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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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“To reach people no one else is reaching we must do things no one else is doing” - Craig Groeschel
Small changes in the words we speak make big changes in the life we have (Craig Groeschel)
"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
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
"Your life will always move in the direction of your strongest thoughts." 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
What you pray about reveals what you believe about God. - Craig Groeschel
"You don't have to understand completely to obey immediately."-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.
"Jesus never asked us to sit on the sidelines and cheer for his cause." -Craig Groeschel
Becoming obsessed with what people think about you is the quickest way to forget what God thinks of you. - 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 ...
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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
“Your prayer for someone may or may not change them, but it always changes YOU.” -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…
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.
If you delegate tasks, you create followers. If you delegate authority, you create leaders. - Craig Groeschel
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
During a satanic ritual, a death angel gave him an assignment: kill Pastor Craig Groeschel, senior pastor of, one of the largest churches in the United States. But in the midst of his evil mission, he had an unexpected encounter with God’s grace.
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
To step toward your destiny you have to step away from your security. - 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.
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“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 are not who others say you are ... you are who GOD says you are. And when God calls you to do something, He gives you EVERYTHING you need to do it." wow!! thank you God. thanks! Pastor 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
"Your life is too valuable, your calling too great and your God too awesome to waste your life on what doesn't matter." - Cra…
The difference between where you are and where God wants you to be is the pain that you are unwilling to endure ... In fact, I will argue all day long that your potential in every area of your life is equal to the pain you are willing to endure," -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
On page 163 of 241 of Christian Atheist, by Craig Groeschel
"Stop waiting for what you want, and start working with what you have.". -Pastor Craig Groeschel
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"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
"more money is not what we need. More Jesus is what we need." ~ Craig Groeschel
Two more experiences remain today. Great message by Pastor Craig Groeschel today.
'I will do today what I can do today, in order to do tomorrow What I can't do today'... Craig Groeschel(sp-?)... Pressing through with the vision God put on my heart to come alongside women to aid them in figuring out 'the next step' & then how to move into that place.. It's THE PASSION in me that grows stronger as time goes by. Amazing to look at where God has allowed me (&you)to go, where He has me & is guiding me to... Awesome adventure! What's your vision/passion??
When we give to others and give of ourselves to help others, it fills us in such a deep way. - Craig Groeschel :)
God has blessed me with more than I need. I’m rich. I will not trust in RICHES, but in HIM who richly provides. - Pastor Craig Groeschel
FOOD FOR THOUGHT; We may impress people with our STRENGTHS but we CONNECT with people through our WEAKNESS. (Craig Groeschel). Just think about it!
This is for my youth group, please DO NOT make any inappropriate comments, thanks. February 16, 2014 Hello Parents, For the last two BYM meetings we’ve been looking at a series called Weird by Craig Groeschel. It has been interesting learning that it’s ok to be weird because normal isn’t working. On Sunday, February 16, 2014 (providing there is no more snow) will be our last week of Weird which is entitled Weird is the new sexy. I am writing to you today because starting February 23, 2014 we will start a new series called Love, Sex, & Lasting Relationship by Chip Ingram. Back in 2005 when Keith and I first started dating his mom suggested we watch this series. Maybe it was mother’s intuition; maybe it was God’s will, whatever it was after watching this series with Keith our relationship took on a whole new meaning. Together we learned that our relationship was looking more like today’s Hollywood relationships and less like a relationship built with God’s design. So we changed that and ...
Pumped for our second week of "Being Rich at what Matters Most" with our Pastor Craig Groeschel. If you are in South Florida, join us at 3061 State Road 7, Wellington!! 9:30am/11/12:30pm&5:30pm!! Not in South Florida, or just unable to make it to one of our 18 locations? Join us live online at 1 of over 70 experiences live experiences @ & click "WATCH".
Do you believe that the Lord can truly do powerful things through your grief and life? Grief is such a purifying and refining experience as you seek God's heart and allow Him to heal and newly mold your heart. God is the author and we are the book. You may be in the worst chapter of your life, but your life story isn't over yet. God has a purpose through every trial or heartache we go through...Everything we experience in life has to first be sifted through God for His approval. If He allows something to greatly break your heart, you can be guaranteed He has a great purpose for it. What about life events such as a job loss, a lost dream, or a failure? Did you know God cares about these hurts in your life too? If you have experienced a failure in life or you feel as though your situation is hopeless, nothing is further from the truth. As Pastor Craig Groeschel says, “Failure is an event, never a person.” Every experience we go through in life has a powerful purpose: each circumstance teaches us preciou ...
