Books & Chapters
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 Jonathan Vorce on Feb 22, 2018
It's the goodness of God that draws people to Him. Not the madness of God, the anger of God or the disapproval of God.
INTRODUCTION Romans 1:16-17 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just ...read more
Contributed by Dean Courtier on Feb 14, 2018
The Christian faith is based on an everlasting, unchangeable covenant with God. Our salvation is because of the covenant of love we have entered into with God.
Our theme this year is Hope Found Here, and this month we are considering the Hope of the Covenant. To focus our thoughts this morning listen to the words of Romans 15:4 (NIV) says, “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the ...read more
Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Feb 4, 2018
Jesus was lifted up in the crucifixion so that everyone who trusts in Him would have eternal life. This was, and is, the supreme act of God’s love.
THE GIFT OF GOD’S LOVE John 3:14-21 The LORD God made heaven and earth, and all that is in them. He gives morning and evening, seedtime and harvest. In Him we live, and move, and have our being. The LORD God says of Himself: ‘I am the LORD, and there is no other; There is no God besides ...read more
Contributed by Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Feb 1, 2018
To establish that an entrance into the kingdom of God is possible only through the new birth. This lesson settles the arguement that the new birth truly does consists of two components mentioned by Christ - and they are "the water and the Spirit."
INTRODUCTION Outline. 1. The Narrative of the New Birth 2. The Nature of the New Birth 3. The Necessity of the New Birth Remarks. 1. In our lesson today we will answer the many objections and opinions regarding "the new birth." We will conduct an analytic review of this topic in light of the ...read more
Contributed by Byron Sherman on Jan 31, 2018
4 of 8. John the Baptist pointed out the detriments of competitive ministry. But when is competition detrimental to Christian ministry? A competitive spirit is detrimental to Christian ministry when...
DETRIMENTAL COMPETITION-IV—John 3:22-36 Attention: Another Pizza Please: Deciding to have pizza for dinner, Mr. Collins called one of the pizza houses in the neighborhood & ordered a jumbo deluxe. He told the person on the other end of the line that He’d pick it up in 30 minutes. When Mr. ...read more