Live in the Light (1 John 1:5–2:2)

Main Point: Live in the light by confessing sin and looking to him.

Outline:

  1. The Message: God is light.
  2. The Test: Are you in the light?
  3. The Motivation: Remain in the light

Bonhoeffer on Confession and our Brother: 

Now our brother stands in Christ’s stead. Before him I need no longer to dissemble. Before him alone in the whole world I dare to be the sinner that I am; here the truth of Jesus Christ and his mercy rules. Christ be­came our Brother in order to help us. Through him our brother has become Christ for us in the power and authority of the commission Christ has given to him.

 

Bonhoeffer on Confession and Community:  

In confession the break-through to community takes place. Sin demands to have a man by himself. It withdraws him from the community.

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