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By faith in the risen Christ, we become children of God. What an exalted status!

BibleGateway: 1 John 3:1-3

ESV Text: 1 John 3:1-3

1 John 3:1–3 (Listen)

3:1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears1 we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.


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KJV Text: 1John 3:1-3

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     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.(KJV)

Hymn: WS 785 : Children of the Heavenly Father