I’ve Got a Bible…Now What? Day 5

Read John 3:1-21

NIV Translation

ESV Translation

Genre: Gospel

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16 (ESV)

What is a Pharisee?

In Jesus’ time, there were various groups who had different ways of interpreting scripture. The Pharisees were one of these groups. They were concerned with strictly following the law. They also believed in the resurrection of the dead.

Who is the Son of Man?

This is Jesus. He often referred to himself as the “Son of Man” which can be confusing since he is also referred to as the “Son of God”. It may be a reference to Daniel 7:13.

What is important about this passage?

John 3:16 is one of the most well-known Bible verses. This passage also talks about being “born again”. A great deal of Christian theology is drawn from this passage.

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