Summer of Love - Jesus is Light
You can’t fool God about sin, so stop trying to fool everyone else
What’s one idea from the message that stood out to you? Why do you think it grabbed you?
Was the church or home you grew up in one that focused a lot on sin? What was that like?
Have you or someone you know grown up with associating church with guilt? What can be harmful about that association? What can be beneficial about it?
Read: 1 John 1:5-2:2
John writes that fellowship with others is dependent on living in the light. Why would this be? What happens to your relationships when you are hiding sin?
What is the danger of having the approach of just managing sin, instead of eradicating sin?
Have you ever experienced the feeling of confessing your sins to another person? How did it feel?
In verse 10, John says that if we say we have not sinned, we make God a liar. Have you ever been told you’re lying when you’re really telling the truth? What was that like?
Why do we hesitate to cut out a relationship/hobby/etc. that makes us sin?
Why do we struggle to confess our sins?
Prayer: Confess your sins and thank God for his grace.