THE NEW BIRTH
I Peter l:23-2:3
INTRO. God performs a miracle in his heart and gives him a new
life. Peter reminds these believers of the reality of the new
life in Christ. What does it imply: Repentance - Faith -
Surrender - Tite Rope Walker; Grand Canyon
I. THERE MUST BE A SUPERNATURAL BIRTH. v. 23-25
ILLUSTRATION: Are you a Christian? Baptism, ring,
ILLUSTRATON; B.B.I. - C.W.T. required
A. INCORRUPTIBLE WORD. 23a.
Ps. 5l:5 James l:l8 "of His will begat He us
with the Word of truth."
B. INHABITING WORD. 23b-24
Jesus lives His life through us.
l. Flesh of man withereth 24a.
2. Fame of man falleth 24b.
C. IMMORTAL WORD. 25
II. THERE MUST BE A SCRIPTURAL BELIEF. 2:2,3
A. AN INTENSE YEARNING 2a.
Craving, yearning, thristy
B. AN INCREASE YIELDING 2b.
We grow as we yield (surrender)
We yield as we grow
III. THERE MUST BE A SPIRITUAL BEHAVIOR 2:l
Forgiveness ne ...
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