Life More Abundantly – 4/16/17 AM

Life More Abundantly

John 10:10 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.

  1. The Plan of Satan – to steal, to kill, and to destroy
  2. The Plan of the Savior – that they might have life
  3. The Provision of the Savior – life more abundantly

Today we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is essential that we understand that if Jesus had not risen from the dead, we would be of all men most miserable.

It would have been impossible for us to have life, much less life more abundantly if Christ be not risen!

  • I Cor. 15:17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.


 I. It is Abundant in its Forgiveness – Isaiah 55:6, 7

  1. The Sovereign can be FoundSeek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
  2. The Sinner can ForsakeLet the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts:
  3. The Savior can Forgiveand he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon


II. It is Abundant in its Furnishings – Psalm 36:7

  1. God’s PassionHow excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God!
  2. God’s Protectiontherefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
  3. God’s PresenceThey shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house;
  4. God’s Pleasuresand thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
  5. God’s PurposeFor with thee is the fountain of life:
  6. God’s Pathin thy light shall we see light.


III. It is Abundant in its Future – Ephesians 3:20

As the songwriter so eloquently said it: Because He lives, I can face tomorrow! Because He lives, all fear is gone. Because I know who holds the future, and life is worth the living just because He lives!

Without the resurrection, there would be no future for us.

But because of the Resurrection, we have not only a future, but we have an abundant future!

  1. It Exceeds our Petitionsexceeding abundantly above all that we ask…,
  2. It Exceeds our Perceptionexceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think,
  3. It Exceeds our Poweraccording to the power that worketh in us,

The power that worketh in us is the same power that raised Jesus from the dead.

If He be not risen, we would have no power at all working in us.

And it is according to that power that He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think.