On Sunday, July 31 at 11:00 AM the message "Rebirth" was given by Minister Christine Lee at Gratia Community Church in Sioux Falls, SD. This message was taken from John 3:1-6, Matthew 12:46-50, 11:11, John 3:13, 8:23, 17:16 and 2 Corinthians 5:17.
Another one of the most important doctrines for the believer is found in this rare conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus. Jesus talks about the absolute necessity of being born again. Like Nicodemus, most people have no understanding of what this means.
Christine explained this second birth is a birth of the spirit or the inner man into God's family. This is about having an identity as being sons of God. The other passages give examples of those that are born again and how they can tell. Once born again believers are no longer of this earth or of this world but are new creatures in Christ.
Prayers were held for the needs of the members including primarily the finding of jobs. Gloria returned after recovering from her bicycle accident. Linda joined them as her mom is seriously ill in the nursing home.
After reflection and sharing everyone had lunch and fellowship in the conference room.