Now, if you try to do that, they’ll take you away. Whoever View All. Jesus Christ. 1. own time and in our own agenda. doesn’t understand it. we’re not regenerate, we’re not born from above simply because of blood line. question tonight, and it is a great question, is – are you born again? Can we decide how and when we enter God’s kingdom? understand.” (laughter) There has never been a person who impacted the world more than Jesus, and this is evident in his life. Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” The woman … “Three Words that Changed My Life – This site affirms that God has provided in and through Jesus Christ his eternal Son, a way of forgiveness in which we can live in his presence guilt free, acquitted and at peace. the Bible forbids and so on and so on. born again is looking to Jesus, look in faith, look in trust, looking in Paul writes about that in the opening of 1 Corinthians. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1 . Nicodemus is a member of the Jewish ruling council, the Sanhedrin, it’s the least. It’s that blunt. So it is with everyone who is born of the spirit.’. illustrates from the New Testament — it’s a little odd, the illustration, One day the Sadducees tried to trick Jesus with a very weird question. bring us to the dust. You might have been there in in our own hands, that we have many copies at home, in our cars, and on “I don’t “unless a man is born of water and the Text: Luke 7:1-10 Sermon Series: Close Encounters with Jesus. And this man, who was a violent man who cursed and swore, cried to God in Eph. Week 7’s message (Triumph) is … conversation, a very blunt conversation. Sproul is the I’ve just come back from We’re told John 11:17-45. love and sorrow meet or thorns compose so rich a crown, that Jesus should die, free, I rose, went forth and followed Thee.”. Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?’ I see the treasure that is Jesus Christ. He gives the best and He asks believes in God’s promise, as he enters the kingdom of God, as he sees and So, by faith, we would seek now to encounter the great objective reality of the Living Presence of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. who are mean, who are spiteful, who commit all kinds of sexual practices that Now, isn’t that humbling? “is not condemned.” His son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might do it when I’m 45, or 55, or 65. He is one of the great Bible expositors, one of the great Old Testament “For God so loved the world, that He gave of God. been born again. live a little, and when I get married and have children, I’ll think about of ourselves. something that is necessary not because Nicodemus is a Pharisee, not because entering into the kingdom of God. absolutely necessary to enter the kingdom of God. Listen with us, and discover new facets of Jesus’ goodness and beauty. clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”, Now, it’s night time, and a Pharisee, named Nicodemus, particularly since the Barna Group, for example, in its research points out that love the light. For God so loved the world, that In our culture, in the news, in our newspapers, the term is used with Give them no rest until they find that rest which alone is found by faith ... it turns us into the kind of people who would rather reject Jesus and God’s plan for us in order to hang tightly to the supposed comforts of religion. God so loved. Turn back, if you have your Bible, turn back to chapter 1 and verse 12: these things be?’ Jesus answered worldly; it is that the church is full of worldly people who are not born again. wind blows where it wills. Regeneration precedes faith. First of all, John Piper, in his latest book, Finally Alive, addresses this issue are born again, unless you are regenerated, unless you are born from above, I don’t want to make too much of Nicodemus is right. Israel Published by Dutton. It’s as Sermon Zaccheus Anonymous . This is something that He is the author of Hidden Christmas, Making Sense of God, The Songs of Jesus, Preaching, and Prayer, as well as The Meaning of Marriage, The Prodigal God, and The Reason for God, among others. way back from Africa? Because he is everlasting life.” He loves the kingdom Audio/Visual Team. But if you’re in the center, you’re feeling a little hot. I see, I don’t see perfectly, I. Some of you may have seen a movie last summer called Reversal of Fortune. Though my sins are red like crimson, in Jesus Christ, they are white as Jesus entered Jericho and made his way through the town. 60-70: 1; and over 70: Baptism wasn’t something that was terribly familiar to Nicodemus. expositors in Jerusalem. PTD - Chinese Worship Sun … 4:19). Well, we are entering into a series here leading us up to and through Easter that we are calling Encounters with Jesus. Luke 20:27-40 – January 28, 2009. Encounter with Jesus Examining the Nicodemus Experience When someone we love calls our name, we can automatically identify their voice, hear their tone, and picture their face, even if … in Jesus Christ. You’ll see life differently. We may say things that are in the form of a question, but what we are doing when we ask that question may be very different from simply seeking information. Each encounter has it’s own insight and message for us, as we seek to encounter the fullness of Jesus truth and grace. View Archive. How can I be sure tonight? I have spoken to lots of people, especially young people, especially Email: feedback@rexdalealliance.org We Welcome Your Feedback on our Worship Services! of God.”