Home RECENT RADIO SHOWS A Formula for Fellowship

A Formula for Fellowship

Sermon Overview
Scripture Passage: 1 John 1:3-10

As Christians, we can slip and fall into sin just like anyone else. What happens to our fellowship with God when we sin?

1 John 1:5-7 says: “This is the message which we have heard from Him, and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.”

The formula for fellowship is a cleansed life. Oftentimes, we would rather see our sins as mistakes that need to be fixed. In reality, we are sinners in need of forgiveness. Adrian Rogers says, “The problem with today’s society is we all have a burden of guilt without a sense of sin.” If we are truly saved, our sin can no longer condemn us; but it can interrupt fellowship with God. Our “sonship” is fixed for eternity, but our fellowship is determined as to whether or not we obey our Father’s instructions.

If we want to stay in fellowship with God, we must first expose our sins to the light. Hiding our sins is very dangerous; if we want to know if we have any unconfessed sin in our hearts, we have to shed light on our imperfections. We must be bold to ask the Holy Spirit to convict us legitimately, specifically, and redemptively.

Second, our sin must be expressed to the Lord. A confession of sin is not just an admission; it is an agreement with God about it. To confess that sin means to name it and nail it; to agree with God immediately, specifically, and confidently. 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Because Jesus Christ died for our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us. If we only confess, we can be totally cleansed from all unrighteousness, and our fellowship with God can be restored.

Apply it to your life
Do you have any unconfessed sin in your life? Bring it to the light and express it to the Lord.

Adrian Rogershttps://www.lwf.org/
Profound Truth. Simply Stated. Pastor, Teacher, and Author Adrian Rogers has introduced people all over the world to the love of Jesus Christ, and has impacted untold numbers of lives by presenting profound biblical truth with such simplicity that a 5 year-old can understand it, and yet, it still speaks to the heart of the 50 year-old. Love Worth Finding was started in 1987 as the broadcast ministry of Adrian Rogers and remains the exclusive provider of his comprehensive teachings today.
- Advertisment -

Recent Posts

Medicare 101 The Map

Feeling lost when it comes to medicare? Be lost no longer as Finishing well presents, medicare 101 the map. It's a guide to show you the way. Don’t forget to get your copy of “The Complete Cardinal Guide to Planning for and Living in Retirement”...

Fulfill Your Ministry

A pastor’s work in pointing people to follow Jesus is extremely challenging in the current culture. Study along with us on Truth For Life as Alistair Begg looks at the apostle Paul’s timeless exhortations for Timothy to persevere to the end. Listen...

Why We Should Be Studying the Book of Revelation | Special Interview

The person who reads, hears, and keeps the words of Revelation will be blessed in a special way. That alone is reason enough to...

The Church Jesus Would Attend Part 2-Part A

The Church. Who really needs to be a part of it? Why should we belong to something so archaic and so narrow? The culture around us seems to ask this question relentlessly, but what is the answer? Pastor Skip Heitzig presents a series of reasons why the church, as Christ established it, is so vitally important to the Christian walk. From God's original intent for His church, to the ways in which He uses us today, and the reasons why people attend and leave the church, this series emphasizes the importance of the Church and the need to revere it as divinely established.

09.24.21 Dr. Brown Answers Your Questions

The Line of Fire Radio Broadcast for 09/24/21.

Hidden Treasures of Psalms 119: Verse 34 – A Heart Of Understanding

The second anointing of the Holy Spirit in Isaiah 11 is - Understanding, here King David shares his whole heart on why we want understanding

Teaching Children to Celebrate Racial and Cultural Diversity

Trillia Newbell and Dr. Danny Huerta discuss the value of our celebrating racial and cultural diversity as an expression of God's calling upon us...

The Word of Truth (Part 1 of 2)

We expect hard work to be rewarded. Some people similarly try to earn God’s approval through good deeds and obedience. But that’s not how God works! Listen as Alistair walks us through God’s incredible salvation plan on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg.
%d bloggers like this: