How to Stop Sinning

Renewing Your Mind

…walk in the light…confess our sins…have an advocate with the father, Jesus Christ the righteous. ESV 1 John 1:7, 9; 2:1

On Sundays I consider my relationship with God. I consider my sin life (not a pleasant thought, but necessary nonetheless). As difficult as it may be, I try to ascertain if I am finding victory over whatever sins persist in my life. Sometimes I find it easy to walk away from a particular sin (especially those that God has recently opened my eyes to and that aren’t deeply seated in my flesh). At other times, God continues to convict me of some of the deeply rooted sins that choke my soul. Only recently have I begun to understand the Biblical principles that enable victory in these areas.

In his first letter John lays out a simple process to stop sinning. First, he encourages us to walk in the light…

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