Jesus My Light

Seeking By Night

Three Angels Broadcasting Network

Program transcript



Series Code: JML

Program Code: JML210012S

00:01 ♪ ♪
00:06 When my heart begins to fear, He is my Light.
00:09 I can smile for He is near, Jesus my Light.
00:14 When I'm blue and feeling sad, He is my Light.
00:19 He reminds me I can be glad, Jesus my Light.
00:23 He is the Light, yes, Jesus my Light.
00:29 In Him is no darkness, in Him is no night.
00:32 Wherever He leads me, He makes my way bright.
00:37 I'll shine for Jesus, Jesus my Light.
00:43 Here comes Aunt Francine.
00:44 Hey kids, How are you? Oh I'm glad to see you today.
00:50 Oh, hey. It's so wonderful to be in our tree house to learn about
00:57 Jesus. And we'd like to welcome you at home. Welcome to Jesus my
01:03 Light. I'm Aunt Francine and this is little Ginger. And she
01:06 likes learning a little bit about Jesus too. I really think
01:09 she knows a little bit. But today we're going to talk about
01:11 a special person that Jesus spent some time with.
01:16 He thought he was kind of going incognito and going behind in
01:20 the dark. But you know what? Jesus knows your heart and He
01:24 wants to invite you to follow Him. And that reminds me that He
01:28 can help us always and is able to do anything that we can learn
01:34 from Him. Are you ready to learn from Jesus? Yeah! Yes! He's able
01:38 to turn your life around and make it so much better. That
01:42 reminds me of a song He's Able. Would you like to sing it with
01:46 us? Yeah! Yes! Yes let's go. ♪ ♪
02:36 Thank you, that was wonderful. God is able to carry you through
02:42 anything. There's nothing that Jesus hasn't gone through and He
02:46 knows what you need before you can even ask. So trust Him and
02:51 pray that He can help you through anything. Are you ready
02:54 for our Bible story? Yeah! Yes!
03:00 Well it was near the end of the day and Jesus does what He
03:04 normally does. Where do you think He was going? Up on the
03:10 mountain to pray to His heavenly Father. He was on the Mountain
03:13 of Olives and there He was going to pray. And there somebody
03:20 comes quietly over. After all he was a notable man and everybody
03:26 knew him in the city and knew that he was righteous man.
03:31 And he was one of the priests. And he likely saw Jesus doing
03:35 wonderful things. And he probably even saw Him, Jesus,
03:40 in the temple while he was there And so, Nicodemus is now very
03:45 curious to find out who Jesus is He was searching for truth.
03:50 I hope that you're searching for truth, because we can find out
03:53 so much in our Bible when we read it. And you know he's there
03:59 and he has this curiosity. He wants to find out who this Jesus
04:02 is, a little bit more about Him and so he was searching for that
04:05 truth. And Jesus was talking about being born again. Do you
04:10 know what that means, being born again? What does that mean?
04:14 And Nicodemus was like well of course Jesus is not talking
04:18 about going back into my mommy's tummy. Jesus must be talking
04:21 about something else but I don't understand.
04:23 Does that mean baptism?
04:25 He's talking about being born in the Holy Spirit, you're right.
04:29 And then Jesus is talking about the Holy Spirit. And can you see
04:33 the wind? You know, can you see the wind? No, but you can see
04:37 the effects of the wind, right? Can you see wind? Really, How?
04:42 I mean when wind chimes blow you can see it blowing but you don't
04:47 usually see the wind. And so Jesus is saying, Well the Holy
04:52 Spirit comes where it pleases. And you know what? Nicodemus
04:56 didn't necessarily change his heart right away. But in time,
05:01 as time was going on, he was influencing the other priests
05:06 and he was saying, You know what let's do this; Oh let's give it
05:10 some time; let's learn more about this Jesus. And so he
05:14 would constantly...the Holy Spirit kept working on his heart
05:18 really working on his heart. And the more he was seeing Jesus
05:22 and I think he wanted to follow Jesus more and more. He wanted
05:25 to learn truth. And I think since he was reading his Bible
05:30 he was saying Jesus has got to be the Savior of the world.
05:33 I know it. And as time went on you know what, he dedicated his
05:39 whole life to Jesus. The Holy Spirit was working on him and it
05:44 even took several years and even after Jesus's death we find out
05:47 that he likely sold all his possessions and gave it to those
05:53 that needed it most. Wow! Jesus saw Nicodemus's heart. Don't you
05:59 want Jesus to search your heart Yeah! and have that friendship
06:03 with you? He wants to have that personal relationship with you.
06:07 If you just open up your heart to Jesus. He wants you to spend
06:13 time learning about His love. And so you know, that gives me
06:17 some hope because Jesus was always about helping others.
06:20 Don't you like helping others? Yeah! How do you feel when you
06:24 help others. Good. Do you feel good? Yeah. Yeah you feel
06:28 wonderful and you know what Jesus was all about helping.
06:31 And so He was looking on the inside of the heart. It wasn't
06:34 what other appearances...and He Jesus was very sensitive to
06:40 Nicodemus. He was very sensitive to Nicodemus because He knew
06:43 that Nicodemus was trying to hide in the darkness and didn't
06:47 want the other priests to know what was happening. But you know
06:52 what? Jesus honored his wishes and still let the Holy Spirit
