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Impacting our families and friends

Memory Verse

“For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just, so that the Lord will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.”.

  • Appreciate that to make impact, it needs to include those around us – Family and Friends.
  • Encourage and Equip us on how to go about it or do it better.
  • Appreciate that the credibility of making an impact on the outside is whether you are successfully doing that at home/closest to you.
  • Family impact is not limited to your nuclear family.
  • It is the father’s desire for us to make impact for His glory.


  • Why is it important for us to make an impact in the lives of our friends and families?
  • What does it mean to impact families and friends?
  • How do you impact those that really know you – good and bad? How do you get past the ‘hang-ups of history’?
  • What are the qualities of the person that can impact the lives of friends and families?
  • What sort of strategy should I use to make impact with my family and friends?
  • God is interested in believers impacting friend and families positively (Genesis 18:19).
  • The world is tired of believers of words only, our lives should reflect what we speak (2 Corinthians 3:2).
  • If you must impact your families and friends, you must be devoted and consistent in your relationship with God (Luke 14:26).
  • Desiring the help of God to impact friends and families should be triggered by a genuine motive rather than self-aggrandisation and showmanship (Matt 20:21).
  • Impacting friends and families starts in the place prayer, commit them to God always (Ephesians 1:15-19).
  • Deal with your family and friends with some worth, respect and honour (Romance 12:10).
  • We need to carry our families in making impact (Acts 10:2).
  • One person cannot win a war. It is important we make impact in the lives of our friends and families and they in turn make impact and it becomes a revolving cycle of kingdom impact.
  • Our motive for making impact in friends and families should be genuine and not rooted in selfishness (Jeremiah 17:10).
  • Our relationship with friends and families should be marked selflessness otherwise, it be difficult to impact them (Mark 12:29-31, John 13:34)
  • Be real, be authentic.
  • Prayerfully ask God for the specific impact He wants you to make in the lives of your families and friends and stay focused to the assignment God has given to you, doing the work assigned to someone else will only make noise and not impact. (Romans 11:13)
  • In making impact, we need to create structures that can be self-sustaining while relying on God even when we are not there as the Rekabites (Jeremiah 35:6)