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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!

Knowing God to Find His Will for Your Life (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

If we struggle with issues and problems, it may be because we are going through life without knowing God. A personal relationship with Him completely transforms our lives, and empowers us to do great things that we could never do on our own. Knowing God personally, instead of simply knowing about Him, multiplies His grace and peace in our lives. It strengthens our faith, brings forth the fruits of the spirit, and increases our love. In an age when most people are unsure of how they are supposed to live, a relationship with God reveals His specific will for our lives. This type of knowledge is an outflow of knowing Him. When others are wondering why they were born, spending time with God brings us clarity and purpose in this area.

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The Benefits of Knowing God

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

When we make the decision to trade our intellectual knowledge about God for an intimate relationship with Him, things in life that once were a mystery to us become very clear. Issues that once defeated us disappear, we no longer struggle with our faith, and the fruits of the Spirit begin to show up. Religion does not understand the concept of getting to know God personally. At one time, enmity existed between God and man; spending time with Him reveals the depth of His love for us. Knowing God turns the biblical promise “My sheep know My voice, and they hear Me” from a cliché into a real and deep relationship with the Father. Being with God in our secret place is never a waste of time. When we have the courage to do so, we will be able to do things we cannot do by ourselves.

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The Benefits of Knowing God

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

When we make the decision to trade our intellectual knowledge about God for an intimate relationship with Him, things in life that once were a mystery to us become very clear. Issues that once defeated us disappear, we no longer struggle with our faith, and the fruits of the Spirit begin to show up. Religion does not understand the concept of getting to know God personally. At one time, enmity existed between God and man; spending time with Him reveals the depth of His love for us. Knowing God turns the biblical promise “My sheep know My voice, and they hear Me” from a cliché into a real and deep relationship with the Father. Being with God in our secret place is never a waste of time. When we have the courage to do so, we will be able to do things we cannot do by ourselves.

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Do We Really Need God, or Can We Live Without Him? (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Plenty of people believe they can live without God—including some former Christians who are now atheists. Part of this way of thinking may stem from religion, which puts forth multiple requirements to fulfill in order to please God. In the Old Testament, the people blocked themselves from God’s blessings through an attitude that indicated they thought they could obey the law through their own efforts, without His help. This mindset still exists today; it is called secular humanism, in which the world exalts the “self-made man.” However, anything good that happens to us is by God’s grace and mercy, not by our own performance. Failure to acknowledge this is sheer arrogance. To achieve any level of success at all, we need God.

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The Art of Being Alone with God (Part 3)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Most problems that we encounter are resolved through a personal relationship with God; we develop this relationship by practicing the art of being alone with Him. We can actually choose how much alone time we have with God. If we let worldly clutter give us a noisy spirit, we will not hear Him when He talks to us. We must make knowing God our top priority, because everything in our lives flows from this intimate relationship. Christianity should be all about this relationship, not about activating principles and mechanics. Our loving heavenly Father cares deeply about us, and He wants to perfect everything concerning us. Getting alone with Him on a regular basis allows Him to do so.

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The Art of Being Alone with God (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Being a Christian should be all about having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This—not our efforts at following the principles and mechanics of Christianity—is what gets results. Most people miss the whole point of salvation; when they get saved only to avoid going to hell, they miss out on the tremendous benefits of knowing God intimately. God is love, and He wants to express His intense love for us. Looking to Him and trusting in Him allows Him to do this. Jesus shed His blood so that we could have the right to share in fellowship with God. We now have the opportunity to commune directly with Him.

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