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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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Are You of the Works of the Law, or Are You of Faith? (Part 4)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

It is extremely important to know the difference between being of the works of the law versus being of faith. Under the law, we depend on our own efforts to deserve something from God. Religion tells us we must do something to get blessed; however, where God is concerned, our dead-end works get us nowhere. By comparison, when we are under grace and believe what Jesus did, we begin to distinguish the difference between law-based “doing” and grace-based “done.” We cannot be made righteous both by faith and by works; believing this will make us double-minded and block manifestations in our lives. Performance-based Christianity is sin, because the only true righteousness is Christ’s righteousness. Like faithful Abraham, our belief in God results in blessings for which we are not responsible.

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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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¿Es Usted de las Obras de la Ley, o es Usted de Fe? (Part 3)

By Creflo Dollar

Resumen

 

Vivir mediante las obras de la ley en lugar de por fe afecta negativamente todo nuestro sistema de creencias. La mentalidad que dice que debemos hacer algo por Dios, primero para que Él haga algo para nosotros nos pone en cautiverio. Es una manera errónea de pensar porque trae vergüenza y condenación cuando no hacemos lo que creemos que es necesario para ser bendecidos. Religión que va de acuerdo a las obras es pecado. Por el contrario, cuando somos de fe, creemos que Jesús ha terminado todo lo necesario para que seamos bendecidos; permitiendo que nuestra fe tome posesión de lo que ya se ha hecho. Creer lo correcto y actuar de acuerdo con nuestra fe en Cristo. Esto causa que las mismas bendiciones que Abraham recibió se presenten en nuestras vidas al igual.

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