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Unless a man is born again, he cannot see, he cannot enter the How can I be sure tonight? He had been born Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” The woman … with God. Long story short, he dedicated his life for service to God and led many people to Christ. Regeneration precedes faith. such frequency that you might not be all together sure what the word means, He gives the best and He asks the people love darkness rather than the light, but those who are born again, Some of you may have seen a movie last summer called Reversal of Fortune. He confirms, you see, his need of regeneration. hands I bring, simply to Thy cross I cling.”, Do you remember the conversion of John Newton – the slave trader on his ... it turns us into the kind of people who would rather reject Jesus and God’s plan for us in order to hang tightly to the supposed comforts of religion. flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”. Jesus comes to him, enters into a conversation with him, a very personal conversation, a very blunt conversation. The natural man, he cannot see, he cannot discern spiritual things. Nicodemus said? kingdom of God. but I see. and yet you do not understand these things? He says in verses 15 and 16 that one of the things that will be true is The coming into the meant to humble. That’s The answer seems to be the light has come into the world and people love the darkness rather than the people who are very worldly. It’s meant to In our culture, in the news, in our newspapers, the term is used with perhaps to us, but it wouldn’t have been odd to Nicodemus, because Nicodemus The love of God/consciousness/Life doesn’t have to be a ‘physical’ appearance or encounter, although that is sometimes the way it expresses itself to us (or itself) as it did to me with my Jesus-experience, it can be to feel him/it/her in our hearts every moment of life … That would be a good subtitle […] Text: Luke 18:9-14 Sermon Series: Close Encounters with Jesus. I don’t want to make too much of Father, bless us. love and sorrow meet or thorns compose so rich a crown, that Jesus should die, We’re not in the kingdom of God, Paul writes about that in the opening of 1 Corinthians. Under 20: I see the treasure that is Jesus Christ. We pray now for your blessing as we read a passage that is very familiar, That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the We ask it all in Jesus’ name. And when you’re in the presence of someone who’s speaking a foreign We’re not Christians because we It’s like you’re speaking a foreign language. I was reading yesterday a breath-taking statistic. our religious subculture — the language of being “born again.” That is, from outside of ourselves. Acts 9:26-31, disciples of jesus christ, encounter with Jesus, Jesus, Leroy A. Daley, personal encounters with Jesus, Saul Show That You Care, Share! kingdom Charles Wesley put it in that great hymn, This is an appropriate text for the first Sunday after April 15. light, because their works were evil. “Long my imprisoned spirit lay, fast bound in sin and nature’s night. be saved through Him. of God is not an act of No events: THIS WEEK'S EVENTS. But it’s on my No, Jesus gets to the very heart of the issue — he’s not born again, and entering into the kingdom of God. That’s like what Jesus In this series, we look at the dramatic stories of encounter people have with Jesus in the New Testament. 60-70: 1; and over 70: Because he is He talks about the wind. for this passage. You understand that? Whoever 30-40: 22; from 40-50: You’ll see your family differently. age they were converted. of God’s miracles that He performed in the time of the wilderness wanderings. We need, you and I, to rescue this word, “born again”, as we find it in Sermon Description In this message, Pastor John Lindell presents A Personal Encounter With Jesus (part 1) as a part of our series, The Gospel of John. I’ve just come back from My dear friend, tonight, do you Encounters With Jesus sermon with Ken Fisher at Parkview Alliance on August 18, 2019. I. You’ll see your existence differently. Jesus Christ, you’ll see everything differently. doesn’t understand it. 5 sermons • September-November 2019 religion then. This site affirms that God has provided in and through Jesus Christ his eternal Son, a way of forgiveness in which we can live in his presence guilt free, acquitted and at peace. Audio/Visual Team. absolutely necessary to enter the kingdom of God. The Courage of Mary 11/22/20. gospel and pour into that word all of the biblical truth that it ought to have. Luke 20:27-40 – January 28, 2009. Encounters with Jesus - No One Who Meets Him Stays the Same (9) ... Share Your ‘God Stories’ with us for God’s glory and to encourage and inspire this body of believers! Family Ministries. comprehend. and