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
The last great spiritual awakening in America was the Jesus movement, which took place about 40 years ago. I was there, and I think we can not only learn from history, but we can be inspired by history.
The truth is, everyone you know, including you and your family, live next to a live volcano. I'm talking about those moments in our lives when – without warning – the earth shifts under our feet and life changes forever.
I recently watched a documentary on the life of David Cassidy titled David Cassidy: The Last Session, and let me tell you, it was just absolutely heartbreaking. To me, the story could be summed up this way: David had a deep longing for a father.
Kate's death follows other well-known designers who have tragically taken their own lives in the same way. L'Wren Scott in March 2014, and British designer Alexander McQueen four years earlier. In just the last year, musician Chester Bennington from Linkin Park and Soundgarden's lead singer also committed suicide by hanging. Comedian Robin Williams did the same.
Texas is changing rapidly, with many new people streaming in from around the nation and the world. You might say the world is literally coming to Texas. Also, two of the most recent mass shootings also happened in Texas, of all places. Yes, even Texas needs Jesus.
If you want to grow spiritually, there are certain things you don't want in your life – and there are other things you do. There are certain principles that constantly must be in play in your life, and one of them is prayer.
When God tells me I need to be patient when it comes to sharing my faith, it's not that easy for me. I like results. However, just as a fisherman often must sit quietly in his boat for hours at a time patiently awaiting the first bite, so we who "fish for people" must be patient.
The sudden loss of a loved one is beyond devastating. When a loved one leaves this world for the next, we are torn apart inside, so we cry and we mourn.
Have you lost hope today? It has been said that man can live 40 days without food, three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only one second without hope. Jesus Christ can give you hope today, just like he gave to the thief on the cross.
An unexpected crisis has come your way in life. Maybe your spouse has said he wants out of the marriage. Maybe your child has told you she doesn't want to be a Christian. Maybe you've found out that you have a serious health issue. Whatever it may be, you know it's something beyond your ability to fix.