Being Born Again          John 3:1-15
WHAT Does It Mean To Be A Christian? Being born again ( a new creation)   A transformed person Being reconciled to God ...
Nicodemus, 3:1 Who was Nicodemus?   A Pharisee   A member of the ruling council   A “Teacher of Israel” (3:10) Why di...
WHAT did Jesus mean by being        “born again”? 3:1-10 Cf. 3:3 and 3:5 Illustration 1: Like begets like, 3:6-7. Illus...
WHY could Jesus speak about being     “born again”, 3:11-13 “No one has ascended into heaven except the one who  descende...
HOW does Jesus bring about the        new birth, 3:14-15 Moses lifting up the serpent in the wilderness, Numbers  21:4-9....
Conclusions & Life Applications Being a Christian means being in the kingdom of God. To enter into the kingdom of God, o...
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Born again john 3.1 15-4.2.12

  1. 1. Being Born Again John 3:1-15
  2. 2. WHAT Does It Mean To Be A Christian? Being born again ( a new creation)  A transformed person Being reconciled to God  To one another  To self Being adopted as sons and daughters of God  God as our Father  Brothers and sisters to one another
  3. 3. Nicodemus, 3:1 Who was Nicodemus?  A Pharisee  A member of the ruling council  A “Teacher of Israel” (3:10) Why did he come to Jesus “by night”?  Embarrassed?  Lost?
  4. 4. WHAT did Jesus mean by being “born again”? 3:1-10 Cf. 3:3 and 3:5 Illustration 1: Like begets like, 3:6-7. Illustration 2: The wind and its effects, 3:8.
  5. 5. WHY could Jesus speak about being “born again”, 3:11-13 “No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.” Son of Man. Cf. Daniel 7:13-14 John 1:1-2; 14; 18 John 2:11
  6. 6. HOW does Jesus bring about the new birth, 3:14-15 Moses lifting up the serpent in the wilderness, Numbers 21:4-9. The Son of Man must be lifted up.  Cf. John 8:28; 12:32  Acts 2:33; 5:31 Eternal life = Life in the kingdom of God.
  7. 7. Conclusions & Life Applications Being a Christian means being in the kingdom of God. To enter into the kingdom of God, one needs to be born again. This new birth is not of our own doing or choosing, but by the power of God This new birth is available to everyone through Jesus Christ. The mark of this new birth is a transformed life.

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