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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 for every situation in life. As you study, expect to find answers to your questions and solutions to your problems!

The True Purpose of Money

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

In the biblical sense, most people do not realize what money should be used for. As a result, they strive for it above anything else. The world attaches great importance to material wealth and uses it as a yardstick to measure people’s worth. The truth is that financial riches are simply a tool to accomplish what is really important, which is spreading the gospel. God knows we need money, and He promises to bless us abundantly with it when we trust and obey His Word. Our vision should be focused on the things of God, not on getting rich. Wealth should never replace Him as our true source, and when we seek Him, abundance will flow.

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Treasure in Secret Places

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

To trust means to depend on or rely on. At some point in our walk with Jesus, we need to decide whether we trust Him or money. The Bible says we cannot have two masters, and choosing riches over God makes money our master. God is the source of all wealth and riches, and all we need to do is trust and believe that this is the truth. There is nothing wrong with having money, as long as it does not have us. Money is simply a tool that we use to be a blessing to others. True riches are found in heaven, not on earth.

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Commended to God and the Word of His Grace

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

When we want to see true change in our lives,we need to entrust God to take care of us in every area. To entrust someone is to commend them. After he was saved, Paul commended the people to whom he preached to God so that they would be protected from evil. In the same way, we can commend our lives, and our family’s lives, to Him for safekeeping. When we are born again and we learn to trust God enough to meditate on and live His Word, amazing things will happen. Any changes we see in us are because of the finished works of Jesus, who died for us and was resurrected because of His favor toward us. God promises to transform us into His own image, if we just believe and have faith in what He tells us.

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It’s About Trust, Not Money (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

As free moral agents, we can choose to trust God or trust money. The Scriptures teach us to rely on Him in all things, including our finances. When we rely on Him for the small things, like money, then we can rely on Him for the big things, like our salvation. Who, or what, we choose to rely on tells us the condition of our hearts. Confusion over the connection between money and trust leads many to mistakenly believe they can buy God’s favor. There are stories in the Old Testament and multiple examples in the New Testament of individuals who trusted in God, and others who trusted in wealth and riches. We can learn important lessons from these stories.

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Grace for Financial Stewardship: Jehovah the Giver (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Trusting God means turning over control to Him in all areas of our lives, including money. When we trust Him, we learn that money is not our master, but simply a tool we use to bless others. God gives, He does not take. That is evidenced in the Scriptures when He gives the world something from heaven that has great value—His Son. God gave us Jesus out of His love for us and He wants us to give back to Him in the same spirit. If we have the heart of a steward, it is easier for us to give in the right spirit, out of love for Him. Giving freely demonstrates to us that we trust Him in the little things, and it releases His power to bless us in the big things.

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It’s About Trust, Not Money

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

We can say that we trust God, but until we trust Him with our money, we are just paying lip service to the idea of trust. The Bible says that if we believe God to take care of us in the little things, we can believe Him to care for us in the big things; and we can learn much from Abraham and David, two men in the Old Testament who trusted God as their source. God knows how popular and sought-after wealth is throughout the earth, which is why He specifically tells us not to love it more than Him. Financial riches may seem like a big thing to us, but it is an extremely tiny thing to Him who made all creation. Everything is God’s, including money. He knows we need it, and if we trust Him, He will be our provider. The real issue for us is who, or what, we choose to trust.

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