Sermon Study Notes: The Spirit of Regeneration

Join us in diving deeper into the sermon text through personal study this week. If you haven't hear Pastor Cory's sermon from this week yet, listen to it here: The Spirit of Regeneration.

Sermon text: 

John 3:1-8

Other readings:

These are the other passages of scripture Pastor Cory referenced in his sermon. We recommend you spend some time exploring these passages and their surrounding verses as you study the topic of regeneration this week.

  • 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

  • Ezekiel 36:25-38

  • Ephesians 2:1-10

  • Romans 12:3

  • Titus 3:1-8

Application questions:

  • What does regeneration mean?

  • In what ways has your new life served as a reminder to you of the miracle of new birth in your own life?

  • Pastor Cory made the statement: "Understanding regeneration helps us be more patient with those who have not started a new life yet." Think of a specific situation in the past week where you have lost your patience. How can remembering your new birth in moments like that affect the way you react and respond?

  • What is the phrase "kingdom of God" referring to in the John 3 passage?

  • Think about your friends and family members who do not yet know Jesus - how does understanding and remembering the gift of new birth that God has given you change the way that you interact with and pray for them?

  • Re-read Titus 3:3-8 do the same application exercise from last week on this passage. Identify the specific work of each person of the trinity shown in this passage and thank them for their specific work in your life.

Don't overlook the miracle of new birth, just because you are excited about new life.

The Holy Spirit is doing His work because He is good, because He is God and because He loves us.

We encourage you to spend some time studying the truths about God this week and sharing them with those around you. We are praying that this joyous remembering of the work of the Holy Spirit in regeneration will stir up our affections for God and send us on mission to share His glory with the people around us each day.

Remember to take advantage of the playlist put together for this sermon series. Search "The Presence, The Power and the People of God" on iTunes or Spotify. The 3rd song on the playlist (I Will Boast In Christ) is a wonderful song to listen to as you enter into a time of study about regeneration through the Spirit.