... of Heavenly Things
A Sermon on John 3:9-13
Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things? Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. (ESV)
Obstacles to the receiving of the fulness of Christ; intellect tries to limit Scripture to the measure of human understanding; the heavenly things; knowing; not understanding; God is the basis of belief.