The Bible says that God is pursuing everyone but each in unique ways. Zaccheus is up a tree, there’s a woman carrying a bucket going to a well, a man is fishing with his friends and still another has a sick girl. Each are unique but all are pursued by the Living God.
Nicodemus is a thinker. He doesn’t want the rancour of confrontation and the silliness of a verbal battle, he wants answers and he wants to think. Amazingly, Jesus wants him to think and feel. Jesus wants him to come alive, really alive. That’s always been, and is still today, the heart of Jesus for human beings; that you would come alive.
Sermon Study Questions:
- The Bible teaches that God is pursuing you. What evidence, if any, is there in your life that you are being pursued?
- Nicodemus came by night. It looks likes he’s trying to insulate himself from ridicule. Maybe he doesn’t want an audience in case he looks stupid or weak. What sorts of things do you do to insulate yourself?
- It’s probably been a long time since Nicodemus felt dumb but there he is with Jesus, seriously scratching his head. Why does Jesus take some people to the end of their rope?
- What does it mean ‘you must be born again’? How has that played out in your life?
- Verse 17 says that God didn’t come into the world to condemn the world. What kind of good news is that for your life?