• The consequences of ignoring God - Greg Laurie 07/05/2019I heard about a gallery owner who called one of his featured artists and said, “I have some good news and some bad news.”The artist said, “Well, what’s the good news?”“The good news is that a man came in here the other day and was looking at your paintings. He asked whether the value of the paintings would go up if the artist were to die. I told him they would, of course. So he bought every one of your paintings.”“That’s fantastic,” the artist said. “So what’s the bad news?”“The bad news…

  • God Is Working In Your Waiting - By Jade Mazarin 02/20/2017   Most parents would agree that their children don’t want to wait for anything. The last thing kids want to hear is Mom say, “Not now.” It can prompt anger, frustration, even hopelessness. This “dis-ease” of waiting follows most of us into our adult years. We may not respond with the same emotional outbursts as children, but most of us still hate waiting for what we want.And our modern society just makes it worse. We want everything done quickly — and new devices constantly spring up to meet those demands…

  • Posted On 05/24/2019 - When my son Jonathan was in his early teens, we were driving somewhere when he turned to me and said, “Dad, what is a conscience?” Defining a conscience isn’t as easy as it might seem. I tried to illustrate it for him. I explained that a conscience is a lot like our ability to feel pain. If you’re walking barefoot and start to step on a piece of glass, you sense pain. You get that signal from the brain telling you to stop. It’s a warning of something that could be far worse. And though you…

  • Posted 04/18/2019.   The teenager whose supernatural recovery is at the center of the new film Breakthrough says he hopes his story helps moviegoers understand that miracles do happen and God does exist. John Smith, now 18, fell through an icy pond in 2015 and was thought dead until his mother began praying for him at the hospital. Only then did his heart start beating. Incredibly, 45 minutes had passed between the time he plunged through the ice and the moment he regained his pulse. CPR and shock treatments had failed. The doctor called it a “bonafide miracle.” Chrissy Metz of…

  • Posted April 25, 2019 “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”- COLOSSIANS 3:12Every day I ask myself the question, “What should I wear?” I have my favorite clothes that I choose based on color (my favorite is blue) or comfort (stretchy pants) or a need to “dress for success.” What we wear says a lot about us, and I think the same is true of what we “clothe ourselves in” as Christians.Clothing reflects our personality and tends to make a statement to the world around us, either that “I am…

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