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Beloved, We Are Children of God

Morning Worship
1st John 3:1-3

1.  We have a Profound Demonstration.    v.1a
      Galatians 3:26
      a.  There is the honest truth that God loved us first.  1st John 4:19
      b.  There is the humbling fact that God loved us at our worst.  Romans 5:8
      c.  There is the hallelujah principle that God loved us with His best.  1st John 4:10

2.  We have a Prized Association.    v.1b
      a.  There is the prize of knowing God.  John 17:3; Jeremiah 9:23-24
      b.  There is the prize of being known by God.  2nd Timothy 2:19; Matthew 7:21-23
      c.  There is the prize of knowing fellow children of God.  1st John 1:7

3.  We have a Present Realization.    v.2a
      a.  It is not that someday we will be the children of God, but now we are children of God.  Romans 8:1
      b.  We shall ever be children of God for the Holy Scriptures assure us that our Father will never forsake His own.  Romans 8:38-39; 2nd Corinthians 6:2

4.  We have a Prophetic Expectation.    v.2b
a.  We expect the appearing of our Lord.  Titus 2:13
      b.  We expect the completeness of our salvation.  Romans 13:11; 8:28-29

5.  We have a Practical Implication.    v.3

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