15 October 2015

Daily Bible Study—1 John 2:1

Jesus our advocate


My little children, these things I write to you, that you may not sin. And if someone should sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. (1 John 2:1, EMTV)

A1 Outline

B1 First sentence

C1 My little children

C2 These things

C3 I write

C4 To you

C5 That

D1 You

D2 May not sin

B2 Second sentence

C1 Conditional

D1 If

D2 Someone

D3 Should sin

C2 Main clause

D1 We

D2 Have

D3 An Advocate

E1 With the Father

F1 Jesus Christ

G1 The Righteous

A2 Notes

B1 We do sin

C1 True Christians do not want to sin. Job 42:6, Romans 7:13-24, Galatians 5:17

C2 Sin is deceptive. Ephesians 4:22, Titus 3:3,

C3 We sin because we give in to our evil desires. We find them pleasurable. James 1:14-15, Romans 13:13-14

C4 Others are watching. Let us be careful. Matthew 18:6, 1 Corinthians 8:9-13

C5 We must repent of them and ask forgiveness. We ask forgiveness from God. 2 Corinthians 7:10, Revelation 2:5

C6 We have an advocate.

B2 Advocate

C1 Meaning--Someone called alongside to help.

C2 Illustration--Zechariah 3:1-5

C3 Our advocate is Jesus. He comes to our help as mediator (1 Timothy 2:5) with the Father. Because Jesus is righteous, He is accepted by the Father to help in our behalf. Hebrews 7:25, Romans 8:34 Compare Matthew 10:19-20 and Romans 8:26.

A3 Questions

B1 Why do people sin?

B2 Why do Christians sin?

B3 What is the standard for defining sin?

B4 What are we to do if and when we sin?

B5 Who do we turn to when we have sinned?

B6 Who is able to forgive our sins?

B7 Why is He willing to forgive our sins?

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