What did Jesus mean by “the abundant life” in today’s key verse? I know what He didn’t mean. It is not a life that is found in stuff, money, possessions, or financial security. When Jesus called the disciples to follow Him, every one of them left everything behind. Even though He promised them an abundant life, He never offered them financial security, physical comfort, a retirement plan, health insurance, and certainly no health and wealth gospel. He didn’t even promise them a long life because many of them died early. Here is what He meant. The abundant life (the only life worth living) is a life lived in, through, and for Jesus. In this message, we are going to learn from these disciples as we think about how to live the only life worth living.
When you think about it, life revolves around making decisions and answering questions. Some decisions are minor, and some decisions are major. Some questions can be answered quickly and easily and regardless of what answer you give, it won’t have much of an impact on your life. But there are three questions that we are all forced to answer, and three decisions we are all forced to make that not only have the greatest impact on the time we have on this earth but any impact we are going to have once we leave it. In this series I am calling “What Say You?” we are going to look at those three great questions and we’re going to dive into what God’s Word says are the three correct answers.