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Be Continuously Filled with the Spirit (26 of 40)
Series: Emerge: Identity
Jesus Culture - Banning Liebscher
Ephesians 5:18

This week, we are going to be looking at keeping our priorities straight - staying connected with God.

Our priorities are very important. They get our time, our resources, and usually our affections, too. The simple truth is that we will be our happiest when our number one priority is God Himself.

Jesus said to seek God and His righteousness, and all these ''other things'' will be added to us as well (Matt. 6:33).

How do you stay connected with God? Do you think about Him? Do you talk to Him? Do you read His Word? Do you talk about Him with others? In whatever way you reach for Him, He is honored.

We need to walk in wisdom. That often means using restraint in the areas that try to grab our attention and hold it. The things of this world aren't necessarily bad things, but they can ''fill us'' in such a way that we don't realize how much we need Jesus.

Main Scripture: Ephesians 5:18

EQUIP: Be filled with the Spirit of God.

Have your group read EPHESIANS 5:18-21 and then focus on the observations and teaching points provided.

Teaching Point 1: Stay connected with God.

- The Bible says to be continuously ''filled with the Spirit.'' We were made for a constant, intimate connection with God. One touch won't do it.
- We need to be connected with Him at all times. He wants us to be filled to overflowing with His goodness so we can pour out to others (Eph. 3:19).

Have you ever tried to drink out of a paper cup that has a hole in it? You can fill it to overflowing, but it won't stay in that condition. Right before your eyes, the water level lowers, and the cup slowly empties all over your table. If you want to keep the leaky cup filled, you have to keep filling it. Over and over and over again. Once is not enough.

This analogy might sound like a negative one, and with a cup of water, it is! But with Jesus, it is ...

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