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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!

2018 Grace Life Conference (Session 4)

By Taffi Dollar

Summary

Our thoughts are powerful. They can either unite us according to God’s Word, or cause us to fall prey to the spirit of division. We should be aware of what we think, and be careful to align our minds with God’s grace. The enemy operates in secret and in the dark. He works hard to reinforce the divisions between people based on their physical differences. We fight back against his influence by choosing to relate to others not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. The spirit of inferiority comes from a divisive mindset, and this spirit is a curse. Jesus died to reverse the curse and redeem everyone, regardless of race, gender, social status, or class. We rise above the spirits of division, inferiority, and superiority when we accept who we are in Christ.

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2018 Grace Life Conference (Session 1

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

When we examine the subject of grace, we must remember that it involves believing, not performing. It is a misunderstanding to think that grace is a license to sin, however, because holiness is still the objective of grace. The old covenant of the Law of Moses required constant self-effort to do everything right, but Jesus set us free from this type of bondage when He came and established the new covenant of grace. Accepting His finished works brings us from captivity and darkness to freedom and light. Because of what Christ did, we can call ourselves Christians. We no longer have to work to be righteous because, now, faith in Him makes us righteous. Most churches still preach the old religious “must do” mindset, but we are liberated when we accept God’s message of “already done.”

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Living Under the Correct Covenant (Part 6)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Now that we are under the new covenant of grace, we have been delivered from the Law of Moses. The knowledge of this radically impacts our lives on every level. Under grace, we are free from the constant requirements of self-effort that the law demands. This freedom stems from the knowledge that God always keeps His promises to us, and that He will do whatever He says He will do. Unlike the old agreement, the new covenant allows us to be blessed based on our status as born-again new creations in Christ. It is not about anything we do, but rather our decision to receive what Jesus has already done by faith. When religion says “do,” Christianity says “done;” we are liberated when we believe this.

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Unbelief: How it Counteracts Faith

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

On our Christian walk, faith in what God has made available to us is extremely important if we are to see any manifestations at all in our lives. Releasing our faith is a powerful tool in our fight against the unbelief the enemy sends against us. Self-effort is the opposite of trust in God, and if we find ourselves working to earn what we want to receive from Him, this is an indication that we are operating in unbelief. We must not confuse empty works with works of faith. There is technically nothing wrong with doing something in order to see the manifestations of God’s promises, as long as what we do is inspired by the Holy Spirit and led by Him. Doubt short-circuits our faith. When we struggle, we do not need more faith; we simply need to banish unbelief in our lives, in any degree and in any form in which it shows up.

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Living Under the Correct Covenant (Part 5)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

If we are struggling unsuccessfully to see manifestations in our lives, it may be because we are living under the wrong agreement with God. A lack of understanding on our part may cause us to make the wrong assumptions about what He is like and what we can expect from Him. There is a major difference between the old and new covenants, and we must be careful not to live according to the old, expired relationship with God. To get our prayers answered and walk in His blessings, we must know which covenant is now in force. Trying to get the old covenant to pass will do no good. Under the current covenant of grace, God has spoken the blessings He intends for His people to receive, and He is obligated to bring them to pass. We are now under this new covenant, which means we are operating under His grace.

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How Not to be Tempted With Unbelief (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Many contemporary Christians seem as if they do not know how to get manifestations of God’s promises. One example of a powerful manifestation is given to us in the Old Testament, when Abraham believed God despite overwhelming contradictory evidence in the natural realm. Abraham had a choice whether to focus on the physical situation or the supernatural promise; this applies to us today when we are faced with temptation. Like Abraham, we can successfully overcome temptation when we think about what God says to us more than what the world says to us. Temptation is pressure applied to the flesh, and as long as we consider the problem, the pressure will continue. However, we cannot be tempted by something we do not think about. To consider is to deliberate, ponder, or give attention to something; temptation loses its power over us when we refuse to examine or meditate on anything contradictory to God’s Word.

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