• How does the world define true love?
  • How do you know if someone actually loves you?
  • How does Jesus define true love?

Going deeper

  • In light of this week’s sermon, what was new information, challenged, or stood out to you?

Read John 3:1-21

  1. What point is Jesus making by comparing spiritual birth to the wind?
  2. How does Jesus account for Nicodemus’ lack of understanding?
  3. What does Jesus claim about himself in verses 13-15?
  4. Why does Jesus include “you must be born again” with the phrase “For God so loved the world…”?

Read Numbers 21: 4-9

  1. What was the role of the snake in the desert?
  2. How is Jesus serving in a similar role?
  3. How does he clarify what is needed to be born again?

Read John 3:16-21 again

  1. What stands out to you about God and what he wants to do?
  2. What response is required of us?
  3. How do you think verses 19-20 relate to the time Nicodemus came to Jesus (v.20)?
  4. According to verse 21, how will belief show itself?
  5. How is Jesus’ use of the words “born again” similar and different than the way it is used today?
  6. How would you define what it means to a person who had never heard the phrase?


  1. What caused you to first consider the claims of Jesus?
  2. How would you compare your own search for God to those of Nicodemus:
    1. More intellectual?
    2. More straightforward?
    3. Just as real?
  3. Where are you right now in your understanding of spiritual life?
  4. What would be your advice for someone who has a lot of questions?


  • What will you do this week in response to this sermon and bible reading?
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