Our Defense against Worry

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By Greg Laurie And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. —Philippians 4:7 We live in such a stress-filled society today. We could write these words on the tombstones of many Americans: Hurried, worried, buried. We’re constantly in motion, going from one thing to another, from one worry to another. We can get so stressed out that we’re almost immobilized. Sometimes worry can absolutely paralyze a …

Pray and Let God Worry

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By Greg Laurie “Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” —Matthew 6:27 We have a little bird feeder in our backyard. I keep it filled with birdseed, and the birds know breakfast will be there. They cruise in and eat the seed, or they get the seeds off the ground or the vegetation. Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount in the region of Galilee, where all around Him were birds chirping …

Turn Your Worries into Prayers

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By Greg Laurie Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. —Philippians 4:6 There are so many things today that can cause us to worry. There are the worries of the world. There are the worries in our own country, including the threat of terrorism and the threat of North Korea. Then there are personal worries, such as health worries and family worries. …

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 Belt of Truth

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Satan is the father of all lies and a master illusionist. An illusionist is someone who deceives others by giving a false or misleading impression of reality. Therefore, the devil works tirelessly to convince us God does not mean exactly what He says. Thankfully, Satan’s suggestions can never stand up against the light of God’s Word. “Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not …

We Were Like Animals

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2/6/2017 I also thought about the human condition–how God proves to people that they are like animals.                     [Ecclesiastes 3:18; NLT] My adventure in prayer last night could be called, “I slept while my spirit meditated.” Several days ago my wife and I had a couple over for supper, and after eating some of the best lasagna I’ve ever put in my mouth, we sat down …

Friendship With A King

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When we become believers, we enter into a life long journey where we discover the many facets of our relationship with God. To start, we come to know Him as our Creator. Then, we learn He is one God in three Divine Persons. From there, many of us develop a loving relationship with God where we view Him as a Father. Through Jesus, we have and Savior. God: Creator, Mysterious God in three persons, Father, …

Seriously?

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1/6/2017 I’m continually impressed by how serious the Bible is, and what impresses me the most is the disparity between how serious the Bible is, and how un-serious we sometimes allow ourselves to become in our faith. In short, in our churches we quickly grow too familiar with God as an eternal Person, and His Word, as an eternal reality. And as we locally subject ourselves to other believers, we take on their normal, which …