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1 John 3:1-3

And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

1 John 3:1-3
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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.
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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.
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And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

  1. Because His love have been bestowed on us, what are we called?
    1 John 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. Why does the world not know us?
    1 John 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.
  3. When are we children of God?
    1 John 3:2
    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.
  4. What has not been revealed?
    1 John 3:2
    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.
  5. When He is revealed, why will we be like Him?
    1 John 3:2
    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.
  6. What does everyone who has this hope do to himself
    1 John 3:3
    And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

1 John 3:4-6

Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.

1 John 3:4-6
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Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.
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You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin.
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No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him.

  1. If a person sins, what are they coming?
    1 John 3:4
    Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.
  2. What is sin?
    1 John 3:4
    Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.
  3. What did He com to take away?
    1 John 3:5
    You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin.
  4. What is not in Him?
    1 John 3:5
    You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin.
  5. If a person abides in Him, what do they not practice?
    1 John 3:6
    No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him.
  6. If a person practices sin, who have they not seen or known?
    1 John 3:6
    No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him.

1 John 3:7-9

Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.

1 John 3:7-9
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Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous.
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Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
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No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God.

  1. What do we know about anyone who practices righteousness?
    1 John 3:7
    Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous.
  2. Will people try to deceive you about this?
    1 John 3:7
    Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous.
  3. If a person practices sin, who are they of?
    1 John 3:8
    Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
  4. What did the devil do from the beginning?
    1 John 3:8
    Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
  5. For what purpose was Jesus manifested (came in the flesh)?
    1 John 3:8
    Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
  6. If a person is born of God, what do they not practice?
    1 John 3:9
    No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God.
  7. Why does His seed remain in him?
    1 John 3:9
    No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God.

1 John 3:10-12

In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.

1 John 3:10-12
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By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.
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For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
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We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous.

  1. What is revealed or manifest in this?
    1 John 3:10
    By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.
  2. If a person does not practice righteousness, who are they not of?
    1 John 3:10
    By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.
  3. If a person does love his brother, who are they not of?
    1 John 3:10
    By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.
  4. What message have we heard from the beginning?
    1 John 3:11
    For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
  5. Who are we not to be like?
    1 John 3:12
    We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous.
  6. Why did Cain murder his brother?
    1 John 3:12
    We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous.

1 John 3:13-15

Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

1 John 3:13-15
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Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you.
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We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.
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Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

  1. What should we not marvel about?
    1 John 3:13
    Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you.
  2. How do know that we have passed from death to life?
    1 John 3:14
    We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.
  3. If a person does not love, what does he abide in?
    1 John 3:14
    We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.
  4. If a person hates his brother, what is he?
    1 John 3:15
    Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
  5. What does not murderer have?
    1 John 3:15
    Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

1 John 3:16-17

But whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?

1 John 3:16-17
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By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
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But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?

  1. How do we know love?
    1 John 3:16
    By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
  2. What should we do?
    1 John 3:16
    By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
  3. If you have the goods and see your brother in need, what is not in you if you close your heart to him?
    1 John 3:17
    But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?

1 John 3:18-24

Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.

1 John 3:18-24
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Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
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By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him;
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for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.
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Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God;
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and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.
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And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.
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Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.

  1. How are we not to love?
    1 John 3:18
    Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
  2. How are we to love?
    1 John 3:18
    Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
  3. What do we know by this?
    1 John 3:19
    By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him;
  4. What does this assure?
    1 John 3:19
    By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him;
  5. If our heart condemns us, who is greater than our heart?
    1 John 3:20
    for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.
  6. What does God know?
    1 John 3:20
    for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.
  7. If you close your heart to your brother in need, does God know it?
    1 John 3:20
    for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.
  8. If our heart does not condemn us, what do we have?
    1 John 3:21
    Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God;
  9. If our heart does not condemn us, and we ask for something from God, what will happen?
    1 John 3:22
    and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.
  10. Why does He do this?
    1 John 3:22
    and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.
  11. What is the commandment did He give us?
    1 John 3:23
    And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.
  12. Why should we do this?
    1 John 3:23
    And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.
  13. If you keep His commandments, who do you abide in?
    1 John 3:24
    Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.
  14. How do we know that He abide in us?
    1 John 3:24
    Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.
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