Being born again, a conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus (Growing Deeper with John 3:1-21)

If you’re not “born again” you cannot see the kingdom of God. Yup, that’s what Jesus said to the much-respected Nicodemus in a conversation at night.

So what does it actually mean? After all, just as Nicodemus says, we can’t enter the womb a second time to be re-born. Is what Jesus said then the same thing as what people mean now when they use that same phrase? And what does all of this have to do with our identity and loyalties in life?

The Pulse Podcast is about living abundantly wholeheartedly. It includes different kinds of content: Interviews, featured topics, or biblical studies. This episode is the later—an in-depth look at John 3:1-21. This episode looks specifically at verses 1 to 15; I’ll explore the rest next week.

I take us through the text and provide some in-depth background information. I also make some practical applications about how being ‘born again’ might impact our attitudes toward ourselves, government, the pandemic, and even fatigue.


The sermon connected to this same section of text is called “What does it mean to be born again?” and can be accessed here.

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