Why the suffering?

by Greg Laurie -- We always want to avoid pain. At least I do. But pain reminds us of something. Pain reminds us of a deeper need, and that deeper need is more…

The measure of a life

by Greg Laurie -- Life goes by so quickly. One day, you are a hippie and so skinny that it is unimaginable. The next day, you are middle-aged and constantly battling your more…

Almost Christians

by Greg Laurie -- The word "almost" is a fascinating word. It means "slightly short of" or "not quite" or "nearly." Other words we use in the place of almost are "about," more…

A call to courage

by Greg Laurie -- Courage seems to be in short supply these days. And what is courage? Courage has been defined as bravery. It also has been defined as fear that has more…

Finding joy in the detours

by Greg Laurie -- When I first started out preaching in 1971, I wanted to be an evangelist more than anything else. I went to a Billy Graham Crusade and thought, That more…

Can we really change ourselves?

by Greg Laurie -- We like the idea of change, of starting over again, of becoming someone different than we are. Sometimes we move to a new place, thinking we can escape more…

I still would be a Christian

by Greg Laurie -- It has been said that the tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. A story is more…

The keys to revival in America

by Greg Laurie -- There is a lot of talk about who the next occupant of the White House will be. And while I believe that Christians should find a candidate who more…

Excuses, excuses

by Greg Laurie -- I came across an interesting little book entitled "Excuses and Lies." According to this book, here are some of the most frequently told lies. "I'll be ready in more…

Hope after failure

by Greg Laurie -- In Hawaii they have a phrase they use for looking at someone with a harsh expression. They call it "stink eye." And I think sometimes we may feel more…