February 16, 2014
Introduction: John 4
The book of John is both the easiest and hardest book of the Bible to read. The author speaks plainly, yet pointedly. As we journey through this study say this simple prayer: God speak to me, because I am listening.
Stuff Geoff said:
“Our addictions are our own worst enemies. They enslave us with chains that are of our own making and yet that, paradoxically, are virtually beyond our control. It is in the very nature of addiction to feed on our attempts to master it.” (Gerald May, Addiction and Grace)
“I learned that all people are addicts, and that addictions to alcohol and other drugs are simply more obvious and tragic addictions than others have. To be alive is to be addicted, and to be alive and addicted is to stand in need of grace.” (Gerald May, Addiction and Grace)
“Am I ready to name my addiction?”
“Addiction: A strong and harmful need to regularly have something or do something”
Have you ever been drawn to something that has affected your relationships? Good or bad.
How does the statement, “everyone is addicted to something” resonate with you? Do you believe it to be true or false?
What are some healthy addictions?
Have you ever been blinded by your need to have something or do something?
How did you overcome this?
How do you believe Jesus is like living water in your life?
Has your relationship with God made your life better or worse? What have you overcome because of this relationship?
How will you put your “jar” down this week?