Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.
Birthdays are special.
Here the Teacher speaks of a spiritual birthday. A new birth of water and the Spirit - I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.
In fact, He says - You must be born again.
As the date of our birth ushers us into this world, the day of our baptism marks the entrance into a new spiritual life.
This is true because when by faith we are baptized in water, Jesus brings us into a new life by the gift of the Holy Spirit.
What a birthday present!!!
Jesus gives the very presence of God as our first gift. A present of the Holy Spirit to guide us and produce His fruit in our new life!
Jesus is the Savior and the Teacher. The Holy Spirit is the Tutor to help us become more like Jesus.
Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.
Students of Jesus are born again to the life in the Spirit.