- What was a high point and a low point from your past week?
- We are in a new sermon series studying the book of 2 Corinthians called “Through it All.” Has there been anything from the first two sermons that you have found yourself meditating on?
- Is there a topic or question you really hope is covered in the series at some point?
Application: Trust is built over time.
- Read 2 Corinthians 1:12-22. What are some of the relationships that matter most to you?
- Is there a specific event or situation that defined those relationships (such as team members, a sickness, a fight, an accomplishment, etc.)?
- Have you ever done anything you regret that tainted one of those relationships?
- Were you able to repair it? What are some of the steps you took or the attitudes you had?
- What attitudes and heart do you see displayed in 2 Corinthians 1:12-22 that would lead to healing or the ability to be reconciled?
Application: Trust is grounded in God.
- Read 2 Timothy 3:10, 1 Thessalonians 1:5, 2:9. As a group, define the word integrity.
- Who are some of the people you know who have demonstrated this character trait? What are the things they did to display this?
- Based on what we’ve read in 2 Corinthians, 2 Timothy 3:10, and 1 Thessalonians 1:5, and 2:9 why does integrity and Christian go together? Instead of just, “the Bible says so,” try to figure out why is this a natural fit.
- How does integrity build trust? Why do you think trust must be the foundation of any relationship?
- How does having a trusting character among non-believers enable you to display Christ? If someone asked you why you have integrity, what would you tell them?
01/12 2 Corinthians 1:12-22
01/13 2 Timothy 3:10-15
01/14 1 Thessalonians 1:2-7
01/15 1 Thessalonians 2:9-12
01/16 Proverbs 11:3
01/17 1 Peter 3:15-16
01/18 2 Corinthians 1:12-22