Many messages have been preached on John 10:10 telling of the great
prosperity that God wants us to have. Even though God wants to bless His
people there is more to this message of Abundant Life than just a lot of
money. We have Jesus points out who tries to keep us from having the
Abundant Life in Christ. In this sermon outline we list some of the
message Jesus is wanting us know that we may be partakers of His
Abundant Life today.
- John 10:9-11 (KJV) 9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he
shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 10 The thief
cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come
that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the
I. To have abundant life you must know the giver of abundant life.
A. The giver is Jesus, our Lord.
B. He is the Door that leads to the abundant life.
C. We must enter this living door by faith. Ephesians 2:8-9 (KJV) 8 For
by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is
the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
1. God does not push or force us through the Living Door,
2. When we do enter in and receive Him as our own personal
Saviour, we are saved.
3. After salvation we keep going through Him to find pasture.
To find blessing and answer to our prayers, because Jesus then becomes
our intercessor, advocate, high priest and lawyer interceding for us to
the Father. 1 Timothy 2:5 (KJV) For there is one God, and one mediator
between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
II. Jesus then tells us what the thief who is the devil tries to do.
A. The devil tries to steal the Word from us and keep us from the Will
and Blessings of God for our lives.
B. The he tries to kill the Word and us if he could.
C. Not just kill, but he would like to destroy us in hell.
D. The devil is the author of evil things.
1. Many times people and insurance companies say that when a
storm, earthquake etc. takes place that it is 'an act of God'.
It is not act of our God, but an act of the 'prince of the power of the
air' the devil. (Eph 2:2 KJV) Wherein in time past ye walked according
to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the
air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
a. The devil is a roaring lion. 1 Peter 5:8 (KJV)
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring
lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
b. The reason is roaring, is because Jesus pulled
all his teeth. The devil is defeated by Jesus!
III. Jesus the Living Door, the Good Shepherd tells us why and what
He came to do in our lives.
A. Bring us salvation. 1 John 5:11-13 (KJV) 11 And this is the record,
that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12
He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath
not life. 13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the
name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and
that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. John 1:12 (KJV) But
as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of
God, even to them that believe on his name:
B. Bring us healing. 1 Peter 2:24 (KJV) Who his own self bare our sins in
his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto
righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. Matthew 8:17 (KJV) That
it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,
Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
C. Bring us prosperity. 3 John 1:2 (KJV) Beloved, I wish above all things
that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
Philippians 4:19 (KJV) But my God shall supply all your need according
to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 2 Corinthians 8:9 (KJV) For ye
know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet
for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be
IV. Who did He do this for?
A. He did it for you! He did it for me. John 3:16 (KJV) For God so loved
the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth
in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
B. Can anyone come to Him? John 6:37 (KJV) All that the Father giveth me
shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
V. What do we do? What must do to be saved.
A. We call on Him. Romans 10:13 (KJV) For whosoever shall call upon the
name of the Lord shall be saved.
B. Then we confess Him. Romans 10:9-11 (KJV) 9 That if thou shalt confess
with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God
hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the
heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is
made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on
him shall not be ashamed.
C. This that puts you on the right path to ABUNDANT LIFE.
YOUR ARE NOW ON THE RIGHT ROAD WITH RIGHT WAY, RIGHT TRUTH AND THE LIFE.
HIS LIFE LIVING ING YOU.
God bless you and yours!
On behalf of this generation,
Your friends in the service of Christ,
Tony and Marge Abram
Abundant Life Crusades
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