Nicodemus Comes to Jesus

To Remember: Baptism (being born again) is necessary for salvation


  • Baptism: immersion in water for forgiveness

Lesson - Read John 3:1-6; 16

Nicodemus was a Jewish leader who had seen the miracles Jesus had done. He believed that Jesus had the power and approval of God, but was afraid to be seen with Jesus in daylight. He came to the Lord at night instead. Jesus told him that in order to see God, one must be born again. Nicodemus did not understand. How could a grown man or woman become a baby again? He was thinking physically. Jesus was talking about spiritual rebirth.

Being born again, in water, means baptism. It means you get a fresh start, a new life, and forgiveness of sins.

True and False

  1. Nicodemus believed that Jesus was from God.  T

  2. Jesus said we all have to be babies again.  F

  3. Baptism makes one spiritually pure.   T

  4. One has to be baptized every time one sins.   F


  • Color bookmark with John 3:16 on it. Read and discuss the verse.

Sing Jesus loves me, this I know and Jesus Loves the Little Children

Memory Work:

John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except one be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God!

Tic Tac Toe or other review game

  1. Was Nicodemus a Jew? Yes

  2. What time of day did Nicodemus come to see Jesus? Night

  3. What proved to Nicodemus that God sent Jesus? Jesus' miracles

  4. Jesus said one had to be ____ to see God's kingdom? Born Again

  5. What did Nicodemus think Jesus meant by born again? Become a baby again

  6. Jesus explained that he meant ____? Baptized

  7. When one is baptized, his sins are _______. Forgiven

  8. Why did God send Jesus to earth? He loves us

  9. Does God want anyone to perish? No

  10. Name one thing that you must do to be saved. Hear, Believe, Repent, Confess, Be Baptized, Live Righteously

  11. Name another. Hear, Believe, Repent, Confess, Be Baptized, Live Righteously

  12. Why did Jesus heal the sick? Prove His message was true, also he cared for the ill

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