Main Idea: Wake up sleeper, you have a purpose, you are a lamplighter.
Introduction: For Christians, there is a common thread in all our stories. Christ called us disciples and regardless of what our day-to-day walk looks like, we are ALL called to be His lamplighters.
Discussion Starter: Have you wondered what’s out there for you? What’s your purpose? Is there a hole that you can’t seem to fill? Does it seem like you go to church, you tithe, you pray and worship, you go to work, and you take care of your family, but something is still not right?
Primary Scriptures: Psalm 119:105, John 8:12, 1 John 4:19, Matthew 5:14-16, Matthew 28:16-20, Romans 1:16
- Read Psalm 119:105 and John 8:12 What imagery do you get when reading these verses? Are there certain feelings that arise when you read them?
Read 1 John 4:19 Why would we want to tell others about where they can find the light?
- Read Matthew 5:14-16 These verses have some powerful imagery as well. What do you see as you read these verses? Did you notice a change in the source of light from the verses in question 1? What was different?
- Read Matthew 28:16-20 This is also referred to as the Great Commission. What is Jesus calling His disciples to do?
- Read Romans 1:16 Who is included in God’s Great Commission?
Discovery Bible Method:
For deeper study, as an alternative to the questions above, read Psalm 119:105 and use the Discovery Bible Method to explore the passage.