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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!

God of the Surprise

By Taffi Dollar

Summary

God wants to be Lord over every area of our lives and He wants to make His presence known in amazing, astonishing ways. In order to do this, He is not above springing surprises on us when we least expect them. He did this with Mary when the angel announced she was to give birth to Jesus, and this completely changed her life. Likewise, when God reveals something surprising to us, our lives are also changed. He wants us to live in constant expectation and anticipation, and to be ready for miracles. This is the same God who redeemed us and bought us back from the bondage that resulted from Adam and Eve’s sin. Jesus paid the price to move us from sickness, poverty, and everything evil into health, prosperity at every level, and all that is abundantly good.

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Help, I’m Afraid to Give! (Part 3) NY

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

If the idea of financial giving makes us afraid, we must remember that the Bible tells us to give. Whatever it says, we must pursue. Some people read the Word of God concerning giving and do not believe it, but we must be vigilant in doing everything the Bible tells us to do. There should be no fear in any area of our lives because fear is from the enemy. The devil uses fear to make inroads into our lives, but we must not tolerate it. Some of the things God has given us include love, sound thinking, and the ability to get results; He did not give us fear. Our job is to understand the promises God makes to us, but Satan’s job is to make us too afraid to pursue those promises. Fear is based in unbelief; we overcome it by exercising our faith.

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The Joy of Redemption

By Taffi Dollar

Summary

Redemption can be defined as being bought back from bondage; Jesus is the one who redeemed us. Understanding not just what redemption means, but also all its ramifications for us, allows us to operate at our highest potential and experience God’s best for us. Before Jesus came, the people lived in fear of punishment or death for breaking any aspect of the harsh, strict rules and regulations the Law of Moses dictated, but now we no longer have to live under the curses of the law. Christ went to the cross to free us from what has the power to harm us, but many believers still struggle joylessly, as if He had never won victory and freedom for them. Life is difficult and painful for them because they do not understand what being Christian means for them. To be redeemed is to be released from the blame and debt that sin causes, so that we can exchange a dreary existence for a glorious new life. Studying the Scriptures teaches us just how redemption frees us to walk in blessings and not under curses.

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Help, I’m Afraid to Give! (Part 4)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

It is God’s will for us to be givers because giving indicates our trust in Him. However, Satan does all he can to stop us from giving, and he uses fear to do this. If fear prevents us from giving financially, most likely fear is an issue in other areas of our lives, as well. Specifically, the enemy wants us to be afraid to receive what Jesus has already made available for us. We must fight against fear with everything we have, because it opens the door to what we are most afraid of coming to pass in our lives. We can learn a lesson from Job, who was so fearful that he unwittingly caused the thing he most feared to show up. Fear stems from not believing that God’s promises will happen for us. We must shut it down and walk in faith.

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Help, I’m Afraid to Give! (Part 2) NY

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Fear is the devil’s way of stopping us from fulfilling God’s will for our lives. The enemy wants us to be intimidated in every area, including in our finances. His strategy is to make us too scared to believe anything God says about our healing, our financial prosperity, and anything else good that concerns us. Satan needs fear to bring his will to pass, so when this evil emotion comes upon us, we must pause and ask ourselves what we are afraid of. It is not okay to be fearful, not even a little bit. If we are afraid to give, it is because we do not believe that God is willing and able to take care of us. To be free from fear, we must deliberately decide to trust everything in His Word.

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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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