If you were newly born, but didn’t change, people would notice. If you stayed the same in size, never learned to roll over, never laughed or cried… there would be something wrong. How much have your life, your behavior, you attitudes, your conversation, and your thinking changed since you accepted Christ? If you were honest, would you say that you’ve STOPPED changing?
So many of us have said, in our lifetime, “I wish I could start all over.” Jesus offers a do-over to all of us from the inside-out. We can regret or even repent of the past, but we can’t change it. But, when we surrender to Jesus, the present and future destinations and behavior change. The outlook on life and the values and goals change. Why? Because God has a plan for your life and until you are born-again, you’re not FOLLOWING IT. In fact, you may not even KNOW IT!
Read Jesus’ encounter with a good man named Nicodemus, in the gospel of John, chapter three, verse 1 through 15 in preparation for this message. Some other good scriptures to read before this message are 2 Corinthians 5:17 and Philippians 3:7-9.
Has your life changed since you’ve been born again? If not, have you BEEN born again? Do you understand what Jesus is teaching in John 3? I truly believe you will have a greater understanding after this message.