We know that prayer works. But what if we've prayed and prayed and prayed, and nothing seemed to happen? Pastor Greg Laurie addresses those challenging times here. It's a look at our times of personal crisis and how we can trust the Lord even when it seems nothing's happening.
As we sail the seas of life, believers aren't promised a perfectly smooth voyage, but we'll all make it to our destination. Pastor Greg Laurie highlights two biblical stories that show us the Lord is with us when the storms begin to blow.
There is no sin that's too big for the grace of God. Pastor Greg Laurie says we should never give up on those who seem far from the Lord. Listen here for important insight on reaching out with the grace and mercy of Christ.
There's no denying that our adversary is influencing our culture. But Pastor Greg Laurie says we can fight back in the power of God's Spirit. Listen online for important encouragement toward standing up and speaking out for Christ.
Christians believe God means what He says and that there's only one way to heaven, through Jesus Christ. But nonbelievers often think that's narrow-minded. Pastor Greg Laurie counters the "all roads lead to God" theory with the truth from Scripture.
Just as a building needs a firm foundation for stability, we need a strong spiritual foundation for stability in our lives. Pastor Greg Laurie helps us learn what it means to build our lives on Christ, the Solid Rock. It's good encouragement.
We can face hostility when we share the Gospel. And Pastor Greg Laurie says we can also face opposition when we express concern to a fellow believer trapped in sin. How can we navigate these choppy waters? Find out by listening here. It's a lesson straight from the Sermon on Mount.
When we encounter a believer trapped in sin, we're to speak the truth in love. But some might say we should mind our own business. Pastor Greg Laurie addresses this sensitive issue. How can we respond biblically in these situations?
Pastor Greg Laurie is concerned that many people spend their whole lives chasing after a dream they'll never reach. On their tombstone it could be written: "hurried, worried, buried." He'll help us avoid that trap! It's a lesson on seeking God's Kingdom first.
What part should worry play in our lives? Pastor Greg Laurie points out the Lord's answer: it should have NO place in the life of the believer. Listen online and learn how to follow the Lord's prescription for a worry-free life.
Pastor Greg Laurie says sometimes our prayers are missing an important ingredient. It's an ingredient Jesus included in what we call "The Lord's Prayer." Find out what it is here. It's an important lesson on making our prayers more effective and rewarding.
Prayer is a powerful privilege. But Pastor Greg Laurie says we shouldn't try to use it as a heavenly credit card for all our "wants" in life. Pastor Greg helps us approach prayer the right way, the LORD'S way! Listen here for important instruction.
Pastor Greg Laurie says there's a big difference between memorizing a prayer and learning how to pray. He takes us to a biblical model for prayer from the Lord himself . . . not so we can memorize it, but so we can pattern our OWN prayers accordingly.
Prayer is like a hotline to God. But there's never a dropped call, no static on the line, and we won't be put on hold. But Pastor Greg Laurie points out we often neglect that privilege until an emergency happens. Listen online for good encouragement on putting the power of prayer to work.
Have you noticed how hoarders are less joyful than those who are generous? Pastor Greg Laurie says Jesus explained that dynamic in the Sermon on the Mount. We'll learn to discovery the joy of generosity.
Pastor Greg Laurie says a tour of someone's checkbook will reveal what they value most. Pastor Greg shows us how to adopt the Lord's perspective on money. Listen here for important insights from the Sermon on the Mount.
When we hold back our forgiveness, it doesn't hurt the person who's done us wrong. It hurts us. Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see how granting forgiveness sets us free. Listen here for important counsel we all need to hear
What does it mean to lust after someone, or something? There's more to it than you might think. Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to Jesus' words of warning in the Sermon on the Mount. Listen online for important counsel.
Not only are we often tempted to sin, we're tempted to rationalize our sin. Sin affects how we think. Pastor Greg Laurie helps us understand this danger. It's an important look at the Lord's counsel in the Sermon on the Mount. Be sure to listen here for more.
We're surrounded by everything we need to grow in our faith - God's Word, fellowship, the privilege of prayer. And yet some DON'T grow. Pastor Greg Laurie says, in effect, they're prodigals INSIDE the Church. Listen for good instruction on keeping our faith alive and vibrant.
As believers, we should be growing in our faith. Pastor Greg Laurie says if the growth stops, we move backward. We'll see how to climb up so we don't slip back. Listen here for important insight from Pastor Greg.
