Understanding the Spiritual
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)
The Lord as an evangelist; repentance essential; the absolute necessity of the New Birth; earthly and spiritual truth; earthly knowledge is not the gateway to the heavenly; the terms of salvation; our need to listen and not question; Jesus; the one who can answer the eternal question.