The Unchanging Word Bible broadcast continues in John 3:1-3 for our lesson today. In this third chapter of John we see Jesus speaking to a teacher of Israel on the necessity of being born again, which seemed improbable until Jesus explains the need is to be born again of the Spirit. Dr. Mitchell shares how this man, Nicodemus, was a religious and moral man, a teacher of Israel. Unlike others who were not such, unlike others who know they are not good and moral or religious, this man was one who still needed to be born again by the Spirit of God. Where are you? Are you moral, religious and good by man's standard and yet are not yet born of the Spirit of God? Have you whole heartily believed and received Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord? If you know Jesus as your own personal savior, you have been born again. That's a fact. So turn in your Bible to John 3: 1 with our teacher Dr. Mitchell, on the Unchanging Word Bible Broadcast. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unchanging-word/message
Jesus visits with Nicodemus, a Pharisee, and John's disciples get jealous for their master. LSB 629 - What Is This Bread? · Text and Tune – Used with permission. Fred and Jean Baue, © 1991, 1998. · Setting and Recording © Concordia Publishing House, cph.org. Used by permission --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rev-steve-andrews-jr/message
We are often drawn to things that are new. For example, the new house, car, diet, job or latest trend. These things can be fun and exciting, but Jesus talked about a new start that was far more important and necessary than anything else. In this talk, Charles walks us through Jesus' encounter with Nicodemus and the importance of being born again. Charles is a pastor and leads the Beckenham site.
Today we study John 3 and the most famous verse in all of scripture: John 3:16. We'll see what this powerful chapter has to tell us about the amazing work of salvation that God does in our lives. Join us! The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on The YouVersion Bible App Find us on all major platforms, or use these direct links: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 YouTube: Key Chapters of the Bible on YouTube. As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 100 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.
If you appreciate this work, consider supporting it - https://www.patreon.com/seekgodtogether Today we will read John 3:16. You've most likely read it. It says, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” No doubt you've seen this verse on signs at games or on a T-Shirt. It's arguably the most famous verse in the Bible. It's most often used as a succinct gospel presentation - as well is it should. But often the first part of the verse gets overlooked. We know what Jesus is doing. But what is God doing? God is loving. In fact God loves so much, everyone, everywhere…you - that He gave something so precious that it's a one-of-a-kind. He gave the most valuable thing. God loves you so passionately that He gave what He most treasures in order to get you back. He loves!!! What is God like? He's a lover. And You are the object of His love. Do you feel that way? Do you believe yourself to be the target of His passion? Well you are. Does that humble you? Does it challenge your assumptions about God? It should. “God I don't feel loved. I don't feel lovable. But this isn't about how I feel. You are a lover. You give Your very best and most wonderful to win back those You love - the whole world!” --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jesus said to Nicodemus: “No one has gone up to heaven except the one who has come down from heaven, the Son of Man. And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.” For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.
Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy CrossJn 3:13-17For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,so that everyone who believes in him might not perishbut might have eternal life.
A powerful conversation between a fearful leader and an unexpected king. Although Nicodemus seemingly is afraid to talk to Jesus and associate with Him, Jesus engages this curious man with a long, meaningful conversation. Also in this episode, we talk about vulnerability and how we can find our identity in good things and doing good but this still robs us of our true and more glorious identity. Available On: Amazon https://amzn.to/3AWU3MW Google https://bit.ly/3AL9arG Spotify https://spoti.fi/3Q5FfQm Apple https://apple.co/3KzvUiJ Pandora https://bit.ly/3wXq3hK Pod Bean https://bit.ly/3ejgLWJ Donate to help create more episodes, faster: Support Me on Patreon: https://patreon.com Support Me on my website: https://bit.ly/3CYuuww Get Social: Join the conversation on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KnowingJesusPOD Join the conversation on Facebook: Knowing Jesus Podcast #podcast #Christianity #Jesus #Christian #Love #Faith #Bible #BibleReadingPlan #AudioBible #BibleCommentary
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This week's episode:In this week's episode, Ryan and Brian take a look at the story of Nicodemus in John 3. The Gospel of John is full of symbolism and one of the symbols John often uses is light and darkness. In John 3, Nicodemus comes to Jesus in the night and asks a question. Instead of Jesus answering his question, Jesus asks him a different question and then challenges him to step into the light. Ryan and Brian explore these verses and this topic. Links:Support Ryan and Brian's Bible Bistro Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thebiblebistro (https://www.patreon.com/thebiblebistro) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebiblebistro (https://www.facebook.com/thebiblebistro) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebiblebistro/ (https://www.instagram.com/thebiblebistro/) Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3H7qRmg (https://apple.co/3H7qRmg) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3I7Gw6A (https://spoti.fi/3I7Gw6A) Website: https://www.thebiblebistro.com (https://www.thebiblebistro.com) Ryan and Brian's Bible Bistro is a podcast all about the Bible, theology, and all things related to the Christian faith.
