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Craig Groeschel

Craig Groeschel (born December 2, 1967) is the founder and senior pastor of, a church with fourteen locations in five states.

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Don't ask God to do what you want. Ask God to do what is right. - Craig Groeschel
Reading; Love, Sex and Happily ever after by Craig Groeschel... Interesting!
“The difference between where you are and where God wants you to be is equal to the pain you’re willing to endure.” – Craig Groeschel
seriously, do yourself a favor!! "it: how churches and leaders can get it and keep it" by Craig Groeschel
“Being consumed by what people think of you is the fastest way to forget what God thinks of you” - Craig Groeschel
"If you're not dead, you're not done." Craig Groeschel
Heard Craig Groeschel use an LD Campbell phrase "Sacrifice is giving up something u love 4 something u love more!"
▶️ Rich Givers: Being rich in what matters most - Craig Groeschel
Whenever the grass starts to look greener somewhere else. . . It's time to water your own yard! . . . Craig Groeschel
Craig Groeschel is also a sassy black woman.
"If we want to reach those no one else is reaching, we must do things no one else is doing." - Craig Groeschel
Ab to week 2 At the Movies with Craig Groeschel.
"Your prayer for someone may or may not change them, but it always changes YOU." ― Craig Groeschel
"If you're not receiving a little bit of criticism as a pastor you're not doing your job right." -Craig Groeschel
If our vision doesn't compel, stir or move people, the vision is too small. -Craig Groeschel
Everybody ends up somewhere, but few people end up somewhere on purpose. - Craig Groeschel
Show me your friends, and I'll show you your future. . -Craig Groeschel
"God isn't calling us to go to church; He is calling us to be His church, the hope of the world." -Craig Groeschel
"Until there's something you're willing to die for, you can't truly live!" - Craig Groeschel
“Becoming obsessed w/ what people think is the quickest way to forget about what God thinks.” - Craig Groeschel (
It’s often the small things that no one sees that result in the big things that everyone wants. – Pastor Craig Groeschel
"If the grass looks greener somewhere else, it’s time to water your own lawn." - Craig Groeschel-Weird (via...
Craig Groeschel said “the quickest way to forget what God thinks about you is to be obsessed with what people think about you”.
"To reach people no one is reaching you are going to have to do some things no one is doing" Craig Groeschel.
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“Just as we are what we eat physically, we are also what we consume spiritually.” -Craig Groeschel
You're only as strong as you're honest. - Craig Groeschel
If you delegate tasks, you create followers. If you delegate authority, you create leaders. -Craig Groeschel
"the fear of failure causes you to stop taking risks." - Craig Groeschel
'Are you different because of God? Transformed? If not, you may be a Christian Atheist. You believe but you dont know Him.' Craig Groeschel
I've found that your prayers for others may or may not change them, but they always change you. Craig Groeschel
"Too many Christian leaders think failing = missing God. But failure is often the first step TO God." Craig Groeschel
Listened to Five Easy Steps to Wreck Your Life... from Craig Groeschel
If your vision doesn’t compel, move or stir people, your vision is too small. -Craig Groeschel
“"If you don't get called a cult every now & then, you're not doing it right." Craig Groeschel
"Your talent can't take you beyond where your character can keep you." Craig Groeschel
"Often God guides by what He withholds. He doesn't give what you want so you'll see what you wouldn't otherwise." Craig Gr…
"A failure is an event, not a person, & if you're not failing from time to time, you're playing it way too safe." Craig Gr…
Just randomly looking over notes from last year and found this from our Pastor Craig Groeschel - . "The Holy...
If you don't fail every now and then, you're playing it way too safe. - Craig Groeschel
Kneeling to pray is often what gives you the strength to stand - Craig Groeschel
Find the warrior within by seeking strength from God to be all you were created to be
“If you don’t like where you are going, change directions.” - Craig Groeschel
"If your boyfriend or girlfriend isn't committed to Jesus, you are trying to build a life together with converse values." ~Craig Groeschel
Pastors, if you blame yourself for the declines, you will take credit for the increases. - Craig Groeschel
"Don't try to copy what your mentors do...learn how they think." - Craig Groeschel, via Lori Hendricks. BOOM!
