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Stepping Stones Week 19

Amy Joy Tofte
April 5, 2021
by Amy Joy Tofte

Do you have a favorite birthday tradition? Regardless of how you celebrate, the day of your physical birth is special
and important!


Regeneration, or being born again, marks a Christian’s spiritual birth—the beginning of his or her spiritual life. In
some ways, this second birth is a mystery, so the Bible uses many pictures to describe it: creation, circumcision
baptism, and resurrection. In John 3:1-15 we learn more by reading about Nicodemus’ nighttime visit to Jesus.
When Jesus tells him he must be born again, Nicodemus asks, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he
enter second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” No, it's not a second physical birth; it’s a spiritual birth.
Regeneration is an instant, radical heart change initiated by God and resulting in saving faith and lifelong
sanctification.


– Mrs. Speece

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