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Things Jesus Never Said | Sunday Message

A New Beginning / Greg Laurie
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January 15, 2023 6:23 pm

Things Jesus Never Said | Sunday Message

A New Beginning / Greg Laurie

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January 15, 2023 6:23 pm

Pastor Greg Laurie’s continuing in our Walk This Way series! He’s taking us into the book of James where we find instruction and direction for walking in the way of Jesus. Don't miss this!


1. God is angry with me and wants to ruin my life.

“I have loved you with an everlasting love.” —Jeremiah 31:3

2. God loves me and accepts me as I am (this is the opposite of the first one and is also wrong in a different way).

God does love you and accepts you as you are, but He does not want to leave you that way!

3. Follow your heart.

The modern use of the word heart is primarily thought of as emotion.

Do not follow your heart; follow God’s heart (in other words, His Will).

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you.” —Ezekiel 36:26

4. Trust your gut.

The problem with trusting your gut is when selfishness is the motivating factor.

Instead of trusting our gut, we should trust in the Lord.

5. We need to learn to love ourselves.

The real problem is, we love ourselves too much.

6. You deserve to be happy.

“Every man, whatsoever his condition, desires to be happy.” —Augustine (A.D. 397)

God is happy!

Jesus said, “Happy are they that hear the Word of God and keep it.” 

7. God wants us to follow our dreams.

God loves you and His plan for you is better than your plan.

God is omniscient (all-knowing). 

What bothers you or brings tears to your eyes is a concern to God.

God knows your tomorrow!

The way to life is through death, the way to up is down, and the way to happiness is sadness. 

8. We need to live our lives God’s way, not the way of the world.

Wisdom is known by its actions.

Wisdom is known by its good fruit.

God’s wisdom is pure (moral purity).

A wise person is not so arrogant to think they cannot learn anything; they will talk to a person, not about a person.

We need to be bridge builders, not bridge burners.

9. If I live a good life, I will go to Heaven.

There will be bad people in Heaven.

There will be good people in Hell.

It is not enough to know about God; we need to know God.

Scripture Referenced

Jeremiah 17:9

Proverbs 16:25

Proverbs 3:5–6

Luke 11:28

Psalm 147:4

Psalm 56:8

1 Kings 3:9

James 1:5

James 3:13

James 3:17–18


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