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Monday, November 29, 2010

the story 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."

This is the story of Nicodemus, I man who wanted to know more about God. he came to Jesus one night to talk about it. he answered like this
In reply Jesus declared,
"I tell you the truth,
no one can see the kingdom of God
unless he is born again.
This story is from john in chapter 3. If you've never heard this story read the entire story please. but he asked Jesus this
"How can a man be born when he is old?"
Nicodemus asked.
"Surely he cannot enter a second time
into his mother's womb to be born!"

Jesus answered,
"I tell you the truth,
no one can enter the kingdom
of God unless he is born
of water and the Spirit.
Flesh gives birth to flesh,
but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.

this is talking about being a christian. later in verses 16, 17, and 18 he says

"For God so loved the world
that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him
shall not perish but have eternal life.

For God did not send his Son
into the world to condemn the world,
but to save the world through him.

Whoever believes in him is not condemned,
but whoever does not believe stands condemned
already because he has not believed
in the name of God's one and only Son.

it says God loves us and sent his son not to judge the world, but save it. who ever believes in him isn't judged, but those who don't are judged because they didn't believe in Jesus.
then I'll skip down to verse 35 and 36.

The Father loves the Son
and has placed everything in his hands.

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life,
but whoever rejects the Son will not see life,
for God's wrath remains on him."

God loves Jesus and gives him power. who ever believes in him has life but those who don't will not see heaven, or have a full life, for God doesn't forgive them that reject it.

1 comment:

  1. What a sweet post Ruth! I love it!