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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!

Gaining Control over Your Emotions (Part 3)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

God’s will for us is to be successful and prosperous in every way—including harnessing our emotions and keeping them under control. We are authorized to resist anything that is not His will; when we feel negative feelings rising up in us, we have power over them. However, if we do not know God’s will regarding our thoughts and emotions, we will accept those negative emotions and allow them to rule our lives. Our emotions are based in our souls, and our success in life is based on how successfully we dominate our feelings. If we have been born again, it is a misconception to think that we cannot help how we feel. We have direct authority from God in this area. Our success in keeping our feelings in check gives us emotional prosperity, which is what He wants for us.

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2018 Ministers’ and Leaders’ Conference (Session 5)

By Taffi Dollar

Summary

Promotion comes from God, who is able to transform and elevate our lives in multiple ways. One example of this is found in the Old Testament story of Joseph, whose brothers sold him into slavery because they did not understand the calling on his life. When Joseph served in Potiphar’s house, God’s favor was on him and he prospered and was promoted; this continued even after Joseph was put in prison. The kind of supernatural progression that Joseph experienced still happens today, and it is independent of any human intellect or understanding. Before we entered into a relationship with Jesus, we were living under the heavy yoke of the curses that resulted from Adam and Eve’s sin in the garden of Eden. When Jesus came, He broke the curses and allowed believers access to supernatural promotion because of God’s grace. We have been lifted up, and we can now enjoy the kind of elevated life He wants for us.

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Looking through the Lens of Grace (Part 3)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

If we are to live Christian lives, we need to do so accurately and with precision. We must base our lives according to truth, not according to religion. It can be challenging to discover that something we believed all our lives was simply tradition that contradicts God’s Word. Man’s tradition makes the Word of God of no effect; we must not be the fulfillment of this. Religion still teaches the Law of Moses, which made constant demands of the people before they could be blessed. However, Jesus has delivered us from the law and moved us under grace, which is all about supply and not demand. Because of His love for us, we are now free from useless self-effort and enabled to do what we could never do on our own.

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Looking through the Lens of Grace (Part 2) NY

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

We will never have a firm grasp of the gospel of Jesus Christ if we do not recognize the contrast between the old and the new covenants. As Christians, we cannot simply read straight through the Bible and ignore the differences. The Old-Testament Law of Moses was true, in its time. However, when Jesus brought grace, the truth under the law gave way to the truth under grace; failure to realize this makes the Bible seem like it contradicts itself. One of the major differences between the old and the new is that although faith is not needed to live under the law, it is needed to live under grace. Before the cross, perfect performance was required in order to be blessed; after the cross, faith in what Jesus did is now the only requirement to receive blessings. The knowledge that we no longer have to work hard to be blessed, forgiven, and saved frees us from bondage to self-effort.

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Knowing God to Find His Will For Your Life - Pt 2

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

If we struggle with issues and problems, it may be because we are going through life without knowing God. A personal relationship with Him completely transforms our lives, and empowers us to do great things that we could never do on our own. Knowing God personally, instead of simply knowing about Him, multiplies His grace and peace in our lives. It strengthens our faith, brings forth the fruits of the spirit, and increases our love. In an age when most people are unsure of how they are supposed to live, a relationship with God reveals His specific will for our lives. This type of knowledge is an outflow of knowing Him. When others are wondering why they were born, spending time with God brings us clarity and purpose in this area.

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Looking through the Lens of Grace (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Most churches still preach the covenant of the Law of Moses, which tells us we must perform in order to get God to bless us. This is correct, if we are still living by the law. However, the law spelled out hundreds of requirements in meticulous detail, and death was the punishment for breaking any part of it. It was given to curse the people, and it actually increased sin. No one could keep it until Jesus came; He successfully kept all the commandments, and shed His blood to forgive our sins and establish the covenant of grace. We are now free from the demands of the law, and blessed by our faith in what Jesus did for us. We can be thankful and grateful that grace has the power to do what the law never could.

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