“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 …

Easter special: How Jesus Might Look Back at the Cross

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April 14, 2017 By Rev. Austin Miles (Note to Readers: In the late 1990’s a church prepared to produce an Easter Program, with several chosen to play the parts of those who had been with Jesus during the Crucifixion as they reflected on that event. When this writer was asked to “be Jesus” the answer was no,  since no-one is worthy to portray Jesus. It DID seem right to present how Jesus might give His thoughts and what …

A Mob Mentality

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By Greg Laurie Immediately he went up to Jesus and said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed Him. —Matthew 26:49 Some people question why Jesus would choose Judas to be His disciple, knowing that Judas would do what he did. If someone had to condemn Jesus, if it was written in the Scriptures that Jesus would be condemned by a friend, then why condemn Judas? Wasn’t he just a pawn? Not at all. It’s important to realize …

Facing Our Gethsemanes

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By Greg Laurie Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus. —John 18:10 In the flurry of activity in the Garden of Gethsemane, very few noticed the last miracle in the earthly ministry of Jesus. He healed the ear of Malchus, which Peter had cut off with a sword. We don’t know whether Jesus touched Malchus and a …