Sermon Illustrations

In 1976 a relatively unknown politician from the small town of Plains, Georgia decided to run for President. His name was Jimmy Carter, and although he had served as the Governor of Georgia, no one else in the country knew very much about him. During that campaign he was asked about his faith and responded by saying that He was a ‘Born again Christian.” Most of the reporters who were following Carter had never heard the term before. They had absolutely no idea what it meant to be “Born Again, or why Carter would use that phrase to describe his faith.

Well, Jimmy Carter may have been the first politician to use that phrase but it didn’t originate with him. Jesus is the one who initially used the phrase while talking to another Politician, a man by the name of Nicodemus.