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The New Birth

on August 23, 2013

THE NEW BIRTHThe New Birth

Memory Verse: John 1:12

Life Application: We can become a child of God through new birth.

Bible Text:  John 1:12

In the beginning God made everything and it was good. God would come down from heaven and walk with Adam and Eve in the evening. Man enjoyed a very intimate (close) relationship with God. Everything was perfect until sin entered into the picture. Because of the sin man could no longer enjoy the intimate relationship with God. God is a holy God and sin cannot come into His presence. Sin had separated man from God and it brought spiritual death into the world.

Everyone has sinned and that means that we have been separated from God and are spiritually dead. We must experience new life in Jesus if we want a relationship with God – we must be born again. God loved us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus to pay our penalty for our sins. As Jesus hung on the cross, God laid on Jesus the sins of the whole world upon Him – all our sins were put on the sinless Son of God. Jesus suffered much on the cross then He died. Jesus took our punishment for our sins upon Him and the blood that He shed made a way for us to be forgiven.

Each one of us must be born again (to have our sins forgiven). We must experience the new birth that we receive when we admit that we have sinned and ask Jesus to forgive us. When we experience this new birth we become part of the family of God – we are born into His family.

 

John 1:12  NKJV     “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.”

      The first thing that we must do is admit that we have sinned against a holy God. Then we must be willing to turn from our sin and believe that only Jesus can forgive us of our sins. When we admit that we have sinned, believe that Jesus can forgive us of our sins and confess our sins to Him, God will forgive us and we will experience a new birth. We are not the same – we are changed by the power of God.

Review

1. There was a time that God would come down from heaven and do what?

2. Everything was perfect, even man’s relationship with God, until what?

3. What keeps people from having an intimate relationship with God?

4. Sin cannot enter into God’s presence because God is ____________.

5. Sin separated man from God and it brought spiritual _____________ into the world.

6. Who has sinned?

7. What must a person do if they want a relationship with Jesus?

8. Jesus took __________ punishment for our sins upon Him on the cross and the blood that He shed made a way for _______ to be forgiven.

9. Write out a prayer asking for forgiveness or a prayer of rededication.

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