Zoe, the Life of God

by Pastor Barry Fredericks on March 11, 2020


Grace Family Church’s   “SCRIPTURE DEPOT”
‘Shipped From Our Heart to Yours’
February 2020 #37 – Zoe, the Life of God (verses in the Gospel of John)
(zoe is the life the Lord Jesus always intended Christians to have.  Abundant life)

The zoe life in Jesus illuminates our lives for the way He always intended us to live
John 1:4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

When we believe the Gospel we will not perish but receive the zoe life of God
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Believing on Jesus gives us the zoe life of God.  Rejecting Jesus yields the eternal wrath of God
John 3:36 He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him."

God’s Word is likened to water.  Believing on Jesus is like a fountain of water yielding eternal, zoe life
John 4:14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life."

Believing on the Father and Jesus has everlasting zoe life, passing from death to life
John 5:24 "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.

Believe in Jesus and what He did for you and have zoe eternal life
John 6:47 Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.

Jesus is the bread, the basic staple, the spiritual food we need for eternal zoe life
John 6:48 I am the bread of life.

The words of Jesus (the Word of God) are spirit and zoe, producing in us life as Jesus wants for us
John 6:63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.

Peter knew that only Jesus had the words of eternal, zoe life
John 6:68 But Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.

The devil wants to destroy us, Jesus came to given us the eternal, zoe, abundant life
John 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

We are Jesus’ ‘sheep’ we know Him and follow Him and He gives us eternal zoe life.  No one can take us out of the hands of Jesus
John 10:27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.  v28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.  v29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand.

Jesus is the resurrection and eternal zoe life.  By believing on Jesus we will die physically (after an abundasnt zoe life here) but live eternally with Him
John 11:25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.

Loving natural human life and lose everything.  Give it up and it will change to eternal zoe life when we turn our lives over to Jesus
John 12:25 He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

God the Father told Jesus what to say.  Jesus obeyed knowing what the Father told Him to say yields eternal zoe life.
John 12:49 For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak.  v50 And I know that His command is everlasting life. Therefore, whatever I speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I speak."  

Jesus is the way to heaven, His words are truth and He is the abundant zoe life we need. Heaven is our when we believe on Jesus and make Him our Lord and Savior
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. 

Jesus was praying to the Father.  He tells us in His prayer that eternal zoe life is knowing God the Father and Jesus who came to earth to save us
John 17:3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. 

The Word of God was written so that we would believe that Jesus is the Christ, God’s Son and by believing this we would have eternal zoe life
John 20:31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.

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