We see how great is the love of God that He should adopt sinful men and women as His children. There are no closer human relationships than between a husband and wife and between a parent and child - yet the believer becomes part of the Bride of Christ and is adopted into God’s family - thus enjoying both of these relationships with God Himself!

We see the applications that John draws from this truth - that we will be hated by the world, transformed to be like Christ and finally that if we have this hope in us we will be purifying ourselves to be ready for heaven.

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Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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