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Fresh update on "greg" discussed on Marketplace

Marketplace

00:35 sec | 11 min ago

Fresh update on "greg" discussed on Marketplace

"Alina Salyut NPR news Texas is now the largest state to lift its mask mandate intended to prevent the spread of Corona virus that's already killed more than 42,000 Texans, speaking from a crowded room where many folks surrounding him We're not wearing masks. Republican Governor Greg Abbott says Removing the order does not in personal responsibility. Haven't faced sharp criticism from his party over the mandate, even during the worst outbreaks of the pandemic. Stocks finished lower on Wall Street today, the NASDAQ dropped 230 points. This is NPR. Southern California.

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Texas and other states ease COVID-19 rules despite warnings

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 14 min ago

Texas and other states ease COVID-19 rules despite warnings

"Texas is among the states easing coronavirus restrictions governor Greg Abbott announced starting next week in Texas wearing a mask will not be mandatory each person has their own role to play in their own personal safety as well as in the safety of others five no mask requirement there will be no limits on indoor dining in Texas governor Gretchen Whitmer is easing virus rules in Michigan restaurants and bars can operate at fifty percent capacity Louisiana is also loosening the rules so is the city of San Francisco but CDC director Dr Richelle Wilensky has been warning not to risk a new wave of the virus we're not out of the woods coronavirus numbers are still alarmingly high I'm a Donahue

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Fresh "Greg" from Big Al and JoJo

Big Al and JoJo

00:35 min | 13 min ago

Fresh "Greg" from Big Al and JoJo

"Away. News radio time. 3 31 our top story President, Biden says millions of vaccines are on the way now on track to have enough vaccine supply. For every adult in America by the end of May, Governor Pulis says. First school achieved by February 28th We vaccinated 70.7% of people 17 up in Colorado. That's 397,531, Colorado. NSAIDs 17 Up Next stop people Age 60 and up get vaccine starting Friday. In Texas Governor Greg Abbott says they're 100% open. Everybody who wants to work should have that opportunity. Every business that wants to be open should be open. He also dropped the mask mandate for Texas, the Forest Service making plans to reopen hanging Lake on May 1st. It's been closed since the Grizzly Creek fire last August. The Forest Service says hanging like will reopen with the reservation system. Our next news updated four. I'm Cathy Walker on K Away news, radio 8:50, A.m. and 94 when at them now. Check on traffic with John Morrissey. Watch out for the motorcycles. First time I've said that this year. Well, it hasn't been warming up. But today certainly warm. Nothing enforce that. We've gotta crash involving one.

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Montana's Governor Says Conceal-Carry Law Bolsters Self-Defense Rights

Morning Edition

03:31 min | 8 hrs ago

Montana's Governor Says Conceal-Carry Law Bolsters Self-Defense Rights

"Will soon be able to carry concealed firearms on campus without a permit. Yellowstone Public Radio's Kevin traveling reports. Montana State University. Senior Chance kind is on his way out the door of his Bozeman apartment, keys, wallet phone, double checking My knife pens. My pencils Got a Glock has is the case Most times kind is in public. He's carrying a concealed Glock 19 pistol in his jeans. Practically muscle memory for the 22 year old to grab heading out the door. We've interest to get some groceries. Thank you. Yeah, but one place he can't carry a concealed gun, His college campus. At least until June. 1st when the new law goes into effect at state universities, a third generation Montana and from a farm and ranch area kind of grew up around guns. After shopping for groceries, he breaks down in brushes his pistol. Well, looks like we're actually pretty. Clinton's students who carry on campus will need to finish the hunters, education or basic gun safety course. Kind, says he's practice, drawing his pistol in front of his bathroom mirror, something he hasn't had to do for real after carrying for 2.5 years, and I thank God every day for that kind, says his father, a former sheriff's deputy taught him to take care of himself and others to be the first line of defense. In case there's an active shooter situation. For example, you are the hidden protector. You're not looking for a fight. But you're willing to finish it. Montana's new governor, Greg Jean Forte, is a friend to gun rights advocates as the state's first Republican executive and 16 years he's starting to enact long held conservative priorities. The right of the people. Keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. During a bill signing ceremony last week, GM 40 railed against gun control measures recently proposed by President Joe Biden said the new concealed carry law bolster self defense rights. Montana University system, and most Democratic state lawmakers oppose the bill, fearing it could lead to accidents and more students harming themselves on campus. Montana has the nation's third highest suicide rate, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Studies have consistently found that suicide risk increases with access to guns. So this is like the main lobby area where a lot of people like Tonto Hang out. Do homework knew our worries MSU freshman and dorm resident Daisy Cory, who's loving her college experience, but just the thought of someone having a gun in the dining hall when I'm just trying to eat a sandwich. Good morning. That's scary. If there's a dispute, she says she won't feel safe next fall. Knowing students may have guns in the library or one of her philosophy class is their signs on the front door that say no nicotine. No tobacco, But you're allowing 18 year olds have guns who are drinking on the weekends and are living with a bunch of people. It's totally crazy to me, Corey says. Hearing about the concealed carry bill unearthed trauma from her childhood in Colorado and age 13. She says she was playing Jenga alone with a friend when he took his own life with a handgun in front of her. Now. Cory says she's considering transferring from MSU. She's hopeful the Montana University system will challenge the new law in court, but Deputy Commissioner Kevin McRae thinks that's unlikely. Instead, he says, the Board of Regents will probably implemented law with an eye toward the 10 states that currently allow students to carry guns on campus. But even the areas that we look to for best practices there are different nuances that Keep this sort of uncharted water and knew. For example, McCrae says, Montana will be the only state to allow 18 year olds to carry guns in dorms for NPR News and Kevin traveling in Helena.

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Fresh "Greg" from Hammer and Nigel

Hammer and Nigel

00:39 min | 14 min ago

Fresh "Greg" from Hammer and Nigel

"Three W Y PC mobile news on the level on the go response to the people objecting to what they find on the streets of the capital city, Sonny and 44 degrees. It'll be clear and not as cold Tonight. Sunny and warmer tomorrow. I'm Stan Lear. Here's what's trending at 5 30 legislators are making a second attempt to controlling panhandling and Indianapolis Burman. Last year, a federal court blocked the law creating panhandling free zones around businesses and parking meters. The houses voted for Bill focused on aggressive panhandling. Someone who keeps after you or acts threatening could be charged with harassment and face up to three months in jail. Requirement. 93 Wi VC Mobile needed Texas Governor Greg Abbott planning to lift the state's coronavirus restrictions. He made the announcement at Olympic Restaurant this afternoon, saying it was important to let such businesses decide whether they want to be open. The Biden administration has reopened temporary migrant facilities. A surge of unaccompanied Children is arriving on the southern border. Fox is Casey Steagall reports from a facility.

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S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

