John 3:5-7

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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.’  NIV

 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’

6 responses to “John 3:5-7

  1. Like ronnie has was saying the beggining of our lives is when we ask Jesus into our lives. When we are born again its like are lives just started the NLT version says, The holy spirit brings new life from heaven. Its a whole new life when we are born again

  2. I Tell You The Truth–Ever Wonder Why He Said That…

    Think about when some one questions you, I know if someone questions things I have said I immediately state, I’m Telling You The Truth– So Is This What Christ was trying to tell Big Nic? Well lets go to http://www.crosswalk.com and find out

    Yep — In The KJV, Jesus says Verily Verily–Christ is just wanting to reinforce what He has already said about being born again…

    Water???–some have study that the water here means being baptized but thats not it…water is just another way of cleansing- Titus 3:5

    The next verse – 6 – tags along with what we have been talking about in Youth…Things of the flesh will reap things of the flesh—So your selfish desire will reap selfish desires, but things of God will produce the things of God…

  3. “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.

    When I read these words that Jesus said I wondered why He might have included water into His instructions. What did it mean? Considering that this was during the times when John the Baptist was baptizing tons of people and preaching his message I think that Jesus included this in His instructions to remind us that we need to be washed, cleansed of our sins before we enter into the kingdom of God. The water represents the washing or cleansing of the sins. The spirit then is the death of the flesh and the birth of a God like or Christ like being. Instead of being lead by the flesh you are now lead of the Spirit by the Spirit and for the Spirit. I also thought about this scripture when Jesus is speaking to the Samaritan woman…..

    John 4:7-15
    7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) 9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.) 10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” 11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his flocks and herds?” 13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”

  4. Last night, then a brother can return home.

    One of the reasons that Christ was “telling the truth” or getting Nick’s attention, was that He had to “undo” the religious tradition that the Pharisees had taught him. If we aren’t careful, we can be bound by tradition and religious practice and not hear and recognize the truth when it is told to us.

    Vs 7 is neat to me. We tend to gloss over Scripture and see it as one big lecture that God hands out. Here, JEsus is talking to Nick and vs 7 He is saying “don’t be so surpised”. This shows that Jesus is actually listening and wathing Nick in the conversation and focusing His thoughts on Nick’s reaction. God cares what we say and think and He uses His spirit to give us clarification and understanding. Let God know if something doesn’t make sense or seem right and He will reveal truth to you if you study and search.

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