Temptation. There is no escaping it. But know this–it can have an help you to deepen and grow spiritually, causing you to cling that much tighter to the Lord Himself. It’s been said, “Christians are a lot like teabags. You don’t know what they are made of until you put them in hot water.” Perhaps you in the “hot water” of temptation right now. God has given you a weapon to use, and it’s called the Bible. Jesus was tempted . . . read more ›
Hey everyone! On Thursday night in O.C., I am giving the first part of a two-part message on the topic of effectively sharing our faith. We have all had experiences where we have done it ineffectively, right? I know I have. So if you are in the O.C. area, I hope you can come. If not, it will be posted online in HD in a few days. Now, to our topic today . . . temptation. Have you ever been minding your . . . read more ›
Sometimes we wonder why we sin. This is especially hard if we think we are basically good and “the answer is within.” The fact is, the problem is within. For all practical purposes, we have ourselves to thank when we give into temptation. Jesus told us, “From Within, out of the heart of man, is what defiles the man” (Mark 7:21-23). Where is the logic in that? That brings me to the fable of the scorpion and the tortoise. One day, . . . read more ›
You may have read that headline and thought, “Poor Greg has become delusional! Doesn’t he realize that Friday, July 24, 2009, is the anniversary of his son Christopher’s death?” Yes, I am more aware of that than you will ever know. I think about it every day, every hour, sometimes every few minutes. It never escapes me nor does the painful grief that accompanies it. Grief is like a blanket that covers everything in your life when a loved one . . . read more ›
As you may know, this Friday, July 24, will mark the one-year anniversary of the passing of our firstborn son, Christopher, to heaven. I appreciate all of your prayers, and I plan on writing about this in a day or so.
Here is an interview that my son Jonathan and I recently did with Dan Wooding of the ASSIST News Service. It sums up where we are at during at this time in our lives.
The agony and joy of Greg Laurie
He talks about the tragic death of his son Christopher; his younger son, Jonathan, shares movingly about how he recommitted his life to Christ because of the death of his brother.
By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST Ministries
SANTA ANA, CA (ANS) — Thursday, July 24, 2008 was the most devastating day of Greg Laurie’s life. The unimaginable happened when his son Christopher, 33, was killed in a tragic car accident on the 91 freeway on his way to work as art director of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, where Greg is the senior pastor . . .