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, purifies us from all sin.
If we claim to be without sin,
we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just
and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear,
because fear has to do with punishment.
The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
(1 John 1:7-9; 4:18)
Sharing and Prayer
Merciful Heavenly Father,
Thank you for granting the freedom in salvation
in Jesus Christ so that I may come before the cross
of the Lord Christ to lay down the heavy burden
under the chained suppression of sin.
You will forgive me my sins and purify me from all unrighteousness.
Help me Lord in this coming new year
to live out this freedom in salvation
and bask in the love and the presence of Christ in every day.