John 3: Do You Believe In Jesus?
Verse of the Day: V16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
1. Born (V1-13)
V4 “Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?”
Jesus explained to Nicodemus that to be born again meant that besides being born from his mother’s womb, Nicodemus must be born again into God’s spiritual kingdom by believing that Jesus was truly the Son of God, and receiving Him as his personal Saviour.
V5 “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”
2. Believeth (V14-24)
V16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Indeed, God loves the world, including you and me, that He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for our sins, that if we believe and receive Jesus as our personal Saviour and Lord, we shall have everlasting life with Him now and forever. However, if we do not believe in Jesus, we are already condemned, because we are born sinners.
V18 “He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
3. Bride (V25-36)
V27 “John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.”
John the Baptist pointed to the people that Jesus was the Bridegroom, and He was preparing for His bride, the church. The church consists of all who believe and receive Jesus as their Saviour, and are baptized by water and added to the church. Though John was not part of the church because he died before Jesus started His church, yet he rejoiced greatly that Jesus came from heaven to die and shed His precious blood for the sins of the world. Today we are the church, and Jesus is our Bridegroom and our Saviour!
V29 “He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, I believe in Jesus that He is indeed Your only begotten Son.