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May 19 | Discovery Questions

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Question for Group Discussion based on Mark Scott’s Bible lesson for May 19, 2024

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1. What is one of the biggest risks you ever took based on your trust in another person? Did that turn out well? 

Ask two people to read aloud 2 Corinthians 5:1-21, one after the other, preferably from different Bible versions. Then ask a third person to briefly summarize the passages.  

2. This lesson is simply entitled “Hope.”  

• Does the word hope hold special meaning for you? Explain. 

• How does hope sustain you and/or motivate you? 

3. In verse 5, Paul wrote that God has given us the Spirit as a deposit to guarantee what is to come. 

• How has the gift of the Spirit given you confidence as you “live by faith, not by sight” (v. 7)? 

4. (Reread v. 14.) Give an example of something Christ’s love has compelled you to do.  

5. What is the difference between seeing people from a “worldly” point of view (v. 16) and a “heavenly” point of view? 

6. Verse 17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 

• What sort of changes have you witnessed in people who have become new creations in Christ? 

7. To what extent do you share in the “ministry of reconciliation” (v. 18) where you work? In your church? In your neighborhood? In your hobby or during your recreation? 

8. Based on our study and discussion, complete the sentence: “I will . . .”  

For Next Week: Read and reflect on 2 Corinthians 8:1-12; 9:6-15. You can also read next week’s supplemental texts and the Study and Application sections as part of your personal study.

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