Born Again: Belief and Incarnation

A Homily for the Fourth Sunday in Lent

Texts: Ephesians 2:1-10; St. John 3:14-21

Grace to you and Peace from God our Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, who has called us to be born again. Amen.

John 3:16 — this is sort of THE Bible passage for our culture, isn’t it?

How many of you were expected to memorize this at some point growing up? I know I was — it was almost a rite of passage in youth group. And how many of you still have it memorized? In that way, it’s sort of up there with the Ten Commandments.

How many of you have received a tract or a pamphlet with this verse in it? Or seen it on a bumper sticker? On a billboard? A t-shirt? On a sign at a sporting event?

It’s everywhere, isn’t it?  Continue reading “Born Again: Belief and Incarnation”