The Believers Life Style Bible Study
Jesus Teaches Nicodemus – John 3:1-21
Presented Online by Michael Webb
July 4, 2020

 Open It

  1. When have you felt like you wanted to start life all over again?
  2. Why do people like to get new things (such as clothes, cars, or gadgets)?
  3. What is the best gift you have ever received?

Explore It

  1. To what group did Nicodemus belong? (3:1)
  2. At what time did Nicodemus visit Jesus? (3:2)
  3. Why did Nicodemus believe Jesus was from God? (3:2)
  4. What is the qualification for seeing the kingdom of God? (3:3)
  5. What did Nicodemus think Jesus meant when He said that a person must be born again? (3:4)
  6. *What is required to enter the kingdom of God? (3:5-6)
  7. How did Jesus compare the wind to the Spirit? (3:8)
  8. Why should Nicodemus have understood what Jesus said? (3:10)
  9. About what category of things did Jesus say He was talking? (3:12)
  10. Who did Jesus say had gone to heaven? (3:13)
  11. How did Jesus compare Moses’ snake with the Son of Man? (3:14)
  12. What is the result of believing in the Son of Man? (3:15, 18)
  13. How did God demonstrate His love for the world? (3:16)
  14. Why did God send His Son into the world? (3:17)
  15. How does the person who lives by truth respond to the light? (3:19-21)

Get It

  1. When would you say you were born again?
  2. How would you describe what it means to be born again to someone?
  3. What were some of the circumstances that led you to Jesus?
  4. What were some of the things that caused you to believe that Jesus is the Son of God?
  5. Why are spiritual truths often hard to understand?
  6. What are a few spiritual truths that you struggle to understand?
  7. How does God’s gift of His Son affect our lives?
  8. How can a person live by the light?

Apply It

  1. How will you change your daily routine to better appreciate and enjoy God’s gift of His Son?
  2. For what specific spiritual truths will you seek answers this week?

 

Scripture for today’s Lesson:

John 3:1-21 (KJV)
1   There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
2  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.
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.
4  Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
5  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.
6  That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7  Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
8  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.
9  Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
10  Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
11  Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.

12  If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
13  And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
14  And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15  That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16  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.
17  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18  He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19  And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20  For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21  But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

Jesus Teaches Nicodemus