Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:56 AM

February 25, 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:56 AM
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:56 AM

1 John 2:1-6

Submitted by Rev. Ezekiel Vaughn

Recently I was selected to serve on the Grand Jury.  Our duty is to listen to cases and decide whether the cases deserve to get to court.  I’m not perfect, but I’ve never had any major dealings with the law or our court system.  So to my surprise, there are a lot of criminal and illegal activities all around us.  There are many different adults in our community not doing the right things

As believers, we too have laws.  Not that we are under the law, but we have the WORD of God to govern our lives.  We could not keep the law, but thank God, he gave his Son to pay for our sins.  Thank God for grace.

“My little Children” indicate John’s deep concern for his reader’s.  As adults, John is encouraging us not to have childish behavior.  He tells us not to sin.  Then he uses a legal term “advocate” which means “one who intercedes for another”.  Jesus Christ is our Advocate.  He is the propitiation for our sins, another legal term that describes Jesus as an atoning sacrifice.  Since the Christians have Jesus as the Advocate with the Father; then our goal is not merely to confess our sins, our goal in life ought to be overcomers to sin.  With all of this blessed assurance, I want to be better and do better!

Jesus, our Lawyer; the Holy Spirit, our True Witness; God the Father, the Righteous Judge:  It’s no wonder that Jesus never lost a case!

Lord, thank you for representing us. Now we pray that your Holy Spirit helps us to live life as an overcomer and to live righteously.
 In Jesus Name, Amen

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