As You Go (Part 1): Study Guide

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Bottom Line

When people follow you, where do they end up? 

Study Verses

1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1, Ephesians 3:20-4:2, Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Acts 17:24-28

Key Points

  • Everyone has influence.
  • Everybody is leading somebody somewhere.
  • The weight of His image is seen in us today. The weight of His image is seen in them tomorrow. 
  • Understanding the significance of the small things is something we underestimate.
  • Big things are just a pile of little things done really well.
  • Do what you can where you are. 
  • During the normal course of your day, pay attention. 
  • God doesn’t need us to do big things for Him. 
  • Jesus is the only thing that changes everything.
  • It’s impossible to lead from a distance. 
  • How we see the world, and our part in it, determines our willingness to take action.


  • How do you define influence? What are some images and emotions that come to mind when you hear this word?
  • Do you believe you have influence? What makes you answer in the way that you do?
  • Describe a small thing someone did for you that made a big impact. Why did this small action or word have a profound impact in your life?
  • How does obedience and action in the small things prepare us to step into big opportunities when they present themselves?


  • Read 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1. What matters more: what we do or why we do it? What should people see through our actions and words?
  • Read Ephesians 3:20-4:2. What does it mean to “live a life worthy of the calling you have received”?
  • Read Deuteronomy 6:4-9. How does this passage speak to leadership and influence being something that happens “as you go”?
  • Read Acts 17:24-28. What perspective shift does this passage provide for the person who says they want to do “big things” for God?


  • Over the years, how have you wrestled with seeing yourself as a leader and a person who can make an impact?
  • Everybody is leading somebody somewhere. When people follow you, where do they end up?
  • Reflect on your own life and fill in the blank: Imitate me as I _______________.  If people were to imitate your leadership, what would be the picture we would see?
  • What is a small thing you’ve neglected or overlooked? How can you step into this situation with the influence you’ve been given?
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