• A Mighty Wind Devotional

    John 3:1–15

    How often do you think about the work of the Holy Spirit in your life? Have you forgotten His real and living presence in you (Luke 11:13)? All too often we do not rely on the third person of the Trinity to help us resist sin and grow in the grace of our Lord Jesus. But His work is indispensable, and if we do not lean on Him, our efforts bear no fruit. Think today about the Spirit and ask Him to illuminate the Scriptures and lead you in the truth. View Resource

  • Nicodemus Comes to Jesus Devotional

    John 3:1–2

    That Jesus received and spoke with Nicodemus even though his faith was mixed with fear is encouraging to us. It shows us that we need not fear running to Jesus even when we feel like our faith is weak. In fact, we should be all the more encouraged to run to Him when we are weak, knowing that He will strengthen us. View Resource

  • You Must Be Born Again Devotional

    John 3:1–3

    Many people are sitting in our pews today unaware that they must be born again. It is possible to grow up in the church and never put your faith in Jesus personally even if you have been baptized and confirmed. Have you been born again? Has your heart been changed so that you love the things of God? These are questions we all should be asking ourselves, especially if we have been in the church all our lives, lest we take the state of our souls for granted. View Resource

  • The Spirit and the New Birth Devotional

    John 3:1-21

    Regeneration precedes faith. Faith is a gift from God given as a consequence of the regenerating work of the Spirit. The divine initiative is preserved through this statement. If you believe differently, consider carefully the implications, especially for the doctrine of God, the work of Christ, and the nature of man. View Resource

  • Our Need for Regeneration Devotional

    John 3:3–6

    We will discuss regeneration more over the next few studies. Today, let us remember, as Dr. R.C. Sproul writes in his commentary John, that “no one is born a Christian.” We cannot assume that our children are Christians just because we are believers or that we are Christians because we have Christian parents. We preach the gospel to all people, even professing Christians, because through the preaching of the gospel God regenerates His elect. View Resource

  • Regeneration Is a Mystery Devotional

    John 3:4–8

    None of us will desire the things of God perfectly before we are glorified. None of us will love the Lord as much as he should this side of heaven. Still, as Dr. R.C. Sproul has often said, the presence of such things at all in our hearts is proof of regeneration. No unregenerate person will have a desire for these things; at best he will be indifferent. What evidence can you find of the Spirit’s work in your heart today? View Resource

  • Baptism and Regeneration Devotional

    John 3:5

    John Calvin comments that Jesus “connects the Water with the Spirit, because under that visible symbol he attests and seals that newness of life which God alone produces in us by his Spirit.” God promises in baptism to regenerate His people, and if you believe in Jesus, He has given you spiritual life. If you struggle with assurance this day, look to your baptism as a reminder of God’s faithfulness to cleanse you from your sin. View Resource

  • Irresistible Regeneration Devotional

    John 3:7–8

    When we say the grace of regeneration is irresistible, we do not deny that people can resist the Holy Spirit for a time. The point is that the Spirit can and will finally overcome all resistance to the truth in those whom God has chosen for salvation. If you are a believer, it is because God overcame your resistance. Thank Him today for doing so. View Resource

  • Mysterious Regeneration Devotional

    John 3:9–10

    Baptism gives us a visible picture of cleansing and thus a visible picture of purification. However, baptism itself does not effect regeneration. That is the work of the Holy Spirit, who changes the hearts of those whom He has chosen, and He does this when He chooses to do so. Let us pray for the Spirit to do this work in our unsaved friends and family members, knowing that in His sovereignty He often responds to our prayers that He regenerate others. View Resource

  • The Witness of Jesus Devotional

    John 3:11–13

    Because Jesus has come from heaven, from the very presence of God Himself, we can believe what He says. His teaching should be received without question, and a failure to believe Him is a failure to submit to Him as Lord. We must trust what He says about matters both basic and advanced, so let us seek to receive Him at His Word always. View Resource

  • The Son of Man Lifted Up Devotional

    John 3:14–15

    People are looking for salvation in many different places—in their bank accounts, relationships, careers, families, and so on. There is, however, only one place where salvation can be found, and that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. To search for rest and ultimate fulfillment in anything else is to commit idolatry. Are you trusting in Christ alone today or are you looking for hope elsewhere? View Resource

  • Essentials of Biblical Faith Devotional

    John 3:16

    Faith in Christ is something that should become stronger the longer we are in Him. The more we know about Jesus, the clearer our notitia should be. As we increasingly see the Christian worldview validated in every area of life, our ability to assent to biblical truth (assensus) likewise becomes easier. And the longer we live, the more opportunity we have to see God show Himself faithful, which helps us express fiducia all the more. Are you growing in faith? View Resource

  • Faith Defined Devotional

    John 3:16

    Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ? Do you know about the sinless life He led and the work He did on the cross? Do you believe that He is who He says He is and does what He says He does? Have you trusted in Him alone to save you from the wrath of God? Take some time to ask yourselves these questions today. If you have never believed in Christ, believe today. If you have been a Christian for some time, ask God to increase your faith in our all-sufficient Savior. View Resource

  • The Foundation of Missions Devotional

    John 3:16–17

    Ephesians 5:1 tells us to “be imitators of God, as beloved children.” This is our Lord’s command, and since He is the original missionary and evangelist, one of the ways we must imitate God is in the work of missions and evangelism. If we are not engaging in this task insofar as we are able, we are disobeying our Creator. Taking the gospel to all nations and building up people in God’s truth is a matter of obedience. View Resource

  • God’s Love for the World Devotional

    John 3:16

    Our culture tends to think that it is a given that God loves the world. However, we know that nothing compels God to love creation. In fact, it would be right for the Lord to have nothing but hatred for the world given the reality of sin. The love of God is not a given, so we should be grateful for it and be careful never to speak of His love as something that we are owed or that He must show. View Resource