As Christians it can feel like we’re missing out when the young people around us are drinking… but we’re not. Becca shares her own experience on this, along with a biblical worldview on the topic.
- It’s easy to think that God doesn’t want us to have fun. But it’s deeper than that. Behind every command there’s a real reason for it. God is against drunkenness to protect us and others.
- Drinking alcohol itself isn’t a sin, but drunkenness is (Ephesians 1:18). All sin has consequences. Just like kindness has a positive ripple effect, drunkenness has negative effects.
- When people say that God doesn’t want us to have fun, it’s a lie (John 15:10-11). When we follow the commands God has given us in his word, we’ll have true joy.
- There’s a big contrast between getting drunk and being filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 1:18). One leads us to hurt others and the other leads us to help others.
- Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
- What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
- Make a list of the ways drunkenness can have negative ripple effects. Have you seen any of this happen to people you know?
- Read Ephesians 1:18-20. What does this passage say about drinking? What does it say about drunkenness? What does being filled with alcohol lead to? What does being filled with the Spirit lead to?
- Read John 15:10-11. Have you ever heard or thought that God doesn’t want us to have fun as followers of Jesus? What does this passage say about it?
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.