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"Born of the Water and the Spirit" Sermon Notes

Sermon 2 of our series titled "RED Letter Words of Jesus"

John 3:2-18 (NIV) - (2) He came to Jesus at night and said, "Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him." (3) In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again." (4) "How can a man be born when he is old?" Nicodemus asked. "Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb to be born!" (5) Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. (6) Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. (7) You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born again.' (8) The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit." (9) "How can this be?" Nicodemus asked. (10) "You are Israel's teacher," said Jesus," and do you not understand these things? (11) I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. (12) I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not

believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? (13) No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven--the Son of Man. (14) Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, (15) that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. (16) "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (17) For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (18) Whoever believes in him is not

condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.

John 3:5 (NIV) - (5) Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom

of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.

Acts 9:18

Baptism of Saul of Tarsus


Acts 10:44-48

The baptism of Cornelius.


Acts 16:13-15

The baptism of Lydia


Acts 16:31-33

The baptism of the Philippian Jailer.


Acts 22:16

Paul’s testimony in Jerusalem

Acts 22:16 (NIV) - (16) ‘And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.'

John 3:5 (NIV) - (5) Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom

of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.