On Being Born Again Part Fifteen (20101229)

Wow!  What truly incredible words of blessing Jesus spoke to Nicodemus in John 3:3, 5.  “No one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”  “No one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of the water and the Spirit.”

As we conclude our series on what it means to be born again we realize the wonderful blessings of baptism in that…:

Our sins are washed away

We receive the gift of the Holy Spirit

We are added to the church

We are clothed in Christ

We are marked with the seal which is the promised Holy Spirit

We receive the deposit (which is the Spirit) guaranteeing our inheritance in Christ

We receive a good conscience in that we obeyed the Lord’s command

We can see the kingdom of God

And we can enter into the kingdom of God because through baptism we have been born of water and the Spirit.

What greater joy, what greater hope, what greater God could ever call us than the One we call Jesus Christ our Lord?

I am going home my friend.  Would you too, through baptism, enter into the kingdom of God?

Living Big In Jesus,