The Children of God
Passage: 1 John 2:28–3:3
Children of God
May 14, 2017
1 John 2:28–3:3
Happy Mother’s Day!
God has given such a unique responsibility and blessing to mothers and none of us would be here without you. I’m so grateful for each one of you and for my wife who is experiencing her very first Mother’s Day—Praise the Lord!
My son Martyn loves her so much and she’s doing such a great job.
The Bible calls God our Father and that He is. But there are other place in the scripture where the imagery of a mother’s love is conveyed to us.
Isaiah 66:13 As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.
God in his wisdom and sovereignty over all things appointed that my sermon on this day would be about what it means to be a child of God.
Trust me. I never plan everything. I’m pretty much a fly by the seat of my pants kind of guy. When it seems like I would have planned a sermon about being a child of God on this day, I have to thank God for looking out for me.
John has been showing us over and over the basis of our Christian assurance, the assurance of our salvation in his book in 1 John. That’s what his letter is about. What greater assurance could there be of our standing before God in that He would call us his children?
Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called the sons of God.
In our sermon today, from 1 John 2:28–3:3, we’ll learn what it means to be the child and children of God and why that is our greatest comfort as believers.