God Doesn’t Grade on a Curve!

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By Don Boys, Ph.D. http://donboys.cstnews.com/god-doesnt-grade-on-a-curve Famous philosopher-theologian Francis Schaeffer asked, “How shall we then live?” That is one of life’s most important questions. What is right and what is wrong and what should I do? And everyone down deep knows that right-living is expected, even demanded. Alexander Solzhenitsyn remarked that the demarcation line between good and evil does not pass between powers or principalities, but between people–through the heart of each person. Every person on earth …

The Hidden War

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By John Miltenberger 9/26/2017 It seems ironic to me that we have spent millions of dollars to intercept and recover messages from outer space, yet we do not have a clue about the origins of the messages we receive every day, almost every minute of every day, in our heads. It really must be entertaining to the source! We rankle at the media for their ongoing, brazen attempts at brainwashing us under the thin guise …

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 …

Ready or Not?

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By Greg Laurie He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! —Revelation 22:20 Half of all Americans today claim to be born again. Even more claim to believe in God. If you want to apply a real litmus test to your relationship with God, or lack thereof, then let’s say, for the sake of a point, that we knew Jesus Christ was coming back exactly 15 …

The Power of Your Story

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By Greg Laurie “Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.” —Daniel 12:3 In the book of Acts, I find it interesting how often the apostle Paul used his personal testimony when he preached the gospel. When he addressed a group of people or spoke before great leaders in Rome, he often would tell his own story. Everyone who …

A Testimony Worth Sharing

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By Greg Laurie “One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.” —John 9:25 Years ago I knew someone who hadn’t lived all that wickedly, but she would hear the remarkable testimonies of other believers who had all of kinds of problems and issues and then had come to Christ. She said to me, “I need a more dramatic testimony. I’m going to go back out into the world again and do some …

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 …

Don’t Exaggerate Your Past

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By Greg Laurie “I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done.” —Philippians 3:7 Some Christians change their personal testimony with the passing of time, making it a little more dramatic with each telling. I think they want to do this to make it sound more appealing. When you share your testimony, don’t glorify or exaggerate your past. Accuracy is important. So is truthfulness. You need …