“When God Sends An Advocate”

“When God Sends An Advocate”

(1 John 2:1-6)

(A) The People Who Need An Advocate (v1a)

 

(B) The Advocate God Provides (v1b-2)

 

  • '"Propitiation": A sacrifice that bears God's wrath to the end and in so doing changes God's wrath toward us into favor." Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology.

 

(C) The Results Of Knowing Him (v3-6)

 

  • "Behold the Lamb who bears our sins away, slain for us --
    And we remember:
    The promise made that all who come in faith find forgiveness at the Cross."

    - Keith and Kristyn Getty, Communion Hymn

 

REFLECTION QUESTIONS

  1. As I take the Lord's Supper, what is my attitude towards sin, both in myself, and with brothers and sisters in the church?
  2. What is the state of my relationship with my advocate before the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous?
  3. Has the love of God in Christ so affected me that I walk the way Jesus did? Is there evidence in my life that the truth of the gospel is in me?