The Children of God
Believers Life Style Bible Study
February 4, 2023
Children of God
1st John 2:28- 3:10
Presented by Michael Webb
- What kind of bread do you like most?
- *How do people attempt to satisfy their need to feel secure and significant in life?
- What needs do you spend the majority of your time trying to satisfy?
- *Why did the crowd seek Jesus? (6:26)
- What did Jesus say the Son of Man would give to these people? (6:27)
- What did Jesus say was the work of God? (6:28-29)
- What did the crowd ask Jesus to do? (6:30-31)
- Who did Jesus say was the true bread of life? (6:32-33)
- *What did Jesus say would be the result of coming to Him? (6:35)
- What did Jesus say He would never do to those who came to Him? (6:37)
- Why did Jesus come down from heaven? (6:38)
- What did Jesus say is the Father’s will? (6:39-40)
- Why did the Jews begin to grumble? (6:41-42)
- Who did Jesus say could come to Him? (6:43-44)
- What did Jesus say would be the result of believing? (6:47)
- *What contrast does Jesus make between manna and the bread of life? (6:48-51, 58)
- What did Jesus say about His flesh and His blood? (6:53-57)
- *What things do we seek from Jesus?
- In what ways do you have a demanding attitude toward God?
- When and why did you come to Jesus?
- *In what way has Jesus satisfied your hunger and thirst for acceptance and meaning in life?
- In what ways do you still feel empty?
- What situations cause you to feel insecure?
- When do you feel secure in your relationship with God? Why?
- How has the Christian life turned out to be different from what you expected?
- In what way is Jesus an example for us to follow?
- *What can you do today to rely on God, rather than on things or people, to satisfy your needs?
- What demanding attitudes do you need to ask God to help you change?
The Bible Scripture for the Lesson:
1 John 2:28–3:9 (NKJV)
The Children of God
28 And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. 29 If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him.
3 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
Sin and the Child of God
4 Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. 5 And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin. 6 Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.
7 Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. 8 He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. 9 Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.