Get In The Game – Part 2
January 5 – 6, 2019
Dr. Jeffrey Allen Love
“My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin…” 1 John 2:1
- Live As Jesus Did.
- Rely on Jesus as my defense.
“But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous. He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins—and not only our sins but the sins of all the world.” 1 John 2:1b-2
Atone: To make amends for an offense or crime.
“For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.” 2 Corinthians 5:21
- Continue to train.
“But those who obey God’s word truly show how completely they love him. That is how we know we are living in him. Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did.” 1 John 2:5-6
“‘(Jesus) Keep alert at all times.’” Luke 21:36a
“Anyone who loves a fellow believer is living in the light and does not cause others to stumble. But anyone who hates a fellow believer is still living and walking in darkness. Such a person does not know the way to go, having been blinded by the darkness.” 1 John 2:10-11
- Live on offense.
“Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.” 1 John 2:15-17
“’(Jesus) Anyone who does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.’” Mark 3:35
“So I am writing to you not because you don’t know the truth but because you know the difference between truth and lies.” 1 John 2:21
“I am writing these things to warn you about those who want to lead you astray.” 1 John 2:26
My Next Step This Week: I am focusing on # ____ to “live as Jesus did.”