Nothing Quite Like It

Greg Holt BIBLE STUDY / DEVOTIONALS 0 Comments

By Greg Laurie “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” —Matthew 18:20 I think Christians have the best songs of any religion on earth. The Christian faith is a singing faith, which is not necessarily true of other religions. They may chant, and they may moan. They may have their various forms of music. But there is no faith that is as full …

Why We Should Worship

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By Greg Laurie Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. —Psalm 118:1 Worship can turn the most miserable circumstances into a wonderful time. In the book of Acts we read of Paul and Silas, who were beaten and thrown into a cold, dark, stinking dungeon for preaching the gospel. But at midnight Paul and Silas began singing praises to God. They worshiped the Lord. As they sang, …

Created for Worship

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By Greg Laurie “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.” —Revelation 4:11 Everyone, no matter who they are, worships someone or something. Certainly we don’t all worship the true God in Heaven. Some worship a god of their own making. Others worship the true and living God. Some people worship people. They worship sports heroes, actors, …

Worship and Work

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By Greg Laurie Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. —Luke 10:38 Imagine if you were to suddenly hear a bunch of cars outside. When you look out your window, you see a motorcade pulling up. Out steps a person of great importance, who walks up your sidewalk and rings your doorbell. When you answer the door, the dignitary …

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Pursuing the God Who Loves to Be Caught

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by Steve Eastman, Wait Til You Hear This Did you ever hear the expression, he chased her until she caught him?  What’s true of future spouses, is also true of our pursuit of God. Link © 2016 WaitTilYouHearThis.com SteveEastman “I was news director of a radio station for almost 10 years, trained by a future anchor of National Public Radio. During that time I won 16 awards from Associated Press and the Radio/TV News Directors …

The Music of Worship

John Miltenberger BIBLICAL ANSWERS, BODY OF CHRIST, FAMILY, FEATURED ARTICLES, TEENS-KIDS 0 Comments

6/8/2016 This morning over breakfast, my wife and I had a discussion about music, specifically, music used in worship. It brought to mind a Christian Bookseller’s convention I attended years ago in Anaheim, California… My boss at the time was the owner of a retail Christian bookstore, as well as a publisher and wholesale distributor of Christian books. We were excited about escaping the routine of retail, and enjoying a week in California. I was …

The Greatest Approval

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By Greg Laurie But when His disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste? For this fragrant oil might have been sold for much and given to the poor.” —Matthew 26:8-9 Which is more important to you: the approval of people or the approval of God? We may quickly answer, “The approval of God.” But let’s be honest about this. We are very concerned about what people think about us. Why don’t we …

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You Are Holy

Greg Holt BIBLICAL ANSWERS, BODY OF CHRIST, FAMILY, FEATURED ARTICLES, MUSIC VIDEO / WORSHIP 4 Comments

Sometimes I think we forget or temporarily misplace this simple truth – God is holy, and therefore the answer to all of our problems. There is nothing He does not know, there is nothing He cannot deal with, there is nothing that catches God by surprise. Never will there come a time when God says, “I did not see that coming.” Just because we may not get the answer we want, or the answer to …