Today's sermon took a temporary detour from our exposition of John, to discuss what "spiritual thirst" means, in light of Jesus' conversation with the Samaritan woman. We cover the two reasons why Christians experience spiritual thirst, 1) they conflate emotional voids with spiritual thirst, 2) they are not pursuing after God's holiness. Then we discuss the three aspects of pursuing God's holiness, 1) we fellowship with God, 2) we live in God's holiness, and 3) we confess our sins frequently.
This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.