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Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:13-16
(By Tanner Bass)
Definition - “The moral or Spiritual force, power or capacity by which we have
an effect upon a person, condition, or development”
2. Importance of Influence? We all possess it!
I. INFLUENCE JESUS SPOKE OF:
Christians are to be the Salt of the earth; different, Matt. 5:13; 1 John
2:15-17; Romans 12:2
B. Light of the world, Matt. 5:14-16; Eph. 5:8-14
II. EXAMPLES OF INFLUENCE.
examples; Solomon’s wives, bad company, etc. 1 Kings 11:3-4; 21:25; Matt. 23:13;
1 Cor. 15:33
-Who is a poor influence to you?
B. Good examples: Paul, Job, Christ, etc. Acts 28:30-31; 1 Cor. 11:1, 1 Thess. 1:6; Phil. 3:17-18
C. Who is a good influence to you?
III. HOW WE INFLUENCE OTHERS.
1. Conduct, Phil. 2:13
2. Speech, Matt. 15:18; Eph. 4:29
3. Actions, Matt. 7:15-20
5. Obedience to Christ
IV. IMPORTANT POINTS.
can be lost or gained
B. Our influence doesn’t stop after death, Rev. 14:13
C. Age is irrelevant
By: Tanner Bass
Posted: July 7, 2017