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
On this National Day of Prayer, as the country continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic and injustice, we can look to a biblical figure for guidance: Nehemiah, whose name means “comforted by God.”
So, this Valentine’s Day, engage them — you’ll discover there is joy to be found in loving God and loving our neighbors as ourselves.
Have you ever been disappointed in yourself? Well, we can take comfort in the fact that people in the Bible struggled with the same emotions you and I do.
When I was a young man of 17, I had a lot of questions. Why do I exist? What is the purpose of my life? What happens when I die? I wondered as I experimented with drugs and partied with friends.
The Merriam Webster dictionary defines a “hero” as “one who shows great courage.” But I’d like to expand this definition.
One of my personal heroes, Corrie ten Boom, put it this way, “Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.”
We need God in America today. We need him to eradicate what President Trump has called, “An invisible enemy”.
Many churchgoers may not realize this because they tend to see us at our best. After all, our job is to encourage others, love them and give them hope. But our jobs are not always easy.
Moses was a reluctant leader. He didn’t want the job, but he got it. And when he was called to do something, he did it. As a result, he discovered that God was more than enough for him. He knew the Lord was bigger than the problems he faced.
There are no easy explanations, but here are three things we should keep in mind as we reflect on Kobe’s passing: