Overflow in Worship and Prayer

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)

Our key text for our theme this year comes from John 7 where Jesus makes a loud proclamation that if you thirst, you should come to him to drink. Only in Jesus will you find true satisfaction. But Jesus did not say that we would simply be consumers, taking the living water Jesus provides and being satisfied. Jesus said when we coming to Jesus, not only would we be satisfied, but we will flowing rivers of living waters from our hearts to others. In our first lesson we considered a simple question: what flows out of us? Now that one month has passed since that lesson at the beginning of this year, I would like for each of us to take a moment and evaluate what flowed out of us this month…

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