|So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Stay alert and be clearheaded.|
There are people in the church today who have gone to sleep. They are not watching the signs of the times. There is a lethargy, a passiveness—even a laziness—in some Christians. There is an apparent disconnect between their so-called spiritual lives and real lives. Instead of walking in the Spirit, some believers are sleepwalking.
We need to wake up. The Bible says, “So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Stay alert and be clearheaded” (1 Thessalonians 5:6).
In other words, we need to wake up to the urgency of Read more →
|I was caught up to the third heaven fourteen years ago. Whether I was in my body or out of my body, I don’t know–only God knows.|
I read an article about a private foundation of astronomers and former astronauts who are building a space telescope that will orbit the sun and track the heavenly bodies that may threaten life on Earth. One of the astronauts was quoted as saying that in the first three weeks of operation, they would find more asteroids than have been found in the last 200 years.
But guess what they won’t find? The third heaven.
According to the Bible, there are three heavens. Paul writes about it in 2 Corinthians 12: “I was caught up to the third heaven fourteen years ago. Whether I was in Read more →
Daily Devotion with Greg Laurie
|“Moreover you see and hear that not only at Ephesus, but throughout almost all Asia, this Paul has persuaded and turned away many people, saying that they are not gods which are made with hands.”|
The city of Ephesus plays a prominent part in the New Testament church, especially in the life and ministry of the apostle Paul. He spent two years in this city.
Ephesus was a center of worship for the false goddess known as Artemis, or Diana. The residents of Ephesus made money selling artifacts of the goddess, and it was very profitable for them. Everything was going along fine until the apostle Paul showed up and began to preach the gospel. As God began to work, Read more →
Daily Devotion with Greg Laurie
|“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”|
Awhile back I went to Starbucks with my friend, Marty Goetz. And Marty ordered a low-fat, decaf latte.
So I turned to him and said, “Why? Why don’t you just order an empty cup and pretend to be drinking a latte?” Low-fat means all the fun is gone. And decaf means all the buzz is gone.
It can be the same way with Christians. We can be ineffective because of compromise, because of Read more →
A true story was reported about a couple visiting a jewelry store. As the jeweler showed them various cross necklaces, the woman commented, “I like these, but do you have any without this little man on them?”
That’s what so many people want today: a cross without Jesus. They want a cross without any offense. . .one that will look cool with their outfits. But if we could travel back in time and see the cross in its original context, we would realize that it was a bloody and vile symbol. It would have been the worst Read more →