13 Jul From Spiritual Death to Life – 7/13/20
John 3:16-17 – “For God so loved the world,[i] that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 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.”
The only way for man to see God and His kingdom is through Jesus’s death and resurrection; that is God’s great provision of salvation to all who believe. Jesus’s words to Nicodemus in verse 3 sum the natural state/need of man: “…unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” In order to know God, we need a new birth! This new birth pertains to the Spirit (see verses 5 & 6). Our spirit is made alive when we believe in the Son that God gave on our behalf because of His love for us!
Meditate on your current spiritual state and consider if you have been made made born again by placing your faith in his death and resurrection for you.
If your conclusion is doubtful or negative, and have understood the words of Jesus in this passage and of your need of being born again, I encourage you to place your faith in Christ; he came not to condemn you, but to save you! Please contact anybody at CityLight Church if you have chosen to do so or have any questions on the matter.
If you can testify that God has made you a born-again believer through Jesus, take some time of thankful prayer to the Lord for this great gift. Pray also for those who have not yet done so, that God might grant them the gift of going from death to life.