Truth and Grace

May 17, 2020 Speaker: Tim Rice Series: The Instincts of Jesus

Passage: John 3:1-17

Memory Verse for the Week: John 3:6 (ESV)

That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

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Intro: How do you interact with someone who’s your opposite?

Why can we not enter God’s Kingdom as we are, unaltered?

God so loves us that He gives …

So in our lives, “How can these things be?”


1. Worship the LORD, God our Savior, for His mercy and His integrity. Praise Him, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, that He has shined the light of His grace into the darkness of this world, especially our hearts!

2. How have you, like Nicodemus, seen the problem of sin as in other people, but not in yourself? Confess your arrogance and folly to Jesus, asking Him to forgive you and change your heart by His indwelling Spirit.

3. Give thanks to Jesus for how He is gracious even as He is directly honest. Thank Him that He would reveal everything wrong about us to cleanse us from it, and then give us His Spirit to transform us by His love.

4. Who do you know that is religious but blind to their own guilt and sin? Pray for them, asking the Lord to help them to see their need for His grace, just as He did for Nicodemus.

5. Ask the Spirit to give you insight into what it means that He came to reveal even hard truth to us with grace. Pray that He would help you apply His rich promises and that you would convey the hope of Jesus to others.

Looking Back

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