The Children of God and the Children of the Devil, Part 2

September 11, 2022 Pastor: John Fonville Series: Gospel Assurance in an Age of Rebellion

Topic: 1 John, Assurance, Second Coming, Judgment, Vindication Scripture: 1 John 2:28– 3:10

The Children of God and the Children of the Devil, Part 1

Text: 1 John 2:28-3:10

Summary: In 1 John 2:28-3:10, John answers the question, “Who are the children of God?” He answers this question by contrasting four characteristics of the children of God (2:28-3:3) with four characteristics of the children of the devil (3:4-10, i.e., the secessionists).

By drawing this clear contrast John has two aims: 1. To instruct his little children how to live differently from the secessionists who are seeking to deceive them by their teaching and lifestyle (3:7). 2. To assure his children of their salvation.

Outline: 

I. Who Are the Children of God? 2:28-3:3

A. The children of God abide in Christ and therefore have confidence to stand before God when Christ returns. 2:28

  1. There is a day of judgment that is coming for which you must be prepared.
  2. The coming of Christ to judge is not terrifying for the children of God.
  3. Confidence of not being put to shame provides the power and motivation for doing what is right.

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