You know, there are few events that mark us like the birth of a child. Some of the parents in the house know what I’m talking about because you have had a courtside seat as you watched a baby, your baby, come into the world. And it’s interesting to talk to people who have been there because they’ll use words like incredible, unbelievable. But the big word is miraculous. “It is a miracle. I just couldn’t believe it!” There is nothing like the birth of a child.
But the Bible says there is an event even greater than a physical birth; it’s a spiritual birth. It is when someone has a courtside seat to watching a person getting born again.
Jesus one time was talking to a Pharisee named Nicodemus. In John 3 he sort of went one-on-one with this guy. This guy came to Jesus at night. He slid into Christ’s life and he began to ask him about the important things of existence. And here is what Jesus said in John 3:3, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”
Unless he’s born again. Now what does it mean to be born again? To be born again means to come to a time in your life when you turn from your sin and turn to Jesus. You trust Jesus. You believe that he paid the price on the cross for all of your sins. You repent and you receive that forgiveness. You ask him to take control of your life. The moment you pray that prayer the Bible says you’re born into the family of God.© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Ed Young Fellowship Church