19th Sunday after Pentecost
The Sermon: 1 John 3:1-5 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. 2 Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 3 And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure. 4 Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. 5 You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin.
THEME: God Calls You His Child
I. Be comforted, you are deeply loved (1)
II. Be hopeful, you are bound for glory (2)
III. Be responsible, you are called to purity (3-4)
IV. Be at peace, your sins are taken away (5)