Family Matters - 1 John 3:1-3


1 John 3:1-3 1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 3 And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

1. The Father is a God of Grace.

"See what kind of love the Father has given to us" (1)

Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments. Cf. Luke 15: 20-24; John 17:24-25

2. God's love cost the cross of Christ.

"See what kind of love the Father has given to us" (1)

Hebrews 2:9-11 9 But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. 10 For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. 11 For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source.That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers

Cf. Isaiah 53:5-6; John 3:16; Romans 5:8-9

3. God's Adoption Means: New Birth

"that we should be called children of God; and so we are."(1)

1 Peter 1:3-4 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,

Cf. Romans 8:28-29; John 1:12-13; Romans 3:21-25

4. God's Adoption Means: Alienation from the world

"The reason why the world does not know us is that bit did not know him." (2)

Philippians 3:7-8 7 But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 8 Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ Cf. Romans 12:2; Galatians 6:14; John 15:18-19

5. God's Adoption Means: Transformation Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. (2)

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. Cf. 2 Corinthians 3:18; Ephesians 4:21-24; Colossians 3:1-4; Philippians 1:6

6. God's Adoption Means: Hope in Christ that Purifies And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure. (3)

Hebrews 10:12-14 12 But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, 13 waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. 14 For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. Cf. Romans 8:1; Galatians 5:1; John 20:30-31; John 1: 12-13

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