The Message Proclaimed

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By Greg Laurie And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!” —Romans 10:14-15 From the original Greek, we could translate the final question in Romans 10:14 as, “How shall they hear without one preaching?” The Phillips translation puts it this way, “How can …

Who Will Go?

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By Greg Laurie “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’ Then I said, ‘Here am I! Send me.’” —Isaiah 6:8 God said in the presence of Isaiah, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?”  In a sense, God is still asking this question. Whom shall I send? Who will go for us? Will you go? Will you stand in the gap? If God’s …

No Room for Prejudice

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By Greg Laurie “Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them.” —Acts 8:5 Being an effective communicator of the gospel requires a willingness to reach out to people who are different from you. We tend to want to hang around people who look like us, who talk like us, and who are just like us. But how willing are we to leave our comfort zone and go to a person …

A Walk of Faith

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By Greg Laurie “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” —Romans 5:1 The Bible tells the story of a man who had everything this world says one should have to feel happy and fulfilled: power, wealth, influence, and fame. But along with that came an emptiness that sent him on a search for God. As secretary of the treasury for a powerful nation, he was second only …

Someone to Show Them the Way

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By Greg Laurie “But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?” —Romans 10:14 In Acts 8, we find the story of a foreign dignitary from Ethiopia. As the queen’s treasurer, he was a powerful man who would have traveled with an entourage. He went …

When You’re Overwhelmed

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By Greg Laurie “From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” —Psalm 61:2 Are you facing a personal crisis right now? Maybe it’s a lack of employment. Maybe it’s a foreclosure on your home or a loss in your investments. Maybe your marriage is falling apart or you have a son or daughter who is away from the …

God’s Heart for Humanity

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By Greg Laurie The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.” —Jeremiah 31:3 When my granddaughter Stella was a toddler, she wasn’t very good at playing hide and seek. She would hide in plain view and say, “Papa, find me!” Meanwhile, I’d be looking right at her. I’d say, “Stella! I can’t find Stella! Where is Stella?” She would …

Will You Be a Barnabas?

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By Greg Laurie “Then Barnabas brought him to the apostles and told them how Saul had seen the Lord on the way to Damascus and how the Lord had spoken to Saul. He also told them that Saul had preached boldly in the name of Jesus in Damascus.” —Acts 9:27 When I gave my life to Christ during a meeting on my high school campus, I didn’t know any Christians. I was starting to hang out …