Brookwood Church
DISCUSSION GUIDE - Standing
September 19, 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 PM
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
You meet your 18-year-old self. You’re allowed to say three words. What do you say?
Begin your study with prayer
Pause for a few minutes to quiet your heart and mind. Ask God for insight and direction as you study and reflect on this week’s lesson.
Bible Study and Group Discussion
Read 2 Corinthians 1:1-11.
1. Describe a time you needed comfort.
2. What enabled Paul to rejoice when he faced problems and trials? See also Romans 5:3-5; John 16:33; James 1:2-4.
3. What’s one way God has worked in your life as a result of a struggle or difficult season?
4. What are ways to share God’s comfort with others?
5. What does it mean to have integrity?

6. What do you think Paul’s opponents were saying about his motives?
7. Can you think of a time you encountered rejection while serving someone? How did that affect you?
8. How does having a clear conscience provide confidence? Have you experienced this? Explain.
9. Have you ever had a difficult time offering forgiveness? How did it impact your relationship with God?
10. How does unforgiveness make you susceptible to the schemes and attacks of Satan?
11. Paul demonstrates what it looks like to stand firm in the faith. Based on this week’s lesson, what’s one way you could follow his example?
Spiritual Practice
A spiritual practice is like training for the soul. If you build these into your everyday life, you’re sure to strengthen your relationship with God.

Pray for places in your life where there is suffering and sadness. Ask God to bring you comfort.
Memory Verse
In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead. 2 Corinthians 1:9 (NLT)

Prepare for Next Sunday

Next Sunday, September 26, we’ll continue our series Sufficiency in Christ. To prepare read 2 Corinthians 2:12-3:18.

https://www.bible.com/bible/116/2CO.2.12-17.NLT

Continue with 2 Corinthians 3:1-18

https://www.bible.com/bible/116/2CO.3.1-18.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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Online Sunday Services

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Message Resources

Check out other Message Resources like the Outline and Family Talk for parents and children. Message Resources are available in the Brookwood Church app and on the website.

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We'd love to hear from you!

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