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Now for this morning we come to John chapter 3, apologies to those of you who have come to visit us this morning, you're getting in, as people often do, on part 3 of a discussion of John chapter 3, verses 11 to 21. You're getting in on part 3, which means you've missed the first two parts. Although I'm greatly tempted to go back over all of that because I hate for anybody to miss anything, I'm going to restrain myself at this point and encourage you if you want to listen to those, they are available, gty.org, and you can download them there. But I do want to draw back to John chapter 3 and just remind you that this is really a remarkable moment in the life and ministry of Jesus.

His great enemies through His entire life were the religious leaders of Israel. Here He was, the Son of God, the Messiah, the One they had all been waiting for and His greatest enemies were the religious teachers of Israel--the scribes, the Pharisees, the Sadducees, the rabbis--everybody who was in spiritual influence and spiritual power turned against Him. And it is then remarkable that there is one Pharisee who seeks Him out, a man by the name of Nicodemus. He wants to talk to Jesus and he comes to Him, as chapter 3 begins, at night. And he comes with a very, very profound ache in his heart. He has "sinner's worry." He is full of anxiety, fear, dread....

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