Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 08-MAR-2020 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Greg Elsdon
Lent 2 – During Lent we find ourselves invited by a risen Christ to accompany him to a barren wilderness, to be confronted with new information, new insights, and new opportunities for realigning our lives; and it might not be a comfortable experience. Nicodemus, a high ranking Pharisee, visited Jesus during the night to discover something about the powers that God had bestowed on this remarkable rabbi; and Jesus told Nicodemus that he would not see the kingdom of God unless he was born twice: first with the 'water' of normal human childbirth, and then born of the Spirit. The teaching would indeed be confronting and disturbing for Pharisees, when they saw themselves as the guardians of Jewish heritage. John, the author of this gospel, goes on to assure us that God loves this world of ours so completely, unconditionally and passionately, that he was prepared to give the life of the one he relates to as son, so that everyone who trusts in what he is saying will have true, real life, here and now – which is eternal life, not a life that putrefies and falls to pieces.
John 3: 1-17

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