New Start

John 3:1-8(NIV)

Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.”

Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”

“How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”

Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ 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.”

We can easily understand that there is birth and then there is death.  It is the cycle of life and billions of dollars are spent on anti-aging products.  Most of us would want to stay healthy and live a long life.  This means changing our habits and becoming uncomfortable for awhile.  For some who want to lose weight, you need to start fresh and do something new.

Nicodemus was certainly interested in the Kingdom of God and Jesus answered him that no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.  To be part of God’s kingdom, you need a fresh start and forget all about what you thought you knew about God.  We need to start as a baby and learn the teachings of Jesus from fresh new eyes and a new heart.

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