Colossians 3:12. Craig Groeschel said, “Ministry happens in the margins of life!” We are going to be a family who...
am I really looking at RTs from your daughter quoting Craig Groeschel?! I feel old today.
“Our faith is in God and not the outcome we want.” -Craig Groeschel
"Your life will always move in the direction of our strongest thoughts.". -Craig Groeschel . . This totally spoke to me! Hope it does to you.
The cost of following God is great, but the cost of not following Him is even greater. Craig Groeschel
Couldn't agree more. Great quote by Craig Groeschel
"Elisha shows us that to step toward your destiny, you have to step away from your security." -Craig Groeschel
“God’s vision for you is bigger than you can imagine and impossible for you to do on your own.” ~Craig Groeschel
This morning we talked about being weird - for more on weirdness, check out the book "Weird" by Craig Groeschel
Week 1 of the Elisha series with Craig Groeschel on video. (@ Life Point Vineyard)
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"You don't have to understand completely to obey immediately" -Craig Groeschel
"God isn't against people having money and things, but He certainly hates it when money and things have His people." -Craig Groeschel
"Turn "I deserve it" into "I deserve death." Extreme? Maybe. This is war. The stakes are eternity" -Craig Groeschel
What Is God Really Like? - Hardcover. Craig Groeschel and his church have hosted an international multi-church...
A man doesn't ruin his life all at once. He does it one step at a time. -Craig Groeschel
Young leaders grossly overestimate what they can do in the short-run and underestimate what can be done in the long-run. - Craig Groeschel
Are you MAN enough to FIGHT? I challenge you to join myself, Pastor Bob Lee and others this summer in a 5-Part Series through the study by Craig Groeschel on Fight: Winning the Battles That Matter Most. Are you willing to MAN-UP and take the challenge?
"The longer we view ourselves through a distorted lens, the more likely we are to believe a distorted truth." - Soul Detox by Craig Groeschel. Do you view yourself through God's impeccable loving lens of acceptance? Or do you view yourself through the murky, hopeless and discouraging lens of the world? Choose God's view. His Word is the lens. Look into it. **Social NetWORD** Be Encouraged.
"We're skilled at taking responsibility for little and justifying much." Craig Groeschel's Soul Detox
"Does your heart break for the things that break the heart of God?" Craig Groeschel.
Prayers are the lifeblood of a believer's faith. - Craig Groeschel
Part 3: God didn't call us to a life of virginity, He called us to a life of purity. See what Pastor Craig Groeschel has to say about sex in teen relationshi...
LOVE this. I have had all 3. But... The timing is PERFECT with this. See.Pastor Craig Groeschel told us to...
Wouldn't you know it, I found a book on Amazon entitle "Soul Detox" Clean Living in a Contaminated World by Craig Groeschel. So far the...
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"God is love. That means God doesn't pic and choose whom He loves--He can't." Craig Groeschel
"The small things that nooone sees finally results in the big things that everyone wants!" Craig Groeschel
"So often fear keeps our egos front & center & in need of reassurance from other people or from our possessions or titles."~ Craig Groeschel
"Sadly there could be alot of people who miss heaven by about 18 inches. They know about God (facts and verses), but they dont know him"-Craig Groeschel Matthew 7:21-23
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After 3 amazing messages from Pastor Craig Groeschel, we're ramping up for the 4th and final week of Outlasters!...
[Revisted]: A Sermon on Lust by Craig Groeschel [inspiration/blog]
Life will always move in the direction of your strongest thoughts. — Craig Groeschel
“There is no sin too great for God's grace. There is no habit too big for his healing. There is no label too strong for his love.” ― Craig Groeschel,
"A lie believed as truth will affect you as if it were true." Craig Groeschel in The Christian Atheist
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"Your enemy (satan) hates your guts. Do you get that? He despises you. Why? Because he hates everything that matters to God, and nothing matters more to God than you." -Craig Groeschel
"Without a vision, people become comfortable with the status quo. Later they grow to love the status quo.” —Craig Groeschel
"Discipline is focusing on what you want most instead of what you want now" - Craig Groeschel
What you pray about reflects what you believe about God -Craig Groeschel
Everything we do has the potential to facilitate more growth or to slow growth (Craig Groeschel)
"Without a compelling vision, people, just like tires, quickly wear themselves out.” —Craig Groeschel
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"You have everything you need to do what God wants you to do." - Craig Groeschel  (via...