Courage to Fight Again

34:04 min | 10 hrs ago

S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

"Hey just a quick before we get things kicked off here. I do want to let you know that. There is some strong language throughout this episode so listener discretion is advised. If there's five step process but there's indefinite general over overarching rules that she must consider but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at compeer in the wall and analyzing while i'm analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening pay. Everyone welcome to season six episode. Five of we served now. What it on this podcast. I do my very best to answer the questions. That veterans and their families are all ready asking my name is aaron perkins on the host of this show and the founder of courage to fight again an hour parent organization. I'm also the author of resolve. Which is a step by. Step guide for q the veteran to help you rediscover purpose meaning and passion and your post military life. Today's topic when the show is via a disability. What you need to do to submit it and not just what to do with. How do it bright outta appeal it. Should you appeal that well. That work all those things and more in today's show. I had a chance to sit down with a couple of really great guys who have done their homework on this. They do this kind of thing. Every single day. Greg colton and will simmons and we set down and chat or mojos that hour and a half i had to cut out unfortunately a lot of that conversation but the week to that full interview can click on the link in the show notes. And that'll take you to a form review request access to that whole uncut interview. And you could watch that in its entirety video interviewed. Please please take advantage of that. But for now i'm going to get out of the way. Make this intro as short and sweet as possible and let you hear the part of the show. The part of our conversation that i was able to stick into this episode here fleas. Enjoy my conversation with greg. Colton and wilson's check it out. Well i am here today with two honestly powerhouses in this field talking about increasing eight disability benefits. I'm here with gregg golden easy. Us navy veteran. This guy has twenty five twenty five years of sea level experience in financial technology compliance security investigation. All these things he's worked with numerous law firms used his own experience with the va to build something really cool. And i know he's gonna wanna talk about that more on this show but it's very good to have you on the show today greg. I'm also here with will simmons. He's a us army veteran former va founder. And managing attorney at simmons law. And i gotta tell you. I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable. Duo to answer veterans questions about va a disability benefits. So i want to just say to both you guys. Welcome to we serve now. What oh thank you very much Very happy to be here with you. you know my own experience of five years in the navy and thinking i came out and was was everything was great. You know always young. And i was happy in that aitken painted matter a whole lot. You know then. I got my late forties and early fifties and realized yeah does kind of hurt a little. Bit so yeah. I'm happy to be here with you and Look forward to the conversation. Will everybody will simmons Absolutely happy to talk to you today. About incentive Something near and dear to my heart. china passion play for me Having gone from ten percent disabled the a lump sum of less than eight hundred bucks and a holy shit. Now what am i gonna digress. My life to one hundred percent permanent total my law degree and my mba so There are programs out there to better your life and puts you in a position to dramatically. Change your life for the better and happy to talk about that too. That awesome awesome. Well let's start our conversation today guys with the transition out of the military. Maybe greg we can start with you. Tell me a bit more about your own transition story what you did right what you wish. You would have known things like that sure. Well you know when. I got out of those one clive in the military. I went through paramedic school in my last year in the military. So i was busy guy for you know. Fourteen sixteen months in the last days in the military. I was also going to civilian paramedic school. So i didn't sleep in as i got out. I worked as a paramedic and did fine. And then i realized that really didn't make a whole heck of a lot of money for all of the responsibilities that i had and that i wanted to do more but i wasn't quite sure how to do. And if i if. I known then what i know now. I would have in fact on to law school however i was a single parent of a two year old and a five year old and i did that for more than fifteen years and i can assure you that. There's nothing fun about going full time college and also trying to get You know to be a good parent and to provide the income necessary and i had that entrepreneurial spirit and i wanted to grow in in and have a big business that that was bringing the wealth i wanted and building it from my retirement and it just There wasn't a lot of of a maps out there. Do this do this do this do this. And through twenty five years of experience. I figured it out and and we've done well and i'm in. I'm thrilled with my past. The navy taught me so much about responsibility and accountability and and those are certainly tenants to be an entrepreneur. No question about it but there was no road map. There was no getting out of the military. Didn't here's your step plans being successful on your own It was it was really hard. So i'm glad to be your health. Talk about that in the journey Will tell us about you and your journey. It was definitely a different Yeah absolutely so i was. How do i even begin this When i joined the military. I joined in forty days. Forty five days before nine. Eleven and I was an architecture student at the time. Indiana national guard kind of do a my weekend. Warriors thing and In after nine. Eleven i i just couldn't physically sit there and design buildings that we're gonna be used to blow people and caused devastation. I wanted to change that. And so i went active duty and went to school and in sadly my entire time in the military was was spent in school one school to the next and in one of those schools. I got banged up. Injured prior to going getting acceptance to west point from enlisted to the academy so i went to west point for two years while i was there. Got my injury that i sustained during active duty. The kid exacerbated to the point that i could no longer sir and unceremoniously. I went home with a ten percent disability. Seven seven hundred eighty bucks or something like that. Night came from west point to sit on my parents. Couch i legitimately want to move. I didn't even know your podcast existed until last week but eyesight. Now what what the heck am i gonna do the rest of my life. I had zero idea. I went from the premier leadership institute in the world to not knowing. I didn't know what the heck did so I decided that applied at schools Just just keep the ball moving and Quickly went to indiana university. Got into the business. School in really just fell in love with entrepreneurship and i let that passion takeover You know my healing process from you. Know both physical and emotional fiercely all of it. I needed to mend myself after coming out of the military. And it's a hell of a won't talk to make that work but Anyway yeah i mean. The transition was man. I don i even describe the transition with it was so unbelievably difficult. It shouldn't need to in needed to be a conversation with a counselor commonality military that said you know. What do you want. do the rest of your life. This is the direction you go and go. Do it can i. It was a lot of soul searching to find. It ought to be honest. But now i've been imagined doing anything else. Couldn't imagine sitting my day any other way when i do and holy shit i get paid for it. I mean oh my god. That's the best. The best thing in the world i completely agree with you will on on that. Come out and you're just in this hot this this song in this hayes in your you have so little direction and even if you had a career counselor to try to talk to you. I don't know if it's just you don't know what you're doing in life because you're so mean you don't stand different concepts yet but man you're just lost wandering out there in and Yeah i grabbed me by accident eck and smack me up a little bit. I do right by sagar i absolutely. I think if there's one thing that i absolutely did right was i I jumped head head on into school and education and building might tool set. Because i wasn't relying solely on the things that i learned in the military to to be jumping off point. I realized i had a heck of a lot of catching up to do. And and that's where the education started for me And obviously i didn't quit. And in fact i found a way to make sure that i didn't have to pay for which was really you know that was. The true transition story was okay. Hang on a second Your bettering yourself. And you're getting somebody else. Pay the bill. This this is something should write a book about Because a lot of that cedeno that hidden. I mean that was one of my biggest struggles was coming out and being twenty five seven a two year old and a five year old that i was literally racing by myself and i was taking eighteen credit hours Getting my degree in biochemistry with minor in english lit. And i you know eighteen credit hours trying to take care to five hundred worked at the same time you know you can get loans and all the rest of it but if you don't have a good nation in what's possible. I had no idea. I was eligible for vote. Rehab you know. When i went i had gi bill and believe it or not. The college never applied the gi bill. I paid for everything out of my own. And even though i was eligible for the gi. Bill is all the time it's really sad is what it comes down to that. We have the capability had had. I recognized what was was there army. And i recognize these benefits. Were there than i could have slowed down and cast in my kids. Now's a roof over their head and not had trying to kill myself to get through it in a short period of time And it would have changed the trajectory of my life. I you know. I watched medical school. Go out the door. Because i couldn't do an internship and be a single parent and i couldn't do medical school and be a single parent. Too young kids had. I had those benefits and recognized that they were available to me. I could have done more. I could've figure things out that's not bad. I mean i. I love where i'm at today but it could have been so much easier. Had i known about all the benefits that are out there. Not just disability. But is as you're talking about. Well the both rehab and the gi bill and things don't get taken advantage of profitable now. I was just gonna say we. We actually just talked about that. I think it was in the last episode about gi bill and how you can leverage it with the Volk rehab well. Vr program now but Leverage that you know those two you know really great benefits to you get further education. Everything i know when i got out You know. I'm sitting in the end of the transition not unit but are transitioning out processing briefings. Right and they're telling us about the va. I knew zero about the. Va except that veterans. Go to the. Va that's really all. I knew about it and they and they told us like. Hey go to the hospital like on post go hospital get your medical records and take him upstairs. Because i had a v. Va office fort hood. They had a. Va office up. Like start for a said okay. Cool and so. I took them and they said okay. Cool we got your medical records like okay to me. It was just another task. I had. I literally had no idea that i was submitting my va. Disability claim audios. Like somebody told me to give you these. I guess this is how i get officially into the va and become a veteran so to speak at someone like your most crucial claim and there you are getting pushed by the system through their said that you're not on purpose fan. That was done on purpose for years and years. And call me a conspiracy theorist or whatever but the truth of the matter is this is mon mon Insurance company pan out benefits and they've got an minimize this as much as far as sharing and you know the the the the hard part was to that by the time i did my first what do you call that first. Compensation exam with the with the doctor or the nurse practitioner. Whatever she was I'm still in tough guy mode. I'm still like yeah. Her s- i'm good. I can you know. I'm sure i can just suck it up for a little while. I didn't realize it's supposed to go there and just be blatantly. Honest like holy crap. This hurts this hurts. This hurts and i can't do this anymore. And i just went. I was like no. This is fine. Do you have anything no. i'm fine. no i'm good. I had no. I d like there was no. There's no plan there's no. There's no one at that point in the transition to to really tell me. Hey this is what you should be doing. This is the level of scrutiny. That they're going to look at your. Va claim with and this is the level of of intensity you need to put to it when you submit it so we can talk about that a little bit like what. What was your guys. Experience with The va disability claims program. I i know with mine drag. Mom i was cormon and i and i was I was one of the supervisors of the ambulance service in and they will. Hospital orlando in the training center training center there and when i sat down out processing with personnel. I still to this day. Remember sitting down at that gray metal desk. And here's somebody that's not