REBORN AND BRAND NEW
A Gospel Tract Especially for Millennials
(relationship-focused and sprinkled with apologetics)
“Reborn” means what?
During Jesus’ ministry on earth, He spoke to a man named Nicodemus and revealed to him a deep spiritual truth. That great message was meant for all people everywhere: In order to enter heaven someday, we need to be reborn.
“I assure you, unless you are born again [reborn], you can never see the Kingdom of God.”1
Jesus explained to Nicodemus that all people are born physically, yet they also need to be born spiritually. A person’s second birth occurs when they believe and receive Jesus as their personal Savior.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son [Jesus], so that everyone who believes in him will not perish [die] but have eternal life.”2
● How does this concern me? Since all people were born separated from God, we need to be reconciled to Him. We inherited a sinful (self-centered) nature from our original ancestors, Adam and Eve.3 Thus, we are destined for eternal separation unless we get right with holy God.
● What is God’s answer? Jesus Christ, who was sinless, paid the penalty for all our sins. He died by crucifixion at Calvary 2,000 years ago. On the cross He declared, “It is finished!” So out of amazing love, He sacrificed Himself so we could have a relationship with Him, now and forever.4
● But why trust the Bible? It contains 66 books, written over 1,500 years, by 40 different authors, on three continents, yet has perfect harmony and unity. It aligns with history and archaeology. In the 1st century AD, Jesus fulfilled 300 Old Testament messianic prophecies. (For more evidence, see footnote 5.)
A Brand-New Life
At the moment we trust in Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we are miraculously changed. God puts His Spirit in us, and we are new creations in Christ.6 We enter the family of God—not by earning it but by His grace.7
“Those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun!”8
A Spiritual Thirst
Only a relationship with Jesus can satisfy our spiritual thirst to know the living God. Everything else—fame, fortune, power, romance, accomplishments—will cause us to thirst again. Jesus told the woman at the well:
“People soon become thirsty again after drinking this water. But the water I give takes away thirst altogether. It becomes a perpetual spring within them, giving them eternal life.”9
Here’s the Bible’s “Good News” of salvation:
● Our creator God sent His Son—Jesus Christ—to earth.
● Jesus died on a Roman cross for our sins.
● On the third day after He died, He returned to life.
● Today He freely offers every person eternal life.
Jesus Christ laid down His life for you and loves you more deeply than you could ever know. He came to give you “life in all its fullness.”10 And He is knocking at the door of your heart inviting you to begin a wondrous relationship with Him.
Are you down for receiving Jesus right now? If so, let’s go!
“Dear God, thank You for Your great love for me. I do believe the biblical truth that Jesus died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead to give me eternal life. Jesus, please be my Lord and Savior and forgive me of my sins. And Lord, please fill me with Your Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
Walking with the Lord
If you humbly said a prayer to receive Jesus, welcome to the family of God! To grow in your relationship with Jesus, read the Bible and pray regularly (talk to Him as your Friend and Lord). Also, connect to a Bible-teaching church and have meet-ups with other believers who know the joy of walking through life with Christ.
Now that you have spiritual intimacy with God, you can realize life’s greatest fulfillment. May God bless you as you walk step-by-step with Him, born again to new life!
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1John 3:3. 2John 3:16; see also John 1:12. 3Genesis 3 describes the fall of mankind. 4John 17:3. 5See the TWT pamphlet “Is the Bible the Infallible Word of God?” and other apologetics briefs that give solid evidence for the truth of biblical Christianity TrueWayTracts.com. 6Titus 3:4–6. The metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly is a metaphor of a person’s regeneration and new life through the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:4–6). 7Eph. 2:8–9. 82 Cor. 5:17. 9John 4:13–14. 10John 10:10.
Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, IL 60189. All rights reserved.
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