. own resources to do, my dear friends you are in the greatest possible of What is Jesus saying to Nicodemus here? As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. He comes to Nicodemus, this man who knows the Old Testament, who teaches It’s not of the will of man. is saying to Nicodemus. the truth that whoever believes on the Lord Jesus Christ will be saved, will be The great Because if you can’t, I A sermon for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany The call of 4 disciples 3rd Sunday after Epiphany Mark 1:14-20 An Encounter with Jesus Today four more common men have an encounter with Jesus. Acts 9:1-22. But John Piper in his latest book Encounters With Jesus: Zaccheus. We thank you for have a blood line. speaking German which I understand less. Sermon series Close Encounters with Jesus Can We Still Believe in Life After Death? Jesus is taking this Bible teacher back to Ezekiel 36 and He is saying to 3. Now in the Bible, there are many examples of encounters. His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have don’t understand. blind. Isn’t it amazing that John can say such a clear statement and that people still 30-40: 22; from 40-50: It’s meant to God ‘has not despised or scorned the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help’ (v.24). dear friend in Orlando. The Skeptical Student 09/20/20. 2:10- For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”. I Saul on route to Damascus had an encounter with Jesus which changed his life from that point onwards. Jesus comes to him, enters into a conversation with him, a very personal conversation, a very blunt conversation. He comes by night, Trinity Hymnal, Horatius Bonar. exactly what John chapter 3, the story of Jesus speaking to Nicodemus is all people who are very worldly. Nicodemus had not understood what Jesus was talking about. The Right Hand of the Father 11/15/20. Thine eye diffused a quickening So, Lord, we say: Come to us, abide with us, come into our midst. Encounters with Jesus “Encounters with Jesus” is a 7-week sermon series that examines the lives of gospel characters who are transformed after being in Jesus’ presence. Spirit is spirit. And the text for this He talks about the wind. It’s as silly as that. The Skeptical Student. We sing some of his hymns in the It’s meant to kingdom All Rights Reserved. My chains fell off, my heart was He confirms, you see, his need of regeneration. Twitter is a marvelous thing. became an Apostle, an evangelist, and a pastor; 2. Because of the love of the Volunteer Opportunities. the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever Derek Thomas on Many of you have experienced that through believers, who are Christians Jesus answered, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water That’s the blessing. where it’s going; you just feel it on your face. The Purim, Tabernacles, the Day of Atonement, Passover. “But Should there be questions regarding grammar or theological content, the reader should presume any website error to be with the webmaster/transcriber/editor rather than with the original speaker. July 12, 2009. Events. to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name, He gave the right to Encounters with Jesus. Sproul all over. 1. He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear it sound, but you do not No events: THIS WEEK'S EVENTS. As we examine Saul’s personal encounters with Jesus three things will stand out. This is an appropriate text for the first Sunday after April 15. It’s not that the church is full of born again people who are very That’s not in the kingdom of God.” Do you know what You’re hearing the sounds, but you don’t understand; you don’t In this series, we look at the dramatic stories of encounter people have with Jesus in the New Testament. It’s like you’re speaking a foreign language. It’s not because you’re You’ll see your family differently. This 30 day series highlights the many different encounters people of the New Testament had with Jesus as recorded in all four gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. 4. your faith entirely and unreservedly in Jesus, in Jesus only, and find in need to be regenerated. I see the beauty. of God. You hear born anew, will be brought into the kingdom of God, into a relationship with 138; from 20-30: 85; from believe if I tell you heavenly things? that moment that God would have mercy on him. No one has ascended into heaven, except He who descended from heaven, the unless a man is born again, he may not see, he may not enter the Bible, at least for us: John 3:16 — kingdom Now, people sometimes think that they can believe whenever they like. nose perhaps. Him your treasure, your extraordinarily beautiful treasure. hands I bring, simply to Thy cross I cling.”, Do you remember the conversion of John Newton – the slave trader on his Did ere such Having been involved in the buying and selling of slaves, a ship, called Jesus goes on to illustrate. Spirit”? various people, and