SPECIAL TOPIC: ABOUND (PERISEUŌ)

This term is used mostly by Paul.  It denotes that which overflows to excess (i.e., a positive sense).

1. The truth of God abounded to His glory, Rom. 3:7

2. The free gift in the grace of that one man, Jesus Christ, abounded, Rom. 5:15

3. Believers abound in hope, Rom. 15:13

4. Believers are not commended to God by eating or not eating certain foods, 1 Cor. 8:8

5. Believers abound in building up the church, 1 Cor. 14:12 

6. Believers abound in the work of the Lord, 1 Cor. 15:58

7. Believers share abundantly in Christ's suffering and abundantly in Christ's comfort, 2 Cor. 1:5

8. The ministry of righteousness abounds in glory, 2 Cor. 3:9

9. Believers' thanksgiving is to abound to the glory of God, 2 Cor. 4:15

10. Believers' abundance of joy, 2 Cor. 8:2

11. Believers abound in everything (faith, utterance, knowledge, earnestness, and love), also in the gift for the Jerusalem church, 2 Cor. 8:7

12. All grace abounds to believers, 2 Cor. 9:8

13. Believers' abundant thanksgiving to God, 2 Cor. 9:12

14. The riches of God's grace is lavished on believers, Eph. 1:8

15. Believers' love may abound still more and more, Phil. 1:9

16. Believers' confidence in Paul abounds in Christ, Phil. 1:26

17. Having abundance, Phil. 4:12,18

18. Believers overflowing with gratitude, Col. 2:7

19. Believers increase and abound in love for one another, 1 Thess. 3:12

20. Abound in godly lifestyle, 1 Thess. 4:1

21. Abound in love for fellow believers, 1 Thess. 4:10

Paul's understanding of the grace of God in Christ was "over and above," so too, is the need for believers to walk in this "over and above" grace and love in their daily lives!