1 John 1:7
"But if we are walking in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. " (1 John 1:7, EMTV)
C2 Are walking
D1 In the light
D2 As He is in the light
B3 Main clause
D1 With one another
C4 The blood
D1 of Jesus
E2 His Son
C5 Cleanses (purifies)
E1 From all sin
B1 Remember that 1 John was written so we could know that we are Christians.
B2 Walking is our thoughts, desires, words, and deeds of our daily life. Psalms 86:11, Jeremiah 7:23, Proverbs 2:7, Romans 13:13, Colossians 1:10,
B3 Light is a character trait of truth and purity. John 3:20-21, Romans 13:12
B4 As He is in the light--God is the standard of what is good, pure, and true
B5 We--the Christians
B6 Fellowship is the time and acts together because of and for a common goal. That goal is to do things God's way, to be in the likeness of Jesus Christ by our thoughts, desires, words, and deeds. Acts 2:42, 1 Corinthians 1:9
B7 One another--a bond between believers
B8 The blood of Jesus Christ His Son--Jesus is God's only begotten Son. His blood was shed as the Passover Lamb for ours sins. Hebrews 13:12, 1 Peter 1:18-19
B9 Cleanses us--this is not pardon for sin but purifying from sin. 2 Corinthians 7:1, Hebrews 9:14, James 4:8
B1 Why is this walk so important and required by God?
B2 Why is light so important in the Christian's life? Do most "Christians" show and live this kind of light?
B3 Why does it take walking in the light to have fellowship?
B4 Why do Christians need purifying from sins?
B5 Do good works purify us from sin?
B6 What is the purpose for walking in the light?
B7 Why do most people not want to walk in the light? John 3:19-21
B8 What is the difference between telling the truth and doing the truth?