1 John 3 - Children of God Love One Another
3 See how great a love the Father has given us, that we would be called children of God; and in fact we are. For this reason the world does not know us: because it did not know Him. 2 Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope set on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
- See how great a love the Father has given us
o That we would be called children of God
o And in fact we are (it’s a fact)
- For this reason
o The word does not know us (won’t recognize us)
o Because it did not know Him (would not recognize Him)
- Beloved (this is to us)
o Now we are the children of God (now – right now – today)
o And it has not appeared as yet what we will be (after we leave the flesh)
- We know when He appears (we know with certainty)
o We will be like Him (able to walk through solid doors; yet still be touched; eat)
o Because we will see Him just as He is (what will He look like?: What will we?)
- And everyone who has this hope (what hope?; the hope of heaven and our changed state)
o Is your hope set on Him?
o Then this is what you will likely be doing
§ Purifies himself (motivated to run from sin)
§ Just as He is pure (in order to be like Jesus)
4 Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. 5 You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin. 6 No one who remains in Him sins continually; no one who sins continually has seen Him or knows Him.
- Everyone who practices (continues to do it) sin
o Also practices lawlessness (they break God’s laws)
o And sin is lawlessness (breaking God’s laws which have penalties)
- You know that He appeared in order to take away sins (His purpose)
o And in Him there is no sin (is none whatsoever)
- No one who remains in Him sins continually (you may fall but never practicing it)
o No one who sins continually (continuing in sin even though you know better)
§ Has seen Him or knows Him (no relationship with Jesus Christ)
7 Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous; 8 the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil [c]has been sinning from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. 9 No one who has been born of God practices sin, because His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin continually, because he has been born of God. 10 By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: [d]anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother and sister.
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