The Highest Privilege

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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 The greatest moment in my life was the day that I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord. That day changed the course of my life. When I started going to church, it was an entirely new world to me. I had no …

Start Where You Are

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By Greg Laurie “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.” —Proverbs 11:30 I once read that 95 percent of Christians have never led another person to Christ. Why is that? Someone might say, “I’m not gifted to be an evangelist.” That may be true. But even though you may not be called to be an evangelist, you are called to evangelize. The idea of world evangelism …

Pen Tip #1

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By Sue Cass Those who are saved by the grace of Jesus Christ are special in His eyes. Those who walk away will dwell in an environment known as darkness. He who is on high is the Light of the world. The only way to see your way through a world of darkness is to plug into the Light. Then ye shall see forever. He who enters a dark room automatically reaches for the light …

Come and See!

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By Greg Laurie “Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could he possibly be the Messiah?” —John 4:29 There is a lot of power in the simplicity of a changed life. After Jesus spoke with the woman at the well in Samaria, she immediately went out and began to tell others. The Bible tells us that she “left her water jar beside the well and ran back to the village, telling …

Taking the Gospel to the World

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By Greg Laurie But He said to them, “Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because for this purpose I have come forth.” —Mark 1:38 Jesus went and met the woman at the well in Samaria because she had an appointment with God. In Jesus’ detour into enemy territory, we see two important concerns as we bring the message of the gospel today. First, we have to go to where …

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 …

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 …

Right Where You Are

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By Greg Laurie Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” —Luke 10:2 It seems, unfortunately, that the church could be compared to a giant football game where 60,000 people in the stands watch 22 people do all the work. We stand on the sidelines and shout, “Go, team, go!” while God is saying, “I …