Bible Study: “Here I Am Lord, Send Me”

Bible Study Questions – John 3:1-17

What important group was Nicodemus part of? Why did he visit Jesus at night?

If Nicodemus had been caught talking to Jesus in this way, he could have lost his position in the Sanhedrin and possibly worse. Why do you think he took the risk? Verse 2

In verse 5 Jesus says we must be “born of water and Spirit,” what does that mean?    Isaiah 44:3-5; Ezekiel 36:24-27

How does it benefit us? Titus 3:3-7

Where else in Scripture do we hear of new birth? Romans 6:1-11; 1 Corinthians 3:1-2; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 6:14-16; Ephesians 4:20-24; Titus 3:4-6; Hebrews 5:11-14;                  1 Peter 1:3, 22-23

How does this differ from the belief of many who say they are “born again?”

Nicodemus is confused, he thinks he is saved because he has already been born a Jew. What does Scripture have to say about that? Matthew 3:9John 8:39Romans 9:6; Matthew 23:13-15

What does the comparison to wind (which is the same word for spirit) and a born-again believer mean? Verse 8

Why must we be born again? Job 14:4; Romans 7:18; Psalm 51:5

New life has often been equated to be the same as having a new heart. What does Scripture have to say? Genesis 8:21Exodus 7:14Deuteronomy 5:28-29; 8:14Isaiah 29:13Jeremiah 17:9

What does God do to hearts in this condition for all who come to Him? Deuteronomy 30:6Jeremiah 31:31-34; 1 Samuel 10:6-13: 1 Corinthians 2

In verse 14, Jesus speaks of Moses lifting up the serpent in the wilderness, what does this have to do with Jesus? Numbers 21:4-9; Verse 15

Why would verses 16 & 17 have been shocking to Nicodemus, a member of the Sanhedrin?

Where else do we hear of Nicodemus in the story of Christ? John 7: 40-52; John 19:38-39. What can we assume from this?

What does darkness represent? Why do people love it?

 (Note:  Bible study materials are gathered from various resources, i.e. Bible.org)

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