New Birth

Related: Divine Life; Eternal Life   New Birth. New birth refers to the sovereign action of God to impart spiritual life to a person where there was none before. Jesus taught on the subject of New Birth extensively in John 3. The Lord makes the following arguments: (vv.1-3) Man needs new birth in order to ever see (or perceive) the things of God. Without new birth man is totally helpless. (vv.4-6) The New Birth is caused by a sovereign action of the Spirit […]
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New Birth

Related: Divine Life; Eternal Life   New Birth. New birth refers to the sovereign action of God to impart spiritual life to a person where there was none before. Jesus taught on the subject of New Birth extensively in John 3. The Lord makes the following arguments: (vv.1-3) Man needs new birth in order to ever see (or perceive) the things of God. Without new birth man is totally helpless. (vv.4-6) The New Birth is caused by a sovereign action of the Spirit […]

John 3

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Manifestation of the Son of God to meet Man’s Need John 3 – 12   Two main Divisions. This great section of John 3 – 12 can be further divided into two smaller divisions. First, the Lord Jesus is presented as the surpassing replacement for Judaism in John 3 – 7. Then, in John 8 – 12 we have a tremendous dispensational outline in which we get the Lord rejected by the nation, a remnant called out, the […]

2 Corinthians 4

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Christian Reflection: A Treasure in Earthen Vessels 2 Corinthians 4   2 Corinthians 4. In ch.3 we learned that the Spirit of God is forming Christ in the believer, by occupying us with His glory. In ch.4 we find that the glory of God has beamed into our hearts for the purpose of shining back out again. The subject of the chapter is Christ flowing out from ourselves to the world, and the things that might hinder or […]

Divine Life

Main article: Divine Life and Eternal Life Related: New Birth; Eternal Life   Divine life is a term Bible students use to refer to the most basic form of spiritual life from God. In our fallen condition, we do not have any capacity to perceive, understand, or respond to the claims of God. We are in a condition of spiritual deadness; “you, who were dead in trespasses and sins” (Eph. 2:1). Until God does a sovereign work in us, we […]