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Pastor Ron Lewis: Faith Bible Church, Warren, Pa.


John 3:11-13  This week Pastor Ron continues his series in the Gospel of John.  What did Jesus have to say about unbelief?  Listen and find out.

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D. The Sinner’s Responsibility to Believe (V11-21)    john8_24

1.- Jesus Confronts Unbelief V11-13

a.  You do not accept our testimony

…V11

b.  Earthly analogies have not seemed to help your unbelief…V12

c.  I am the only heavenly source of heavenly truth…V13

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Jesus Confronts Unbelief

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Pastor Ron Lewis: Faith Bible Church, Warren, Pa.


John 3:11-21  This week Pastor Ron continues his series on the Gospel of John. He tackles the issue of what the sinner’s responsibility is in salvation.  This is very important to get right and there are several theories today that only confuse the issue.

Notes:

D.  The Sinner’s Responsibility to Believe (V11-21)

1-  The Main Theme…                                    John 3;16

2-  The Seeming Contradiction…

a.  Isa 10:5-7

b.  Matt 11:27-28

c.  John 6

d.  Acts 2:22-23

e.  Rom 9, 10, 11

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Our Responsibility to Believe

 

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Pastor Ron Lewis: Faith Bible Church, Warren, Pa.


This week Pastor Ron continues his series on the Gospel of John.

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C.  The Spirit’s Work of Regeneration (V4-10)                         john3_7-8text

1-  Nicodemus responds to his need to be born again…V4

2-  Jesus further explains the Doctrine of Regeneration…V5

a.  The second birth is a spiritual birth V5

b.  You cannot get from flesh to Spirit V6

c.  Do not be amazed V7

d.  The analogy of wind V8

3-  Nicodemus reveals his confusion…V9

4-  Jesus challenges his ignorance…V10

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The Spirit’s Work of Regeneration

 

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Pastor Ron Lewis: Faith Bible Church, Warren, Pa.


John 3:1-3 This week Pastor Ron helps us understand what regeneration actually is, as we continue to look at the conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus.

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What is Regeneration?

 

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Pastor Ron Lewis: Faith Bible Church, Warren, Pa.


John 3:1-3   This week Pastor Ron begins a new chapter in the Gospel of John and we study the account of Jesus and Nicodemus.

Notes:

A. The Religious Man’s Greatest Fear (V1-2)     john 3;3

1- Who Nicodemus was…V1

2- What Nicodemus did…V2

B.  The Savior’s Only Answer (V3)

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Christ’s Answer to a Religious Man

 

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Pastor Ron Lewis: Faith Bible Church, Warren, PA.


This week Pastor Ron continues his series in the Gospel of John.  We learn there are actually two sides of salvation namely the human side and the divine side.  How are these two understood?

Notes: John 1:12-13

c.  A few did receive Him V12-13                       john1_12-13

1- The Human side of Salvation V12

But as many as received Him,

to them He gave the right

to become children of God,

even to those who believe in His name,

2-  The Divine side of Salvation V13

True salvation always involves a spiritual birth…

How that spiritual birth never takes place…

How that spiritual birth always takes place…

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The Two Sides of Salvation

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II Corinthians 5:17 (NIV) “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a
new creation; the old has gone, the new has come.”

When we know Christ personally he makes us new persons. Our sin debt has
been paid, and our old selves have been crucified in Christ. This takes place
on the inside of us in our spirits.

Since the old self has been “put off” and the new self has been “put on,” we
are totally new people and are empowered by the Holy Spirit to be conformed to
his image. Because of this we are directed by God’s Spirit and are able to understand the things of God which are revealed to us in the Word.

The hope within us is that we can change. This is really important to
understand. Christians are different when we fight the battle of fear because we
have a special power inside us for the fight. God wants us to become more like
him, and with his enabling power we can. He doesn’t want us to be slaves to fear.
It is his will that we change. We can hang onto this hope!

There is one problem with the above scripture. It sounds as though we are a
new and fully capable creation instantly. Actually, we are new in our inner spirit,
but we still have to learn how to apply the teachings of the Bible to our lives. As
we begin to do that we will begin to see the new creation that God gave us
surface to the outside. It is a process.

The old things will pass away and new things will take their place. We will
begin to think differently having more healthy thoughts.

I trust this scripture thought today will help fill your heart with a new hope!

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