“Born Again” We must be “born again” and continue to follow Jesus Christ in order to receive everlasting life. "Lesson 5: “Born Again”," New Testament Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual, (2002)
We will die physically if we do not receive physical water, we will die spiritually if we do not receive spiritual water
Jesus teaches Nicodemus that all must be born of Water and the Spirit to enter the Kingdom of God.
“Church members are not born again by the mere fact of baptism alone.” Elder Bruce R. McConkie
Born Again Believing in Jesus Christ (John 3:16, 18). b. Experiencing “a mighty change in … our hearts, that we have no more disposition to do evil, but to do good continually” (Mosiah 5:2; see also Alma 5:12–14, 26). c. Being “changed from [a] carnal and fallen state, to a state of righteousness” (Mosiah 27:25). d. Becoming “[God’s] sons and daughters” (Mosiah 5:7; 27:25). e. Becoming “new creatures” (Mosiah 27:26). f. Having “the image of God engraven upon [our] countenances” (Alma 5:19; also verse Alma 5:14). g. Repenting so our “garments [are] purified until they are cleansed from all stain, through the blood of [Christ]” (Alma 5:21; see also Alma 5:19, 33–34; 22:18).
Elder McConkie also taught that being born again “doesn’t happen in an instant. [It] is a process” READ John 3:14–18 about the Savior’s mission and His commandment that we be born again: 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Jesus used the concepts of light and darkness to teach Nicodemus to love the light and shun darkness. (John 3:19–21).
John the Baptist declared: “I am not the Christ, but … I am sent before Him” (John 3:28)
While Jesus and his disciples were traveling from Judea to Galilee, they stopped to rest at Jacob’s Well in Samaria. (Video: ‘The Woman at the Well”)
Jesus teaches a Samaritan woman at Jacob’s Well.
Jesus’ Manner of Teaching the Samaritan woman:
Jesus told the Samaritan woman that He could give her “living water.”
“The fields … are white already to harvest” (John 4:35)
“And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on Him for the saying of the woman, which testified, ‘He told me all that ever I did’…And many more believed because of His own word; …for we have heard Him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the World.” (See John 4:39–42.)
The Power of FAITH: Jesus heals a nobleman’s son John 4:46–54
Seek Jesus Christ, follow Him, and continue in the process of being Born Again