1 John 2:28-3:3 begins and ends with the blessed hope of God's church-the appearing of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. How does this hope affect your daily life? How does this hope affect the way you love your spouse and children, serve the body of Christ, and view your neighbors, co-workers and fellow students? How does knowing that the King is going to return affect how you spend your time and money? According to John, this hope has the power to purify! How is the hope of Christ's return currently working to make you more like Jesus Christ? Pray that MCC would be a church that daily abides in Christ so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming (1 John 2:28).