December 21, 2014
Luke 1:26-38
Romans 16:25-27
2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16
Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26

A Time To Be Born Anew

Third Sunday of Easter

from the book
Love Is Your Disguise
Second Lesson Sermons For Lent/Easter


Frank Luchsinger



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A man comes to Jesus by night, a ruler of the Jews; his name is Nicodemus. "Rabbi we know that you are come from God, for we have seen the signs that you do..." and if Nicodemus comes with a question he does not get it out before Jesus responds:

"Unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

"How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?" Nicodemus wonders aloud (John 3:1-4, author paraphrase).

And so the gospel of John places the question on the table: What does it mean to be born anew? First Peter makes the striking assertion that through Christ we have confidence in God and that we have "been born anew, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God..." (1 Peter 1:23).

So what does it mean to be born anew? We observe that folks ...

This Third Sunday of Easter sermon, A Time To Be Born Anew, is based on 1 Peter 1:17-23 and relates to Third Sunday of Easter of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Love Is Your Disguise . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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