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This teaching on 1 John ch 3 was given by pastor Barry Forder on 3rd January 2020 as part of Calvary Portsmouth’s online family service.
John gives us 5 key reasons for writing his 1st Epistle:
As we move into chapter 3 John builds on all of these and starts by reminding us of the incredible, unconditional love that God has for us, that we have been adopted and given the position of the firstborn son – who would inherit a double blessing. “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God”.
The Greek word for ‘bestowed’ implies that God was obligated to give us what was due to us! This is incredible! For we did not earn or merit God’s love, Christ did; and in return for our sin (which Jesus took upon Himself), we were given His position and so the Father gives us what was earned by Christ!
John want’s us to be assured of this position we now have in Christ, so 7x reminds us of things we should by now know:
Along with this assurance John tells us of 5 ‘actions’ that elicit a response:
May you be blessed and encouraged by this study.
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