The Courtroom of Heaven.

Series: Easter with Traders Point | Week 2: Back from Failure

Day Five 1 John 1:8-2:2

8 “If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. 9 But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts.

2 My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous. 2 He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins—and not only our sins but the sins of all the world.”
1 John 1:8-2:2 (NLT)

1. What has John learned about sin according to his later letter, 1 John?
2. What does a resurrected Jesus do for sinners in the courtroom of heaven?
3. How is He able to advocate for sinners?

Because our perfect Savior, Jesus, shed His blood to atone for the sins of humanity and then rose from the dead, conquering death, we have redemption! The dictionary definition for redemption is “the action of regaining or gaining possession of something in exchange for payment, or clearing a debt.” Your debt has been paid! There is no failure, sin, mess, or evil act that is beyond the power of Jesus to redeem. Spend time today and this weekend rejoicing in this good news and worshipping Jesus, our resurrected Savior. If you have never made the decision to follow Jesus, you can always reach out to us at

For Further Reading: One Woman’s Story of Redemption

For Families with Kids at Home
Having conversations with your child about following Jesus and deciding when to get baptized is a big step for both of you. We’ve created some resources to help equip you for those conversations. These resources include a video for parents, a workbook for you to do together as a family, and a video for kids. Check them all out at

Easter with Traders Point