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1 John 3 - NIV

1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears,[a] we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.

3 All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

4 Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.

5 But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin.

6 No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.

7 Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.

8 The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.

9 No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God.

10 This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister.

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11 For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.

12 Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother’s were righteous.


Footnotes

a. 1 John 3:2 Or when it is made known


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Scripture: 1 John 3:1-3
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Shared by: Derek Geldart on Aug, 2016
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Shared by: Johnnie Medrano on Aug, 2016
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"What Lack Of Love Leads To"
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Aug, 2016
Summary: John tells us that a true child of God seeks to be gracious and generous.
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Scripture: 1 John 3:11-18
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Views: 1,391
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Children of God
Shared by: Troy Borst on Jul, 2016
Summary: This passage centers around one basic truth for people that believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. People that believe in God and in Jesus Christ are considered to be “children of God.” Focus on purity as God's children.
Series: 1 John
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"Sinless Perfection?"
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Jul, 2016
Summary: What does the Bible teach about overcoming sin in the life of the Christian?
Scripture: 1 John 3:4-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 281
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"God Is Our Father!"
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Jul, 2016
Summary: What difference does it make that through faith in Christ we have a love relationship with god and know Him as our Father?
Scripture: 1 John 3:1-3
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Views: 177
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Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Jun, 2016
Summary: 1) The Person of God (1 John 2:29), 2) The Parousia/Return of God (1 John 2:28, 3:2), 3) The Provision of God (1 John 3:1, 3)
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Denomination: Independent/Bible
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THE BIBLICAL CONCEPT of SIN
Shared by: Darin Gary on Jun, 2016
Summary: The reason many in the Church live a defeated existence within and without the Church is because of a FAULTY, UN-BIBLICAL VIEW and UNDERSTANDING of SIN!
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The Comfort and Confidence of Children
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Jun, 2016
Summary: There is nothing more comforting for a child, than a safe and loving home. Such an environment fosters growth and stability. The same principle applies for the children of God. Living confidently in Him, we enjoy growth and stability.
Scripture: 1 John 3:1-3
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Views: 93
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Seeing Sin for what it Is
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Jun, 2016
Summary: Those who are in Christ are aware of the dangers and consequences of sin, and yet most today are unwilling to confront it. While we must work with compassion, we also have an obligation to address sin and deal with it in our lives.
Scripture: 1 John 3:4-10
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Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Jun, 2016
Summary: Our efforts for the Lord will be futile without love. We know the Bible commands that we love one another, and yet we fail to fully heed the command. Our world needs to experience love in action, not just in word.
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Shared by: Matthew Kratz on May, 2016
Summary: Children of the Resurrection are not marked by 1) Murder (1 John 3:12, 14), 2) Hatred (1 John 3:13, 15), and 3) Indifference toward other children of God (1 John 3:16–18).
Scripture: 1 John 3:11-18
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Views: 184
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Free from Sin
Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Apr, 2016
Summary: 1) Sin is incompatible with the law of God (1 John 3:4), 2) it is incompatible with the work of Christ (1 John 3:5–8), and 3) it is incompatible with the ministry of the Holy Spirit (1 John 3:9–10).
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Views: 219
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Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Apr, 2016
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Views: 276
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Shared by: Rick Crandall on Mar, 2016
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Shared by: Mark Aarssen on Feb, 2016
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Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Aug, 2015
Summary: If we live for God, we strive for righteous things that are His; but if we live for the devil, we strive for unholy things that are his. Our choice is simple, we must choose to live for God!
Series: 1 John
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Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Aug, 2015
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Shared by: Rodney Johnson Sr., on Jul, 2015
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Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on May, 2015
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Shared by: David Welch on May, 2015
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