“It's the things that no one sees that produce the results that everyone wants.” - Craig Groeschel.
"Your life is too valuable, your calling too great, & your too awesome to waste your on what doesn't matter." - Craig Groeschel
Fight by Craig Groeschel was awesome. It got better and better toward the end and the last couple sections were incredible... Thanks Matt!
Desiring God is a good, spiritual one. Also, LifeChurch by Craig Groeschel.
We want our children to know God through His word and experience God through prayer. Craig Groeschel
If you are not ready to be criticized for your obedience to God, you are not ready to be used by God. - Craig Groeschel
"Children aren't the church of the future, they're the church of today" - Craig Groeschel. What are you exposing...
Failure is not an option, it's a necessity. Craig Groeschel.
Failure is not an's an absolute necessity. What works is often born out of what doesn't work. Craig Groeschel
Failure is an event, not a person. Craig Groeschel
Say it ain't so... Craig Groeschel has failed? Yes... it's true... in fact, great leaders fail often:
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"What we expose our kids to determines who they become."-Craig Groeschel
Do you want to know more about Baptism? This video by Craig Groeschel will explain why and how we baptize. It's...
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From Fight: Winning the battles that matter the most.- Craig Groeschel.
Craig Groeschel's Fight is blowing my mind. Men we are warriors who fight for Gods righteousness.
"We are created to be living examples of God's love to a hurting world" -Craig Groeschel
Finished Book 8: "Fight"by Craig Groeschel. God created us men to be warriors, because He and His…
"Having more of this world never fulfills. Only more of Christ does." - Craig Groeschel
"What we expose them to, helps determine who they become." – Craig Groeschel
Craig Groeschel says that when you dishonor authority, you ultimately dishonor God.
If YOU'RE NOT READY to be CRITICIZED for your OBEDIENCE to God, YOU'RE NOT READY to be USED by God. -Craig Groeschel Come Join us tonight for youth service!! Prayer meeting kicks off
Stop and consider the person that you are angry with is loved by God, just as much as you are. Craig Groeschel
"Until we see ourselves as sinners, we will never see our need for a Savior." Groeschel
“Good intentions center around us. We say, “Here’s what I would like to be different about my life.” Good intentions are me-centered. God intentions, on the other hand, are centered on what our Father wants for us. Our intentions tend to focus on what we think we want, but God's intentions focus on what He knows we need.” -Craig Groeschel.
"Without Christ, there's something wrong with you. But with Christ, you are God's masterpiece. " -Craig Groeschel
Craig Groeschel wrote a book titled The Christian Atheist. His premise is that Christian Atheism is where people believe in God but live as if He doesn't exist. Does that sound anything like you? Many people claim to believe in God, but belief isn't the same as personal knowledge. There are some who know God by reputation based upon what they've heard about God in the past. Then there are those who know God from their memories. These are the people who are always looking backwards at what God may have done in their lives. And there are those who love God intimately, right here, right now. This is the kind of loving knowledge that God promises when we seek Him.when we are thirsty for God, God will satisfy that longing. And as we continue to seek Him, we will grow to know Him more and more intimately. You may know this already, but there really is more to this Christian "thing" than just believing God. More on this next week. But let's get ready to go deeper as we pursue our relationship with the One who lo ...
"If you keep making excuses, you're insulting God's power. With God, all things are possible..." . -Craig Groeschel
We are never going to able to please people, BUT God is pleased with us!! Craig Groeschel
Never insult God with small thinking and safe living. Sometimes when it's hard, it means you heard from God! ( Craig Groeschel )
Every blessing we don't turn into praise turns into pride. -Craig Groeschel
“A man with nothing to fight for quickly becomes a frustrated man, often without a clue as to why.” Craig Groeschel
"It is better to have less of what doesn't matter and more of what does!" -Craig Groeschel, BETTER
Never rob someone of the blessings of an unspoken treasure - Craig Groeschel ⭐️
"Not A Fan is a book that every Christian should read and regularly re-read. I started to read the manuscript and could not stop until I finished. This is a NOW message for the Church and my hope is that every believer who reads this will become an authentic follower of Christ." --Christine Caine Founder, The A21 Campaign and author of Run to Win "This book disrupts the status quo and challenges readers to follow Christ with greater devotion." --Mark Batterson Lead Pastor of National Community Church and author of Soul Print "Kyle Idleman's Not a Fan is a crucial message for our time. It's a powerful call to commitment and to following Jesus with all our hearts that has challenged me in the best of ways!" --Jud Wilhite Senior Pastor of Central Christian Church, Las Vegas and author of Throw it Down "Jesus never asked us to sit on the sidelines and cheer for his cause. In Idleman's book, Not a Fan, Kyle will challenge you to grow from a fair weather fan to a full-time follower of Christ." --Craig Groeschel ...
