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Family of God

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This week Casten continues our series on 1 John with a great message about the Family of God.

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Family of God

  1. 1. Family of God 1 John – Session 4
  2. 2. 1See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 3 All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure. 10 This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister. 11 For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another. 2 1 John 3
  3. 3. 1See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! 3
  4. 4. Great Love …. Lavish Love 4
  5. 5. Born of His Great and Lavish Love 5
  6. 6. Born Again 6 Mysteries - Trinity (1 John 5:7-8) - Christ in you the hope of glory (Col 1:27) - Two becoming one in marriage (Mark 10:8) - Being born again (John 3:3-6) - Being renewed in your mind (Rom 12:2)
  7. 7. 7 1See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
  8. 8. 8 We are children of God Our identity = children of God World does not know us = aliens in this world
  9. 9. 9 2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
  10. 10. 10 We are children of God - We don’t know what we’ll be tomorrow (Matt 6:33-34) - Truth we know = we shall be like Christ - Live one day at a time by faith and obedience to Christ
  11. 11. 11 We are children of God • Does God really love me? • Am I loved as much as that brother or sister? • Has God forgotten me? • Why this Lord? • Is there a curse on me? Identity challenge
  12. 12. 12 Children of God = Family of God
  13. 13. 13 Family of God Love one another = sign that we have passed from death to life Love = Christ died for us = Cross Love = we lay down our lives/sacrifice for brothers and sisters Love  words only Love = actions and truth
  14. 14. 14 Steps to take this year 2015? Born again and mind being renewed - Action a NO that that has been blocking you from Christ Our identity is that we are children of God - Work on an area you have struggled to believe God’s love Family of God culture is that we walk in the Light - Identify any sin and repent Family of God loves one another - Make effort to love someone you couldn’t love/forgive
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