The New Birth is the Transformation of Life

The New Birth is the Transformation of Life

Have you ever looked at your life and wished you could start over?  What does it mean to be a “born-again” Christian?  That same question dates all the way back to a conversation between Christ and Nicodemus.  When Jesus explained that eternal life requires a new birth, Nicodemus asked, “How can a man return to his mother’s womb and be born when he is old?” John 3:1-21

Life, which is required in order to exist in this time-space world, came into your physical being at the time of your conception and was realized at birth.  Because of being born with a natural proclivity toward wrongdoing, it is necessary to be re-born in your spirit in order to be spiritually alive.  The new birth experience miraculously transforms the old sin nature into a desire for righteousness.  It gives you a new identity and connects you with Father, God.

John 3:3

Jesus said, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Practical Application and Assignments:

No one is a Christian by natural birth. You cannot inherit Christianity. God has no grandchildren, just sons and daughters. You must be “born- again” to receive these rights.  It is a miraculous transformation from the “inside-out.”  It is a new beginning.  A woman describing her born-again experience said, “All I know is that I’m not like I used to be.”

  • Take off the old and put on the new by trading your sins for His forgiveness, by trading your old way of doing things for God’s way of doing things. Transformation is never automatic.  When God brings transformation someone is making a decision to change.
  • To see a picture of the new birth, study the metamorphosis of a caterpillar that is transformed into a re-created butterfly. “Therefore,   if any man is in Christ he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.”  II Corinthians 5:17

“A new heart will I give you and a new spirit will I put within you, and I will take away the stony heart…” Ezekiel 36:26

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