What is Abundant Life?
Sonny, started this line of thought with his observation that most evangelistic methods/techniques that he has seen are all about finding out if the person wants to go to heaven. Sonny’s question then became “Do we serve a God of the living or a God of the dead?” Jesus answered that question even before it was asked. In Mark 12:27 Jesus informed the Sadducees that they are mistaken in their question because God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. So, the diagnostic “When you die, will you go to heaven?” is irrelevent. By preaching the “Good News” after that question is basically asking a person to live their life in anticipation of death. In John chapter 10, Jesus said “I have come that they might have life and have it abundantly.” He didn’t say that He cameso that they couldgo to heaven.
Is this abundant life something that people that are “in theworld” would want? Why or why not? What is abundant life? What are it’s benefits? Has your life been made richer through knowing Jesus? Have you experienced this “abundant life”?