The Color of Christmas

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By Greg Laurie “For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.” —Colossians 1:19-20 Red is the color of Christmas—not because Santa suits are red or because we wrap packages in red. Red is the color of Christmas because of the blood of Jesus …

THANK YOU LORD for THANKSGIVING!

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Four years ago my article: “Thank You Lord for Thanksgiving!” appeared in The Olive Branch Report.  Many responded wonderfully from across the country, and even shared their own stories of giving thanks. This year we have all the more reason to give thanks to the Lord God of All Creation for the myriad blessings in each of our lives; and for the blessings that can still be seen and named in our Nation.  I pray …

The Life Giving Word

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By John Miltenberger 11/1/2017 He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. [Psalm 107:20; NKJV] “Your Word is life to all who find it, and health to all their bones.” As is my custom, I got out of bed last night and went downstairs to pray. I haven’t had “an adventure in prayer” for awhile, and didn’t really expect I’d have one last night, but I misjudged. God always chooses …

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 …