much older than me on the other side of the desk in. They're typing out my dvd fourteen. And they're asking me different questions on a checklist and you know how many problems not have any problems you know. Got both of my legs. I got both my arms You know i can hear you talking fine which goes exactly to the point. You're making aaron. And i don't think it was bravado on my side is much as not understanding to transition process and the purpose of the questions being asked as they apply to me in my future not to mention. Let's let's young. Were coming from the military where it's shut the hell up in suck it up. Well it's not only that pervasiveness in the military will absolutely but there's a pervasiveness in the medical side on top of that of we don't go to call unless we are on death's doorstep i had owns and you know i'm i'm urinating blood. I went to the er. I was terrified. I didn't know anything about kidney. Stones about point. I tell you when you look down. Ten o'clock at night and the toilet bowl is you're ready to go to bed. You see bright red blood. You're going to the er right now when they didn't ask me about that as i al processed. I didn't recognize that. The jimmy stones that my kidneys continued to put out than started in the military. Were something that should have been taking care of for in evaluating before on the disability side. And so you know as as a cormon. My knees hurt my back. Hurt dr a are you know my gird. hey dot. Can you write me. Something for this. Ensures tagamet for this there was never any documentation. It was me and my buddy. The doctor who wrote something if i wanted it or b who went to the cabinet and opened up and took out the a hundred older motrin. It took it myself just like i told my fellow shipmates to do or the. You know the marine corps guys that i worked with to do so i mean there was a pervasiveness medicine on top of. What will we say about. The pervasiveness of we have a missions. Do the military. Our mission is to get the dadgum job done. Every single time is not to be standing in sakala. Whine about how this hurts. Don't it well. i'm sorry. I didn't mean now. You know. i think it's for me. I was you know i dealt with something that i deal with. Almost every with almost every veteran client that deal with. It's it's it's a pervasive problem. That every better needs to know you're going to be under compensated for some of your disabilities and you're gonna be overcompensated for some disabilities and when you're coming out of service and you get med boarded for something you know for me. I was hellbent on getting my chest fix chest and backs back rated properly in even though chefs in particular the maximum benefit. I could ever get no matter how hard i tried and no matter what i did was ten percent no matter what so yourself the net absolutely ruined my military career. That is only gonna ever pay me ten percent. I'm sitting. you're banging my head against the wall for at least five years fighting that fight when there was literally nothing i could do. I had to learn the system the right way you gotta do end arounds and connect everything possible to this in order to make sure that your stated appropriately for the actual shit that you're dealing against off that took years to figure out when you don't have somebody holding your hand through the through the that's really true. I mean in my case. I knew the was there that can provides healthcare benefits. But i had a job. I had healthcare benefits. I didn't mean to be a and i correctly and incorrectly depending on how you look at it. I wanted that benefit to be more available my fellow brethren who actually needed it and couldn't make it private healthcare good private healthcare because the. Va does a as much as they get. Beaten up in the news over. they do. Try very hard. You've healthcare Chewed the veterans other. They can't do better but it's not because they're trying to do that. And so i wanted that that benefit of healthcare to be availed more available. My brother and i never looked into. It wasn't until we want to buy a house and property. You're in texas the realtor said. So what's your your disability rating. And which i giggled including talking about and she goes well with your own. You won't have a fun in fee in taxes. You will either of your property taxes reduced or abated completely if you have disability and i said i don't have any disability. I have both my legs and lower. Did she said idiot. I've known you long time. And i know your kidney stone started in service. I know you're back. Problems started from when you were. Emc girl medic in the military in the military. How can you not have this ability rating. And i wasn't out looking for the money. I was making okay money so i never went searching for those benefits and you know that makes that much more difficult woken. Tell you when you're now twenty. Five years ho service. And the g jared processes are really starting to kick in that began in the military to then through this this connection. It would be much easier on him and i if we get the veteran. Who's diagnosed in service with my backers a bit. You know. I have a strain. I have whatever that turns into severe Disabling degenerative disk disease or herniation in those sorts of things. It'd be so much easier if those that are ins new on the way out. I need a copy of my medical records. I need diagnosis in the military. I need imaging. Studies are is cat. Scans whatever to show this. Something started in the military. Because we can tie that together much more easily absolutely and i think with the be. Dd program the benefits Direct delivery program that the provides This new system. I'm helping quite a bit of Servicemembers transition out of the military the contact meteorology and they want help going through their initial claim. You know it's something that You know you can't charge for it's a you know it's a. It's a pro bono thing but the end of the day were taken bets. Soldiers vets who are transitioning out on their first you know their initial claim walking out of the room with a ninety percent. Walk on service. Now we're sitting here fighting on. You know that most important ten percent on the backside to get you to the hundred percent but we're a heck of a lot closer than that thirty percent of the twenty percent that you're getting when you're walking out of there like a hero like you and i are all of us did back at our generation you know there's various services connection is an art. It is not a science. It is an art all day long you. There are ways to stack disabilities on top of each other to maximize your coins. And if you do not know what you are doing you are doing it wrong here. What it takes strength or something. We said to will as a process that that is like everything else that all veterans doing the military. There's a procedure. Here's your procedure. One five and the average veteran doesn't understand it is a legal process. There are statutes. The congress is there are regulations that implement those statues that the va is put out is a legal process and it involves medicine so it's a combination of the legal side in the medical side and the average joe out there doesn't understand the law at that level and doesn't understand medicine at that level to connect all of this stuff together both legally and medically right and so let's dive into the details a little bit of that initial. Va disparity claim you know. Will you talk about it. Being an art and greg you talked about it being a legal proceeding. Is there even a three step. Five step nine step seventeen step process. That veterans can look at and say. Okay here's what i need to do. And here's how. I need to submit that claim. I don't know if there's a five step process but there's definite general over overarching rules that you must consider and And i think most important if i could say This is your kids Number one takeaway take notes Holy shit do. Not shotgun approach your. Va clays do not claim. Every single fingernail do not claim every single to- fungus. It's not gonna get you paid number one and number two. It's going to paint you in a corner so bad no attorney can get you out of just because you have dirty your file. You're talking about non attorneys who are adjudicating legal cases. These people do not practice law. They are practicing what they feel in. Our job is to show what disability looks like as plainly as possible so that we can either capitalize on that person's Motive to assist the veteran or To somehow paint over bad in a file because you absolutely are are leaving a trail of tears when you are claiming a shotgun approach to your to your veterans claims Number step is only claimed things that you are legally entitled to claim so it's going to require a little bit of research on your part to know what you're entitled to but that's that's my claim to everybody number one only clean things that you're entitled Because once you start claiming things that you're not entitled to the most important thing that you can not lose that you just gave away is your a benefit of the doubt that fifty percent and when it's as least as likely as not it's you're full of shit and you're claiming everything under the sun You just lost your fifty percent when it comes to the thing that's going to get you hundred percent. Yeah i think all take off on that in a little bit of of education. The vast majority of raiders as will can tell you are veterans. They want to help their fellow veterans. That's why they get that job. However the vast majority are not attorneys and just like we were talking about procedures few minutes ago. That's what they do. They have a manual called the young twenty one one and it is a procedure manual. They claim they step through the procedures. Won- jews hyperlink year like there for five six hyperlink there is. I wish it was. It's not to say there isn't some feeling in it. I mean there there is they are the trier of fact they get to be the arbitrator in adjudicate the claim but they do get that interpretation on their side in trying to decide. What's right and what's wrong is disconnected is not but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at line compeer in the law analyzing walleye analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening. No they are now providing a claim. You know it's transitioning to the other point. He made a providing claims that are not shotgun that you're entitled to. What does that mean rethinks. You have a current diagnosis. You have continuity of your condition meaning you. didn't you know. Get a bruise in boot camp. In your thirty years later. Trying to to say i have a problem. You have to be able to document the progression so he is a little bit different than degenerative disk disease that you may have had back pain and service but it didn't really degenerate until a certain point but then it kept getting worse and worse document how it kept getting worse and worse documented in a law whether it's a blood pressure log a headache log of that in law document the continuity of that condition and the third component of that is the next service. How did that. How did service relate to your claim. It didn't have to 'cause it. You could had a car accident while you were stationed florida. That caused an injury service. Puts you in florida. Therefore that disability the you weren't combat got shot and you got that disability but it's still considered service connected because the military had you stationed there so it's not causation. Its relation to. But if you don't have continuity veterans lose every time is you know. Oh i had this. Bigger hangnail. And i had this. This shotgun approach. Yes but that's not a chronic condition. It's a one time edition. Thank you so much will and greg and has been so great heavy on the show. This has been absolutely amazing. we will share some next steps with our audience in the show notes as we don't have time to cover today but this has been so so great guys. I cannot wait to publish this here in just a few days once we get through the very long process. Now because we've been on here for almost an hour and a half. Oh man what get through this very low process of you know post producing this but This has been really great. I know i've learned a lot. No doubt our listeners have learned a lot. Thank you guys so much for coming on the show really really enjoyed having you absolutely are i would not try and in a motor selves doll. But there's more information both in blogs articles that are on our websites on the im l. a. r. dot com their blogs articles about all his unstuffy also webinars that the media von normal basis. That has a lot of money on and join this martin. I'm ask questions where you're to help end. Try and elton's many veterans hand and your minds and you'll get them guys. Make yourselves better absolutely. I wish i wish. I got a website to promote them in the middle of fixing it right now so Sadly i've got a lotta latin or the we're working on that Were growing like crazy. This last year and a half. It's been unbelievable in worth To do a little self promotion where we're entirely. We're all veteran. were were all disabled vets. For all young where he's All worked on the inside. Su know how all the systems work so there we'd and accurately communicate with the that's how we run a different off practice than everybody else who's We what these guys who they're fighting against and there's a alive easier way that i hope you've enjoyed this segment of the interview. Now to listen to the full interview click on the lincoln the show notes fill out that form and we will email that link directly to you again until next time. Thanks for listening. We served now. What is a production of courage to fight again.

