The Essentials of True Worship

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By Greg Laurie “For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.” —John 4:24 Worshiping God is not about having a great voice or talent. It is about having your heart in the right place. That is what God is interested in more than anything else. God looks on our hearts when we worship. And He wants us to worship in spirit and in truth. In John 4, we …

For He Is Good

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By Greg Laurie And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. —Colossians 3:17 In 1789, President George Washington designated the first national Thanksgiving Day when he issued a proclamation for “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God.” In our day, it can be very …

Our Primary Purpose

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By Greg Laurie “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.” —Revelation 4:11 One of the fundamental differences between people and animals is that animals don’t worship, but people do. Why? Because God has essentially wired people this way. The Bible says that He has placed eternity in our hearts. We sense there is something more, and it …

The Benefits of Abiding

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By Greg Laurie “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.” —John 15:7 True prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance; it is laying hold of His willingness. That is a very important thing to know. God only answers the requests that He inspires. One of the most incredible promises Jesus ever gave is found in John 15:7: “If you abide …

But Our Eyes Are on You

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By Greg Laurie “O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.” —2 Chronicles 20:12 Have you ever been in one of those impossible situations with no apparent way out? Have you ever desperately needed something or wanted something, but it seemed as though there was no way you would …

Your Spiritual Life Depends on It

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By Greg Laurie But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’” —Matthew 4:4 Have you ever noticed that most people don’t pay much attention to flight attendants as they go over the emergency procedures at the beginning of a flight? I probably don’t do this as well as I could because I’ve flown so many times. I’ve heard …

What Makes a Disciple?

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By Greg Laurie Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.” —John 8:31 What is a disciple? Technically defined, a disciple is a listener, a learner, or a hearer. But there is a difference between a student and a disciple. For example, let’s say that you’re in elementary school, junior high, or high school. You’re a student. You’re there because you have to be. …

Called to Make Disciples

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By Greg Laurie “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” —Matthew 28:19 As Christians, we need to not only seek to win people to Jesus Christ, but we need to seek to get them up on their feet spiritually so they can move on in their relationship with Him. It is called making disciples. Jesus said, “Go …