John Chapter 3

John 3:1 There was a Pharisee. His name was Nicodemus. He was a leader of the Jews.

John 3:2 He came to Jesus in the night and said to Him: Teacher, we know that you are a teacher sent from God.  No one can do these miracles that you do unless they have God’s help.

John 3:3 Jesus answered Nicodemus: I tell you this is true: Anyone who is not born again cannot be in God’s kingdom.

John 3:4 Nicodemus asked Jesus: But how can a person be born again when he is old? Can he go back into his mother’s womb and be born a second time?

John 3:5 Jesus said to Nicodemus: I tell you this is true: A person must be born from water and from the Spirit. He cannot enter God’s Kingdom

John 3:6 Humans can only give birth to human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life.

John 3:7 Do not be surprised when I say you must be born again.

John 3:8The wind blows where it wants to blow. You can hear and see the wind blow, but you do not know where it comes from and where it goes. It is the same with someone who is born of the Spirit of God.’

John 3:9 Nicodemus asked Jesus: How can this happen?

John 3:10 Jesus said: You are a teacher if the Israelites?  and you don’t understand these things?

John 3:11 I tell you this and it is true: We talk about what we know. We tell about what we have seen. But you people don’t accept what we tell you

John 3:12 If I told you about something that has happened on earth, and you do not believe it.  So, I’m sure you will not believe me if I tell you about heavenly things!

John 3:13 No person has ever gone up to heaven. Only I, the Son of man, have done that, and I also came down from heaven.

John 3:14 As Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert.  The same with the Son of Man. He must be lifted up too.

John 3:15 Everyone who believes in Jesus, the Son on man, will not be destroyed but have eternal life.

John 3:16 Yes, God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him would not be destroyed but have eternal life.

John 3:17 God sent not his Son into the world to judge the world guilty, but to save the world through him.

John 3:18 People who believe in God’s Son, Jesus, is not judged guilty. But people who do not believe are already judged guilty, because they have not believed in God’s only Son.

John 3:19 People are judge guilt by this fact: The light has come into this world, but the people loved the darkness, not the light, for their works were evil.

John 3:20 People who do bad things do not love the light. They do not come into the light for fear that his sinful ways will be seen and rebuked.

John 3:21 People who believeth the truth comes to the light. Then the light will show that whatever they have done was done through God.

John 3:22 After this, Jesus and his disciples went to the area of Judea. There Jesus spent time with his disciples and people were baptized.

John 3:23 John was also baptizing people in a town called Aenon near Salim, because there was a lot of water there. The people came to John and he baptized them.

John 3:24 This was before John was put in jail.

John 3:25 Then a debate started with the disciples of John with a certain Jew about purification.

John 3:26 They went to John and told him: Teacher, the Man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan River, the Man, Jesus, you told us about, is now baptizing people and all the people are going to Him.

John 3:27 John replied, A man can receive only what is given him from heaven.

John 3:28 You yourselves heard me say, I am not the Christ. I am only the one God sent to prepare the way for him.

John 3:29 At a wedding it is the bridegroom who gets the bride. The bridegroom’s friend is simply glad to stand with him and hear his vows. Therefore, I am filled with joy at Jesus success.

John 3:30 Jesus must become more important, and I must become unimportant.

John 3:31 Jesus came from heaven, and He is more important than everyone. Someone who comes from the world belongs to the world, and he talks about things of the world. Someone who comes from heaven is more important than anyone on earth.

John 3:32 Jesus talks about the things that He has saw and heard, but people do not accept what he says.

John 3:33 Anyone who believes what Jesus says identifies themselves with God’s truth.

John 3:34 God sent Jesus to tells people what God has says, God gave the Spirit to Jesus without limit.

John 3:35 The Father, God, loves the Son, Jesus, and has given him power over everything.

John 3:36 Anyone who believes in the Son, Jesus, has eternal life. But anyone who does not believe in the Son, Jesus, will not have life. They cannot get away from God’s anger.