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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!

Perpetuation of Fatherlessness

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Fatherhood is an extremely important role in shaping children’s lives. Children receive needed guidance when their dads are present and spending time with them; however, there is a persistent problem of fathers being absent in today’s society. The devil is always trying to find ways to attack us; his method here is to use fatherlessness to prevent others from knowing God as a loving Father. The issue of the lack of a father figure cuts across all groups of people, and the enemy’s strategy is to use this against successive generations. A father who is present can allow God’s love and compassion to flow through him to his family, equip his children with what they need to succeed in life, and enable them to reach their full potential. Thankfully, even if we grew up without a human dad at home, God wants to be our loving, heavenly Father. When we get born again, we will never have to walk in the consequences of being fatherless.

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The Ministry of Reconciliation (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

The world desperately needs reconciliation. We are surrounded by groups of people in strife with each other, fueled by hatred and division. However, because of what Jesus Christ did, we no longer have to be divided. Jesus shed His blood to bring equality for everyone and make it possible for us to be reconciled with one another. In the Old Testament, when Jacob wronged his brother Esau and their relationship was broken, Jacob later had a change of heart and humbly admitted his fault. However, reconciliation could never have taken place if Esau had not forgiven his brother. When we are willing to admit our wrongdoings, and also forgive others and set aside our differences and past hurts, we find healing in our relationships.

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The Ministry of Reconciliation

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Because of what Jesus Christ did on the cross, the broken relationship between God and mankind that resulted from Adam and Eve’s sin has been restored. Everything about the restoration of this friendship revolves around Christ, because reconciliation would not have been possible without Him. This means that not only can we be reconciled to God, but also to each other. God has called the reconciled to be involved in a ministry of reconciliation; therefore, if we have been born again, we have a calling on our lives. Reconciliation begins with acknowledging equality among all people, no matter who they are. Achieving equity among all people takes work, and begins with the church. If we are to put all races and ethnic groups on equal footing, the church, as the body of Christ, needs to set the example and lead the way.

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Overcoming Inequality

By Taffi Dollar

Summary

We are living in a time of strife and division, in which inequality between race, gender, and social and economic status is present. This is because the world does not know Jesus Christ, who enables believers to share a common relationship of equality. The enemy has worked hard to divide people by enforcing a spirit of inferiority or superiority; however, in Christ, we are all equal. The curse of the spirit of division originated in the garden of Eden when Adam and Eve sinned, but Jesus removed this curse by shedding His blood on the cross. Because of what He did, the war against equality has been won. In light of this, Christians can now operate in a stance of victory, and demonstrate the equality that has been made available to everyone. A personal relationship with Jesus brings us together and puts us all on equal ground.

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Help, I’m Discouraged

By Taffi Dollar

Summary

We all have had opportunities to feel disappointed and discouraged when things did not turn out as expected. Disappointment that is not dealt with can turn into discouragement; prolonged discouragement leads to devastation. This is a painful place to be. Many Christians are devastated by situations because they have not learned how to deal with disappointment. However, living like this is not God’s will for us. The Holy Spirit lives in all born-again believers; therefore, we are able to overcome negative emotions. Following the Spirit’s lead through life keeps our spirits light and gives us victory in the emotional realm.

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Discovering God’s Wonders

By Taffi Dollar

Summary

God loves His children deeply, and He has created wonderful things that He wants us to discover. We find those things not by living in the past, but by moving forward in faith. This allows us to grow and mature spiritually. God wants us to experience a sense of wonder and a curiosity to know what will happen next; this involves using our imagination. We must never lose that capacity; doing so will cause us to feel stuck in one spot. He is the God of surprise, and His will is for us to ponder what He will do in our lives. Allowing Him to shake up our established, familiar daily routines enables Him to astonish us with something unexpected.

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