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“Embracing Change To Experience Life!

John 10:10
John 10:10….

“The thief comes only


to steal and kill and destroy;
I have come that they may
have life, and have it
to the full.”
(NIV)
Our world is full of
UNHAPPY and
DISSATISFIED people.
Everybody has
an answer!
The Bible says this in
Proverbs 14:12….

“There is a way that


seems right to a man,
but in the end
it leads to death.”
(NIV)
John 10:10….

“The thief comes only


to steal and kill and destroy;
I have come that they may
have life, and have it
to the full.”
(NIV)
What did Jesus mean
when He said that
we can have
“life to the full?”
A good dictionary will define
the word
“FULL”

“complete, perfect, being


at the highest or greatest
degree, the maximum.”
It would mean
“a life that is complete,
not lacking in
anything essential.”

…. successful, superior,
having an abundance
of quality and life!
Jesus also came
to give us an
Why are so many Christians not
living life to the full?
…. because they don’t know
what it is!
Jesus said….
I have come that they
may have life, and
have it to the full.”
A) Abundant Living
Is A Life That Is Filled With
The Things That Are Good
For Us

The ABUNDANT LIFE


is full of all the things money
can’t buy.
James 1:17….

“Every good and perfect gift


is from above, coming down
from the Father of the
heavenly lights, who does
not change like shifting
shadows.” (NIV)
James 4:2….

“… You do not have,


because you do not
ask God.”
(NIV)
B) The Abundant Life
Is Free From The Things
That Are Bad For Us

GOD CAN REMOVE


all these negative
characteristics from a
person’s life.
1 Corinthians 6:11….

“And this is what some of


you were. But you were
washed, you were sanctified,
you were justified in the
name of the Lord Jesus
Christ and by the Spirit
of our God.” (NIV)
Everyone who does not have
Jesus in his life,
will not be able to experience
true
John 8:24….
“…unless we believe in Him,
we will all die in our sins.”
(NIV)
a non-Christian experience
– limited in quality
and is temporary.
Anyone without the
saving grace of Jesus,
is SPIRITUALLY DEAD.

A person cannot live an


“ABUNDANT LIFE”
if they are spiritually dead.
Ephesians 2:4,5….

“ (v.4) ... God, who is rich


in mercy, (v.5) made us
alive with Christ even
when we were dead in
transgressions….”
(NIV)
1 Timothy 6:17….

“….God, who richly


provides us with
everything for
our enjoyment.”
(NIV)
It is God’s desire that
Luke 16:15….

“What is highly valued


among men is detestable
in God’s sight.”
(NIV)
The "ABUNDANT LIFE" means
that there is an abundance of
something.

… referring to LIFE ITSELF.


… getting the most out of
life.
… living life to the fullest.
Matthew 6:25….

“ ...do not worry about our


life, what we will eat
or drink, and
what we will wear.”
(NIV)
If we allow ourselves to
remain preoccupied with what
we consider to be basic
necessities, we
will not be able to enjoy
What Abundant Life
Is NOT?

1) It is NOT necessarily a
life of
comfort and ease
James 1:2….

“Consider it pure joy, my


brothers, whenever you
face trials of many kinds.”
(NIV)
2) It is NOT dependent on
outside circumstances
3) It is NOT glamorous or
outwardly impressive
Matthew 7:13….

“Enter through the narrow


gate. For wide is the gate
and broad is the road that
leads to destruction, and
many enter through it.”
(NIV)
4) It is NOT necessarily
obtained quickly
5) It is NOT
easy to obtain
There is no
magic formula.
God graciously gives it
to all who seek it.
Matthew 7:7–9….

“ (v.7) Ask and it will be given


to you; seek and you will
find; knock and the door will
be opened to you. (v.8) For
everyone who asks receives;
he who seeks finds; ….
Matthew 7:7–9….

…. and to him who knocks,


the door will be opened.
(v.9) ‘Which of you, if his son
asks for bread,
will give him a stone?’ ”
(NIV)
Matthew 7:11….

“If you ... know how to give


good gifts to your children,
how much more will your
Father in heaven give good
gifts to those who ask him.”
(NIV)