Read John 3:1-21 and Revelation 3:20
- What does Nicodemus believe about Jesus?
- Why do you think he came to see Jesus? Why at night?
- How does Jesus respond to Nicodemus?
- How does Jesus say you can see God’s kingdom?
- What is Nicodemus’ response to the idea of being born again? What would you say?
- What ideas of birth are Jesus and Nicodemus thinking of? What are their differences?
- What point is Jesus making by comparing the spirit to the wind?
- Who gives the second birth?
- What claim is Jesus making about himself?
- What is the purpose of God’s son in the world?
- The story of the snake in the wilderness is from Number 31:4-9. When was Jesus lifted up like the snake?
- What was the role of the snake in the desert? How is Jesus serving a similar role?
- What stands out to you about God and what he wants from us?
- What kind of life do those who are “born again” have?
- How much does God love you, according to this passage?
- God will judge the evil in the world. What basis does he use? Why would people not want to come to the light of Jesus?
- Imagine the scene described in Revelation. What stands out?
- What kind of invitation does Jesus present to everyone?
John doesn’t tell us how Nicodemus responded. How would you respond?
*note: some questions were taken from Serendipity New Testament for Groups by Zondervan (InterVarsity Press)