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Have You Come to Know Jesus as the Son of God and the Only Way to Eternal Life?

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Message Summary:

In, John 3:1-13, Jesus gives a kindly rebuke to Nicodemus who came to Jesus wanting to know who Jesus is. Nicodemus was a well-educated man that was well placed in both the religious and civil communities of the period. Although Nicodemus came to Jesus by night, he was a sincere seeker of the truth. Do we come to the Lord as sincere seekers of His truth by laying aside our prejudices, apathy, and biases by honestly seeking the truth of Jesus and His identity?

 

In John 2:23-25 and John 3:1-13, we see that Nicodemus realized that Jesus’ miracles clearly indicated that Jesus “was from God”; but Nicodemus did not really know that “Jesus is God”. Therefore, Jesus turned Nicodemus’ thinking upside down by sharing with him three illustrations to help the Kingdom of God break through into Nicodemus’ world: 1) birth – “unless one is born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God”; 2) the wind (i.e. “Spirit”) – like the Holy Spirit, we don’t know from where the wind blows nor can we control the wind (i.e. don’t box God in; and 3) lifted up -- like Moses’ bronze snake that was lifted up to save the Jews from snake bite death in the desert, the Son of Man (i.e. God’s Son, Jesus) must be lifted up (i.e. on the Cross).

 

For eternal life, we must be born again from the Spirit; and our Salvation begins with God’s Son, Jesus. Therefore, whoever believes that Jesus is God has eternal life (John 3:16-17) – “. . . believe in the name of the only Son of God”.

 

Today’s Affirmation: Today, I affirm that because I am in Jesus Christ, my life is about Christ (Philippians 1:21). “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:14).

 

Scripture Reference (ESV): John 2:23-25; John 3:1-13; Acts 2:2; 2 Corinthians 5:21

3/25/2017

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About A Word from the Lord

The vision of A Word from the Lord is to share Biblical teaching using the instruments of radio, print, computer, the Internet, and satellite technology so that people might hear and apply the WORD of GOD and discover the Gospel of Jesus the Messiah.

In today’s world of confusing and conflicting messages from the Church, a major goal of A Word from the Lord can be summarized from Nehemiah when: They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving meaning so that the people could understand what was being read (Nehemiah 8:8,NIV). With all the clutter in today's media venues, A Word from the Lord, seeks to proclaim in simple terms the ancient Faith of the Scriptures. As the Apostle Paul has written for us: So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ (Romans 10:17, ESV).

About Archbishop Foley Beach

The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach is the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA).

Founded in 2009, the ACNA unites some 112,000 Anglicans in nearly 1,000 congregations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico into a single Church. It is an emerging Province in the global Anglican Communion, and the ACNA has planted nearly 500 churches in the past five years.

Archbishop Beach served as the Rector and Pastor of Holy Cross Anglican Church in Loganville, Georgia from its founding in February 2004 until December, 2013. On October 9, 2010, he was consecrated as the first Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the South (ADOTS) in the ACNA, and in June 2014, he was elected by his fellow bishops to serve as the Archbishop of the ACNA. Additionally, Dr. Beach is president of the Anglican Relief and Development Fund (ARDF).

Dr. Beach is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, the School of Theology at the University of the South and Georgia State University. He has served in ministry with Young Life, the Episcopal Church, and the Anglican Church. Dr. Beach has been married for more than 30 years, and he and his wife have two grown children and make their home in the Metro-Atlanta area.

Dr. Beach’s passion is to share the Word of God in such a way as to help others discover the incredible and living Jesus. Dr. Beach’s A Word from the Lord radio ministry can be heard each week on radio stations throughout the United States and on the Internet. A Word from Lord’s Weekly Broadcast is a 25-minute Biblical Teaching ministry, and A Word from the Lord’s One-Minute Messages offer a daily challenge from the Scriptures.

Dr. Beach shares years of Biblical and theological study in addition to more than 40 years of ministry experience as he shepherds the ACNA and ADOTS. Reaching out through the church, the radio, weekly email messages, the Internet, and newspaper columns, in clear and concise ways, he brings out the principles of the Word of God so that listeners may apply them in their lives.

His personal favorite scripture is: Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV).

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