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The Clive Baptist church is here visiting with us this am and ministering throughout Red Deer this week.
Next Sunday is Potluck so bring your favorite dish said Jessie 🙂
Pastor Stan preached:
New International Version
Jesus Teaches Nicodemus
3 Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.”
3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.[a]”
4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”
5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit[b] gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You[c] must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”[d]
after this comes John 3:16 🙂
What is the KINGDOM of God so that:
we know how to live in this kingdom and following Jesus not the enemy.
No one can see the Kingdom unless we are born again….
The Kingdom is visible, and revelatory, it’s observable, it’s perceivable. We can see it with our eyes. This is a real kingdom.
I see the visible Kingdom of God when:
– someone says they want to get off ground
– I see someone filled with the Spirit and their face is shining
– I see Mercy triumphing
– someone gets healed
– the dream center
Sometimes we stumble over the question of being Born Again. What does this mean?
Do we know what this means? Does the world know what this means if we are telling them this?
It’s essential that we know what Jesus meant…. He said we must be born of water and the Spirit.
you cannot be born again unless you’ve surrendered to Jesus and repented.
Being Born again or anew means the water and being filled with the spirit.
We don’t invade Gods Kingdom, when we are citizens of HIS Kingdom it invades us, we surrender and allow Him to overtake us.
God wants us to see better and to begin seeing the things of the Kingdom better.
Mathew 13: Jesus says seeing you do not see and hearing you do not hear.
In contrast though the Kingdoms we CAN see.
God wants us today to see His kingdom and His power more than ever before.