Read: John 3:1-36
Focus Verse: John 3:16For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
This classic verse summarizes the gospel message, and that was what Jesus was aiming to do in His discussions with Nicodemus. Despite being a bright man, Nicodemus was struggling to understand the concept of regeneration. Simply by believing in Jesus, as the Son of God, who died for the world, one would not perish but would have eternal life. This whole gift is rooted in the love the Father had for a fallen people. This is a sacrificial love by a faithful Father.