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"Seeing in the Dark"

Scripture-John 3:1-9;16-17 The Common English Bible

1 There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a Jewish leader. 

2 He came to Jesus at night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one could do these miraculous signs that you do unless God is with him." 

3 Jesus answered, "I assure you, unless someone is born anew, it's not possible to see God's kingdom." 

4 Nicodemus asked, "How is it possible for an adult to be born? It's impossible to enter the mother's womb for a second time and be born, isn't it?" 

5 Jesus answered, "I assure you, unless someone is born of water and the Spirit, it's not possible to enter God's kingdom. 

6 Whatever is born of the flesh is flesh, and whatever is born of the Spirit is spirit. 

7 Don't be surprised that I said to you, ‘You must be born anew.' 

8 God's Spirit blows wherever it wishes. You hear its sound, but you don't know where it comes from or where it is going. It's the same with everyone who is born of the Spirit." 

9 Nicodemus said, "How are these things possible?" 

16 God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him won't perish but will have eternal life. 

17 God didn't send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through him.


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