In Him is No Sin - 1 John 3:1-7
Grace precedes obligation. The love of God comes before our response of loving faithfulness. This is how God has designed the world. If we would be free of sin we must put ever before our eyes the glorious Gospel news. This is why John goes on to insist that perpetual, habitual sin is utterly inconsistent with the Christian life. You have been rescued from sin. Do not live according to its dictates any longer.
Jeff Harlow has served as the Pastor of Trinity Reformation Church in Salem, OR and several other congregtions.