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Stepping In The Light

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Stepping In The Light

Text: 1 John 1:5-10 (NIV)

5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.

I.        Introduction:

II.      Take A Walk: A Relationship With God

A.      Walk According To The Revelation Of God

1.       Revelation Communicated

a)       Spoken by Christ

b)       Shared by Witnesses

2.       Revelation About God

a)       The Essence of Light: Quality of Light

b)       The Exclusion of Dark: Purity of Light

B.      Walk Alert To  False Professions

1.       An Inconsistent Profession

a)       Witnessing to Fellowship

b)       Walking in Darkness

2.       An Incorrect Profession

a)       A Lie Told

b)       A Lie Lived

C.      Walk Assured In The Way of Light

1.       The Way of Light Assures Us of God’s Presence

2.       The Way of Light Assures Us of Fellowship

3.       The Way of Light Assures Us of Cleansing

a)       Cleansed by Blood

(1)     Cleansing By The Blood of Jesus

(2)     Cleansing From The Son of God

b)       Cleansed from Sin

(1)     Cleansing For Each of Us

(2)     Cleansed From All Sin

III.   Take The Cure: A Remedy For Sin

A.      Discover The Deception Of Denial

1.       The Attitude of Denial

2.       The Art of Deception

3.       The Absence of Truth

B.      Consider The Cure Of Confession

1.       A Confession of Sin

2.       A Confidence in God

a)       His Being Faithful

b)       His Being Just

3.       A Cure for Sin

a)       Forgiveness Promised from God

(1)     Forgiveness for Sin

(2)     Forgiveness to Us

b)       Cleansing Promised from God

(1)     Cleansing of a Person

(2)     Cleansing from All Unrighteousness

C.      Avoid The Absence Of Agreement

1.       Refusing to Admit Sin

2.       Representing God as a Liar

3.       Rejecting God’s Word

IV.    Conclusion:

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