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Walking in the light

Pastor Jonathan Olavarria In this talk, Cru alumnus and pastor Jonathan Olavarria teaches about how to walk in Christ's light in the face of temptations and trials. Jonathan is a public school teacher who recently planted HUB Church in Jersey City, NJ.
Passage | 1 John 1:5-10 and 2:1-6

1 John 1:5-10 ESV

[5] This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. [6] If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. [7] But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. [8] If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. [9] If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. [10] If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

1 John 2:1-6 ESV

[1] My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. [2] He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. [3] And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. [4] Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, [5] but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: [6] whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.


Discussion Questions
  1. How does our relationship with God affect our daily living?

  2. What does it mean to "walk in the light"?

  3. What are some practical ways we can love others?

  4. What is more difficult: loving God or loving others? Why?

  5. How is love and holiness connected?


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