This is an inductive Bible study based on Handbook to Happiness, by Dr. Charles Solomon. It is intended for personal and small group/class study. A leader’s guide by pastor Jeff Barbieri is also available. The title study comes from the apostle Paul’s testimony that he gave while imprisoned in Rome: “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Phil. 1:21).
Part I Lesson 1 God’s Design for Man: a Tri-Unity, Man’s Spiritual Problem, A New Spirit, The Center: Christ or Self?,God’s Plan
Lesson 2 My Old Identity, The Identity Crisis, The Need for Life,
Lesson 3 My New Identity, My Life “In Christ”, My Assurance, My Security,
Lesson 4 My Acceptance, My Acceptance in Christ, The Rejection Syndrome, My Response,
Part II Lesson 5 My Identification with Christ In Co-Death In Co-Burial In Co-Resurrection In Co-Ascension
Lesson 6 My Victory, What is Victory?, Why Do We Not Experience Victory?
Lesson 7 My Choice, My Will, Walking after the Flesh, Walking in the Spirit,
Lesson 8 Paths to the Cross
“I have gained such a deeper love, passion and devotion to Christ like I never have before. I am on my way to fully being in Him and He in me; a unity I never thought possible for me. And OH!! How great it is. I love Him so much I find it difficult to breathe sometimes because it takes my breath away. I look forward to my journey in sanctification and what God intends for my sanctification. I look forward to walk in unity with Christ and keeping my eyes on Him for all things around me and in me. I look forward to loving Him and trusting Him from this point forward with my Soul, Spirit and Body. I look forward to having Him my center; my core. I look forward to our relationship together for He is my everything in every way. To Him is all the glory for I am nothing, without Him and I am everything with Him, and there is great peace and joy in knowing that.” -Carmen V.