The Importance of Right Motives

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By Greg Laurie “And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.” —Luke 14:27 Jesus was becoming very popular in His ministry—maybe too much so. People followed Him in great numbers. The crowds swelled on a daily basis. But Jesus looked at these people and, being God, knew their motives. He recognized that most of them were not interested in spiritual things at all. They wanted to be dazzled by a …

No Threat to the Enemy

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By Greg Laurie “Therefore He says: ‘Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.’ “—Ephesians 5:14 The Bible tells the story of Samson, who had incredible potential that was largely wasted. His extraordinary physical strength was given to him as a gift from God. He also had the Lord’s blessing on his life. Samson could have been one of the greatest leaders in the history of Israel, but instead his …

It’s Time to Toughen Up

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By Greg Laurie “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” —1 Peter 5:8 Jesus told a parable about a sower who scattered some seed, some of which “fell by the wayside; and it was trampled down, and the birds of the air devoured it” (Luke 8:5). Jesus then explained, “The seed is the word of God. Those by the wayside are the ones …

The Worldview of Satan

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By Linda Kimball The idea that man can become God was first whispered in Eve’s ear by Satan, the father of the occult worldview, that is, the evolving universe of matter and energy.  In condensed form it began when the Devil lied to mankind’s first parents, saying “You will surely not die,” “Your eyes will be opened,” and “You will be like God,” “knowing good and evil.” (Gen. 3:4,5) Respectively, these lies suggest that man will live …

Drafted into His Service

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By Greg Laurie “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” —Ephesians 6:12 During the time the United States was involved in the Vietnam War, I became eligible for the draft. There were a lot of young men in the same boat that I was, and I can tell you that we …

Make a Choice

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By Greg Laurie “And Elijah came to all the people, and said, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people answered him not a word.” —1 Kings 18:21 When I chose to follow Christ, I decided it was all or nothing. I wasn’t raised in the church; I pretty much did what I wanted for the first 17 years of my life. …

Rotting from Within

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By Greg Laurie “No one calls for justice, nor does any plead for truth. They trust in empty words and speak lies; they conceive evil and bring forth iniquity.” —Isaiah 59:4 We’re living in a time of amazing contradictions. As we look at the turmoil in our nation, we see that America is reaping the results of years of disobedience to God and His Word. We have worked so hard to remove God and His Word from …

No Exceptions

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By Greg Laurie “He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.”—2 Peter 3:9 When I first heard the gospel, I thought, “I can’t do that. I’m not the religious type.” I wasn’t raised in church. I didn’t think I would fit in with Christians or in the church. I thought it wasn’t going to work for me. But I was wrong. Christ did everything for me that He promised He …