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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 tor every situation in life. As you study, expect to find answers to your questions and solutions to your problems!

The Spirit of Grace (Part 3) NY

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

We may have the best of intentions when we try to change for the better, but we will never be able to change by ourselves. Change requires the Holy Spirit’s help. When we are in Christ and He is in us, the Spirit begins to transform us from the inside out. He takes away our interest in the things that appealed to us before we were saved, and gives us new intentions to do the things that line up with God’s will. Without the Holy Spirit’s assistance, we see no real or lasting change, only temporary behavior modification. We end up only dealing with the fruit of any problems we see in ourselves because we are not equipped to deal with the root issue. The Spirit is well able to give us a new root and mold us into new beings, but we must not only give Him permission to do this but also acknowledge that He is real. Whereas the Law of Moses only tells us what is wrong with us, the Spirit of Grace gives us the ability to change it.

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The Spirit of Grace (Part 4)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

We need the Holy Spirit if we are to be successful in carrying out God’s mission for our lives. This is critical; not even Jesus would do anything until He received the Holy Spirit. After His resurrection, He charged His disciples to remain in Jerusalem until they received the Spirit’s anointing. Religion has tried to erase the Spirit’s role in believers’ lives. Most churches do not even teach about Him or His manifestations any more. The Holy Spirit is responsible for bringing to pass God’s Word in the physical realm. He teaches us how to rest in Jesus’ finished works so we can experience true peace, and enables us to speak directly to God in a heavenly language that bypasses our limited intellectual understanding. If we develop trust in the Holy Spirit as our unseen partner, we will begin doing things we cannot do by ourselves. When this happens, it is right to give Him the credit and acknowledge Him.

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The Spirit of Grace (Part 2) NY

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

When we need grace, we cannot manufacture it through our own efforts; the Holy Spirit is the one who imparts unmerited, undeserved favor into our lives. We cannot live a life of grace without His help. The Holy Spirit is a real person and part of the Holy Trinity, not just a jump, a scream, or a physical outburst as defined by religion. Talking in tongues is certainly a manifestation of the Spirit, but He is much more than that. He is also a guide, a comforter, a teacher, a leader, and the one who administers the finished works of Jesus Christ into our lives. There are things that only the Holy Spirit can reveal to us that we will never know or be able to learn on our own. Trusting Him and welcoming Him into our lives takes us to a whole new level.

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The Spirit of Grace

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Most churches stay busy giving people rules and regulations to follow, but when we get saved, it is important to fall in love with Jesus. Many of the issues with which we struggle are the same ones He has already dealt with. We struggle because we focus too much on all the religious “do’s” and “don’ts” instead of focusing on Jesus. It is impossible to live Christian lives on our own; the Holy Spirit has a huge part in bringing us a life of grace. We cannot live sinless lives through self-discipline, and we are deluded if we think otherwise. The church is not a collection of perfect people, but rather a place where we admit we need Jesus. When we want to change for the better but cannot do so by ourselves, the Spirit of grace changes us from the inside out.

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Help, I’m Afraid to Give! (Part 4) NY

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Fear limits how much God can bless us, and therefore, as Christians, we must take care not to limit Him. Fear can rear its ugly head in any area of our lives, especially in financial matters. Jesus had much to say about money, and He taught that wealth is the least important thing in the kingdom of God. It is simply a tool that can be used for good or evil. How we manage money and whether we are afraid to give depends on whether we are under the influence of the spirit of mammon or the Spirit of God. God promises He will never let us down or abandon us, but this is a promise that mammon cannot keep. In light of this, we must decide for ourselves whether we will trust in mammon or in God.

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Help, I’m Afraid to Give! (Part 5) ATL

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Fear in any area of our lives should not be tolerated. We must deal with it whenever and wherever we find it; it should not be allowed to govern our lives. Just like faith allows God to operate in our lives, fear allows the devil to enter in. Fear wants to produce unbelief, and the devil's goal is to bring us to a point where we are afraid to believe God’s promises to us. This is especially devastating when it comes to financial giving to support the church. We make a mistake when we trust God in all other areas of our lives, but stop short when it comes to money because we are too uncomfortable to give. Therefore, we must proactively guard against Satan’s attacks and develop a “No fear here” mindset.

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