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Born Again

Posted: Tuesday, May 3

Pastor Joshua Humpa // Children's Pastor

Pastor Joshua Humpa // Children's Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Judges 17:1-18:31
John 3:1-21
Psalm 104:1-23
Proverbs 14:20-21 

 

Verse of the day:

Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.” (John 3:3)


Like Nicodemus, hearing the phrase, “Born Again” can leave you scratching your head. In fact, when Jesus was telling Nicodemus that he needed to born again to inherit eternal life, he asked Jesus, “How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?” Great question man. We were all thinking the same thing when we first heard this. And then tried erasing that picture from our minds. 

 

 

What Jesus means by, “Born Again” is that you are spiritually transformed and, as the phrase literally says, reborn. 2 Corinthians 5:17 explains it is this way: “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” When you become a Christian, meaning you acknowledge your need for salvation and understand that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, it changes you! That acknowledgment completely changes the way you see and understand the world. Or at least it should. 

 

 

Being born again is a change of heart, a complete spiritual transformation. Sinners, which we all are, are spiritually “dead” and our only trajectory is Hell. Only those who are born again, receiving spiritual life through faith in Jesus Christ, have their sins forgiven and are free to have a relationship with God. This means we are no longer slaves to death, but are set free and granted eternal life! Being born again is more than a catchy Christian phrase. It is the literal upgrade from death to life. Joshua 2.0, in certain terms. Today, immerse yourself in the fact that you are a new creation through salvation! Let your 2.0 version live today with Jesus’ perspective and the joy that comes from the freedom from sin!