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Abiding in Christ: Week Three

Abiding in Christ: Week Three

Day 12 (Sunday, Feb. 21)

READ: 1 John 2:18-22
• What characterizes an “antichrist” here?
• Consider the implications of attempting to know God while denying Christ.
• Pray for wisdom to discern false teaching and hold fast to the truth.

Day 13 (Monday, Feb. 22)

READ: 1 John 2:23-27
• Reflect freshly on the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
• Rejoice in the sufficiency of Christ for knowing God.
• Pray for protection from false teaching.

Day 14 (Tuesday, Feb. 23)

READ: 1 John 2:28-29
• How confident are you when you think about seeing Christ when he returns?
• Ask God for the grace to continue to abide (or make your home) in Christ, and to fill your heart with confidence.

Day 15 (Wednesday, Feb. 24)

READ: 1 John 3:1
• Consider the love of God: he calls us his children in Christ.
• Reflect, marvel, and praise God over this incredible truth.

Day 16 (Thursday, Feb. 25)

READ: 1 John 3:2-3
• Meditate on what God will do when Christ returns—how we will see him, and how he will change us.
• How does this hope change your life?

Day 17 (Friday, Feb. 26)

READ: 1 John 3:4-6
• Is your life characterized by practicing sin, or by fighting it?
• Confess and repent of any sin in your life.
• Cling to Christ who came to take away sins.

Day 18 (Saturday, Feb. 27)

READ: 1 John 3:7-10
• Reflect honestly on your life. Does your lifestyle show evidence of Christ in you?
• If so, be humbly encouraged, and keep clinging to Christ.
• If not, repent and trust in Christ.

Gracious Father,
It is only by your grace and our union with your Son, Jesus, that we are able to call you Father. We praise you for that. Keep us from error and strengthen us in the truth by your Spirit. Help us to live like your children, walking in repentance and obedience, and delighting in our relationship with you. Amen.

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