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Sermon Audio: God Wants to Use YOU, Part 2

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

God Wants to Use YOU, Part 2

Ken Harrell

Senior Pastor

When you got saved, that was just the beginning! There’s a very important reason God didn’t take you to Heaven right away… “God Wants to Use YOU” to bring others to Him. And here’s the thing… it doesn’t matter your background, your personality, or your depth of knowledge. God wants to do what only He can do through each one of us to see the others come to know Jesus.

Fill-in Notes

Key Scripture

Matthew 5:14–16

Discussion Questions

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  1. Read Matthew 5:14–16 and John 1:4. Pastor stated that two things last forever, God’s Word and the souls of people. How can we be light in a dark world and make an eternal difference in someone’s life? Practically, what does this look like on a day-to-day basis for you as an individual?
  2. Read Ephesians 2:10. As Christ-followers, each one of us has an assignment from God and is called to do the good works He has prepared. Reflect on your life and discuss the areas, people, ministries, etc. that you feel God has called you to and how you live that out. If you haven’t yet felt led specifically, discuss where your strengths and passions are and who you can serve and/or share Jesus within your life.
  3. What are some ways to balance spending time with those who are like-minded in order to gain encouragement and be refreshed while also spending time with those who are lost in order to share the good news of the gospel? Is there an instance or circumstance when spending too much time with those who are lost can be a bad thing? Please explain.
  4. Matthew 5:16 tells us to “Let your light so shine before men…”. Pastor Harrell focused on the fact that we are to “let” or “allow” our light to shine as opposed to making it shine. How do we avoid the pitfall of forcing our own light to be in the forefront instead of Christ’s? When people see the fruit of the Spirit lived out in your life, how can we proclaim that it’s because of Christ in you?
  5. Pastor said that “the best time to shine is when you’re going through dark times because that’s when people are watching.” Read James 1:2. What does it look like to consider it joy and shine as a light when going through trials?
  6. Pastor mentioned that fear and sin causes us to hide our light? Is there a “basket” that covers up your light? What steps can you take to keep your light on the lampstand?

Accountability

  • Where are you reading in the Bible this week and what is God revealing to you?
  • Discuss any struggles you may be going through with your group.
  • How can you be praying for your group this week? How can they be praying for you?

 

 


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Scripture Reference

Matthew

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