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					   I Corinthians
        Chapter 3


Day1

Developing a Mindset
for Growth
Pray: Begin your time of
study with prayer. The
Lord’s desire is that you
would have a clear
understanding of His Word.
Pray that His spirit would
enable you to have clarity
of thought as you read
through His Word today.
Read: I Corinthians 3
Please read the full
chapter each day in order
to understand each verse in
its context.
Verse for Meditation:
I Corinthians 3:16            __________________________
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Take time to look up and      __________________________
write out this verse.         __________________________
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Memory Hints: write these     __________________________
verses out several times on   __________________________
index cards and place them    __________________________
in locations that you can     __________________________
constantly view them (like    __________________________
on your vanity mirror, on     __________________________
your refrigerator, or on
                              __________________________
the dash board of your        __________________________
car.)                         __________________________
Take opportunities to share   __________________________
with others what these        __________________________
verses mean to you.           __________________________
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               As you read through this
               chapter for the first time,
               take time to write out and    __________________________
               note areas that peak your     __________________________
               interest, or that you might   __________________________
               not understand initially.     __________________________
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____________   ___________________________   Carnal -
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____________                                 Developing a Mindset
____________                                 for Growth
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____________                                 Pray: Begin your time of
____________                                 study with prayer asking
____________                                 the Lord to speak to you
____________                                 and develop a strong
____________                                 hunger for His Word.
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____________                                 Read: I Corinthians 3
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____________                                 Concentrating on verses 1-
____________                                 4
____________                                 Please read the full
____________                                 chapter each day in order
____________                                 to understand each verse
____________                                 in its context.
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____________                                 Verse for Meditation:
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____________                                 I Corinthians 3:16
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Take time      known as the meat of the      __________________________
review your    Word, are the principles      __________________________
verse.         for Christian living.         __________________________
               Research: Hebrews 5:12-13     __________________________
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Growing                                      __________________________
through the                                  __________________________
Word Verse                                   __________________________
by Verse:                                    __________________________
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Verse 1                                      ___
1. Paul
cannot speak
to the
Corinthian
believers as
spiritual
people, why
not?



Research                                     An acronym        for
and                                          pride
Development
:                                            P - Prevents

Verses 2 - 4                                 R - Risen Savior from

The “milk’                                   I - Intervening
refers to
                                             D - Divinely in our
the sweet
Word of                                      E - Earthly              v
Christ by                                    vEnvironment
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which
               ___________________________
believers
               ___________________________
grow in
               ___________________________
grace and
               ___________________________
are
               ___________________________
nourished to
               ___________________________
life
               ___________________________
eternal.
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Research: I
               ___________________________
Peter 2:2
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The solid      ___________________________
food,” also    ___________________________

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.              often their mindset is        __________________________
               self-centered. What does      __________________________
               Philippians 2:1-5, say and    __________________________
               how does it challenge you?    __________________________
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               a. What is the root of        __________________________
               jealousy and strife?          __________________________
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               Personal Growth               __________________________
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               4. It is important to         __________________________
               determine the stage that      __________________________
               you are in Christ. Are you    __________________________
               a babe, a carnal Christian,   __________________________
               or a mature believer. The     __________________________
               evidence of the stage you     __________________________
2. What does   are in is evident in the      __________________________
it mean to     fruit that you bare.          __________________________
be a “Carnal                                 __________________________
Christian”?    The survey on the following   __________________________
               page is for you to            __________________________
3. Babies      personally examine your       __________________________
have one       stage as a believer.          __________________________
thing on       Please answer all of the      __________________________
their mind,    question with a honest        __________________________
themselves     heart.                        __________________________
and their
                                             __________________________
needs. To
                                             __________________________
be a babe in
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Christ is
                                             __________________________
acceptable
                                             __________________________
for a short
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time after
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you have
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first
                                             __________________________
received the
                                             __________________________
Lord.
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However,
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when one
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does not
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progress as
                                             __________________________
a believer
                                             __________________________
and stays in
                                             __________________________
this infant
                                             __________________________
stage, it
               ___________________________   __________________________
means that
               ___________________________   __________________________
maturity is
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lacking and    ___________________________
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Survey of Maturity in Christ
Consider the following statements to give you an idea of where your
maturity level is at in Your Christianity.
Answer (U) for Usually; (S) for Sometimes; and (R) for Rarely.
                                                        U           S
R
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    1. I seek the Lord and spend time with Him because I want to.       t
            t    t

