The Northfield

  2535 Shore Road

  Northfield, NJ 08225

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Church of Christ

03/06/2008

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The Abundant Life


"I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly" (John 10:10).

Through our belief and obedience, eternal life is a gift that God has provided to mankind through His Son. It appears however that Jesus promises us more here. He says that he (us) may "have it abundantly." Not only do all of as Christians have the promise of eternal life, but an abundant life.

Abundant life is the life of Christ filling us to overflowing in every area of our lives that are important. Any lack is not on His part in giving but in ours in possessing. God intends that this abundant life be a part of our everyday experience as His children. As the life of Jesus is made real in us it will be reflected in all parts of our life. Our speech will be seasoned with how He would want us to speak. Our walk will be in the paths that He would have us walk. Where we go, what we do, how we react to situations that confront us, will all be in accordance with what He would want for us.

The life of Christ is available to us for every need. If it is patience we need, His supply is there. If we need peace, it is in Him. He has an abundant suupply of joy for each of us if that is what we lack. This abundant life can provide the power to overcome hatred, jealously, or selfishness. It can give us the strength to face disappointment or heartache.

The abundant life is for all of as His children. He has plenty for each of us to enjoy the abundant life day by day. As we are filled, we may fill others. It is not our overwork but our overflow that blesses others. Let us serve with the knowledge that Jesus said, "just as the Son of man did not come to be served but to serve" (Matt. 20:28). Our service is just giving part of the abundance that has been shared with us by the Lord.

Have a great day....Make a difference....Love mark Phil. 4:11

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