Alcohol & Drugs
Aim of the lesson: To explore a Christian attitude towards drinking and drug abuse.
Study passages: Isaiah 28:1-17; 1 Corinthians 3:16-23
Our Church has also expressed deep concern about the problems related to harmful drugs, drug abuse and drug addiction.
The chief reasons why people start taking drugs are:
o For “kicks” and pleasure
o To prove oneself with the “in-crowd”
o To escape from reality and problems in life
The danger of experimenting, even with less harmful drugs is that they can too easily lead on to more serious types, heavier doses, dependency and addiction. This then results in the destruction of the person and often leads to criminal activity.
Questions for discussion:
- To what extent is alcoholism and drug abuse a problem in Alberton?
- What do you think of our Church’s official stand on drinking?
- What kind of response are total abstainers likely to get from those who see no harm in drinking?
- As Christians, what can we do about the problem of alcoholism and drug abuse in our communities?
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Faith and Life Lesson Notes