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Change Your World- 11/6/22

Change Your World 

Part 5

Discussion


We all desire to make a difference in our own world. The secret to changing the world we live in is using our influence to make a difference for the Kingdom. In this series we are learning that we are all part of a sphere of influence that, if we leverage properly, can literally change our world. Equipped with this understanding of God-given influence, we will all begin to make a difference that's beyond what we have ever dreamed! 


Talk About It 

1. Evangelism is God's expectation of us. He doesn't have a back-up plan. Are we His ambassadors daily? Why not? 

2. Moving people one step closer to the Lord is a win in evangelism. Identify a person close to you and discuss how you can move them "one step" using the Engel Scale. 

3. Is there one person in your circle of influence that does not know Jesus? Discuss how you can easily and effectively pray for this person. Commit to pray regularly for their salvation. 

4. People need to know we care before they will listen to the gospel. How did Jesus demonstrate this attribute for us? How can we show this same type of compassion to the people around us? 


Think About It 

God's deepest desire is for man to be in relationship with Him. God is always talking if we just knew how to listen. Evangelism is showing people how God is already working in their lives. What would happen if you showed people, in your circle of influence, how God was already using them? What if you helped them to see their giftings and God-given passions? 


Act On It 

Determine this week that you will live your live out loud for the Kingdom. People desperately want to know that Jesus will make a difference in their lives; live your life to show them that He does. Ask God to show you how to encourage and evangelize the people in your life. Be prepared to see the Holy Spirit begin to move! 


(Mark 16:15 NCV) Jesus said to His followers, “Go everywhere in the world, and tell the Good News to everyone.” 


(2 Timothy 4:2-5 NLT) Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not... Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you. 

One Person at a Time 


1. Become AWARE. 

(2 Corinthians 5:20 NLT) So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. 

(1 Corinthians 3:6 LB) My work was to plant the seed in your hearts, and Apollos’ work was to water it, but it was God, not we, who made the garden grow in your hearts. 


Engle Scale


-6  RESISTENT

-5 RECEPTIVE

-4 SEEKING

-3 CONSIDERING

-2 UNDERSTANDING

-1 READY

0 – NEW LIFE IN CHRIST

+1 BELONGNG

+2 GROWING

+3 SERVING

+4 SHARING


2. Commit to PRAYER. 

Pray that the Father would draw them to Jesus (John 6:44). 

Pray against the spirit that blinds their minds (2 Corinthians 4:4). 

Pray that they come to know God relationally (Romans 8:15). 

Pray that believers will cross their paths and establish positive relationships with them (Matthew 9:38). 

Pray for a revelation of who Jesus is and what He has done for them (Ephesians 1:17). 


3. Show you CARE. 

Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10)


(1 Corinthians 9:19-23) Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible... I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings. 


4. Be ready to SHARE. 

(1 Peter 3:15) Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. 


(Acts 20:24 NCV) The most important thing is that I complete my mission, the work that the Lord Jesus gave me – to tell people the Good News about God’s grace.