Sermon #25–Light and Life–1 John 1:5-10


A European garden spider (Araneus diadematus); photo by GAC

From start to finish, the Scriptures leave no doubt that human beings are fatally broken by sin and evil.  Genesis 6:5 lays out the state of affairs in stark and thorough fashion — “every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”  Jesus doesn’t depart from that assessment.  “And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil.” (John 3:19)

Grim those this all sounds, sin is not a hopeless problem, because sin has an entirely effective remedy–the blood of Jesus.  And that is what the apostle John proclaims to us here in his first letter.

Read 1 John 1:5-10

Then, listen to “Light and Life.”

Other passages in this sermon: Ezekiel 11:19-21;  Ezekiel 36:24-27;   Jeremiah 17:1-13;  John 3:1-8; Romans 1:18-23

See also:  Sermon #24 — The God Who Makes Himself Known: 1 John 1:1-4

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