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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!

Prosperity is Not Selfish

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

There is a mistaken belief that being prosperous is sinful and having money is against God’s will. However, if we study the Scriptures, we see that He wants to bless us in every aspect of our lives, including our finances. Money itself is not evil, but the worship of it is. In the Scriptures, we see example after example of God teaching us the difference between the right attitude and the wrong attitude about money. Biblical prosperity is not simply about monetary wealth; it also affects our marriages, our family relationships, our health, and every area of our lives. God wants to meet all our needs, regardless of what they are. If our heart is right and our motives are pure, it is okay to prosper.

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Free to Tithe

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

There is widespread misunderstanding about how money and giving affects our lives as Christians. Wrong teaching on these subjects has kept people in bondage and caused them to dismantle their relationship with Jesus. Religion teaches us that we have to perform works through our own efforts in order for God to love and bless us, and many churches have mistakenly bought into that way of thinking. This philosophy has seeped into what is taught about money, namely that we must tithe a certain amount or God will curse and punish us. One of the most controversial issues in the church today is over the issue of tithing. The truth is that because of what Jesus did we are now under grace and no longer under the law; therefore, we are no longer under the threat of punishment or condemnation. God wants us to give freely and from a grateful heart, not out of a sense of obligation.

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Life after the Cross (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

The Bible is divided into two sections—pre-cross and post-cross. The old covenant, or pre-cross section, was based on works, and required that the children of Israel do something first in order to be blessed. Jesus shedding His blood on the cross established the covenant of grace, the post-cross section, which is based on His finished works. We do not have to “do” anything for God’s blessing, just accept and believe His promises. Operating as if we were still under the old, invalid covenant will not give us the results we want. To receive God’s best, we must live according to the finished works of Jesus.

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Seek God for Your Care

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

There are many things in which we can put our trust, but God wants us to trust Him only. Because we are no longer under the Law of Moses but under grace, we are free to rely on God and not on our own works. We authenticate our trust by giving. When situations happen we can either lean on Him as our source, or lean on other things. The world is full of options and, when we need help, we can either choose Him or choose something else. When we make seeking Him our top priority, He will assume responsibility for our care. God can take care of us even better than we can take care of ourselves.

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Seek First the Kingdom

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

From a young age, the world drills into us the message “work hard and make a living.” Most people have unquestioningly accepted that mindset, but it reinforces self-reliance instead of reliance on God. When we struggle with the double-edged sword of trying to live up to the world’s standards or face condemnation, we miss out on God’s promises to us. His plan for us includes prosperity and abundance when we trust Him and seek Him first. True success only comes from God’s favor, which is not something we can buy. Everything He has given us through His grace can only be manifested by faith. Prosperity should never be our goal; our goal should always be to seek God.

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How to Rightly Divide the Word of Truth

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Are we to preach the whole Bible, or preach Jesus through the Bible? Should we preach everything we read, or are we called to preach the Gospel of Christ? We learn much from the Old Testament, but should we preach as if we are still under the old covenant? We see Jesus in the Old Testament through types, images, and shadows, but we have been called to preach Him through the whole Bible. We are not to preach as if the old covenant was still in force. Preaching the Word wrong will have a major impact on our lives.

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