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First Baptist Church Lipan

You Must Be Born Again 1 - Water and Spirit

You Must Be Born Again (1) - Water and Spirit
Scripture:  John 3: 1-8          Key Verse:  John 3: 3

INTRODUCTION
1.     What does it mean to be "born again?"
2.     Jesus discusses the matter with Nicodemus.
3.     Being born again is the secret to living with God.  

I.      BORN OF THE FLESH
               Humanity's greatest problem.
               Sin makes us empty and helpless.
               God is searching and speaking.

II.      BORN OF WATER
                John's Baptism.
                The forgiveness of sins.
                God removes from us what is old.

III.    BORN OF THE SPIRIT
                The new life with God.
                 Eternal life and power.
                This life is lived in obedience.

TAKE AWAY
1.     It is not sufficient for us to observe God moving only.
2.     We must put aside our old life of the flesh.
3.     We must be born again to receive the new life of God.

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