SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2017
Study Passage: 1 John 1:5-10
This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 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.
- Do you have lingering regrets or guilt from the past? How does this passage speak to those?
- Why should you confess your sin to God and others? (See also James 5:16; Prov. 28:13; Psalm 32:5.)
- What are some ways you can live “in the light”?
Spend Time in Prayer: Ask God to reveal to you unconfessed sin so you can repent; thank him for forgiving you of sin and cleansing you of guilt.
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