Being Born Again

Being Born Again

Today is Trinity Sunday, a day when the church highlights the wonderful and mysterious notion of the Divine being expressed in three different entities—God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit—while emphasizing that all of those entities are one. Our scripture passage for today highlights a Pharisee named Nicodemus whose interest, curiosity and hope appeared to be piqued by Jesus. He came to Jesus at night to ask questions about Jesus’ identity but also about God and the life of faith. Jesus tells him that all must be “born again” or “born from above” and Nicodemus struggles with what that might possibly mean. “How can we possibly be born again when we’ve already been born?”

Being “born again” is language that most of us are probably familiar with but many of us may not have adopted or used. What was Jesus talking about in being born again? How might that be meaningful for our lives as Christians who continue to seek to follow in Jesus’ way and live lives of faith, love and service in the world? Join us this morning as we eavesdrop on this private, nighttime conversation and consider the implications for our modern day lives.

Scripture passage:  John 3:1-17

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