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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 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 Great Exchange Part 2

By Taffi Dollar

Summary

Real change is not static; it is a transition and an ongoing process. It is facilitated by hearing the Word of God and being quick to adjust ourselves accordingly. Acknowledging God’s Word as the final authority gives us victory and causes us to experience success. We cannot help but be transformed as we spend time with God and continue to learn more about His character and nature. As Christians, we change a little each time He lovingly instructs us through reproof and discipline. His instruction moves us forward in our spiritual growth. Change is a way of life for the believer, and we must intentionally embrace it with no fear if we are to live changed lives.

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The Spirit of Grace (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

In the Old Testament, the people lived by the Law of Moses, but when Jesus came, He freed us from the law and gave us something better and greater to use to guide our lives. The law was given in the first place to remind the people of their sin and to make them realize they needed God, but the resulting sin-consciousness permeated everyone’s minds. The law kept people in bondage to the requirement that they keep each and every law; no one was able to do that, so God sent His grace in human form to replace the law with a better covenant. What this means for us is that if we have been born again, we have access to the Spirit of grace who gives us victory in every area. Conversely, those who have not been born again are still subject to the law and all its expectations of self-effort. The Holy Spirit is the one who imparts grace to us and enables us to do what the people in the Old Testament could not. He makes the difference between success and failure in our lives.

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The Great Exchange

By Taffi Dollar

Summary

Jesus came to give us resurrected lives; we now have an opportunity to walk in the redemption He provided for us. Because of what He did, we can take our lives to another level and supernaturally rise to new abilities. Jesus put right everything that had been wrong since Adam and Eve’s sin; He revoked the curses that held power over the people and replaced them with blessings. We escape our old lives and receive new ones when we get born again. Because of this new life He gave us, we must avoid holding on to thoughts from our pasts and instead embrace our new mindsets. Now that we have received salvation, there is no reason to go back to living like we lived before we were saved. We are free to undergo a holy transformation so that we can carry out our redemption.

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Ten Steps to Change

By Taffi Dollar

Summary

The ability to adapt to change makes us flexible, and as Christians we should be constantly willing to change. The trait of being able to embrace change says much about our character. Another person’s willingness to make adjustments to what they believe is an important factor to consider in relationships. The beautiful thing about change is that it keeps us from getting stuck in something and allows us to move forward when necessary. Even when we cannot change ourselves, we are not stranded; keeping our hearts open to the Holy Spirit allows the Word of God to deeply transform us in ways we never could manage on our own. This transformation is so thorough that it becomes readily visible to others, making them want to change because of what they see in us. This frees us from having to do something to bring about change and allows us to simply be the change.

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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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