While the Christian life is indeed lived in the power, comfort, and guidance of the Spirit, we are yet a work in progress. God has in Christ fully accomplished our redemption, but we have yet to full realize that redemption. For now, we rejoice in the Lord, and we at times, also groan inwardly, and struggle with external sin as well.
Key Verse—v. 5: "This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all." (ESV)
Aim: To receive Christ's Message with faith, humility, and joy
Much to do is made of the contemporary worship model. But sadly it is sadly lacking in substance because it focuses on the flesh rather than on Christ. David's model was centrally focused on Jehovah, he singing His praise and preaching His achievements. What about your worship? Is it focused exclusively on Christ? Listen to A Song for You.