The Gospel According to John – Week 3
March 7, 2021
The Gospel According to John – Week 3 – Jesus’ Conversation with Nicodemus – Luke Emert – 03.07.21
Now there was a man of the pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night…
John 3:2-8 “This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.”
Jesus answered him,”Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?
Jesus answered, “Truly, truly I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh and that which is born of the spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, You must be born again, The wind blows where it wishes and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.
- Jesus is NOT just a
Jesus is Not just a teacher !!
So how do we relate to Jesus rightly?
- Born again of and not just
Water- baptism of
What is repentance? Turning from sin to know, love, trust and obey Jesus.
You’re always going to be repenting
Spirit- brings us the gift of
Luke 9:23 Jesus says whoever wants to follow me must take up their cross daily and follow me.
“The wind blows where it wishes and you hear it’s sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the spirit.
“Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” Jesus answered him” Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things? Truly, Truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things?”
“No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.”
“But these are written so that you believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God and that by believing you have life in his name.”