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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!

Morality vs. Mosaic Law (NY)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

To discern the difference between the Law of Moses and God’s moral law, we need to rightly divide the Word. A proper knowledge in this area impacts our lives tremendously. It is a mistake to think that Mosaic Law can make us righteous in God’s eyes; it only points out what is wrong with us and makes us feel guilty and conscious of our sins. The problem started in the garden of Eden when Adam and Eve believed the enemy’s lie that they had to eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in order to become who God had already made them to be. This type of wrong-thinking still exists today. We think that we must do something to get what God has already made available to us—this is what Mosaic Law constantly tells us. However, we are freed from this type of bondage when we accept Jesus and trust Him to lead us by moral law that God has placed in each one of us.

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Are You of the Works of the Law, or Are You of Faith? (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

God has made many promises to us, but unless we understand the difference between works of the law and works of faith, we will never be able to receive those promises. In light of the finished works of Jesus, it is useless to try to get God to do what He has already done. Religion has conditioned us to think according to Mosaic Law, which says that if we do good, we get good, and if we do bad, we get bad. However, if we want to be righteous in God’s sight, we must put self-effort to death. We get to heaven not by our own efforts, but by faith in Jesus and what He did on our behalf. Trying to keep the law always results in curses; abandoning our efforts to do this, and instead believing what has already been done, causes manifestations of God’s blessings. Steadfastly maintaining our faith during every situation, good or bad, brings the promises to pass.

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MENtality Conference (NY)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

In today’s environment, we can get mixed signals on how to be a man and how to demonstrate masculinity. Most men learn what they think it means to be a man from their families, but if the family unit is flawed, the man never learns his role as the source of nourishment for the woman. However, regardless of the family situation, we have the perfect example of manhood in Jesus Christ. Jesus consistently and constantly demonstrated sacrificial servanthood when He served others in love. In other words, He was willing to be a servant even when it cost Him much. There is a difference between being a man and simply being a male—a man uses Jesus, not the world, as a blueprint to identify who he is. In order for a man to be brave enough to stop hiding behind a false persona and show the world his true self, he must base his identity in Christ.

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Are You of the Works of the Law, or Are You of Faith?

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

If we feel we constantly have to do something to get something from God, we must ask ourselves if we are living by the works of the law, or by faith. In the Old Testament, the Law of Moses focused on works, and demanded that the people do something, first, to get God to bless them. The mindset that results from this actually encourages faith in our own works instead of in the finished works of Jesus Christ. By contrast, living under the grace that came by Jesus requires belief in what He has done. This even extends to what we say; although our words carry great weight, what we declare will never be more powerful than what Jesus already did. This means that we no longer have to live based on what we do; we are now free to live based on what Jesus did, and our belief in that. We see results when we act on our faith in Him, without any interference from religious thinking.

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Morality vs. the Mosaic Law (Part 4)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

As we continue to compare and contrast Mosaic Law with God’s moral law, the importance of placing our trust in the correct thing comes into focus. Applying our faith toward the wrong thing gives us no results. If we have more faith in what we do than in what Jesus did, that faith will become void; the law requires our performance, and therefore cancels out faith. To see the manifestations of what God has promised us, we simply need to believe Him. The confusion over what to have faith in began in the garden of Eden, when Adam and Eve ate from the wrong tree. The result was that they had faith in their own efforts to provide for themselves, instead of in God; this mindset still continues today. Knowing Jesus and His grace instead of the law and its constant demand for performance enables God to work on our behalf.

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The Holy Spirit: Administrator of the New Covenant

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Although God’s grace offers forgiveness for our sins and mistakes, we must not assume it excuses immorality—it does not. Grace does not condone immoral behavior; it is not a license to continue sinning. Grace is Jesus, Himself, and holiness is the objective of grace. Jesus will not punish born-again believers for immoral behavior; however, sinning has consequences in the natural realm. Although the Law of Moses has ended, God still expects us to follow moral law. We are only able to follow this law when we take to heart the law of love that Jesus gave us. Walking in love enables us to live godly lives apart from the administration of Mosaic Law.

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