by: Matt Alexander
Text: John 3:1-21
Preached Sunday 7/26/20
If you believe John 3:16 to be true, then you can NOT stay silent!
I. The Need for New Birth. v.1-3
Nicodemus - a ruler of the synagogue
"Night" - spiritual darkness
Ask Jesus a personal question and Jesus gives a soteriological answer - "born again"
A second birth is necessary in order to be a part of the Kingdom of God
If we live this we must share this.
This is the greatest reality known to man. Do those in your area of influence know it?
II. The Mystery of New Birth. v.4-13
Water & Spirit - that which is spiritual
Wind & Spirit - unseen reality
Nicodemus can't wrap his mind around how someone can be born again but that does not make it an impossible reality.
The great mystery - Jesus would leave heaven and come to earth to make man right with God.
Romans 5 - IF YOU BLAME ADAM FOR YOUR SIN YOU CAN NOT TAKE CREDIT FOR YOUR RIGHTOUSNESS!
Salvation is an undeserved mystery but a reality made available to everyone.
III. The Way of New Birth. v.14-21
Jesus makes the Gospel very clear. Simple and clear.
Verse 16- Statement of Fact
Verse 17- Statement of Purpose
Verse 18- Statement of Reality
No one is beyond the love and reach of God. NO ONE!
There is only one way - JOHN 14:6
Do you know the Way?
Are you following the Way to others who need to know Him?
If God so loved the world, how can we not?!