Gospel of John Study – Part 9

Gospel of John Study – Part 9

How would you describe the quality of your life?

We are back in the book of John, continuing our study in chapter 6. In the Greek language there are two different words that are used for the English word “life” – bios and zoe.

Bios is the physical and biological life – our physical bodies. The life of the body. The experience of the body.

Zoe has to do with the quality of your life experience. You see, you can be physically alive and have a horrible quality of life.

In the book of John, every time you see the word “life”, it’s the Greek word zoe. In John 10:10, Jesus tells us that, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”

We are not here just to exist. God’s will is that we really live, and this is what zoe is. This is what Jesus offers. To live with a sense of purpose and joy and exhilaration. The abundant life.

Is this true of your life?


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