Lesson 6 – 1 John 3:13-24 (KJV)
Loving Others, Man’s Conscience, and Answered Prayers
13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
17 But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
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.
Important Doctrines Being Taught:
#1 The world will hate the saints and this is something that should be expected.
#2 Loving fellow believers is a key indicator that one is truly saved.
#3 The true believer does not just say that they love others, but they purposefully help those that are truly in need if they are able to help.
#4 God’s Word, not man’s conscience, is man’s guide and confidence of eternal life.
#5 Anything that the true believers as of God will be given to them.
#1 How does the world feel about those that love and obey God?
#2 How do we know that we have passed from death into life?
#3 What does John say a person is who hates other people?
#4 What does John say those that believe in Jesus should be willing to do for other believers?
#5 What does John say is a good indicator that the love of God is not in someone?
#6 How are we to love?
#7 When will God answer our prayers?
#8 What two things does God command us to do?
#9 What two things show that God is with us?
True or False Questions:
#1 The people in the world will love God’s people.
#2 Helping people that need help is a Christian responsibility.
#3 God will give His children anything they want.
#4 We do not have to like other people in order to be Christian.
#5 Keeping God’s commandments is one of the main ways we can know that God is with us.