"Ladies, don't miss this. The man you want isn't the guy who wins tough-guy fights but the man who knows his weakness and fights in God's strength. He won't be perfect. But God will be perfecting him." -Craig Groeschel, author and pastor of Life Church
When you believe the answer to your problems, you are you Pastor Craig Groeschel
“Our thoughts are either focused on what's eternal, life-changing, and true, or lost in the details of our temporary, selfish, false beliefs.” ― Craig Groeschel
If you think God uses only perfect people, then you haven't read the Bible. Only once did God use a perfect person. Before then and ever since...He has worked with whatever we have given Him. FIGHT - Craig Groeschel
"Any blessing we don't turn back to praise turns into pride" Craig Groeschel
"Discipline is giving up what you want now for what you want most!" ---Craig Groeschel
"The things that destroy marriages are not always bad things, but often misprioritized good things." Pastor Craig Groeschel. Powerful and eye opening quote.
“About 12 years ago, I decided to start reading through the Bible once a year. That’s been my discipline, and it really has changed me.” —Craig Groeschel
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Just a reminder of the Saturdays Men's Prayer Breakfast and Bible study. This Saturday, 17 February 2014 @ 0800, Camp Carroll Chapel Annex is our monthly Prayer Breakfast. We will be studying out of a book by Craig Groeschel titled Fight. We also have a wonderful (special first time on the menu) breakfast planned for you. Come with an appetite to be filled spiritually, physically and join the Fight.
Men's Fight Club. Be Spirit Led, not Emotion Driven - Craig Groeschel. — at the Springs Fellowship
It's only January and I am already looking forward to Catalyst Atlanta (Oct 1-3) the have already have commitments from Matt Chandler, Robert Madu, Tim Keller, Margaret Feinberg, Andy Stanley, Craig Groeschel
Major resolutions and huge goals. We want big change and we want it now. But maybe taking life in a new direction has a lot more to do with the little things. Let's learn how to embrace intentionality in Small Things, Big Difference. Come join us this Saturday 6.30pm at LifeSource Church for a new series by Craig Groeschel and LifeChurch.tvSmall Things, Big Difference.
"Speak life-giving words to others every chance you get!" Craig Groeschel
Church leaders start the year off right. Help your staff and community get IT!
Outcome is God's responsibility. Obedience is ours. - Craig Groeschel.
One thing's for sure: without intentional planning, prioritization, decision making and leadership --and a whole lot of course corrections along the way--a church/ministry will never experience sustained evangelistic fruitfulness. A carefully developed plan, along with supporting values and action steps, must be in place before a church/ministry can become truly effective at reaching people. - Pastor Craig Groeschel
If you never read anything by Craig Groeschel, do it now! He is amazing!!
Are you joining us as we start our 21-day fast today? Want to know more? Watch this message from Craig Groeschel...
Week One: Bible Memory Verse: Colossians 3:16a "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly."   January 1, 2014, Day One: Pastor Rick Warren (California) Clothe yourself with COMPASSION, KINDNESS, HUMILITY, GENTLENESS, and PATIENCE. (Colossians 3:16a) Philippians 1:6 "Being confident of this that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."   January 2, 2014, Day Two: Pastor Pete Wilson (Tennesee) Read your Bible for 10 minutes everyday. Add it to your chore list and absorb the scriptures and just see how sweet it is. (1 Corinthians 10:11) Philippians 1:27a "Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ."   January 3, 2014, Day Three: Pastor Dave Gibbons (California) Fight the Fire of temptation with the Greater Fire of Christ Jesus. (Matthew 13:3-23) Philippians 2:13 "For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him."   January 4, 2014, Day Four: Pastor John Ortberg (California) If ...
"If you let your deepest need drive you to God, God will meet your deepest need" - Craig Groeschel
Faith Corner Moment: Purpose . Craig Groeschel Senior Pastor of Life Church, challenged people to select one word...
Snowpocalypse strikes! Jackie's Diner is closed so Church in a Diner is canceled tonight too. Good news: yesterday we began a series on Samson with a video message from Craig Groeschel. So this week, get your Monday and Sunday online at home!
"Show me your FRIENDS and I will show you your FUTURE"...Pastor Craig Groeschel
Mark 25: "and when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins." How can we say we love God if we harbor in unforgiveness and hatred toward someone else? - the Christian atheist by 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
"What we see as interruptions are often God's invitations" "God's purposes are often different from our plans" (Pastor Craig Groeschel)
"Worry is the result of trying to carry a burden that never belonged on our shoulders." - The Christian Atheist by Craig Groeschel
Reading Fight by Craig Groeschel. Awesome book for guys about being warriors for God. Check it out.
