Surround yourself with Godly Influences

Intro: What is your favorite thing to do when you have free time?


  1. 2 Cor 6:14, Jer 3:22 We have discussed many of the negative influences to avoid the people, music, movies and relationships that lead to backsliding.
    1. 1 Tim 4:8 simply avoiding negative influences is not enough, we must add Godly and right influences to our lives if we are going to remain strong.
      1. Heb 10:25 There are activities such as Church, Crossfire cell groups, and other Christian events that will influence us towards Christ.
      2. 2 Cor 6:17 Music has great influence in all of our lives, this is why we need to listen to Godly music with messages that agree with our commitment to Christ.
    2. Eph 5:15, James 4:4 We need to be careful in all of our relationships, we need strong mentors, Godly friendships, and no idle time with Godless people.
  2. Acts 2:42-47 We need to not only surround ourselves with Godly influences, we must be sure that we are doing Godly things with our time.
    1. 2 Sam 11:1-3, 1 Thess 5:14 We must guard ourselves against becoming idle, wasting our time being lazy and doing nothing, this leads to sin and compromise.
      1. 2 Tim 5:13 One of Satan’s greatest tricks is to trick young people into becoming idle, there are many things that steal our time and lead to idleness.
      2. Matt 9:37 If we become board, and are tempted with idleness we should go win people to Christ, there’s plenty of unsaved people to keep us busy!!!
    2. 1 Tim 4:12, June 1:23 Gods plan for young people is to surround ourselves with Godly influences, and spend our time pulling this generation out of the fire.


  1. What are some examples of music, movies that are Godly influences that have helped keep the fire of God burning in your life personally?
  2. How do we determine what influences are Godly influences that point us to God, and what are the influences we need to get rid of?
  3. What are some Godly things you spend your time doing? And what are some things that if we were to be honest are idleness and a waste of time?
  4. How can we avoid idleness in our personal lives? Are there any here who are personally struggling with idleness, if so, in what way?

End: Pray for all those who are struggling with idleness? And for those who want to surround themselves with Godly influences, then take requests.