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Select the topic or date of your choice to view a detailed outline of the teachings. Each time you study the Word, you position yourself to receive divine direction from God. When you spend time researching the Scriptures, you acquire wisdom tor every situation in life. As you study, expect to find answers to your questions and solutions to your problems!

Speaking in Tongues (NY)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Speaking in tongues is a grace gift from God that is only beneficial during our earthly lives. Those who do not believe in tongues and do not operate in it are missing out on this temporary opportunity. This gift brings great power in that when we pray in the Holy Spirit, things change. We must not relegate speaking in tongues to religion or think it has died out, because it is still alive and well today. When we receive the Word of God and get born again, our very first experience as new Christians is receiving the Holy Spirit; the second experience is the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. These experiences were described in the book of Acts when several of the apostles ministered to the Samaritans. It is entirely possible to be a believer without the ability to speak in tongues, but receiving this gift changes our lives powerfully.

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Help, I’m Afraid to Give! (Part 3)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Financial giving is a way we prove to ourselves our trust in God, but unbelief and fear can make us afraid to give. When it comes down to the nitty-gritty, we can say we trust God but our reluctance to give financially will indicate otherwise. Some people will turn over almost every area of their lives to Him, except for their finances. God made many promises to us, including the promise of provision; Christians’ number one fear that the enemy tries to capitalize on is the fear that what God promised in His Word will not materialize. Money is one thing that can make us stumble in our Christian walk, which is why God tells us to trust Him over wealth and riches. Grace has made everything we need for a prosperous life; our faith takes what grace has made. Believing wholeheartedly in God’s promises allows us to respond to them in faith, with no fear to get in our way.

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Help, I’m Afraid to Give! (NY)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

When we are afraid to financially support the church, we can study the Scriptures and see that we are specifically told to give. We cannot simply ignore these passages because they make us uncomfortable. Some people have trouble believing all of the Word of God because they do not understand what God says about money. If we do not fully trust God, we will believe Him in all other areas of our lives except for our finances. We cannot “cherry pick” the Word like this. The Bible gives us practical advice on how to handle money, but if we ignore that advice and trust ourselves over God for sound money management, we make ourselves the source of our own prosperity. This fear is a stronghold we must conquer, and overcoming it will give us power, authority, and dominion in our financial lives.

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Speaking in Tongues (ATL)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Religion has a way of getting us to believe something without scriptural basis to support it. If we find ourselves believing a teaching that is nowhere to be found in the Scriptures, it might be time to re-evaluate that belief. Speaking in tongues is an example. There have always been people who mock speaking in tongues, but this is a valid spiritual gift that accompanies the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Some people think speaking in tongues ceased when the last apostle died, but this is a misunderstanding that stems from misinterpreting the Scriptures. The gift of tongues is still relevant and evident today, and it will continue for as long as we are on this earth. It is a powerful tool to help us bypass our intellect and pray the perfect prayer directly to God.

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Help, I’m Afraid to Give (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

When we examine the issue of financial giving, a number of places in the Bible specifically encourage us to give. We can either gloss over those Scriptures and ignore them, or heed them and begin practicing what the Word of God says. Fear is the reason behind people’s reluctance to give to support the church. Giving is a way we demonstrate our faith in the promises of God. The devil tries to convince us that what God promised won’t come to pass for us; he does this by making us afraid to give. Fear causes us to doubt what is written in the Bible concerning giving. The danger is that if we are walking in fear in the area of giving, we are most likely doing so in other areas, as well. We must overcome this spirit of fear and refuse to tolerate it.

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Celebrate Redemption (Part 2) NY

By Taffi Dollar

Summary

The word “redemption” sounds very spiritual, but if we are to celebrate our redemption, we must break it down into practical terms. Redemption is something Jesus came to earth to provide for us because of Adam and Eve’s sin in the garden of Eden. They were both made in God’s image, but their decision to disobey Him resulted in the need for them, and future generations, to be redeemed. Their sin resulted in the curse of alienation from God, sickness and disease, fear, defeat, lack, and everything evil. The blood Jesus shed on our behalf made forgiveness of sins available to us, and accepting what He did puts us in a position to personally receive that forgiveness. Before Jesus came, mankind was in a fallen state; He went to the cross so that we could be delivered from the power of sin and spiritual darkness, and everything that goes with it. We can now receive health, prosperity, peace of mind, victory, and all of the good things in life that God wants us to have.

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