Brookwood Church
DISCUSSION GUIDE - The Blessing of New Life
March 19, 2023
Locations & Times
  • Brookwood Church
    580 Brookwood Point Pl, Simpsonville, SC 29681, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
    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
Conversation Starter
What’s your favorite worship song, and why?
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 1:3-14
1. Paul praised God for the spiritual blessings he’d been given. How do you express gratitude to God for what He’s given you?
2. God has given spiritual blessings to everyone who believes in Jesus. Do you feel worthy of such gifts? Describe how that makes you feel and how you can move into a closer relationship with God.
3. Do you live from a place of surplus or deficit? What are ways you can move into a posture of surplus?
4. What does it mean to be united with Jesus? How have you experienced this union?
5. How have your attitudes and actions changed as you’ve experienced God’s spiritual blessings? How do others see you live out your faith? Share areas you can improve in your life so others see God’s blessings.
6. Through union with Jesus, we receive the Holy Spirit, which marks us as one of His children. How do you allow the Holy Spirit lead in your life? Name additional ways you can let Him lead.
7. Believing in Jesus leads to worship, which can take many forms. Name different ways to worship. Which do you prefer and why?
8. Through Christ, God will make all things right, in His time. How does this make you feel, knowing God has promised this to you? How can His promise help you to deepen your trust in God?
9. As we emerge from difficulties, we see God’s guidance, and it seems easier to praise Him. When things are going well in your life, do you praise God more or less? How can you remember to praise God in all circumstances?
10. What are spiritual blessings in your life that you may not have seen as blessings? Use those to help live from a place of surplus, praising God as you do.
Spiritual Practice
A spiritual practice is something we can do to help us live in and enjoy God’s grace. We hope these will become a regular part of your life, so that walking and talking with God is the most natural thing you do.

One way to help you praise God is to write out the blessings He’s given you. Spend time this week journaling what you’re grateful for and praising God for what He’s done.
Memory Verse
Since He did not spare even His own Son but gave Him up for us all, won’t He also give us everything else? Romans 8:32 (NLT)

Prepare for Next Sunday

Next Sunday, March 26, we’ll conclude our New Life series.To prepare, read Ephesians 1:18-20.
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 or call 864.688.8200
Additional Study Tools
For additional Bible Study tools, guides and devotionals, check out,, and
Brookwood Church App
Stay connected to God's Word and Brookwood. Download the Brookwood Church app from your favorite app store. Find message resources, watch past messages, leave prayer requests, give and more.

Online Sunday Services

Join us at our Online Campus Sundays at 11 am!

Faith grows deeper as we pursue Jesus together!

To join a Community Group, visit our website or email

Message Resources

Check out other Message Resources available in the Brookwood Church app and on the website.

We'd love to hear from you!

Please visit or contact us at 864.688.8200.