Tom LundeenJanuary 24, 2021
Passage: John 3:1-16
Pastor Tom Lundeen
What did have to say to ordinary people like you and me?
What did do in people’s lives?
Why did Jesus talk about the need to be born again (born from …re-birth); and what does it actually mean to be and have a new birth?
Jesus gave a spiritual lesson to a very significant and distinguished individual (note John 3:1).
Jesus referred to him as Israel’s teacher… Teacher of Israel.
Note John 3:2,3
What was Nicodemus hoping to ?
The key is knowing to get the latest word from God and from .
Nicodemus discovered (and we can, too) that Jesus is the right in our search for truth and for God.
Instead of congratulating him for his religious performance, Jesus told him that his religious pursuits were .
Note John 3:4
Note John 3:5-8
Born of = purified, cleansing, repentance.
Born of = rebirth, regeneration.
Note Isaiah 64:6b
We don’t need a self-improvement program, a self-help , or a set of rules/rituals.
We need the spiritual transformation Jesus offers us a .
Note John 3:9-15
Nicodemus had to understand that his religious background, training, and practices didn’t make him a person.
Note Numbers 21 (especially vs. 8).
Your story really does matter to Jesus:
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