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The Letters of John Commentaries & Lessons
1 John Chapter 3: Lessons 1-3

Lesson 1: 1 John 3:1-10
Lesson 2: 1 John 3:11-17
Lesson 3: 1 John 3:18-24

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Lesson 1: 1 John 3:1-10

King James Version

1 John 3:1-10 KJV Easy-Print Commentary

1 John 3:1-10 KJV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

Verse-by-Verse KJV Student Study Handout for 1 John 3:1-10

New American Standard Bible

1 John 3:1-10 NASB Easy-Print Commentary

1 John 3:1-10 NASB Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

Verse-by-Verse NASB Student Study Handout for 1 John 3:1-10

New International Version

1 John 3:1-10 NIV Easy-Print Commentary

1 John 3:1-10 NIV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

Verse-by-Verse NIV Student Study Handout for 1 John 3:1-10

New Revised Standard Version

1 John 3:1-10 NRSV Easy-Print Commentary

1 John 3:1-10 NRSV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

Verse-by-Verse NRSV Student Study Handout for 1 John 3:1-10

Class Preparation Guide

Class Preparation Guide for 1 John 3:1-10

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INTERNATIONAL BIBLE LESSON

See what love the Father has given us,
that we should be called children of God;
and that is what we are.
The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him
(1 John 3:1).

Living as the Children of God

Living as the Children of God - Large Print

Living as the Children of God - Bulletin Size

Teacher Study Hints for Thinking Further

Study Hints for Thinking Further on 1 John 3:1-10

Study Hints for Thinking Further on 1 John 3:1-10 (Large Print)

Application for 1 John 3:1-10

Application — Five Takeaways for 1 John 3:1-10

Application — Five Takeaways for 1 John 3:1-10 (Large Print)

Easy-Print Bible Activities for Student Lesson Review

Crossword Puzzle for 1 John 3:1-10

True and False Test for 1 John 3:1-10

Word Search Puzzle for 1 John 3:1-10

Praying Through 1 John 3:1-10

Praying Through 1 John 3:1-10

Praying Through 1 John 3:1-10 (Large Print)

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IBS Forum Discussion for Bible Teachers and Students

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Lesson 2: 1 John 3:11-17

King James Version

1 John 3:11-17 KJV Easy-Print Commentary

1 John 3:11-17 KJV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

Verse-by-Verse KJV Student Study Handout for 1 John 3:11-17

New American Standard Bible

1 John 3:11-17 NASB Easy-Print Commentary

1 John 3:11-17 NASB Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

Verse-by-Verse NASB Student Study Handout for 1 John 3:11-17

New International Version

1 John 3:11-17 NIV Easy-Print Commentary

1 John 3:11-17 NIV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

Verse-by-Verse NIV Student Study Handout for 1 John 3:11-17

New Revised Standard Version

1 John 3:11-17 NRSV Easy-Print Commentary

1 John 3:11-17 NRSV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

Verse-by-Verse NRSV Student Study Handout for 1 John 3:11-17

Class Preparation Guide

Class Preparation Guide for 1 John 3:11-17

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INTERNATIONAL BIBLE LESSON

We know love by this,
that he laid down his life for us
—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another
(1 John 3:16).

Why We Lay Down Our Lives

Why We Lay Down Our Lives - Large Print

Why We Lay Down Our Lives - Bulletin Size

Teacher Study Hints for Thinking Further

Study Hints for Thinking Further on 1 John 3:11-17

Study Hints for Thinking Further on 1 John 3:11-17 (Large Print)

Application for 1 John 3:11-17

Application — Five Takeaways for 1 John 3:11-17

Application — Five Takeaways for 1 John 3:11-17 (Large Print)

Easy-Print Bible Activities for Student Lesson Review

Crossword Puzzle for 1 John 3:11-17

True and False Test for 1 John 3:11-17

Word Search Puzzle for 1 John 3:11-17

Praying Through 1 John 3:11-17

Praying Through 1 John 3:11-17

Praying Through 1 John 3:11-17 (Large Print)

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IBS Forum Discussion for Bible Teachers and Students

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Lesson 3: 1 John 3:18-24

King James Version

1 John 3:18-24 KJV Easy-Print Commentary

1 John 3:18-24 KJV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

Verse-by-Verse KJV Student Study Handout for 1 John 3:18-24

New American Standard Bible

1 John 3:18-24 NASB Easy-Print Commentary

1 John 3:18-24 NASB Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

Verse-by-Verse NASB Student Study Handout for 1 John 3:18-24

New International Version

1 John 3:18-24 NIV Easy-Print Commentary

1 John 3:18-24 NIV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

Verse-by-Verse NIV Student Study Handout for 1 John 3:18-24

New Revised Standard Version

1 John 3:18-24 NRSV Easy-Print Commentary

1 John 3:18-24 NRSV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

Verse-by-Verse NRSV Student Study Handout for 1 John 3:18-24

Class Preparation Guide

Class Preparation Guide for 1 John 3:18-24

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INTERNATIONAL BIBLE LESSON

Little children, let us love,
not in word or speech,
but in truth and action
(1 John 3:18-24).

True Christian Love for Others

True Christian Love for Others - Large Print

True Christian Love for Others - Bulletin Size

Teacher Study Hints for Thinking Further

Study Hints for Thinking Further on 1 John 3:18-24

Study Hints for Thinking Further on 1 John 3:18-24 (Large Print)

Application for 1 John 3:18-24

Application — Five Takeaways for 1 John 3:18-24

Application — Five Takeaways for 1 John 3:18-24 (Large Print)

Easy-Print Bible Activities for Student Lesson Review

Crossword Puzzle for 1 John 3:18-24

True and False Test for 1 John 3:18-24

Word Search Puzzle for 1 John 3:18-24

Praying Through 1 John 3:18-24

Praying Through 1 John 3:18-24

Praying Through 1 John 3:18-24 (Large Print)

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IBS Forum Discussion for Bible Teachers and Students

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