Are You Living for STUFF, Yourself, OR…???

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What are you living for? Your paycheck, your spouse, your kids, the next high, or maybe your job or business. Or are you living for Christ? What defines you…Jesus or something or someone else in the world? Ever made mistakes you REALLY wish you could take back? Welcome to the club! Everyone has done things that they wish could be changed or taken back. Maybe your life is on the wrong track right now even …

How Sin Affects Your Prayer Life

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By Greg Laurie If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear. —Psalm 66:18 Habitual sin in the life of a Christian can bring his or her prayer life to a screeching halt. That is not to say we have to be sinless to pray. If that were the case, none of us could ever approach God. The Bible even says, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, …

Is Worry Sinful?

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The Bible never explicitly says that worry is sinful, however, we can conclude this based on Scripture. Most worry, or anxiety, is a failure to trust God. The fact that God sent His only son to die for our sins, in order to restore fellowship between Creator and His creation, is proof of His powerful love for mankind. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in …

The Holy Archer And His Quiver Of Arrows

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  An archer must pull back his arrow to make it fly. Before releasing the shaft, it should touch the bowman’s face. With proper aim, the arrow will hit its mark. If God is our archer, we then, are His arrows. And even though His quiver if filled beyond our knowing, every shot is carefully planned before it is lovingly released. When positioned in His mighty bow, we will experience the confusion and pain of …

Americans, So Easily Controlled!

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“Football, beer… Filled up the horizon of their minds. To keep them in control was not difficult.” George Orwell One day last week our family went to grab a bite to eat.  We went to Maynards.  We walked in, sat down, looked around and at a quick glance became angry with what we saw. My family and I have been spent in ministry at every given moment of every given day over the last 20 …

Go and Sin No More

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By Greg Laurie And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” —John 8:11 I’ve heard some Christians say, “God loves me the way I am, and this is just the way I am.” Yes, God does love us the way we are, but He wants to change us. Jesus said to the woman who had been caught in the act of adultery, “Neither do I condemn you; go …

Sin & Repentance

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God hates sin because it is contrary to His very nature. Sin is to God as black is to white and darkness is to light. Sinfulness is direct opposition to the purity and righteousness of a perfect God. Our heavenly Father will not look upon it, as we know from Christ’s supreme sacrifice on the cross. “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My …

How to Restore Someone Who Has Spiritually Fallen

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By Greg Laurie “Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.” —Proverbs 27:6 So what should we do if someone falls into sin? “Brothers, if a man is overtaken in a fault, you who are spiritual condemn them and then make sure you tell as many people as you can what they have done” (Galatians 6:1). Of course, that’s not what the verse says, but by the way some people act …