Born Again

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In this message we tackle the first fifteen verses of John 3 in which Jesus has a nighttime conversation with a Pharisee named Nicodemus. For the most part, Jesus’ interactions with the Pharisees were pretty contentious, but this time it is different. Nicodemus is a genuine truth-seeker with humility in great enough measure to celebrate what he sees in Jesus rather than feel jealous or threatened by Him. However, in the course of their conversation Jesus makes a statement to Nicodemus that was difficult for him to wrap his mind around. I imagine I would have reacted the same way if I was hearing the statement for the first timer as well. What is that statement? “You must be born again.” This is a very important section of scripture in which Jesus explains the nature and origins of a saving faith. I hope you can unpack this passage with us.