That They May Have Verve

Today’s reading (John 10) contains a pretty famous verse, John 10:10, where Jesus says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

That verse is part of the inspiration for the name of the church we’re starting. Jesus says He came to bring life, a full, abundant life. If you had to capture that kind of life in a word, I think it would be verve. Verve means energetic, enthusiastic, vital, passionate, vigorous life. It’s also used to describe the ‘life that inspires artistic expression.’

One one our slogans is that we’re “seeking life.” And what we’re seeking is the life Jesus tells us in John 10:10 that He came to bring. What we’re seeking is verve. And also, by the way, what we’re offering is verve. In fact, you could say, “We have come that they may have verve, and have it to the full.”