Why did the Holy Spirit determine to include a short summary of the conversation Jesus had with Nicodemus? The conversation can be divided into two parts: 3.1-10 – Salvation is by the work of God. 3.11-21 – How the new birth becomes reality.
Today, we want to look at what is undoubtedly the most well known verse in the Bible: John 3.16. You’ve probably memorized the verse. But, how familiar are you with the story behind it? Today we’ll reacquaint ourselves with Nicodemus and look at the two broad principles presented by Jesus in 3.1-17.