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John 3 - NIV
Jesus Teaches Nicodemus
Jesus Teaches Nicodemus
1 Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council.
2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.”
4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”
5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.
9 “How can this be?” Nicodemus asked.
10 “You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things?
11 Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony.
12 I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things?
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.
19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.
20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.
21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.
John Testifies Again About Jesus
John Testifies Again About Jesus
22 After this, Jesus and his disciples went out into the Judean countryside, where he spent some time with them, and baptized.
23 Now John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water, and people were coming and being baptized.
24 (This was before John was put in prison.)
25 An argument developed between some of John’s disciples and a certain Jew over the matter of ceremonial washing.
26 They came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, that man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan—the one you testified about—look, he is baptizing, and everyone is going to him.”
27 To this John replied, “A person can receive only what is given them from heaven.
28 You yourselves can testify that I said, ‘I am not the Messiah but am sent ahead of him.’
29 The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete.
31 The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all.
32 He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony.
33 Whoever has accepted it has certified that God is truthful.
35 The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands.
36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.
Sermons on John 3
Contributed by Dean Courtier on Apr 12, 2018
If we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Saviour we have the certain hope, the assurance, God has forgiven us of all our sins because of what Jesus has done on the Cross.
We continue in our series on Hope Found Here and this month our focus is on Hope in the Cross. The dictionary defines hope as a feeling of expectation or a desire for certain things to happen. As Christians, we have a hope in God that is steadfast and certain, we have a blessed assurance ...read more
Contributed by Douglas Phillips on Apr 10, 2018
THIS IS THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF ESSENTIAL CHOICES WE MUST MAKE CONCERNING GOD. BEFORE WE CAN DO ANYTHING ELSE WE MUST CHOOSE TO ACCEPT HIS GIFT OF LOVE AND SALVATION. ALL OTHER CHOICES WE MUST MAKE CONCERNING GOD ARE ADDED TO THIS ONE.
CHOOSING GOD’S LOVE JOHN 3:16-18 TODAY I WANT TO BEGIN A SERIES OF MESSAGES ON THE CHOICES WE ARE CALLED TO MAKE IN LIFE. EVERY DAY WE ARE CALLED UPON TO MAKE HUNDREDS OF CHOICES. SOME OF THESE MAY BE MINOR IN NATURE, SUCH AS WHAT WE CHOOSE TO WEAR, OR WHAT WE HAVE FOR BREAKFAST. OTHER ...read more
Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Apr 7, 2018
Belief in Jesus Christ must be accompanied by obedience to His word.
Thursday of Second Week in Easter 2018 Reformation/Revolution When will humans learn that murdering one’s enemies is not only morally sinful, it’s a really, really bad idea just on a secular level. For the first three hundred years of the Church’s existence, the enemies of the Church, from the ...read more
Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Apr 5, 2018
The need for faith, the need for rebirth.
YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN John 3:1-17 Nicodemus was a member of the strictest sect of the Jews: the Pharisees. No doubt he sought to keep all the man-made rules of his religion, as well as the law of God which was given to Moses. Nicodemus was a religious man; an upright man; a leader; a ...read more
Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Apr 3, 2018
Believing in the unbelievable is almost impossible unless you serve an unbelievably Great God!
Please open your Bibles to John 20:1-18 which we will read in a few minutes. Do you trust the Bible? Do you believe the Bible? When the Bible says that Jesus: - Was born of a virgin … do you believe it - Lived a sinless life … do you believe it - Performed miraculous signs pointing to His ...read more