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How do we accurately assess our past year and plan for the next. We'll learn some practical and spiritual tips on how to see God in the past, present, and future from a man who had many regrets and fears - the Apostle Peter.

What would Christmas without Christ be like? If you really think about it, you might be surprised how familiar it is. This week we get down to the real core of Christmas.

We learn the secret of Paul the Apostle - that though he saw things no other man has ever seen, the most important secret of all is letting us fall by the wayside and let God live through us.

How gullible are you? How quick are you to believe what you hear - and what do you base your decisions on? The Corinthians were too quick to believe, and we can learn lessons ourselves on how to know truth from error.

Learn to tell the difference between real spiritual power and fake power. Paul tells us that being impressive doesn't mean you are effective. Learn too how to take your very thoughts captive.

In this study we

Have you ever wondered whether tithing was in the New Testament? You might be surprised at the answer. Find out the 11 qualities of true giving to God as we continue our study of Paul's letter to the Corinthians.

What kind of gauge do you use to measure your effectiveness? Often we use the world as our measure and it leads us to see failure, when God really sees success. Learn the keys to accurately measuring your life for God.

When we look to the outside appearance of things our senses, and our emotions can mislead us. We need to look to what changes God is making in us, in preparing us for a new body and a new life with Him

Is it okay to be doing badly? Is it okay to be weak? The world would say "no" but the Apostle Paul uses weakness and discouragement to see the Lord's life created in him and others.

How do you make changes in your life? Do you do it by comparing yourself to others around you - do you do it by comparing yourself to come external standard, or do you do it by God's Spirit? Learn the best way to make changes that last.

How can a Christian be a pawn of Satan? It's easier than you may think. Learn about the schemes of the enemy and how not to fall prey to Satan's devices.

What happens when something goes wrong - does it mean you are bad? What happens when you think you've heard God and things don't work out - does it mean you didn't hear right? Paul answers both questions in this 1st chapter.

We spend many hours and much effort to make our present bodies better. While there's nothing wrong with it, we should also be preparing to get our new bodies - ones that won't decay or atrophy.

When it comes to understanding God, logic is important - but when we use human standards of logic we can miss God completely. Find out what illogical ideas people have about God. This study also explains ways to tell why you believe what you believe.

The gifts of the Spirit have split churches and keep Christians apart

No matter how gifted you are

Learn about the Context, Motivation, and Operation of the gifts of the Spirit as we study this chapter. Learn the four keys to living life as a part of the body of Christ.