1 John 1:8-2:2
6 Sinning Saints

This is sermon number six in the Paradox Series.

As Christians we are saved sinners living in a sinful world. While we have right standing before God because of Christ's redeeming work on the cross, we still find ourselves sinning. Johns tells us that God does  not want us to sin. We appreaciate that but like the apostle Paul, we find ourselves "doing the evil we don't want to do." What are we to do then? 

We're to let Jesus stand before God to defend us and speak well of us. Jesus can do that, not because we're sinless or righteous, but because he is. Furthermore, he has already paid our debt for us. For that reason our sins are not counted against us. Does this give us licence to keep on sinning? Of course not! This sermon suggests three practical steps we can take to decrease the frequency of our sinning.