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 …

Evangelism Starts Here

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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 In all honesty, I think the reason more Christians are not sharing their faith is they really could care less. Their attitude is, “Look, we’ve got ours. That’s your problem.” Jesus told the story of ten bridesmaids, five of whom were wise, and five …

No Exceptions

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By Greg Laurie “He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.”—2 Peter 3:9 When I first heard the gospel, I thought, “I can’t do that. I’m not the religious type.” I wasn’t raised in church. I didn’t think I would fit in with Christians or in the church. I thought it wasn’t going to work for me. But I was wrong. Christ did everything for me that He promised He …

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 …

Sticking Out

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The Bible tells us we are aliens and strangers in this world. This is a reminder to all Christians that heaven is our eternal home. The Greek translation for alien is a sojourner, stranger, and foreigner. A foreigner is one who lives in a place without the right of citizenship. Our citizenship is with God and in the heavenly realm. “Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wave …

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 …