A Promise When You Sin (2 of 18) by Ernest Easley

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A Promise When You Sin (2 of 18)
Series: The If's, Ands and Buts of the Bible
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
1 John 1:5-10
January 15, 2012

Now join me in the book of 1st John chapter 1. We're in a new series of messages under the heading: The If's, Ands and Buts of the Bible! You say, "Ernest, isn't that a strange title for a sermon series?"
Well .. not really. For throughout the Bible, you find all three of these words: If, And and But, and all three are significant to our walk with God.
For example: the IF's are used in connection to The Promises of God. You see .. most of God's promises are set up with the word "if".. which means they are conditional. God says, "If you'll do this, then I'll do that."
So .. the If's of the Bible speak to The Promises of God. And then there are the Ands of the Bible. They speak to The Provisions of God. For example .. the Bible speaks of Prayer AND Fasting … Grace AND truth … Compassionate AND Merciful to name a few.
And then there are the BUTS of the Bible. They speak of The Providence of God. For example: Romans 5.8, "BUT GOD demonstrates His own love for us … "
That is the focus of this series of messages from the Word of God: The If's (the promises of God) the Ands (the provisions of God) and Buts (the providence of God) of the Bible.
Now last time together we began looking at the If's of the Bible .. those promises of God. And by way of introduction we learned several things about the promises of God:
*They are found in the Word of God.
*They are always gracious.
*They are always centered around Christ.
*They are always trustworthy.
*They are usually conditional.
And in our time together today .. we're going to find one of those conditional promises and it's found in the book of 1st John chapter 1. It's here we're going to find ….
A Promise When You Sin
1 John 1.5-10
"5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no ...


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