What is that smell?


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Jun. 19, 2022

2 Corinthians 2:5-17

“What is that Smell?”

1. Forgiveness (vs. 5-11)

A. Church conflict hurts everyone (v. 5)

B. Rebuke or Punishment by the Majority (v. 6)

Romans 11:22

C. Recommended Reconciliation (vs. 7, 8)

John 20:22-23

Matthew 18:21-22

1 Thessalonians 2:11-12

Colossians 3:12-13

D. Obedience and How Forgiveness can happen (vs. 9, 10)

1 Thessalonians 2:11-12

E. Satan’s Designs (v. 11)

1 Corinthians 8:7-13

Romans 16:20

2. Frustration Spreads (vs12, 13)

A. Troas: An Open door (v. 12)

Another city of opportunity that had influence over a region

B. Unrest (v. 13)

3. A Reason for Thanks (vs. 14-17)

A. Victoriously Conquered (v. 14)

Romans 5:10

Philippians 3:18-21

B. It is that smell again 15-17

Genesis 8:20-22

Ephesians 5:2


1. Can people “smell” Jesus on you?

2. Are you suffering from unforgiveness in your life? Do you need to surrender it to Jesus today?

Follow Up in the Word through the Week…


Read: Romans 11:22

Does this verse help to understand other places in the Bible? How does the verse help explain God’s attitude and work with sin?


Read: John 20:22

By what power is forgiveness given? How have you dealt with forgiveness in your life, especially in the difficult cases?


Read: Matthew 18:15-35

What instructions does Jesus give in this passage that deals with conflict and forgiveness? How often are we called to forgive?


Read: 1 Thessalonians 2:11, 12

How does Paul deal with the people in this church? When considering the “comfort” or “encouragement” in 2 Corinthians 2:7, how can we take the way Paul speaks in today’s verses in dealing with someone who has turned back to the church?


Read: Romans 5:10

According to this verse, who were you before you came to Christ? Who are you now?


Read: Philippians 3:18-21

Who are the enemies in this verse? How does Paul describe them? How does Paul further describe those who come to trust in Christ?