Christ Our Advocate
My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, a we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
And b He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but c also for the whole world.
Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.
He who says, "I know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a d liar, and the truth is not in him.
But e whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected f in him. By this we know that we are in Him.
g He who says he abides in Him h ought himself also to walk just as He walked.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.
1 Timothy 2:5
For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.
Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.
For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.
Whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed.
Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
1 John 4:10
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written: "That You may be justified in Your words, And may overcome when You are judged.
"He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him."
Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
1 John 4:12
No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.
Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.
If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.
1 Peter 2:21
For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: