A Powerful Testimony to a Watching World

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By Greg Laurie “But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.” —Acts 16:25 I think the worst thing that ever happened in history, the greatest travesty, the greatest injustice, was when Jesus Christ Himself was crucified. What could have been worse than that? What could have been worse than for God the Father to look down from Heaven and see His Son who He …

Called to Make Disciples

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By Greg Laurie “Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.” —Colossians 1:28 As Christians, we have heard what is known as the Great Commission: “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, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded …

From Your Story to His Story

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By Greg Laurie By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because God had taken him”; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God. —Hebrews 11:5 Enoch was one of two men named in the Bible who never saw death. The Bible tells us that Enoch walked with God (see Genesis 5:22, 24). But it also tells us that he was a …

God’s Chosen Vessels

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By Greg Laurie “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.” —2 Corinthians 4:7 Have you ever tried to get kids to do a job? Maybe you asked them to take out the trash or clean up a mess. But in the process of cleaning, they made a bigger one. It is so much easier to say, “Never mind. I’ll just do …

A Question of Perspective

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By John Miltenberger 9/15/2017 “If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, Then how can you contend with horses? And if in the land of peace, In which you trusted, they wearied you, Then how will you do in the floodplain of the Jordan? [Jeremiah 12:5; NKJV] It’s been financially tough lately here on Happiness Island! Thinking back on it, the beginning of the concerted attack was at 5:00 am on …

What’s Most Important

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By Greg Laurie “I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said.” —1 Corinthians 15:3 Someone once asked the great British preacher C. H. Spurgeon if he could put his Christian faith into a few words. He said, “Yes. I can give it to you in four words: Jesus died for me.” That’s what it comes down …

Sent to Bear Witness

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By Greg Laurie “He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.” —John 1:8 John the Baptist was the last of the Old Testament prophets. Not only that, but he was the greatest prophet who ever lived. His life and ministry were not just significant; they were super significant. In his day John was a figure of national prominence. It is worth noting that the ancient historian Josephus wrote more about …

It’s His Story

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By Greg Laurie “For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” —1 Corinthians 2:2 What is a personal testimony? It is simply your story of how you came to Christ. Paul was a great orator and communicator, not to mention that he was the apostle Paul. But in almost every instance in Scripture when he was standing before a nonbeliever, Paul began with his personal testimony. Every story is …