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Central Idea: Jesus pre-existed with the Father, and both physical and spiritual life come through Him.
John 1:1-5
Central Idea: Jesus did not come to do miracles; He did miracles to show that He had come as the Messiah.
John 4:43-54
Central Idea: It is through Jesus that we receive grace and see the glory of God.
John 1:14-18
Central Idea: John gave faithful testimony that his important ministry was, it was only a prelude to the coming Messiah.
John 1:19-28
Central Idea: Jesus is the gate to heave, the mediator between God and man.
John 1:43-51
Central Idea: God sent Jesus, the light, but also sent a witness first to prepare people's hearts.
John 1:6-8
Central Idea: Jesus is zealous for true worship of God.
John 2:12-25
Central Idea: Jesus was incarnated as a man and preached the Gospel to His creation.
John 1:9-13
Central Idea: God provided the Spirit as a witness to John the Baptist to confirm that Jesus was the Messiah.
John 1:29-34
Central Idea: Those who believe follow Jesus, and those who follow Jesus believe.
John 1:35-42
Central Idea: Everything Jesus does is for the purpose of glorifying God.
John 2:1-11
Central idea: The new birth and eternal life are given to those who believe in the Son.
John 3:9-21
Central Idea: The Messiah has come from Heaven, and all must go to Him.
John 3:22-30
Central Idea:  The Son gives testimony to the Father, so receiving him (or not) is the basis for eternal life or damnation.
John 3:31-36
Central Idea: Jesus' words are more powerful than any other witness.
John 4:39-42
Central Idea: Christians must do the work of God and reap a spiritual harvest.
John 4:31-38
Central Idea: True worship of God requires new life that only comes through Jesus.
John 4:1-30
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Spiritual Birth
John 3:1-8
Central Idea: Entering the kingdom of God requires new birth in the Spirit.
Published June 1st, 2012
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Central Idea: Entering the kingdom of God requires new birth in the Spirit. Vss. 1-3 - While Jesus is doing signs in Jerusalem during the Passover, Nicodemus sees them and comes to talk with Jesus. His statement about Jesus' origin is possibly the beginning of a question about salvation. Jesus jumps right to the point and declares that only those who are born "anothen" can enter the kingdom. This word can mean both "from above" or "again," and both meanings are evident in this passage. Vss. 4-8 - Nicodemus mistakenly takes the second meaning and responds with surprise by asking rhetorically about entering his mother's womb. Jesus takes the opportunity to correct Nicodemus by explaining how someone is born from above, by the cleansing action of the Spirit. "Spirit" and "wind" are the same Greek word, so this play on words illustrates how we cannot see the Spirit yet it works and is required for a new birth. Jesus reprimands Nicodemus for not seeing this (the conversation is expanded in the following passage through verse 21).
10000000064195 64195 Notes 2011-01-10 07:10:54 2011-01-10 09:13:50 Central Idea: Entering the kingdom of God requires new birth in the Spirit. Vss. 1-3 - While Jesus is doing signs in Jerusalem during the Passover, Nicodemus sees them and comes to talk with Jesus. His statement about Jesus' origin is possibly the beginning of a question about salvation. Jesus jumps right to the point and declares that only those who are born "anothen" can enter the kingdom. This word can mean both "from above" or "again," and both meanings are evident in this passage. Vss. 4-8 - Nicodemus mistakenly takes the second meaning and responds with surprise by asking rhetorically about entering his mother's womb. Jesus takes the opportunity to correct Nicodemus by explaining how someone is born from above, by the cleansing action of the Spirit. "Spirit" and "wind" are the same Greek word, so this play on words illustrates how we cannot see the Spirit yet it works and is required for a new birth. Jesus reprimands Nicodemus for not seeing this (the conversation is expanded in the following passage through verse 21). notes
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John 3:1-8
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Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 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."
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temporal
Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again
he cannot see the kingdom of God."
conditional
situationresponse
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?"
progression
Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit,
he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh,
and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
negativepositive
ideaexplanation
Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.'
The wind blows where it wishes,
and you hear its sound,
series
but you do not know where it comes from
or where it goes.
So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit."
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10000000064195 64195 Arc 2011-01-10 07:10:54 2011-01-10 09:13:50 editing John 3 1 3 8 John 3:1-8 43 NT esv i628308 i628309 i628310 i628291 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night i628311 i628292 and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, i628293 for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him." ground 1 temporal 1 1 i628312 i628294 Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again i628295 he cannot see the kingdom of God." conditional 2 situationresponse 2 i628313 i628314 i628296 Nicodemus said to him, "How can a man be born when he is old? i628297 Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?" progression i628315 i628316 i628317 i628298 Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, i628299 he cannot enter the kingdom of God. conditional 2 i628318 i628300 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, i628301 and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. negativepositive 2 ideaexplanation 1 i628302 Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.' i628319 i628320 i628321 i628303 The wind blows where it wishes, i628304 and you hear its sound, series i628322 i628305 but you do not know where it comes from i628306 or where it goes. series negativepositive 2 1 i628307 So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit." comparison 1 1 bilateral 1 questionanswer 2 inference 2 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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