the most gifted and most spiritual men that has ever lived. His name was David. He lived an amazing life with God.

What we may not understand is that David was also one of the most evil and sinful men that has ever lived.

In 2 Samuel chapter 12 the prophet Nathan confronts David about his sin with Bathsheba the wife of Uriah.

Now, exactly what sin was the Prophet confronting David about?

+Was it his lying to himself, his family and to his nation?

+Was it the sin of coveting?

+Was it his sin of adultery?

+Was it his stealing a man’s wife away from him?

+Was it his lust?

+Was it his taking sexual advantage of a young woman half his age?

+Was it forsaking the life of holiness that God had anointed him to live?

+Was it orchestrating the death of Uriah and trying to cover it up?

I believe it was all those things and more.

David couldn’t stand before God with any type of holiness. His mind, his heart and his spirit had been deeply stained by all of these actions; these sins.

But notice David’s words and Nathan’s words in 1 Samuel 12:13

“David said to Nathan, ‘I have sinned against the LORD.’ And Nathan said to David, ‘The LORD has also has put away your sin; you shall not die.”

There are several things that are going on here that are important for us to understand:

+David was not forgiven just because he acknowledged his sin.

+David was not forgiven just because he repented.

Acknowledgement of sin is good. It is good for us to understand when we have sinned. It is good for us to understand when we have done something wrong. It is good for us to see the truth that

“all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)

Repentance is good. It is always good for us to turn away from our sin and turn towards God. It is always good for us to understand that we are to live a life of giving glory and honor to the LORD.

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