Ice Breaker

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Purpose

The purpose of today's lesson is to learn how we've been empowered by the Holy Spirit for a great work. 

Main Scripture

Acts 1:8 NLT But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

DISCUSSION

Being empowered by God means we're being given supernatural ability. It will take supernatural ability to carry out supernatural vision and supernatural dreams. (Supernatural: something that can 't be explained by logic; something that can only be explained with God)

Q1 - Take time to share some dreams you have for your life and others.

Q2 - How can you better rely on the Holy Spirit to witness your supernatural vision come to pass?

Q3 - Does your vision include sharing the Good News of Jesus to others?

1. Being a witness is our purpose.

Witness: to be a representative of Jesus on earth in thought, speech, and action. One who has no shame on telling others about Jesus (boldness). A witness is one who has been empowered with the courage to undergo great persecution and even a violent death to prove the genuineness of their faith in Christ. 

95% of Christians have never led someone to Jesus. 
Only 52% of people invited someone to church in the last year. 

Q4 -  Have you been a representative of Jesus outside of the church?

Q5 - Being a witness is about your actions as much as it is about your words. How can you be a witness for Jesus with your actions?

If we tell nobody about Jesus, our unsaved friends and family will end up in Hell. 

Q6 - Who do you know that needs to be saved? How can you become a better witness so that they can know Jesus?

Q7 - There was once a day someone shared their faith with you. Aren't you glad they didn't hold back from being a witness for Jesus?

Declaration: "I declare that I will fulfill my purpose of being a witness for Jesus! I will share my faith with others, I will be a light in dark places, I will continue to witness and represent Jesus wherever I go!"

Application

Challenge yourself to invite 3 friends to you church this week. Become a witness wherever you go by shining God's light and being a proper representative of Jesus Christ.