Good morning y’all. Today we begin our journey into the book of 1 John. The book of John i believe was written by one of Jesus disciple – John. Chapter 1 introduces us to the Giver of Life, who is also The Light in whom there is no darkness.
I pray you are blessed as you read.
S – Scripture
1 John 1:1 CEVUS06: The Word that gives life was from the beginning, and this is the one our message is about. Our ears have heard, our eyes have seen, and our hands have touched this Word.
1 John 1:5 MSG: This, in essence, is the message we heard from Christ and are passing on to you: God is light, pure light; there’s not a trace of darkness in him.
1 John 1:9-10 MSG: If we claim that we’re free of sin, we’re only fooling ourselves. A claim like that is errant nonsense. On the other hand, if we admit our sins—make a clean breast of them—he won’t let us down; he’ll be true to himself. He’ll forgive our sins and purge us of all wrongdoing. If we claim that we’ve never sinned, we out-and-out contradict God—make a liar out of him. A claim like that only shows off our ignorance of God.
O – Observations
O1 – The word of God gives life and it has been from the beginning. The word is Jesus.
O2- The Word has the power to create, to make alive.
O3- God is light and in him there is no darkness. Light and darkness cannot co- exist….light will always overcome darkness. Light can be defined as the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible . Light also means to Illuminate. Jesus as the light means He brings Illumination to every dark area of our lives. He makes things visible to us.
O4 – We cant claim to know God and continue to live in the dark – Living In the dark could mean living in sin, still doing things you know are wrong. Because we have the light of God in us, His light should drive out the darkness.
O5 – We have to admit we are all sinners in need of a saviour -Jesus. Jesus is ready to forgive us of our sins no matter how bad they may be. All he requires is for us to confess and acknowledge our wrongdoing and He promises to forgive us and make us new….give us a clean slate. His blood washes away our sins.
Believe God forgives our sins and cleanses us from all unrighteousness
Speak the word of God to any situation that seems dead in our lives. His word has the power to make alive again
P – Prayer
Dear Lord we thank you for today. Thank you for giving us your son to die for us. The price He paid is the reason we can bodly come before your throne today. We acknowledge we are sinners and ask for your forgiveness. We pray your light illuminates every dark area of our lives. Thank you Lord. In Jesus Name.
Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to share your thoughts on the chapter.
Have a blessed day. Remember, God is Light and there is no darkness in him.