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.
- The Plan of Satan – to steal, to kill, and to destroy
- The Plan of the Savior – that they might have life
- 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
- The Sovereign can be Found – Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
- The Sinner can Forsake – Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts:
- The Savior can Forgive – and 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
- God’s Passion – How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God!
- God’s Protection – therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
- God’s Presence – They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house;
- God’s Pleasures – and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
- God’s Purpose – For with thee is the fountain of life:
- God’s Path – in 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!
- It Exceeds our Petitions – exceeding abundantly above all that we ask…,
- It Exceeds our Perception – exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think,
- It Exceeds our Power – according 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.