God wants you to seek Him. And when you do, He will reveal the depths of his character, His nature, His glory. In ways you can't imagine. - Craig Groeschel
Christianity's not a playground. It's a battleground. -Fight by Craig Groeschel
Its the things that noons sees that produce the results that everyone wants- Craig Groeschel
I'm convinced that when left to our own native language of negativity, we lose sight of the spiritual truth that can set us free -Craig Groeschel
"Some say fear is the absence of faith. I would argue that it's faith in the 'What ifs?'" -Craig Groeschel, LifeChurch.TV
"But until we [accept that the past has passed], we cannot make peace with the present or walk into the future with hope."-Craig Groeschel
If you're not ready to be criticized for your obedience to God, you're not ready to be used by God. ~ Craig Groeschel
"If there are no struggles, there is nothing to fight for. And God has a unique way of awakening the dormant warrior within to fight one battle that prepares us to fight and win an even bigger one." - Fight by Craig Groeschel
A gift old, new, blue: quilt from my childhood, workout pants, Craig Groeschel's Soul Detox book cover.
It's often the small things that no one sees that result in the big things that everyone wants. - Craig Groeschel
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It's time to be weird! The author of the series that inspired the new series--Craig Groeschel--shares the inspiration for the original series. :)
Read the book "Fight" by Craig Groeschel this morning at work. Highly recommend for any guy.
I hope you all are enjoying the read...Soul Detox by Craig Groeschel. GOD doesn't seek for golden vessels, nor...
The virtue of strength is determined by how it's used. If it's used to love and protect, it's good. Unfortunately, it can be used to inflict harm, and that's not consistent with what we see of God's character in the Bible. He calls us to fight for what's right. And a warrior is only as worthy as his cause. - Craig Groeschel
Special thanks to Pastor Craig Groeschel for helping us get connected with the right people to turn the mobile app vision into a reality! Please join The PURE Warrior in believing God for great things in 2014! Last year was huge and God did amazing things in the hearts of so many men and women. We are believing God for even greater things this year! One of which is our smart phone app! This app will allow men and women to be completely accountable with their leadership by completing a daily "Gut Check" accountability report. It's a series of questions about sexual purity and time with God. The app will remind them to check in daily! If they are feeling tempted, they can press the "Panic Button" and send an alert to all the "Fight Coaches" (table leaders in our ministry) so they can reach out for support. We are looking for sponsors to help fund this project. Please pray about supporting us! We need to raise about 5K to build the app. Message us with questions :-) Blessings, The Pure Warrior Tea ...
Join us this Sunday as we dive into Soul Detox an awesome study by Craig Groeschel and also we will be launching our small groups so you do not want to miss out... 10am | 3485 Stone Mountain Hwy Snellville, GA 30078
“God will often give you more than you can handle so you can learn to depend on him rather than on yourself. If you could handle everything yourself, you wouldn’t need God.” - Craig Groeschel 'WEIRD'
...When you discover it, find new ways to spread it. But be prepared for what goes with it - criticism. -Craig Groeschel
"The antidote to the fear of failure is not success. It is small doses of failure." -
"You are a rocker. And I am not settling for anything less than a recliner.". - Craig Groeschel
RELIGION = CHRIST + anything! In Galatia some thought it was Christ + Snip Snip ( Ouch!). In my world it may be Christ + Tithing, or Christ + the "Right Theology or Christ + ( The Right ) I-Pod/ I- Pad/ I- Poo. But the Gospel = Christ + NOTHING! The Final work of Christ was perfected AT THE CROSS and is EVERYTHING we need! Friends Keep me accountable to this statement by Craig Groeschel! Happy New Year! Let's make it one by Loving on each other the way God would have loved on us, so the world will know that we are Christians by .
Admittedly, when prayer becomes an empty meaningless ritual, It is boring, but when you remember who you are talking to, when you acknowledge that the God of the Universe is honestly, truly excited to hear from you, that truth alone will change your attitude toward prayer. - Craig Groeschel, Christian Atheist
"The truth is, so any Christian Athiests (someone who believes in God but lives as if he doesn't exist) believe that above all else, God wants us happy. The problem is, if we're not happy, that only leaves us with one conclusion - God failed us. The truth is, there are at least 3 different times when God doesn't want us happy. 1) When it causes you to do something wrong or unwise. (1 Peter 1:15) 2) When it's only based on the things of this world. (1 John 2:15-17) 3) God doesn't want you happy, he wants you blessed. (Psalm 112:1) You will never find happiness based on the happiness of this world because you were not made for this world. The more you fall in love with God, the less the things of this world will pull you and draw you." - Craig Groeschel, 'The Christian Atheist'
This Sunday, we're starting a new sermon series called "Soul Detox," based on the book by Pastor Craig Groeschel. This is a series you don't want to miss, and it's an excellent time to invite a friend. A lot of people struggle, especially this time of year, with past hurts, emotional trauma, broken relationships, or grief. God wants to tackle that and change you from the inside out. It's something you can't do yourself and no amount of self-help will work. Check it out, and join us at 9am or 10:30am this Sunday.
