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Oct 14, 2013

1 John 3:1-24


God’s Indescribable Love . . .

·         To reject Christ is to not know the indescribable love of God.


·         To know Christ is to be loved by God with an inexplicable love. (v.1)

“See what kind of love the Father has given to us . . .” (ESV)

“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us . . .” (NIV)


·         To be loved by God as His child gives us an unwavering and confident hope. (v.3)


As Children of God . . .


1.      You pursue holiness. (v. 3)

As true followers of Christ, our pursuit is righteousness and the direction of our life is toward holiness. (1 Peter 1:16; Romans 8:5-11)


2.      You don’t practice sinning. (vv.4-9)You don’t practice sinning because . .  .

·         As true believers, we are not indifferent to the truth of God’s Word.  (v.4)

·         As true believers, sin does not reign in us. (Romans 6:12)

·         As true followers of Christ, the life of God abides in us. (v.9)


3.      You love one another. (vv.10b-18)

·         We are able to love others because God loved us first. (1 John 5:7, 11)

·         We show people evidence of God when we love others.  (1 John 4:12)


4.      You are sealed by His Spirit. (v.24)


 My Response  . . .