If You Could Sum Up Your Life In One Word or Phrase, What Would It Be ???
The Life… I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (Jn. 10:10b) Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? And I trust that you will discover that we have not failed the test. (2 Cor. 13:5-6)
The Need of Nicodemus… Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him.” (Jn. 3:1-2) Jesus’ Response… “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.’ (Jn. 3:3)
Do We See Our Need??? Will We Admit We Have A Need ???
The Deal With Sin… For the wages of sin is death(Romans 6:23a) After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life. (Gen. 3:24) Sin Costs and Hurts… Sin Separates…
Jesus Forgives Sin and Restores the Results of Sin… …if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.(2 Cor. 5:17-19) Reconciliation…
Our Decision… “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” Jn. 14:6 Someone has to pay… Christ is Savior and Lord…