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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!

From Prayer to Communion—Praying in the Spirit

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Authentic prayer involves establishing a connection between our spirits and God’s Spirit. Praying in the Spirit is not just praying silently or using our intellectual minds, but with inspiration, help, and ability from the Holy Spirit. He is the one who gives us the utterance when we do not know how to pray, and takes our prayer lives to a deeper level. .

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Where Does Brokenness Come From?

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Brokenness is a real issue in today’s world. We all want to do the morally right thing, but sometimes we find ourselves doing the exact opposite; this is because all of us have been broken in some way. The good news is that God can turn any brokenness in our lives into something better and more beautiful than before. He offers us reconciliation.

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From Prayer to Communion: The Holy Spirit

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

As Christians, our prayers provide us with an opportunity not only to communicate with God but also to commune with Him. Prayer brings us into His presence and strengthens our relationship with Him. However, religion has taught us the wrong way to pray; as a result, many people pray ineffectively and do not get their prayers answered. For a proper understanding in this area, we must know what prayer is, and what it is not. The outward posture of prayer—whether it is folding the hands, closing the eyes, or even kneeling—does not address the inward posture of the heart. Praying effectively does not involve constant repetition, nor is it a monologue; it involves a two-way conversation with God, a desire to please Him, and a willingness to agree with what He has already said in His Word. Effective prayer brings breakthrough and gives us the same power as Jesus Christ has.

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The Essence of Prayer (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Prayer is not forced into a particular time slot or made into a dramatic display, but communing with God and fellowshipping with Him in the midst of our daily lives. Spending time with God shapes our motives so that when we pray, we ask for things that please Him instead of ourselves. Because of what Jesus Christ did and our belief in it, our minds have been freed to pray confidently and in faith.

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Before You Say “I Do”

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Marriage is not for the faint of heart. God created this type of relationship for the husband and wife to unite together as one; however, both parties considering getting married must examine themselves and each other before making such a huge commitment. Some of the things required for successful marriages include wise money management, a willingness to accept the other person with the full knowledge that they will probably change over time, constant communication, and a full commitment to stay together and work things out when the inevitable conflicts arise. If we are planning a wedding, we may also need to change our priorities and mindsets from the single lifestyleto married life, examine ourselves to determine if our intended spouse is someone we cannot live without, and prepare to go into the relationship willing to give one hundred percent to make it work. We should also consider whether the other person wants children, if they support our dreams and goals, and whether or not they are abusive or manipulative. Successful marriages are never perfect and they require constant work. What cements them is keeping Jesus Christ at the center of the marriage, a willingness to love the other person the way Christ loved the church, and a having a personal relationship with Him.

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The Essence of Prayer

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Prayer the way God defines it is completely different than its religious definition. When we pray, wegive God consent to get involved in our lives. New-Testament prayer is based in the finished works of Jesus and consists heavily of thanking and praising Him for what He did. Deliverance, healing, prosperity, and everything else we need is finished; receiving them in faith brings us powerful results.

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