OUTLINE: Truly I say unto you, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the
Kingdom of God.”
CONTENT: There is a fundamental difference between being religious and born again. Being a
church member, going to mass, being confirmed, does not mean you are a Christian or are born
again. Nicodemus, a religious and Jewish ruler went to Jesus to seek confirmation that Jesus
was sent from God. Jesus knowing the heart of Nicodemus gave him a lesson on life: ‘except a
man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God’; in other words be born of the Spirit, into
a new life in Jesus.
A person may serve on every auxiliary of the church, sing in the choir, hold significant
posts and do not have a personal relationship with God.
There is a difference between knowing about God, and knowing God. Knowing Him is to know
He is your all and in all; Provider, your Healer, your Shepherd and much more. You must have a
spiritual transformation of soul and mind, and a genuine love for all.
Can you say you are born again? If not, say to God,’ God I am a sinner, I need to
experience your touch, your love, and forgiveness’. Be humble enough to lay it all before Him,
and not be presumptuous of who you think you are. Nicodemus did three things to experience
this new birth. We have to do the same if we desire to be born again. He: (a) Admitted his short
comings, (b) Came to Jesus, (c) trusted Jesus completely.
The road may not be easy, but God gives the grace.