"We are not our sins. And we're also not what others have done to us.". - Craig Groeschel. "The Christian Atheist"
"If you want different results, you have to DO something different." Craig Groeschel. What are you…
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"Love is not something God does. It is who God is. And because of who he is, God loves you. Period.” - Craig Groeschel
I saw a couple friends post a list of the books they read this year and thought I'd do the same. I'm always amazed at what God teaches me through supplemental reading. This year's reading list for me: - College Ministry in a Post Christian Culture by Steve Lutz - Stepping Up; A call to courageous manhood by Dennis Rainey - Redefining Normal by Dave Rhodes (of We are 3DM) - Beyond Ordinary by Justin & Trisha Davis - Accidental Pharisee by Larry Osborne - Fight by Craig Groeschel - Prayer: The Timeless Secret of High-Impact Leaders by Dave Earley
Don’t settle for being strong at things that don’t last and weak at things that do. Tap into the warrior within. Don’t fight meaningless battles. Fight for what matters most. Fight for your faith. Fight for your family. Fight for your life. - Craig Groeschel
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Margin can be defined as the amount available beyond what is necessary. It’s the difference between what you have and what you need. So many of us today need margin in our lives. We’ve become consumed and obsessed with accomplishing the things we think are urgent and important. As a result we’re missing out on the most important things in life. ~Craig Groeschel~
Hey Friends, One of my mentors, Paul Marntinelli, recently wrote, "Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." I can't tell you how much I believe that truth. I think that's why I love New Year's Day. Maybe that's why so many people get excited about the ball dropping in NYC on New Year's Eve. I don't know, but I do know that, because of the God that we know and serve, each New Year we celebrate has a much deeper meaning. With God's grace, mercy, wisdom and power each New Year is bursting with incredible potential! Regardless of whether you are a New Year's resolution person or not, this time of year affords each of us an incredible opportunity to turn a new page and start fresh in 2014. I plan on taking the better part of a week this coming month to both reflect on 2013, but prayerfully seek to understand what God would want Bill Cox to be about in 2014. I hope you will take some time to do the same. One of the most important prior ...
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"Personal integrity is not the same thing as your reputation. No, your reputation is who other people think you are. Your integrity (or lack thereof) is who you really are." From "Altar Ego," Craig Groeschel
Prov. 11:3 says, "The integrity of the upright guides them." "When you allow integrity to lead you, you don't have to guess about what's right." From "Altar Ego," Craig Groeschel
"I'm convinced that the reason our culture is known worldwide as a place of dishonor is that we, as a culture, have dishonored God." From "Altar Ego," Craig Groeschel
This Sunday we will introduce our new adult class @ 9:30am. We will be going through Craig Groeschel's book "Altar Ego" come join us!
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"Your reputation is who others think you are. Your character is who you really are." Craig Groeschel
"A man with nothing to fight for quickly becomes a frustrated man, often without a clue as to why. Fighting for what's right stirs something inside a man. It makes him want to be not just a man but the man. The best man he can be. A man knows deep inside himself what God wants him to be: a hero with a warrior's heart." - Craig Groeschel, Fight. Few quotes get my blood pumping like this one. WOW!
"While it is true that God wants to bless you and has great plans for you, we venture into extremely dangerous territory when we start to believe that God's ultimate plan for us is our happiness... A disturbing number of us truly believe this equation: better possessions + peaceful circumstances + thrilling experiences + the right relationships + the perfect appearance = happiness." - Craig Groeschel
The Attitude mindset of these sins keep us from growing closer to God Lust - I want it Entitlement - I deserve it Pride - I can handle it Great thoughts from the book, "Fight" By Craig Groeschel
"Until you find a cause for which you are willing to die, you will never truly live." Craig Groeschel
Exciting news as we bring in the New Year. We'll be starting weekly pre-launch gatherings. They're beginning Sunday, January 5th at 11 AM. These will be 1-hour experiences with worship and a sermon from Craig Groeschel. These pre-launch gatherings serve as a opportunity to grow in community and fellowship, as well as a great way to get new people to visit and join the Swerve Church launch team. Want to learn more? Comment below or email infofor further details.
Don’t worry when you meet opposition for obeying God. Worry when you don’t have opposition, because you’re probably not obeying God. Craig Groeschel
I have followed Michael Hyatt for years now, and have implemented a lot of his teachings into my daily life. Last year I won a book through a contest on his website called Soul Detox by Craig Groeschel. I wanted to share this three part goal setting video that I think you may enjoy watching.
