• THE MISSIONARY CALL was expressed by Paul in Acts 16:9: “A vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us.”Paul discovered that a missionary call is a divine urge, a compelling impulse that a person cannot resist. The calling creates a divine urge to respond. It is like a hunter’s dog on a leash, straining to get away. Missionary Pastor Oswald J. Smith calls it “an irresistible must.”How should a person respond to the inner urgings of a calling from God?1. LISTENWilliam D. Alton returned…

  • Posted By Greg Laurie On 11/17/2017     When wickedness is rampant, we wonder why God doesn’t stop it. We look around at our world today and wonder, “Why would God allow those terrorists to do what they did?” or “Why would God allow that injustice?” or “Why does God permit these things to happen?”God is fully aware of what is happening. First he reveals his grace before he brings his judgment. The Old Testament book of Genesis begins with the story of the Garden of Eden, where everything was perfect. Adam and Eve lived in a beautiful garden with the…

  • Fifty Golden Years of Spiritual Blessing CelebratedThis article originally appeared in the August 20, 1956 issue of Evangel.Several global trouble spots are cur­rently setting the stage for a series of serious world-shaking events that may herald the coming again of our Saviour to earth. At the same time in one accord, men filled with. the Holy Spirit and on fire for God are setting the stage for a meeting with God on His terms that may shake the world in a greater way than all the atom or hydrogen bombs could ever do.The true meaning of the scriptural injunction, that…

  • Posted By Greg Laurie On 08/11/2017      Years ago my son Jonathan, who was 3 or 4 at the time, got lost in a hotel. He loved to push the button for the elevator, and on this particular day, he ran ahead of me down the hall.I called after him, “Now Jonathan, wait for Dad! I’m almost there.”Just as I turned the corner, I saw the doors of the elevator close with Jonathan inside, alone. I panicked and pushed every button until finally the elevator doors opened again. But by then, there was no Jonathan. I raced down to…

  • Greg Laurie On 07/21/2017.   We all have giants that we face in life, things that may seem like insurmountable problems. It may be something we’re afraid of or something we’re under the power of. It may be something that seems to always loom large and never stop bothering us. Maybe you overcame this giant for a week or even a month and thought you had victory. And then it came back with a vengeance and brought you down.In the Bible we find the story of a young man who was able to bring his giant down. David was a study…

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