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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!

Right Place, Right Time (Part 3)

By Taffi Dollar

Summary

On a spiritual level, allowing God to position us where He wants us to be opens us up to receive His favor in our lives. Tuning in to Him enables us to rise above worldly limitations and experience the impossible, as only He can cause it to happen. In the Old Testament, people like Caleb, Ruth, and Esther responded in faith to the guidance of the Holy Spirit; we must respond the same way for God to be able to bless us.

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The Process of Change (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Christians need to understand the integral role that renewing their minds plays in changing them for the better. To behave differently, we must first learn to think like God. The things we pay attention to exert great influence on our desire to change; therefore, we must pay more attention to God than to the world.

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Understanding How to Handle the Death of a Loved One

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

The death of someone we love can be heartbreaking. Whether it is gradual or sudden, it is painful and brings sadness and grieving. Loving someone makes us vulnerable to sorrow; however, God does not want us to refrain from loving people simply to avoid future grief when they die. God’s Word reassures us that any emotional pain we feel now is only temporary, but the joy from being reunited with our loved ones in heaven will be forever. This redirects our focus and gives us hope. It is okay to grieve when someone dies; however, knowing God’s promises of life after death helps in the healing process, matures us spiritually, and enables us to comfort others in their time of sadness. We will never become trapped in despair or hopelessness when we depend on God and His Word to comfort us when we are hurting.

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The Cross: The Defining Line of the Gospel (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

The cross of Christ marks a major turning point for the entire world. Jesus not only died for our sins, but also to add power and force to the New Testament because the old agreement between God and man was obsolete. Knowing how to rightly divide the difference between the old and the new keeps us from being confused by false religious doctrines; as believers, clarity on this is vital to our spiritual development

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Dealing with Your Emotions

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Most people think that emotions cannot be controlled, but Christians have been given authority over our emotions. God gave us emotions as a gift, but we should not allow them to govern us or control our lives. Feelings of depression, rejection, or inferiority always have the potential to overwhelm us, but there is no reason to be emotionally out of control. The enemy uses our emotions to try to move us away from God’s will for our lives, so we must be vigilant against attacks in this area. When we find ourselves in a situation, we must not allow it to dictate how we feel. Instead of letting our emotions deal with us, we have the power to take charge and proactively deal with our emotions. Doing this gives us victory.

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Positioning Yourself to be Led By God

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

We all have a reason for living. God has a purpose for each of our lives; to find out what it is, we simply need to tune in to Him and let Him lead us. Learning to follow God involves being born again, and developing a relationship with Him as our heavenly Father. This brings clarity and understanding to what His plan is for us. Putting ourselves in a position for Him to lead us involves a willingness to be humble and accept His direction and guidance. Faith is also necessary on our spiritual walk, as is a relationship with the Holy Spirit. Studying God’s Word and allowing it to influence us brings us spiritual light so that we can see where to walk on our journey.

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