Great Sermon! Thanks you so much for your message. I have learned a tremendous thing about being forgiven and being set free. And how this fact can enable us to give freely our time, talent and everything to God. More power to you pastor!!
To the contrary, you are dead and reveal it by refusing to believe that God chose and had mercy on you. Rejecting electing love proves man's depravity, for a few verses down, you see that we are born again, not by human will power or heritage, but by God. You cannot read the book of John and believe free will, unless you chose to stay blind to the Light. The true light of conscience won't save you, but the Light of revelation in the power of the Spirit... so that you actually believe... will.