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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!

Ten Ways to Respond to God’s Grace (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Grace has made everything we need in life available to us. This came about because of the finished works of Jesus; now, all we need to do to lay hold of the blessings is to believe. However, although faith is the proper response to what He did, we must ask ourselves how to break it down and specifically apply faith to our lives. The motives behind our actions are important; there is nothing wrong with works as long as they are works of faith and not of the law, in an attempt to earn favor from God. We accomplish nothing by trying to do what Jesus already did; instead, we put our faith to work by meditating on God’s Word until we find the place of peace in which He wants us to be. It is real work to continue meditating on Jesus’ finished works and refuse to be moved out of our peace, especially when we feel the pressures of the world. However, this is the only work God expects from us.

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Ten Ways to Respond to Grace

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

There is a distinction between performance-based Christianity and living lives of faith in which we correctly respond to the finished works of Jesus. Because of our identity in Christ, we do not have to work for God’s blessings; Jesus has done everything necessary to make what we need available. We have already been made righteous and holy; we have already been healed, delivered, and made whole and prosperous. In light of this, we must decide how to respond to this grace. To see manifestations in our lives, responding in faith positions us to receive what is already waiting for us. Having a personal relationship with God strengthens our faith; this relationship influences our giving, our church attendance, our prayer lives, our witnessing, and everything else we do. We respond to God’s favor the right way when we believe that He loves us, no matter what.

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God’s System of Promotion

By Taffi Dollar

Summary

In the new covenant under which we live, God has prepared some wonderful things for us that are far better than we could ever imagine. He is well able to make unprecedented things happen in our lives. Because of what Jesus did, promotion is available to us and we again have access to what the enemy stole from Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. Jesus brought restoration and supernatural progression. To be promoted is to be raised up, elevated, and exalted. God promotes because He is good; this was demonstrated when He promoted Joseph, Daniel, and the Samaritan woman at the well. When God gets involved in the process, we experience acceleration on every level that is beyond human comprehension.

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Are You of the Works of the Law, or Are You of Faith? (Part 3)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Living by the works of the law instead of by faith negatively impacts our entire belief system. The mindset that says we must do something for God, first, to get Him to do something for us puts us in bondage. This is wrong-thinking, because it brings about shame and condemnation when we fail to do what we think is necessary to be blessed. Performance-based religion is sin. By contrast, when we are of faith, we believe that Jesus has finished everything necessary for us to be blessed; releasing our faith this way allows us to take possession of what has already been done. Believing the right thing, first, causes us to verbally confess the right thing, and act on our faith in Christ. This causes the same blessings that Abraham received to show up in our lives.

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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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