Important Life Questions: How Does a Person Enter God's Family?

Read John 3:1-21 and Revelation 3:20


  1. What does Nicodemus believe about Jesus?
  2. Why do you think he came to see Jesus? Why at night?
  3. How does Jesus respond to Nicodemus?
  4. How does Jesus say you can see God’s kingdom?
  5. What is Nicodemus’ response to the idea of being born again? What would you say?
  6. What ideas of birth are Jesus and Nicodemus thinking of? What are their differences?
  7. What point is Jesus making by comparing the spirit to the wind?
  8. Who gives the second birth?
  9. What claim is Jesus making about himself?
  10. What is the purpose of God’s son in the world?
  11. The story of the snake in the wilderness is from Number 31:4-9. When was Jesus lifted up like the snake?
  12. What was the role of the snake in the desert? How is Jesus serving a similar role?
  13. What stands out to you about God and what he wants from us?
  14. What kind of life do those who are “born again” have?
  15. How much does God love you, according to this passage?
  16. 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?
  17. Imagine the scene described in Revelation. What stands out?
  18. 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)

Scriptures Referenced

John 3:1-21
Revelation 3:20-20