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Fresh update on "greg" discussed on Rick Roberts

Rick Roberts

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Fresh update on "greg" discussed on Rick Roberts

"Dot com Five news talking 20 w P A P D Amanda's in for the vacationing Rick Roberts and, yes, indeed not vacation with Rick Roberts. I apologize for that. He is, of course, recovering from his surgery. I am pulling up in trying to monitor some of this audio from Governor Greg Abbott is we've been speaking about the last two hours. He has now decided the governors decided to open up Texas Praise Jesus. At least most people. That's what they're saying. No more mask mandates. No more business restrictions, at least at the state level. If you do own a business or one of your favorite businesses may still decide. That they want to implement their own mask mandates. But as far as the governor is concerned, yeah, we don't need to have a mask mandate. Here's what he had to say. Give businesses want to limit capacity or implement additional safety protocols. They have the right to do so it is their business and they get to choose to operate their business the way they want to. He also says the county judges can pretty much do what they want. Just in case we start to see that surge or an uptick in hospitals. Covert hospitalizations in any of the 22 hospital regions in Texas, rise above 15% of the hospital bed capacity in that region for seven straight days. Then a county judge in that region may use covert mitigation strategies in their county, all right, And ultimately, though he says that local officials They are concerned. Some local officials are concerned about lifting restrictions. So listen, I know that some local officials are concerned that opening the state 100% Could lead to a worsening of covert in their communities. By executive order addresses that concern Yeah, and again, it's just from the previous audio pike if there is an uptick in hospitalizations Then local officials can do whatever they feel necessary to deal with the upsurge in covert cases. Here's the thing, though. I believe, you know, my bold prediction is not really a bold prediction. I think we know that the number of cases of the Corona virus will go up with the lessening of restrictions, and that is something that we've seen. That's been very consistent since this whole thing began. To me. More and more opening up means that we're going to have more and more people that will build up the antibodies and we'll get more of a man. Actualized immunity. You couple that with the people that have decided that they will get the vaccinations, and then we will ultimately have What they call herd immunity, so at least for me, and I've been talking about the problems with the depths of despair and the overreaction to the coronavirus for A long time now and so for me this simply put does not come too soon because this is a day that we have all been waiting for for a long time, especially by the way. Especially business owners, because it is those business owners that have really been dealing with the coronavirus lockdowns and also people who have jobs and have seen their jobs go away. People have been on furloughs. I mean all of those things. We have been dealing with and experiencing and talking about right here on WB AP So is elated as I am and is elated. There's a lot of folks are there some people that vehemently disagree like Marcia? Line five in Denton on WB Ape. Marsha Go ahead. Thanks for calling in Yes, well, let me start by saying I'm a big Greg Abbott saying, But I was disappointed in him today. I think it's too soon to lift the mask mandate now, the lifting of restrictions on businesses. I'm okay with that. But, you know, I think maybe waiting another six weeks or so to see if the cases continue to go down and that'll be after spring break, You know, I just think that It's too soon to list the mask mandate, and I just don't understand why people think it's so horrible to wear masks, you know, unless you have an actual health issue that prevent you from doing that or something, if it would help to protect us for a while longer. I mean, we not everyone has had a chance to be vaccinated. And plus, we really don't even know That much about the vaccines. You know how long they're effective when they become effective, So I was just disappointed that he felt I think pressure to lift the masked man data's well see Marshall part of the problem. That we have is that you know, the question will be. When is it ever going to be okay or quote unquote safe to lift the the mask mandate or the overall restrictions? I'm hearing from people who are finding that social media They're saying that even the restrictions are right now we should be opening up. You know these bars with in restaurants and businesses without restrictions. There's some people that still feel Like we should have the restrictions on businesses. So it is my question would be to those people. Well, if not now, when I mean, how how? What point is enough is enough. But you know you bring up by believe some very valid points number one. Why not wait until After spring break that, I would say is a valid point. I would disagree, but it's a valid point and number two As far as the mask mandates go, what I would say is, and I've been going through these all afternoon. The mass mandates. I don't believe that they've been working. I mean, we we have these masks and I've been given these these percentages all day. The only mask that really, really works. Is those and 95..

