baby in arms“Everyone who does what is right has been born of him”

“unless a man is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God”

The miracle of new life, a time of celebration and joy, when pain and labour are forgotten.

Yet first innocence soon fades, as the unyielding cycle of life and death repeats itself again.

A new miracle, a new birth is needed – a new creation of men and women who put their faith in Jesus and trust him to give them new life.

Helpful Bible references to consider

  • The first few pages of the Bible describe the birth of the universe and the beginning of life on earth. They tell us we are here as the result of a deliberate act of creation by an Almighty Creator.
  • We are here for a reason, not by accident or a chance evolution.Life is meaningful, not meaningless.
  • We have a duty, a responsibility towards our creator which will give real purpose to our lives.
    (Is. 66:1-2Eccles.12:13)
  • God has a plan for the world, to fill it with the glory of his character and wisdom.That plan requires a process of rebirth, a new creation, because the world has been corrupted by human evil.
    (Hab.2:14; Acts 17:22-31; Is. 65:17-25)
  • We ourselves need to be reborn, remodelled for our place in the new world of the future.
    (1 Peter 1:3; 2Cor.5:17; Eph.4:22-23)
  • The key to this divine plan is Jesus Christ, whose miraculous birth 2000 years ago is the pivotal point in human history.He is the first of this new creation.
    (Luke 1-2; Is.9:6-7; 1Cor.15:20-23)
  • We can be reborn by our faith in him.Baptism is the essential sign of that change of direction in our lives.
    (1 John 5:1; Rom.6:1-4) 

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