Pre Encounter Lesson 3: Born Again

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Pre Encounter Lesson 3: Born Again

  1. 1. BORN AGAINBORN AGAIN
  2. 2. John 3:1-7John 3:1-7 Now there was a man of theNow there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, aPharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council.member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said,He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who“Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one couldhas come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you areperform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him.doing if God were not with him. In reply Jesus declared, “I tell youIn reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdomthe truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.of God unless he is born again.
  3. 3. ““How can a man be born when he isHow can a man be born when he is old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely heold?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely he cannot enter a second time into hiscannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb to be born!”.mother’s womb to be born!”. Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth,Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of Godno one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the SpiritFlesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to the spirit. You should notgives birth to the spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must bebe surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again’.born again’.
  4. 4. WHAT IS BORN AGAIN?WHAT IS BORN AGAIN? It is a spiritualIt is a spiritual experience wherein youexperience wherein you will be birthed into thewill be birthed into the family of God.family of God.
  5. 5. WHY DO WE NEEDWHY DO WE NEED TO BE BORNTO BE BORN AGAIN?AGAIN?
  6. 6. There are two births mentionedThere are two births mentioned in the Bible:in the Bible: 1.1. Born of human parents (flesh)Born of human parents (flesh) 2.2. Born of God (spirit)Born of God (spirit) John 3:6John 3:6 ““Flesh gives birth to flesh, but theFlesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.”Spirit gives birth to spirit.”
  7. 7. 1ST BIRTH 2ND BIRTH 1. SINNER * Romans 3:10, 23 1. RIGHTEOUS * Romans 3:21 2. SPIRITUALLY DEAD * Ephesians 2:1 * 1 Peter 1:18 2. ETERNAL LIFE/LIFE WITH GOD * 1 John 5:11-13 3. CHILD OF DEVIL * 1 John 3:8-10 * John 8:44 3. CHILD OF GOD * John 1:12-13 * Galatians 3:26 4. NO HOLY SPIRIT * 1 Corinthians 2:14 4. INDWELLING HOLY SPIRIT * Ephesians 1:13-14 5. DESTINED TO HELL * Matthew 25:41 5. DESTINED TO HEAVEN * Philippians 1:21 * Philippians 3:20
  8. 8. HOW TO BEHOW TO BE BORN AGAIN?BORN AGAIN?
  9. 9. JOHN 1:12-13JOHN 1:12-13 ““Yet to all who receivedYet to all who received Him, to those who believed inHim, to those who believed in His name,His name, He gave the rightHe gave the right to become children of God.to become children of God. Children born not ofChildren born not of natural descent, not ofnatural descent, not of human decision or ahuman decision or a husband’s will, but bornhusband’s will, but born ofof God.”God.”
  10. 10. HOW DO YOU KNOWHOW DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARETHAT YOU ARE BORN AGAIN?BORN AGAIN?
  11. 11. 1. You know in your heart of1. You know in your heart of hearts that you are saved and youhearts that you are saved and you belong to Godbelong to God Romans 8:16-17Romans 8:16-17 ““The Spirit himself testifies with ourThe Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now ifspirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs –we are children, then we are heirs – heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ.”heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ.”
  12. 12. 2. You hunger for the Word of God2. You hunger for the Word of God 1 Peter 2:2-31 Peter 2:2-3 ““Like new born babies, craveLike new born babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by itpure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in youryou may grow up in your salvation, now that you havesalvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.”tasted that the Lord is good.”
  13. 13. 3. You stop sinning3. You stop sinning 1 John 3:8-101 John 3:8-10 ““He who does what is sinful is of theHe who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinningdevil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son offrom the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’sGod appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. No one who is born of God willwork. No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remainscontinue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning because hein him; he cannot go on sinning because he has been born of God. This is how we knowhas been born of God. This is how we know who the children of God are and who thewho the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who doeschildren of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nornot do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother.”is anyone who does not love his brother.”
  14. 14. WHAT’S NEXT AFTER BEINGWHAT’S NEXT AFTER BEING BORN AGAIN?BORN AGAIN? 1 Corinthians 3:1-31 Corinthians 3:1-3 ““Brothers I could not address you asBrothers I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly-merespiritual but as worldly-mere infants ininfants in Christ.Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food,I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed,for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. You are stillyou are still not ready. You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy andworldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you notquarreling among you, are you not worldly?worldly? Are you not acting like mereAre you not acting like mere men?”men?”
  15. 15. You need to growYou need to grow and mature in theand mature in the Lord.Lord.
  16. 16. Three areas in which youThree areas in which you need to mature:need to mature: 1.1. CharacterCharacter 2.2. KnowledgeKnowledge 3.3. MinistryMinistry
  17. 17. Salvation is free.Salvation is free. Maturity is veryMaturity is very costly.costly.

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