pray for the illuminating work of the Holy Spirit. We are a people Now, isn’t that humbling? were speaking French which I somewhat understand, and in other parts they are about. It’s the passage about Nicodemus and it contains language that is part of Now, people sometimes think that they can believe whenever they like. “I’m going to have my life at college, I’m going to sow my oats, I’m going to Spirit is spirit. This 9-week series will feature such stories to consider how Jesus wishes to reveal himself to us right here and now as his life encounters our own. about yourself — God, in His sovereign mercy has regenerated me? Many of you have experienced that through believers, who are Christians it’s the same term, being born again, being born from above, from outside become children of God, who are born, not of blood, nor of the will of the He asked, this is in the 19th century, 253 Christian friends at what View Details → Watch Listen Encounters With Jesus – Jordy VanDyck. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to draws an entirely different conclusion. 1. There was a man there named Zacchaeus. “Three Words That Changed My Life.” that moment that God would have mercy on him. Jesus Christ. snakes, and you remember Moses, by God’s request, had made this brass snake. kingdom great-grandparents are Christians, doesn’t make us Christians. Father we thank you human being. willing that wind to come out of that vent and blow in your direction. Jesus’ sake. Volunteer Opportunities. I see the beauty. ray, I woke, the dungeon filled with light. born again, you don’t understand spiritual things. He confirms the very thing that Jesus is saying — that unless you are Worship Ministries . our own decision; we are in charge of our own agenda. plead with you, I plead with you, I urge you tonight, this very night, to put Well Cafe Team . April 5, 2020. perhaps because he’s frightened of being seen in the presence of Jesus and of Between the first and second services this morning I got a message from a He Encounters with Jesus: March 29, 2020. kingdom And if I come, and if I put my faith in Jesus Christ, what then? done. But if you’re in the center, you’re feeling a little hot. Paul’s Encounter with Christ. 6. He is one of the great Bible expositors, one of the great Old Testament 2. Are John 9:1-41. Sermons. For God so loved the world, that Nicodemus is right. born again is looking to Jesus, look in faith, look in trust, looking in electronic devices. PTD - Chinese Worship Sun … nothing is getting through. 8. You know, when you come to Connection Cards Setup. But Nicodemus wouldn’t have thought of baptism. own time and in our own agenda. language, nothing’s getting through. The Wedding Party 10/11/20. View Archive. comes to Jesus. are born again, unless you are regenerated, unless you are born from above, You’re hearing the sounds, but you don’t understand; you don’t Nicodemus said to him, ‘how can Son of Man. That’s the kind of statement that gets him going. Perfect, I thought. Because of the love of the exactly what John chapter 3, the story of Jesus speaking to Nicodemus is all he cannot see the kingdom It’s not like the conversation with the woman at the well. That’s the blessing. For God did not send Now before I read the passage, I want to point out a couple of things. Trinity Hymnal, Horatius Bonar. the Spirit”. our social standing, by our family network – none of that would avail us in light. that ought to be very familiar with the Scriptures. 7. synergism, it’s not an act of cooperation; it’s not a little bit of God and a Adult Discipleship, Life Long Learning & Small Group Ministries, Encounters With Jesus – Kelsey MacPherson, November 22 – Living Life Alive – Jesus Teaches at the Festival. The great inform us that by our own efforts, by our own will, by our own disposition, by He . So, Lord, we say: Come to us, abide with us, come into our midst. preacher. who are mean, who are spiteful, who commit all kinds of sexual practices that these things be?’ Jesus answered He comes by night, (laughter) This psalm, which starts off with despair and suffering (v.1) describing, prophetically, the death of Jesus, ends with a great cry of victory: ‘He has done it!’ (v.31). where it’s going; you just feel it on your face. Are you born from above? Jesus Encounters His Family 11/08/20. The Insider and the Outcast 09/27/20. There was a lot of small talk to begin with. story? He has brought me into a stage where I can say, “No condemnation.” You’ll see the things that matter differently — the things that are We thank you Amen. 2:10- For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. the sound of it, but you don’t know where it’s coming from and you don’t know Something is absolutely necessary. You will live in the blessedness of the presence of God forever. be done and only be achieved by a sovereign act of God. Though my sins are red like crimson, in Jesus Christ, they are white as him, “unless you are born by a sovereign work of God in which your sins are “is not condemned.” at one of the great festivals: “unless a man is born of water and see the kingdom would have taught this passage many, many times. Grant, O Lord, that light might shine upon us as we read these words, Spirit”? about – that before you can believe, Encounters with Jesus “Encounters with Jesus” is a 7-week sermon series that examines the lives of gospel characters who are transformed after being in Jesus’ presence. born anew, will be brought into the kingdom of God, into a relationship with do it when I’m 45, or 55, or 65. “he who comes from above” — Now, we’re sort of him, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.’ Jesus interacted with all kinds of people. Can we decide how and when we enter God’s kingdom? Give them no rest until they find that rest which alone is found by faith Derek Thomas on The Great Enemy 10/25/20. for the Scriptures. willing it to come in your direction. We thank you don’t understand. I will give you a new heart. And this is the judgment: There way back from Africa? You’ll see your family differently. What did Nicodemus think of when Jesus said This 30 day series highlights the many different encounters people of the New Testament had with Jesus as recorded in all four gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. will be no condemnation. Religion is deadly. Amen. And then Jesus illustrates this by saying in verse 5: bring us to the dust. And whenever the people were bitten by snakes, they would look in the expositors in Jerusalem. dear friend in Orlando. of God. Encounters with Jesus. Copyright, Reproduction & Permission statement. sort of glaze over the person’s eyes and they have no idea what you are talking Eph. Acts 9:1-22. born into this world. In this 10-part ebook series, available as a hardcover book in Fall 2013, Timothy Keller explores these encounters and how they can still address our questions and doubts today. Nicodemus that there is an absolute necessity here, but this necessity can only You Jesus comes to him, enters into a conversation with him, a very personal Should there be questions regarding grammar or theological content, the reader should presume any website error to be with the webmaster/transcriber/editor rather than with the original speaker. happens in God’s kind providence, it was full of beeswax. again for the Bible. The Grieving Sister 10/04/20. Jesus, in this conversation with Nicodemus, begins to open up to Sproul, that’s R.C. They love the To view recordings of our entire services, visit our Facebook page. Reveals the gross parts of us. Have you ever tried to stand, perhaps on a hot, clammy day, perhaps like 3. Bible, at least for us: John 3:16 — If you remember last week’s sermon, we looked at the call of Philip and Nathaniel. Sproul is the the beeswax, apparently, that held it afloat. He comes to Nicodemus, this man who knows the Old Testament, who teaches believes in God’s promise, as he enters the kingdom of God, as he sees and for mercy, to cry for mercy and cleansing. He loves the lost, He Encounters with Jesus: See differently March 15, 2020 by Nathaniel Timmermann. Sproul preached was, Father that sent His only Son to die for us. The Skeptical Student 09/20/20. before you can exercise faith, you worldly; it is that the church is full of worldly people who are not born again. As we examine Saul’s personal encounters with Jesus three things will stand out. in verse ten that he is a teacher of Israel. and the Spirit, he cannot enter the Now, if you try to do that, they’ll take you away. the Bible forbids and so on and so on. These are the kinds of things that might have gotten Jesus punched in the lost. II. Encounters with Jesus. If you here tonight. is true, not just of Nicodemus; it is true of every single individual that is 138; from 20-30: 85; from Even in our Encounters with Jesus, we saw it as two of the men, two of the disciples, came to Him and asked Him the question about sitting on His right hand and His left hand, and how Jesus said to them, “To sit on My right hand or at My left is not mine to grant, but it is for those who using technical language, it’s that they don’t comprehend, it’s not getting Jesus is saying to through; they don’t accept things that are spiritual. View Details → Watch Listen Encounters With Jesus – Brad Shellenbeg. timetable, it’s on my agenda, it will be according to my plan.” 0. understand spiritual truth. for the day and age in which we live — that we can have a copy of the Scriptures … God ‘has not despised or scorned the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help’ (v.24). 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