Greg Laurie is the pastor and founder of the Harvest churches in California and Hawaii and of Harvest Crusades. He is an evangelist, best-selling author and movie producer. His newest book Lennon, Dylan, Alice & Jesus
Coming back to our Lord’s point, what does He mean when He says we should become like little children?
I speak from experience: My son Christopher died in 2008. It was the worst day of my life. Last summer we marked 15 years since his death. He would have been 48.
Someone might ask, “Do you think people can still be demon-possessed today?” Absolutely, I do believe that.
We all face our Goliaths — those towering challenges that seem insurmountable, casting shadows of doubt and fear over our paths.
Here’s the point of the story: That which is insufficient in our hands becomes significant when placed in the hands of Jesus.
This may come as a shock to some, but Christmas is not about love, peace, harmony, and sipping hot cocoa with family around a crackling fire. Christmas is actually about conflict.
Are you anxious or filled with fear right now? The message of Christmas is: don’t be afraid, but instead let great joy fill your heart.
One of the wonderful things about Thanksgiving is that it’s a uniquely American holiday. It doesn’t commemorate a battle, a birthday or an anniversary. It’s a day set aside with the specific purpose of giving thanks to God.
The answer to those questions is found in a story from the Gospel of John.
No one knows how dark your heart is except you and no one knows how dark my heart is except me. The Bible says, “The heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful, a puzzle that no one can figure out. But I, God, search the heart and examine the mind. I get to the heart of the human. I get to the root of things. I treat them as they really are, not as they pretend to be” (Jeremiah 17:9-10, Message).