This term “born again” first appears in the Bible in John chapter three...
“There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” (John 3:1-7).
Here’s a list of God’s promises of blessing if you stay committed to his calling:
We don’t deserve God’s blessings. “From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.” John 1:16 (NIV)
But God enjoys blessing his children and wants to bless you! “I will enjoy blessing them. With all my heart and soul I will faithfully plant them in this land.” Jeremiah 32:41 (GW)
“My blessings are for Gentiles, too, when they accept the Lord; don’t let them think that I will make them second-class citizens. They can be as much mine as anyone.” Isaiah 56:3 (LB)
The first four books of the New Testament are full of quotes from Jesus. Many of these quotes stand on their own, but one should not forget to read them in context to get a full understanding of what the Lord was saying.
Most Often Quoted
One of the greatest, and most often quoted, verses in the Bible is actually a quote from Jesus.