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S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

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S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

"Hey just a quick before we get things kicked off here. I do want to let you know that. There is some strong language throughout this episode so listener discretion is advised. If there's five step process but there's indefinite general over overarching rules that she must consider but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at compeer in the wall and analyzing while i'm analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening pay. Everyone welcome to season six episode. Five of we served now. What it on this podcast. I do my very best to answer the questions. That veterans and their families are all ready asking my name is aaron perkins on the host of this show and the founder of courage to fight again an hour parent organization. I'm also the author of resolve. Which is a step by. Step guide for q the veteran to help you rediscover purpose meaning and passion and your post military life. Today's topic when the show is via a disability. What you need to do to submit it and not just what to do with. How do it bright outta appeal it. Should you appeal that well. That work all those things and more in today's show. I had a chance to sit down with a couple of really great guys who have done their homework on this. They do this kind of thing. Every single day. Greg colton and will simmons and we set down and chat or mojos that hour and a half i had to cut out unfortunately a lot of that conversation but the week to that full interview can click on the link in the show notes. And that'll take you to a form review request access to that whole uncut interview. And you could watch that in its entirety video interviewed. Please please take advantage of that. But for now i'm going to get out of the way. Make this intro as short and sweet as possible and let you hear the part of the show. The part of our conversation that i was able to stick into this episode here fleas. Enjoy my conversation with greg. Colton and wilson's check it out. Well i am here today with two honestly powerhouses in this field talking about increasing eight disability benefits. I'm here with gregg golden easy. Us navy veteran. This guy has twenty five twenty five years of sea level experience in financial technology compliance security investigation. All these things he's worked with numerous law firms used his own experience with the va to build something really cool. And i know he's gonna wanna talk about that more on this show but it's very good to have you on the show today greg. I'm also here with will simmons. He's a us army veteran former va founder. And managing attorney at simmons law. And i gotta tell you. I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable. Duo to answer veterans questions about va a disability benefits. So i want to just say to both you guys. Welcome to we serve now. What oh thank you very much Very happy to be here with you. you know my own experience of five years in the navy and thinking i came out and was was everything was great. You know always young. And i was happy in that aitken painted matter a whole lot. You know then. I got my late forties and early fifties and realized yeah does kind of hurt a little. Bit so yeah. I'm happy to be here with you and Look forward to the conversation. Will everybody will simmons Absolutely happy to talk to you today. About incentive Something near and dear to my heart. china passion play for me Having gone from ten percent disabled the a lump sum of less than eight hundred bucks and a holy shit. Now what am i gonna digress. My life to one hundred percent permanent total my law degree and my mba so There are programs out there to better your life and puts you in a position to dramatically. Change your life for the better and happy to talk about that too. That awesome awesome. Well let's start our conversation today guys with the transition out of the military. Maybe greg we can start with you. Tell me a bit more about your own transition story what you did right what you wish. You would have known things like that sure. Well you know when. I got out of those one clive in the military. I went through paramedic school in my last year in the military. So i was busy guy for you know. Fourteen sixteen months in the last days in the military. I was also going to civilian paramedic school. So i didn't sleep in as i got out. I worked as a paramedic and did fine. And then i realized that really didn't make a whole heck of a lot of money for all of the responsibilities that i had and that i wanted to do more but i wasn't quite sure how to do. And if i if. I known then what i know now. I would have in fact on to law school however i was a single parent of a two year old and a five year old and i did that for more than fifteen years and i can assure you that. There's nothing fun about going full time college and also trying to get You know to be a good parent and to provide the income necessary and i had that entrepreneurial spirit and i wanted to grow in in and have a big business that that was bringing the wealth i wanted and building it from my retirement and it just There wasn't a lot of of a maps out there. Do this do this do this do this. And through twenty five years of experience. I figured it out and and we've done well and i'm in. I'm thrilled with my past. The navy taught me so much about responsibility and accountability and and those are certainly tenants to be an entrepreneur. No question about it but there was no road map. There was no getting out of the military. Didn't here's your step plans being successful on your own It was it was really hard. So i'm glad to be your health. Talk about that in the journey Will tell us about you and your journey. It was definitely a different Yeah absolutely so i was. How do i even begin this When i joined the military. I joined in forty days. Forty five days before nine. Eleven and I was an architecture student at the time. Indiana national guard kind of do a my weekend. Warriors thing and In after nine. Eleven i i just couldn't physically sit there and design buildings that we're gonna be used to blow people and caused devastation. I wanted to change that. And so i went active duty and went to school and in sadly my entire time in the military was was spent in school one school to the next and in one of those schools. I got banged up. Injured prior to going getting acceptance to west point from enlisted to the academy so i went to west point for two years while i was there. Got my injury that i sustained during active duty. The kid exacerbated to the point that i could no longer sir and unceremoniously. I went home with a ten percent disability. Seven seven hundred eighty bucks or something like that. Night came from west point to sit on my parents. Couch i legitimately want to move. I didn't even know your podcast existed until last week but eyesight. Now what what the heck am i gonna do the rest of my life. I had zero idea. I went from the premier leadership institute in the world to not knowing. I didn't know what the heck did so I decided that applied at schools Just just keep the ball moving and Quickly went to indiana university. Got into the business. School in really just fell in love with entrepreneurship and i let that passion takeover You know my healing process from you. Know both physical and emotional fiercely all of it. I needed to mend myself after coming out of the military. And it's a hell of a won't talk to make that work but Anyway yeah i mean. The transition was man. I don i even describe the transition with it was so unbelievably difficult. It shouldn't need to in needed to be a conversation with a counselor commonality military that said you know. What do you want. do the rest of your life. This is the direction you go and go. Do it can i. It was a lot of soul searching to find. It ought to be honest. But now i've been imagined doing anything else. Couldn't imagine sitting my day any other way when i do and holy shit i get paid for it. I mean oh my god. That's the best. The best thing in the world i completely agree with you will on on that. Come out and you're just in this hot this this song in this hayes in your you have so little direction and even if you had a career counselor to try to talk to you. I don't know if it's just you don't know what you're doing in life because you're so mean you don't stand different concepts yet but man you're just lost wandering out there in and Yeah i grabbed me by accident eck and smack me up a little bit. I do right by sagar i absolutely. I think if there's one thing that i absolutely did right was i I jumped head head on into school and education and building might tool set. Because i wasn't relying solely on the things that i learned in the military to to be jumping off point. I realized i had a heck of a lot of catching up to do. And and that's where the education started for me And obviously i didn't quit. And in fact i found a way to make sure that i didn't have to pay for which was really you know that was. The true transition story was okay. Hang on a second Your bettering yourself. And you're getting somebody else. Pay the bill. This this is something should write a book about Because a lot of that cedeno that hidden. I mean that was one of my biggest struggles was coming out and being twenty five seven a two year old and a five year old that i was literally racing by myself and i was taking eighteen credit hours Getting my degree in biochemistry with minor in english lit. And i you know eighteen credit hours trying to take care to five hundred worked at the same time you know you can get loans and all the rest of it but if you don't have a good nation in what's possible. I had no idea. I was eligible for vote. Rehab you know. When i went i had gi bill and believe it or not. The college never applied the gi bill. I paid for everything out of my own. And even though i was eligible for the gi. Bill is all the time it's really sad is what it comes down to that. We have the capability had had. I recognized what was was there army. And i recognize these benefits. Were there than i could have slowed down and cast in my kids. Now's a roof over their head and not had trying to kill myself to get through it in a short period of time And it would have changed the trajectory of my life. I you know. I watched medical school. Go out the door. Because i couldn't do an internship and be a single parent and i couldn't do medical school and be a single parent. Too young kids had. I had those benefits and recognized that they were available to me. I could have done more. I could've figure things out that's not bad. I mean i. I love where i'm at today but it could have been so much easier. Had i known about all the benefits that are out there. Not just disability. But is as you're talking about. Well the both rehab and the gi bill and things don't get taken advantage of profitable now. I was just gonna say we. We actually just talked about that. I think it was in the last episode about gi bill and how you can leverage it with the Volk rehab well. Vr program now but Leverage that you know those two you know really great benefits to you get further education. Everything i know when i got out You know. I'm sitting in the end of the transition not unit but are transitioning out processing briefings. Right and they're telling us about the va. I knew zero about the. Va except that veterans. Go to the. Va that's really all. I knew about it and they and they told us like. Hey go to the hospital like on post go hospital get your medical records and take him upstairs. Because i had a v. Va office fort hood. They had a. Va office up. Like start for a said okay. Cool and so. I took them and they said okay. Cool we got your medical records like okay to me. It was just another task. I had. I literally had no idea that i was submitting my va. Disability claim audios. Like somebody told me to give you these. I guess this is how i get officially into the va and become a veteran so to speak at someone like your most crucial claim and there you are getting pushed by the system through their said that you're not on purpose fan. That was done on purpose for years and years. And call me a conspiracy theorist or whatever but the truth of the matter is this is mon mon Insurance company pan out benefits and they've got an minimize this as much as far as sharing and you know the the the the hard part was to that by the time i did my first what do you call that first. Compensation exam with the with the doctor or the nurse practitioner. Whatever she was I'm still in tough guy mode. I'm still like yeah. Her s- i'm good. I can you know. I'm sure i can just suck it up for a little while. I didn't realize it's supposed to go there and just be blatantly. Honest like holy crap. This hurts this hurts. This hurts and i can't do this anymore. And i just went. I was like no. This is fine. Do you have anything no. i'm fine. no i'm good. I had no. I d like there was no. There's no plan there's no. There's no one at that point in the transition to to really tell me. Hey this is what you should be doing. This is the level of scrutiny. That they're going to look at your. Va claim with and this is the level of of intensity you need to put to it when you submit it so we can talk about that a little bit like what. What was your guys. Experience with The va disability claims program. I i know with mine drag. Mom i was cormon and i and i was I was one of the supervisors of the ambulance service in and they will. Hospital orlando in the training center training center there and when i sat down out processing with personnel. I still to this day. Remember sitting down at that gray metal desk. And here's somebody that's not much older than me on the other side of the desk in. They're typing out my dvd fourteen. And they're asking me different questions on a checklist and you know how many problems not have any problems you know. Got both of my legs. I got both my arms You know i can hear you talking fine which goes exactly to the point. You're making aaron. And i don't think it was bravado on my side is much as not understanding to transition process and the purpose of the questions being asked as they apply to me in my future not to mention. Let's let's young. Were coming from the military where it's shut the hell up in suck it up. Well it's not only that pervasiveness in the military will absolutely but there's a pervasiveness in the medical side on top of that of we don't go to call unless we are on death's doorstep i had owns and you know i'm i'm urinating blood. I went to the er. I was terrified. I didn't know anything about kidney. Stones about point. I tell you when you look down. Ten o'clock at night and the toilet bowl is you're ready to go to bed. You see bright red blood. You're going to the er right now when they didn't ask me about that as i al processed. I didn't recognize that. The jimmy stones that my kidneys continued to put out than started in the military. Were something that should have been taking care of for in evaluating before on the disability side. And so you know as as a cormon. My knees hurt my back. Hurt dr a are you know my gird. hey dot. Can you write me. Something for this. Ensures tagamet for this there was never any documentation. It was me and my buddy. The doctor who wrote something if i wanted it or b who went to the cabinet and opened up and took out the a hundred older motrin. It took it myself just like i told my fellow shipmates to do or the. You know the marine corps guys that i worked with to do so i mean there was a pervasiveness medicine on top of. What will we say about. The pervasiveness of we have a missions. Do the military. Our mission is to get the dadgum job done. Every single time is not to be standing in sakala. Whine about how this hurts. Don't it well. i'm sorry. I didn't mean now. You know. i think it's for me. I was you know i dealt with something that i deal with. Almost every with almost every veteran client that deal with. It's it's it's a pervasive problem. That every better needs to know you're going to be under compensated for some of your disabilities and you're gonna be overcompensated for some disabilities and when you're coming out of service and you get med boarded for something you know for me. I was hellbent on getting my chest fix chest and backs back rated properly in even though chefs in particular the maximum benefit. I could ever get no matter how hard i tried and no matter what i did was ten percent no matter what so yourself the net absolutely ruined my military career. That is only gonna ever pay me ten percent. I'm sitting. you're banging my head against the wall for at least five years fighting that fight when there was literally nothing i could do. I had to learn the system the right way you gotta do end arounds and connect everything possible to this in order to make sure that your stated appropriately for the actual shit that you're dealing against off that took years to figure out when you don't have somebody holding your hand through the through the that's really true. I mean in my case. I knew the was there that can provides healthcare benefits. But i had a job. I had healthcare benefits. I didn't mean to be a and i correctly and incorrectly depending on how you look at it. I wanted that benefit to be more available my fellow brethren who actually needed it and couldn't make it private healthcare good private healthcare because the. Va does a as much as they get. Beaten up in the news over. they do. Try very hard. You've healthcare Chewed the veterans other. They can't do better but it's not because they're trying to do that. And so i wanted that that benefit of healthcare to be availed more available. My brother and i never looked into. It wasn't until we want to buy a house and property. You're in texas the realtor said. So what's your your disability rating. And which i giggled including talking about and she goes well with your own. You won't have a fun in fee in taxes. You will either of your property taxes reduced or abated completely if you have disability and i said i don't have any disability. I have both my legs and lower. Did she said idiot. I've known you long time. And i know your kidney stone started in service. I know you're back. Problems started from when you were. Emc girl medic in the military in the military. How can you not have this ability rating. And i wasn't out looking for the money. I was making okay money so i never went searching for those benefits and you know that makes that much more difficult woken. Tell you when you're now twenty. Five years ho service. And the g jared processes are really starting to kick in that began in the military to then through this this connection. It would be much easier on him and i if we get the veteran. Who's diagnosed in service with my backers a bit. You know. I have a strain. I have whatever that turns into severe Disabling degenerative disk disease or herniation in those sorts of things. It'd be so much easier if those that are ins new on the way out. I need a copy of my medical records. I need diagnosis in the military. I need imaging. Studies are is cat. Scans whatever to show this. Something started in the military. Because we can tie that together much more easily absolutely and i think with the be. Dd program the benefits Direct delivery program that the provides This new system. I'm helping quite a bit of Servicemembers transition out of the military the contact meteorology and they want help going through their initial claim. You know it's something that You know you can't charge for it's a you know it's a. It's a pro bono thing but the end of the day were taken bets. Soldiers vets who are transitioning out on their first you know their initial claim walking out of the room with a ninety percent. Walk on service. Now we're sitting here fighting on. You know that most important ten percent on the backside to get you to the hundred percent but we're a heck of a lot closer than that thirty percent of the twenty percent that you're getting when you're walking out of there like a hero like you and i are all of us did back at our generation you know there's various services connection is an art. It is not a science. It is an art all day long you. There are ways to stack disabilities on top of each other to maximize your coins. And if you do not know what you are doing you are doing it wrong here. What it takes strength or something. We said to will as a process that that is like everything else that all veterans doing the military. There's a procedure. Here's your procedure. One five and the average veteran doesn't understand it is a legal process. There are statutes. The congress is there are regulations that implement those statues that the va is put out is a legal process and it involves medicine so it's a combination of the legal side in the medical side and the average joe out there doesn't understand the law at that level and doesn't understand medicine at that level to connect all of this stuff together both legally and medically right and so let's dive into the details a little bit of that initial. Va disparity claim you know. Will you talk about it. Being an art and greg you talked about it being a legal proceeding. Is there even a three step. Five step nine step seventeen step process. That veterans can look at and say. Okay here's what i need to do. And here's how. I need to submit that claim. I don't know if there's a five step process but there's definite general over overarching rules that you must consider and And i think most important if i could say This is your kids Number one takeaway take notes Holy shit do. Not shotgun approach your. Va clays do not claim. Every single fingernail do not claim every single to- fungus. It's not gonna get you paid number one and number two. It's going to paint you in a corner so bad no attorney can get you out of just because you have dirty your file. You're talking about non attorneys who are adjudicating legal cases. These people do not practice law. They are practicing what they feel in. Our job is to show what disability looks like as plainly as possible so that we can either capitalize on that person's Motive to assist the veteran or To somehow paint over bad in a file because you absolutely are are leaving a trail of tears when you are claiming a shotgun approach to your to your veterans claims Number step is only claimed things that you are legally entitled to claim so it's going to require a little bit of research on your part to know what you're entitled to but that's that's my claim to everybody number one only clean things that you're entitled Because once you start claiming things that you're not entitled to the most important thing that you can not lose that you just gave away is your a benefit of the doubt that fifty percent and when it's as least as likely as not it's you're full of shit and you're claiming everything under the sun You just lost your fifty percent when it comes to the thing that's going to get you hundred percent. Yeah i think all take off on that in a little bit of of education. The vast majority of raiders as will can tell you are veterans. They want to help their fellow veterans. That's why they get that job. However the vast majority are not attorneys and just like we were talking about procedures few minutes ago. That's what they do. They have a manual called the young twenty one one and it is a procedure manual. They claim they step through the procedures. Won- jews hyperlink year like there for five six hyperlink there is. I wish it was. It's not to say there isn't some feeling in it. I mean there there is they are the trier of fact they get to be the arbitrator in adjudicate the claim but they do get that interpretation on their side in trying to decide. What's right and what's wrong is disconnected is not but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at line compeer in the law analyzing walleye analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening. No they are now providing a claim. You know it's transitioning to the other point. He made a providing claims that are not shotgun that you're entitled to. What does that mean rethinks. You have a current diagnosis. You have continuity of your condition meaning you. didn't you know. Get a bruise in boot camp. In your thirty years later. Trying to to say i have a problem. You have to be able to document the progression so he is a little bit different than degenerative disk disease that you may have had back pain and service but it didn't really degenerate until a certain point but then it kept getting worse and worse document how it kept getting worse and worse documented in a law whether it's a blood pressure log a headache log of that in law document the continuity of that condition and the third component of that is the next service. How did that. How did service relate to your claim. It didn't have to 'cause it. You could had a car accident while you were stationed florida. That caused an injury service. Puts you in florida. Therefore that disability the you weren't combat got shot and you got that disability but it's still considered service connected because the military had you stationed there so it's not causation. Its relation to. But if you don't have continuity veterans lose every time is you know. Oh i had this. Bigger hangnail. And i had this. This shotgun approach. Yes but that's not a chronic condition. It's a one time edition. Thank you so much will and greg and has been so great heavy on the show. This has been absolutely amazing. we will share some next steps with our audience in the show notes as we don't have time to cover today but this has been so so great guys. I cannot wait to publish this here in just a few days once we get through the very long process. Now because we've been on here for almost an hour and a half. Oh man what get through this very low process of you know post producing this but This has been really great. I know i've learned a lot. No doubt our listeners have learned a lot. Thank you guys so much for coming on the show really really enjoyed having you absolutely are i would not try and in a motor selves doll. But there's more information both in blogs articles that are on our websites on the im l. a. r. dot com their blogs articles about all his unstuffy also webinars that the media von normal basis. That has a lot of money on and join this martin. I'm ask questions where you're to help end. Try and elton's many veterans hand and your minds and you'll get them guys. Make yourselves better absolutely. I wish i wish. I got a website to promote them in the middle of fixing it right now so Sadly i've got a lotta latin or the we're working on that Were growing like crazy. This last year and a half. It's been unbelievable in worth To do a little self promotion where we're entirely. We're all veteran. were were all disabled vets. For all young where he's All worked on the inside. Su know how all the systems work so there we'd and accurately communicate with the that's how we run a different off practice than everybody else who's We what these guys who they're fighting against and there's a alive easier way that i hope you've enjoyed this segment of the interview. Now to listen to the full interview click on the lincoln the show notes fill out that form and we will email that link directly to you again until next time. Thanks for listening. We served now. What is a production of courage to fight again.

