People leave the Church for multiple reasons, most of the time without turning their back on God. How do we minister to those that are in the Church and those that walk away? 1 John 5:13-15 speaks to how the children of God and those that have turn their back on God deal with sin.
John was a BFF of Christ and yet was the pastor of a relatively small church. His strong message is punctuated by the need for the “beloved children” to continue to have a heart that seeks forgiveness from God as we walk and mature in Christ.