RUSS HOBBS MINISTRIES KOINONIA FELLOWSHIP!
November 12 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
We would love to have you join us for our next RHM Koinonia Fellowship! For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know the idea of walking in darkness is mentioned in several parts of Scripture, including 1 John 1:6, “If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth.” This verse serves as a warning and challenge to everyone who claims to have a relationship with God. Christianity goes beyond words and is revealed through our actions.
To walk in darkness denotes a sinful lifestyle, persistently engaging in actions that God hates. The term walk is often used as a metaphor for daily living. So, John is addressing those who profess to be followers of Christ but carry on with ungodly living. Elsewhere, Scripture lists behaviors commonly associated with living in darkness, such as “sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these” (Galatians 5:20–21). Living in darkness revolves around self-centeredness, satisfying personal desires (Ephesians 2:3; Romans 1:24–25). This raises the question: Are we seeking to please God or only ourselves?
We talk about these topics and so much more at RHM Koinonia! Join us for friendship, fellowship and spiritual care that is sure to help you grow in Christ so you don’t groan is disgrace as John DeBrine use to say.
The opposite of walking in darkness is living in the light, starting when we turn to the Light of the world. Through Christ’s redemptive work and the Holy Spirit’s regeneration, we move from the kingdom of darkness to that of light (Colossians 1:13–14; see also Acts 26:17–18; 1 Peter 2:9).