Pastor Armstrong's sermon is based on Genesis 12:1-9 & John 3:1-17.

Does life begin at 75?  (Genesis 12:1-9; John 3:1-17)

I.   Your windshield versus your rear-view mirror. 

A.  How old was _____________ when God called him?

B.  How old was _____________ when God called him?

C.  How old was _____________ when God called him?

D.  Others.

II.   Jesus calls Nicodemus.   

A.  Nicodemus, the teacher of Israel, is in ___________________ (vv.1,3). 

B.  He thinks he knows (v.2), but he doesn’t (v.9).  Spiritually, he is not yet _____________ (v.3). 

C.  Although he is likely advanced in years (v.4), his conversation with Jesus marks the ________________________ of his life (John 7:50-51; 19:39-40).  

III.  “How can these things take place?” (v.9)   

A.  The new life in the Spirit (vv.7-8), given in ______________ (v.5), results from the _________________ of the Son of Man (vv.14-15).     

B.  Jesus, the true rabbi, interprets the Scriptures in light of _______________. 

1.   Earthly things (Moses and the bronze snake, v.14).

2.   Heavenly things (Son of Man lifted up, vv.14-15).

C.  Jesus interprets _________________ in light of Himself (John 14:6; cf. Galatians 2:20; Philippians 1:21; Ephesians 5:31-32; 1 Corinthians 12:27).   

1.   Do you see your life as _____________________ (v.3)? 

2.   In Christ, there is always more life _________________ you than  ______________ you (John 3:16; 10:10).