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00:41 sec | 35 min ago

Fresh update on "greg" discussed on Sports Talk with Jason and Ed

"Incompetent. Remember? The coppers love the copper, too? Yeah, it sounds like she was working overtime. Yeah, we're doing a favor. Bob would he was on the show? He just called the shoulder talking about the governor's mandate next Wednesday. I'm like a sighting day for him a minute after dude, Have you seen this? Jason? What's that? What is about to tell you? Oh, I know. Okay. I'm in it after he awoke snowflake that I'm like this, and it seemed like such a great night. No, Get that mask off. You don't have to wear your mask, but well, Well, I don't mean to step on the news if people haven't heard, I mean, did you spend the last two hours talking about it? We did. We did take a lot of calls, Bob. What he called bar owner just talking about how the mass mandate is over, and bars and restaurants and other establishments can open up to whatever they want. Starting next week, Greg and I just said this today. You guys talk about the fine print in that executive order. We really didn't and large fire. Fine print, you know. Good afternoon. How are you? My God. Hello. Happy.

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Public Utility Commission chair resigns after Texas officials criticize management of power outages

AP 24 Hour News

00:43 sec | 18 hrs ago

Public Utility Commission chair resigns after Texas officials criticize management of power outages

"Top utility regulator in Texas has resigned in the wake of this month's massive storm and historic power outage. Hippies Mike Rossia has more the chairwoman of the Texas Public Utilities Commission has resigned, becoming the highest ranking official to step down after the catastrophic power failure last month triggered by an unusual winter cold snap The and Walker was appointed to the Public Utilities Commission by governor Greg Abbott and 2017 Walker had previously worked in Abbott's office. Abbott has blamed the electric reliability The Council of Texas, which operates as the state's grid manager for the massive failure that left millions in the state without power and water for days, But the three member commission appointed by Abbott has oversight authority over her

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Texas top utility regulator quits in fallout over blackouts

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 23 hrs ago

Texas top utility regulator quits in fallout over blackouts

"Hi Mike Rossi reporting the top utility regulator in Texas quips in the fallout over last month's blackouts the chairwoman of the Texas public utilities commission has resigned becoming the highest ranking official to step down after the catastrophic power failure last month triggered by an unusual winter cold snap the M. Walker was appointed to the public utilities commission by governor Greg Abbott in twenty seventeen Walker had previously worked in Abbott's office Abbott has blamed the electric reliability council of Texas which operates as the state's grid manager for the massive failure that left millions in the state without power and water for days but the three member commission appointed by Abbott has oversight authority over caught hi Mike Rossio

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Former President Trump reasserts leadership over the Republican Party at CPAC

America First with Sebastian Gorka

00:27 sec | 1 d ago

Former President Trump reasserts leadership over the Republican Party at CPAC

"In a return to the political stage, former President Trump criticizing the bite administration and calling for Republican Party unity. White House correspondent Greg Clugston. Speaking at CPAC. Trump described the opening weeks of the Biden administration as disastrous, singling out immigration, energy and LGBT policies. The former president said his conservative movement is far from being over. But he has no plans on starting a third political

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2nd former aide accuses New York Gov. Cuomo of sexual harassment

Winning Retirement Radio with Greg Taylor

00:30 sec | 2 d ago

2nd former aide accuses New York Gov. Cuomo of sexual harassment

"York, with details. Charlotte, Bennett told The New York Times governor, Cuomo harassed her last spring, asking her questions about her sex life and leaving her with the impression he wanted to sleep with her. In a statement, Cuomo said he was trying to be a mentor never made advances and did not intend to act in any way that was inappropriate. The initial complaint was resolved internally, but the governor's now requested an independent review to be led by a retired federal judge. You're listening to ABC News Lot. Did you know that in just 10 days, you could be 16%

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Philadelphia leaders say they face an uphill battle in call for gun laws

KYW 24 Hour News

01:14 min | 3 d ago

Philadelphia leaders say they face an uphill battle in call for gun laws

"On Friday joined police officials, city and community leaders at broad and all me the sight of a mass shooting last weekend, and SK Y W Community affairs reporter Cherry, Greg explains. They said, there's little that can be done to stop the violence without changing gun possession laws. The on Lee Transportation Center were eight people were shot last week and broad daylight to say stop. Gun violence has been a losing battle. Our police officers bravely take hundreds of illegal firearms off our streets every month. They are instantaneously Replace Mayor Jim Kenney says. Guns air flowing onto Philadelphia streets through straw purchasers, But city lawmakers have little records because of state preemption law. We know that there are legal loopholes that allow these guns to be on our streets. Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw says. The police are using all tools available, including gun buy backs to get guns off the streets unless there's something done on the front end to cut off the supply. Chain. We are going to be continuing to chase our tails they senator should re street says Democrats are trying to pass bill calling for mandatory lost or stolen firearm reporting, but it's fallen on death GOP ears. We need action. The meantime, community groups are mediating beef, and the city promises more transparency as the number of shootings and homicides in black communities pick up Terry

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Philadelphia leaders decry inaction on gun violence

KYW 24 Hour News

01:13 min | 3 d ago

Philadelphia leaders decry inaction on gun violence

"A state lawmakers joined the Philadelphia D, a police and community groups at a press conference at the on Lee Transportation Center, the site of last week's mass shooting. Hey, Yw, Community Affairs reporter Cherry, Greg explains. Leaders say their hands are tied doesn't stood outside the on Lee Transportation Center, where eight people were shot last week and broad daylight to say stopping gun violence has been a losing battle. Our police officers bravely take hundreds of illegal firearms off our streets every month. They are instantaneously. Replace Mayor Jim Kenney says guns air flowing onto Philadelphia streets through straw purchasers, But city lawmakers have little records because of state preemption law. We know that they're legal loopholes that allow these guys to be on our streets. Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw says. The police are using all tools available, including gun buy backs to get guns off the streets. Unless there's something done on the front end to cut off the supply chain. We are going to be continuing to chase our tails they Senator Shareef Street says Democrats are trying to pass bill calling for mandatory lost or stolen firearm. Reporting, but it's fallen on death GOP ears. We need action. The meantime, community groups are mediating beef, and the city promises more transparency as the number of shootings and homicides and black communities pick

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Biden heads to Texas to see storm damage, visit food bank

Tom and Curley

00:28 sec | 3 d ago

Biden heads to Texas to see storm damage, visit food bank

"Biden and the first lady arrived in Houston together. Welcomed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, the first lady headed to a food bank, the president to an emergency operation center for a firsthand look at the recovery from the winter weather that walloped the state. My mother would say you're doing God's work at the Houston Food Bank, First lady Jill Biden helped bag canned food from residents who lost power and clean water. And others now without a safe place to live.

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President Biden, first lady Jill Biden visit Houston as many recover from devastating winter storm

KYW 24 Hour News

01:13 min | 3 d ago

President Biden, first lady Jill Biden visit Houston as many recover from devastating winter storm

"We're gonna turn now to President Biden's visit to Texas today. The president wanted to get a firsthand look at the destruction from last week's deadly storms and offer support to Texans have been struggling to find food, water and shelter here. CBS is Janet's family in Tonight the biting administration's first trip to a state devastated by disaster, the president and first lady welcomed by Governor Greg Abbott and other leaders. Last week's Arctic blast left millions without heat and running water across several states. My ceiling just caved in in their bedroom, but Texas bore the brunt president toward the region's emergency management hub, Learning workers slept on floors and in stairwells during the height of the storm, saving people wrong. Mother would say, sure you do God's work. Dr. Jill Biden help pack boxes of the Houston Food Bank, where demand has surged since the freeze later joined by the president, who did tha status still struggling. More than half a million or under boil. Water advisories and thousands are without water and severe weather. Texas lawmakers slammed the state's energy grid operator and hearings this week for its handling of the

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President Biden And First Lady Headed To Houston To View Winter Storm Damage

Bloomberg Surveillance

00:17 sec | 4 d ago

President Biden And First Lady Headed To Houston To View Winter Storm Damage

"From last week's power outages and winter storms. Biden and first lady Jill Biden. Your schedule arrive in Houston at noon local time when the president will meet with Governor Greg Abbott for a briefing on federal aid. Almost half of Texas is declared a federal disaster area, a Nevada cattle ranch next

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President Biden travels to Texas today

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 4 d ago

President Biden travels to Texas today

"Hi Mike Rossi you're reporting president Joe Biden will survey the aftermath of the massive power failure in Texas today president Joe Biden flies to Texas today for what will be his first visit to a major disaster site since taking office the Lone Star state is working to recover from the catastrophic blackout that knocked out power to four million customers White House press secretary Jen Psaki says Biden will spend most of the day with Texas governor Greg Abbott they'll be surveying the damage and I'm sure he'll be getting an updated briefings from him directly unlike the rest of the nation Texas has its own power grid the power grid failed amid a plunge in temperatures Mike Rossio Washington

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Gov. Abbott pledges ‘overhaul’ at ERCOT and stabilization of Texas power grid

San Diego's Morning News with Ted and LaDona

00:45 sec | 5 d ago

Gov. Abbott pledges ‘overhaul’ at ERCOT and stabilization of Texas power grid

"Of Texas vowing to overhaul the state's electric grid operator after days of extreme winter weather crippled power for million's no power meant no heat and in some cases, no water for days. Governor Greg Abbott says the manager of power in the state came up way short. Cut repeatedly assured the state and the public. ERCOT was prepared. Those assurances turned out. To be false. He blamed power suppliers of all sources, but also said it was outrageous. That electric operator sent sky high utility bills to customers because demand soared. The state is Already investigating multiple electric providers about these spikes, But utility companies have said they're just following orders from utility regulators.

