Brookwood Church
DISCUSSION GUIDE - Breastplate of Righteousness
October 2, 2022
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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
Discussion Guide
Use this guide by yourself or with friends to pursue a deeper relationship with Jesus. To connect with others, visit brookwoodchurch.org/adults.
Conversation Starter
Describe a time you felt far away from God.
Begin your study with prayer
Pause for a few minutes to quiet your heart and mind. Then ask God for insight and direction as you study and reflect on this week’s lesson.

Bible Study and Group Discussion

Read Ephesians 6:10-18.

https://my.bible.com/bible/116/eph.6.10-18
The apostle Paul listed several pieces of armor worn by the Roman soldiers to teach us about the spiritual armor given to us by God. This week our focus is on the breastplate of righteousness.
Read 1 Corinthians 6:11 in both the NIV and NLT.
1. Justification means being declared perfectly righteous. What does it mean to be made right with God? How would you explain Jesus’ death and resurrection to someone who doesn’t believe?
2. Sanctification means developing practical righteousness. How can remembering the gift of salvation inspire you to live like Jesus?
3. What’s the relationship between justification and sanctification?
4. What words or phrases are most significant for you? Why?
5. Describe a time you experienced God’s forgiveness.
6. Have you ever struggled with doubts about the Bible or salvation? Explain.
7. How can you help someone who has doubts about their faith?
8. How does being crucified with Christ enable you to resist temptation?
9. Describe how sin has lost its power in your life.
10. Do you usually feel weighed down by sin or alive in Christ?
11. What part of this passage either encourages or challenges you?
Spiritual Practice
A spiritual practice is something we can do to help us live in and enjoy God’s grace. We hope these practices will become a regular part of your life so that walking and talking with God is the most natural thing you do.

If you’ve never had a personal encounter with Jesus, we encourage you to ask questions and learn more. Email us at adults@brookwoodchurch.org or call 864.688.8212. We’d love to talk with you about how a relationship with Jesus can change your life forever!

If you’re a follower of Jesus, spend time reflecting on the story of your salvation. Where were you when God first became real to you? What happened? Ask God to renew the joy of your salvation (Psalm 51:12) and empower you to live for Him with everything you have (Deuteronomy 6:4-5)!
Memory Verse
May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ—for this will bring much glory and praise to God. Philippians 1:11 (NLT)
Prepare for Next Sunday
Next Sunday, October 9, we’ll continue the series Spiritual Warfare. To prepare, read Isaiah 52:7-10 and 1 Peter 3:15.
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
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