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Did you ever watch the reality TV show, Extreme Makeover? Well Jesus, through Holy Spirit, gives us the best, the most extreme makeover ever. From the inside out! Just what we long for: a new relationship with God which gives a brand new identity. It is so extreme that Jesus called it being re-born. Another spiritual influencer named Paul called it being a “new creation.” Not like being a new creation but literally born again, a new and different person!

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Scriptures: (for Spanish and English scriptures open the Holy Spirit Readings above - it is a PDF)

“There was a man named Nicodemus, a Jewish religious leader who was a Pharisee. After dark one evening, he came to speak with Jesus. “Rabbi,” he said, “we all know that God has sent you to teach us. Your miraculous signs are evidence that God is with you.” Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.” “What do you mean?” exclaimed Nicodemus. “How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?””
  John   3 : 1 - 4   NLT  

“So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”
  2 Corinthians   5 : 16 - 17   NLT  

“I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself.”
  Ephesians   1 : 19 - 23   NLT