A group of teen-agers were enjoying a party, and someone suggested that they go to a certain restaurant for a good time. “I’d rather you took me home,” Jan said to her date. “My parents don’t approve of that place.” “Are you afraid your father will hurt y … More
This is John’s approach in writing to Christians. Instead of listing the evil characteristics of Satan’s children, he gives us a clear description of God’s children. The title “sons of God” is an honor bestowed upon those who have a right relationship to God. This relationship is described as follows:
John begins by demanding that his people should remember their privileges. It is their privilege that they are called the children of God. There is something even in a name. He points out, we are not merely called the children of God; we are the children of God. It is by the gift of God that a man becomes a child of God. By nature a man is the creature of God, but it is by God’s grace that he becomes the child of God. An unbeliever who sins is a creature sinning against his Creator. A Christian who sins is a child sinning against his father who he loves very much. When we sin it never affects just one person but often brings reproach to an entire family and certainly harms the cause of Christ.
Because the Father loved me and sent His Son to die for me I am a child of God. I am saved by the grace of God, but the provision for my Salvation was originated in the love of God. Therefore since I have experienced the love of God, I have no desire to live in sin.
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I John 1:1-4Is your fellowship grounded in God’s Word?
I John 1:5-7What effects your relationships?
I John 1:8-10Sins’ reality and remedy
I John 2:1-6Tests of true knowledge
I John 2:7-11God’s people are to love one another
I John 2:12-14Three categories of believers
I John 2:15-17Worldliness is a matter of the heart
I John 2:18-22The opponent of Christ
I John 2:23-27Jesus and God are one
I John 2:28-29Twisting the Scriptures
I John 3:1-3A clear description of God’s Children
I John 3:4-8Reasons why Jesus died on the cross
I John 3:9-12I have two dogs living in me
I John 3:11-16Don’t be surprised if the world hates you
I John 3:17-18Love is an action, not a feeling
I John 3:19-24Doctrine and love are both needed
I John 4:1-3Don’t believe everything you hear
I John 4:4-6Sure tests for true teaching
I John 4:7-12Love is an action
I John 4:13-21Pretending is not a mark of maturity
I John 5:1-5What must I do to be saved?
I John 5:6-08Proof that Jesus is God
I John 5:09-15Instrument for getting God’s will done on earth
I John 5:16-21Given over to the worship of Idols