Jesus Our Advocate
- Re-read 1 John 2:1-2. If possible, listen to the sermon again.
- Looking back over your notes from this weeks sermon what was the most important truth from God's Word? Was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged you, or confused you? Any questions?
- In 1 John 2:1a, John states that he is writing so they would not sin. We were encouraged to take our sin seriously because God does and the dangers of taking it to lightly. Confessionally, what areas of your life have you found yourself taking sin to lightly? (Consider these terms: Actions, Attitudes, Affections, Commission, and Omission). Discuss these terms as an MC and take a moment to share areas of weakness.
"Sin is about more than just doing bad things. It describes ho we easily deceive ourselves and spin illusions to redefine our bad decisions as good ones."
-The Bible Project
- Read 1 John 2:1b. Discuss and define the role of an advocate (consider the courtroom scene). What is the value, worth, and hope we have as we pursue sinlessness and have Jesus as our advocate?
Jesus has never grown weary of serving you in your current situation.
- Read 1 John 2:2. What does the word "propitiation" mean? Why is this theological truth at the center of the gospel?
- Do not sin, Jesus is our Advocate, Jesus is our Propitiation.....so what? How should we respond to these truths? What are areas of confession? What are the areas of application?