Drafted into His Service

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By Greg Laurie “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” —Ephesians 6:12 During the time the United States was involved in the Vietnam War, I became eligible for the draft. There were a lot of young men in the same boat that I was, and I can tell you that we …

Make a Choice

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By Greg Laurie “And Elijah came to all the people, and said, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people answered him not a word.” —1 Kings 18:21 When I chose to follow Christ, I decided it was all or nothing. I wasn’t raised in the church; I pretty much did what I wanted for the first 17 years of my life. …

Rotting from Within

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By Greg Laurie “No one calls for justice, nor does any plead for truth. They trust in empty words and speak lies; they conceive evil and bring forth iniquity.” —Isaiah 59:4 We’re living in a time of amazing contradictions. As we look at the turmoil in our nation, we see that America is reaping the results of years of disobedience to God and His Word. We have worked so hard to remove God and His Word from …

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 …

Warning Signals

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By Greg Laurie “Since we respected our earthly fathers who disciplined us, shouldn’t we submit even more to the discipline of the Father of our spirits, and live forever?” —Hebrews 12:9 I’ve flown in a lot of planes in my lifetime, in big planes and in small ones. Every plane has a warning system that tells the pilot when there is a problem. Maybe the plane is losing altitude. Maybe it’s low on fuel. Whatever is …

Hope for Prodigals

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By Greg Laurie “They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us.” —1 John 2:19 I remember when pot-bellied pigs were quite popular, and I knew someone who had one as a pet. He told me he would take his pig to the …

Dangerous Assumptions

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By Greg Laurie “For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end.” —Hebrews 3:14 The great evangelist Billy Sunday said the problem with a lot of people is they treat sin like a cream puff instead of a rattlesnake. Have you ever seen a baby rattlesnake? They are actually kind of cute. They have a little snake body, a little rattler, and little fangs. Someone might …

Will He Still Forgive Us?

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Will He Still Forgive Us? By Greg Laurie “And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living.” —Luke 15:13 Have you ever wondered whether God would forgive you or extend a second chance? Maybe you think that because of the sins you’ve committed perhaps you have gone too far. Jesus told the story of the prodigal son who ran away from …