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  • 2 Naked Men With Guns Arrested Inside Irvine Megachurch

    08/31/2017 8:45:49 AM PDT · by Lera · 46 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | August 30, 2017
    Two naked men with rifles were arrested inside Greg Laurie’s megachurch in Irvine Wednesday night. As KCAL9/CBS2’s Stacey Butler reports, SWAT teams with rifles trained on the suspects put handcuffs on them and walked them out without any clothing. Laurie’s Harvest Church is a Christian evangelical church. He is a megapastor who runs the Harvest Crusade in Anaheim every year, which thousands attend. He just held the last crusade at Angel Stadium a week and a half ago. A security guard saw the two men walk into the lobby of Harvest Church carrying rifles around 7:30 Wednesday night. He immediately...
  • Where are the Bold Authoritative Preachers Today?

    05/07/2017 5:05:16 AM PDT · by metmom · 115 replies
    Westside Christian Fellowshihp ^ | Jan 15, 2011 | Shane Idleman
    A friend recently asked, “Where are those with uncompromising power and God-given authority in our pulpits today?” His statement reminded me of the desperate need for passionate, spirit-filled preachers focused on pleasing God rather than man. Our culture’s false perception of God as a cosmic ball of love, or a doting grandfather desperately needs to be challenged. Unfortunately, difficult truths are often compromised, watered-down, or avoided altogether in the hope of “not offending,” “securing an audience,” or building a “mega-ministry.” As a result, the church is a mile wide but only an inch deep; judgment is never mentioned, repentance is...
  • Pastor Saeed Abedini's Release from Iran Happened in God's Perfect Timing, Says Greg Laurie

    01/17/2016 11:24:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/18/2016 | Alex Murashko
    Southern California pastor Greg Laurie, who led prayer rallies for the release of American pastor Saeed Abedini from an Iranian prison where he was held captive for more than three years, said Abedini's freedom, announced on Saturday, occurred in God's perfect timing. "Christians around the world have been praying faithfully for the release of Pastor Saeed Abedini," Laurie told this reporter late Saturday. "It did not happen as quickly as we had hoped, but it happened in God's perfect timing. Now we want to remember to continue to pray for Saeed, his wife, Naghmeh, and their children as they are...

    11/30/2013 11:12:10 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11-30-13 | Greg Laurie
    Exclusive: Greg Laurie sees U.S. going way of Israel, punished by God with takeover. I think that our culture in the United States seems to be turned upside down. It seems that, in the perception of many, what was once considered good is now perceived as bad. What was once perceived as bad is now thought of as good. We even see this reflected in our use of words. A long time ago, people used expressions like “holy smoke” or “hunky dory.” My generation said things like “Far out, man!” and “Whoa, that is really heavy!” And one word that...
  • Finally, A Logical Explanation for ‘Once Saved, Always Saved’

    06/16/2013 6:39:19 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 108 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | June 16, 2013 | JP
    I belong to an evangelical Christian church. I subscribe to its tenets. Among them, that there is but one true God. That He created man in His image. That man sinned against his Creator and is, therefore, fallen. That God so loved the world He gave His only begotten son, our Lord Jesus Christ, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Yet, there is one doctrine of the church with which I have long struggled: That once someone is “saved,” they are always saved. That if a person but calls upon the name of the...
  • Greg Laurie Fills In for Rick Warren at Saddleback Church; Says America Needs to Turn Back to God

    04/22/2013 11:17:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/22/2013 | By Alex Murashko
    LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Evangelist Greg Laurie filled in for Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren during worship services over the weekend and is the first of a string of well-known Christian leaders scheduled to speak from the pulpit while Warren continues to grieve his son's passing. The list of pastors planned includes Francis Chan, Mark Driscoll, Pete Wilson, David Platt, Craig Groeschel, Wilfredo De Jesús, and Doug Fields. During the sermon series featuring the pastors, they are scheduled to answer the question, "What Does it Mean to Follow Jesus?" Chan, an author and popular speaker at Christian conferences, is planned...
  • World Wide Televised Evangelical Crusade to be Live Streamed on Internet

    08/26/2012 9:15:36 AM PDT · by OneVike · 15 replies
    GATE ^ | 8/26/12 | Chuck Wolk
    Today there will be a world wide Evangelical Crusade live on television, radio, and HD via internet streaming. Starting at 4pm PT, 5pm MT, 6pm CT, and 7 pm ET, the Crusade will have live music by some of the top bands of Christian Rock Music. Mercy Me, Third, Day, Jeremy Camp and others will all lead the worship service. Since this event first took place in 1990, it has grown into a world wide phenomenon that the secular world is at a loss to understand, or report. Well, the world may be confused and the MSM may never...
  • Greg Laurie: Killer Quake in Japan ... A Sign of the Times?

    03/13/2011 8:26:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/13/2011 | Greg Laurie
    An 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan has hit with a ferocious tsunami. It’s the largest earthquake in the history of Japan. This on the heels of the quake that just rocked Christchurch, New Zealand. Friends, I believe that these are “signs of the times,” without question. There are many “signs of the times” Jesus told us to look for, which point to His return. Jesus told us one of those signs is that there would be an increase in earthquakes. “And there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great...
  • Laurie: What Every Last Days Believer Needs to Know

    02/08/2011 12:41:00 PM PST · by wmfights · 10 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Feb. 07 2011 | Lillian Kwon
    Things are happening in our world that are indeed signs of the end times, said evangelist Greg Laurie. While this certainly isn't the first time a preacher has made such a statement, the ongoing chaos in Egypt and other parts of the Middle East, among other things, has prompted the Southern California preacher to prepare Christians for the last days. "What every last days believer needs to know" was the name of Laurie's message, preached to thousands at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif., and over the internet on Sunday. "I do believe that these are bona fide signs of...
  • Greg Laurie’s Son Killed

