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A Journey Through the Gospels

Megan Ochoa

Megan Ochoa


Happy Thursday, y’all! 

The newly married Megan Ochoa here! My handsome husband Nic and I love spending our time serving young adults at The Porch Dallas on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. It's a ministry that the Lord used to bring both of us into a saving relationship with Him! Growing up out of church, I used to strive for my salvation through works and good deeds. I didn't know if it would ever be enough. I now know for certain that I will be in heaven one day! Not by my works, nor by following directions, nor because I have been a “good person,” but because of Jesus!

October 27, 2016


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John 3:1-15

You Must Be Born Again

3:1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus [1] by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again [2] he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. [3] Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You [4] must be born again.’ The wind [5] blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” 10 Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things? 11 Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you [6] do not receive our testimony. 12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. [7] 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. [8] (ESV)


[1] 3:2 Greek him
[2] 3:3 Or from above; the Greek is purposely ambiguous and can mean both again and from above; also verse 7
[3] 3:6 The same Greek word means both wind and spirit
[4] 3:7 The Greek for you is plural here
[5] 3:8 The same Greek word means both wind and spirit
[6] 3:11 The Greek for you is plural here; also four times in verse 12
[7] 3:13 Some manuscripts add who is in heaven
[8] 3:15 Some interpreters hold that the quotation ends at verse 15


John 3:16

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