The New Birth – John 3:1-8
After dark a man named Nicodemus knocked on the door where Jesus was saying. In their conversation, we learn that the miracle of the New Birth is even more miraculous than Jesus acts of healing the sick and raising the dead. In this sermon Pastor David describes our need for God’s act of regeneration in which the Holy Spirit gives new hearts, enables belief and transforms sinners into saints.
Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” 3 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4 Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” 5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ (John 3:1-7)