The Religious Man: Nicodemus

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Seth Gatchell - Sr. Pastor, Pacific Church of Irvine
www.pacificchurch.com
The 2nd message in a 10 part series on encounters with Jesus

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The Religious Man: Nicodemus

  1. 1. THE RELIGIOUS MAN: NICODEMUS
  2. 2. What Is The Root Of Every Man’s Problems? Proverbs 16:2 All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD.
  3. 3. What Is "Sin"? Roman 3:23… since all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
  4. 4. What Is "Sin"? Isaiah 53:6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
  5. 5. What Is "Sin"? James 4:17 Whoever knows what is right to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.
  6. 6. What Is "Sin"? Proverbs 20:9 Who can say, "I have made my heart clean; I am pure from my sin"?
  7. 7. What Is "Sin"? Isaiah 64:6 All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.
  8. 8. What Is "Sin"? 1 John 1:8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
  9. 9. THE RELIGIOUS MAN ENCOUNTERS JESUS
  10. 10. What Is The Root Answer To Man’s Root Problem? John 3:1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council.
  11. 11. What Is The Root Answer To Man’s Root Problem? John 3:2 He came to Jesus at night and said, "Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him."
  12. 12. What Is The Root Answer To Man’s Root Problem? John 3:3 In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again."
  13. 13. What Is The Root Answer To Man’s Root Problem? What does "born again" mean?
  14. 14. What Is The Root Answer To Man’s Root Problem? John 3:4 "How can a man be born when he is old?" Nicodemus asked. "Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb to be born!"
  15. 15. What Is The Root Answer To Man’s Root Problem? John 3:5 Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit."
  16. 16. What Is The Root Answer To Man’s Root Problem? Exodus 20:2 "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 3 "You shall have no other gods before me."
  17. 17. What Is The Root Answer To Man’s Root Problem? Matthew 3:11 "I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire."
  18. 18. What Is The Root Answer To Man’s Root Problem? John 1:33 "I would not have known him, except that the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, 'The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is he who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.'"
  19. 19. What Is The Root Answer To Man’s Root Problem? John 3:6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.
  20. 20. What Is The Root Answer To Man’s Root Problem? John 3:7 You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born again.'
  21. 21. What Is The Root Answer To Man’s Root Problem? John 3:8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.
  22. 22. What Is The Root Answer To Man’s Root Problem? Galatians 5:22-23 The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and selfcontrol.
  23. 23. What Is The Root Answer To Man’s Root Problem? John 3:9 "How can this be?" Nicodemus asked.
  24. 24. What Is The Root Answer To Man’s Root Problem? John 3:10 "You are Israel's teacher," said Jesus, "and do you not understand these things?
  25. 25. What Is The Root Answer To Man’s Root Problem? John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
  26. 26. What Is The Root Answer To Man’s Root Problem? Luke 18:10 "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
  27. 27. What Is The Root Answer To Man’s Root Problem? 11 The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men--robbers, evildoers, adulterers--or even like this tax collector.
  28. 28. What Is The Root Answer To Man’s Root Problem? 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.'
  29. 29. What Is The Root Answer To Man’s Root Problem? 13 "But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, have mercy on me, a sinner.'
  30. 30. What Is The Root Answer To Man’s Root Problem? 14 "I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
  31. 31. THE RELIGIOUS MAN: NICODEMUS

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