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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!

2017 Ministers and Leaders Conference (Session 4)

By Taffi Dollar

Summary

To redeem is to re-purchase, buy back, or win back, which is what Jesus did when He redeemed us from the hands of the enemy. When Adam and Eve ate of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, Satan stole what God gave them. As a result, the curse of the Law of Moses came down on men and women, and it took Jesus coming to earth and shedding His blood to buy humankind back. Because of what He did, we are forgiven and free from the consequences of sin. The sacrifice Jesus made means we no longer have to live under the curse, and we are free to enjoy all of God’s blessings. We now have the ability to live life according to what God originally intended for us since the beginning of time. This is good news for all believers.

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How to Get Manifestation

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Intellectually, we already know the importance of living in the proper balance of grace and faith. However, it is not enough simply to have head knowledge that by grace we are already healed, delivered, prosperous, and sound. It is not good to realize that these things have been made available to us, yet be unable to access them. Just like the right mix of sodium and chloride makes salt and adds flavor to our food, the right mix of grace and faith adds manifestations to our lives. It is time for Christians to know how to walk in the manifestations of what grace has provided. We do that by avoiding the extremes of leaning too far toward either grace or faith. Because of the finished works of Jesus, all we need to do to experience God’s glory is to employ our faith in what He did.

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The Balance of Grace and Faith (Part 4)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Finding the right balance of faith and grace can be compared to finding the correct balance between sodium and chloride. Separately, these two chemicals are poisonous, but together they make salt, a necessary component for life. Taking faith to the extreme leads to legalism, but taking grace to the extreme leads to lasciviousness. It is wrong-thinking to assume that everything that happens is God’s will; it is also erroneous to think that our performance is what moves God. Either extreme will negatively impact our lives, but mixing them together in the right proportions positions us to receive the kind of life God wants for us. Grace is God’s unmerited, undeserved favor, and faith is required to take possession of what grace has made available to us. This means that we no longer have to labor to get what we need in life, because Jesus has already finished it and given it to us.

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How to Stand Against the Spirit of Strife (Part 3)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Strife can be defined as a vigorous or bitter conflict, bickering, discord, antagonism, quarreling, or clashing with others. It is a trick of the devil designed to cause contention in all areas, and it puts our lives on hold. Strife is based in pride; if we want to see more grace manifested in our lives, we must humble ourselves. God’s grace is always available to us, but operating in strife opens the door for the enemy to come in and do things he normally would not be permitted to do. This spirit aims at destroying everything that is dear to us, but we do not have to tolerate it. There will always be people who submit themselves to strife, but we can limit its operation in our lives. God’s Word teaches us how to stand up against strife. We overcome it by choosing to operate in the love of God.

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The Sovereignty of God

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Faith and grace are both equally important to us as Christians, and we must always balance one with the other. We should never operate in total faith without grace; neither should we operate in total grace without faith. Anything that we take to the extreme will always end up in error. In the church, there exists a doctrine of the sovereignty of God, which says that He moves supremely and we have nothing to do with His actions. This over-emphasizes grace. An example of this way of thinking is reasoning that if God’s will is that we should be healed, we will be healed, but if it is not, we will die. The problem with this mindset is that it ignores the truth that God made us free moral agents able to use our faith; therefore, we should avoid this extreme.

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How to Stand Against the Spirit of Strife (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Strife is a demonic spirit that wants to destroy our lives, and operating in it opens the door for the devil to do whatever he wants. Like its author, strife aims to steal, kill, and destroy. This spirit causes vigorous and bitter conflict, antagonism, or clashes with others. Hatred, gossip, selfishness, and pride can be responsible for its manifestations. Strife brings with it the spirit of division, which is something we do not want in our lives. It can show up in many different ways to create confusion and steal our peace, and it is so devious that sometimes we can be unaware that we are operating in it. The Word of God gives us practical ways we can have victory over strife.

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