THE GOOD LIFE


  Introduction

        A.  How would you complete this sentence,  The good life is …..?

        B.  It depends on the individual’s philosophy of life, doesn’t it?  Examples

             1.  To live for self.  Luke 12:16-21; Romans 6:23

             2.  To be accepted.  Matthew 6:1-2,5,16

             3.  To live for Christ.  Philippians 1:21

        C. The good life is to live according to the principles of  Jesus.  John 10:6-15

              door,          shepherd,                         pasture

    I.  Christian principles by which to live.

        A.  We must be exposed to Christian principles.  John 8:32

        B.  We must understand Christian principles.  2 Timothy 3:16-17

        C.  We must practice Christian principles.  James 1:22,25

   II.  The results of living by Christian principles.

         A.  Happiness that comes from God.  Reference to “Blessed” in Matthew 5:1-12

         B.  Abundance.  Luke 6:38; John 10:10; Message from Max Lucado

         C.  Real Living.  John 14:6,27; John 15:11; John 14:16-17

  Conclusion

         A.  Question: 

         B.  F.P Adams wrote;  “And of all glad words of prose or rhyme, the gladdest are,
               act while there yet is time.”