Sunday School Lesson 509 Nicodemus learns about being born again

Lesson: 509
Lesson Name: Nicodemus
Theme: The New Birth / Religion's Inability

Reading: John 2:23-3:21

Memory Verse: John 3:15
Memory Verse Text: Whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

Printable Activity: The Day of Salvation mini book featuring the stories of several people from the Bible who had a personal encounter with Christ.

Mini Bible Story Book

Power Point: Also, you may download a Power Point presentation about Nicodemus' conversation with Jesus.

Talking Points

Point 1: All he knew as THE Teacher of Israel  - yet did not know what it was to have eternal life! You can't 'learn' salvation. The Lord knew what was in man John 2:25 and He knew Nicodemus true state too.No matter how good - he wasn't good enough.
Point 2: What Nicodemus did know - was that the Lord had God with Him v2. Perhaps this was something that Nicodemus longed for. How remarkable is the grace of God that would ever put such a longing in his heart.
Point 3: The Lord points out the importance of the WORD (water) and the SPIRIT in this work. This is something that none of us can afford to forget!
Point 4: Verses 14-15 are vital to this story. The Lord tells him that only through God's Gracious Provision is the sinner freely given life eternal!

Notes: Man has no capacity to SEE or ENTER INTO the New Birth!

Related article: What is the new birth?