Apr 042012
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Abundant Life

In John 10:7-10 Jesus makes a powerful statement about life:

  Therefore Jesus said again, “I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep.  All who ever came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.  I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture.  The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. 

The phrase “to the full” has also been translated “more abundantly” and this leads to the important understanding that Jesus has come to give us abundant life. As we examine Jesus’ lifestyle it also becomes apparent that he expected his followers to be a  community – praying for them to be one just as he and the Father are one (John 17:20-23). In other words, the abundant life we have in Jesus includes our relationships with other believers.  If our lifestyles diminish our relationships then we won’t experience life as abundantly as we ought to.

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Jun 102006
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Is your relationship with God satisfying to you? How about:

  • your spiritual life
  • your church life
  • your home life
  • your job/school
  • your hopes and dreams

Do these pieces of your life fit together in a way that makes sense, or are you running around juggling too many balls and trying to keep everything from hitting the ground? Have you ever had to choose between doing “church work” and having a “sane”, manageable life?

At Life Church you’ll meet people who understand what you’ve been through. We want to help you live a rich and balanced life in partnership with like-minded believers. Our pastoral staff specializes in helping you find God’s plan to integrate the diverse pieces of your life.

Come and check us out!

Jun 102006
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Do you know God’s will for your life?

Do you know the next steps to take to see God’s will for your life fulfilled?

Do you need help overcoming obstacles that stand in the way of your spiritual destiny?

In Matthew 9:35-38 the Bible says:

Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

Jesus was sensitive to those who were “harassed and helpless”. He knew that they needed a shepherd or pastor to provide them with guidance and protection. To meet this need, Jesus trained leaders and sent them out to serve his people. This biblical role of pastor or shepherd is the same today, but sadly, many Christians never experience it. Many who sit in church Sunday after Sunday hear entertaining preaching but never receive the guidance they need to become what God wants them to be.

If this has been your experience and you’re ready for a change, come to Life Church. We’ll teach you how to really know God and how to fulfill his purpose for your life! We’ll also teach you how to work together with other believers to transform your community and your world!
Come and experience God doing a new thing in your life!