Hillview Baptist Church
Morning Worship, September 29, 2019
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        Member's Meeting

        May 26, 2019 - 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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        Member's Meeting

        May 26, 2019 - 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
        Plan to attend our quarterly Member's Meeting and lunch next Sunday
      • Exodus 15:2NIV2011

  • Holy Is The Lord
  • Better Is One Day
  • Doxology
      • Psalm 122:1–9ESV

  • Christ Is Risen
  • Agnus Dei
  • The Love Of God
      • 1 John 2:1–6ESV

  • Scripture Reading: 1 John 2:1-6
    Opening Prayer
    Exposition 1
    1 John 2:1–2 ESV
    1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
    "My little children” -
    An affectionate greeting to those who are still “under” his leadership and oversight
    Why is he writing what he is writing?
    The book - Ch. 1 Vs. 4, so that our joy may be complete
    This passage - so that you may not sin
    So, do you sin?
    Then what?
    next words, But if anyone does sin
    Christ (God the Son) is our “advocate” with God the Father
    Reminder, He is righteous
    Propitiation - lit. the sacrifice for sin (word is only used twice in bible)
    He is our substitute, therefore “covering” our sin and reconciling our relationship to God
    He covers “our” sin
    John’s and the original readers
    But also for the sins of the whole world
    This is going to be a little break as we explore the meaning of this.
    There is a question as to the extent of what Jesus is paying for in His atoning death
    If you read this without any other context of Scripture it seems to be saying that Jesus died to redeem every man woman and child that has ever lived or ever will be born.
    Yet, it this is the case, why does John speak of people who are yet lost in sin?
    Let us illustrate it this way
    McDonalds illustration
    Possible explantions
    We = apostles or John still
    We = John and the original readers
    The whole world signifies the boundaries of the Gospel
    Similar to Jews Gentiles but accounts for the mixed nature of the church in Ephesus
    In other words, John means the Christ is the only hope for the world. He is making a point for exclusivity rather than universality.

    I. Don’t sin, but when you do, know that Jesus keeps you in Him (1-2)

    In other words, the same Gospel that saves you keeps you saved
    We need Jesus to come to God and we need Jesus to stay with God and the Good News covers both
    Please also realize that this exclusivity “excludes” other God’s....
    Exposition 2
    1 John 2:3–6 ESV
    3 And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, 5 but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: 6 whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.
    When we “know” God, we are in covenant with Him
    This is a contractual relationship
    God bought us and we will obey
    What if you don’t?
    v. 4 - you don’t really know him
    This doesn’t mean that your works keep you saved but rather that one who belongs to God keeps His commandments, period.
    v. 5, whoever keeps His Word, the Love of God is perfected in him”
    what does this mean
    Is this referring to God’s Love of us or our love of God? Both options are grammatically correct.
    Either God’s Love for us has the goal of transforming us
    Our Love for God results in our transformation
    I think the later makes the most sense here but either way, it doesn’t really change the overall meaning of the text here.
    5b-6. We follow Jesus example (walk as He walked) and this lets us know!

    II. If you are kept by Jesus, you will obey Jesus, and this gives assurance (3-6)

    Not legalism
    Instead, goodness by grace
    Know Jesus
    Follow Jesus
    Find your sin
    Flee from sin
      • 1 John 2:1–2NIV2011

      • 1 John 2:3–6NIV2011

  • Beautiful Scandalous Night
      • Numbers 6:24–26ESV

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