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 …

By what double standard? (A response to pro-AHA™/Lone Ranger Christian “journalism”)

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Lest there be any confusion, this is a direct response to an article posted at American Vision in which I was referenced indirectly and implicitly again and again and again in a hit piece that, while making precise references obviously aimed at yours truly, diligently refused to directly link, quote, or engage with what I’ve actually written in detail on the subject of the Lone Ranger Christianity movement that has taken root within the broader AHA™ …

When the Supernatural Invaded the Natural

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By Greg Laurie Peter saw his opportunity and addressed the crowd. “People of Israel,” he said, “what is so surprising about this? And why stare at us as though we had made this man walk by our own power or godliness? For it is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—the God of all our ancestors—who has brought glory to his servant Jesus by doing this.” —Acts 3:12-13 It was a sink-or-swim moment for Peter. …

“Yes, Lord”

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By Greg Laurie “No, Lord,” Peter declared. “I have never eaten anything that our Jewish laws have declared impure and unclean.” —Acts 10:14 There are certain words that go together, such as “Yes, Lord,” “How, Lord?” and “When, Lord?” But there are other words that don’t go together. These include “No, Lord” and “Never, Lord.” I was working on a message about this on the day my son Christopher died. When I went back and …

When Failure Is Good

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By Greg Laurie But as I looked at everything I had worked so hard to accomplish, it was all so meaningless—like chasing the wind. There was nothing really worthwhile anywhere. —Ecclesiastes 2:11 Is success the most important thing in life? It depends on how we define success. Many people achieve their goals, but what cost did they pay to achieve them? Was it through deception and betrayal? Was it by abandoning their principles and sacrificing …

Be Careful What You Ask For

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By Greg Laurie Now the mixed multitude who were among them yielded to intense craving; so the children of Israel also wept again and said: “Who will give us meat to eat?” —Numbers 11:4 A story in the Old Testament tells of how God supernaturally provided for the children of Israel on a daily basis as they walked through the wilderness to the Promised Land. Every morning when they came out of their tents, something …

A False Message Gives False Hope

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By Greg Laurie So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth. —Ephesians 4:25 I have a friend who is a doctor. Sometimes he has to tell people they have cancer, and it’s very difficult news to deliver. But there are also times when my friend can give them hope for a course of treatment. He tells his patients the truth, and he also tells them the solution. In the same way, we …

Seize the Moment

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By Greg Laurie Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. —2 Timothy 4:2 My mother was married and divorced seven times, so I practically had a full-time ministry sharing the gospel with her former husbands. Three of them in particular come to mind. There was Oscar Laurie, who adopted me. I was able to share the gospel with him, and he came to believe in Jesus. That was …