Outcome is God's responsibility; obedience is ours. Craig Groeschel (Exponential)
Awesome, amazing day. I was praying for a word from God today and He delivered! He poured out so many blessings today. A hot air balloon ride, a sneak preview of a wonderful faith based movie, phenomenal worship with Jesus Culture, and many good speakers including Francis Chan, Dave Ramsey, Eric Mason and Craig Groeschel. I pray God speaks to us again tomorrow. :)
Great time at Catalyst! Got to meet Craig Groeschel and get lots of fresh ideas for our student ministry! Woo!
"If I truly belonged to Christ, I should surrender my whole life to him. I just gave him parts instead, and took them back whenever he didn't do what I wanted. I called myself a Christian, but I lived like an atheist." -- Craig Groeschel
Craig Groeschel in Session 4 of the FIGHT Series led our Wingmen through the trials of Samson. Samson after 25 years of Godly reign of Israel, suddenly choses to take small Steps, leading to His Destruction. Samson, possessing amazing strength, Taunts his known enemy the Phillistines; Then Samson rationalizes his desire for a woman, Delilah, whom was forbidden, but, whom he could not find the strength to resist; and finally, he assumed that his disobedience would not cost him. But it did. He stepped away from God. Men: If you've stepped away from Him.if you're currently going the wrong way, what can you do? You, turn around! God will be right there to welcome you back.
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One of my mentors, Craig Groeschel. God has used him for years to grow me.
"Get out of your insecurity and get into your calling" Craig Groeschel
"You Need to Step out of your self into Gods Calling, once you do that All things are possible" -Craig Groeschel
"You cannot please everyone, but you can please God." Groeschel
Craig Groeschel-you need to step out of yourself and step into your calling of God
"I can not please everyone but I can please God. Pleasing God often means disappointing people." . - Craig Groeschel.
Craig Groeschel-you are not who others say you are you are who God says you are
"Pleasing God often means disappointing people" Craig Groeschel
Greatest limitation in our spiritual influence is our desire to please people. - Craig Groeschel I am not trying to win the approval of people,but of God. If pleasing were my goal I would not be Christ's servant. Galations 1:10
"You can't please everyone but you can please God" Craig Groeschel
"When we become people pleasers we make people too big and God too small" Craig Groeschel
Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in The Lord is kept safe. Proverbs 29:25 thanks Craig Groeschel
Ministry is one of the biggest breeding grounds for people pleasing. [Craig Groeschel]
"If you want to reach the people you're not reaching, you're going to have to do the things you're not doing." -Craig Groeschel
Craig Groeschel! Oh man this oughtta be good. speaking on longing for approval
If you want attract people you aren't attracting you have to do things you aren't currently doing. Craig Groeschel.
Enjoyed Craig Groeschel at Seeds in March (live at
I just bought: 'It: How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It' by Craig Groeschel via
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"We don't go to church. We are the church. And we exist for the world." -Craig Groeschel
“The pathway to your greatest potential is through your greatest fear.” – Craig Groeschel
“"God will teach you more in failure, than in success." Craig Groeschel
Outcome is God's responsibility - obedience is yours. Craig Groeschel that's good preaching!
