Wednesday 29th April 2020Midweek

William continues our midweek studies in the book of 1 John, focusing tonight on chapter 1 v5-10 which call professing Christians to consider if they are Walking in the Light.
1 John 1:5-10

1 John 1:5–10

Walking in the Light

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. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

(ESV)

Questions to consider

  1. What are the dangers of harbouring suspicions in our hearts against
    God (v5)? How should we deal with such suspicions?
  2. Why are people sometimes deluded into thinking they have
    fellowship with God when they do not as they walk in darkness
    (v6)?
  3. Why is the message of the blood of Christ relevant not just for the
    beginning of the Christian life, but also throughout it (v7b & v9)?
  4. Are there dangers in using verse 9 as a Gospel text?
  5. In acknowledging sin Christians can focus on this too much or too
    little. How can you keep a right balance in doing this (v9)?
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