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A Full Life

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By Greg Laurie He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. —Isaiah 53:3 Jesus Christ was, according to the Bible, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. He knows and understands the pain and hurt deep inside your soul when you have lost someone you love. John 11:35 …

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When Feelings Trump Everything, Everything Dies

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We feel, therefore we think we’re thinking. But we’re not thinking much, if at all, these days. We’re emoting. We’ve venting. We’re ranting. And we’re dying. Dying as slaves; slaves to emotion. According to Psychology Today, “The average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950s.” Lest there be any confusion, I’m no fan of Psychology Today. Even so, the point made stands and …

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Because He Loves Us

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By Greg Laurie So, when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was. —John 11:6 Lazarus was sick. But instead of going to see him in Bethany, Jesus intentionally waited two more days. Then He arrived in Bethany a full four days after Lazarus had died. Sometimes it might seem as though Jesus is completely indifferent to our troubles. He might not do what we’re expecting …

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He Knows Best

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By Greg Laurie And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. —Romans 8:28 There are some things this side of Heaven that I never will understand. But when I don’t know something, I fall back on what I do know. There are times when someone asks, “Greg, why did God do this?” And many times I say, “I …

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God Goes With You

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By Greg Laurie The chief of staff renamed them with these Babylonian names: Daniel was called Belteshazzar. Hananiah was called Shadrach. Mishael was called Meshach. Azariah was called Abednego. —Daniel 1:7 Nebuchadnezzar could change their names, but he couldn’t change their hearts. Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego had a God to serve and a stand to make. The powerful king had made the call for some of Israel’s finest young men. He wanted the brightest …

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Ignoring God’s Warnings

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By Greg Laurie “But you would not listen to me,” says the Lord. “You made me furious by worshiping idols you made with your own hands, bringing on yourselves all the disasters you now suffer.” —Jeremiah 25:7 Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were Jewish teenagers who ended up as captives in ancient Babylon. Through the years, their people had a propensity to turn to false gods. So the Lord raised up prophets again and again …

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What Every Christian Is Called to Do

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By Greg Laurie How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? —Romans 10:14 I remember when we were in New York for a Harvest Crusade, and one of the members of our group was leading a lot of people to faith. Her energy and commitment knew no boundaries. She …

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Tip of the Iceberg

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By John Miltenberger 3/8/2017 So an elder must be a man whose life is above reproach. He must be faithful to his wife. He must exercise self-control, live wisely, and have a good reputation. He must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must be able to teach. He must not be a heavy drinker or be violent. He must be gentle, not quarrelsome, and not love money. He must manage his own family …