Main Idea: “Winners of souls must first be weepers of souls.” —Charles Spurgeon
Introduction: Lamplighters should be burdened for those far from God. Do you remember the moment you were saved? It’s easy to forget sometimes how miraculous that moment was for each of us. As Christ-followers, we were all dead in sin and we are now alive. Lamplighters share that joy, freedom, and peace as we tell others of Him.
Discussion Starter: When is the last time you shed tears for your family, friends, coworkers, classmates, and teammates who are far from God?
Primary Scriptures: John 11:32-35, John 11:38-44, Matthew 5:14-16, Psalm 126:1-6, Acts 20:31
- Read John 11:38-44. Jesus thanks His Father for hearing Him, not for Himself, but for the benefit of other people so that they may believe the Father sent Him. As a Christ-follower, what do you believe Jesus can do?
- Staying with John 11:38-44. What possible blind spots do you have that are preventing you from believing Jesus can do a great work in others like He did in you?
- Read Matthew 5:14-16. As lamplighters, we are the light of the world. Scripture says that a city on a hill cannot be hidden. What areas in your life do you need God to help you shine brighter?
- Are you burdened and sharing the Real Love (the Gospel) with the people in your life?
Discovery Bible Method:
For deeper study, as an alternative to the questions above, read John 11:32-44 and use the Discovery Bible Method to explore the passage.