    07/24/2008 9:51:30 PM PDT · by Undivided Heart · 31 replies · 464+ views ^ | Thursday, July 24th, 2008 at 8:40 pm | By Cathryn Friar
    The son of beloved evangelist and pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California was killed this morning in an automobile accident. Christopher Laurie was 33 years old and worked in his father’s ministry. Read more of the story below and see photos and a video.
  • 'The Emergent Church': A dangerous counterfeit

    04/12/2008 6:43:54 AM PDT · by kindred · 18 replies · 186+ views ^ | 4/12/2008 | Greg Laurie
    As a 17-year-old boy, I had looked for truth and answers in this world and found none. Then, to my own amazement, I found myself completely won over by the bold, unashamed witness of a group of committed Christians on my high school campus. People could have tried to be cool and win me over, but it would have never worked. I'd had enough of "cool" in the crazy home I was raised in to make me choke. I had pretty much seen it all, and nothing to me was lamer than people trying too hard to be cool. The...
  • The Life That's Worth Living

    04/28/2006 11:06:04 PM PDT · by zaxxon · 17 replies · 849+ views ^ | April 29, 2006 | Greg Laurie
    The story is told of an artist who sculpted a beautiful angel and wanted the master artist, Michelangelo, to inspect it and offer his opinion. So Michelangelo was called in. The master artist carefully looked at the sculpture from every angle. Finally, he said, "Well, it lacks only one thing." Then he turned around and walked out. The artist didn't know what it lacked, and he was embarrassed to go and ask Michelangelo. So he sent a friend to Michelangelo's studio to try and find out what his statue lacked. The great artist replied, "It lacks only life." The same...
  • Max Lucado, Greg Laurie, Rod Parsley on Larry King Live (TRANSCRIPT)

    08/04/2005 10:33:45 PM PDT · by P-Marlowe · 68 replies · 3,079+ views
    CNN ^ | August 5, 2005 | Larry King Live
    KING: Touch another base on guy marriage. If gays -- we have a gay say on this show, they want to enter the world of your world. They support family. They don't want to jump from one partner to another, they want marriage. Why deny it to them? They want what you have. What's wrong with it? LAURIE: Because I don't think it's God's natural order that he created, Larry. The Bible says that God created men and women in his image. And not good is the aloneness of men, and he brought the woman to be the companion to...
  • The race we must run: Greg Laurie offers excellent advice for winning in upcoming new year

    12/29/2004 2:22:33 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 392+ views ^ | December 28, 2004 | Greg Laurie
    Tuesday, December 28, 2004 The race we must runPosted: December 28, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern By Greg Laurie © 2004 In my approach to house cleaning, I am the kind of a person who will allow messes to build up. I don't like to tidy as I go. When I do clean, I will do a surface treatment and shuffle a couple of things around. When it gets bad, then I know it is time to clean up again. In contrast to my approach, there is the way that my wife Cathe does it, which is constantly. She is always cleaning. She...
  • It's all about Him; In the busyness of Christmas, remember that 'history' is 'His story'

    12/21/2004 1:52:56 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 296+ views ^ | Tuesday, December 21, 2004 | Greg Laurie
    Tuesday, December 21, 2004 It's all about Him Posted: December 21, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern By Greg Laurie © 2004 A little girl noticed that her mom was getting really stressed out around Christmas. Everything was bothering her mom, and she was very irritable. Evening came when the mom bathed the little girl, got her ready for bed, put her under the covers, and had her say her prayers. She would usually pray the Lord's Prayer. But on this particular evening, she amended it a little bit. Her petition went something like this: "Father, forgive us our Christmases, as we forgive those...
  • Pastor Greg Laurie's Opening Prayer at the RNC Convention (A Must Read)

    09/05/2004 3:22:07 PM PDT · by P-Marlowe · 4 replies · 612+ views ^ | Greg Laurie
    Join Pastor Greg Laurie as he leads in prayer at the Republican National Convention in New York City. Heavenly Father- We come tonight to pray for our nation, the United States of America. You have blessed us in so many ways, but we have often taken that for granted. We remember the wise words of President Abraham Lincoln, when he said "We have Forgotten you, and have vainly imagined in the deceitfulness of our hearts that all these blessings that we see in our country were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own." It is true Lord,...
  • Our Spiritual Wealth

    11/06/2003 7:59:30 PM PST · by NewLand · 4 replies · 157+ views ^ | 11/06/03 | Greg Laurie
    Our Spiritual Wealth Greg Laurie In the early 1900s, there was a woman named Hettie Green who was known for her miserly ways. So much so, that she was called America's greatest miser. But Hettie Green was worth a lot of money. When she died in 1916, she left an estate valued at $100 million. Still, Hettie Green lived as through she were poverty-stricken. She would eat cold oatmeal every day to save the expense of heating water. When her son suffered a severe leg injury, she took so long trying to find a free clinic to treat him that...
  • Wanted: People of Integrity

    08/22/2003 10:07:40 AM PDT · by NewLand · 22 replies · 174+ views ^ | 8/22/03 | Greg Laurie
    It was D. L. Moody who said, "Character is what you are in the dark." When there is no one to impress, that's when true character, or integrity, is revealed. Humorist Will Rogers understood the meaning of integrity when he said, "So live that you would not mind selling your pet parrot to the town gossip." How much influence can a person of integrity really have on others? If we look at the example of Moses, we discover that a little character can go a long way. As long as Moses was around, his influence was so profound and significant...