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Walking in the Light Means Taking Sin Seriously

1. By Not Denying Sin

a. In Principle -- "we don't have a sin nature" (:8)

self deception; divorced from the truth

b. In Practice -- "we haven't sinned" (:10)

blasphemy; divorced from God's Word

2. By Confessing Sin (:9)

a. In Accordance With God's Perspective -- Def. of "confess"

b. In Dependence Upon God's Character

1) Faithful -- God keeps His Word

2) Just -- God honors the atonement

c. In Reliance Upon God's Blessing

1) Forgiveness of Known Sin

2) Cleansing from all unrighteousness -- known or unknown

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