With Eternity in View

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By Greg Laurie These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. —John 16:33 History records many stories of great heroes of the faith, one of whom was Polycarp. He was a committed Christian living during the time of the Roman Empire. The Caesars thought they were gods, and they wanted the people to …

Learning to be a Thanks-giver

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By Onan Coca Several Thanksgivings ago, I wrote a piece about how I was learning to be a Thanks-giver. I’ve learned much since that Thanksgiving in 2011 (the dad of 3 kids has to be constantly learning), but this article still describes what I feel Thanksgiving really is. It’s the week of Thanksgiving, one of our most important American holidays, and a writer would be remiss to not write about this important day.  Several hundred …

God Doesn’t Grade on a Curve!

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By Don Boys, Ph.D. http://donboys.cstnews.com/god-doesnt-grade-on-a-curve Famous philosopher-theologian Francis Schaeffer asked, “How shall we then live?” That is one of life’s most important questions. What is right and what is wrong and what should I do? And everyone down deep knows that right-living is expected, even demanded. Alexander Solzhenitsyn remarked that the demarcation line between good and evil does not pass between powers or principalities, but between people–through the heart of each person. Every person on earth …

British Talk Show Host: Are Princess Diana and Mother Teresa in Heaven?

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By Don Boys, Ph.D. http://donboys.cstnews.com/british-talk-show-host-are-princess-diana-and-mother-teresa-in-heaven Twenty years ago, two of the most famous women in the world died within days of each other and were buried the first part of September–Princess Diana and “Mother” Teresa. When Diana was buried on Sept. 6, England stopped. Shops closed, all sports events were cancelled, and air travel was only permitted at extreme altitudes. The nation, yes even the world wept. As her coffin was closed, she was clutching …

Kingdoms In Collision

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By John Miltenberger 8/21/2017 There is wisdom in hoping for the best, yet preparing for the worst, yet many today teach that to prepare for the worst is the preoccupation of spiritually negative minds. I would agree – if that ‘preparation’ becomes indeed a ‘preoccupation’. I know many Christians today who have preoccupied themselves out of their primary occupation, that is, the total and absolute veneration of Jesus as the always and forever focal point …

What are Signs of the End Times?

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By Don Boys, Ph.D. http://donboys.cstnews.com/what-are-signs-of-the-end-times Everyone wants to know about the end times so this should be one of my most popular columns. There is often discussion as to the indications of the final days of a languishing nation and the signs of the end times are three: anarchy in the country, apostasy in the churches, and apathy in Christians. Anarchy in the country is obvious when any newspaper is read or any television news …

Seize the Moment

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By Greg Laurie Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. —2 Timothy 4:2 My mother was married and divorced seven times, so I practically had a full-time ministry sharing the gospel with her former husbands. Three of them in particular come to mind. There was Oscar Laurie, who adopted me. I was able to share the gospel with him, and he came to believe in Jesus. That was …

Conversion Is God’s Work

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By Greg Laurie So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. —1 Corinthians 3:7 It can be discouraging when you talk to people about Christ and no one listens to you. Maybe you’ve tried to share the gospel with family members, and they don’t respond. Sometimes you feel like saying, “Just forget about it. If they don’t want to hear what I have to say, …