My little children, I'm writing these things to you so that you might not sin. Yet if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father Jesus, the Messiah, one who is righteous.
Who is the one to condemn? It is the Messiah Jesus who is interceding on our behalf. He died, and more importantly, has been raised and is seated at the right hand of God.
There is one God. There is also one mediator between God and human beings a human, the Messiah Jesus.
Jesus told him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
My children, I am suffering birth pains for you again until the Messiah is formed in you.
For the Messiah did not go into a sanctuary made by human hands that is merely a copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, to appear now in God's presence on our behalf.
I am writing to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name.
Little children, don't let anyone deceive you. The person who practices righteousness is righteous, just as the Messiah is righteous.
Little children, we must stop expressing love merely by our words and manner of speech; we must love also in action and in truth.
Little children, you belong to God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
Little children, keep yourselves away from idols.
Be angry, yet do not sin. Think about this when upon your beds, and be silent. Interlude
If you warn the righteous person, so that he doesn't commit sin, then he'll live, since he had been warned. And you will have saved your life."
"Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion; cry out, daughter of Jerusalem! Look! Your king is coming to you. He is righteous, and he is able to save. He is humble, and is riding on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
All things have been entrusted to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and the person to whom the Son chooses to reveal him."
Later on, Jesus found him in the Temple and told him, "Look! You have become well. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you."
Jesus told them, "Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, the Son can do nothing on his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing, What the Father does, the Son does likewise.
"But I have a greater testimony than John's, because the actions that the Father has given me to complete the very actions that I am doing testify on my behalf that the Father has sent me.
Do not work for food that perishes but for food that lasts for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set his seal on him."
"No one, sir," she replied. Then Jesus said, "I don't condemn you, either. Go home, and from now on don't sin anymore."
Little children, I'm with you only a little longer. You will look for me, but what I told the Jewish leaders I now tell you, "Where I'm going, you cannot come.'
Jesus asked them, "Children, you don't have any fish, do you?" They answered him, "No."
What should we say, then? Should we go on sinning so that grace may increase?
What, then, does this mean? Should we go on sinning because we are not under Law but under grace? Of course not!
I'm not writing this to make you feel ashamed, but to warn you as my dear children.
Come back to your senses as you should, and stop sinning! For some of you I say this to your shame don't fully know God.
God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that God's righteousness would be produced in us.
"Be angry, yet do not sin." Do not let the sun set while you are still angry,
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people.
But because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood.
A religion that is pure and stainless according to God the Father is this: to take care of orphans and widows who are suffering, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse those who are made in God's likeness.
Instead, be holy in every aspect of your life, just as the one who called you is holy.
For the Messiah also suffered for sins once for all, an innocent person for the guilty, so that he could bring you to God. He was put to death in a mortal body but was brought to life by the Spirit,
Therefore, since the Messiah suffered in a mortal body, you, too, must arm yourselves with the same determination, because the person who has suffered in a mortal body has stopped sinning,
What we have seen and heard we declare to you so that you, too, can have fellowship with us. Now this fellowship of ours is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus, the Messiah.
If we say that we do not have any sin, we are deceiving ourselves and we're not being truthful to ourselves.
Even now, little children, abide in him. Then, when he appears, we will have confidence and will not turn away from him in shame when he comes.
You know that the Messiah was revealed to take away sins, and there is not any sin in him.