Extraordinary acts of God often start with ordinary acts of people. . Craig Groeschel
"You do the credible let God so the incredible"-Craig Groeschel
Do the credible and let God do the incredible. Craig Groeschel
Extraordinary acts of God often follow ordinary acts from God's people. -Craig Groeschel
"The more God uses you, the more the enemy will resist you." ~ Craig Groeschel
Practicing integrity means that your behavior matches your beliefs. — Craig Groeschel
Small changes in the words we speak make big changes in the life we have (Craig Groeschel)
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"God often uses the painful moments that we dread the most to do something deep within us." Craig Groeschel
"Never let the presence of a storm cause you to doubt the presence of God.". __Craig Groeschel
Would you believe two books done in one night? Finished Fight by Craig Groeschel
Finally got book. Only read the Forward so far, and Craig Groeschel nailed it: "The…
Jesus never criticized prayers that were honest, only those that were long and showy (Craig Groeschel)
“The difference between the you embrace and the values you live equals the frustration you experience.” -- Craig Groeschel
"The reason people fall into ANY sexual sin is because they get too close to the opportunities." -Craig Groeschel
"No matter what you've done, God's love and forgiveness are bigger than your biggest sin." - Craig Groeschel
Sometimes the distance between where u r and where God wants u 2 be is the painful decision u r unwilling 2 make. - Craig Groeschel
"When you know who you are, you will know what to do." Pastor Craig Groeschel
Craig Groeschel is my guest today on LTP. We'll talk about his book, 'Fight' - and what it means to take our...
"When you fall in love with an ideal, it becomes impossible not to be disappointed by the very human person beside you." -Craig Groeschel
"prayer reminds me that I'm not in control while bringing me closer to the one in control"- Craig Groeschel
I’d rather be blind and have faith that God can heal, than see and have no faith! Craig Groeschel.
Every blessing that we don't turn back into praise has the potential to turn into pride ~ Craig Groeschel
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it is our responsibility to discern what we let into our lives and what we keep out. - Craig Groeschel [Soul Detoux]
"You are only as strong as you are honest" Craig Groeschel
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Never let the presence of a storm make you doubt the Presence of God (Craig Groeschel)
"Hope is a desire. Faith is marked by actions." . - Pastor Craig Groeschel
What you pray for reveals what you believe God for! ~ Craig Groeschel Don't give up in praying for what you...
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My faith is not in my faith, works, or outcome that I want. My faith is in a faithful God! - Craig Groeschel
"It's SO often the SMALL THINGS that no one sees that results in the BIG THINGS that everyone wants!" (Craig Groeschel)
It takes faith to step away from the familiar. Craig Groeschel .
"He didn't promise the storm wouldn't rock you, He promised the storm wouldn't sink you." --Craig Groeschel
"Hope is a desire, faith works, faith acts, faith is a demonstration" - Craig Groeschel
A faith that persists when nothing changes honors God. -Craig Groeschel
The size of your request reveals the strength of your faith. -Craig Groeschel
Hope is a desire...Faith is a demonstration! -Craig Groeschel
"The first step to overcoming shame is to accept that which cannot be changed." -Craig Groeschel
"The strongest man isn't the one who lifts the most weights, but the one who has the most faith." -Craig Groeschel (Fight
Vision must be something that burns in your heart but is too big for you to do it on your own. Craig Groeschel.
Weird by Craig Groeschel...Try to read this and be "Weird"...God Bless all of us
Try to Read this book...Judulx "Aneh" by Craig Groeschel...I do like this book a lot...Smoga bisa memberi inspirasi...
“What you pray for reflects what you believe about God. Pray BIG! We serve a BIG God!” Craig Groeschel
Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most. ~Craig Groeschel
If the grass is greener in the other side, then go WATER YOUR OWN YARD MAN! -Craig Groeschel .
Currently I'm reading "The Blessed Marriage" by Robert and Debbie Morris. I wish I had read this book and the other books (listed below) that I've read lately before my precious bride left. I would have been better prepared for leading her and loving her the way God intended. If you're struggling in your marriage or in your faith (in general), here is a list of books I've read over the last 53 days... 53 days of fervently praying for forgiveness and for the redemption of my marriage: -- "The Fight" by Craig Groeschel. This is a great book for men to read and begin fighting for what's most important in life. I also read "Altar Ego" and "Weird" by the same author. -- "Experiencing Father's Embrace" by Jack Frost. This book was dead on target with how I've viewed my relationship with God for far too long. It helped me let go of a lot of my past hurts and just let God love on me. -- "Think Differently, Live Differently" by Bob Hamp. This one was recommended by Nathan Smith (one of our pastors at The Refug ...
