On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. (John 7:37–39 ESV)
This is the scripture that is the basis for our theme this year: Overflow. Jesus says that out of the hearts of those who believe in him will flow rivers of living water. We are going to examine what this means and what that looks like in this lesson as well as once each month when we touch on this theme. But before we start the lesson I want to ask you a question for you to consider now and I will ask it again at the end of the lesson. What flows out of us? What overflows from us? What flows out of our hearts? What do people see flow from us? For us to explore these ideas, we need to first understand what Jesus was teaching the crowds in John 7.
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