John 3:1-18; Titus 3:4-7; 1 Peter 1:22-23
One night, a teacher of religion, named Nicodemus, came to talk to Jesus. Jesus told him something very unusual. Jesus said that everyone who wants to belong to God's family needs to be born a second time. When we enter into the family of our parents, we are born into it. When we enter into God's family, it is like being born a second time. The first is a physical birth; the second is a spiritual birth. We have no power to change ourselves. The Holy Spirit of God gives us a new life when we believe and follow Jesus. We become new people, the people of God.