Posts Tagged ‘Nicodemus comes to Jesus’

John 3:16-21 God’s Love

Now do you understand?

We are going to pick back up where we left off yesterday with Jesus and Nicodemus. Jesus is about to share the most amazing news with Nicodemus. It will rock his world and change him forever. It will do the same for each of us, if we will let it. I want to jump straight back into the story, then share a couple of points I find compelling.

When we left yesterday Jesus, His disciples and Nicodemus were in the garden of a home just outside the city. Nicodemus came seeking answers from Jesus. So far the answers Jesus has given him have been a little on the confusing side. The first of these being the need to be “born again.” Jesus is now going to shed some much needed light on His statements.

Nicodemus is contemplating Jesus’ statement about being “lifted up” and about believing in Him bringing eternal life. This is exactly what Nicodemus was hoping to learn about. But he still isn’t grasping Jesus’ meaning. He is just about to ask a question when Jesus starts speaking again. Read more »

John 3:1-15 Nicodemus’ Question

Seeing the truth is not always easy

We are coming to probably one of the best known verses in scripture. We stop just short in our study today because that section gets a bit of special attention. Today we join Jesus, His disciples and Nicodemus.

Nicodemus is a slightly brave man. He is a member of the Jewish ruling council. I believe he was part of the Sanhedrin, the group that condemned Jesus to death. Nicodemus didn’t vote their way through, but that will come much later. Today, Nicodemus can’t take it any longer! He needs to know more about Jesus, but he is concerned about his reputation and status within the council. He can’t be seen openly seeking Jesus out for true understanding. He could easily have come along any one of the times the religious leaders tried to entrap Him. But that is not what Nicodemus is wanting to do. Read more »