Week 2 - Forgiveness

2 Corinthians 2

Small Group Questions. . .

Read Matthew 5:23-26 and Matthew 18:15-20.

  1. What makes this teaching so challenging?
  2. ‘This is what you did,’ vs ‘This is what you did to me.’ How do these two different statements affect the reconciliation process?
  3. How do you know you’ve truly repented? How do you know you’ve truly forgiven?
  4. Can you share a time when you’ve felt that you genuinely repented or genuinely forgave but the relationship was not reconciled? What do you believe God was teaching you in that experience?

Outline. . .

When I forgive.....
Personal Pride is Conquered
God’s Mercy is Reflected
Spiritual Joy is Restored
Genuine Love is Manifested
Discipleship is Proven
Biblical Unity is Maintained
Spiritual Victory is Assured

 Week 1 - Comfort

2 Corinthians 1:1-11

Reflection Questions . . .

  1. Has God ever given you more than you can handle?
  2. What has God taught you in the moments when you wanted to give up?
  3. Share an experience of genuine biblical comfort in your life.
  4. Why is comfort a challenge in the Body of Christ?
  5. How could we increase the ‘comfort’ factor in our community?

Outline . . .

2 Corinthians 2:1-11 There’s a common Christian cliché that goes like this: God won’t give you more than you can handle.

But this happened (so) that (here’s the purpose, the reason, the lesson Paul learned in his suffering that) we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.

Following Jesus In A Broken World

  • Suffering Is The Given 8 We do not want you to be uninformed. . .

  • Comfort Is The Promise 4 who comforts us in all our troubles.

  • Character Is The Fruit 6 It is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance.

  • Ministry Is The Purpose 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

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