A Christ-Centered Gospel

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By Greg Laurie “It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.” —Isaiah 55:11 From time to time we hear of quack doctors who perform surgeries they aren’t qualified for. But there are some quack preachers out there too. They are guilty of spiritual malpractice because they present a gospel message that …

Open to God’s Leading

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By Greg Laurie Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is desert. —Acts 8:26 Imagine if God were to come to you one day and say, “Go out to Palm Springs, in the middle of the desert at noon, and I will tell you what to do next.” In the book of Acts, that is …

Is Heaven Really For Real?

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By Jerry Newcombe, D.Min. 5/31/17 Recently, my long-time pastor’s wife died. Anne Lewis Kennedy, the widow of Dr. D. James Kennedy, passed away on May 16. She outlived her husband by ten years. Ironically, as a young person, she had said, “I’ll never marry a minister.” She later recounted, “My older sister married a Presbyterian minister, and I did not want to live that kind of ‘fish-bowl’ life. God does have a sense of humor.” …

Care before You Share

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By Greg Laurie Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them. —Acts 8:5 I was listening to a Christian radio broadcast the other day, and someone said he had come up with a lot of new conversation starters to turn a dialogue toward evangelism—clever little things we can say to get a person interested in hearing the gospel. That is all good, but none of it matters if we …

Conversion Is God’s Work

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By Greg Laurie So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. —1 Corinthians 3:7 It can be discouraging when you talk to people about Christ and no one listens to you. Maybe you’ve tried to share the gospel with family members, and they don’t respond. Sometimes you feel like saying, “Just forget about it. If they don’t want to hear what I have to say, …

What God Calls All Believers to Do

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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 A while back, I was speaking with an interviewer about my book Lost Boy. He said, “You seem to be very natural when you speak. It must come easily to …

Why Are You Here?

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By Greg Laurie Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will thank you forever and ever, praising your greatness from generation to generation. —Psalm 79:13 I was speaking with a Christian man who had recently had a surgery done. He could have died in the process of it, and the experience had made an impact on his life. He told me that he worked in sales, but he was beginning to reevaluate his …

Hebrew Roots Teachers Continue To Deceive Christians – This Is Truly A Different Gospel

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Have you been deceived by the “Hebrew Roots” movement?  Don’t feel alone.  Many  Christians have been fooled by this apostasy.  Many believers who truly love Yeshua (Jesus) and the Jewish people, are prime targets to be drawn into the Hebrew Roots movement. I’m an ethnic Jew who came to Christ in 1983.  I did not give up being a Jew when I repented and trusted Jesus for the forgiveness of my sins.  I wrote my testimony …