Our impact on others

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  1. 1 Pet 2:12, 1 Tim 6:11-12 God has called each of us to live in a way that reflects Christ in our actions, standards, and the decisions we make.
    1. 1 Tim 4:12 People are always watching us, and we all have impact on those around us, the question is whether we are having a good impact or bad impact.
      1. Luke 6:42 Those who are hypocrites, acting holy while at church but living in sin when away from church have a very negative impact on others.
      2. Matt 5:13-16 Those who compromise in their standards, dating relationships, friendships, music, movies lose the respect of people around them.
    2. 1 Samuel 16:7 Theres a major difference between someone who is imperfect, makes a mistake, and repents vs those who are proud, hypocritical and unrepentant.
  2. Titus 2:6-8, 1 Pet 5:6 The way to have the greatest impact on others is to be an example by living by Gods standards, being humble, and teachable, and serving in the ministry.
    1. 1 Cor 11:1 When others see your consistency, and watch your example, they are impacted by your life, and many can be directed to God through you.
      1. Eph 4:11-12 We also should look for opportunities to mentor others, we can teach new Christians how to evangelize, pray, worship, and be leaders in ministry.
      2. Phil 2:5 Another way we impact others is through how we act, how we react to discipline and difficult situations, and our attitude when we face challenges.
    2. 1 Cor 15:58 To have the greatest impact on others is doing what is right not when its easy, but standing strong when you face temptations, trials, and opportunities to sin.


  1. What are some of the ways we can live like Christ and have a Godly impact on those around us?
  2. What are some of the negative impacts that Christians who are hypocrites can have on others around them?
  3. Can you share an example of someone who impacted you towards God through their actions, their decisions, and example?
  4. Who are people in your life that God has called you to impact for him? What are some ways God is calling you to grow in your example?

End: Pray for those who want to be a better example, and have a Godly impact on those around them, then take requests.