Truth For Life E29 | We Ought To Walk As Jesus Walked, A Closer Look At 1 John 2:7-14

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We ought to walk as Jesus walked. We’re going to continue our odyssey of the book of 1 John today. We’ll be looking at 1 John 2:7-14. We’ve talked about the fact that John was warning his readers about false teachers that had infiltrated the church early on in chapter 1. We also talked about John’s biblical criteria for establishing whether a person was walking in the light or not. We defined what that meant. In our last study we talked about what it meant to have a love for God that has come to perfection. And we concluded that unless God extends first His love to us by changing the dispositions of our heart, it is impossible for us to love Him. In other words we love Him because He first loved us. And loving God and doing His will is a clear sign that God loves us, our obedience to God is a by-product of His love toward us. John also made a bold statement in v6 of 1 John 2 “ whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked”. And He is going to be elaborating on that in the next verses. We’re going to be exploring v7-14 today, mainly to know what it means to walk as Jesus walked.

The Passage: Walk as Jesus walked

Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard. At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because[a] the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining. Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness. 10 Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him[b] there is no cause for stumbling. 11 But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

12 I am writing to you, little children,
    because your sins are forgiven for his name’s sake.
13 I am writing to you, fathers,
    because you know him who is from the beginning.
I am writing to you, young men,
    because you have overcome the evil one.
I write to you, children,
    because you know the Father.
14 I write to you, fathers,
    because you know him who is from the beginning.
I write to you, young men,
    because you are strong,
    and the word of God abides in you,
    and you have overcome the evil one.

Scripture References:

John 1:18

Romans 8:28-32

John 13:34

John 15:12

John 15:17

John 1:9-10

The presentation’s notes are available in the slideshow below

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