Introduction: Do You Want More?
In John 10:10, Jesus says, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
Okay, now, let me ask this: How many of us really feel we are living our lives to the fullest? Lives that matter? Eternally-effective lives? I’m going to suspect most of us are just hoping to make it through the day so that we can fall exhausted into bed at night and then wake up tomorrow and do it all over again. We are overloaded, stretched-thin, and ready to break ... or we’re just plain bored. We feel alone, unimportant, fruitless, and overlooked. We go through the motions each day without any sense of deep joy or satisfaction or accomplishment. Does anything we do really matter? Is there more to life than this? Where is this abundant life we were promised, the love, peace, and joy? What does a “full life” even look like?