    2. My thoughts are generally on how I can serve and please the Lord.
                 t    t    t

    3. My speech is not inappropriate and reflects who I say I am in
       Christ.   t    t    t

    4. The way I spend my money reflects investment in that which is
      eternal. t     t    t

    5. The deeds I do in private can be displayed in public without shame.

      *Mark individually per deed.
      This includes:           Relationships I participate in
           t    t    t
                     Language I use                     t     t     t
                     Music I listen to                        t     t   t
                     T.V. or movies I watch                   t     t   t
                     Books I read                             t     t   t

    6. My private prayer life exceeds that of my public prayer life.
                 t    t    t

    7. I go to the Lord and to mature believers, not secular sources, for
       help
       with life’s difficulties.                                        t
       t    t

   8. When I commit a sin or a wrong against someone, I am quick to
repent

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     and quick to admit my wrong done to that person with sincere
  apology.     t    t    t

  9. I am quick to forgive those who have wronged me.                   t
          t    t

  10.     I seek to build others up and refuse to participate in gossip.
                    t    t    t

  11.     I seek to honor the Lord in my appearance, dressing modestly
     as
     to not stumble anyone.                                 t    t     t

  12.     I am not ashamed of my Savior, and seek to share my faith as
     the Lord
     brings opportunity to do so.                                t     t
     t

  13.     My desire is that HE increases and I decrease.
          t    t    t

  14.     I search the Scriptures to know what I believe and why I
     believe it,
     so I can be ready to give a reason for the hope that lies within
  me.          t    t    t



   15. I am well aware that my life is an open book for others to read,
and
      what I say and do reflect a good witness or a bad one; therefore,
      I am continually seeking the Lord in reliance upon Him to be
      His faithful witness to a lost generation.                        t
           t    t




Now grant it, each of us can go through this list and be convicted,
because we all have room for growth, and not too many of us are going to
put U on every question. The truth is, we need to be able to say we are
striving to do all of these things, we are all in a growth process, and
it is good to see where we are, not so we can be discouraged, but so we
can see where we need to focus in on for growth. A famous preacher once
said, “ I ain’t what I should be, but I ain’t what I used to be
either.” We want to be able to say the same, yes I have plenty of room
to keep growing, but I can look back and see where I have grown thus
far.



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In scoring yourself, give yourself 3 points for every U answer, 1 points
for every for each S, and O points for every R. Then add your numbers.
If you scored 57 -   47 points, you are well on your way to maturity.
If you scored 46 – 36 points, you are in the process of growing, keep
moving forward.
If you scored 35 points or below, you are either still in the infancy
stage of growth.
Perhaps you haven’t been saved for long, and that’s ok, you are going to
grow as you continue your walk with Jesus, keep going!
On the other hand, if you have been saved for quite sometime, and you
know better, then you are most likely in the carnal stage. Good news for
you; God wants to bring you out of that phase and into maturity. You are
here at Bible Study, and that is a good indication that you are serious
about change and growth, keep pressing on sister!
                you may show signs of
                maturity it never means you
                have arrived. God will be
                faithful to work on you
                until the day of completion
                (Philippians 1:6.) Are you
                faithful to be available
                and be used by Him? Search
                your heart and ask that the
                Lord would show you areas
                that you need growth in.
                Be open to His working in
                your life.




Room to
Grow
5. No matter
what stage
you are in,
in Christ
there is
always room
for growth.
Just because
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               day in order to understand
               each verse in its context.
               Verse for Meditation:

               I Corinthians 3:16
               Take time review your
               verse.



               Growing through the
               Word Verse by Verse:
               Verses 5 - 9
               1. Paul refers to the
               church planted in Ephesus
               where He and Apollos worked
               as a team for God. They
               had one purpose in mind.      __________________________
               What was their common goal?   __________________________
Day 3                                        __________________________
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Developing                                   __________________________
a Mindset      Research and                  __________________________
for Growth     Development:                  __________________________
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Pray: Begin    2. “Increase” and “bearing    __________________________
your time of   fruit” are terms used in      __________________________
study with     the Word that imply           __________________________
prayer         positive growth. Positive     __________________________
asking the     growth can only happen when   __________________________
Lord to        the body is healthy.          __________________________
speak to you   To further understand this    __________________________
with wisdom    concept Research: I           __________________________
that can       Corinthians 12:12-31          __________________________
only come                                    __________________________
from Him.      Why is important to
               understand this concept?      __________________________
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Read: I
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Corinthians
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3
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Concentratin                                 __________________________
g on verses                                  __________________________
5 - 9                                        ______________________

