Summary: Our text records an interview between Jesus and a man named Nicodemus. Nicodemus is mentioned three times in the New Testament, and each reference mentions he came to Jesus under the cover of night (John 3:1; 7:50; 19:39). Therefore, we could call him o
“How can a man be born when he is old?”
John 3: 1-16
I. THE MAN CONFRONTED WITH BEING BORN AGAIN (1)
A. His race was not sufficient to exempt him from the must.
B. His religion was not sufficient to exempt him from the must.
C. His riches were not sufficient to exempt him from the must.
D. His respectability was not sufficient to exempt him from the must.
II. THE MUST COMMANDING THE BEING BORN AGAIN (3,5,7)
A. The Truth Expressed
B. The Truth Examined
1. There Is No substitute for the new birth
2. There Is No satisfaction apart from the new birth
3. There Is No salvation apart from the new birth (Titus 3:5)
III. THE MYSTERY CONTEMPLATED ABOUT BEING BORN AGAIN (4)
A. How impossible it was
B. How desirable it was
IV. THE MEANS CLARIFIED REGARDING BEING BORN AGAIN (5)