Sunday, June 6, 2021

1 John 2:1-11

When we encounter the struggle with sin, the best thing we can do is to again and again look to Jesus. What we will find is not a Jesus who is ashamed of us, but One who is on our side as our Advocate. This, in turn, helps us love others.

Read 1 John 2:1-6.
  1. John addresses his readers as “little children.” What does that indicate about the nature of what he is about to share?
  2. How would you respond to someone who believed that behavior and faith have no relationship to each other?
  3. If Jesus is your Advocate, how does that change the way you live on a day-to-day basis?
Read 1 John 2:7-11.
  1. What does it mean that the command to love one another is “an old commandment”?
  2. How can John be so definite in his statement that if you hate your brother you live in darkness?
  3. What does this show us about the nature and character of God?
Taking it Home:
  1. How can your approach to repentance of sin be different in light of this text?
  2. Is there anyone you need to reach out to this week to demonstrate the love of Jesus?
Other Scriptures to Engage with this week:

Genesis 4:1-11; Leviticus 19:9-18; Psalm 12; Psalm 15; Psalm 28; Matthew 5:38-45.