Nicodemus Jesus Analysis

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Jesus is telling Nicodemus that He is the Messiah, the Christ that they have been eagerly waiting for. He is answering the question that Nicodemus came to ask. Nicodemus was a man who knew God’s word. He was a Pharisee. The Pharisees knew the Scriptures better than anyone. They prided themselves on their great knowledge of and their ability to keep the law. They were supposed to teach Israel and lead them to God, but they were prideful and saw themselves not as shepherds and servants, but as the elite who were better than the ones that they had been entrusted to care for.
This is the root of Jesus’ frustration with the Pharisees. But before we judge them too harshly, consider our own nature for a moment. How often do we as Christians do the same thing? We look at the world around us and have a tendency to look down our noses at the very people Jesus has commanded us to minister to.
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John 3:16. “For God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” There are a couple of very important points about this verse that we need to address.
First, the word “whosoever” (pas (pas) meaning: all, the whole, every kind of) does not have any exceptions. Whoever means WHOEVER. It does not say whoever except homosexuals, or except thieves, or except murderers, or except any other “sinner”. It means ANYONE who believes in Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
Next, the word “believes” (pisteuó (pist-yoo '-o) meaning: I believe, have faith in, trust in; pass: I am entrusted with) is not just mere acceptance of the fact that Jesus is the Messiah. It means to place our complete trust and faith in Him in every aspect of our lives and let Him be Lord over our lives. In other words, let Him have complete unfettered and unconditional authority over our lives. Faith means complete faith in Him and His ability to guide us and care for

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