God has called Christians to influence others in a positive way. By using your God-given influence and allowing your lifestyle to reflect the character of God, you can cause people to come

into the Kingdom of God.

  1. A Christian's life should influence others to want to know more about God.
    1. Because of the blessings of God's influence on a Believer's life, others will be blessed (Proverbs 11:11).
    2. Christians should be making a difference in the lives of those who don't have a relationship with God (Jude 22).
      1. Believers should be moved with compassion in order to help make someone else's life better.
    3. The Believer's lifestyle should preach louder than his or her words.
      1. A Christian's purpose is to influence people for the Kingdom of God.

  2. God uses Christians to win the lost to Him through their godly lifestyles.
    1. God appeals to the unsaved through the Believer.
    2. Christians are God's representatives in the earth (2 Corinthians 5:20).
    3. Be an example of God's character in your speech and conduct (1Timothy 4:12).
      1. Let your lifestyle be a credit to (reflective of) the Gospel (Philippians 1:27; Ephesians 4:1).
        1. Operating in the fruit of the Spirit makes the Gospel more attractive to others.
    4. Live quietly and peaceably, minding your own affairs (1 Thessalonians 4:11, 12).
      1. You will command the respect of the outside world.
    5. Living uprightly glorifies God and proves others wrong when they try to slander you (1 Peter 2:12).
      1. Your lifestyle will silence the ignorance and foolishness of the world.
    6. Make sure that your behavior isn't a stumbling block to someone else, but make sure it is edifying to others.
Scripture References:
  • Proverbs 11:11
  • Jude 22
  • 2 Corinthians 5:20
  • 1Timothy 4:12
  • Philippians 1:27
  • Ephesians 4:1
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:11, 12
  • 1 Peter 2:12
Pastor Robert Bagonza
Redeemed Church