Spiritual Rebirth

GUWG-Spiritual-RebirthWe continue our KNOW JESUS MORE NOW series where we’re examining every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels.

Today we’ll focus on Part 1 of one of the most famous conversations in human history:

Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.”

Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”

ROMANS-O-RAMA

It’s ROMANS-O-RAMA here on GUWG, where all week we’ll be taking a look at lessons from one of the Bible’s most revolutionary books.

Reading Romans has been a turning point for many Christians. It helped Martin Luther realize that we’re saved by grace through faith, sparking the Reformation. John Wesley felt his heart “strangely warmed” when he read Luther’s comments on Romans, which triggered another revival. Modern theologians continue to be amazed by the book. N.T. Wright called it the Apostle Paul’s “masterpiece” and “a work of massive substance, presenting a formidable intellectual challenge, while offering a breathtaking theological and spiritual vision.”

Do You Believe?

It’s BIG QUESTIONS WEEK here on GUWG where all week long we’ve been looking at deep, thought-provoking ?s posed in the Bible.

One day, two blind men came to Jesus. They wanted to see. He asked them a simple question that cut right to the heart of the matter:

Do you believe I can make you see?

Their response?

Yes, Lord, we do.

Hall of Faith

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. (Hebrews 11:1-2)

Hebrews 11 is often called God’s “Hall of Faith.” It’s sort of a Who’s Who of the Old Testament and includes a little bio for each to help us understand how God wants us to live.

SPIRIT WEEK Part 2: Faithfulness

In SPIRIT WEEK Part 2 here on GUWG, where we’re taking a close look at each fruit of the Spirit.

Today’s featured fruit: FAITHFULNESS.

What exactly is “faith”? Here’s one of my favorite definitions:

The Only Thing That Matters

It’s Stamp Out Bible Illiteracy Gently (SOBIG) Week here on GUWG.

To recap, we started with a little quiz to assess your Bible literacy. Then we discussed how to get more Bible into our s. Next, we boiled it down to one noun: JESUS. Then one verb: LOVE. And then yesterday we zeroed in on the job description for every Christian: BELIEVE.

Today’s topic: the only thing that matters on this planet, according to the Bible. Here it is in one beautiful little verse. Meditate on it. Marinate in it. Memorize it.

The Christian’s Job Description

It’s Stamp Out Bible Illiteracy Gently (SOBIG) Week here on GUWG.

Today, we discuss what the Bible identifies as the job description for each and every human being in the history of the planet.

Here it is in one word …