Serving Jesus in Our Community

Bible Notes

1 John 2:1-2 (01.10.21)

1 John 2:1-2
My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

I love these verses. If we mess up, we have a champion speaking up on our behalf, pleading for us – Jesus! What a supporter he is, the one who lived a sinless life, the one who gave his life for us. What weight his support brings, with his support the Father’s forgiveness is sure. Did you spot the last phrase, though? He gave himself ‘for the sins of the whole world’. Now if that isn’t a call for us to change the way we see the people around us, far and near, friend or enemy, I don’t know what is…

Thank you for Jesus and the forgiveness he has bought for me. With my forgiveness sure, inspire me Spirit to see and treat all others with that generous vision that he has, with grace and compassion and hope.

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