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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!

How to be Motivated by God

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

The covenant of grace has made a relationship with God possible for every believer. This is not the same as simply following religious protocol. There is a difference between devotion and love for Christ, versus service and work for Christ. They are both important, and we must strike a balance between the two. Serving others is definitely something we should do; however, we cannot do so with the right motives unless we first have a personal relationship with, and a love for, Jesus. As important as good works are, devotion to Christ is more important. Regardless of how admirable something looks on the surface, our works will not matter to God unless Jesus is the motivation behind them..

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Godly Living Obtained by the Power of God (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

It is impossible to live in a way that pleases God without yielding to Him as instruments for Him to use; godly living is a result of submitting to and trusting Him. Although salvation is of God, it is specifically through Jesus Christ. Our own efforts to be good and to do the morally right things, independent from Jesus, will not succeed. Placing our faith in Him does not take away the problems we encounter in life, but does allow Him to deliver us and give us victory over them. We cannot overcome the evil we encounter in the world—and in ourselves—through self-effort, but only through Christ, who lives inside every born-again believer. Jesus sent us the Holy Spirit; depending on Him is the key to experiencing success in life. Relying on the Spirit when we feel our old sinful natures trying to re-assert themselves is how we live godly lives..

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Godly Living Obtained by the Power of God

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

We all want to live godly, but this is impossible through our own efforts; we keep bumping into our own sinful selves. Salvation from the penalty of sin is the work of God, alone; we cannot save ourselves. Our belief in Him, without any of our own performance, is all that is necessary for our redemption and justification. This means that we do not have to strive to achieve the kind of high moral living God expects, but simply yield to Him and let Him do His work. Living this kind of life requires that we depend on Him, which is the exact opposite of what religion tells us. No matter what happens in life, we can trust God to watch over us and take care of us. Depending on Him to work through us allows Him to use us as His vessels to do great things, with marvelous results.

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The Attractiveness of God’s Grace

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

God’s ways of operating are completely different than man’s ways, and much more effective in changing us for the better and causing us to want to live godly. The world uses punishment and threats to correct our behavior; by contrast, God uses mercy and forgiveness. The absence of condemnation gives us the power to overcome what once overcame us. To convince us to reject the world and its sinful ways, God continually reminds us how attractive and beautiful heaven is. He also instructs us to declare in faith the passing away of earth, which is temporary. Yielding ourselves to Him allows Him to work through us to reach others through empathy and compassion, not through judgment. We must not settle for what we see around us, but instead focus on Jesus and on heaven because the best is yet to come..

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Grace for Daily Living (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

God’s favor works in our lives on many different levels, one of which is to provide what we need every day. Our faith, not in what we do but in what Jesus has already done, activates grace to begin working on our behalf. This frees us from constantly striving through our own efforts and enables us to confidently trust in Jesus’ finished works. Trusting in His grace matures us and helps us to grow into the person God wants us to be.

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2023 GraceLife Conference (Session 10)

By Inky Johnson

Summary

Transparency, empathy, and vulnerability are powerful tools that we don’t always extend to each other as men. God often puts us in situations and circumstances to give us opportunities to bless others; this is intentional because we tend to hide behind shields instead of being open and transparent with others. When trouble shows up in our lives, instead of shying away from it, we must be willing to persevere and go through it; this enables us to be the individuals God called us to be. However, we can’t do this without leaning on God to learn His will for our lives instead of trying to control the situation ourselves through fear and anxiety. We can’t succeed by operating in panic mode. Putting our faith on trial in tough times and letting God guide us allows Him to use us in powerful ways.

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