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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 Two Covenants

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

 

We are saved by grace through faith, but when many people hear this message they tend to get confused and think their performance is needed in order to avoid going to hell. The Law of Moses was extensive, and it contained not only the Ten Commandments but also more than six hundred laws the people were required to obey. God has since replaced the law with grace, and if we do not fully understand this change we can stumble on our Christian walk. Unlike the original laws that were written in stone by the finger of God, the laws we now have are written in our hearts, and we are now living epistles. Trying to mix the law with grace gives us zero results. When Paul received a revelation of Jesus, the Spirit of God began writing on Paul’s heart and directing him how to live. We receive the same type of revelation when we realize that real Christianity involves a relationship with Jesus Christ. It is a life lived according to what His Spirit writes on our hearts.

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Grace to Change (Part 3)

By Taffi Dollar

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As Christians, it is paramount that we understand the importance of change in our everyday lives. True transformation only comes through the Holy Spirit’s help, not by putting pressure on ourselves to change. When we have a hunger and a thirst for God’s Word, we willingly embrace the changes it brings. The more we study His Word, the more we learn about Him and the more we change. Studying the Scriptures causes a gradual transformation in us as we renew our minds according to what God says. It is His will that we enter into a personal relationship with Him, and it is impossible to stay the same once we truly begin to know Him. A thorough and accurate understanding of the specifics of what Jesus came to do allows Him to change our lives for the better.

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Jesus Healed Them All

By Creflo Dollar

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In these end times, we must ask ourselves why some people are still living under the old covenant curse. The curse is not just sickness and disease on our physical bodies, but also emotional and spiritual attacks on our spirits and souls. To escape the curse, we need a proper understanding of God’s covenants and a knowledge of which one we are now living under. The first covenant was made in the garden of Eden and it was between God, Adam, and Eve. The second covenant, the Law of Moses, was between God and the Jewish people; under this agreement, the people were blessed when they did good but cursed when they disobeyed. The law was deliberately designed to expire when Jesus came, and now that He has come and established the new covenant of grace, the law is no longer valid. If we believe this, our faith moves us out from under the law and we are in a position to receive God’s favor.

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Grace to Change Part 2

By Taffi Dollar

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Change is necessary for growth, and if we have been born again our own lives should demonstrate transformation. Others should be able to look at us and notice some type of difference or alternate route taken as a result of our Christian walk. Effective change is based on God’s Word, not self-will or self-improvement efforts. It requires a decision on our part to begin doing things differently. When we yield to the Holy Spirit’s prompting and begin thinking in line with Him, our lives begin changing radically. Letting God direct and guide us as we change is similar to the metamorphosis a caterpillar undergoes in becoming a butterfly. When we cooperate with Christ in this process, our lives will be totally different and unrecognizable from what they were previously.

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The Spirit of Grace (Part 5)

By Creflo Dollar

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We need to redefine our understanding of the Holy Spirit. He is not simply a jump, a jiggle, a scream, or a run. When we encounter Him, we may certainly feel like jumping or screaming, but that is not the wholeness of who He is. The Holy Ghost is not some kind of cartoon ghost; He is God, Himself, and the third person in the Holy Trinity. After His resurrection, Jesus told His disciples to wait on the Holy Spirit before beginning their ministries because they, like us, could not be successful without Him. The Spirit knows all the things about us that have remained hidden until the proper time for them to be revealed. He has been sent to reveal Jesus to us, and He will do so if we receive Him into our lives.

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The Spirit of Grace (Part 3) NY

By Creflo Dollar

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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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