Tuesday, 6 September 2011

The New Birth

Derek Carr from Barton Evangelical Church  preached on the new birth from John 3.
He reminded us that John 20 v 31 "but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name"
is key to understanding John's Gospel and that this" life in His name" is the new birth. He spoke on what is the new birth and what does it imply.    The new birth is a work of God's Spirit and it is out of our control. John 3 v 8:
"The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit"  It is both unpredictable and uncontrollable.
There is no other way to enter the kingdom of God, "Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God"

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