January 30, 2011 by Mitch Filed under Blog Sermons Sermons on Doctrinal Issues Sermons on Hope & Assurance Sermons on Resurrection & Judgment
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2 Responses to “Hope Through the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, by Mitch Davis (01/30/11)”
In your sermon, you quoted from John 3:3, where Jesus said to Nicodemus , “… unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
You followed up that quote by stating, “He is actually talking about the resurrection.”
Question: In the context of this passage (i.e., John 3:5), is Jesus also talking about baptism (by the reference to water) when He says, “… unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.”?
Thanks for your comments,
Great question. In the immediacy of the verse (John 3:3-5), yes there is a connection to baptism. In fact, it seems a natural flow for John to move from Jesus’ discussion with Nicodemus to His (with His disciples) baptizing those who came to Him (see. Jn. 3:22 following).
The larger context of Jesus’ dialog with Nicodemus pertains to the resurrection. Notice, from chapter 2:13-25 (see v. 19) through John’s reference to Jesus’ dialog with Nicodemus (see 3:13-15). The point is that God so loved this world that He gave His Son – who was going to be “lifted up” (resurrected) AND those who believe in Him (born again from death to life – a resurrection of sort) would have eternal life (the real resurrection in the manner of our Savior).
I hope that helps to clarify my statement in that part of the sermon.
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