When we are afflicted, suffering, or in trouble, God tells us what we should do: come before His presence and pray. Why? For one thing, it may just be that God will remove that problem because of our prayers. That is not to say that God will always take away our afflictions, suffering, or troubles; but sometimes He does.
So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. —2 Corinthians 4:18 NLT“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” —Luke 2:14 NKJV The “Unsung Hero” of the Christmas Story When you set up your nativity set for the Christmas season, one of the figures that is often not noticed, or is put off to one side, is Joseph.
The lures of this world are rich in temptation, but poor in offering real fulfillment. Momentary thrills can often bring lifetime regret. Tuesday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie poses a key question: “what do you live for?” It’s an important study in his Happiness Series!All Sermons by Greg Laurie