Summary: We will never reach total perfection in this life, but this does not give us a license to sin
5This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
6If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, welie, and do not the truth:
7But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
•There is something many of us miss when we read this verse. Can you see it?
•If we are really walking in the light, why do we still need to be purified from sin?
•There is only one possible answer …
•Walking in the light cannot mean living a perfect life, without need of cleansing.
•We will never reach total perfection in this life, but this does not give us a license to sin – in fact, it should push us toward more serious consecration. We CAN walk in the light – in FREEDOM from sin!
•You can lead a blameless life, even though you still need to be purified by the blood of Jesus!
•The thirteenth chapter of John gives us clarification and insight …
(TELL STORY) – Jesus was doing more than initiating footwashing!
•(KJV) Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash
his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.
•(NLT) Jesus replied, “A person who has bathed all over does not need
to wash, except for the feet, to be entirely clean. And you are clean,
but that isn’t true of everyone here.”
•(CEV) Jesus answered, “People who have bathed and are clean all
over need to wash just their feet. And you, my disciples, are clean,
except for one of you.”
•WHAT DID JESUS MEAN? (EXPLAIN CUSTOMS)
•When we get saved, we get bathed from head to toe spiritually – all the years of filth and pollution are washed away, and we are made as white as snow … totally cleansed from sin!
be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
Spirit of our God.
washed with pure water.
There is just one problem – we still live in this world!
•We still have to walk along “dirty roads” and sometimes our feet get dirty even though we have been washed. There’s simply no way to avoid all the dirt all the time! (i.e. room full of smokers, profanity on