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I’m Influential

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Key Scriptures

“You are the salt of the earth. ... You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Matthew 5:13-16 NIV

The woman was surprised, for Jews refuse to have anything to do with Samaritans. She said to Jesus, “You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan woman. Why are you asking me for a drink?” Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.”
John 4:9-10 NLT

Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. ...”
John 4:13-14 NLT

“Go and get your husband,” Jesus told her. “I don’t have a husband,” the woman replied. Jesus said, “You’re right! You don’t have a husband—for you have had five husbands, and you aren’t even married to the man you’re living with now. You certainly spoke the truth!” “Sir,” the woman said, “you must be a prophet.”
John 4:16-19 NLT

The woman left her water jar beside the well and ran back to the village, telling everyone, “Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could he possibly be the Messiah?” So the people came streaming from the village to see him. ... Many Samaritans from the village believed in Jesus because the woman had said, “He told me everything I ever did!” When they came out to see him, they begged him to stay in their village. So he stayed for two days, long enough for many more to hear his message and believe.
John 4:28-30, 39-41 NLT

Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.

  • Has a single conversation ever made a big difference in your life? How did it affect you?
  • How would you define the word “influencer”?

Start thinking. Ask a question to get your group thinking.

  • Read Matthew 5:13-16. We have no idea how God can use one conversation, encouragement, or expression of love to influence others. Talk about someone who influenced you toward Christ.
  • Think about the people in your life you can most strategically influence. Who is it that God might be calling you to influence?

Start sharing. Choose a question to create openness.

  • How can you be most influential? Think about the ways in which God has gifted you to be influential.
  • When are you most influential? Think about the opportunities you have to influence others.

Start praying. Be bold and pray with power.

Father, thank You for giving each of us the gift of influence. Help us to see our conversations and interactions with others as opportunities to glorify You and make a difference in their lives. Help us never doubt Your ability to use the gifts You’ve given us. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.

  • As you interact with other people this week, think about how God might want you to use that conversation to glorify Him. Then follow His lead.
  • Want to find out more about your God-given purpose? Check out the I’m In Bible Plan at:

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You have the power be influential to the people around you. You have the ability to make an impact on someone’s life, even if it feels like you don’t have yours all together. Join Pastor Craig Groeschel to see how you're more influential than you think.

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