The radical renewal of a person’s inner being by the work of God’s Spirit.
The need for regeneration
Regeneration is a work of God
It originates in God the Father Jn 1:12-13 Regeneration cannot be controlled by human actions or rituals; it is an act of God’s sovereign will.
Regeneration is given to those who believe in Jesus Christ
Baptism is the sign of regeneration
Jn 3:5 Water here is seen by some, though not all, interpreters as a reference to baptism, administered by the church to new converts as a sign of their new birth and their entry into the Christian community. See also Ac 2:38-39; Eph 5:25-26; Tit 3:5
The results of regeneration
Entry into God’s kingdom Jn 3:5
Victory over the world’s sinful pattern of life 1Jn 5:4