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Walking With Jesus

by Pastor Josh Sklar | November 5, 2017

1 John 2:1-17 ESV

Christ Our Advocate

1My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.2 He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.3And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.4Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him,5but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him:6whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

The New Commandment

7Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard.8At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.9Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness.10Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling.11But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

12I am writing to you, little children,

because your sins are forgiven for his name’s sake.

13I am writing to you, fathers,

because you know him who is from the beginning.

I am writing to you, young men,

because you have overcome the evil one.

I write to you, children,

because you know the Father.

14I write to you, fathers,

because you know him who is from the beginning.

I write to you, young men,

because you are strong,

and the word of God abides in you,

and you have overcome the evil one.

Do Not Love the World

15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.16For all that is in the world— the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life —is not from the Father but is from the world.17And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.