JOHN 3

13 Outlines

 

John 3:1-8

REGENERATION

 

REGENERATION IS STIPULATED – Vss. 1-3

REGENERATION IS SPIRITUAL – Vss. 4-7

REGENERATION IS SPECIAL – Vs. 8

 

 

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John 3:1-13

NIGHT TALK

 

Nicodemus came to Jesus at night. The conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus shows us that:

 

NICODEMUS WAS SEARCHING - Vss. 1-2

Although we can't be sure exactly why Nicodemus came at night, it is obvious that Nicodemus is searching for something. Give Nicodemus credit for recognizing that he had a need and for coming to the right person.

 

JESUS WAS DEFINITE - Vs. 3

Nicodemus needed to be born again to see the kingdom of God.

 

NICODEMUS WAS STUMPED - Vs. 4

He did not grasp that Jesus was talking of a Spiritual birth.

 

JESUS WAS DESCRIPTIVE - Vss. 5-8

He gave more information about the new birth.

 

NICODEMUS WAS SURPRISED - Vs. 9

 

JESUS WAS DEMANDING - Vss. 10-13

Nicodemus as a master teacher in Israel (perhaps the master teacher) should have grasped what Jesus was talking about.

 

 

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John 3:1-16

NICODEMUS

 

NICODEMUS WAS CONCERNED - Vss. 1-2

That's why he came to Jesus!

 

NICODEMUS WAS CONFRONTED - Vss. 3, 5-8

 

NICODEMUS WAS CONFUSED - Vss. 4, 9

 

NICODEMUS WAS CHALLENGED - Vss. 10-13

 

NICODEMUS WAS COMFORTED - Vss. 14-16

Jesus was to be offered as a sacrifice for sin. Vs. 14

Belief in Jesus brings eternal life. Vss. 15-16

 

 

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John 3:13-16

GOD'S PLAN FOR LIFE

 

GOD'S MESSENGER - Vs. 13

The Lord Jesus is God’s messenger who came from Heaven.

 

GOD'S METHOD - Vss. 14-15

God allowed Jesus to be lifted up on the cross to die for our sins, so that those that believe in Him might have eternal.

 

GOD'S MESSAGE - Vss. 16-17

If you believe on the Lord Jesus as Savior you will have eternal life.

God’s purpose in sending Jesus was not to condemn, but to save.

 

GOD'S MANDATE - Vs. 18

He that believes in Christ is not condemned.

He that fails to believe in Christ is condemned.

 

 

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John 3:14-18

THE GRAND MESSAGE OF SALVATION

 

THE CROSS FOR SIN Vs. 14

THE CHOICE OF LIFE Vss. 15-16

THE CONSEQUENCES OF UNBELIEF Vss. 17-18

 

 

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John 3:14-18 etc.

CHOOSE LIFE

 

Life is full of choices. Some choices are fun, like the flavor of ice

cream to select for a cone, the color of a new car, or the type of new

furniture. Other choices are hard, like what to do with my life, who to

marry, or where to go to school. Some choices are sad, like how to

treat a sick loved one, or how to handle disappointment or failure.

 

Many choices are between life and death.  We should always choose

life. There are four kinds of life we should choose.

 

1. CHOOSE ETERNAL LIFE John 3:14-18

2. CHOOSE ABUNDANT LIFE John 10:10, 15:1-7

3. CHOOSE FAMILY LIFE Psalm 127, Joshua 24:15, Deuteronomy

6:4-9, Proverbs 22:6, Ephesians 6:4

4. CHOOSE CHURCH LIFE Acts 2:41-47

 

 

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John 3:14-20

SO GREAT SALVATION!

 

THE PRICE PAID – Vs. 14 – Jesus was lifted up to die for the sins of the World.

THE PROMISE MADE – Vss. 15-16, 21 – Belief in Jesus brings eternal life.

THE PURPOSE DISPLAYED – Vss. 17-18a – Jesus was sent to bring salvation.

THE PROBLEM PORTRAYED – Vss. 18b-20 – Those who not believe in Jesus are

                                                                                 

 

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John 3:14-20

NEW LIFE

 

People who have never been born again are "dead in trespasses and sins". (Ephesians 2:1)

They need "new life" that is only found in Christ.