06:56 work with him. Do you want to have the Holy Spirit work with
07:00 you. Yeah! Yes! I hope so. It's very important that we can use
07:05 that. And can God trust you to be helpful. Are there times when
07:10 you see somebody in need and can lend a hand? Yeah! Yes!
07:15 Sometimes there could be an old person next to you in the
07:17 neighborhood and you can say I can shovel your driveway or here
07:21 let me help you carry the groceries. Don't even wait for
07:25 your mom to say...Say mom I'll set the table for you today.
07:29 Don't wait for your mom to ask for your help. Find that need
07:32 and be helpful. And that's exactly what Jesus knew. He knew
07:36 it was more than just the curiosity that Nicodemus had.
07:40 He knew He had to reach his heart and that's where Jesus can
07:44 depend on you to be helpful. Can you do that? Yeah. Are you
07:50 interested in knowing about another animal? Would you like
07:53 to come around. Here are animals Okay. Here's the animals...Do
08:02 you like dolphins? Dolphins have been known to help others. But
08:05 there's time when a dolphin even goes to somebody like in
08:08 Hawaii and they have a net wrapped around its snout and
08:12 ask for help. So they know when to be helpful and to keep the
08:18 sharks away, they come play with swimmers that are in danger when
08:22 there are sharks around. But there's other times that these
08:26 dolphins also ask for help. Do you know who you can ask for
08:30 help? Jesus. Who can help you? You're right. So we need to
08:34 be...Let's look at our Bible scene. I want to be like
08:39 Nicodemus. I want to have my heart open and learn from Jesus.
08:44 ♪ ♪
08:57 Rabbi, Rabbi. ♪ ♪
09:06 We know that you're a teacher come from God, for no one can do
09:08 these signs unless God is with him.
09:11 Most assuredly I say unto you, unless one man is born again
09:16 he cannot see the kingdom of God
09:18 How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time
09:23 in his mother's womb and be born
09:25 Most assuredly I say unto you, Unless one is born of the Spirit
09:30 and the water he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which
09:34 is born of the flesh is flesh and which is born of the Spirit
09:39 is Spirit. Do not marvel at this You must be born again. The wind
09:46 blows where it wishes and you cannot tell where it's coming
09:50 from or where it is going. So is everyone who is born of the
09:54 Spirit.
09:56 How can this be.
09:57 Aren't you the teacher of Israel How do you not know these things?
10:01 Most assuredly I say unto you we speak what we know and
10:06 testify what we have seen. And you don't want to receive our
10:11 heavenly witness. If I have told you earthly things and you would
10:15 not believe how when I tell you heavenly things? No one has
10:19 ascended to heaven but the Son of Man who has come down from
10:24 heaven. As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness even
10:28 so must the Son of Man be lifted up that whoever believes in Him
10:34 shall not perish but have everlasting life. For God so
10:40 loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever
10:46 believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. For
10:53 God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world
10:56 but the world through Him might be saved.
11:01 Nicodemus was searching and he wanted to find Jesus. Do you
11:07 want to find Jesus? Yeah! Yes! And he said, Most assuredly. Do
11:10 you know what most assuredly means? It means for certain.
11:15 We know for certain that Jesus reigns in our hearts. So are you
11:20 ready for some Bible questions? Yeah! Yes! All right let's see
11:25 if you were paying attention at home too. Okay here we go.
11:30 On which mountain did Nicodemus find Jesus? Was it A - Zion;
11:38 B - Sinai; or C - Mt. of Olives.
11:42 Which one is it. C! Did you get it. C! C - Mt. Olives. How about
11:46 question number two. What does assuredly mean? A - For certain;
11:52 B - It might not happen; or C - I'm not sure. A. A is for
12:03 certain. What did Jesus compare the Holy Spirit to? A - Fields
12:08 of grass; B - The sea; or C - The wind. C! How about you, did
12:15 you get it at home? If you said C - The Wind, you're right. It
12:21 doesn't matter. We can't judge other people can we? Can we see
12:24 the Holy Spirit is working on somebody's heart? No. It's not
12:27 our business to worry about what somebody else is doing. All you
12:30 need to do is to share who Jesus is. Are you willing to do that?
12:35 Are you willing to share who Jesus is and share the love of
12:39 Him and be as helpful as you can? Whether it's at school in
12:45 helping your teacher or maybe it's your parents. No matter
12:49 what can Jesus depend on you to be helpful? Yeah, Yes. Yes. And
12:54 search for ways that you can find to be helpful because you
12:57 know sometimes people might not say that they need help. But
13:02 sometimes you can look in their eyes or see somebody crying. And
13:07 can you give an encouraging word sometimes? Yeah Mm-muh. Yeah can
13:11 we depend on you to do that too? Yeah. We want to live for Jesus
13:15 in everything that we do. Are you willing to live for Jesus
13:20 today? I hope so. And you can read more about this story in
13:24 John 3 verses 1-21. Jesus loves you and wants you to spend time
13:30 with Him. Can you do that for us today. Yeah! I hope you'll
13:34 join us next time for Jesus My Light.
13:36 ♪ ♪


Revised 2022-05-17