Over 33,000 verses in Scripture and this is the most well-known of all of them. How well do you really know it? Listen to Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Professor Steve Geiger share his thoughts on this beautiful gospel verse and the context around it.
Join Jerry as he continues the wonderful gospel of John. This gospel is written by the apostle John, and has a special place in the Gospel books. John begins at creation, mirroring Genesis 1, and walks us from there, all the way through the the life and ministry of Jesus. You will love this book, which is filled with miracles, teachings, and life lessons that apply to you today. Grab your Bible and join Jerry as you gain understanding of the life and ministry of Jesus through the gospel of John like never before.You can also join Jerry everyday (links below) as he walks us through a chapter of the New Testament, and gives us some amazing insights and applications. Grab your Bible and get ready to take your daily Bible reading to another level with The New Testament Daily with Jerry Dirmann.LINKS: « NEW TESTAMENT DAILY PODCAST »https://thenewtestamentdailywithjerrydirmann.buzzsprout.com« SUPPORT »You can help us get free resources like this out to more people. Visit https://solidlives.com/give/« SOLID LIVES »Find out more about the ministries of Jerry Dirmann and Solid Lives at https://www.solidlives.com/« BFAM Movements »God is calling believers everywhere to be a part of fulfilling the Great Commission, making disciples around the world, and helping people receive Jesus who have never received. BFAM Movements is an organization that has been designed to help you do just that, with free resources and training. For more information, visit https://BFAMmovements.com/
An emotional but wonderful day of worship at Troup Methodist! May we be the church that not only asks Jesus Into our hearts, but swears allegiance to Him as Lord and King and live like it! Despite the blessings of meadows, nations, and all that is fair, may Jesus be more than all! “Christian faith is then, not only an assent to the whole gospel of Christ, but also a full reliance on the blood of Christ; a trust in the merits of his life, death, and resurrection; resting upon him as our atonement and our life, as given for us, and living in us”- John Wesley “The Way of Salvation” Vs 2 my. Lead on, O King eternal,Till sin's fierce war shall cease,And holiness shall whisper,The sweet amen of peace.For not with swords loud clashing,Nor roll of stirring drums;With deeds of love and mercy,Amen
As we continue our trek through the book of John, we spend time today discussing the conversation that Jesus has with a curious, Jewish leader who comes to him by night. The conversation ranges from talking about being born again, to a story about a snake on a pole. Although these seem like a wide range of topics, Jesus's focus was clear, we must trust Him for life. For more information visit ChristCommunity.Life
This past Sunday's sermon entitled "Defeating Disparity, Creating Equals" inspired us all to take a deeper look into how we see one another and what our responsibility is to one another. Through wrestling to grasp these concepts, we are discovering to an even greater degree our interdependence on one another. Brothers Abimbola Daramola and Justin Linton explore this topic even further in this message entitled "Strictly Fidelity". Like John, our entire existence should be to see the Sons of God to be revealed. This necessitates though, that we rid ourselves of the idolatry of self. Only then can we know what it is practically to die that our brothers might rise to be all that they were meant to be.
