Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Week 4 – Devotional 2 - Jesus Teaches About Salvation – Discerning the Spiritual Things

25/03/2014 - Tuesday – Read John 3:5-8

1- Who can enter the kingdom of God? What does mean to “be born of water” (Colossians 2:12)? What does mean to “be born of the Spirit” (Titus 3:4-7)? The Catholic Church uses this text to have the baptism as a way for salvation. After all, whoever is baptized will be saved (Mark 16:16) or one is baptized because he or she was saved? What was the requirement for the baptism of repentance, according to what we saw in “Jesus Is Baptized”?

2- In verse 6 Jesus contrasts two things. What are they? Can flesh understand the spiritual things (1 Corinthians 2:14; 15:50)? What does a natural man need to discern the spiritual things (Romans 8:9-11)?

3- How does Jesus describe the wind? Where does it come from? Where does it go to? Who controls it? How does this apply to one born of the Spirit? Can the world understand the reasons behind a Spirit led person? How does the world see the Church? Jesus said we can hear the wind’s sound, even though we don’t know where it begins or ends. The world doesn't know our beginning (in Christ) and our destination (salvation). What has the world heard from the Spirit born people or how has the world noticed the moving of the Holy Spirit in your life? 

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