Life! What a Name, the Son of God to proclaim.
Life! Abundantly! Sin forgiven, now we are free.
Life! Old man dead, Christ our Life is now our Head.
Life! Victory! Resurrection certainty.
Life! Eternity! We with God will ever be.
At the beginning of John’s gospel in verse 4 he stated, “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” In John 3 Jesus said that those who believed in Him were being “born again” and would have everlasting life. In John 4 Jesus told the woman at the well that He could offer her living water unto everlasting life. In John 5 Jesus said that He had life in Himself. In John 6 Jesus said that He was the Bread of Life. In John 8 Jesus said that He offered the light of life. In John 10 Jesus said that He came to give life abundantly. In John 11 Jesus said that He was the resurrection and the life. In John 14 Jesus said that He was the way, the truth and the life. In John 17 Jesus said that eternal life was knowing the Father and the Son. In John 20 John concluded his gospel by saying that all these things were written that people might believe in Jesus Christ and have life through His name.
Life is pretty important stuff. Scientists who deny Christ spend billions of dollars to find the source of life. They could buy a lot of Bibles to distribute to a lot of lost people with those billions of dollars and then everyone would know the source of life. All things, the Bible says, were made by Him. He is the life.
Life is pretty important stuff. We spend billions of dollars each year to learn how to extend life for a year or two. That money could be spent preaching the word of God so that millions could learn how to extend life for eternity. Jesus is everlasting life.
Life is pretty important stuff. We spend billions every year preparing for the life we will lead for the next 30 or 40 years. During that time we will actually change professions a half dozen times and forget half or more of what we were supposed to learn to do the thing we set out to do. That money could be spent to train people how to do something that will last forever. Jesus told His disciples to bear fruit for Him and that the fruit they bore would remain for eternity.
Life! What we most want in it is joy, peace, fulfillment and a lasting effect. That is what we find in life in Jesus Christ.
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