John's Letters | Avenues of Assurance
Nov 03, 2019
1 John 2:1-2 | Motivation for Holiness
1 John 2:1-2
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
- 1 John 2:1-2 ESV
Overview - The work of Jesus gives us reasons not to sin.
1. Don't sin because Jesus provides hope.
2. Don't sin because Jesus pleads for you.
3. Don't sin because Jesus paid it all.
John’s letters are very short, sometimes overlooked, yet powerful. He walks believers down three avenues of assurance – right doctrine, right living, real love – to remind us of the work God is doing in us. These letters give confidence to genuine believers to keep walking in faith and clarity to unbelievers inviting them turn to God in faith.