How to stand firm in fiery trials

by Greg Laurie -- Sometimes people have something bad happen in life and claim they've lost their faith because of it. Good. They need to get rid of that faith, because a more…

When God seems absent

by Greg Laurie -- There are times in life when God seems absent, but He never is. God is always at work in the lives of believers, every hour of every day. more…

Life's most dangerous word

by Greg Laurie -- Jim Carrey famously said, "I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it's not the answer." more…

4 things that'll hinder your prayers

by Greg Laurie -- In a way, all prayer is actually answered. God answers prayer in three ways: yes, no and wait. When God says no to our prayers, we think he more…

God sent you a text: Read it

by Greg Laurie -- In the weeks leading up to SoCal Harvest at Angel Stadium in Anaheim last month, some of our billboards in Southern California were taken down because the images more…

On shame, forgiveness and prayer

by Greg Laurie -- There's something that's really lacking in American culture today: shame. We now celebrate the things we used to be ashamed of. Everything is upside down. Right is wrong. more…

Are you a halfhearted Christian?

by Greg Laurie -- We all will leave a legacy of sorts – either a positive one or a negative one. Our lives eventually will come to an end, and each of more…

What kids need most from their parents

by Greg Laurie -- Over the years as a pastor, I've talked with people on their deathbeds and have often heard the same thing from parents: If they had it to do more…

How to respond to gossip

by Greg Laurie -- I heard about three pastors who went on a trip to Alaska. As pastors of different churches in their little community, they decided to go on the trip more…

The teens who defied a king

by Greg Laurie -- The great evangelist Dwight L. Moody defined character as "what you are in the dark." The measure of someone's character is what they would do if they knew more…