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?
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).