1 JOHN 3

7 Outlines

 

1 John 3:1-3

SOMETHING SPECIAL

 

A SPECIAL PEOPLE - Vs. 1

 

A SPECIAL PROMISE - Vs. 2

 

A SPECIAL PURITY - Vs. 3

 

 

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1 John 3:1-3

IT'S AMAZING!

 

AMAZING LOVE - Vs. 1 - "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not."

 

AMAZING LIKENESS - Vs. 2 - "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is."

 

AMAZING LIVING - Vs. 3 - "And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure."

 

 

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THE FAMILY OF GOD

1 John 3:1-3

 

FAMILY LOVE Vs. 1a

FAMILY UNIQUENESS Vss. 1b, 2a

FAMILY FUTURE Vs. 2b

FAMILY PURPOSE Vs. 3

 

 

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1 John 3:1-3

THREE CONSIDERATIONS

 

CONSIDER THE LOVE OF GOD - Vs. 1

God has loved us so much that he has declared us to be His children if we know Christ as Savior (John 1:12-13). That amount of love is simply amazing!

Because the world did not know Christ (John 1:10-11) the world will not know, or understand us either.

 

CONSIDER THE LOOK AT CHRIST - Vs. 2

We are the children of God right now!

There will be a day however when we will see Christ face to face and be like Him! We will see him as he is!

 

CONSIDER THE LIFE OF PURITY - Vs. 3

Because we are looking forward to being like him in the future, we should purify our lives now! See Titus 2:11-15

 

 

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1 John 3:4-12

THAT CHRISTIAN!

 

THE CHRISTIAN IS CHANGED Vss. 4-6

THE CHRISTIAN IS CONSISTENT Vss. 7-9

THE CHRISTIAN IS COMPARED Or CONTRASTED Vss. 10-12

The comparison is with the children of the devil.

 

 

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1 John 3:11-18

TRUE LOVE

 

When someone says "I love you", it can mean many different things. It can mean:

 

1. The person is physically attracted to the other person's body.

2. The person is very fond of another person.

3. The person is attached because of family ties or friendship.

4. The person is committed to the other because of Christ.

 

Of course, true love, genuine love on the highest plain is the love that Christ has for us and that we should have for fellow Christians. Our text shows us the qualities of true love:

 

TRUE LOVE REMEMBERS THE LORD'S COMMAND - Vs. 11

The command from the beginning is found in John 14:34-35.

We are to love others as Jesus loves us.

We in our churches are to be known for our love for each other, not our fights with each other!

 

TRUE LOVE REJECTS HATRED - Vss. 12-15

Although the world will hate us (Vs. 13) we are not act like Cain did. Vs. 12, Genesis 4:1-8

We are to love each other because the one who doesn't love abides in death. Vs. 14

The one who hates his brother is a murderer. Vs. 15, Matthew 5:21-23

 

TRUE LOVE REQUIRES SACRIFICE - Vs. 16

We are to lay down our very lives for each other.

 

TRUE LOVE REACHES OUT TO OTHERS - Vss. 17-18

The one who sees a need, is able to help, and doesn't does not have the love God indwelling. Vs. 17

True love does not give lip service to those in need, but acts to help those in need. Vs. 18

 

 

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1 John 3:19-24

CONFIDENCE

 

Christians are in need of confidence. In this text we discover how to have:

 

CONFIDENCE OF HEART - Vss. 19-20

We will have confidence of heart as we practice verses 16-18.

 

CONFIDENCE TOWARDS GOD - Vs. 21

 

CONFIDENCE IN PRAYER - Vss. 22-23

 

CONFIDENCE BY THE SPIRIT - Vs. 24

 

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