We have been made God’s own children through faith in Christ Jesus.

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.

Footnotes

[1] 3:2 Or when it appears

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KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 0:39

     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: TLH 2 (LSB 981):
To Thy Temple I Repair

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1. To Thy temple I repair; 
Lord, I love to worship there 
When within the veil I meet 
Christ before the mercy-seat. 

2. I through Him am reconciled, 
I through Him become Thy child. 
Abba, Father, give me grace 
In Thy courts to seek Thy face. 

3. While Thy glorious praise is sung, 
Touch my lips, unloose my tongue, 
That my joyful soul may bless 
Christ the Lord, my Righteousness. 

4. While the prayers of saints ascend, 
God of Love, to mine attend. 
Hear me, for Thy Spirit pleads; 
Hear, for Jesus intercedes. 

5. While I hearken to Thy Law, 
Fill my soul with humble awe 
Till Thy Gospel bring to me 
Life and immortality. 

6. While Thy ministers proclaim 
Peace and pardon in Thy name, 
Through their voice, by faith, may I 
Hear Thee speaking from the sky. 

7. From Thy house when I return, 
May my heart within me burn 
And at evening let me say, 
“I have walked with God today.”