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A Daily Devotion for Friday, December 3


1John 1:7-10


But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.

As different as we all are, one from the other, there is comfort in knowing how very alike we are, as well. We all struggle with the same things, more or less with different details. We are each more or less successful in our struggle against sin. What is it about our fellowship with each other that helps us to feel complete? I tend to think that being in fellowship with other Christians during our struggles helps us to make better decisions. If we come together and talk with each other in Christian love, our faith grows. The Holy Spirit within you can speak to me.


Father God, as the weekend approaches, may I remember your presence in all of my comings and goings. May the fellowship we share this weekend bring us to a new level of relationship with you and each other. Amen


Becky, transforming

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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
Dec 03, 2021

1John 1:7–10 8. If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. 9. But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. There should not be a BUT in verse nine. God is faithful in forgiving us when we ask this of him. What we need to remember, however, it’s not to keep sinning the same sins. If we do, however, we will be forgiven. What a wonderful friend we have in Jesus that we can always turn to him. He will never turn me away.  Prayer: gracious God you are always and faithful by my side.…

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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Dec 03, 2021

1 John 1:7-10 John’s letter wrote about following the lessons of Christ and believing in Him as Lord and Savior. He spoke about being honest with ourselves by comparing darkness and light. If we claim to be living in the light and having nothing to do with the darkness, how trueful would this be. We must reflect on our own actions. To look in our hearts and minds for pure thoughts and good intentions. If we claim to be true Christians and really believers in Christ, we would love one another and commit helpful acts. This does not mean that as Christians we are without fault. If we commit a sin, acknowledge that we are wrong, be honest about i…

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Tom
Tom
Dec 03, 2021

1John 1:7-10 - “. . . If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us . . .”


We have seen in our lifetimes the evolution of cultural standards that takes what Scripture clearly identifies as sin and makes them simply life-style choices. These choices are not to be lamented or stigmatized because this would represent the only cultural secular sin - intolerance. As Christians, our charge is not to play the role of morality police, condemning everything we see that contradicts Scripture. John tells us we are to simply walk in God’s light. Demonstrating freedom in Christ in the way we live and interact with others just may provide enough light…


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David
David
Dec 03, 2021

1 John 1:7-10


9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.


A recent reading in Max Lucado’s devotional said: Find a congregation that believes in confession. . . Healing happens in a church like this. This also applied to last week’s theme of honesty. I can’t say I’d know how to find a whole church like this, but finding this group of believers and confessors certainly fills that need. I always come away from our zoom meetings, and these writings, feeling better than when I went in.


Dear Lord thank you for the teachings from your Son and from the fellowship of this group of…

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Barbara
Barbara
Dec 03, 2021

1 John 1: 7-10

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive s our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.


Confessing our sins is not always easy. Confessing means that we are admitting to God and ourselves that we have done something wrong. Confessing our sins is our way of asking for forgiveness and having our soul cleansed of sin. If we have an argument with someone or lose our temper it creates a void in our relationship with that person. Asking for forgiveness from God and the person we offended is important. This confession brings us closer to God through our advocate Jesus Christ.


Dearest Lord thank you for your forgiving nature.…

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