1 John 2:1-6
My little children, these things write I to you, that you sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father…
I. WHO IS IT THAT APPEARS FOR US AN INTERCESSOR IN HEAVEN?
1. It is not a poor sinner like ourselves, who has need first to intercede for the forgiveness of his own sins, and then for the people.
2. He is One who perfectly understands our condition and exposures.
3. He is not only in certain respects a member of the human family, and acquainted with their sufferings, but He is also a partaker of the essence and glory of the Godhead.
4. He hath peculiar advantages for the accomplishment of the great object for which He intercedes.
II. THE FACT THAT WE HAVE SUCH AN INTERCESSOR GIVES RELIEF TO HOURS OF DARKNESS.
III. THE INTERCESSION OF CHRIST IS AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO EVERY HUMBLE BELIEVER THAT HE SHALL NOT FINALLY APOSTATISE FROM GOD.
IV. THE INTERCESSION OF CHRIST OUGHT TO BE REMEMBERED BY CHRISTIANS AND OFTEN INVOKED BY THEM.
(J. Foot, D. D.)
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