Putting it all on the line

by Greg Laurie -- Have you ever attempted something in life that met with failure? I would far rather try and fail than never do anything at all. Failure is not always more…

Bring what you have

by Greg Laurie -- My wife and I have found ourselves watching the Food Channel lately, including the show "Iron Chef." It is actually quite entertaining to watch celebrity chefs compete. And more…

Why forgive?

by Greg Laurie -- It has been said that we are most like beasts when we kill, we are most like men when we judge, but we are most like God when more…

The death of a conscience

by Greg Laurie -- What comes to mind when you hear the word "conscience"? Do you think of Jiminy Cricket who told little Pinocchio that when he didn't know what to do, more…

Genuine imitations

by Greg Laurie -- Whenever something is popular, there will always be imitations. For example, Apple redefined the cell-phone market with their iPhone, and now there are many versions of them. Whether more…

Is it really all your stuff?

by Greg Laurie -- During the earthly ministry of Jesus, the Pharisees would come to him on occasion with trick questions that almost seemed to backfire. Being overtaxed back then (as we more…

Avoiding 'the way of Cain'

by Greg Laurie -- There is a big difference between remorse and repentance. Remorse is being sorry for the consequences of what you have done, while repentance is being sorry enough to more…

Facing our giants

by Greg Laurie -- We all face giants in life, those seemingly insurmountable problems and issues that only seem to loom larger with the passing of time. For some, it may be more…

Your character when you're alone

by Greg Laurie -- A pastor who was boarding a bus one Monday morning paid his fare to the driver, who gave him too much change. So the pastor went back to more…

'Oops': Not in God's vocabulary

by Greg Laurie -- As a pastor for more than 35 years, I have ministered to many families that have lost loved ones, including children. I have always tried to find the more…