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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!

How to Deal with Discouragement

By Taffi Dollar

Summary

Disappointment that is not dealt with can turn into discouragement; prolonged discouragement leads to devastation. The Holy Spirit lives in all born-again believers; therefore, we are able to overcome negative emotions. Following the Spirit’s lead keeps our spirits light and gives us victory in the emotional realm.

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Why Should We Engage in Prayer and Fasting?

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Fasting and prayer affect our senses so that we will not operate by what we see with our physical eyes, but by what we believe. Fasting and praying for the right reasons forces our bodies into subjection to our spirits and moves us into agreement with the Word. Prayer with fasting is a powerful spiritual tool; having the courage to stand on our authority and use it will strengthen our faith.

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Five Reasons to Pray in Tongues (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

When life’s challenges threaten to overwhelm us, praying in the Holy Spirit provides us with multiple benefits. This kind of prayer will deepen our relationship with God, give us peace, reveal previously unknown mysteries, release wisdom and focus for our lives, and edify us. Trusting in God enough to let His Spirit lead us like this strengthens us spiritually, emotionally, and even physically. .

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Five Reasons to Pray in Tongues

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

One of the most powerful things about praying in the Spirit is that it turns our straightforward prayers into communion with God. Prayer is having a conversation with God; communing with Him in tongues deepens our relationship with Him. This level of trust in the Holy Spirit gives us advantages others do not have.

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Water Baptism

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Being baptized by water, also called the baptism of repentance, is a major event in a Christian’s life. It is a public declaration that a person has repented of their sins. If we are wondering if this is important, we must consider the example Jesus—who was perfect and sinless—set when He was baptized in the Jordan River. Although it is not required for salvation, believers are baptized to demonstrate their love for Jesus. Faith in Christ and in His finished works initially saves us; being baptized by water afterward is a public display of trust that we have already been saved. Beingdunked in water as we celebrate our baptism symbolizes the submersion and death of our old lives and the birth of our new lives in Christ. Baptism shows the world our permanent identity as God’s righteous children, and confidently affirms that we are blessed and forgiven of our past.

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Praying in Unknown Tongues

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Studying God’s Word reveals that prayer can consist of praying in a language we understand, as well as in a level that requires help from the Holy Spirit to transcend our own intellectual understanding. Praying in tongues empowers us by connecting us to spiritual realms we know nothing about in our natural minds. Embracing it elevates us to a whole new level of communicating with God

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