Craig Groeschel tells a story about his birthday. His assistants know that he likes to go to the movies so they got him a gift card to a movie theater. He said, “Thanks, guys, but you know I like to go this theater I always go to because their chairs rock and recline a little and it’s really comfortable. This card is for another theater I’ve never been to.” They replied that he really needed to check out this other theater and just to trust them. Somewhat skeptically, he decided to go ahead and check it out. The chairs were over-stuffed leather and as big as a Honda Accord! These chairs had REFRIGERATED cup holders! All he had to do was hit a button and the chair reclined AND the foot raised up! These chairs were awesome and he never would have known it if he hadn’t been willing to trust his assistants and take a chance. He might have been stuck with just a rocker his whole life. How many times are we unwilling to listen to the assistance of the Holy Spirit? How often are we stuck in our rockers ...
"Where family identity is strong, peer pressure will be weak. Where family identity is weak, peer pressure will be strong." ..."Weird is Better" sermon by Craig Groeschel.
5 MOST HELPFUL BOOKS OF 2013... The following books helped me a great deal in 2013. I would definitely recommend them in 2014... 1. The One Year Bible: the best layout and easiest way I have found to read the Bible through in a year with daily passages from the OT, NT, Psalm, and Proverbs. 2. Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs: the best book I have read on marriage. If you have not read it, I highly recommend you read it and apply it in 2014. It will strengthen your marriage. 3. Multiply by Francis Chan: one of the most practical and well written books on discipleship, the importance of the local church, and the importance of God's Word. 4. Soul Detox by Craig Groeschel: this book gives practical and balanced content on living a clean life in a contaminated world. Detoxing our bodies in 2014 may not be a bad idea. Detoxing our souls: vital! 5. Stewarding Life by Paul Chappell: so good! We only have 1 life to give to God. What a shame to waste it. Everything we have been given by God, we have been calle ...
Just listened to a sermon on gossip - should have worn steel-toed shoes!! Every thing you say must be true; but every thing that is true doesn't need to be said. -Craig Groeschel
Be yourself. Authenticity trumps cool every time. - Craig Groeschel
You will never be more like God than when you forgive. Let it go. Kill the root of bitterness. Let the hurt go and set yourself free. -Craig Groeschel TRUTH! Don't give up on can get there.
When you think God thoughts, He will guard your mind with peace. Instead of meditating on poison, you will meditate on truth. You might not see an overnight change in your life, but if you direct your thoughts toward God, I promise you that over time your life will be more joyful and peace-filled than you can imagine. Once you aquire a taste for wholesome thoughts and godly thinking, your mental palate becomes more sensitive to the taste of poison. If you want to live a clean life in a polluted world, you must remove the seeds of poison from within. Practice taking every thought captive. Ask God to identify and help remove the life-draining ideas and images from your mind. Fill your thoughts with His truth and the beauty of His goodness. Renew your mind and watch your faith grow in ways that will astound you. Craig Groeschel
God's purposes are often different than our plans. Our responsibility is obedience, the outcome is God's (Craig Groeschel)
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"if you keep thinking negative thoughts, you're going to be a negative person; if you keep thinking 'God-thoughts,' you are going to become like Christ." -Craig Groeschel
“It’s up to you, because you will find what you search for. If you want to find things to be negative about or to worry about, it is not hard to do. If you plan to be critical, you don’t have to look far to find fault. If you choose to be negative, you’ll easily accomplish your goal. But if you want to see the good in life, you can find it everywhere. If you choose to watch for places God is working, you’ll see His loving presence each place you look. If you decide to look for hope, faith, and a better future, you will discover these positive things and more countless times a day.” — Craig Groeschel, ‘Soul Detox
As a Christian "you need to become a walking 'no spin zone.' Don't just try to line up your behavior with your beliefs. Learn what matters to God. Find out his beliefs. And then make them your own." From "Altar Ego," Craig Groeschel.
To my family and Friends for the New Year: The Power of Words by Craig Groeschel You don’t have to have a big nose to have heard the childhood mantra, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Just because it’s spouted by first graders doesn’t mean it’s true. Perhaps the adult translation of this age-old adage is more like, “Sticks and stones can bruise your body for a few days, but words can scar your soul for life.” Like a neutron bomb which annihilates human life but leaves buildings intact, words can devastate. Your body may remain unharmed, but your heart suffers the deadly shrapnel of painful phrases. David, who knew a thing or two about having enemies in high places, wrote that evildoers “sharpen their tongues like swords and aim cruel words like deadly arrows” (Psalm 64:3). Whether you’re eighteen or eighty, you can probably recall the pain of someone’s harsh words scalding your soul. Maybe you still hear the message from years ago, playing an end ...
