“Stop Leading a Life Half-Lived”

SPEAKER: Paul Godbout

Do you want to be made whole? What would it take for you to be freed of the painful deficiencies and barriers in your life? For some of us, it would take a miracle. But what if that miracle already happened, just not the way you expected? In John 10:10, Jesus says “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” Jesus did not come to make you whole just so you could lead a life half-lived. What if you chose today to live the biggest, greatest life you can live in spite of your difficulties? What if you took your pain and longing and used them to be the inspiration and the miracle for those around you? What if you were to live your life like you have a savior who loves every broken piece of you and promises you will be whole in him? What would you do with your life if you believed that through Jesus, you already have enough and you already are enough? You are worthy. You are whole. You are loved.

HOMEWORK

Recommended Book: “The Barbarian Way” by Erwin McManus

“Jesus understood his purpose was to save us not from pain and suffering, but from meaninglessness.”

– Erwin McManus

“Jesus did not suffer and die so that we could build ourselves havens, but so that we might expand the kingdom of his love.” – Erwin McManus

“It’s hard to imagine Jesus would endure the agony of the cross just to keep us in line.” – Erwin McManus

“Rather than living a long life, are you willing to live a life worth living?” – Erwin McManus

Recommended Songs:

“The Fixer” by Pearl Jam

“Life Wasted” by Pearl Jam

“Life Wasted Reprise” by Pearl Jam

“I Am Loved” by Mack Brock

Primary text: John 5:1-16
Other texts in this message: John 10:10

WORSHIP SONG LIST

Echo Israel Houghton, Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Alexander Pappas, Matthew Ntlele

Great Are You Lord Jason Ingram, Leslie Jordan, David Leonard

Goodness of God Jenn Johnson

SEARCHABLE  CONTENT

Paul Godbout, The Gospel of John, “Stop Leading a Half-lived Life”, John 5:1-16, John 10:10

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