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5 board members resign from Texas power grid operator after millions lose power from winter storm

The Dan Proft Show

00:37 sec | 5 d ago

5 board members resign from Texas power grid operator after millions lose power from winter storm

"Resignations atop board leaders of the embattled Texas power grid operator. Have taken the fact five board members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, known as ERCOT, resigned following outrage after more than four million customers lost electricity last week during a deadly winter storm. Texas Governor Greg Abbott welcome the resignations, saying the lack of preparedness and transparency at her cat is unacceptable. On Thursday, Texas lawmakers are expected to sharply question grid managers and energy officials about the failures during hearings at the state

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Thousands In Texas Still Don't Have Power As Lawmakers Investigate ERCOT

All Things Considered

03:34 min | 5 d ago

Thousands In Texas Still Don't Have Power As Lawmakers Investigate ERCOT

"Last week's mass power failure continues, and so does the political fall out. Have been resignations from the body that oversees the grid and lawmakers open their investigations tomorrow. Joining us now is Dominic Anthony Walsh of Texas. Public Radio. Hi there. Hi. First. How's the recovery going? How are people doing? So the majority of the state does have power and water back. But there are still thousands of residents, especially in the Texas Hill country, for example, who don't have power and their electric provider isn't sure when the power will be back. So for thousands of people of this crisis has stretched on for more than a week. And you know bodies are still being found. Local officials are saying it will be weeks till we know the full number of people who died in this disaster, but it's already in the dozens and is expected to climb to well over 100. And these are people who couldn't power medical equipment people who froze to death in their homes or in their cars, as well as people without housing, who froze to death outdoors, experiencing the worst of the conditions. Wow. So in the face of that staggering death toll, the hearings begin tomorrow and the actions of ERCOT, the body that manages the Texas grid are likely to be front and center. What do you expect to come up? Is gonna be a lot. But one key question. Why wasn't the power grid ready? But ERCOT, which again is at the center of all this doesn't actually own the physical infrastructure that provides power. Rather Okay, just oversees the flow of electricity. Here's Peter Crampton, now former member of their cots board. He spoke at his final board meeting earlier today. Cutlets flying a 7 47. It had not one but two engines experience catastrophic failure. And flew the damage playing for 103 hours before safely landing in the Hudson. In my mind the men and women in their car control room here out. So in this analogy, those engines that blew up could be power generating units owned by public and private power companies, not ERCOT again. Haircuts rule was to do an emergency landing. That's the order of so called Syria's of controlled blackouts. So that and even worse crash when it happened like the entire grid going off line, which, according to Urquhart, could take a weeks or months to repair. So far, Kat is likely to argue that they were just doing the best they could with a bad situation. Are there other places Lawmakers might look to hold people accountable. Absolutely. First, there is the Public Utility Commission of Texas. It oversees our cod and has a three member board appointed by Governor Greg Abbott. Second, there's the railroad Commission, which actually oversees the natural gas sector, not railroads and the natural gas sector failed to provide enough power during this crisis. Those two agencies, the Public Utility Commission and the railroad Commission have regulatory power. ERCOT does not. And of course, there is the state Legislature itself, which actually makes the laws that these agencies are supposed to enforce. One proposal mandate that all plants whether as against cold weather, and there's a debate around that who pays for the weatherization taxpayers or the company's And finally, people are already resigning. Tell us about why So Peter, cramped in who we heard earlier, along with a few other board members resigned after taking heat that because they didn't live in the state now did them living out of the state caused these blackouts. No, but Governor Greg Abbott was quick to welcome The news. In the short term market officials will face hearing from the state Legislature tomorrow, and there will be tough questions for them. But again, Ultimately there are other bodies that hold most of the power is actually mandate changes after all of this.

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Interview With Emma Grede

Skimm'd from The Couch

05:05 min | Last week

Interview With Emma Grede

"Emma thank you so much for coming on the show. Welcome to skimmed from the couch. How i thank you so much for having way and mary excited to talk to you about everything that you've done but first let's jump into skimming your resume so my best job was when i was like twelve and i had to pay around and it gave me my best taste of cash. Which was just wonderful pitches stopped working since then. I went through the hosted in my life working in retail. And i had always weighty being about sasha i loved that world i come from place where you know. It was really devoid of any kind of fashion obama. So i found was really gravitating towards you. Know just the beauty and the supermodels and the brands you know. As i was growing up it was all about the saatchi and chanel and families that working in designer stores in and then my first proper job of coming out of college. I studied business at the london college of fashion and went straight into fashion. Show production avow myself in this really all. Its little niche because in london guests there. Was this amazing. You know london fashion week. Where all of these brilliant designers but nobody really had the money to put on this show. So i ended up in this strange donation of sponsorship and kind of creighton bronze collaborations with the great and the good of the british fashion industry. And that's weighty. Where taught my teeth. And i think that when i think about what it is today and where i've found my success it already started in those early days of being a production company and really learning how to bridge the gap between the creative businesses that fashion all and and more commercial bronze. And so. yeah. That was it for me. That's that was the beginning of it when something that people would be surprised to know about you. Oh i mean. I guess he will probably be surprised to know like how much about makeup i am. I guess maybe that's not something that you always associated with. Somebody who's an entrepreneur like my favorite thing to do is cooking and making things nice at the house. I'm an absolute festive fruit. Like the idea that. I get thanksgiving on top of christmas. Now i'm living in america could not be a need better. I'm not get to do that. Twice is at christmas participate so right now. That's all i think about is that. What is my thanksgiving menu table. Go look greg bat. That is my job. Elevate okay so. I love opening up our questions with entrepreneurs like yourself by talking about your childhood because our childhoods shape all of us and informs ultimately who we are in in how we make decisions. I want you to paint a picture for us about how you grew up in how you think that's shaped you. Yeah it's a great question on a great more. I failed so much of may an how i behave. How i treat people have chosen to comes from my childhood and you know i had a reedy great childhood. I grew up for e kind of a poll basically in east london very deprived area. And i say it so blatantly as that is because you know. It wasn't only devoid of glamour. It was completely devoid of opportunities. Everybody in that community had lived there their entire lives and you seemingly could get out of it. It was a huge jack of opportunity. A huge lacquers education and i saw for myself in my mother who really kind of broke through an managed to create something else for. She was a single mother with four children and my mom found herself. You know working in the stock exchange becoming a trader having a job for twenty plus years at morgan stanley. And that for me was you know it was just like a gateway sunday could see that you know you could create with with a lot of hard work and today and if you really did that you get rid of that to pay off then you could really really really change your outlook very very early on i. I really believe that the harder. I what the more likely would be to get myself out of. Why soares a pretty kind of dire situation but of course when you live and you grow up like that doing something you know. I could understand it if you're a doctor lawyer or going into banking fashion just didn't seem like a way out to me and so there are times in my life where i definitely thought. Oh am i on the wrong path which is ultimately why. I went and studied business at the london college fashion. Because i believe that. If i could set that foundation in business and have this specialism fashion that at least it would ground me that if all that fun bit didn't work out. I'd still have the basics of business. And i could go and run construction company. Also something

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"greg" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

