Tag: Follow Me

An Example to Follow

Greg Laurie 90x115by Greg Laurie

"What sorrow awaits the world, because it tempts people to sin. Temptations are inevitable, but what sorrow awaits the person who does the tempting." —Matthew 18:7

People who want to undermine the faith of Christians, especially young ones, will be in for a day of reckoning. God takes this very seriously. Jesus said that for anyone who would go out of their way to try to hurt someone in their spiritual life or to challenge it or destroy it, it would better if a millstone were tied around their neck and they were drowned in the depths of the sea (see Matthew 18:6).

Narcissists Need Not Apply

Greg Laurie 90x115by Greg Laurie

I have been a Christian for more than 40 years now. The things that impressed me as a younger Christian still impress me, but now other things impress me even more. When I was a brand-new believer, I was very impressed by a powerful preacher or someone with a great musical gift who used it for God’s glory. I am still impressed by those things, but there are other things that impress me now.

What impresses me now is a man who stays faithful to his wife and a wife who stays faithful to her husband for their entire marriage. That is impressive. I am impressed by a Christian who weathers the storms of life and doesn’t become angry at God, but instead comes closer to God. I am impressed by a believer who lives out his or her faith despite setbacks and hardships – and in some cases, severe setbacks and hardships.