Help me find an Epistles reference?


Somewhere in the New Testament, iI believe n one of the Epistles, an evangelist calls those to whom he writes his spiritual children.
He says something to the effect that he has thousands of spiritual children.

I want to read this passage again but haven’t been able to locate it.

Please, if you know this passage, tell me where to find it?


John’s first letter. He calls Christians both his and God’s children throughout.



Is it 1 Cor 4:14-17?
Paul’s Paternal Care

14 I do not write these things to shame you, but as my beloved children I warn you. 15 For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. 16 Therefore I urge you, imitate me. 17 For this reason I have sent Timothy to you, who is my beloved and faithful son in the Lord, who will remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach everywhere


3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
John is referring to his spiritual children.


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