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Agent of Change - Questions


Read About It

Read Matthew 5:14-16.

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Would you say you’re influenced more by those around you or more of an influencer of those around you?

What sphere of influence (Oikos) do you belong to?

Talk About It

1. Many of us think we're not leaders, we think influence is for others. But the truth is we are all leaders. God has given us influence. How does realizing you're a leader/influencer change the way you think about your life?

2. Read Psalm 37:4.

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Discuss the idea that God plants desires in us when we delight in Him.

3. One way we can make a difference in our world is our manner - how we carry ourselves in front of others. How does your manner affect those around you?  

4. Read Proverbs 16:9.

In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.

What would happen if the whole church began to ask God for those moments that can make a difference in others lives?

5. Our message is the most powerful message in the world. It's the message of life-change. Can you share your story in three minutes or less?  

Think On It

What passion has God put in your heart? If you don't know, ask God to reveal to you what He's putting in you. If you do know, think about how you can use that passion to make a difference where you are.

Act On It

Make a list of those you consider to be in your sphere of influence. Ask God to create moments for you to impact their lives this week. Consider leading a small group to share your passion with those in your sphere.


Visit to see how you can be an Agent of Change in your sphere of influence.

Karl House