The New Birth

When Were The Disciples Born Again?

Pastor John Clark, Sr's bible study on the spiritual condition of the disciples - according to Jesus' own words - before the day of Pentecost. Knowing their condition helps us to understand that they were not born again until they were baptized with the holy spirit.

Suggested Further Reading

Repentance is required in order to be born again. These articles will help you understand what repentance is and what you must do to please God.
The Receipt
Repentance - Come or Go?
Seven Humble Comments & Seven Arrogant Questions, #5
Whatever It Is
Praying Versus Repenting
Satan's Favorite Scriptures #4 - Rom 10:9

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New Birth Teaching Series

"You must be born again"

Three hours of audio teaching (transcript available) from Pastor John Clark, Sr. on the subject of the "New Birth". New Birth CD set, 3 hours of wonderful teachingWhen is a person born again and how do you know? The Bible contains clear revelation from God about when a person is born again. Learn what had to occur before the new birth was available to man. Listen as Pastor John covers these topics and more:
  • What Jesus had to do before the New Birth was available.
  • When were the disciples born again?
  • The spiritual condition of the disciples before Pentecost.
  • The promise of the Father.
  • Do you receive the Spirit before being baptized with it?
  • What did Jesus mean by "born again"?
  • The spirit of Antichrist.
  • What must I do to be born again?
This is perhaps the most important issue for a person to understand.

Have you been born again?

Thought for the Evening

What Happens At The New Birth, Part One

The experience that Jesus called being "born again" is so great that it cannot be described fully in just a few words. In just the same way that Jesus has a hundred different descriptive titles, such as Savior, Master, Lord, Prince of Peace, etc., so, his very deeds are so full of meaning that many words are needed to fully describe them. Here is a list of what the Bible says happens to us the moment we are "born again". If you can think of any others, please send them in.

1. We receive the Spirit (Rom. 8:9)
2. We are baptized in spirit (Acts 1:5)
3. God speaks through us with "other tongues" or with "stammering lips" (Isa. 28:11; 1Cor. 14:21-22)
4. God becomes our Father (Rom. 8:15; Gal. 4:6)
5. We become children of God (1Jn. 3:1)
6. We are adopted into the family of God (Rom. 8:15; Gal. 4:5)
7. We are made joint-heirs with Christ (Rom. 8:17)
8. Our sins are washed away (Acts 22:16)
9. We enter into Christ (Gal. 3:27)
10. Christ enters into us (Jn. 14:23)
11. We are made "new creatures" (2Cor. 5:17)
12. Our souls are redeemed (Rev. 5:9; Tit. 2:14)
13. We become members of the body of Christ (1Cor. 12:13)
14. We are circumcised in our heart (Rom. 2:28-29; Col. 2:11)
15. We are both buried with Christ and risen with him (Col. 2:12)
16. Our old nature is crucified (Rom. 6:6; Gal. 2:20)
17. We are sanctified (Jn. 17:17, 19; 1Cor. 6:11; Heb. 13:12; 2Thes. 2:13)
18. We drink the blood of Christ (Jn. 6:54-56, 63; 1Cor. 12:13)
19. We begin to have communion with God (1Cor 10:16-17; 2Cor. 13:14)
20. We are justified (Rom. 5:9)
21. We are grafted into the vineyard of God (Jn. 15:5; Rom. 11:17-24)
22. We are made a part of "the Israel of God" (Gal. 6:16)
23. We are made a part of God's royal priesthood (1Pet. 2:9 ; Rev. 1:6)
24. We are given a new past (2Cor. 5:17)
25. We are given hope of eternal life (Col. 1:27)
26. We are given the promise of salvation in the end (Rom. 4:13-16)
27. We are made able to call upon God (Zeph. 3:9)
28. We are given access to God (Eph. 2:18)
29. God's law is written in our heart (Heb. 8:8-10)
30. God's love is "shed abroad in our hearts" (Rom. 5:5)
31. We are made witnesses of God (Acts 1:8)
32. We enter into the kingdom of God (Mt. 18:1-3; Rom. 14:17; Col. 1:13)
33. We are made partakers of Christ (1Cor. 10:17)
34. We are made alive to God (Rom. 6:11-13; Jn. 10:10)
35. We are made dead to sin (Rom. 6:11; Rom. 7:4; Rom. 8:10)
36. We become partakers of God's divine nature (2 Pet. 1:4)
37. We are refreshed in spirit (Isa. 28:12; Acts 3:19)
38. We are converted (Mt. 18:3; Lk 22:32)
39. We are made one with other saints (Eph. 4:3; Jn. 17:20-21)
40. We are made "gods" (Ps. 82:6-7; Jn. 10:34-35)
41. We are delivered from the power of darkness (Col. 1:13)