Summary: This series is designed to teach the 3 dimensions that we all must experience in our relationship with Jesus Christ.
This is the start of a new 3 part series that is designed to teach the 3 dimensions that we all must experience in our relationship with Jesus Christ.
When you think of dimension, what comes to mind? Maybe those funky glasses that you used to put on at the movie theater so you could see the movie in 3D. Or the careful measurements of some special project you’ve worked on.
If you were asked the average person on the street, “What does your whole life revolve around” This is what they would say…
- Hugh Hefner would say, “Women”
- Donald Trump would say, “Money”
- O.J. Simpson would say, “Me!”
- Anna Nicole before she died would say, “Pleasure”
- Terry Bradshaw would say, “Sports”
- Budweiser would, “Go for the gusto!”
What is your entire life built around? I will tell you what my entire life is built around… Jesus Christ! And the way I see everything is first connected to him! As a Christian, our entire life in glued to the belief that there is no one or no one thing that compares to the person of Jesus Christ!
John 10:10 “The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy; I come that they (sheep) might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
This one verse gives most of us plenty of struggle, lots of mystery and (if we are honest) this verse even exposes our doubts.
“Abundantly” = more sufficient, beyond measure, extraordinary. This verse is the only one of 22 verses when it’s used that it does not primarily mean overflowing.
Daniel 5:12 “Inasmuch as an excellent sprit, knowledge, understanding…were found in him.”
Before we can understand the sufficient, abundant life – we need to sufficiently, abundantly believe in an extraordinary God!
I used the word “portrait” for a good reason…because based on your personal portrait of God that determines your personal possession of Jesus Christ. Do you even have Him included in your painting – the cults do not – let no one fool you!
Do you believe in the deepest part of your heart, that Jesus Christ is one of a kind, an extraordinary Savior? Now, if you “Amen” that statement, then your life should reflect that “amen”! Our lives should reflect the 3 dimensions of abundance through our relationship with Jesus on a daily basis!
The first dimension to abundance is found in the portrait of the Savior!
In all of human history there never has been anyone like Jesus Christ! More than 2000 years ago there was man born contrary to the laws of life. This man lived in poverty and was reared in obscurity. Only once did He cross the boundaries in which He lived. As an infant he startled a king, and in childhood He puzzled doctors. In manhood He ruled the course of nature. He never wrote a book and yet all the libraries in the world cannot contain the books written about Him. He never wrote a song but more songs have been sung about Him then anyone else. He never founded a collage, but all the schools put together could not boast of having as many students. Though time has spread many years between the people of this generation and the scene of His death – yet He still lives. Herod could not destroy Him and the grave could not hold Him. He stands forth upon the highest pinnacle of heavenly glory, proclaimed by God, acknowledged by angels, adored by saints, and feared by demons as the living Christ, our Lord, our Savior and our God!