Nicodemus was a Pharisee. That means he was educated, knew the law, studied Scripture, and was an all-around knowledgeable guy. Yet this passage shows him asking a lot of questions! He knew there was something different about Jesus, but when Jesus explained it, he just did not get it. “Born again” is a phrase we throw around in sermons and songs, assuming everyone who hears it understands exactly what it means. As we explain the gospel, let us remember that not everyone looks, sounds and understands like us. May we learn to communicate clearly who Jesus is and why we all need to be born again.'