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Lesson 14: 1 John 3:22-24

1 John 3:22
And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

Related Scriptures

Matthew 6:7-8

Matthew 7:7-11 (This passage is one of Jesus’ well-known teachings on prayer.)

Matthew 21:21-22

John 14:12-14 (Jesus is speaking.)

John 15:4-7 (Jesus is speaking.)

John 16:23-24 (Jesus is speaking.)

James 4:1-4

1 John 5:14-15


1. What do we need to do if we want God to do something for us?

2. The Bible promises that God will answer the Christian’s prayer. Yet, there are limits on that promise. What are some of the limits found in 1 John 3:22, 1 John 5:14-15, James 4:1-4, and Matthew 21:22?

3. Will God honor a prayer asking Him to do something wrong?

4. How does the confidence spoken of in 1 John 3:21 in the last lesson and 1 John 5:14 in the related Scriptures relate to answered prayer?

1 John 3:23-24
And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

Related Scriptures

John 15:12

Acts 16:29-31

Romans 8:12-16

Ephesians 2:8-10


1. What two things does God command?

2. According to 1 John 3:23-24, what is true of the person who keeps God’s commandments? (There are two parts to this answer.)

3. According to Acts 16:31, what do we have to do to be saved?

4. According to Ephesians 2:10 what will we do if we are saved?

5. According to the last part of our verses from 1 John, how do we know that Christ lives inside us?

6. We know that love and obedience are part of the proof of one’s salvation. What further proof do we learn of here in 1 John 3:24 and the passage from Romans 8?

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