Vintage Message: John 3:5-21

Vintage message from our 2002-2003 radio program called “Perspective” aired October 6, 2002.

Have you ever in your life looked at someone who was a godly person, watched them for a while, and after a while said, “I want what that person has”? You see the life that they live, you see the joy on their face, you see how they overcome trials and tribulations in their lives, and they seem to handle it just a little different than you do. And even though you may have been raised in a church, and even though you may have read the Bible your whole life, there’s just some people you look at and you say, “You know what? That person has something that I don’t have.” This is the case with many thousands and thousands of people in our world today. They were raised in religion, they were raised with knowledge, but somehow, something was left out of the equation…

The real issue here is not, what is Jesus doing on this planet, but what is Jesus doing in your heart?…

This is what it boils down to: the only reason you do not come to Jesus, the only reason that you do not believe in Jesus is because you love living in evil, you love living in sin, and you reject that that is light because you do not like being exposed… The question is: do we truly want to be in heaven? Jesus has laid out the plan for us. That plan is a simple one: being born again. Born of the Spirit.

Pastor Dave Elkins