Trusting His Ways

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By Greg Laurie “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. —Isaiah 55:8 Things will happen in life where you find yourself saying, “I don’t get this. Everything was tracking along just fine until now. I don’t get this at all.” You might even say, “God, why?” It’s okay to ask God why. Just don’t expect an answer. It is not because there is no answer. The reason …

The Captain

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By Greg Laurie Jesus replied to Simon, “Don’t be afraid! From now on you’ll be fishing for people!” —Luke 5:10 In Luke’s Gospel we read of Jesus using Simon Peter’s boat as a floating pulpit of sorts. The crowds had been pressing in on Him, so the Lord launched out a little from the shore as He spoke to the people. Afterward He told Peter, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for …

Bought with a Price

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By Greg Laurie Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price. —1 Corinthians 6:19-20 I heard the story of an older gentleman who was known for his godly life. One day someone asked him, “What do you do when you get tempted?” He answered, “Well, I just …

To the Other Side

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By Greg Laurie On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” —Mark 4:35 One day Jesus said to His disciples, “Let us cross over to the other side.” So they boarded their boat and were cruising across the Sea of Galilee, a large freshwater lake known for its unexpected storms. And sure enough, a storm came. This one was a doozy, because even the …

Evolutionary Christians do not Believe Moses, so How Will They Believe Jesus Words?

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By Linda Kimball “For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?” John 5:46-47 ”And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. ”  Luke 24:27 John 1:3,10 tells us that everything seen and unseen was created ex nihilo by the spoken Word of the Son …

Martin Luther at 500

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By Jerry Newcombe, D.Min. 11/1/17 The namesake of Martin Luther King, Jr. was an Augustinian monk who lived 500 years ago. On October 31, 1517, he revolutionized history by disagreeing with some corrupt practices of the Catholic Church at the time. As a guest on the recent PBS special on Martin Luther at 500, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, said, “The stars were aligned for a perfect storm. And that’s what we got …

The Life Giving Word

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By John Miltenberger 11/1/2017 He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. [Psalm 107:20; NKJV] “Your Word is life to all who find it, and health to all their bones.” As is my custom, I got out of bed last night and went downstairs to pray. I haven’t had “an adventure in prayer” for awhile, and didn’t really expect I’d have one last night, but I misjudged. God always chooses …

Surviving the Setbacks

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By Greg Laurie We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. —2 Corinthians 4:8 Sometimes people think that when they are in the will of God, they’ll have smooth sailing. However, that was not true of the apostle Paul. He seemed to face every kind of adversity imaginable. He had so many enemies who were jealous of his success that they would follow …