Make Every Day Count

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By Greg Laurie Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?” —Job 1:8 Whenever I read the book of Job, my first thought is, “Lord, if you ever happen to feel particularly proud of me, would you keep it to yourself? Don’t brag if Lucifer is around” (not that He would). …

Don’t Underestimate the Enemy

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By Greg Laurie “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” —John 10:10 A story is told of a boxer who was being badly beaten in a match. He leaned over to his trainer and yelled, “Throw in the towel! This guy is killing me!” His trainer yelled back, “He is not! He’s not even hitting you! He hasn’t even laid a glove …

It’s Time to Suit Up

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By Greg Laurie “The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living.” —Romans 13:12 Like it or not, as a follower of Jesus you will have people who show hostility toward you. Jesus said, “If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first. The world would love you as one of its own …

An Unlikely Leader

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By Greg Laurie And the LORD said to Gideon, “The people who are with you are too many for Me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel claim glory for itself against Me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me.’”  —Judges 7:2 The Israelites lived in fear of their enemies the Midianites. The Midianites had numbers so large, they were described in the Bible as being “as numerous as locusts” (Judges 6:5). They were …

Power in Unity

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By Greg Laurie “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.” —Matthew 18:19 During World War II, a group of American pilots known as the Flying Tigers downed nearly 300 enemy aircraft between December 1941, and July 1942. Their commander, Claire Lee Chennault, said the secret of their success was cooperation. They always attacked two at …

The Importance of Right Motives

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By Greg Laurie “And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.” —Luke 14:27 Jesus was becoming very popular in His ministry—maybe too much so. People followed Him in great numbers. The crowds swelled on a daily basis. But Jesus looked at these people and, being God, knew their motives. He recognized that most of them were not interested in spiritual things at all. They wanted to be dazzled by a …

No Threat to the Enemy

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By Greg Laurie “Therefore He says: ‘Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.’ “—Ephesians 5:14 The Bible tells the story of Samson, who had incredible potential that was largely wasted. His extraordinary physical strength was given to him as a gift from God. He also had the Lord’s blessing on his life. Samson could have been one of the greatest leaders in the history of Israel, but instead his …

It’s Time to Toughen Up

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By Greg Laurie “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” —1 Peter 5:8 Jesus told a parable about a sower who scattered some seed, some of which “fell by the wayside; and it was trampled down, and the birds of the air devoured it” (Luke 8:5). Jesus then explained, “The seed is the word of God. Those by the wayside are the ones …