1 John 3: He who has this hope in Him purifies himself

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1 John 3
1
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
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Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
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And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
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Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.
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And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin.
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Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.
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Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.
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He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
9
Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.
10
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.
11
For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another,
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not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother's righteous.
13
Do not marvel, my brethren, if the world hates you.
14
We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death.
15
Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
16
By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
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?
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My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.
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And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.
20
For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.
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Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God.
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And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.
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And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.
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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 3:1-3

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

1 John 3:1-3
1
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
2
Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
3
And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

  1. Because His love have been bestowed on us,  what are we called?
    • 1 John 3:1
      Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
  2. Why does the world not know us?
    • 1 John 3:1
      Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
  3. When are we children of God?
    • 1 John 3:2
      Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
  4. What has not been revealed?
    • 1 John 3:2
      Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
  5. When He is revealed, why will we be like Him.?
    • 1 John 3:2
      Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for 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 has this hope in Him purifies himself, just 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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Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.
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And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin.
6
Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.

  1. If a person sins, what are they coming?
    • 1 John 3:4
      Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.
  2. What is sin?
    • 1 John 3:4
      Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.
  3. What did He com to take away?
    • 1 John 3:5
      And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin.
  4. What is not in Him?
    • 1 John 3:5
      And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin.
  5. If a person abides in Him, what do they not practice?
    • 1 John 3:6
      Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.
  6. If a person practices sin, who have they not seen or known?
    • 1 John 3:6
      Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor 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. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.
8
He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
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Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, 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. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.
  2. Will people try to deceive you about this?
    • 1 John 3:7
      Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.
  3. If a person practices sin, who are they of?
    • 1 John 3:8
      He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
  4. What did the devil do from the beginning?
    • 1 John 3:8
      He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
  5. For what purpose was Jesus manifested (came in the flesh)?
    • 1 John 3:8
      He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
  6. If a person is born of God, what do they not practice?
    • 1 John 3:9 - KJV
      Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
  7. Why does His seed remain in him? 
    • 1 John 3:9 - KJV
      Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is 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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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.
11
For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another,
12
not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother's righteous.

  1. What is revealed or manifest in this?
    • 1 John 3:10
      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.
  2. If a person does not practice righteousness, who are they not of?
    • 1 John 3:10
      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.
  3. If a person does love his brother, who are they not of?
    • 1 John 3:10
      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.
  4. What message have we heard from the beginning?
    • 1 John 3:11
      For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another,
  5. Who are we not to be like?
    • 1 John 3:12
      not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother's righteous.
  6. Why did Cain murder his brother?
    • 1 John 3:12
      not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works 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 marvel, my brethren, if the world hates you.
14
We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death.
15
Whoever 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 marvel, my brethren, if 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 from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother 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 from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death.
  4. If a person hates his brother, what is he?
    • 1 John 3:15
      Whoever 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
      Whoever 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, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
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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. How do we know love?
    • 1 John 3:16
      By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
  2. What should we do?
    • 1 John 3:16
      By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
  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 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 3:18-24

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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My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.
19
And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.
20
For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.
21
Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God.
22
And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.
23
And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.
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. How are we not to love?
    • 1 John 3:18
      My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.
  2. How are we to love?
    • 1 John 3:18
      My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.
  3. What do we know by this?
    • 1 John 3:19
      And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.
  4. What does this assure?
    • 1 John 3:19
      And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.
  5. If our heart condemns us, who is greater than our heart?
    • 1 John 3:20
      For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.
  6. What does God know?
    • 1 John 3:20
      For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.
  7. If you close your heart to your brother in need, does God know it?
    • 1 John 3:20
      For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.
  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 toward 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 those things that are pleasing in His sight.
  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 those things that are pleasing in His sight.
  11. What is the commandment did He give us?
    • 1 John 3:23
      And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.
  12. Why should we do this?
    • 1 John 3:23
      And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.
  13. If you keep His commandments, who do you abide in?
    • 1 John 3:24
      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.
  14. How do we know that He abide in us?
    • 1 John 3:24
      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.