Summary: The must of a new birth
BORN OF GOD
John 1:11-13 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
TEXT: Verse 13. Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
I. THE MUST OF THE NEW BIRTH.
John 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
John 14:6 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Acts 4:12 12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
II. THE MISTERY OF THE NEW BIRTH
John 3:8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
III. THE MIRACLE OF THE NEW BIRTH
II Corinthians 5:17 17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
New Purpose New Direction
New Love New Desire
New Hope New Power
IV. THE MIGHT OF THE NEW BIRTH
1 Peter 1:23 23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
- Incorruptible seed
- Enduring seed
- WORK OF THE GODHEAD
- The Son dying
- The Holy Spirit convicting
- The Father drawing
V. THE MASTER OF THE NEW BIRTH
1 John 5:4 4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
1 John 4:4 4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Romans 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
VI. THE MANNER OF THE NEW BIRTH
1 John 5:1Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
Galatians 3:26 26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
Acts 10:43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.
Acts 16:31 31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house
Acts 20:21 21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: