First John 3 explains the Father’s love for us, why we should abide in Christ, what it means to love our brother, and the heart.
We explore the areas of love, abiding, and obedience. It is God’s desire that His word be practical for our everyday living.
This completes our study of 1 John 3.
Today we will look at the heart.
The heart (3:19-24)
19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of 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 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
Are our hearts right with God? Do we keep His commandments? Our we obedient believers?
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Why are we called the Sons of God?
What does it mean to abide? What must we do to show we are abiding?
What are some manifestations of love?
Wat doe the heart do? What does God tell us to do?
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001