Presentation on theme: "‘Life in all its fullness ’ What does Jesus mean by a full life? There’s no room for more Capacity has been reached Nothing is lacking ‘The Lord."— Presentation transcript:
‘Life in all its fullness ’ What does Jesus mean by a full life? There’s no room for more Capacity has been reached Nothing is lacking ‘The Lord is my shepherd-I shall not be in want’ Psalm 23
The cross was a complete work “It is finished!” ‘And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.’ Colossians 2:15 ‘So it is written: "The first man Adam became a living being"; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.’ Corinthians 15:45 Every benefit lost to Man at Eden was restored as a direct consequence of Jesus’ sacrificial death and resurrection.
Approach the Promiser as.. Sons of the living God Holy and dearly loved by God Co-heirs with Christ “Everything I have is yours’ Luke 15:31
How do we lay hold of everything that Jesus has secured for us by his death? FAITH Faith is the mechanism which God has instituted to connect us with Him and His blessings
What has been restored?
FORGIVENESS ‘In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.’ Ephesians 1:7 – 8 Not guilty Accepted A people belonging to God A saint
HEALING ‘He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.’ 1 Peter 2:24 Heals all your diseases Believers believe! Salvation=healing
PEACE “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 Peace with God God’s manifest peace in our experience Keep our minds fixed on Jesus
A NEW CREATION ‘Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!’ 2 Corinthians 5:17 We have died and been buried with Christ Old hurts, sin, rejection have been dealt with by Jesus Receive by faith the benefits of the new life that Jesus wants to impart to us
AUTHORITY “And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.“ Mark 16:17 – 18 Not called to passivity Jesus handed His authority to us Called to enforce Jesus’ victory Stand against every work of the enemy
PROVISION ‘The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.’ Psalm 23:1 Disposition of dependency upon God Be a giver Give to God
PURPOSE ‘For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ Jeremiah 29:11 We are incorporated in God’s purposes We each have a calling on our lives God has wonderful and exciting things lined up for us all
POWER ‘When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.’ Acts 2:1-4 Peter’s life was revolutionised by the Holy Spirit So can ours be!
‘The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.’ John10:10
Heavenly Father, We ask that you will forgive us for any way that we have not hungered after the fullness of life that you have secured for us by the death and resurrection of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. Forgive us also when we have not sought after Jesus with all of our being. We repent of these sins and ask that you will set within us a heart that is not satisfied with second best. Lord, we determine not only to avail ourselves of all that you have laid hold of for us but we now make a decision to make ourselves wholly available to you. We ask this in and through the name of Jesus Christ. Amen