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1 John 2:1-2

This parable provides insight into God’s value system for kingdom transactions

1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; 2 and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.

John was an absolutist who could see varying points of view at once. Throughout his epistles, he insisted that his reader doesn’t have to sin. Then he provided powerful remedies for when he did.

Like in our text, “I’m writing so you don’t have to sin, but if you do sin Jesus will step up and Advocate for you. He isn’t like a regular human advocate, often shady and self-serving, but He is righteous and as He argues His case He does it in righteousness and love.

Just think, Jesus Christ the King of the Universe arguing your case before God the Father! But that’s not all – He Himself then offers to be the satisfaction of the judgment against you.

Amazingly, Jesus has made provision to satisfy the guilt and sin of the whole world. All you have to do to be forgiven is tell God you believe in Jesus as your personal Savior and receive Him into your life.

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