John 3 – Verse by Verse

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Christ’s conversation with Nicodemus gives us a serious look into the concept of Christian conversion.  Two key thoughts are, “We must be born again” and “For God so loved the world.”

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A Prayer Prompted by John 3

Dear Father in Heaven,

We thank you for sending Jesus Christ, your Son, so that we might believe in him and receive eternal life.  We do not want to be among those who would hear this message from Jesus and yet reject him all the same.

We grasp the fact that our eternity depends upon our response to Jesus Christ.  We receive him and believe in him so that we might be born again – born from above – and be able enter your kingdom.

We receive this free gift of eternal life, which we cannot earn or strive to achieve.  It can only come from you. This is in fact why you sent your Son, so that we might believe in him.  Cleanse and renew us now by your Holy Spirit’s power.

Let Christ now increase as we each decrease.  Let us be who you make us, nothing more, or less or other than who we now are, in Christ.

Amen

John 2 – Verse by Verse

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In this chapter we see Jesus at a wedding in Cana and in Jerusalem cleansing the temple.  Both of these stories are told to draw out of us a response of complete, committed faith.

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A Prayer Prompted by John 2

Gracious Father,

Thank you for giving us the perfect Savior in the person of Jesus Christ your Son.  Help us to always be ready to obey him, even when we are not sure where obedience will lead.  And allow us, through this process to develop greater intimacy with you.

Then Father, when we look at the religious leaders, we realize that we may be in that position today in relation to others.  Help us to always be an encouragement to those who need to grow in their faith. Help us further to make it easier for those who don’t know you to come to know you personally.

Help us to be stepping stones rather than stumbling blocks to other people’s faith.

In Christ our Lord,

Amen