You might impress people in your strengths, but you connect with people in your weaknesses. - Craig Groeschel
Good advice from the book Soul Detox: "you show me any marriage that is limping along, I’ll show you a marriage filled with word darts flying recklessly through the air. Your words matter. They are either giving life or taking life. Choose to give" Soul Detox: Clean Living in a Contaminated World by Craig Groeschel © 2013,, Inc. or
"Just because you're busy doesn't mean you're doing anything of importance or value. It just means you're...busy." - Craig Groeschel
Today we spent some time sharing about Christmas. And we talked a bit about giving. Individually. And as a congregation. The joy was fairly contagious. And I'm not so legalistic that I think we can't ever mention these things. But it can't be about us. That's the point of the scripture about letting your right hand know what your left is doing when you give. It's not about us. It's about God- His glory, His renown, His grace. Always. It reminded me of something Craig Groeschel spoke of at Catalyst Conference in '12. He called these the three phases of influence. You could also look at them as lines of demarcation in spiritual maturity. A sense of clarity from the gospel. ◾First Phase- my goal is to make a name for myself. Because I’m good. And anyone in my way is the enemy. This is immaturity, clearly. It's self-righteousness. Zeal without knowledge. And it causes great damage to the gospel and to Christ's bride. ◾Second- my goal is to make a difference. And this is a good thing, ...
Do you see Scott and I in the corner? Church was wonderful today! Listened to Craig Groeschel, love him!
An excerpt from my devotional this morning. It helped me! Have you ever failed? If you answered yes, cheer up! You’re in good company. Failure is an event, never a person. Don’t internalize a failure until it starts to ferment into regret. Own it. Learn from it. Pain can be a great teacher... Just because you’re down doesn’t mean you’re out. Not by a long shot. Even in our failures, God can still accomplish his purpose. It’s through our weaknesses that he shows himself strong."- Craig Groeschel, Fight Devotional For Men
"You may not know this about me, but cats don't like me (probably because I rarely have anything nice to say about them). Have you ever had a cat walk by you? What does it do? It selfishly rubs its pathetic cat body up against your leg, then lifts its tail as it walks by, giving you a clear view of its cat butt. Disgusting on every level. And besides, Scripture says that Satan roams around like a lion, linking Satan directly to the cat family." - Pastor Craig Groeschel in his book "Fight" This cracked me up.
"EVERYTHING COUNTS!" "Everything that we allow into our minds,hearts, and lives--everything that we spend our time and money on--has an impact on how we grow, or don't grow, spiritually. As the old computer adage reminds us: 'GARBAGE IN, GARBAGE OUT.' Just as we are what we eat physically, we are also what we consume spiritually. If we don't monitor and adjust our diet accordingly, our souls are in danger of absorbing more and more lethal poison, sickening our Spirit and drawing us far away from our Lord." -- Craig Groeschel in Soul Detox
Good day.. I finished Fight by Craig Groeschel and The Noticer Returns by Andy Andrews Now my unfinished book list is down to 3
"We obviously can’t control what others say about us, but we can control what we believe." Craig Groeschel
I love Craig Groeschel’s idea of ‘it.’ He applies the idea of it – an intangible that some organizations...
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Religion is all about what I DO. Relationship is all about what Jesus DID. - Craig Groeschel
"If you want to make a difference in this world, you will endure more pain than those who don't. If you want to live a life where nobody criticizes you, do nothing, stand for nothing, and have nothing." -Paster Craig Groeschel
its by Craig Groeschel .. he's the founder of the YouVersion Bible app. It's abt cleaning ur life in a contaminated world.
"I believe we have to face our greatest fears in order to reach our greatest potential" ~ Craig Groeschel
Christianity was never meant to be a religion, but a relationship with Christ.~ Craig Groeschel. For no one can...
Religion and rules are meaningless my friends. Absorb that in your spirit. Jesus is enough. No matter who you are... As unworthy as a shepherd. No matter where you are... If you want to hear a powerful message this season listen to Fear Not week 3. Available online. iTunes free podcast. Craig Groeschel Wow! Merry Christmas!
I feel kind of honored to have been able to hug my senior pastor, Craig Groeschel, and tell him thank you, that now I am going to church in my hometown for the first time in my entire life. It is such a privilege to be able to serve other people while they're getting their church on.
