The New Birth by Fred Lowery

THE NEW BIRTH JOHN 3:1-7RB#5THE NEW BIRTH

JOHN 3:1-7

GREAT MULTITUDE FOLLOWING JESUS

No, you can't
He knew their heart

A man who was religious but lost
A good man, but lost
A family man, but lost
A church man, but lost

Lady in K. Pastor's wife in Tenn. Minister of Music

Lost

Sad to lose money, health, loved ones, our homes - Worst loss of all - the loss of asoul

A sinner is lost in life
A sinner is lost in death
A sinner is lost in judgment
A sinner is lost in eternity

Nicodemus was lost, but didn't know it.

Illus. #185 Capt. Hero Onada fought over 30 years after war was over '52'

Riley - don't pray for me, Pray for Riley, He's lost

A closer look at this man

A PHARISEE

An orthodox Jew - fairest of the fair
Believed O.T. scriptures, looked for the Messiah
Worshipped God according to all requirements of the Law.

A RULER OF THE JEWS

Member of Sanhedrin - influence, power, reputation

A man of religion, he!
A man of culture, he!
A man of prayer, he!
A man of undoubted character and purity, he!

HIS LIFE SHOWS IT IS POSSIBLE TO

do much - and yet it meant nothing in what matters most.

to be near - and yet be far

to know much - and yet know little of the things worth knowing

He was:

Blind - and blind to the fact that he was blind
Ignorant-and ignorant to the fact that he was ignorant.
Dead - and dead to the fact that he was dead.
Lost - and lost to the fact that he was lost

ILLUS.

D. L. Moody, traveling with a missionary. After their conversation, "Sir, the only difference between your religion and mine is two letters. Only two letters separate what we believe. Your religion is do - mine can be defined in four letters - done.


ILLUS.

Young boy who came back to tent and asked if it were too late to be saved. What do I have to do? It's too late. You are 2000 years too late.

Bible Says
There is a way that seemth right

SEEMS RIGHT
Live a good moral life
Go to chur ...


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