Saturday, October 8, 2011

My little children…

My little children…

I chose this domain name because I want to speak to you my little children the words which God has put on my heart. When I say "my little children" I'm referring not only to my children, but to my grandchildren and one day, their children and their grandchildren. I want them to know me their father and also their heavenly father.

"My little children" is quoted from 1John 2:1-2. It reads:

(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 One, 2:2 and he himself is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for our sins but also for the whole world. (NET)

John's words tell us so much about his master Jesus and about sin.

The reason that John writes us is that we "may not sin". Sin is resistance to or rebellion against God. Sin is inevitable. Even though we love God and try to be good, we sin.

The result of sin is that we become separated from God. God loves us and desires a relationship with each of us, not separation.

Though His wish is that we never sin, He has provided for us through Christ, an "atoning sacrifice" should we choose to accept it, results in forgiveness for ours sins.

What is "atoning sacrifice"? This phrase refers to Christ's death on the cross. Its purpose was to fully pay the price for our sin and thereby placate God's wrath against sin.

What is necessary on our part for our sins to be forgiven? We must repent -- that is we reject sin and accept Christ work on the cross as payment for our sin.

The result is that we are restored to a right relationship with God.


Father, we admit that we are sinners. We have not obeyed you. We believe that Christ has satisfied the debt of our sin through his death on the cross. We repent and turn away from our sin and disobedience. We desire a relationship with you where you are the master of our lives. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ.


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