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RANDAL L. ROSS
MAY 7, 1995
THE TRANSFORMING TOUCH I: TRUE RELIGION
(John 2:23-3:17 NIV)
(23) Now while he was in Jerusalem at the
Passover Feast, many people saw the miraculous
signs he was doing and believed in his name.
(24) But Jesus would not entrust himself to
them, for he knew all men. (25) He did not need
man's testimony about man, for he knew what was
in a man.
(1) Now there was a man of the Pharisees named
Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling
council. (2) He came to Jesus at night and
said, "Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has
come from God. For no one could perform the
miraculous signs you are doing if God were not
with him." (3) In reply Jesus declared, "I tell
you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of
God unless he is born again. " (4) "How can a
man be born when he is old?" Nicodemus asked.
"Surely he cannot enter a second time into his
mother's womb to be born!" (5) Jesus answered,
"I tell you the truth, no one can enter the
kingdom of God unless he is born of water and
the Spirit. (6) Flesh gives birth to flesh, but
the Spirit gives birth to spirit. (7) You
should not be surprised at my saying, `You must
be born again.' (8) The wind blows wherever it
pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot
tell where it comes from or where it is going.
So it is with everyone born of the Spirit." (9)
"How can this be? ...
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