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As Christians it can feel like we're missing out when the young people around us are drinking...but we're not.

Key Points:

  • God is against drunkenness to protect us and others. He’s not making us rules to make you miserable.
  • True joy comes from having a relationship with God, which leads us to obey him and live life his way.
  • All sin has consequences. If nothing else, we should obey God because he is God and we are not.

Quote This:

Ephesians 5:18-20 (NIV) Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

See Also: Addiction, Alcohol, Christian Living, Sin

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Make a list of the ways drunkenness can have negative ripple effects. Have you seen any of this happen to people you know?
  3. Read Ephesians 5:18-20. 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?
  4. 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?
  5. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part 1 of the Are Christians Missing Out? series.