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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!

Help, I’m Afraid to Give

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Religion can confuse Christians in the area of financial giving. Some people have even resolved not to give because they think God has nothing to do with giving. As a result, many believers have lost confidence in it and are afraid to give. God is the ultimate giver; He gave us His only Son. Giving with the intention of blessing others falls in line with the example He set. Giving is within God’s plan for us, but fear of giving can stop us from living out this plan. Giving with the right motives is an act of faith, and it opens doors in our lives; fear has the opposite effect, and it blocks anything good from happening. We are not the source of our prosperity. When we trust God in all areas of our lives, including our finances, He is able to prosper us.

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The Root Cause of Sin

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin, but He was not sent to convict us of wrong-doing. Most people think He focuses on our actions, but He actually was sent to convict us of unbelief. Sin is certainly wrong-doing, but every action of sin is a reaction of unbelief. When we are tempted to commit a sinful act, it indicates that there is some part of the Word of God that we do not believe. At the point of temptation, we must pause and locate the area of our unbelief. When we feel the pressure applied to us to doubt what God tells us, we must remember the example Jesus set when He faced the same temptations that we face, but did not give in to them. Our victory or defeat in life hinges on what goes on in our minds; when we choose to believe on Jesus, we can receive the same kind of life that He has.

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Has the Holy Spirit Become Taboo? (Part 3) NY

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

We hear repeatedly how important it is to believe God; the belief required of us is simple and straightforward. Making our faith “churchy” gets in the way of knowing what it really means to believe Him, but the Holy Spirit was sent to help us when we struggle with religious misinterpretations of who He is. We may experience emotions when the Holy Spirit is present, but He is much more than just a feeling. He is God, Himself, and He is as real as any flesh-and-blood person standing next to us. The Spirit’s ability to impact our lives for the better hinges on our belief; if we do not believe, He can help us with this very issue of unbelief. Not believing what Jesus did for us on the cross is the one sin that is the root of all other sinful actions. The Holy Spirit’s mission is to convince us to change our minds and our hearts on this issue.

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Exceeding Glory

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

The Holy Spirit is the administrator of change in us. He can change us much better than we could ever change ourselves. There is a connection between the grace of God, which is the current covenant under which we operate, and the Holy Spirit. Although the Law of Moses has expired, many people still try to live under it. They do not have the Holy Spirit to guide them; for them, the law is still in effect. When we embrace the Word of God and remain in it, we are gradually transformed into God’s image; this is something that is impossible to do through self-effort. The Holy Spirit takes full responsibility for the changes that will take place in us. When we trust Him, we see a glorious transformation.

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Has the Holy Spirit Become Taboo? (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

For too many believers, the Holy Spirit has become taboo. If we are not careful, we can make the mistake of failing to acknowledge His presence or even denying His very existence. The Holy Spirit is more than just a chill bump, a jiggle, or a cartwheel; He is a real person with real feelings, and He is part of the Holy Trinity. He does not have physical matter, but He does have substance. The Spirit is our unseen partner in life, and He can accomplish much more than we can through our own plans or abilities. Our relationship with God gives us access to the Holy Spirit, who wants us to experience God’s best in our lives. Although the Spirit is unseen by our physical eyes, He is the one responsible for the manifestations of all the promises of God’s grace.

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The Ministry of the Holy Spirit (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

In the past, we have been misinformed about the Holy Spirit, but we must know who He is if we are to understand His ministry. Fables and myths about Him can get in the way of us truly knowing Him, and it is important not to define Him in terms of what He is not. The Holy Spirit is not defined as a feeling or an emotion, a jump or a skip, but as a real person. We must set aside our religious assumptions about His identity and the role He plays. When we know who He is, then we can benefit from what He was called to do. The Holy Spirit was sent to speak to us, but we must not get so caught up in jumping and shouting that we do not hear what He is trying to tell us. When we get to know Him as a person, then we can make the distinction between true spirituality and mere emotional displays.

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