It’s a Wonderful Life

The Abundant Life

  • Only comes from Jesus (John 10:7-11)
  • Isn’t without problems (John 10:7-11)
  • Leads to satisfaction (John 10:9, John 4:7-14)
    • “Find pasture” with Christ
    • A study of the importance of pastures for cattle shows that a cow that is allowed to roam in the pasture is healthier, happier, and more productive than cows that are pinned in. (see organicprarie.com, the Grass is Greener, Part 2)
    • We are so much better off when we find our source of life from Jesus!
  • Is following/obeying Christ (John 10:3-5)

This Life is not more stuff! It’s more of Jesus!

  • The abundant life is an intimate life with Jesus (John 10:3-5)
  • The abundant life grows as our knowledge of Christ grows (Philippians 3:4-14)

Wrong motivations to get the abundant life

  • This life is not checking off your spiritual to do list just so that you get blessings from God!
    • What’s your motivation??

The Abundant Life is sought after

  • Read Psalms 63:1-8

IBT Worship Service (9/9/18)

“It’s a Wonderful Life”

Pastor Matt Roller

The Abundant Life

  • Only comes from Jesus (John 10:7-11)
  • Isn’t without problems (John 10:7-11)
  • Leads to satisfaction (John 10:9)
    • “Find pasture” with Christ
    • A study of the importance of pastures for cattle shows that a cow that is allowed to roam in the pasture is healthier, happier, and more productive than cows that are pinned in. (see organicprarie.com, the Grass is Greener, Part 2)
    • We are so much better off when we find our source of life from Jesus!
  • Is following/obeying Christ (John 10:3-5)

This Life is not more stuff! It’s more of Jesus!

  • The abundant life is an intimate life with Jesus (John 10:3-5)
  • The abundant life grows as our knowledge of Christ grows (Philippians 3:4-14)

Wrong motivations to get the abundant life

  • This life is not checking off your spiritual to do list just so that you get blessings from God!
    • What your motivation??

The Abundant Life is sought after

Read

Psalms 63:1-8