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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!

Life after the Cross

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

We can read the Bible all we want, but if we are not picking up the true meaning of what God is trying to convey to us, we might as well be reading a fairy tale. There is a sharp contrast between the Old and New Testaments, and it can be seen as “before the cross” and “after the cross.” The old covenant, based on the Law of Moses, required that we first follow the letter of the law in order to be blessed. Under the new covenant, we now live under grace because of what Jesus did when He shed His blood for us on the cross. As believers, it is important for us to realize the difference.

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The Power of Giving

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

God is trying to teach us through the Scriptures about the tremendous power of giving, but are we understanding His message? In both the Old and New Testaments, we can see the results of generous giving; we are taught to give generously and with the right motivation. We see results only when we give out of love and thanksgiving to God for what He has done; we must never be motivated by greed or the goal of getting something. As believers, we begin to lay hold of spiritual things when we start to give. The world will always come up with reasons why we cannot give, and sometimes we may find ourselves outside of our comfort zone when we follow God’s lead regarding tithes and offerings. We can say we trust Him, but the proof is seen in how we handle money. The level of our giving is an indicator of how much we trust God.

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Your Treasure and Your Heart

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Trust is very important to God, and He wants us to trust Him above all else. Giving financially is one way we can prove to ourselves that we trust Him completely. God does not need our money, only our trust; but many people are afraid to part with any of “their” money because they see themselves, not Him, as the source of their prosperity. To prevent wrong-thinking in this area, we must consider ourselves stewards who are managing our master’s goods. Money is just a tool we can use to accomplish the really important things in life, which center on helping others and showing the love of Christ. Jesus used parables to teach that where we put our trust has eternal impact. Wherever our treasure lies is where our hearts will also be.

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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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Seek First the Kingdom

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Many people seek money as a means to an end, but the Biblical view of money is the exact opposite of what we are taught in the world. The Scriptures teach us that we should keep our eyes on God, and not on wealth. In this way we realize that He is the sole source of our supply. It may be a challenge training our minds to think this way, but through practice we can learn how. God knows we need money, and He promises to bless us with all that we need. But we must keep our priorities in order, and seek Him first. When we do this, the blessings will follow.

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