16 May 2021
Series: Five Stars

Forgiveness is a Spiritual Battle

Speaker: Steve Hill

Bible Passage: 2 Corinthians 2:5-11

Outline:

  1. Forgiveness means pardon not probation.
  2. Forgiveness must include real support.
  3. Forgiveness reaffirms love.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Where have you experienced positive teamwork? i.e. sports, work, family, volunteer team
  2. What are the characteristics of a toxic workplace? If left a toxic workplace is ignored, what are the results? Do you have any experiences to share?
  3. Unity in the church is a priority according to Jesus (John 17:20-21). Check out Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 1:10-12 concerning unity. Why is church unity such a high priority?
  4. In 2 Corinthians 2:5-11, it appears that church discipline occurred, and the goal of restoration became a reality. Why does Paul emphasize forgiveness? Pastor Steve mentioned the phrase “aggressive forgiveness.” What does this mean to you?
  5. Do you see the Devil dividing people in the church? How is forgiveness a tool to be used in spiritual warfare? Why is bitterness/anger such a successful tool for the Devil’s schemes?
  6. What one attitude do you need to change to encourage church unity?