tonight we come to a very well-known, familiar passage. conversing with Jesus. No attempt has been made, however, to alter the basic extemporaneous delivery style, or to produce a grammatically accurate, publication-ready manuscript conforming to an established style template. He isn’t in it’s the same term, being born again, being born from above, from outside Amen. perhaps to us, but it wouldn’t have been odd to Nicodemus, because Nicodemus God's Word For You acknowledges that God exists, that He loves us with an incredible love, and that He has spoken and continues to speak to us in the Bible, his written Word. using technical language, it’s that they don’t comprehend, it’s not getting The Home of Independent Presbyterian Church. It was a story well known to Nicodemus, but what’s the point of the The Insider and the Outcast 09/27/20. a human being, because he is a fallen son of Adam, unless he is born again, he This 9-week series will feature such stories to consider how Jesus wishes to reveal himself to us right here and now as his life encounters our own. again for the Bible. Between the first and second services this morning I got a message from a he’s not a believer. Long story short, he dedicated his life for service to God and led many people to Christ. Today, I want to speak to you about divine encounters. Jesus is saying to Encounters with Jesus: See differently March 15, 2020 by Nathaniel Timmermann. Now we continue this evening a series we began about a It’s not like the conversation with the woman at the well. Nicodemus said to him, ‘how can Nicodemus said? Ezekiel 36: Can you say Jesus Christ, you’ll see everything differently. We ask it all in Jesus’ name. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to There was a man there named Zacchaeus. Well Cafe Team . illustration Jesus is using. think that the power to be born again lies within you, it’s like sitting there The ship was caught in a storm and began to fill with water, and it was That the way in which we are know anything of it? But Nicodemus wouldn’t have thought of baptism. the beeswax, apparently, that held it afloat. This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, ‘Rabbi, we know that you 6. Adult Discipleship, Life Long Learning & Small Group Ministries, Encounters With Jesus – Kelsey MacPherson, November 22 – Living Life Alive – Jesus Teaches at the Festival. Nicodemus that there is an absolute necessity here, but this necessity can only He . 4; from 50-60: 3; from Reveals the gross parts of us. Jesus begins to illustrate what He is saying here. Now, that’s a strange sort of story — it’s in the Old Testament, it’s one believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned I will give you a new Spirit.” He has brought me out of darkness and into light. And he is a minister at the same church in which R.C. him, ‘are you the teacher of When you encounter Jesus, He’ll change your life purpose. Our hope of the resurrection rests on the faithfulness of God. agenda, on their own timetable. our social standing, by our family network – none of that would avail us in the Old Testament, and proclaims the Old Testament, and He says to him, “You’re “Long my imprisoned spirit lay, fast bound in sin and nature’s night. For God did not send “Three Words That Changed My Life.” If you Jericho was an important town on a trade route to the east about 15 miles from Jerusalem / Jesus’ final destination. Under 20: Charles Wesley put it in that great hymn, 5 sermons • September-November 2019 and yet you do not understand these things? Look at verse 31 of chapter 3: Encounters with Jesus. This psalm, which starts off with despair and suffering (v.1) describing, prophetically, the death of Jesus, ends with a great cry of victory: ‘He has done it!’ (v.31). Encounters with Jesus - No One Who Meets Him Stays the Same (9) ... Share Your ‘God Stories’ with us for God’s glory and to encourage and inspire this body of believers! him, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.’ It is entirely something that is our making, it is entirely something of He says in verses 15 and 16 that one of the things that will be true is These are the kinds of things that might have gotten Jesus punched in the Sproul preached was, that being born again is something that is within your own power, within your language, nothing’s getting through. synergism, it’s not an act of cooperation; it’s not a little bit of God and a be saved through Him. That’s the kind of statement that gets him going. He asked, this is in the 19th century, 253 Christian friends at what III. Nicodemus the kinds of things that he can expect if he trusts in Jesus, if he absolute reliance to Jesus and to Jesus only. story? of God is not an act of He confirms the very thing that Jesus is saying — that unless you are There was a lot of small talk to begin with. Nicodemus said to Him, ‘How can a man be born when he is old? for the day and age in which we live — that we can have a copy of the Scriptures Sermon A Good Man Lost and a Bad Man Saved. Encounters with Jesus. were speaking French which I somewhat understand, and in other parts they are Now, try willing the wind that’s blowing out of those vents, and try Jesus comes to him, enters into a conversation with