GodSpeak – John 3 – Oct. 10-15

Poor Nicodemus didn’t stand a chance. Born again? Water and the Spirit? Heavenly things? He was left dazed and confused. Lucky for us, Jesus is very clear about why God had sent him into the world. Even John the Baptist seems to have it down. It’s all about eternal life.

Weekly Memory Verse: John 3:16
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Monday, October 10     Read John 3:1-21. This reading includes the most famous verse in the bible. Why do you think John 3:16 is so popular? Why should you commit this verse to memory?

Tuesday, October 11     Read John 3:22-36. How is John the Baptist the “best man” to the “bridegroom”? What roles do we have where we must become less while another becomes greater?

Wednesday, October 12     After reviewing John 3, read Titus 3:3-7 and John 1:12-13. What is the connection between being born again, born of water and born of the Spirit?

Thursday, October 13     After reviewing John 3, read Numbers 21:1-9. What do snakes typically represent? Why is it appropriate to think of Jesus as a “snake” lifted up for us? See 2 Co. 5:21.

Friday, October 14     After reviewing John 3, read Ephesians 5:1-20. We all have deeds we wish not to be exposed. What is the essential difference between living in the darkness and living in the light? Hidden symbolism: Did Nicodemus choose to meet Jesus in the light of day?

Saturday, October 15     After reviewing John 3, read 1 John 4. Try to comprehend the love of God for the world. Our love for one another should mirror that. How do you show love for one another? How should you?

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