“We may impress people with our strengths but we connect with people through our weaknesses” – Craig Groeschel
God will take care of the rest of the World while you take five minutes to seek him God give me patience and give it to me now! ... wait.. If the enemy can't make you evil he'll try his best to keep you busy Craig Groeschel
"Jesus didnt come to bring us religion, He came to bring us LIFE" - Pastor Craig Groeschel - Man this sermon hit home to me big time... We should never feel unworthy to be followers of Christ... We are all sinners and are nowhere near perfect. Religion doesn't work! Religion will not save you!! If you have a sec I'd def check out the verse down below... Easy read and by far the TRUTH! 3:20 The Message (MSG) We’re All in the Same Sinking Boat 9-20 So where does that put us? Do we Jews get a better break than the others? Not really. Basically, all of us, whether insiders or outsiders, start out in identical conditions, which is to say that we all start out as sinners. Scripture leaves no doubt about it: There’s nobody living right, not even one, nobody who knows the score, nobody alert for God. They’ve all taken the wrong turn; they’ve all wandered down blind alleys. No one’s living right; I can’t find a single one. Their throats are gaping graves, their tongues slick as mudslides. Every word t ...
"God calls you to stand. Your enemy wants you to fall. So as GOD'S warrior, there are only two ACCEPTABLE actions. You're either standing or you're getting back up." --Craig Groeschel
The difference between where you are & where God wants u to be is in the painful decisions you won't make
"Show me your friends and I will show you your future" Craig Groeschel
"God created you with the heart of a warrior. Until there's something you're willing to die for, you can't truly live." . -Craig Groeschel
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"Outcome is God's responsibility. Obedience is my responsibility" - Craig Groeschel
Fight Like a Man by Craig Groeschel If you read my book or companion study, you will uncover who you really are — a man created with a warrior’s heart in the image of God — and how to fight the good fight for what’s right. You will find the strength to fight the battles you know you need to fight — the ones that determine the state of your heart, the quality of your marriage, and the spiritual health of your family. The battles that make you dependent on God as the source of your strength. The battles that make you come alive. “But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” — 1 Timothy 6:11-13 NIV Are you fighting the good fight? Are you taking hold of the life you were called to by God? The battle call is for the men of God to rise up and join the fight for the ...
Just see Craig Groeschel courtside at Thunder game. Thunder up, Gross.
This Christmas..." God has put Blessings right in front of us. While it is easy to let our appetites rove, it is better to enjoy what God has given us. It is natural to always want more. But unless we have one of everything on this planet, there will be somebody who has something we don't. Theirs may be newer, it may be bigger or even shinier. But by noticing that, we are making comparisons. What about what God has already given us? Are we grateful for the life we have? If not why would/should He Bless us with more.".Soul Detox / Craig Groeschel Ouch!
Pastor Craig Groeschel is on the front row of the Thunder game !!!
Thought this was fitting to all that's going on... "Christianity wasn't meant to be a religion, it was meant to be a relationship.." -Pastor Craig Groeschel Sermon Series Fear Not - part 3 Craig Groeschel And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:8-11 ESV) 3 Reasons Shepherds Felt Distressed They felt 1. Unworthy - in Israel they were always unclean outcasts who could not be accepted by God. [Seems a peculiar attitude, since Israel's greatest prophet, Moses was a shepherd and that sheep were one of the primary animals brought to God in sacrifice.] 2. Inadequate - sheep required 24 hours attention so shepherds could not honor the sabbath. 3. Unloved - they were considered to be without honor and thieves because they would steal to survive. They could no ...
"Jesus did not come to give us religion, He came to give us life." -Craig Groeschel
Ab to watch Fear Not Craig Groeschel, Afraid of Where You Stand with God
"Soul Detox" by Craig Groeschel...27 pages in and it's already kicking my butt. Pick it up...but only if you want to be challenged.
"Weird people know that everything is spiritual. We don't remember God in prayer at the end of the day. We live aware of God moment by moment. He is not a part of our lives; God is our life." --from a book called Weird by Craig Groeschel Love it! God loves weirdos like me. :)
ENVY is resenting God's goodness in other's people's lives and ignoring God's goodness in your own life. -Craig Groeschel, Soul Detox
Until you see yourself as a sinner you won't see your need for a savior-Craig Groeschel
Experiences, relationships, and past decisions shape the person you will become, but how influential is your faith? Join us as Pastor Craig Groeschel intervi...
“The body of Christ has bones, not bricks.” — Craig Groeschel
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We have a choice. We can play it safe or we can seize the life God has in mind for us. What's it going to be?~ Craig Groeschel
"...failure is an event, not a person." -- Craig Groeschel Lord, I have experienced the misfortune of failing, and I am overwhelmed by it. Please grant me your grace in this difficult time. Let me realize that no one who uses all his talents ever fails in your eyes. Help me to see that You utilize our failures to make us grow into better persons and more devoted followers of You. Everything good comes from You. When failure comes, there is a reason for it. Help me to seek and find that reason and live in accord with it. Amen.
“Practicing integrity means that your behavior matches your beliefs.” — Craig Groeschel
Doing some last minute Christmas shopping? Make sure you stop in to get some awesome gifts! Everything is 25% off today only! We have the latest from Rick Warren. Plus we have Craig Groeschel, Rick Renner, Steven Furtick and more! Oh and did we mention that if you work in church ministry everything is 40% for you?!
