If you are seeking to obey the Lord, expect opposition. Expect obstacles. Expect difficulties. But also expect God to see you through— Greg Laurie
The most charming Greg Laurie quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening
God rewards the person who is diligent.
And for those who will take time in their day to seek the Lord, for those who will take time to read His Word, for those who will take time to wait upon Him, He will reveal His truths to them.
There's a difference between remorse and repentance.
Remorse is being sorry for being caught. Repentance is being sorry enough to stop.
Either you will have harmony with God and friction with people, or you will have harmony with people and friction with God.
So here is what it comes down to: the ultimate choice in life is between pleasing ourselves and pleasing God.
God will test you because He wants you to mature.
He wants you to develop a walk with Him that is not based on your fluctuating emotions, but on your commitment to Him as you learn to walk by faith.
Heaven is not for good people, it's for forgiven people.
The pulpit is not a place to settle scores, it’s a place to preach the word of God.
If you have faith in God, if you believe that God can use you, if you are willing to take a step of faith here and there, then God can do incredible things through you.
Any step away from the cross is a step in the wrong direction.
You become a disciple in the biblical sense only when you are totally and completely committed to Jesus Christ and His Word.
Loving God more than anyone or anything else is the very foundation of being a disciple. If you want to live your Christian life to its fullest, then love Jesus more than anyone or anything else.
We need to be homesick for heaven. Though we have never been there, we still have something God has built within us that gives us a certain homesickness, a desire to be there.
Sure, Christianity is a world religion and I don't deny that.
But having said that, this is, when it is all said and done, a relationship with God.
Just as a car parked on a hill will naturally roll backward when shifted into neutral, we will naturally go the wrong way if we shift our Christian lives into neutral and stop seeking to learn and grow as believers.
I take it very seriously when I take the pulpit. That I'm representing God.
Sometimes, God is going to have you sow a seed.
Sometimes, God is going to have you water a seed that someone else sows. Sometimes, God is going to have you reap where others have sowed and watered.
Earth is only a pale version of heaven, not the other way around.
I have never received a heavenly dispatch.
Rather, I have found that divine guidance often comes as a result of taking steps of faith. And God not only has His will, but He also has His timing for each and every situation. The Bible tells us, 'He has made everything beautiful in its time'
The resurrection of Christ from the dead, next to the Crucifixion itself, is the most significant event in church history. It isn't a peripheral issue; it's foundational. It's bedrock. It's the bottom line.
Maybe 20 years ago, there would be an event every few months or so, maybe once a year. Now, it just seems like every week there are things happening that remind us that Bible prophecy is being fulfilled and Christ is coming. Having said that, I think that should produce in the Christians, an urgency to share their faith.
I think we have people that are not even leaving their comfort zone to engage people with the gospel. I don't know if you can be overzealous, but you can be unwise in the way you do it.
What we now consider to be radical behavior was to early believers nothing more than a sincere attempt to live obediently.
It seems like things are upside down [in America] as we see right declared as wrong, and wrong as right. God is not pointing His finger at the Supreme Court, or the White House, or the Capitol. If you are a Christian, He is looking at you and at me to humble ourselves, pray, and seek God's face. He expects us to take action.
Conversion is the work of the Holy Spirit.
The Bible says that in the last days, there would be false teachers.
And, it also says that in the End Times that... there would be an apostasy.
When someone gets up and says that the Bible is not the word of God, I really don't care what their point is. That, to me, is apostasy.
The Bible speaks of the sense of commission, which is doing what you should not do, instead of omission, which is not doing what you should do. It says in the book of James that if you know to do good and don't do it, it is sin.
And any declaration of faith that does not result in a changed life and good works is a false declaration. It is faith alone that justifies. But faith that justifies can never be alone.
The Bible says that in the last days, there will be people in our churches who are not true believers, among other things. Because of watered-down messages and compromise, people will feel comfortable in certain churches because they are never confronted with their sin. I believe my job as a pastor is to comfort the afflicted and to afflict the comfortable.
Just as you must eat, drink, and breathe to live, you must read the Bible, pray, and be involved in a church to stay spiritually alive and vital. You never will outgrow these things.
We are supposed to share the gospel. So, I believe it can actually be a sinful thing to not do it.
When you see that sunset or that panoramic view of God's finest expressed in nature, and the beauty just takes your breath away, remember it is just a glimpse of the real thing that awaits you in heaven.
Millions of people are going to come to Jesus.
As time passes, you will look back with twenty-twenty hindsight, and you will say, 'Thank God He did not answer my prayers' or 'Thank God He answered my prayers,' whichever the case may be.
The kids (in the Jesus Movement) weren't singing for themselves.
It seemed like they were singing TO Someone.
The Bible says that the servant of the Lord must be patient. Not everyone believes immediately.
Religion is man's attempt to reach God and Christianity is God's attempt to reach man.
I don't think the problem that we have today is overzealous believers.
I think the problem we have is underzealous believers.
God's judgement begins to fall on the Earth.
In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity and love.
My objective is to build a bridge to a person, to establish a dialogue.
I think there is always new people that have never heard the gospel before that need to have it because the gospel - which is the death, resurrection of Christ and the message of his forgiveness - is the only hope for a person knowing that they will go to Heaven and then finding the meaning and purpose they search for in life.
The Bible tells us, for instance, that there is going to be a cashless society.
The Bible tells us that there is going to be global instability and excessive violence in the End Times.
Sharing my faith is not a monologue, it is a dialogue.
Let's commit ourselves to being true disciples of Jesus Christ.
Not mere fair-weather followers, but disciples.
The most miserable man or woman is the one who knows what is right and does not do it.
To me, the model example of how to share your faith is Jesus with the woman at the well in John 4. He was patient with her. He took time for her. To some degree, she was kind of disrespectful to Him at first, initially kind of blowing off what he said and blowing off what he was saying to her. But then, as it continued on, she began to understand and ultimately believed.
Know this: God’s delays are not necessarily His denials. So keep praying.
I know it sounds cliche but I believe in an essential way, it's very true that being a Christian is having a relationship with God through Christ.