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Walking In The Light: Walk this way

August 30, 2020 Speaker: Joe Walser Series: Walking In The Light

Topic: Biblical Passage: 1 John 2:1–2:11

1 John 1:4 (ESV)
And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.
“WALK THIS WAY”
1 John 5:3–5 (HCSB)
For this is what love for God is: to keep His commands. Now His commands are not a burden, 4 because whatever has been born of God conquers the world. This is the victory that has conquered the world: our faith. And who is the one who conquers the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
1 John 1:6 (HCSB)
If we say, “We have fellowship with Him,” yet we walk in darkness, we are lying and are not practicing the truth.
“The person who understands the evil in his own heart is the only person who is useful, fruitful, and solid in his beliefs and obedience. Others only delude themselves and thus upset families, churches, and all other relationships. In their self-pride and judgment of others, they show great inconsistency.”
John Owen
1 John 2:6 (HCSB)
The one who says he remains in Him should walk just as He walked.
Walking/Practices
Gospel/Message Behavioral Love
“WALK THIS WAY” The Message
1 John 1:5 (HCSB)
5Now this is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light, and there is absolutely no darkness in Him.
1 John 3:11 (HCSB)
For this is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another,
1 John 1:2 (HCSB) that life was revealed, and we have seen it and we testify and declare to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us —
1 John 1:5 (HCSB)
Now this is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light, and there is absolutely no darkness in Him.
Acts 2:42 (HCSB)
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to the prayers.
“WALK THIS WAY” Behavior
1 John 2:3 (HCSB)
sure that we have come to know Him: by keeping His commands.
1 John 2:4 (HCSB)
The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” yet doesn’t keep His commands, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
1 John 2:9 (HCSB)
The one who says he is in the light but hates his brother is in the darkness until now.
“WALK THIS WAY” LOVE
1 John 2:7–11 (HCSB)
Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old command that you have had from the beginning. The old command is the message you have heard. Yet I am writing you a new command, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining. The one who says he is in the light but hates his brother is in the darkness until now. 10 The one who loves his brother remains in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness, walks in the darkness, and doesn’t know where he’s going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
Colossians 3:12–13 (HCSB)
Therefore, God’s chosen ones, holy and loved, put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, accepting one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive.