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The Natural and Supernatural (Spiritual) (1 of 7)
Series: Extra Ordinary
John 3:1-8, 15-16
Today we begin a New Series on the Extra Ordinary. We live in a world that is made up of the natural things all around us. These are the things we can see, smell, touch and taste. It is a fantastic world filled with incredible environments.
Yet there is another realm that cannot be seen but is just as real. It is the realm of what some call the Extra Ordinary. We will call it the Spiritual Realm or Supernatural Realm. I believe that all of us have a sense of something that is greater than what we see or physically know.
In this series we are going to explore the Extra Ordinary Realm and what implications it has on us in the Natural Realm.
Text: John 3:1-8, 15-16 NLT
Background: Jesus has now begun his ministry and is approached by Nicodemus the main ruler of the Jews. He is coming to Jesus to ask a question about the Extra Ordinary and who is Jesus.
I. The People v. 1
A. Nicodemus - coming at Night, He admits Jesus has come to teach them.
1. He was a Jewish Pharisee who was a keeper of all the religious traditions and Law.
2. He was a just and good man. In fact Nicodemus was a seeker of Jesus and had Questions about Jesus.
1. He was approached by Nicodemus and was known as a teacher.
2. He had just done a miracle in Cana of Galilee. Turning water to wine.
3. He is a traveling teacher who is the Son of God.
Key Pt: What gets Nicks attention is that Jesus is operating in the Supernatural Realm. He associates the miraculous signs God being with Jesus. Even though he is a religious man following all the rules, what gets his Attention is the Extra Ordinary workings of Jesus.
II. The Proclamation v. 3
A. Jesus Makes A Statement
1. There is another realm, another Kingdom.
2. He says you cannot see the Kingdom of God.
Key Pt: The implication is that there are 3 different Kingdoms or realms. There is The Kingdom ...
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