God’s plan is that people will see in our lives a picture of what faith in Jesus looks like. This has two aspects:
They will see what God can do with a life that is surrendered to Him.
They will understand how they can have the new life He offers.
After reviewing the message notes, take some time to reflect on the following questions and passages:
What kinds of changes have you seen in your life as a result of accepting and following Jesus?
…anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)
1 And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. 2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Romans 12:1-2 (NLT)
What are some specific areas in your life that still need work?
Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.
John 14:21 (NLT)
Write the names of 3-5 friends that are in your life who don’t yet know Jesus.
Pray that God will help you be the example they need to see Jesus. Pray, too, that God will use you to help them understand how they can experience the new life that Jesus offers.