Greg Laurie

CP Contributor

How to Conquer a Giant in Your Life

We all have giants that we face in life, things that may seem like insurmountable problems. Giants defeat us again and again because we face them in our own strength — and we lose.

America Needs World Changers!

World changers obey God. There are certain things God tells us not to do, and the reason he says that is to protect us. If God says not to do something, that is because it's a bad thing. If God says to do something, that is because it's a good thing.

Questions as Old as Time: Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Not all that long ago, if you needed an answer to something, you had to talk to a human being. All we have to do today is go to a search engine and ask a question, or we can ask Siri. The problem, however, is that any random person can give you any random answer.

Sin: It Starts With a Thought

When we can't always make ends meet, or we're sick, or we're having challenges, we are dependent on God. But when things are going well, when we have a little extra money in the bank and our health is good, that is when temptation will hit.

Why Christians Are Persecuted

In a way, persecution will separate the genuine from the fake. If you are a true follower of Jesus, you won't back down if a little persecution comes your way. And if God allows it in your life, he will give you the strength to face it.

Terrorism: Western Values Are Christian Values

So, they say, we are to combat this jihadism with "western values." But, what exactly are those values? Most of us would probably agree that these values include liberty, justice, freedom. Yet, where do these values actually come from?

Christians: Let's Turn the World Upside Down!

The church of the first century made its impact on the world through prayer and through preaching. It was said of the early church that they turned the world upside down. And that, by the way, was offered as a criticism, not as a compliment (see Acts 17:6).

Is David Bowie In Heaven?

In his search for meaning, Bowie admittedly tried pretty much everything this culture offered, but did not find the meaning he sought. He was filled with questions throughout his life.

Who Will Go?

God said in the presence of Isaiah, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?" In a sense, God is still asking this question. Whom shall I send? Who will go for us? Will you go? Will you stand in the gap?

A Walk of Faith

The Bible tells the story of a man who had everything this world says one should have to feel happy and fulfilled: power, wealth, influence, and fame. But along with that came an emptiness that sent him on a search for God. As secretary of the treasury for a powerful nation, he was second only to the queen. But there was a hole in his heart, so it led him on a search to the spiritual capital of the world, Jerusalem. He did not find what he was looking for, but as he was returning home, he unexpectedly found the answer to his questions. He had an appointment with God that resulted in his conversion and complete transformation.

Your Spiritual Impact

One man or woman outside the will of God can be a menace to themselves and to everyone else. A case in point: Jonah. The Lord had told Jonah to go and preach to Nineveh, and Jonah said no. Then he boarded a boat going in the opposite direction. A storm came, and the boat was shaking and tossing back and forth in the sea. Everyone was affected because of Jonah, and they figured out that he was the problem. He told the men, "Pick me up and throw me into the sea; then the sea will become calm for you. For I know that this great tempest is because of me" (Jonah 1:12). So off Jonah went, and the storm stopped.