2 Corinthians 1:3-5, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” (ESV)
John 7:38, “Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” (NIV)
John 7:38, “Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.'” (NLT)
Romans 15:13, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (NIV)
Ephesians 4:16, “He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.” (NLT)
2 Corinthians 4:7, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.” (NKJV)
- What is the work/responsibility of a vessel in the body system? How does that relate to many members in one body of Christ? (Ephesians 4)
- What does it mean that God has a monopoly on what He supplies and how does that coincide with our responsibility to be a channel of what He pours out?
- What type of connection is necessary to receive the life that God provides?
- What is the significance of God’s intent to give us more than what we need?
- Chart out the flow of life that is revealed in 2 Corinthians 1:3-5.
Many times, we do not have enough to give to those around us because we only press in until our own need is met rather than waiting to receive the full overflow. I challenge you this week when you connect with the source of life to remain until you can sense the overflow. Now, from that place of overflow look for opportunities around you to give from the excess of what you received. Don’t worry; there is always enough to go around.
YOU ARE LIFE
by Hillsong worship
by BRANDON LAKE
BY BRYAN & KATIE TORWALT