Reality TV: Survivorman
September 21, 2013 Series: RealityTV
For a lot of people survival means that they are breathing and they have a heart beat. It is like they are on life support they are not really living there is just something happening to keep them out of the dead column. Not really living its more like they are existing….
Jesus came to give you a new kind of Life.(means of survival)
John 10:7-15 "I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. All who ever came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. "I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me-- just as the Father knows me and I know the Father--and I lay down my life for the sheep.
Abundant: Perissos:superabundant (in quantity) or superior; excessive- exceeding abundantly above, more abundantly, exceedingly, very highly, beyond measure...
Psalms 92:12 The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; 13 planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. 14 They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, 15 proclaiming, "The Lord is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him."
The Bread of Life
John 6:26-35 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, you want to be with me because I fed you, not because you understood the miraculous signs. But don’t be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that the Son of Man can give you. For God the Father has given me the seal of his approval.” They replied, “We want to perform God’s works, too. What should we do?” Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent.” They answered, “Show us a miraculous sign if you want us to believe in you. What can you do? After all, our ancestors ate manna while they journeyed through the wilderness! The Scriptures say, ‘Moses gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, Moses didn’t give you bread from heaven. My Father did. And now he offers you the true bread from heaven. The true bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” “Sir,” they said, “give us that bread every day.” Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
How do we Thrive and not just survive?
#1. By Hearing:
Matthew 4:4 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
John 6:63 The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.
John 6:68 Simon Peter answered him "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
Ways he speaks:
1. The Word. Foundational it is flawless and unadulterated!
>Gives us a grid for hearing. | Gives us an understanding of his ways
2. God’s Servants: Friends that Love Jesus.
6. Life Situations.
#2. By Following:
John 4:31 Meanwhile his disciples urged him, "Rabbi, eat something." 32 But he said to them, "I have food to eat that you know nothing about." 33 Then his disciples said to each other, "Could someone have brought him food?" 34 "My food," said Jesus, "is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.
FOLLOW HIS WAYS!
Making Gods WAYS Your Ways puts you in the center of his will!
Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
Matthew 6:11 Give us today our daily bread.