The Challenge From Jesus


Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again." (John 3:3)

Jesus ignored Nicodemus' compliments and pious platitudes.

He chose to address the need of his heart.

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Jesus told Nicodemus that his religion wasn't sufficient to save his soul.

He told him that he must experience the new birth.

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Birth is a universal experience.

Everyone has been through it.

However, there is something different about this birth to which Jesus referred.

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The Nature Of The New Birth

No one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.

The new birth comes from a higher place; it comes from God alone.

Man cannot accomplish it.

It is a work of God and of none other!

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The Necessity Of The New Birth

A person has no others choices in the realm of salvation.

We either come God's way or we do not experience His salvation at all.

In other words, it's Jesus or nothing!

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"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)

1 comments:

sim said...

No one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.

The new birth comes from a higher place; it comes from God alone.

Man cannot accomplish it.