John 3:1-8

There are a lot of ideas in the religious world about how people get to Heaven. Some say it is based on your deeds. Some say it is based on your beliefs. Still others say it is based on your connections; being part of the right organization, or knowing the right people. But according to Jesus, human beings CANNOT qualify for Heaven at all; we must be "born again" or "born above." To try to qualify to live in Heaven is as strange as trying to qualify to live at the bottom of the ocean, or in outer space. We simply weren't made for it. We need to be re-generated - re-constituted. This message highlights this idea, based on Jesus' conversation with Nicodemus in John 3. (HOW one can be born again will be the topic of NEXT Sunday!)