Lesson 5 – 1 John 3:1-12 (KJV)

the New Body, the Two Families, and War with the World

1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.

7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.

Podcast Episode Teaching Advice:

Important Doctrines Being Taught:

#1 The world does not understand those that are born of God.

#2 The children of God have faith that they will be given a new body and a new heart, all of which live in perfect harmony with God.

#3 The one that has been born again purposefully, actively, and consistently work to overcome sin and to purge sin from their thoughts and deeds.

#4 The consistent lifestyle and actions of the person prove if they have been born again or not.

#5 There are only two types of people in the world, children of God, and children of the devil.

#6 The world, like Cain, can not, and will not, live in harmony and peace with the children of God. Their very existence convicts them of sin, they therefore seek to destroy the children of God, just as Cain killed Able.

Comprehension Questions:

#1 What are those that believe on Jesus’s name called?

Sons of God.

#2 Why does the world not understand those that believe in Jesus?

Because they do not know God.

#3 What will happen to this that believe on Jesus when he returns?

They will be like Him.

#4 What do those that believe in Jesus do?

They purify themselves. (They resist sin and grow in the power to obey God.)

#5 What is sin?

The transgression of the law.

#6 Is there any sin in Jesus Christ?

No.

#7 What does John say the people that live righteous lives are?

Righteous.

#8 What does John say the people that live lives of sin are?

They are of the devil.

#9 Why did Jesus come?

To destroy the works of the devil.

#10 What does John say those that are born of God do not do?

They do not, and can not sin.

#11 How are the children of God and the children of the devil identified?

By how they continue to act and live.

#12 What do evil people do to the righteous?

They hate them and seek to harm them.

True or False Questions:

#1 The people of God want to obey God.

True

#2 All of those who are not children of God are children of the devil.

True

#3 The children of God are not really any different than the children of the devil.

False

#4 The children of God can live happily in disobedience to God.

False

#5 Hatred of those that keep God’s commandments is a sign of the children of the devil.

True