We Got To Pray by Chris and Cindy Beall of We have been at since 2002 and love being a part of it! We also love being led by our senior pastor, Craig Groeschel. In 2012, he did a five-part marriage series called From This Day Forward. It was outstanding and simple all wrapped into one nicely delivered package. You will be inspired, challenged and encouraged if you watch this series. If you are unable to, here are what the five weeks are about: Seek God, Fight Fair, Have Fun, Stay Pure and Never Give Up. Simple and to the point, right? As we started the series, we were feeling very proud of ourselves. We are seeking God, we fight fair, we have fun, we are fighting to maintain our purity in a polluted world and we will never give up. But then, we were thrown a curve ball by Pastor Craig's one and only piece of advice during his "Seek God" message. This is what he said: Pray together daily. What? Gulp. We were not that faithful at praying together as a couple. We’re not proud of ...
The Chazown Experience is based on a book by Craig Groeschel, Senior Pastor of Chazown helps you...
Listen to Bill Hybels and Craig Groeschel as he talks about not just serving God, but thriving in the process.
"Maybe when you prayerfully consider what God wants you to change in your life, you believe He wants you to stop watching certain shows (or reading certain books, or surfing certain sites, or listening to certain music). Why does God want you to curb your media intake? Well, because that stuff is bad, right? No, that's you answering the why, not God! His answer is based on the fact that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. He wants you to have the mind of Christ. He wants you to live like Christ lived, love like Christ loved, and do what Christ did. But when you poison your mind it limits your living. God wants something better for you." Soul Detox, Craig Groeschel
Furtick may sound like he is preaching a biblical message from the pulpit but he is really scratching itching ears waiting for a good tickling. Steven Furtick is guilty of many pulpit crimes; •Narcissistic Eisegesis; Reading your self in to biblical text in place of the meaning of scripture. An example of this would be the Code Orange Revival . [7] The bible is not a story about us it does not tell us our story. It is about Jesus Christ from beginning to end. •Acceptance and Promoting of Known Heretics; At the Code Orange Revival of this last January, 2012 we saw Furtick promote and accept the following heretics; Bishop Jakes, Ed Young, Christine Caine, Perry Noble, Stovall Weems, Craig Groeschel and Jentezen Franklin. [8] •Promotion of Prosperity Gospel ; Furtick has been teaching from his pulpit from sometime now about a Jesus, when he mentions Him, that is almost a magical cosmic genie of sorts. Someone that is there to serve your needs and wants. He is promoting a version of having your best lif ...
“It’s the things no one sees that produce the results everyone wants.”. ~Craig Groeschel
"Make God your one and your spouse your two.". Craig Groeschel
Love this passage from Fight by Craig Groeschel. Reading for Iron Men at
In his new book, Craig Groeschel explains why and how we need to detox spiritually if we are going to maintain a healthy relationship with God and others. Here’s how you can get a copy of his book free.
Megachurch Pastors Lead 'Son of God' Campaign to 'Take Over' Multiplex Theaters Nationwide Rick Warren Encourages Pastors to Launch New 6-Week Bible Study Based on 'Son of God' Film Roma Downey and Mark Burnett to CP: 'Son of God' a 'Love Story' for an 'Under-Served' Audience Pastors and Christian leaders throughout the U.S. are jumping on board a campaign to spread the Gospel message via the upcoming film "Son of God" by buying out multiplex cinema screens for the day before its public release on Feb. 28. "Few movies have been able to take over an entire multiplex – every screen, every seat; only blockbusters like 'Hunger Games.' But now the religious epic 'Son of God' is taking over several multiplexes nationwide on Thursday, February 27, the day before it debuts on 3,000 screens," say the film's promoters. As of Monday, multiplexes in at least 10 cities nationwide are playing "Son of God" on all of their screens on the evening of Feb. 27. "It's very interesting to see this level of excitement around ...
Craig Groeschel, Christianity in Hong Kong, and a Prophet on the Run
On page 217 of 241 of Christian Atheist, by Craig Groeschel
"Discipline: Choosing between what we want now and what we want most." Craig Groeschel
Today: reading Fight by Craig Groeschel this morning, interviewing, working on last Love Month talk for Sunday, workout, dinner with my wife. Decent day I'd say.
