This Bible study uses verses and footnotes from the New Testament Recovery Version. You can find more study topics here.
The word regeneration means “new birth.” Thus, to be regenerated is to be born again, to experience a new birth.
But what is this new birth? Is it merely a religious conversion? Is it to have a change in life through self-improvement, or to experience a new beginning by “turning over a new leaf”?
The New Testament has much to say about the new birth. It shows us clearly what it means to be regenerated, how we can be regenerated, and the result of being regenerated.
The Meaning of Regeneration:
- To be born again is not self-improvement; it is to be born of God with a new life, the life of God: John 1:12–13 and note 132; John 3:1–6 and notes 21, 31, and 62.
- To be born again is to be born of both water and the Spirit of God: John 3:5 and note 52.
- Regeneration is the greatest wonder, the greatest miracle, in the universe: 1 John 2:29 and note 297.
How We Can Be Regenerated:
- We are regenerated by the living and abiding word of God as...