Unfortunately, some believers live in a bubble. They try to isolate themselves from unbelievers. But how can we reach unbelievers if we're never near them? Pastor Greg Laurie points out it's our job to build a bridge to those who need Christ.
Pastor Greg Laurie warns us of "The Esau Syndrome." He warns us not to trade God's eternal gift in order to satisfy a short-term appetite. Discover how the temptation of the "now" can affect the "hereafter."
Pastor Greg Laurie says the condition of our hearts determines if we'll be receptive to the Gospel. A cold heart may reject the message whereas a warm, receptive heart may be eager to embrace the Good News. Pastor Greg Laurie helps us make sure our hearts are receptive to the Truth.
What is the "Unforgivable Sin"? What's the one sin for which there's no forgiveness? It's an unsettling issue but Pastor Greg Laurie puts our minds at ease. Discover the biblical truth about the unforgivable sin right here.
It's been said, "Into each life some rain must fall." That's putting it mildly. How do we handle it when our lives are caught in a storm of crisis and upheaval? Pastor Greg Laurie says turn to the Lord. We'll see a case study of some frightened disciples on a boat in a storm-tossed sea.
When the fierce storm came up on the sea, the disciples were panicked . . . and the Lord was. . .asleep! A clear contrast in their level of concern! Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to that moment and how we, too, can have calm in the midst of life's tempests. It's a message from Pastor Greg's series "God Came Near."
When we're caught in one of the storms of life, where's our anchor? How do we reach our lifeline? Pastor Greg Laurie points out the hope we can find in the Lord. He'll be with us in the midst of the storm. Get firm encouragement to hold you steady.
Although our salvation was paid for by Christ, our heavenly reward will be determined by our faithfulness in serving God. Are you using your time, treasure and talent for the Lord? Pastor Greg Laurie addresses that here. It's a look at what happens beyond the grave. Listen online and get the insight you need.
We all have questions about what lies just beyond this life. Pastor Greg Laurie addresses those puzzling issues with answers straight from the pages of God's Word. Listen here to get your questions answered.
After we die, we all make it through to the afterlife. But do we know where we're going after that? Pastor Greg Laurie answers some of the common questions about eternity, including the most important: how do we make sure we're going to heaven?
If God could radically change someone's life - from darkness to light - they'd jump at the opportunity, right? Pastor Greg Laurie says, "Not necessarily." Pastor Greg explains how God CAN change a life IF the life wants to be changed.
Will God's plan work in our lives? Pastor Greg Laurie says it depends. It depends on one thing: whether you're willing to cooperate with His plan! Pastor Greg poses a pivotal question: "Do You Want to Change Your Life?" Listen here for important counsel.
Many SAY they follow Jesus, but their actions betray their words. Pastor Greg Laurie wants to know if Jesus would consider us His followers. It's a provocative lesson on what it means to be a disciple in our generation. Listen online for good insight.
What does it mean to follow Jesus in the 21st Century? Pastor Greg Laurie says we find the best answer in how a certain man responded to Jesus in the 1st Century. We'll see the sudden resolve of a tax collector who left everything to follow Jesus.
Jesus invites us to be His "followers." But what does that mean? Pastor Greg Laurie brings us a great case study to answer the question. We'll consider the example of a man who left everything to follow Christ instantly. Who was it?
The Gospel is such an important message, we should be using all the tools available to spread the word! Pastor Greg Laurie warns that innovation may provoke criticism, but effective evangelism points to eternal life! Listen here for encouragement.
When it comes to personal evangelism, Pastor Greg Laurie says don't let sin derail your testimony, and don't let obstacles and excuses block your path. It's an important study of the role we play in inviting people into God's Kingdom.
Pastor Greg Laurie brings important perspective on the danger of sin. He points out how it can start small, but it inevitably gets bigger. A small diversion in our walk of faith can eventually lead to disaster. Listen here for helpful encouragement.
Would you like to be used by God? Pastor Greg Laurie points out there are often people who cross our path who are just waiting to be shown hope . . . the hope they can find in the Gospel. Listen here and get some help in using your personal testimony effectively in sharing your faith.
When some people share their testimony, they seem to relish in their old, worldly exploits. Pastor Greg Laurie says, "Don't be known for who you were; be known for who you are in Christ." It's helpful insight on sharing our personal story.
