Sermon Series

A Flourishing Life

A study of the Book of John

(Pastor Mark Cox)

     We live in a world that is constantly striving to achieve the "good life" and yet, it seems no matter how much we have, we are never fulfilled. Could it be that we are made for something more?
     Throughout the Gospel of John, Jesus makes radical promises that those who trust in Him will experience "abundant life" (John 10:10), and out of their hearts "will flow rivers of living water" (John 7:38), and that "by believing you may have life in his name" (John 20:31).
     Faith in Jesus is not some boring, grind-it-out routine of religion that you try to live in your own strength-- there's no life in that! Rather, as we trust in Jesus, he promises to grow in us a rich, soul-refreshing, life-giving intimacy with God that organically overflows in hope for our families and as light into our hurting world (John 15:5).
     The goal of our study in John is that we would experience the flourishing life--
not as the world defines it, but as God abundantly provides through faith in His Son.