“Nicodemus,” Friend, Feb. 2001, 10


    Chapter 14


    Nicodemus was a Pharisee and a ruler of the Jews. Many Pharisees did not believe that Jesus Christ was sent by God. Nicodemus believed that He was because of the miracles He did. John 3:1–2

    Nicodemus visited Jesus one night

    Nicodemus came to talk with the Savior one night. Jesus told him that no one could enter the kingdom of God unless he was born again. John 3:3–5

    Jesus said we must be born again

    Nicodemus did not understand what Jesus meant. How could a person be born again? The Savior explained that He was talking about being born spiritually. To do this, a person must be baptized and receive the Holy Ghost. John 3:5–7

    Jesus said he would die for us

    Jesus explained that Heavenly Father had sent Him to earth to prepare a way for us all to return to Heavenly Father. The Savior testified that He would suffer and die on a cross so that we would be saved if we believed in Him and kept His commandments. John 3:12–17

    If we do what is right, we can live in the kingdom of God

    He said that we need to choose to do those things that are right and to not do things that are wrong. If we do what is right, we will live forever in the kingdom of God. John 3:18–21

    Illustrated by Robert T. Barrett