Lesson 10 Page 1

Prayer: "Dear Lord; Please help me as I study this lesson to search my heart and soul and mind, to determine if I am truly "born again". If I do not have the assurance of the Spirit that I have truly been born into God's family, help me to do it today. In Jesus name. Amen."

Review ­ verses from Lesson 1-9. 

Write from memory the scripture verses for lessons 4 and 5 (on the sheets in your test section.) 

Read over "Points to Remember" in all the lessons studied so far. 

Do the test for lesson 8. 

Read the Memory verse 5 times. 

MEMORY VERSE

(John 3:3):

"Jesus answered and said unto him, 'Verily, verily I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

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Over these past weeks we have been studying the facts of the Bible - GOD, CREATION, SIN, etc., etc.  Then in our last lesson we had God's wonderful plan of salvation.  Today we want to become very personal and ask you the most important question you have ever been asked in your life.  That is, have you been BORN AGAIN - born into God's family?  The scripture verse you just read said no one can even see the kingdom of God unless he has been born again.  You don't need to hope so, or wait until after you die to know.  You can know now!  I John 5:13 - "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life." Jesus often taught by using parables (illustrations).  That is, He used something people knew and understood to explain a spiritual truth they did not understand. 

In the third chapter of John, Jesus is talking to Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. 
 

John 3:1-12 "There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, 'Verily, verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.' Nicodemus saith unto him, 'How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time his mother's womb, and be born?'
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. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit, Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth; so is every one that is born of the Spirit.' Nicodemus answered and said unto him, 'How can these things be?' Jesus answered and said unto him, 'Art thou a master of Israel and knowest not these things? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things.'
Nicodemus, rich, educated, a scholar of Jewish law, yet in verse 9 he asks, "'How can these things be?"' Jesus tells him that a physical birth of a baby into the human family is also a picture of the spiritual birth of a human being into God's family. Again I go back to my teaching of Child Evangelism. In those days we used a large board, covered with flannel on a standing easel. When we put up pictures that were cut out of flannel they stuck to the board; so the children could see what we were teaching. It is still true that we remember far more what we see if through the eye gate, rather than just hearing through the ear gate.

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