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This sermon – Jesus The Light – was originally preached 2013.03.16 by Dan Freed.
This is also part of a series of messages preached at the 2013 Bethel Mennonite Church Youth Rally.
- Jesus The Light
- Jesus Our Lawyer
- God’s Love and Our Love
- The One Who is in You
- That You May Know that You Have Eternal Life
Passages used: 1 John 1.
John really wanted people to connect to and believe on Jesus. He gives us a fairly specific goal for his book. In a lot of ways there are a lot of similarities between 1 John and the Gospel of John.
We have fellowship with God, Jesus, the Spirit and others if we know Jesus.
Full joy is mentioned as well. In the Gospel of John we see Jesus telling us that he will make our joy complete, and here in 1 John we see that John was experiencing this joy.
Joy is different than happiness… It is something that can be within us even if we are in the middle of some really difficult things.
We have forgiveness from the blood of Jesus. This is from the seventh verse and is probably the “text verse” for this morning.
If we are struggling with sin, and we all are, we must come to Jesus and Calvary for forgiveness for our sins.
The blood of Jesus and the Power of the Holy Spirit are the two things that we really need. They both became available through Jesus.
Three is a contrast here in 1 John that is used to describe Jesus. One of the darkest day ever was probably the crucifixion – but the blood of Jesus can reach us in our darkest time and in our worst day.
We must not forget that three days after this Jesus rose from the dead. If we have experienced the death of Jesus we can also experience the power of his resurrection.