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Walk In The Light: Don’t deny it

August 23, 2020 Speaker: Joe Walser Series: Walking In The Light

Topic: Biblical Passage: 1 John 1:8–2:2

1 John 1:4 (ESV)
And we are writing these things so that our joy may be
complete.
John 3:19–20 (ESV)
And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.
WE have a problem: SIN
Romans 3:23 (ESV)
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Psalm 51:5 (NET)
Look, I was guilty of sin from birth,
a sinner the moment my mother conceived me.
Romans 7:20–21 (NET)
Now if I do (I commit personal sin) what I do not want, it is
no longer me doing it but sin that lives in me (I have a sin nature). So, I find the law that when I want to do good, evil is present with me.
James 4:1–3 (NET)
Where do the conflicts and where do the quarrels among you come from? Is it not from this, from your passions that battle inside you? You desire and you do not have; you murder and envy and you cannot obtain; you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask; you ask and do not receive because you ask wrongly, so you can spend it on your passions.
1 John 1:8–10 (ESV)
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
TEXT TEACHER TRANSFER
THE TEXT The claims
1 John 1:8 (ESV)
If we say we have no sin (no sin nature), we deceive
ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1 John 1:10 (ESV)
If we say we have not sinned (no personal sins), we make
him a liar, and his word is not in us.
THE TEXT The truth
1 John 1:9 (HCSB)
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to
forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
THE TEACHER
Luke 18:9 (HCSB)
He also told this parable to some who trusted in
themselves that they were righteous and looked down on everyone else.
Luke 18:10–12 (HCSB)
Two men went up to the temple complex to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee took his stand and was praying like this: ‘God, I thank You that I’m not like other people —greedy, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of everything I get.’
Luke 18:13 (HCSB)
But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even raise his eyes to heaven but kept striking his chest and saying, ‘God, turn Your wrath from me — a sinner!’
Luke 18:14 (HCSB)
I tell you, this one went down to his house justified rather than the other; because everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”
THE TRANSFER
1 John 2:1–2 (HCSB)
My little children, I am writing you these things so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ the Righteous One. He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not only for ours, but also for those of the whole world.