Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”
John 3:3 NIV
Kingdom of God
To mark the coronation of King Charles III, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed this past May that Canadian coins and the $20 banknote will be updated with the new monarch’s image, replacing that of his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II. The Prime Minister said he has asked the Royal Canadian Mint to create an effigy of His Majesty to appear on the obverse, or “heads,” side of Canadian coins in circulation. He also confirmed that he has asked the Bank of Canada to update the $20 bill — the only Canadian banknote left bearing a royal’s face — during its next design process.
The heart of the Gospel is this – Jesus Christ changes everything. Jesus is far more than just a teacher, far more than simply another prophet. The Bible records lots of prophets – as many as 88 perhaps. The world didn’t need another prophet – the world needed, and still needs, a Saviour. Jesus is the only One. And we don’t need to be better – we need to be different. That demands a total transformation of our nature. That’s why Jesus told Nicodemus he needed to be born again. John 3:3 records this: “Jesus replied, ‘Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” The term “born again” has become common in our day – used to mean all sorts of things. So, let’s focus on what Jesus meant when He used the term. He was telling Nicodemus that, just as a baby is birthed into this world, so we need to be birthed into the Kingdom of God. That happens when we repent of our sin, literally turning from our sin, and placing our faith and trust in Jesus. Are you born again?
These have been words from the heart.