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Who Causes the New Birth?

We’ve been looking at John 3 and what Jesus said to Nicodemus about being “born again” or “born from above.” Now let’s consider who causes this to happen. Do you cause your own spiritual birth… or does God? Scripture teaches that only God can cause anyone to be born again and that we can’t cause

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Born from Above

3 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” 3

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What the Spiritually Blind Can See

3 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” 3

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Nicodemus

Religious… But Lost

3 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.  This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” 3 Jesus

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Peace and Calm

The Effect of Thankful Prayer

In this final installment on fighting our tendency to worry with a correct view of prayer, we will continue our look at Philippians 4:6-7 and focus on the effect of thankful prayer. The effect of thankful prayer is the surpassing, protecting peace of God. That’s the message of verse 7. Notice how the word “guard”

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