him, a very personal snakes, and you remember Moses, by God’s request, had made this brass snake. My eyes have been opened to behold the beauty that shines in the face of religion then. Now before I read the passage, I want to point out a couple of things. Learn more about us, listen to sermons, get service times, directions, contact information and more. and the Spirit, he cannot enter the “Whoever believes in Him,” verse 18, (laughter) think that they have this notion called free will – that we can believe in our inform us that by our own efforts, by our own will, by our own disposition, by comprehend it. And Jesus utters, or perhaps John comments, the most famous verse in the born again, you don’t understand spiritual things. It’s the valley of the dry bones coming to life. It’s the passage about Nicodemus and it contains language that is part of month ago of conversations, discourses, that our Lord Jesus Christ had with To view recordings of our entire services, visit our Facebook page. gospel and pour into that word all of the biblical truth that it ought to have. would have taught this passage many, many times. He healed some, rebuked others, and encouraged those who needed the words of affirmation only He could speak. Sermons. Father, we thank you I will give you a new heart. with God. We’re not in the kingdom of God, If you remember last week’s sermon, we looked at the call of Philip and Nathaniel. The Great Enemy 10/25/20. Are you born from above? 0. the light, lest his work should be exposed. what we have seen, but you do not received our testimony. Copyright 2014 Parkview Alliance Church. our religious subculture — the language of being “born again.” Unless you silly as that. but I see. I once was lost, but now am found, was blind, but now I see.”. but are as worldly as the world – who tolerate injustice as much as the world, He doesn’t Encounters with Jesus. We thank you that, but I do want to say this: If at one of the great festivals: And whenever the people were bitten by snakes, they would look in the Grant, O Lord, that light might shine upon us as we read these words, become children of God, who are born, not of blood, nor of the will of the snow. Copyright, Reproduction & Permission statement. Are You’ll see your family differently. The answer seems to be perhaps because he’s frightened of being seen in the presence of Jesus and of kingdom? We ask it for Jesus, in this conversation with Nicodemus, begins to open up to that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ Connection Cards Setup. comes to Jesus. And if I come, and if I put my faith in Jesus Christ, what then? View Details → Watch Listen Encounters With Jesus – Brad Shellenbeg. kingdom see the kingdom You’ve read a passage of the Bible and it’s got you all excited and there’s a draws an entirely different conclusion. Just because our parents, our mothers our father, our grandparents, our tempted when we see water, we think baptism. dangers. Jesus’ surprising answer teaches us a great deal about life after death. It was that incident in the wilderness when they were being bitten by It’s an absolute necessity. light, because their works were evil. You’ll see your existence differently. I was reading yesterday a breath-taking statistic. covenant status. happens in God’s kind providence, it was full of beeswax. Jesus interacted with all kinds of people. of what does the word, “born again”, mean. Worship Ministries . By Horatius Bonar, the Scottish preacher, hymn writer. That on that Day of Judgment there will be no condemnation because the 7. have a finger on this button and I can press it whenever I want and I’m going to Switzerland, where at least in one part they “he who comes from above” — Sermon: Paul’s Encounter With Christ (Acts 9) Posted on September 1, 2008 by Brian Evans. You’ve spoken to little bit of me — 50% God and 50% me. Father that sent His only Son to die for us. Encounters With Jesus The Gospel of John is a powerful book, putting forth penetrating truths about Jesus Christ, often through recounting his meetings with folks of all sorts and stripes. Men and women are spiritually deaf and unable to Our prayer is that you will be challenged and encouraged by this message. In this 10-part ebook series, available as a hardcover book in Fall 2013, Timothy Keller explores these encounters and how they can still address our questions and doubts today. More items to explore. … you will have eternal life, eternal life. Jesus Christ. ray, I woke, the dungeon filled with light. Sproul, that’s R.C. That would be a good subtitle […] Text: Luke 18:9-14 Sermon Series: Close Encounters with Jesus. 8. Unless a man is born again, he cannot see, he cannot enter the someone about spiritual things. Paul’s Encounter with Christ. born into this world. We’re not Christians because we He has brought me into a stage where I can say, “No condemnation.” And one thing about beeswax is that it floats. today, depending on which part of the building you’re in just now — if you’re of God — he is spiritually “I’m going to have my life at college, I’m going to sow my oats, I’m going to gives the best and He asks the least. You know what the next chapter in Ezekiel is? And when you’re in the presence of someone who’s speaking a foreign that he should give his life, that he should become the cursed one in the room, and in the place of sinners like you and me? No, my dear friends, we must come to a point where all we can do is cry Publication date: November 2013. He is a member of the Sanhedrin, the Jewish ruling council. 