First Fifteen

Remain in Christ (1 John 2)

December 30, 2020 Ron and Angela Oltmanns Season 4 Episode 17
First Fifteen
Remain in Christ (1 John 2)
Show Notes

"I write these things to you so that you may not sin.  If anyone sins we have an advocate with the Father--Jesus Christ, the righteous one."  These words begin 1 John 2, and clearly the desire is that we avoid sin.  Jesus Christ is the answer to our sin problem, and it is essential that we abide or remain in him. 

If you are trying to have a quiet time, getting started in a relationship with God or seeking guidance at this point in your life, you're in the right place.

In each episode you will listen to God's word for you, reflect on it and learn to pray to God as well as carry that word with you through the rest of your day. 

In season four we are praying through some of the letters in the Bible.  We're continuing through 1 John and listening to chapter 2 in this episode.  It's quite a bit longer than chapter 1, but it gives us a lot to meditate on and pray back to God in our walk with him.   

There are many things mentioned in this chapter--sin, our desire for things of the world, the end times, antichrist, the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and other topics as well.  The central point, however, is to focus on Christ, remain in him and abide in fellowship with him.  We talk about some practical ways to do that in this episode before praying the themes of this chapter together. 

We are using the letters to grow closer to God in season four.  We can't exhaust the riches in each part of scripture we cover, but you can go deeper into them on your own using our four step process.  You can download the helpsheet that details and demonstrates the four step process we use on First Fifteen using Psalm 1.

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