Old Testament: Proverbs 1–2 Proverbs 1–2 (Listen) The Beginning of Knowledge 1 The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: 2 To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight,3 to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity;4 to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth—5 Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,6 to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles. 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. The Enticement of Sinners 8 Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching,9 for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.10 My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent.11 If they say, “Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood; let us ambush the innocent without reason;12 like Sheol let us swallow them alive, and whole, like those who go down to the pit;13 we shall find all precious goods, we shall fill our houses with plunder;14 throw in your lot among us; we will all have one purse”—15 my son, do not walk in the way with them; hold back your foot from their paths,16 for their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood.17 For in vain is a net spread in the sight of any bird,18 but these men lie in wait for their own blood; they set an ambush for their own lives.19 Such are the ways of everyone who is greedy for unjust gain; it takes away the life of its possessors. The Call of Wisdom 20 Wisdom cries aloud in the street, in the markets she raises her voice;21 at the head of the noisy streets she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks:22 “How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge?23 If you turn at my reproof,1 behold, I will pour out my spirit to you; I will make my words known to you.24 Because I have called and you refused to listen, have stretched out my hand and no one has heeded,25 because you have ignored all my counsel and would have none of my reproof,26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when terror strikes you,27 when terror strikes you like a storm and your calamity comes like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you.28 Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but will not find me.29 Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD,30 would have none of my counsel and despised all my reproof,31 therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way, and have their fill of their own devices.32 For the simple are killed by their turning away, and the complacency of fools destroys them;33 but whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.” The Value of Wisdom 2 My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you,2 making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding;3 yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding,4 if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures,5 then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.6 For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;7 he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity,8 guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of his saints.9 Then you will understand righteousness and justice and equity, every good path;10 for wisdom will come into your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;11 discretion will watch over you, understanding will guard you,12 delivering you from the way of evil, from men of perverted speech,13 who forsake the paths of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness,14 who rejoice in doing evil and delight in the perverseness of evil,15 men whose paths are crooked, and who are devious in their ways. 16 So you will be delivered from the forbidden2 woman, from the adulteress3 with her smooth words,17 who forsakes the companion of her youth and forgets the covenant of her God;18 for her house sinks down to death, and her paths to the departed;419 none who go to her come back, nor do they regain the paths of life. 20 So you will walk in the way of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous.21 For the upright will inhabit the land, and those with integrity will remain in it,22 but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the treacherous will be rooted out of it. Footnotes  1:23 Or Will you turn away at my reproof?  2:16 Hebrew strange  2:16 Hebrew foreign woman  2:18 Hebrew to the Rephaim (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 63 Psalm 63 (Listen) My Soul Thirsts for You A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. 63 O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.2 So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory.3 Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.4 So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands. 5 My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips,6 when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night;7 for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.8 My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me. 9 But those who seek to destroy my life shall go down into the depths of the earth;10 they shall be given over to the power of the sword; they shall be a portion for jackals.11 But the king shall rejoice in God; all who swear by him shall exult, for the mouths of liars will be stopped. (ESV) New Testament: John 3 John 3 (Listen) You Must Be Born Again 3 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus1 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.” 3 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again2 he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4 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?” 5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.3 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You4 must be born again.' 8 The wind5 blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” 9 Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” 10 Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things? 11 Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you6 do not receive our testimony. 12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.7 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.8 For God So Loved the World 16 “For God so loved the world,9 that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. 21 But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.” John the Baptist Exalts Christ 22 After this Jesus and his disciples went into the Judean countryside, and he remained there with them and was baptizing. 23 John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because water was plentiful there, and people were coming and being baptized 24 (for John had not yet been put in prison). 25 Now a discussion arose between some of John's disciples and a Jew over purification. 26 And they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, he who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you bore witness—look, he is baptizing, and all are going to him.” 27 John answered, “A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven. 28 You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, ‘I am not the Christ, but I have been sent before him.' 29 The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom's voice. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. 30 He must increase, but I must decrease.”10 31 He who comes from above is above all. He who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks in an earthly way. He who comes from heaven is above all. 32 He bears witness to what he has seen and heard, yet no one receives his testimony. 33 Whoever receives his testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true. 34 For he whom God has sent utters the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure. 35 The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand. 36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him. Footnotes  3:2 Greek him  3:3 Or from above; the Greek is purposely ambiguous and can mean both again and from above; also verse 7  3:6 The same Greek word means both wind and spirit  3:7 The Greek for you is plural here  3:8 The same Greek word means both wind and spirit  3:11 The Greek for you is plural here; also four times in verse 12  3:13 Some manuscripts add who is in heaven  3:15 Some interpreters hold that the quotation ends at verse 15  3:16 Or For this is how God loved the world  3:30 Some interpreters hold that the quotation continues through verse 36 (ESV)
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There are more than 1,000 promises that God makes to persons/people in Scripture. But what are some of the most important ones? Benson & Sean are diving into 10 of those promises and asking two questions: What does the promise mean? And, why is it that promise so important?