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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!

2018 Grace Life Conference (Session 8)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

God deals with us through agreements. The old agreements of the Abrahamic covenant and the Law of Moses have given way to the present covenant of grace. A covenant is an irrevocable promise between two or more parties to carry out the terms agreed upon. The covenant between God and Abraham was based solely on bloodline; the covenant of the law was conditional, and based on man’s performance. The covenant of grace differs in that it is unconditional, and based on our love for God and our belief in what Jesus did for us. A thorough understanding in this area is necessary because, as believers, we must be sure that we are living under the correct covenant. Most churches still preach the law, which keeps many of us stuck in that type of mindset. If we are struggling but not seeing any results, we must examine what we have been taught and throw out anything that contradicts the covenant of grace.

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2018 Grace Life Conference (Session 4)

By Taffi Dollar

Summary

Our thoughts are powerful. They can either unite us according to God’s Word, or cause us to fall prey to the spirit of division. We should be aware of what we think, and be careful to align our minds with God’s grace. The enemy operates in secret and in the dark. He works hard to reinforce the divisions between people based on their physical differences. We fight back against his influence by choosing to relate to others not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. The spirit of inferiority comes from a divisive mindset, and this spirit is a curse. Jesus died to reverse the curse and redeem everyone, regardless of race, gender, social status, or class. We rise above the spirits of division, inferiority, and superiority when we accept who we are in Christ.

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2018 Grace Life Conference (Session 1

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

When we examine the subject of grace, we must remember that it involves believing, not performing. It is a misunderstanding to think that grace is a license to sin, however, because holiness is still the objective of grace. The old covenant of the Law of Moses required constant self-effort to do everything right, but Jesus set us free from this type of bondage when He came and established the new covenant of grace. Accepting His finished works brings us from captivity and darkness to freedom and light. Because of what Christ did, we can call ourselves Christians. We no longer have to work to be righteous because, now, faith in Him makes us righteous. Most churches still preach the old religious “must do” mindset, but we are liberated when we accept God’s message of “already done.”

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Living Under the Correct Covenant (Part 6)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Now that we are under the new covenant of grace, we have been delivered from the Law of Moses. The knowledge of this radically impacts our lives on every level. Under grace, we are free from the constant requirements of self-effort that the law demands. This freedom stems from the knowledge that God always keeps His promises to us, and that He will do whatever He says He will do. Unlike the old agreement, the new covenant allows us to be blessed based on our status as born-again new creations in Christ. It is not about anything we do, but rather our decision to receive what Jesus has already done by faith. When religion says “do,” Christianity says “done;” we are liberated when we believe this.

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Living under the Correct Covenant (Part 6) NY

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

A covenant is an irrevocable pledge, vow, or promise between two or more parties to carry out the terms agreed upon. It is stronger than an agreement in that a covenant can only be broken by death. There are several covenants in the Bible, but the current one in force is the covenant of grace. This unconditional covenant anchors our soul and lets us know that God is committed to what He has promised. It is based not on what we do, but on our faith in what Jesus did because of God’s love for us. The old covenant of the law was perfect, but it required constant self-effort to be blessed; the new covenant is better because it simply requires our belief in Christ to be blessed. Our trust in the Holy Spirit to minister this new covenant to us changes our entire lives.

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Unbelief: How it Counteracts Faith

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

On our Christian walk, faith in what God has made available to us is extremely important if we are to see any manifestations at all in our lives. Releasing our faith is a powerful tool in our fight against the unbelief the enemy sends against us. Self-effort is the opposite of trust in God, and if we find ourselves working to earn what we want to receive from Him, this is an indication that we are operating in unbelief. We must not confuse empty works with works of faith. There is technically nothing wrong with doing something in order to see the manifestations of God’s promises, as long as what we do is inspired by the Holy Spirit and led by Him. Doubt short-circuits our faith. When we struggle, we do not need more faith; we simply need to banish unbelief in our lives, in any degree and in any form in which it shows up.

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