Greg Laurie Podcast

05:32 min | Last month

"greg" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

"Great insight today on a new beginning from this discussion between pastor greg. Laurie and author don stewart. And the good news is. There's much more to come in this discussion. We're titling the presentation greg. Laurie and don stewart on the hard questions. Nonbelievers ask pastor greg's visits with don are often the most requested presentations of the year as is the case with this presentation and you can hear a replay of this discussion by going to harvest dot org. You can even download an mp three and share it with a friend or family member or maybe your small group to get a permanent copy on cd call one eight hundred eight to one thirty three hundred. That's one eight hundred. Eighty two one three three zero zero well past the greg. You released your film a rush of hope. When other forms of outreach just weren't possible due to the pandemic it was really sort of plan. B but the result has been more extraordinary than our original plan. A really as you know as yield saying goes when god closes. The door opens a window. And let's say he opened a barn door here because we had a door closed which means that we were not able to do our so cal harvested angel stadium by the way this would have been are thirty first year because of the corona virus. So we thought about ways to still reach people. Here's one thing we know so. Many people are looking at their screens right now. Their phone screens are tablet screens. And certainly their television screens so we thought let's go to where people are with something that will surprise them. Something that will be beautifully done. Beautifully filmed that they will draw them in but yet at the same time have a clear presentation of the gospel so we called it a cinematic crusade. It's unlike anything we've ever done. But i've had many people. Tell me dave it's the most powerful evangelistic filmed the of ever seen. And so i wanna send you a copy of a rush of hope. I wanna rush you a rush of hope and so you can show this to your family. Show it to your neighbors. Show it to your friends. All the heavy lifting actively done in the film which you need to do as well follow up on it afterwards. I even present the gospel and lead people in a prayer. So after it's done showing you could turn to the person and say did you just pray. That prayer would you like to accept. Jesus christ do you have some more questions. Let's talk about this. This is a way to get the conversation started. And i think after they've watched about two minutes of this though be hook so order your copy of a rush of hope available on dvd now and we also include a link so you can watch a streaming version as well to show the people on a phone or a tablet device or a computer. And we'll give this to you for your gift of any size no matter what you send. We'll send you the dvd copy of a rush of hope. But i know some of you can help us right now financially. Because you know that here at harvest we believe in evangelism. We take the great commissions seriously to go into all the world and preach the gospel and make disciples of all nations and so a rush of hope as we call. It is one step in that direction. So whatever you can send in support of our ministry will be greatly appreciated and we'll get you your copy of a rush of hope. Yeah that's right and you can view it anytime by way of the dvd or the length to the streaming version will provide so. Thank you so much for your donation here this strategic time and we'll show our appreciation by sending you a rush of hope on dvd. So right today at a new beginning box for thousand riverside california nine to five one four or call us anytime. Twenty four seven at one eight hundred eighty to one thirty three hundred. That's one eight hundred eight. Two one three three zero zero or go online to harvest dot org everybody greg laurie here personally. Inviting you to join us for what we call harvest at home. It's a bible study. It's a worship service. It's church in your home. Maybe are not able to get out to your church right now. If so join us for harvest hat home. People are listening in from around the world. Listen to this. We have seen thousands of people make commitment to follow christ so join us this weekend for harvest at home at harvest dot org well next time more of this helpful insight from pastor greg author don stewart as the address. The difficult questions not sometimes ask more from our most requested messages of the past year. Next time on a new beginning.

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"greg" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

Greg Laurie Podcast

04:17 min | Last month

"greg" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

"Turning to god. They start crying out. Someone asked me this question the other day. What about the person that has everything. And i think this comes to maybe a way. We present the gospel. That's not completely accurate and by the same means. Sometimes we'll sort of present. The gospel has my life was messed up. And i was empty and lonely and jesus came into my life and now i've found purpose in joint. That's all true. And that's good and it's fine to say those things but don't only say those things because this person asks the question. Well what about the person who says. Actually i'm pretty happy and i don't feel this emptiness. Maybe you had and you know. I have a amazing home and i have a great career and have a perfect family. And everything's going my way. Oh well what do you see to that person about their need for. Jesus christ everything is going their way in life. Yeah the problem is that person's not gonna live forever and after this life there's something else. Death leads to a destination and the bible says we are made for eternity. And so you may be doing good right here but once you're gone what's going to happen then see. The bible gives the answers greg to the three basic questions. Who am i. Why am i here. What's going to happen to me. When i die we have no way of knowing this selves. We have to have someone tell us this and we have someone that told us this. That is god and people think. I'm self sufficient. I'm happy this and that well. First of all people aren't their whole life. Happy everybody has. Tragedy has a problem sooner or later. So what i tell people. Just be there for your friend or relative. Maybe your parents have got everything going for him. Just wait because when a tragedy strikes they will turn to the person that has the answers because they'll know they don't address those questions. Why am i here. What were the three cousins weiming here. Mike y'all who am i. Who are you jon. Stew on your greg. Laurie we've settled that. We got that nailed. We've got that one right. Yeah okay we've been made in the image of god genesis one twenty six in one twenty seven. We're not a mistake of evolution. We're not here by blind chance we've been made. Let me stop you. First tenant christian believe in evolution and the bible simultaneously or they can. They shouldn't because the bible doesn't teach at can they or should they probably should ask the question that way. You're right about that. Should they know they should not yes they can and do but they should not very thank you for that correction. You're welcome. well he's right yeah. Of course they can. But i've heard some young unbelievable say i believe in evolution but i believe in the bible and what that says to me. Is you don't really. You probably don't know much about either. Say that because you wouldn't say that if you knew whatever loose next teachers are you evolved from an eight or a lower life form or do you believe what the scripture says about the creation of man yeah evolution creation two horses riding in the opposite direction. You can't write them both. Got to ride one or the other so coming back to your made in the image of the image and likeness of god. You're different from the animal kingdom made for your your created. The highlight of god's creation was humanity on day five. He made the birds and the fish on day six. The land animals sixty eight human beings the crowd of his creation the creation that's made in the image likeness of god. We can give love. We can receive love. We have the ability to communicate that separates humans from the animal kingdom. So first of all we have an identity. Yeah why am i here. Who am a purpose. okay. the purple. Why are we here now. The purposes we can have a relationship with god to know him again to find out who we are and let others know what you do greg harvest crusade to tell people and all of us do that sharing the gospel of jesus christ because we do have an identity we do have a purpose and our purposes to to live for god in this life. And you know you really won't find your purpose until you do live for god. All of us probably at one time other tried to find some purpose and things and something that never made it never satisfied but once you let god you know in your life and let the lord jesus in your life then you have a purpose for living and what happens after. I die then the destiny. Yeah this life again is not all that there is after death comes.

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"greg" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

Greg Laurie Podcast

05:31 min | Last month

"greg" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

"That's for king and country. Mercy me and jeremy camp all featured in a rush of hope pastor greg. Oiseaux highlight moving moments of several recent films. Important films you know. that's right dave. I don't just mean showing film clips. I've written a narrative. Taking what i think are key moments from three films produced by the erwin brothers. John and the irwin and the films are woodland. I can only imagine. And i still believe that. Present the gospel in a compelling artistic and powerful way and there's some other resources included with this russia hope. Dvd including a booklet. That i wrote called. Life's most important questions answered and a special piece that we wrote telling you how you can host a watch party how you can show this film in your house are in your backyard or somewhere else has an outreach to your neighborhood your community so many ways you can use it so for whatever you can send us financially or russia your own copy of a rush of hope so thanks in advance and god bless you. There's really nothing else like it. Also with the bonus resource were sending along with the dvd will include a digital download codes. So you can download the film to your computer or smartphone or tablet so you can take a rush of hope with you wherever you go. You'll have an outstanding evangelism tool right there in your pocket or purse so get in touch today with your investment at a new beginning box. Four thousand riverside california nine to five one four or call us at one eight hundred eight to one thirty three hundred. We can take your call anytime around the clock and again dial one eight hundred eighty two one. Three three zero zero or go online to harvest dot org well. Greg spoke today about having a relationship with the lord. That's right someone can enter into that kind of relationship with god right now. can't take. Yeah they really can. That's the amazing thing. I think people are surprised that it doesn't take years to become a christian. It doesn't take months. Hit doesn't take weeks. It doesn't take days it doesn't even take hours. You can believe on the spot. And i would like to lead you in a prayer where you can ask for his forgiveness approach. You can receive. Jesus christ into your life as your savior and lord so if you want to come into your life if you want him to forgive you of your sin if you want a second chance in life if you wanna go to heaven when you die. Stop what you're doing impre after me. These words lord. Jesus i know. I am a center and i'm sorry for my sin and i turn from it now and i choose to follow you from this moment forward as savior and lord as god in friend. Thank you for loving me and calling me forgiving me in jesus name. I pray amen. Amen listen if you have just prayed. Those words with pastor greg and meant them sincerely. The bible assures us that your sins have been forgiven. We're told in first. John one nine. The lord is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanses from all unrighteousness and we want to send some resource materials to you. That will help you in your new relationship with god we call it our new believers growth packet. And we'll send it without charge if you prayed for the first time today with pastor. Greg just ask for it when you write a new beginning fox. Four thousand riverside california nine to five one four or call one eight hundred eighty to one thirty three hundred. We're here to take your call anytime. Twenty four hours a day seven days a week. That's one eight hundred. Eighty two one. Three three zero zero or go to harvest dot org and click on no god pastor great. We've had the opportunity to hear from twenty four year. Old greg lefay from over forty years ago a great message if you could somehow go back and speak to that young man knowing what you know. Now what would you say. Well i would say greg young man. Some things are gonna happen to you that you won't be thrilled about starting with your hair. It's it's going to be gone sooner than you expected So enjoy it. While you have it i would also say God's going to open up incredible doors for you that will blow your mind and you'll be able to have that dream that you had as young man fulfilled of sharing the gospel all around the world. But i would also say greg. You're going to go through some very hard times. But god's going to be with you he's going to get you through it and you can be stronger as a result and i would just keep doing what you're doing because you're on the right track boy. You're preaching the gospel. You're teaching the word of god. Keep studying keep growing. Keep learning i would also say greg. You made an awesome choice in marrying kathy laurie. She's going to be the greatest wife ever. You're going to have to wonderful sons going to have five incredible grandchildren. And it's just gonna be a rich.

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"greg" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

Greg Laurie Podcast

15:26 min | Last month

"greg" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

"A pretty big deal. And i said all right god if you're real if you really exist and i've seen all these christians with their happy faces. Few real changed my life. I'm gonna give you a chance. And i took it ripped it up. Threw it down and said all right. So i went back to school. The christians came up to me and just welcoming in the fellowship. And all god bless you brother greg. I didn't like can come brother. Greg but i put up with it. Praise the lord all those words. I had a hard time. Praise the lord you know and so they said hey man you know you've got gotta really watch out. You're going to get tempted by the devil tempted by the devil. You believe in a devil all yelm. Satan's real you gotta watch out for him. He's really subtle. He's gonna come to you and give you all the things that you want just resistant. I thought all mind. And i went to my next class and this girl that was in the class a really attractive girl who i had been wanting to meet for a year but i was just totally afraid to talk to a really good-looking girl. