Jesus is life itself. Make Jesus your life!
INTRO – (importance of choosing life, not death… what real life is, etc.)
JESUS IS OUR LIFE – abundant life…
- I AM the resurrection and the LIFE! (John 11:25)
- I AM the way, truth, and LIFE – I AM THE TRUE PATHWAY TO LIFE!
- Life – NOT DEATH!
- The wages of sin is death, BUT the gift of God is ETERNAL LIFE in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
- God has given us ETERNAL LIFE, and this life is in His Son. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have ETERNAL LIFE, (John 5:11-13)
- Jesus is the source of ETERNAL LIFE! (JOHN 17:2,3)
- Whoever believes in Him should not perish but have ETERNAL LIFE…that the world through Him might be SAVED. (John 3:16-17)
- I give them ETERNAL LIFE, and they shall never perish; (John 10:28)
- His command is EVERLASTING LIFE. (John 12:50) His words are spirit and LIFE (John 6:63)
- Believing in Jesus brings LIFE.
- Some reject God’s word through unbelief and are unworthy of eternal life
- Eternal life is for those who by patient continuance in doing good seek glory, honor, and immortality (Romans 2:7)
- Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the TREE OF LIFE, (Revelation 22:14)
THE TREE OF LIFE
- (Review Biblical revelation of the tree of life)
- The TREE of LIFE was in the midst of the garden of Eden
- When Adam and Eve sinned, they were cast out of the garden, so they could not partake of the TREE OF LIFE, and live forever.
- Wisdom is a tree of life – Jesus is made unto us wisdom
- Overcomers are rewarded with fruit from the tree of life (Revelation 2:7)
- The water of life flows from the throne of God and is where the TREE OF LIFE is (Revelation 22:2)
LAY HOLD ON ETERNAL LIFE
- Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on ETERNAL LIFE… (I Timothy 6:12)
- Maintain our hope of eternal LIFE (Titus 1:2)
- Eternal LIFE has been made known to us through Jesus (I John 1:2)
- this is the promise that HE HAS PROMISED US—ETERNAL LIFE. (I John 2:25)
- Those who hate and murder will not be rewarded with eternal life (I John 3:15)
- that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and ETERNAL LIFE. (I John 5:20)
- keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto ETERNAL LIFE. (Jude 1:21)
THE PATHWAY OF LIFE
- The 2 ways – the narrow way & the broad way
- Matthew 7:14 – Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
- Psalm 16:11 – You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
- You have made known to me the ways of life; You will make me full of joy in Your presence.’
- Isaiah 2:3 – He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths.”
For out of Zion shall go forth the law,
And the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
- (baptism) … , even so, we also should WALK in the newness of LIFE.
JESUS IS LIFE!
- JESUS is the Source and Giver of LIFE.
- JESUS is LIFE itself.
- JOHN 1:4 – In Him was LIFE, & the LIFE was the light of men.
- “I am the resurrection and the LIFE. He who believes in Me, though he may die, HE SHALL LIVE.
- Go for JESUS, the LIFE Himself. The world is dead without JESUS!
- Make JESUS your life!!
- NOT JUST LIFE – BUT ABUNDANT LIFE! TRUE LIFE!
- The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have LIFE, and that they may have it MORE ABUNDANTLY. (John 10:10)