Unable To Save Ourselves


The new birth is a must!

We are unable to save ourselves!

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When Nicodemus came to Jesus, he came humbly.

He came with some serious questions, but he did not expect the answer he received. Jesus told him, “You must be born again!” (John3: 3, 7).

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Nicodemus must have thought that this was a mistake.

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Nicodemus was a very rich man. He had a lot of money.

But what we have does not change what we are!

We are still a sinner in need of a Savior! Our money can buy us nothing in Heaven!

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Nicodemus was a respectable man. People knew who he was. He was held in great esteem.

But what we achieve in life does not change what we are!

It cannot provide us a place in Heaven!

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Nicodemus was a religious man. He was a Pharisee! He kept the Law. He was morally pure. He did everything the Law said to do. He kept the written Law and the traditions of the elders. He was a holy man!

But what we do does not change who we are!

We are still in need of a Redeemer! Our religious activities cannot save us.

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We can never buy our way to Heaven!

We can never gain our way into Heaven!

We can never do enough to enter Heaven!

Salvation only comes through the new birth!

No matter what we have, no matter what we do, and no matter who we are, we are still a sinner in need of a Savior!

The new birth is not an option; it is a must!

Our sinful nature demands it!

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