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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Born Again!?

Each of us are born with the seed of sin.  No one except Jesus has been born with out that seed.

Jesus told Nicodemus in John, chapter 3 we must be born again.  To have the sin seed replaced with the spirit of life seed that comes when we accept and believe what Jesus accomplished on the cross for man kind.

Jesus was baptized and the Spirit of God descended upon him and a voice was heard – “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased”  (Matt 3:17).  Then the Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted.   Jesus fought off the temptations with the Words from the scriptures.

Each of us need to have a new birth and each of us will be tempted.  There are counterfeits to God’s genuine.

There is a worldly love but it is conditional – do what pleases me and we are good.   God’s love is pure, we please Him.

There is a worldly joy from stuff, things.  God’s joy is not based on circumstances/stuff or situations.

There is a worldly peace when things are going our way.  God gives a  peace that passes human understanding.

There is a worldly faith that sees what it wants.  God’s faith is beyond what we see and gives hope.

Matthew 3:11 tells us to repent – turn to God and be baptized.  Allow the baptism to wash away the chaff.

Matthew. 28:19, Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Once we are born again, accepted what Jesus has done for us, repented of our sin.  The next step is baptism in water.  As Matthew 28:19 says we need to be baptized in the name of the Father – which is baptized into His love.  Baptized in the name of the Son (Jesus), who is the word.  Baptized into the Holy Spirit which is God’s power.

Water baptism washes away the old and gives us the new – His love, hearing His word and able to walk in His power.

Today, may you live in a newness of life filled with and overflowing in God’s love, Jesus words, and the Holy Spirits power!

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