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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!

The Power of Confession

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Words carry great creative power. God created the entire universe and everything in it by His spoken Word; as believers who have been made righteous by faith, we’ve been given the same authority that God has. We can speak healing, deliverance, success, or anything else we need into our lives; when Christians begin to understand this, there will be no stopping us.

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The Effects of Praise

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

The amount of time we spend praising God is the greatest single indicator of where we are in our relationship with Him. Praise and worship are powerful, and change our situation; this should be our first response to trouble, not simply an afterthought. True praise and thanksgiving come from the heart, and are responses to God’s love for us.

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What Changed Before and After the Cross

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Life has changed dramatically since Jesus went to the cross; this particularly applies to our righteousness. What was true under the law may no longer be true under grace; God now sees us as righteous not based on what we do, but according to our faith in Jesus. Doing the right thing is still important under grace, but to do right, we must first believe right. Believing in God’s love for us elevates our lives to a whole new level.

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Live Your Life Yielded to God

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

As Christians, understanding righteousness under the new covenant of grace is an important component of spiritual maturity. We no longer have to work to be right with God like the people did under the law; righteousness is now a gift from Him when we have faith in Jesus and in His finished works. Our genuine belief in our identity as the righteousness of God is strong enough to change our bad behavior; when the enemy attacks, this is what we must cling to.

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Righteousness vs. Self-Righteousness

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

In an unbelieving, ungodly world, the believer stands out like a light on a hill; if we’ve been born again and received Jesus Christ, we have the Spirit of grace living in us to teach us godliness and Christian conduct. Grace working in us causes us to voluntarily depend on God in every situation and to believe His love for us; this produces humility in us because of our relationship with Him. What makes us different from others is our faith in Jesus, who makes us righteous before God independent of our actions. Believing in His finished works spares us from endless self-effort to accomplish what we need in our lives; a mindset like this gives us the victory that Jesus has already achieved for us.

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The Contrast: Self-Effort vs. Rest

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Just as there’s a contrast between the law that Moses gave and the grace that Jesus brought, there’s also a contrast between self-effort and rest. God only works on our behalf if we’re resting; therefore, we must rightly divide what it means to be at rest on a spiritual level. Stress and worry are signs that we’re still in self-effort; the peace of mind from believing that we already have everything Jesus made available for us is the acid test that proves we’re truly at rest.

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