Episode 66

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July 25th, 2021

43 mins 32 secs

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About this Episode

What happens when alcohol takes us further than we wanted to go and keeps us longer than we wanted to stay? Pastor Eric Kuehner guides us on a discussion of drunkenness.

** Proverbs 20:1**

"Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise".

** Proverbs 23:29-35**

29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? 30 Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine. 31 Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly! 32 In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. 33 Your eyes will see strange sights, and your mind will imagine confusing things. 34 You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging. 35 “They hit me,” you will say, “but I’m not hurt! They beat me, but I don’t feel it! When will I wake up so I can find another drink?”

  1. Drunkenness ____________. Is drunk you, the real you?

** Matthew 12:34-35**

34 You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. 35 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.
“Drunkenness may expose things deep inside of you, but it doesn’t have any good news for the darkness that emerges.”

** Gen. 9:20-21**

20 Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded[a] to plant a vineyard.21 When he drank some of its wine, he became drunk and lay uncovered inside his tent.

“No one ever takes the first drink thinking that they want to become an alcoholic.”

The danger in overindulgence in alcohol can trap you in a lifestyle of dependance.

  • I must have a drink to relax
  • I must have a drink to socialize
  • I must have a drink to deal with life
  • I must have a drink to fit in
  • I must have a drink because I’m happier when I drink

The more a person consumes the more a person loses.

  • Loses the will to think straight
  • Loses the will to act right
  • Loses the ability to control themselves
  • Loses the ability to function

“We can’t be filled with the Spirit and filled with wine at the same time”

  1. ____________ and ____________

Ephesians 5:18-21 (NIV)

18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
A. Old Life (Eph. 5:18a)
B. New Life (Eph. 5:18b)


  1. What stood out to you most about this Sunday’s sermon?
  2. How is wine (strong drink) a mocker?
  3. Is getting drunk a sin?
  4. Do you think that drunkenness is cause for separation from eternity in heaven? Luke 21:34, 1 Cor. 6:10, Gal. 5:21
  5. Ephesians 5:18 says, “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit…” If you drink alcohol, what steps have you put into place to not get drunk?
  6. If you don’t drink alcohol, why not?
  7. Why do you think being drunk with alcohol and filled with the Spirit are used in the same sentence?
  8. What things of the old you have you cut off and what evidence of the Holy Spirit do you see with-in yourself?

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