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Nic at Night (6 of 33)
Series: Behold the Lamb
Ernest L. Easley
We are in the fourth book of the New Testament this morning as we continue our study through the gospel... the good news of John! We read in John 1.29, ''The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, 'Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.'''
And so... chapter-by-chapter we behold the Lamb of God! Chapter by chapter we learn that Jesus loves us this we know... for the Bible tells us so! In a world that is full of people looking for love ... isn't it wonderful that having experienced His love through a relationship with Him... that we can point them to the One who loves them!
You see... you cannot share what you do not have! That was the problem with Nicodemus! We find his story in John chapter 3. It is there that Jesus told this man, ''you must be born again.'' You know... there are a lot of people in West Texas who assume that if you're born again that you are a Baptist. Now... it would be wonderful if every Baptist were born again... but every Baptist is not born again.
Somebody says, ''Ernest, don't you believe that only the Baptist are going to heaven?'' Heaven's no! You can be a Baptist and lost! The Bible doesn't say ''Whosoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be a Baptist.'' It says, ''whosoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.''
You see... I am saved by conviction. I am a Baptist by choice. And I am glad to be a Saved Baptist! There will not be any denomination distinctions in heaven. There won't be a Baptist Bunch over here and a Methodist Meeting over there and a Pentecostal Party over here and a Lutheran Location over there! In heaven... there will only be people who have been born again. The real issue is ''have you been born again?''
Well... that is what I want to talk to you about this morning from John chapter 3. Here we find a man named Nicodemus who came to Jesus by night! So this mornings mes ...
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