Faith Church Kansas
Summer of Wisdom || August 5, 2018
Life is not an easy thing to master. And while there are many aspects of life that may remain a mystery, we can live a skillful life founded on wisdom and not luck. God’s word gives us some practical insights how to not just experience life, but to live life. Godly Wisdom brings skillfulness to living life.
Locations & Times
  • Faith Church Kansas
    2203 Deer Rd, Garland, KS 66741, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
About Faith Church
We want to bring faith to life by helping people belong through connection, become disciples, and build the Kingdom of God. No matter where you are at in your faith journey - familiar with faith, far from faith, or fallen from faith - we want you to know you belong here!

Do you text? We do too!
We have a dedicated texting line, 620-604-9280, that you can text keywords to help you connect.
HELLO - helps us get to know you
SERVE - helps you join a serve team
NEWS - helps you stay informed.

To learn even more about Faith Church, join a serve team, or find a connect group, stop by our website,

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Want to Start a Group? Text “Groups” to 620-604-9280.

Influence is fueled by friendship.
Want to talk it over and connect this message to your everyday life? Good, us to! Change happens when we apply what learn and share it within community. Answer these questions so you can share with your Connect Group or talk it over with a personal friend.

Influence. One skill we want to develop in life is the stewardship of influence. We all have influence and are influenced. No matter the stage or season of life, we want to be God-honoring with our influence and insulate our hearts for wrong influences.

CONNECT IN CONVERSATION. [Conversation starters for your group.]
• Who is one person that had a positive influence on your life? How?
• How would you define or describe influence?

CONNECT TO THE WORD. [Read it and talk it out.]
• Read Proverbs 13:16-21. What do you notice about influence in these verses?
• In the message, a distinction was made between hypocrites and sinners. Why do you think God has no time for hypocrites but much time for sinners?

CONNECT WITH OTHERS. [Questions that create openness.]
• Can you share a recent example, either personal or culturally, where influence brought positive impact?
• Pastor Matthews said that not everyone should get access to our hearts. How can you determine what/who gets access?
• Insecurity sabotages our ability to influence others. What are some insecurities you’ve overcome? How did you overcome them?

Which one of the following will you do this week?
• Make a list of 2 people you want to influence for Jesus. Invite them to church this week.
• What are two ways you can guard your heart? Share them with a close friend.
• Set an alarm to remind you to read God’s Word.

God, thank you for impacting us with your love. Your love gives us the confidence we need to live life well. Our desire is to be positive influences, pointing people toward You! Thank you, Holy Spirit, for empowering us live a life that honors you and gives us the boldness to be Godly influences to those we meet each day. When we feel insecure, remind us that You are
our confidence. In Jesus’ name, Amen.