Citizens of Another Kingdom

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By Greg Laurie For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. —Philippians 3:20 Deep down inside, we always want more out of life. We want the newest, the latest, the freshest, the coolest. We want more. I think God has basically wired us that way. Yet as much as we live life, as much as we experience, as much as we see, it always seems …

Our Ultimate Future and Hope

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By Greg Laurie For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come. —Hebrews 13:14 We tend to think of life on Earth as the real thing and Heaven as the surreal thing. But it is the opposite. Heaven is the real thing. All that precedes it is but a glimpse of things to come. Earth is a pale version of Heaven, not the other way around. Whatever …

In God’s Hands

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By Greg Laurie “Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” —Matthew 10:28 I always laugh when I hear people say, “When I get to Heaven, I have a few questions I want to ask God.” In all fairness, there are questions in life: Why did God allow this tragedy? Why did He allow that to happen? …

A Better World Ahead

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By Greg Laurie For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! —2 Corinthians 4:17 Deep inside us, there is a sense of something more in life that drives us on. No matter what experiences you’ve had, no matter how wonderful they were, they were just a glimpse of what is still ahead. You are really homesick for a …

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 …

The Greatest Motive for Sharing the Gospel

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By Greg Laurie It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment. —Hebrews 9:27 One of the most frequent complaints against the church has been about hellfire-and-brimstone preachers. “I don’t like that kind of preaching,” people say. But my question is where are these preachers? When is the last time you heard a hellfire-and-brimstone preacher? I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen one of them on television, much less heard …

The Question Everyone Should Ask

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By Greg Laurie If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait, till my change comes. —Job 14:14 In one of the oldest books of the Bible, the book of Job, the question is asked, “If a man dies, shall he live again?” (14:14). That is a question everyone should ask in life. What will happen when we die? What is there beyond this place called …

Which View of Heaven Will Prevail? The Difference Can Mean Hell on Earth

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By Jerry Newcombe, D.Min. 3/29/17 Last week, Khalid Masood, a British-born Jihadist, ran over innocent people in London on the bridge close to Big Ben and then stabbed a police officer to death, before being killed by police. Where is Khalid Masood’s soul right now? Presumably, he thought he was taking a short-cut to Paradise. After 9/11, I once asked Christian leader Dr. D. James Kennedy this question: “Islamic militants believe that suicide missions give …