john 3

john 3

John 3:1-3, Pastor Chris Quintana

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Calvary Chapel Cypress: http://calvarychapelcypress.net End Time News & Resources: http://www.quickening-spirit.com As the saying goes, "There are many roads to God." That may comfort some people enough not to look further, but is it biblical? It is based on the notion that it will all work out in the end, but what a dangerous wager that is. Can a person come to God on their own terms and not see what the bible says on the matter? Does the bible make absolute statement, which cannot be ignored, especially on heaven or hell questions? Consider our text this morning (John 3:1-3) regarding the question of Nicodemus, and the answer Jesus gives him. In asking about what Jesus had done, and noticing the power behind it, he is perplexed. So he asks, or better yet makes a statement about authority, and by what power Jesus does what He does. Jesus simply answers the question which Nicodemus needs to know. A spiritual rebirth is needed, and Nicodemus is blind to his need. He needs to be Born Again. That couldn't be done by a man's will, nor by some religious observance. It wasn't through the administration of some church, they didn't exist. It was simply a matter of being "Born Again". Yes, Jesus used the term first, and it is a matter of faith. So, for all the bluster and debate in our world, and theirs too, it boils down to a simple matter. For all mankind, as well as Nicodemus, do you desire to see "The Kingdom of God"? If so, then you must be "Born Again". Those are Jesus' words, not mine. This entire chapter gives much greater details on the matter and we will look carefully over the upcoming weeks to see what was the full weight of this conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus.