Regeneration

MORNING WORSHIP at NCPC, audio from the sermon, “Have you been born again? Eternity is at stake,” February 12, 2017.

Sermon text: John 3:1-13

Sermon outline: I. A Pharisee, Nicodemus, approaches Jesus with questions about what Jesus has been saying and doing, 1-2. (i.) Apart from God’s regenerating grace we are in hopeless trouble. (ii.) Apart from God’s regenerating power, we will not be saved – for we cannot save ourselves; God must act upon us by his grace and power.  II. Jesus declares to Nicodemus the need we each have for a new birth in order to see and enter the Kingdom of God, 3-10. (i.) We get new life, not new religion. (ii.) We do not just affirm God and the supernatural, but we experience new birth. (iii.) You are made a new creation spiritually (Ezekiel 36:26-27). III. Jesus asks us, “Have you been born again? Do you believe Me? Do you believe in Me? Do you know who I am?”, 11-13.

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