The Cyber Church of Eufaula, Oklahoma
This Sermon/Note Originally Published April, 1999
There was a man of the Pharasees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jew: 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."
Jesus answered and said unto him, "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
Nicodemus was a "Ruler of the Jews" and a "Master of Israel" He was a trained man, schooled among the masters! (under Gamaliel, as Paul was?)
He should have known the right way!, BUT he didn't.
He spent his life looking for the truth, but he hadn't found it!
It was IMPORTANT to him!
He went to Jesus to find out the most important ANSWER ever given!
He KNEW Jesus was come from God!
MANY of us know that!
He KNEW Jesus did great miracles!
We ALL know that!
We know He was a great Prophet!
We know He is sent to save the world!
BUT we have to know that we must be born again!
Without THAT, we'll never SEE the Kingdom of God!
Jesus said that those born of the flesh will serve the flesh and
Those born of the Spirit will serve the Spirit!
AND WE MUST BE BORN OF THE SPIRIT!
We must put on the NEW man and put off the OLD man!
AND Nicodemus DID follow Christ!
He defended Him: "We do not condemn any man before we have heard the evidence"
He brought spices to anoint Jesus' body after His death!
(AND this time BY DAY and NOT BY NIGHT!)
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