Part 2 of Pastor Joe’s discussion on that most grave a subject…sin. What glorious good news this is!!

Joe Quatrone, Jr.

1-John-1_9 In my introduction to this article, we looked at the person who tries to cover his sins by lying or hiding the truth. We learned if we want to enjoy the life that is real, we must never cover our sins! As we continue our study in John’s letter ( 1 Jn. 1:5-2:6 ), he explains two more approaches to dealing with sin:


John gives two interesting titles to Jesus Christ: Advocate and Propitiation (1 Jn. 2:1–2). It’s important we understand these titles because they stand for two ministries only the Lord Himself performs.

Let’s begin with Propitiation. If you look this word up in the dictionary, you may get the wrong idea of its meaning. The dictionary tells us “to propitiate” means “to appease someone who is angry.” If you apply this to Christ, you get the horrible…

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