Life of Abundance
August 14, 2022

Life of Abundance

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Passage: John 10:10
Service Type:

Living a life of Abundance

Theme Scripture: John 10 v 10

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Questions we hope to answer with this sermon

  1. What is a life of Abundance?
  2. How do we life this life of abundance?
  3. Recognising the thief (as in the context of John 10 v 10)

Abundance means ample quantity or relative plentifulness

 

What is success and prosperity according to the Bible.

Joshua 1 v 8

Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

For a long time I believed that the prosperity as stated in Joshua 1 v 8 was referring to getting into Canaan.

Joshua 1 v 3

I have given you every place on which the sole of your foot treads, just as I promised to Moses.

From this verse I learn that Canaan is not prosperity the presence of God is

 

What is a life of abundance?

3 John 1 v 2

 Beloved, I pray that in every way you may succeed and prosper and be in good health [physically], just as [I know] your soul prospers [spiritually]. For I was greatly pleased when [some of the] brothers came [from time to time] and testified to your [faithfulness to the] truth [of the gospel message], that is, how you are walking in truth. I have no greater joy than this, to hear that my [spiritual] children are living [their lives] in the truth.

The are many facets that make up our life. Our health, wealth, Spiritual growth, relationships abundance is having every aspect of our life grow as intended by God. Doing well (well as in what God wants) in each of these facets is abundance.

 

 

 

 

How to live a live of abundance?

John 9 v 39

And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

Value is determined by belief or perception. Is Christ enough to give you all you desire?

Abundance is not function of what we do but rather a function of grace. We to let go and let God

John 10 v 4

When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.

 

What Abundance looks like

Colossians 3 v 1-2 : set your mind on things above, having ample quantity of things above, canal eyes can not see success.

Psalm 127 v 1 – 2

Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

John 14 v 27

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

 

So What?

Stop settling for what is less, close your eyes and listen to the voice of your shepherd.

Train to win this race by meditating on the Word of God day and night

Pray without ceasing

Who is the Thief?

2 Corinthians 10 v 3 - 5

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

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