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If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. 2 Cor 5:17

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These pages are designed to aid study or investigation for Christian discipleship through individual Bible study, Cell groups, Home groups, or meeting one to one.  The questions could be used alone allowing each person to use their own Bible.

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Introduction

God abounds with life, when He invites us to share in life with Him, He is inviting us to live that abundant life. A life that develops us as people; a life that overflows with love into the lives of others and shares in God’s joy as lives are changed.


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Life to the full

Jesus’ purpose is to give life.  A full life here and one that extends that way forever.

  1. How does Jesus describe the life He offers?
  2. How does it contrast to that of His enemy?


John 10:10 The thief's purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.


Eternal Life

Eternal life is not just a life that goes on forever, there is a depth of relationship to it.

  1. How does Jesus describe the life He has to offer?
  2. What right does Jesus have to give this life?


John 17:  2 For you have given him authority over everyone. He gives eternal life to each one you have given him.3 And this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth.


Family of God

In a world where family relationships are not the best, God offers to bring us into His family to experience a true depth of love which He, the originator of love can pour out into our lives.

  1. How far does God’s love extend?
  2. How does a person enter God’s family?
  3. What is the place of someone in God’s family?


John 1:  10 He came into the very world he created, but the world didn't recognize him.11 He came to his own people, and even they rejected him.12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.13 They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.


Rest for weary

Jesus offers a new way of life secure in His leadership. When we trust Him with the burden He has for us, life is a whole load lighter.

  1. Who does Jesus appeal to?
  2. What does He offer?
  3. How do we enter into this place of rest?


Matthew 11:  28 Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light."


Freedom

Freedom is something that many aspire to, but few can look at their lives and really claim it. Jesus offers a freedom that is independent of our circumstances.

  1. To whom is the offer of freedom made?
  2. What is the route to entering this freedom?
  3. How can knowing the truth set a person free?


John 8:  31 Jesus said to the people who believed in him, "You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings.32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."


Joy

Joy is a deep contentment in life that far exceeds the ‘frothy happiness’ so many people aspire to. Joy comes through living out the generous Spirit that Jesus puts in us as we walk with Him, secure that He will underwrite the generosity.

  1. What does Jesus ask us to do in order that His life overflows from us?
  2. What must we do in order that our joy overflows?


John 15:  7 But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!8 When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.

  9 "I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love.10 When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father's commandments and remain in his love.11 I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!12 This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you.


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