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As we begin the Advent season, let’s remember why the Son of God appeared–and turn away from the Devil’s works ourselves.

BibleGateway: 1 John 3:1-10

ESV Text: 1 John 3:1-10

KJV Text:

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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.

     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.(KJV)

Hymn: WS 705:
Come, O Long-Expected Jesus

1. Come, O long expected Jesus, 
Born to set Your people free; 
From our sins and fears release us; 
By Your death on Calvary. 

2. Born your people to deliver; 
Born a child and yet a King! 
Born to reign in us forever, 
Now Your gracious kingdom bring. 

3. By your own eternal Spirit 
Rule in all our hearts alone; 
By your all sufficient merit 
Raise us to your glorious throne.