PART 6 DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
When was a time when someone who had experienced circumstances similar to yours attempted to comfort you? Was it helpful?
Read 2 Corinthians 1:3–7. In the midst of his own suffering, Paul is able to praise God for his compassion and comfort. Does this seem possible?
Have you ever had the opportunity to comfort someone because you’ve experienced a similar trial?
Giving and receiving comfort can be intensely emotional. Considering your answers for Questions 1 and 3, use the Feeling Wheel below to identify one word to describe how you felt in those situations.
During the message, Andy said, “Our capacity to comfort is determined by the degree to which we’ve suffered.” Respond to that statement. In what ways is it hopeful? In what ways is it scary?
Does your "in-the-meantime" moment have to be fully resolved before you can comfort others?
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