Please read
the full
chapter each
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3. You and I are called to
be His workers, no matter
what the analogy: as His
field, as His building, as
the body.
What are we called to do?     __________________________
Research: Matthew 9:37 - 38   __________________________
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Personal Growth               __________________________
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4. As a believer in Christ,   __________________________
you are a necessary part of   __________________________
a common cause and goal.      __________________________
What do you see your part     __________________________
as and how do you use this    __________________________
to further the kingdom of     __________________________
God?                          __________________________
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Room to Grow                  __________________________
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5. God has chosen you to be
                              __________________________
a special part of the body
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of Christ. Pray that you
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can be effective in your
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part this week. Pray that
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the Lord will show you ways
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that you can promote unity
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in the body.
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____________                                 Take time review your
____________   I Peter 2:4-5                 verse.
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____________   “Coming to Him [as to] a
____________   living stone, rejected        Growing through the
____________   indeed by men, but chosen     Word Verse by Verse:
____________   by God [and] precious,
               you also, as living stones,   Verses 10 - 11
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____________   are being built up a
                                             1. What is the foundation
____________   spiritual house, a holy
                                             for which “God’s
____________   priesthood, to offer up
                                             building”, is to be built
____________   spiritual sacrifices
                                             on?
____           acceptable to God through
               Jesus Christ.”                a. According to verse 11
                                             and         Ephesians
                                             2:20, who built on that
                                             foundation? And what word
                                             of caution is given to
                                             those who follow?




               Day 4

               Developing a Mindset
               for Growth
               Pray: Begin your time of
               study with prayer. Ask the
               Lord to open your eyes to
               the areas He desires to use
               you for His service.
               Read: I Corinthians 3

               Concentrating on verses 10
               - 17
               Please read the full
               chapter each day in order
               to understand each verse in
               its context.
               Verse for Meditation:
               I Corinthians 3:16


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                                             Research and
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____________                                 to add to the existing
____________                                 foundation (for example:
____________                                 encouragement to other
____________                                 believers, etc.).
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                                             Now list some improper
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                                             materials to add to the
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                                             foundation (for example:
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                                             seeds of false doctrine
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                                             that twist the truth of
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               Motive -                      the Word.)
____________   something (as a need or
               desire) that causes a         a. Compare your lists.
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____________   person to act.                b. What happens when
____________                                 inferior building
____________   Job 23:10 “But He knows the   materials are used?
____________   way that I take; [When] He    (verses 13-15)
____________   has tested me, I shall come
____________   forth as gold.”               c. What is the result when
____________                                 one’s work endures the
____________                                 fire? Research: John 15:1-
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                                             What motivates the
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                                             believer to work for the
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                                             Lord is not for you or me
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                                             to judge. Only God can
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                                             see the heart of the
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                                             believer and He alone is
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                                             capable of judgment.
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A Christian    ___________________________   __________________________
may suffer     ___________________________   __________________________
the loss of    ___________________________   ______
worthless      ___________________________
works and      ___________________________
character,     ___________________________
but not        ___________________________
his/her        ___________________________
life. It is    ___________________________
like one who   ___________________________
escapes from   ___________________________
a burning      ___________________________
building; he   ___________________________
has suffered   ___________________________
a loss but     ___________________________   Temple of the    Holy
is still       ___________________________
                                             Spirit -
alive. This    ___________________________
judgment for   ___________________________   Just as our individual
Christians     ___________________________   bodies are the temple of
does not       ___________________________   the Holy Spirit, The
consign them   ___________________________   Church which you and I are
to hell.       ___________________________   each a member of is God’s
               ___________________________   temple wherein His Spirit
               ___________________________   dwells (abides.)
               ___________________________
               ___________________________   Ephesians 2:20 – 22
               ___________________________   “…Jesus Christ Himself
               ___________________________   being the chief
               ___________________________   corner[stone], in whom the
               ___________________________   whole building, being
               ___________________________   fitted together, grows
               ___________________________   into a holy temple in the
               ___________________________   Lord, in whom you also are
               ___________________________   being built together for a
               ___________________________   dwelling place of God in
               ___________________________   the Spirit.”
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               Take time this week to        __________________________
               research some of these        __________________________
               directions on your own. As    __________________________
               a woman who has chosen to     __________________________
               follow the ways of God, it    __________________________
               should be your desire that    __________________________
               your in-ward and out-ward     __________________________
Personal       appearance would bring        __________________________
Growth         glory and honor to Him.       __________________________
               Take time to examine your     __________________________
Verses 16 -    appearance. Pray that the     __________________________
17             Holy Spirit could speak to    __________________________
               you in the areas that need    __________________________
3. As a        a change. In obedience to     __________________________
believer you   your Savior, act on the       __________________________
are a direct   areas that He prompts in      __________________________
representati   you.                          __________________________
on of God                                    __________________________
the Father,                                  __________________________
the Son and                                  __________________________
the Holy                                     __________________________
Spirit.                                      __________________________
What does it                                 __________________________
mean to you                                  __________________________
that your                                    __________________________
body is the                                  __________________________
temple of                                    __________________________
the Holy                                     _________________________
Spirit?                                      __________________________
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a. How do
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you choose
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to live this
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out in
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practical
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terms?
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Room to        ___________________________
Grow           ___________________________
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4. The Bible   ___________________________
gives women    ___________________________
clear          ___________________________
direction as   ___________________________
to how they    ___________________________
are to dress   ___________________________
and conduct    ___________________________
themselves.    ___________________________
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        Developing a Mindset          Jewish man. What does he
        for Growth                    say about his
                                      qualifications in
        Pray: Begin your time of      Philippians 3:4 – 8. As
        study with prayer. Ask the    you read, think about the
        Lord to grant you his         qualifications you possess
        wisdom as you study His       and consider if they are
        Word.                         useful for the Lord? What
                                      can you see in your life
        Read: I Corinthians 3         that might be considered
                                      as rubbish?
        Concentrating on verses 18
        -23
        Please read the full
        chapter each day in order
        to understand each verse in
        its context.
        Verse for Meditation:

