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True spirituality - John 2:13 - 3:21

This is a sermon by Scott McKay from the morning service on 17th September 2017.

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John 2:23-3:21 – True Spirituality


Introduction (3:1-2)
  The hospice worker


  The inmate


  The Pharisee (2:23-3:2)


The Rebirth (3:3-8)
  The Kingdom of God (v3)


  The born again (v4-8)

 

     The work of the Holy Spirit (Ezekiel 36:25-27)

 

     Water and wind


The Testimony (3:9-15)

  The unique testimony of the Son who came from heaven to earth (v11-13)

 

      There is no greater testimony than that of the King of the Kingdom

 

  The unique work of the Son who brings those from earth to heaven (v14-15)

 

      The Son of man was lifted up so that the sons of earth can be lifted up

 

The Belief (3:16-21)


  Personal response of love by God for His world (v16-17)

 

  Personal responsibility to believe in the word from God (v18-21)

 

Conclusion


 John 20:30-31 – Testimony – Belief – Eternal Life

Questions:

1) Why is ‘rebirth’ so essential to the Christian life? What changes would you expect to see in those who are born again?

 

2) What part does ‘testimony’ play in conversion? What should be the content of this ‘testimony’?

 

3) Why is ‘belief’ an essential part of the Christian life? What are we to put our ‘belief/trust’ in?

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