 

COMMITMENT OF CHRIST - Vss. 14, 16a, 17

In order for people to have new life, Jesus was lifted up to die for sin like the serpent in the wilderness. Vs. 14, Numbers 21:4-9

God gave His Son over to death that we might have eternal life. Vs. 16a

Jesus' purpose for coming to earth was to bring salvation. Vs. 17

 

CONFIDENCE IN CHRIST -Vss. 15, 16b, 18a

Belief in Christ brings eternal life. There is no condemnation for the one who trusts Christ as Savior.

 

CONDEMNATION WITHOUT CHRIST - 18b-20

The person who has not trusted Christ as Savior is condemned.

 

CONDUCT THROUGH CHRIST - Vs. 21

When a person trusts Christ as Savior his life changes. He deals with his sins and acts in truth.

 

 

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John 3:14-21

THE CHOICE IS YOURS!

 

Life is full of choices. We chose what to eat, where to go, what to wear and what to do every day of our lives.  We make major choices concerning schooling, marriage, employment, and housing.  But the biggest choice we make concerns the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

A SIMPLE PLAN - Vss. 14-16

Vs. 14 - See Numbers 21:4-9

             Israel had sinned. Fiery serpents were sent as judgment. Moses was instructed to

             make a brass serpent and put it on a pole, whoever looked at the serpent lived.

             In similar fashion, Jesus was lifted up on the cross. He died for our sins.

             2 Corinthians 5:21

            

Vss. 15-16 - Whoever looks to Jesus in faith, trusting Him as Savior, has eternal life.

 

A SINGLE PURPOSE - Vs. 17

Because Jesus was sinless, He could have condemned us all!  However, Jesus came to earth not to condemn but to save.

 

A SPECIFIC PRONOUNCEMENT - Vss. 18-21

Vs. 18 - He that believes on Christ is not condemned.

             He that doesn't believe on Christ is condemned.

Vss. 19-21 - Men love darkness rather than light.

 

 

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John 3:16

GOD'S LOVE

 

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

 

THE EXTENT OF GOD'S LOVE - For God so loved the world,

He loved the whole world.

 

THE EXPRESSION OF GOD'S LOVE - that he gave his only begotten Son,

Jesus was sent to die on the cross for our sins. Romans 5:6-9, 2 Corinthians 5:21

 

THE ETERNALITY OF GOD'S LOVE - that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

The one who trusts Christ as Savior will live forever.

 

 

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John 3:16

IT CAN'T GET ANY SIMPLER THAN THIS

 

Folks try to complicate the message of salvation.

Simple faith in Christ is what saves.

The plan of salvation is very simple because God has done the work of redemption for us on the cross. It just requires faith. (Of course, if a person is truly born again, there will be change in his life. 2 Corinthians 5:17)

 

GOD'S MOTIVE FOR SALVATION - LOVE

GOD'S METHOD OF SALVATION - GAVE HIS SON

GOD'S MANDATE FOR SALVATION - BELIEVE

 

 

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John 3:22-30

FADING STAR

 

For a brief time John the Baptist was in the limelight. However, as Jesus grew in popularity, John's ministry began to fade. John's shows a great attitude of submission and willingness to let Jesus have the attention.

 

JOHN'S MINISTRY CONTINUED - Vss. 22-24

John continued to do what he had been called to do until he was silenced.

 

JOHN'S MESSAGE WAS CONSISTENT - Vss. 25-28

He continued to point people to Jesus.

 

JOHN'S MASTER WAS COMMENDED - Vss. 29-30

He wanted Jesus exalted and himself to decrease in importance.

 

 

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John 3:22-30

FAITHFUL!

 

John the Baptist was a faithful “advance man” or forerunner to the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

FAITHFUL MINISTRY – Vss. 22-24 – John kept going.

 

FAITHFUL EXPLANATION – Vss. 25-29 – John pointed to Jesus.

 

FAITHFUL SUBMISSION – Vs. 30 – John knew that Jesus must increase and that he must decrease.

 

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