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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!

Overcoming the Regret of Fatherhood Failures

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

God has specific instructions for dads that some men can struggle with; however, we must never let our mistakes open us up to shame or condemnation. Many fathers who feel they have failed on multiple occasions can fall into the trap of believing the devil’s lies that they are failures. The strategy to overcome this is to believe what God says instead—that they are righteous and redeemed, regardless of their shortcomings.

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The Purpose of Suffering (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

No one likes adversity or trouble. The world tends run from it; however, as believers we embrace it. Painful times may not be enjoyable, but they mature us and purify our trust in God like nothing else can. They determine whether our faith is genuine. When we go through something, grace teaches us to completely rely on God. When we learn to do this, we grow in spiritual maturity.

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The Purpose of Suffering

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

No one likes to suffer through painful situations, but suffering is part of life—especially the life of the believer. It purifies our faith to the point where we are forced to acknowledge that we cannot depend on ourselves, but only on God. Living godly lives guarantees persecution; however, for Christians who fully rely on God, it also guarantees deliverance from it. Trouble is never God’s will but trusting Him in the midst of it allows Him to bring us through it and mature us.

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Understanding the Trials of Your Faith (Part 3)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

The question of why Christian people encounter trouble at all is something we must understand as believers. We need to shed light on this; some people think trials and tribulations come on someone because they sinned. However, God always has a purpose for everything He does; the trial of our faith is His way of purifying it by removing all impurities of depending on ourselves. Reaching the point where we submit our own personal will to God’s will allows Him to burn out the dross in us and teach us to trust Him completely.

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Understanding the Trials of Your Faith (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Living godly lives does not excuse us from undergoing hardships and tribulations. This is something all believers must understand. Just because we encounter adversity does not mean we sinned or did anything wrong. The faith we need to push through a tough situation is not our faith, but God’s faith. His faith is much better than ours. We find real rest in the midst of turmoil when we stop working hard to believe that we are righteous, redeemed, delivered, and healed, and simply believe it because Jesus believes it. This removes all pressure from selfeffort, and gives us the highest kind of faith there is.

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Understanding the Trials of Your Faith

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

There is no such thing as a perfect life. Christians cannot expect to live free of trouble, tribulation, or suffering; however, we must understand that these things mature us spiritually. God’s grace has given us the faith of Jesus Christ. Our faith is imperfect and lacking in many ways; Jesus’ faith has already been tested and proven to be perfect and complete. God can use adversity and difficulties to teach us that we can do nothing without Him. Believing in His faith, not in ours, gives us peace.

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