‘Darkness, light, blood and soap’ (1 John 1:5-2:2)

John’s first letter is full of many theological truths that help us to shape our understanding of the gospel. 1 John 1:5-2:2 is a text just like that. In it, John explores themes of light and darkness, confession and cleansing, as well as opening up for us the heart of the gospel message and the path to daily cleansing of our sins.



• A different text for these reasons
• Why was John writing this letter?
• John’s thesis: God is light and has no darkness…
• See how these verses tell us of …

  1. What is true of those in the darkness (v.6, 8, 10)
  2. What is true of those in the light (v.7, 9, 2:1)
  3. What God has done to bring us from darkness to light (2:2)

How can you bring light and darkness together?
The free offer of forgiveness!