The Secret to Spiritual Success, Part 1

by Greg Laurie on May 14, 2023

Sermon Notes

Join us this week as Pastor Greg Laurie continues our Timeless series with a brand new message called “The Secret to Spiritual Success, Part 1.”


  • Only God can change the human heart, but at the same time, only I can believe.
  • If we choose to follow God, He will give us everything we need to succeed.

To spiritually succeed, you must study and love Scripture.

  • Success or failure in the Christian life depends on how much of the Bible we get into our hearts and minds on a daily basis and how obedient we are to it.
  • Hungry children are healthy children.
  • “Revive me according to Your Word.”   Psalm 119:25
  • A successful Christian will always be a Bible-studying Christian.
  • “The Bible is alive, it speaks to me; it has feet, it runs after me; it has hands, it lays hold of me.” —Martin Luther
  • It is in Scripture and Scripture alone that we find absolute truth; and it is from this truth that we find our worldview.
  • The early church focused on Scripture.

To succeed spiritually, we must trust the authority of Scripture.

  • There is no fake news in the Bible, just Good News!
  • Scripture is perfect, meaning “whole, complete, sufficient.”
  • The Bible is God’s infallible Word!

The Word of God transforms us.

  • The Bible is for people who have some sense of desperation about where they are in life.
  • The Bible is for people who don’t have all the answers; and this is why we need to memorize Scripture.

The Word of God gives us incredible wisdom.

  • God’s Word is perfect, it transforms us, and makes us wise.
  • The Word of God is right, and anything that contradicts it is wrong!
  • Keeping the Word of God makes you happy.
  • You can have a happy life without sin.
  • The Bible tells me God sent a Savior!


  • 2 Peter 1:3
  • Joshua 1:8
  • 1 Peter 2:2
  • Acts 2:16–17
  • Acts 2:42
  • Psalm 19:7–11
  • Psalm 19:7
  • Psalm 119:11

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