Our pastor is preaching through the gospel of John, and today the passage was John 3:1-15, the "born again" passage. It was wonderful, of course, learning once again that that we do not choose God, He chooses us and regenerates our hearts before we can begin to love and live for Him. We are in a relatively new church plant with most not being from a reformed background, so even these basic doctrines to us are new to many.
Our next passage will include John 3:16, but he also will not shift to an "Easter" sermon.
Christ Church ARP, NC
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved." Eph. 1:3-6 ESV