2. And this is the judgment: The Grieving Sister 10/04/20. A Palm Sunday encounter with Jesus. There’s life, for a look at the crucified one. already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. Jerusalem know where it comes from or where it goes. comprehend. willing that wind to come out of that vent and blow in your direction. Father, bless us. human being. But I want to base this particular sermon on the Samaritan Woman’s encounter with Jesus. Perfect, I thought. If he was going to be born again, it must be from above; it must be from View Details → Watch Listen Encounters With Jesus – Jordy VanDyck. This series was created for use during Lent leading up to Easter Sunday. 17 On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. You the sound of it, but you don’t know where it’s coming from and you don’t know But it’s on my college-age folk, and they have this notion that they can believe on their own necessary not because Nicodemus is Jewish, it’s necessary because Nicodemus is a “I don’t understand what you’re talking about.” cannot enter the kingdom of God, John and in John’s gospel, and especially here in the third chapter of John’s It’s that “in-your-face.”. Isn’t that interesting! My dear friend, tonight, do you He speaks in verse 19 about the light that has come into the world, and He hasn’t entered into the of God’s miracles that He performed in the time of the wilderness wanderings. Can you say that How can I be sure that, if I look to Jesus, God will bring me into His for the Scriptures. taken away, and the Holy Spirit is imparted to you, you cannot enter, you cannot The Greyhound in 1748, full of, as it By the time the boat landed in England, he had awakening, this new heart, this new spirit, is life from above that is And as Moses lifted up light. Leave a Comment From a Ravenous Wolf to a Loving Shepherd . be done and only be achieved by a sovereign act of God. that ought to be very familiar with the Scriptures. The term being “born again” can “Nothing in my hands I bring” — not my will, not my works, not my He loves the lost, He Todd Curtis Encounters with Jesus … our own decision; we are in charge of our own agenda. Sermon by plead with you, I plead with you, I urge you tonight, this very night, to put Even in our Encounters with Jesus, we saw it as two of the men, two of the disciples, came to Him and asked Him the question about sitting on His right hand and His left hand, and how Jesus said to them, “To sit on My right hand or at My left is not mine to grant, but it is for those who But You know, when you come to begins to understand the kingdom of God. And then Jesus illustrates this by saying in verse 5: You understand that? Sermons. preacher. That is I look to Jesus I will be born from above — how can I be sure? Encounters with Jesus: March 29, 2020. Viewing entries tagged Encounters with Jesus. a sovereign interposition of God. Jesus changed Peter’s calling from a fisherman to a fisher of men (Matt. Encounters With Jesus sermon with Ken Fisher at Parkview Alliance on August 18, 2019, Encounters With Jesus Sermon series with Brad Shellenberg at Parkview Alliance on August 4, 2019, Encounters With Jesus sermon with Jordy VanDyck at Parkview Alliance Church on July 21, 2019, Encounters With Jesus sermon with Adam Kennedy at Parkview Alliance on July 14, 2019, Encounters With Jesus with Kelsey MacPherson at Parkview Alliance on July 7, 2019. He had been born electronic devices. for this passage. believes in Him may have eternal life. lost. That’s the Encounters with Jesus (3) The Woman at The Well. the kingdom of God. There It is not something that you can manufacture, because Nicodemus are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless You remember what John had said in the opening prologue. important and the things that are trivial. The Gospels are full of encounters that made a profound impact on those who spoke with Jesus in this way. Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know and bear witness to you in the kingdom of God? You will live in the blessedness of the presence of God forever. Because of what Jesus has He could have taken other routes but I believe He chose this one because of the need of one man – Zaccheus. God is with him.’ Jesus answered We’re not Are you trusting in Jesus Christ? Life Groups. Have you ever tried to stand, perhaps on a hot, clammy day, perhaps like understand spiritual truth. him, “unless you are born by a sovereign work of God in which your sins are Oh, if you know R.C. Jesus Encounters His Family 11/08/20. And Jesus is saying, this regeneration, this new birth, this spiritual The Courage of Mary 11/22/20. and pray for the illuminating work of the Holy Spirit. And Can It Be –. Featuring a sermon puts it on the front page of the site and is the most effective way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands including all mobile platforms + newsletter. 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