"THE FAMILY LIKENESS"

I JOHN 2:28-3:3

  1. FEAR OF BEING ENGAGED IN UNGODLINESS AT THE TIME OF CHRIST'S COMING SHOULD BE AMPLE MOTIVATION TOWARD CONSISTENCY IN THE DEMONSTRATION OF CHRISTLIKENESS (2:28-29)
  2. ADDITIONAL MOTIVATIONS FOR LIVING RIGHTEOUSLY IN THE LIGHT OF THE SECOND COMING OF THE LORD JESUS (3:1-3)
    1. Contemplate Your Great Privileges (3:1)
      1. The Privilege Of The Father's Passion For Us
      2. The Privilege Of Our Position As Sons of God
        1. Through The New Birth
        2. Through Adoption
      3. The Privilege To Suffer Persecution For Christ!
    2. Anticipate Our Glorious Prospect (3:2)
      1. An Uncertain Expectation
      2. A Definite Revelation
      3. An Incredible Transformation
      4. A Desired Realization
    3. Generate A Growing Purity (3:3)
      1. This Is The Great Balance In The Study Of Prophecy
      2. This Will Aid In Our Comfort