“Most of life's battles are won or lost in the mind.” ― Craig Groeschel, Soul Detox: Clean Living in a Contaminated World
"You are weak. God is strong. His strength is made perfect in your weakness." - Craig Groeschel
"We are living for standing in the presence of God.purpose in ever step" - Pastor Craig Groeschel
This Sunday coming up: Church service at 10. Speaker: Craig Groeschel, topic: "Unfriending" Special children's and youth program. Coffee and tea afterwards
Delegate authority, not task... Grant via Craig Groeschel
“The church doesn’t exist for us. We are the church, and we exist for the world.” (Craig Groeschel)
"If there's no struggle, there's nothing to fight for." - Craig Groeschel // It's so easy to just want…
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What's goin on RISErz?! Don't forget we're meeting up this Friday the 21st @ 6pm (Starbucks in Roslyn).come get a nice warm cup o joe & find out what everyone's been up to! We'll also be talking about our current book "Altar Ego" by Craig Groeschel.
"Ladies, remember, you get your nails done for other women, not for men. I've never heard a man say 'look at the nails on that girl'! Money does not provide happiness" - Craig Groeschel
On page 177 of 241 of Christian Atheist, by Craig Groeschel
Just gonna let anyone know...if you have gotten a friend request from Craig Groeschel.I would take caution...I thought it was strange, and even stranger that he personal messaged me.I told him to eat $&then I repented because I meant I'm hoping and pretty sure I'm right...Sad what *** do.another clue it is a new FB.
This morning i was reading in my "Alter Ego" book by Craig Groeschel while waiting for my turn in the shower. Somehow God knew what i would need to read to get me thru Tuesday, February 18th, 2014. The chapter started out, "As Christ's ambassador, you were not elected by ppl but you were chosen and appointed by God. It doesnt matter what anybody else thinks. Jesus said, you did not chose me, but i chose you." Then after citing several examples. The chapter ends by saying, "you're not just good enough; God says you are the best at representing him where he has placed you." Now I am sure some of you, if you have read this far may be laughing or wondering what the heck i am talking about but when i went to the mail box today and opened a piece of mail from a person who did not leave a name or return address and read the hurtful opinion this person wrote about me i was reminded about my reading earlier...God chose me to represent him in this situation, he wouldnt have put me in this situation if he didnt t .. ...
"You who fear the Lord, praise Him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor Him! Revere Him, all you descendants of Israel!" - Psalm 22:23 Our culture tends to treat God as common. We're too familiar with Him. We refer to him as "the Man Upstairs" or "the Big Guy," or we say things like "Jesus is my homeboy." Jesus is NOT your homeboy. He is the soon-to-return, reigning King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He is the Alpha and the Omega. When He returns, it will be with a sword. He is the Righteous One who shed His blood so that we would live. We have to stop treating God as common or ordinary. - "Alter Ego" by Craig Groeschel (pgs 134-135)
Another ear infection. Oh well, our security system is being installed today. Have an awesome day. We are watching a leadership video from Craig Groeschel tonight at mid-week boost. It is going to be great. Come and check it out at 630.
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"I will not trust in riches but Him who richly provides!" -Craig Groeschel
Weird small group Bible study by Pastor Craig Groeschel. In this first session of the WEIRD small group video study, Craig Groeschel teaches on how normal do...
We loved it, too, Craig Groeschel! If you missed Sunday's message you truly missed out on something special, BUT...
My Selfish Christian Atheist point of view: God exists for me, not me for Him. If he'll do what I think, I'll trust Him more. If he'll come through for me, I'll give Him more of my life. If He'd make my life better and more pain-free, I'll believe Him more. When He doesn't meet my expectations, we have a problem..the kind of God I believe in is this: if He's not what I want, then He can't have my whole life. The Christian Atheist Craig Groeschel
"We must be willing to say, "No" to the good things in order that we might say, "Yes" to the great things." - Craig Groeschel
...when God something on earth, He usually does it through his people, and often through the men He calls His warriors. -Craig Groeschel
Hey guys . Don't forget. Powerhouse starts this Saturday, Feb 22 @ 730a. Coffee, bagels, and "Fight" by Craig Groeschel..
