April 17, 2022 9 AM Easter Service(Audio/Video)
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Delivered By
Pastor Lynn Spoon
Delivered On
April 17, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Subject
Step up to the Better Life
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Step up to The Better Life

“In a little while the world will no longer see Me. But you’re going to see Me because I am alive and you’re about to come alive.” John 14:19 Message

The Resurrection is about coming alive.

Christ proved He was, who He said He was.

included everyone in His death so everyone could be included in His life.

A far better life than people lived on their own.” 2nd Corinthians 5:15 Message

What if beyond the good life there is A Better Life?

Beneath the image of “The Good Life” are some dirty little secrets (facts) that nobody likes to talk about.

1.Most people are Exhausted. They’re worn out.

2. There is a personal feeling of Emptiness. I’m stretched beyond my limit!

3. I feel trapped I’m Enslaved. I’m even a slave to my own schedule.

The Good news is There’s an Antidote. It’s called The Better Life.

A. It’s a life Filled with Meaning.

The good life is not good enough. It takes and takes but gives little back in return.

“Christ gives meaning to your life.” Col. 3:4 CEV

I can step up from the good life to The Better Life.

“Praise be to the God and Father of our LORD Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.” 1 Peter 1:3-5 NIV

1. My better life, is Connected because of what Jesus Christ did on that first resurrection day .

2. My better life is not an addition to my old life, It’s Brand New.

I was made by God to have a personal relationship with Him. God said, “I’ll give you meaning in life, something to live for!”

What you live on is the good life. What you live for is the better life.

You were made to live for God. He said, “I have a purpose for your life.”

“And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died for them and was raised again.” 2nd Cor. 5:15 NIV

Jesus left heaven, gave up His eternal wealth so we could live The Better Life.

“Jesus Christ was kind enough to give up all His riches and become poor so you could become rich.” 2nd Corinthians 8:9

He gave up everything so you and I could have everything.

It is a life Freed by God’s Grace.

“We’re free to live a new life in the freedom of God.” Romans 7:6 Message

Everything we have in life is because of God’s Grace.

All religions in the world basically operate utilizing one of these words or thoughts: “do” “don’t” or “done”.

Jesus Christ came to earth and said “ I want you to have a relationship with Me.” I’ve already done it all for you. You don’t have to do anything to meet my approval.

You just have to accept what I’ve already done on the cross.”

Jesus says the only thing You need to do is accept my gift.

“The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless (for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.” Heb. 7:18-19 NIV

“He gave His life to purchase freedom for everyone.” 1st Timothy 2:6 NLT

If I accept this better life, what do I do with the old life… the exhausted, empty, enslaved life?

So don’t you see that we don’t owe this old do-it-yourself life one red cent. There’s nothing in it for us, nothing at all. The best thing to do is give it a decent burial and get on with your new life. God’s Spirit beckons. There are things to do and places to go! Rom. 8:12-14 Message

Dump it and bury it deep, it’s dead!

I have been redeemed. I’m living a brand-new life.

C. My Better Life allows me to be Full of Energy.

“Those who feel tired and worn out will find new life and energy.” Jer. 31:25 CEV

“You will not succeed of your own strength or power, but by My Spirit says the Lord.” Zach. 4:6 NCV

Once the Spirit lives within you He will bring to your whole being new strength and vitality.

I can only live The Better Life plugged into God’s power.

Life in reality is a series of problems.

“Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without His unfolding grace.” 2nd Cor. 4:16 Message

Don’t give up, instead Give in to Christ. You need to only have faith and believe in order to receive.

“I came so you can have real and eternal life, a Better Life than you ever dreamed of.” John 10:10 Message

 
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