        I Corinthians 3:16
        Take time review your
        verse.



        Growing through the
        Word Verse by Verse:
        Verses 18 - 20
        1. What type of wisdom is
        considered foolishness
        before God?
        a. Where does this wisdom
        come from?
        b. What is the result of      __________________________
        this type of wisdom?          __________________________
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        Research and                  __________________________
        Development:                  __________________________
                                      __________________________
        Verses 21 -23                 __________________________
                                      __________________________
        2. Paul cautions us not to
                                      __________________________
        boast in the ability of
Day 5                                 __________________________
        man. He was an educated
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____________                                 direct result of God
____________                                 working through them.
____________                                 Take time to thank God for
____________                                 the gifts and talents He
____________                                 has blessed you with.
____________                                 Seek Him and ask Him to
____________                                 show you any areas that
____________                                 you may be robbing Him of
____________                                 His glory. Ask Him to
____________                                 show you how to turn this
____________                                 around so that you can
____________                                 give Him the glory that He
____________                                 is due.
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____________   Personal Growth               __________________________
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____________   3. When we give glory to      __________________________
____________   man or woman we are           __________________________
____________   stealing glory that rightly   __________________________
____________   belongs to the Lord. He is    __________________________
____________   the sole provider of our      __________________________
____________   gifts and talents. What is    __________________________
____________   the difference in             __________________________
____________   glorifying someone or in      __________________________
____________   simply appreciating their     __________________________
________       service unto God and His      __________________________
               people?                       __________________________
               a. What would be the proper   __________________________
               response to someone giving    __________________________
               you a compliment or           __________________________
               glorifying you for a gift     __________________________
               or talent you have shared?    __________________________
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               Room to Grow                  __________________________
                                             __________________________
               We can guard against          __________________________
               tipping the scales of         __________________________
               appreciating to glorifying    __________________________
               by remembering one simple     __________________________
               truth. Anything good that     __________________________
               comes from a person is a
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               3. Reflect on what the        __________________________
               Lord has taught you this      __________________________
               week. Take time to note       __________________________
               one or two things that you    __________________________
               need to apply to your life    __________________________
               from this chapter. Now        __________________________
               that Word. (James 1:22)       __________________________
               As you apply the Word of      __________________________
               God to your life, change      __________________________
               will inevitably occur.        __________________________
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Growth                                       __________________________
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                         Women of Wildwood

      Growing Up Through Practical Instruction
      A verse-by-verse study through the book of I Corinthians


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