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Lesson of the week, and man is it being applied: "Stop worrying about what you want and work with what you have. If you offer God what you have, He will give you what you need." - Pastor Craig Groeschel
"Discipline is simply choosing between what you want NOW and what you want MOST" - Craig Groeschel, Pastor, Life Church TV
"We will not trust in our riches, but in Him who richly provides." - Craig Groeschel
Our life always moves in the the direction of our strongest thoughts. - Craig Groeschel
I openly admit that I've struggled with wealth and always wanting more...I have a great job (that probably pays me more than I'm worth), lots of "toys" and other things that I don't need, a house, etc, etc...but I find myself saying "yeah, this is nice, but if I could have THIS or if I could make THAT much $, then I would be better." Well, thank you to Craig Groeschel for the messages on being rich! I recommend that you find the podcasts from LifeChurch, download them and listen with open's a good swift kick to the junk if you're like me and will get your mind and spirit back in the right frame.
“If you can’t say anything nice…skip it. If you think something good…say it.” Craig Groeschel
'Whenever you're tempted to whine about what you don't have, remember that God has given you everything you need to do everything He wants you to do." 2 Peter 1:3 (MSG) "Everything that goes into a life of Pleasing God has been miraculously given to us by getting to know, personally and intimately, the One who invited us to God. "If you don't have something you think you need, maybe its because God wants you to see something you've never seen." - Craig Groeschel
"You have gifts to use for God's glory. You are chosen and set apart." - Craig Groeschel
"It's the things that no one sees, that produces the results everybody wants." Craig Groeschel
Man Up is tomorrow at 7pm at The Blend. We continue the series on Craig Groeschel's book, FIGHT. Food is provided.
“We are not our labels. We are not who others say we are. And we aren’t the broken self-image we see in the mirror. So how can we get to our true identity? By laying down who we think we are to become who God says we are.” — Craig Groeschel
Satan loves to make strong men weak. God loves to make weak men strong. ~Craig Groeschel
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"Stop waiting for what you want, and start working with what you have.". -Pastor Craig Groeschel
"People would rather follow a leader who is always REAL than one who is alway RIGHT.” - Craig Groeschel // So good! 👌
Sermon Recap: It is impossible to live the right life when you have the wrong friends. -Craig Groeschel
Don't worry when you face resistance. Worry when you don't. - Craig Groeschel
Every blessing we dont turn to praise has potential to turn into pride. -craig groeschel
Pastor would like to encourage the men...young and attend Manchurch. This month's meeting is Monday, February 17th at 6:30PM with dinner to follow. Pastor is leading the men through a series by Craig Groeschel entitled, "Fight: Winning the Battles that Matter Most." January's meeting was powerful and God is moving mightily among our men.
Quote of the day: "We find our lives when we give them away. As long as we live in pursuit of more stuff- the latest iToy or coolest shoes- or rely on status symbols to define us (despite the name, a new pair of True Religion Jeans won't get us any closer to God), we will never live in true abundance. We must go from the normal mindset about money and wealth to a radically weird view: gratitude for all we have and stewardship of its use for the good of all. This shift requires us to break out of usual consumer framework and place ourselves within a global perspective. If you earn $37,000 a year, you are in the top 4% of all wage earners alive today- certifiably rich by anyone's definition. If you make $45,000 a year or more, you are in the top 1% of wage earners in the WORLD! In order to honor God with your wealth, you first have to admit that you are rich. Most people won't do that. It's not normal."--Craig Groeschel "Weird"
Your conversation always drifts to what's important to you. -Craig Groeschel;Soul Detox-
"If there are no struggles, there's nothing to fight for." - Craig Groeschel
We are spiritual contributors not spiritual consumers - Craig Groeschel, //What about you?
This book is giving me the chills reading it! FIGHT winning the battles that mean the most by Craig Groeschel
"Money will make you more of what you already are." ~Craig Groeschel
"We don't need more money, we need more Jesus". - Craig Groeschel
Here's some good news.You're rich! Now here's some bad news...You're rich! Intrigued? Join me in the chat room at Church online in 15 minutes, as we prepare to watch Craig Groeschel preach on "Being what matters most" Its an eye opener
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