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  • Our 6 Sessions in the series.
  • This session’s title
  • The point of the session: God’s love empowers me to love. <br /> <br /> Define: empowers; <br /> give (someone) the authority or power to do something. <br /> synonyms: authorize, entitle, permit, allow, license, sanction, warrant, commission, delegate, qualify, enable, equip More <br /> antonyms: forbid <br /> <br /> 2. make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights. <br /> "movements to empower the poor" <br /> synonyms: emancipate, unshackle, set free, liberate More <br /> antonyms: enslave

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  • 1. Beyond Belief Exploring the Character of God Rhema Christian Fellowship Bible Study
  • 2. Our Essential Questions 1. What do I believe about my faith? 2. How do I know the will of God?
  • 3. Beyond Belief: Exploring the Character of God Session 1: God Is Holy Session 2: God Is Loving Session 3: God Is Just Session 4: God Is Forgiving Session 5: God Is Wise Session 6: God Is Faithful
  • 4. God Is Forgiving Session 4
  • 5. God Is Forgiving The Point: God always forgives when I truly repent. Intro: The Bible Meets Life Our Passage: 1 John 1:5- 2:2
  • 6. 1 John 1:5-7 (HCSB) 5 Now this is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light, and there is absolutely no darkness in Him. 6 If we say, “We have fellowship with Him,” yet we walk in darkness, we are lying and are not practicing[a] the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. 6
  • 7. 1 John 1:8-10 (HCSB) 8 If we say, “We have no sin,” we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say, “We don’t have any sin,” we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. 7
  • 8. 1 John 2:1-2 (HCSB) 1 My little children, I am writing you these things so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ the Righteous One. 2 He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not only for ours, but also for those of the whole world. 8
  • 9. Conduct An Inductive Study Free online course at http://precept.org
  • 10. Conduct an Inductive Study Mark reference to author in one color and another to the recipient Identify lists Mark keywords and synonyms Mark contrasts Mark terms of conclusion Mark comparisons Mark expressions of time Double underline geographical locations Make lists of keywords and key people
  • 11. Key Words  Fellowship (1:6) G2842 The Greek word means “common”. This term implies that those in fellowship with one another share things in common as part of their relationship.  Advocate (2:1) G3875 One who stands beside. The related word means “encourage”, “exhort”, “counsel”, or “comfort”. In John's Gospel, it refers to the Holy Spirit, but here to Jesus.  Propitiation (2:2) G2434 The Greek word refers to the appeasement of God's wrath against sin through the appropriate sacrifice, which could only occur through the death of God's son.
  • 12. Inductive Study Marking Method
  • 13. 1 John 1:5-7 (HCSB) 5 Now this is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light, and there is absolutely no darkness in Him. 6 If we say, “We have fellowship with Him,” yet we walk in darkness, we are lying and are not practicing the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. 13
  • 14. 1 John 1:8-10 (HCSB) 8 If we say, “We have no sin,” we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say, “We don’t have any sin,” we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. 14
  • 15. 1 John 2:1-2 (HCSB) 1 My little children, I am writing you these things so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ the Righteous One. 2 He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not only for ours, but also for those of the whole world. 15
  • 16. ”God Is Forgiving” (1 John 1:5-10)  God gave Christians “Fellowship”  1 John 2-3 tie our fellowship to God thru Christ  Metaphor of “light” to God.  God as the “Righteous One”  We are imperfect in “darkness”. How can we ever hope to live in the “light”?
  • 17. ”God Is Forgiving” (1 John 1:5-10) 1. “Judicial Forgiveness”, occurs when God – acting as the Righteous Judge – grants us salvation. 2. “Justification”, occurs when we submit to Jesus is our savior, we are forgiven and declared righteous by God (see Romans 5:6-11; Ephesians 1:7).
  • 18. Judicial Forgiveness Justification
  • 19. God Is Forgiving (1 John 2:1-2)  We should not be living in a way that’s characterized by disobedience  The tendency toward sin remains powerful, and because it's embedded in our very nature (see Romans 7:14–24).  If Christ's forgiveness brings me into a relationship with God, what happens when I sin again?  As believers, we still possess Christ's forgiveness even when we sin.  The result is the gift of salvation, It also means the availability of ongoing forgiveness.
  • 20. God Is Forgiving (1 John 2:1-2)  We looked at judicial forgiveness and justification.  The aspect of forgiveness is required each time we sin.  Consider: When a child is disobedient, his relationship with his parents is affected, but he/she does not cease to be a son/daughter. Are we not adopted sons and daughters of God  We can return to full fellowship with God through confession and We can be - and will be - forgiven by God each time
  • 21. God Is Forgiving (1 John 2:1-2) There are three culprits that we can blame for our continuing guilt and shame: 1. Satan accuses us (see Revelation 12:10). 2. Others don't forgive us. 3. We keep reminding ourselves of our past disobedience.
  • 22. Live It Out How are you responding to God's offer of forgiveness 1. Step back for self-evaluation 2. Let go of false guilt. 3. Forgive when it hurts.