This is the first of two sermons focusing on the NT idea of what it means to be born from above.  In this passage Jesus meets secretly with a Pharisee named Nicodemus. Jesus talks about the higher spiritual meaning of his teaching.  Jesus tells him that those who are “born from above” can understand what he means.  We are reminded that despite the explosion of knowledge about the world around us during the last fifty years, we serve a God who gives our lives a deeper spiritual meaning, one which cannot be measured or harnessed.