When we're sharing our faith with those who don't yet know the Lord, Pastor Greg Laurie says one of our most important tools is our personal testimony. He points out, if someone can see what Jesus did for us, they'll see what Jesus can do for them.
Pastor Greg Laurie says, when we share the Gospel with someone else, we're passing along beneficial information. It's like one beggar telling another beggar where to find food. And Pastor Greg helps us embrace that important responsibility.
Pastor Greg Laurie says, when we share our faith, we need to have sensitivity and a healthy dose of tact. . . T-A-C-T. We'll discover the best way to share the message of love is to practice the love inside our message. Listen online for good encouragement.
As believers, we know we're to share our faith. But is there someone you'd rather NOT share the Gospel with? Maybe someone who's treated you unfairly? Pastor Greg Laurie points out that Jesus died for everyone, even His enemies . . . even OUR enemies. Good insight on our charge to share the love of God right here.
How do we come to God? Through religion? Good works? The Golden Rule? Pastor Greg Laurie reminds us we come to God exclusively through His Son, Jesus Christ. Pastor Greg points out how important it is to share that message with everyone, even those outside our comfort zone.
The Lord never invited us to practice a religion, he invited us to have a relationship with Him. Pastor Greg Laurie points out how Jesus made that invitation personally to a man named Nicodemus. We'll see what we can learn from that encounter.
When a runner crosses the finish line in victory, no one's thinking about his shaky start, or about the stumble on the second lap. Pastor Greg Laurie says the same holds true as we run our race for Christ. Listen here for good encouragement on finishing well in your race for Christ.
We may see our own pitfalls; the Lord sees our potential. What is it that you feel disqualifies you from doing great things for God? Pastor Greg Laurie examines the imperfect lives of the Apostles. We'll see that if God can use them, He can use us!
Pastor Greg Laurie says often God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called. We'll see how the calling of God leads to the enabling of God. Ever feel under-qualified to serve the Lord? You may be just who God is looking for.
Pastor Greg Laurie introduces us to the "twelve men who shook the world." We'll see each of the apostles was imperfect . . . but perfectly authentic. It's a close look at what the Lord is looking for in 21st Century followers.
For believers, this life is as bad as it gets. For unbelievers, this life is as good as it gets. Pastor Greg Laurie explains more about that here. Listen online for a revealing discussion of what God has waiting for believers in heaven. It's a message called, "The Best is Yet to Come."
Pastor Greg Laurie says the Lord often saves His best for last . . . unlike our adversary who offers up his most enticing temptations first. Pastor Greg shows us how to keep our eyes on the right prize. It's good insight from the series, "God Came Near."
How much have you thought about heaven today? On the other hand, how much have you thought about your problems that last but a moment? Pastor Greg Laurie helps us keep our eyes fixed on the finish line. It's an encouraging study.
Does a time of crisis cause you to wonder if God is paying attention? Pastor Greg Laurie points out what we can learn from a time of doubt in the mind of no less than John the Baptist. Gain a fresh perspective on perplexing times of uncertainty.
Doubt is often viewed as sinful . . . as a character flaw or open rebellion. But Pastor Greg Laurie says doubt may not be a sign of unbelief, it may be a sign that a person is thinking. Pastor Greg takes a biblical look at doubt. Listen here and bring your doubts with you.
Our adversary is more powerful than we are. But we can stand against him with the power of God's Word. Pastor Greg Laurie points out that Scripture is our only offensive spiritual weapon - it's our Sword of the Spirit. Learn how to wield your sword effectively.
When Satan tempted Jesus, the Lord could have unleashed the powers of the cosmos against the adversary. Instead, he confronted Him with the Word. . .the Bible! Pastor Greg Laurie shows us what we can learn about the power of Scripture in facing our own temptations.
How can we bring a godly influence to the godlessness around us in our culture? That's an important question. And Pastor Greg Laurie addresses it right here. He points out how the time is right for another Great Awakening. Listen online for encouragement.
What part can we play in bringing a spiritual renewal to our land? Pastor Greg Laurie answers that question here. It's a look at the important job of being salt and light in our culture. Listen online for important insight.
People are naturally drawn toward others with similar beliefs and values. But Pastor Greg Laurie says if believers only associate with other believers, an important job is left undone. Pastor Greg urges us not to evade our responsibility, but invade our culture.