The Second Birth

June 17, 2015

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Jesus replied, I tell you the truth, unless you are born again,  you cannot see the Kingdom of God.”

~John 3:3, NLT


If you are twice born you die once. If you are born once, you die twice.

~Calvin C. Inman


From Genesis to the Revelation, the scripture teaches the necessity of the second birth. It is not enough to have Adam’s birth we must be born spiritually in Christ. The first birth is physical; the second is metaphysical–the first birth is natural; the second is supernatural–the first birth is the result of the union of parents; the second birth is the result of the WORD and the SPIRIT. Peter said, “For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God”. Jesus said concerning the Holy Spirit, And when he comes, he will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment.  The scripture teaches in a rather unique way that the first birth is not sufficient: Cain was born before Abel, Ishmael before Isaac and Esau before Jacob. In each case, it was the second birth that produced spiritual life. That which is born of flesh is flesh and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit.

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  • Another hot one with more coming they say: we could use a rain on 1120 Ironman road. Nothing is hurting yet but two or three more days of extreme heat will take its toll.
  • Tonight we are back to normal I hope: the GATHERING is at 6:30.
  • No GOLDEN GIRLS or Senior Adult fellowship for June and July. Our Summer Shut-down will be July 6-10.
  • Remember our BLOCK PARTY has been changed to the 3rd Saturday in AUGUST. This year it lands of the 15th.
  • Kane goes back to St. Jude’s today. Keri goes to Mayo Clinic tomorrow.

Keri and Kane


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