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Dungannon, VA
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JESUS' CONVERSATION WITH NICODEMUS

SCRIPTURE READING
John 3:
1. There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

2. The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

Key Verse
3. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

4. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?

5. Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

8. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

9. Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?

10. Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?

11. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.

12. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?


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1. The new birth is a beginning.

A. To begin a physical life, one must be physically born. A spiritual life must begin with a spiritual life.
B. One cannot become a Christian by inheritance.
C. Individuals do not become a Christian just by having some kind of warm feeling about God or about the world, religion or even life.
D. Spiritual birth is experienced in different ways.

2. To be born again is to experience an inward change.

A. The Bible says that we all have a problem and that problem is sin.
B. When a person by faith accepts Jesus Christ, a beautiful thing happens--change takes place on the inside.

3. The new birth is a miracle.

A. The miracle of a new birth is not something one does for himself/herself. The new birth is something God does for you.
B. Being born again does not mean one's struggles are over.
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THINK IT OVER
The good news is that everyone can be born again. One does not have to live the old frustrating life. Everyone can experience a new life. Each person can experience change. One can have a miracle in his/her life if each will come to Jesus Christ just as one is.

Sermon Outline October 17, 2021

 


II Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

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THE BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE ON WORRYING

SCRIPTURE READING
Matthew 6:
25. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

26. Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

27. Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

28. And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29. And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

31. Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32. (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Key Verse
34. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Philippians 3:
13. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

14. I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

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1. Do not carry the burdens of the past.

A. We must keep our attention on the finish line.
B. One cannot effectively live today if he/she is still carrying yesterday's burdens.

2. Do not presume the problems of tomorrow.

A. Matthew urges us not to worry about the future.
B. James reminds us not to presume that tomorrow will even come. Look at James 4:13-15.

James 4:
13. Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:

14. Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

15. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

3. Act now!

A. The person who is doing wrong in the present has some justification for worrying abut the future.
B. The Christ faith is a present tense way of life.

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THINK IT OVER
This present moment is the most valuable possession you own. Material things can disappear in an instant. Yesterday is spent and tomorrow is not yours to spend. Use this gift of the present wisely. Apply forgiveness to the past; apply faith to the future; and apply yourself to the present.

Sermon Outline October 10, 2021



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