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"If you believe everybody is going to criticize you, you'll behave cautiously. If you believe you're probably going to fail, you're going to venture out tentatively. If, however, you believe that the one true Lord God is calling you, empowering you, leading you and equipping you, then you will live boldly. Why? Because boldness is behavior born of belief." Thank you Craig Groeschel for such a wonderful reminder!!!
"Arrogance is always born out of our insecurities. When we don’t know who we are in Christ, most of us look to pride to try to fill that void... Many of us try to define ourselves by our accomplishments, to find our worth in what we’ve done, instead of in the One we belong to. We want to rely on our achievements, our victories, our trophies, our wins to define us, instead of acknowledging God as the source of all good things in our lives." - from the Bible app study "Fight Devotional for Men" by Craig Groeschel
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"Outcome is always God's responsibility; obedience is yours."-Craig Groeschel
If you are struggling with personal debt then this video by Craig Groeschel may be helpful to you. Craig is a Pastor and also the creator of the free You Version Bible App. Take a look as it may give you a strategy to work with.
"Everything we say should be the but everything that is doesn't need to be said!" Craig Groeschel
OBEDIENCE is our responsibility, the OUTCOME is God's responsibility - Craig Groeschel
The Christian has an enemy who plans to destroy lives. His mission statement is to "steal, kill, and destroy" everything that matters to God. -Craig Groeschel, Fight
Samson's life shows us the same three things that have made strong men weak since the beginning of time. Lust. Entitlement. Pride. - Craig Groeschel, Fight
Craig Groeschel, founding pastor of megachurch,, and co-creator of the popular YouVersion Bible App, writes about the need for men to "man up" and embrace their roles as leaders in his new book "Fight: Winning the Battles That Matter Most," while explaining how every man is equipped wi...
This is what I have to say about the situation with Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty. Phil was probably asked about his position on homosexuality. You can't get mad when you ask someone for their opinion and they give it to you. Biblically speaking homosexuality is a sin, but so is anger, lying, gossip, lust, etc. Sin is sin no matter which one it is. If you have committed one sin you have committed them all. Everyone on earth needs God's forgiveness and grace that is in Jesus Christ. Everyone needs to repent to inherit the kingdom of God. Should he have said what he did? No, but he is human too. As Christians we do not have a right, we are not entitled, to voice every opinion we have. Craig Groeschel used this scripture in his message about gossip. Ephesians 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, so that it may benefit those who listen. Even if it is true it doesn't always need to be said. Even if the Constit ...
My journey of walking with Christ is almost 3 months old now and I am no genius when it comes to Christianity but my opinions are just that my opinions only, not my churches, my works, my friends or my families just mine! If someone put a gun to my head and said vote yes or no on legalizing *** marriage what would I vote? I would vote, Yes! Your probably like you can't do that you follow Christ! I would say your right but unless my name is God, I will not judge anyone for their sins! I will not discriminate anyone based on who they like, the color of their skin, what they believe, etc. Yes, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 says homosexuality is a sin, as well as worshipping idols, lustful thinking, theft, greed, drunkard, and insulting others... Now, Have you ever chased money, women, or anything other than God? I have ✔️ Ever stolen? Yep, ✔️ Ever been drunk? Mmmhmm, ✔️ Ever had lustful thoughts? ✔️✔️ So what makes my sin any different than anyone else's sin? Nothing! I support what Phil said beca ...
For Christmas I want money, giftcards,(Wawa, Barnes & Noble, Dunkin Donuts) and the books Grace by Max Lucado, Counterfeit Gods by Timothy Keller, or The Christian Atheist or Altar Ego by Craig Groeschel.
"If we never identify the lies and replace them with truth, we'll forever crave a healthy life on a diet of poison and always wonder why we are sick." Soul Detox, Craig Groeschel
You have no idea what a single, simple act of obedience will bring into your life. The Savior of the world came when two regular people said yes to God. There were no instructions on how to complete their task. How did they raise the Son of God? But through that simple act of obedience, the greatest act of God was brought into human history. What will He do with your simple act of obedience? Obeying God is our job...results are His." Craig Groeschel
"Outcome is God's responsibility, obedience is yours." -Craig Groeschel
Two great books on sale for $2.99 each on the Kindle store right now: "Plan B: What to Do When God Doesn't Show Up the Way You Thought He Would" by Pete Wilson (Christian Athiest: When You Believe In God But Live As If He Doesn't Exist" by Craig Groeschel (
We are called to build God's Kingdom, not our church. - Craig Groeschel
You don't have to understand completely to obey completely. ~Craig Groeschel
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