Brookwood Church
DISCUSSION GUIDE - Connecting
Sunday, May 2, 2021
Locations & Times
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  • Brookwood Church
    580 Brookwood Point Pl, Simpsonville, SC 29681, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
  • https://www.brookwoodchurch.org/live
    Sunday 11:00 AM
Use this guide by yourself or with friends to pursue a deeper relationship with Jesus. To connect with others, visit https://www.brookwoodchurch.org/adults.
Conversation Starter
Name something that recently brought you joy.
Begin your study with prayer
Pause for a few minutes to quiet your heart and mind. Ask God to give you insight and direction as you study and reflect on this week’s lesson.
Bible Study and Group Discussion
Read Acts 17:1-9.
Acts of the Apostles 17:1-9 NLT

1. Paul used the Scriptures to reason with the people (vs. 2).Which Bible passages do you usually refer to when talking with others about Jesus?
2. Which aspects of Jesus’ life did Paul focus on?
3. What Old Testament passage best helps you understand our need
for Jesus?
Acts of the Apostles 17:10-15 NLT

4. How would you describe the people of Berea?
5. Do you know anyone who’s open-minded, maybe even eager, to have a conversation about Jesus? If so, who?
6. What do you imagine it would be like if they opened their heart to Jesus?
Acts of the Apostles 17:16-23 NLT

7. What was the main concern Paul had with the people of Athens?
8. How did he reason with them?
9. What topic in the Bible do you wish you knew more about? Why is that topic important to you?
10. What does Acts 17 teach you about connecting with others?
Spiritual Practice
A spiritual practice is something we do to interrupt our usual thoughts, feelings and patterns enabling us to move more deeply into the life of Christ.

Name one way God has changed your life. Who might benefit from hearing this specific story because of what they’re going through right now? Ask God to give you an opportunity to connect with that person, to tell them about the amazing and endless love of God.
Memory Verse
…I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to
save some. 1 Corinthians 9:22b (NLT)
Prepare for Next Sunday
Next Sunday, May 9, we’ll continue our series titled Church Extended.
To prepare, read Acts 18.
Acts of the Apostles 18:1-28 NLT

Why Jesus?
If you’ve never experienced God’s forgiveness and grace, we’d love the opportunity to talk with you about a life-changing relationship with Jesus. Email thepastors@brookwoodchurch.org or call 864.688.8200
Additional Study Tools
For additional Bible Study tools, guides and devotionals, check out bible.com, youversion.com, biblegateway.com and blueletterbible.org.
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Message Resources

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