“Sharing Christ’s Love Generously” Scripture (John 3:4-17) Sunday October 29, 2017

Call to Worship   

 

L:         Love led God to make the world.

 

P:         And love leads God to sustain it today!

 

L:         Love led God to send Jesus to the world.

 

P:         And love led God to raise him from death!

 

U:        Love led us here today, and love will lead us on!

 

Scripture (John 3:4-17)        

                                   

Our reading comes from the good news according to John.

4Nicodemus said to Jesus, “How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?”

5Jesus answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit.

6What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7Do not be astonished that I said to you, ‘You must be born from above.’

8The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

9Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?”

10Jesus answered him, “Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things?

11“Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen, yet you do not receive our testimony.

12If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things?

13No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.

14And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,

15that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

16“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.

17“Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Here ends our reading. May God bless understanding.

@Copyright by Rev. Dr. Troy Sybrant “Sharing Christ’s Love Generously” Scripture (John 3:4-17) Sunday, October 29, 2017

“Sharing Christ’s Love Generously”

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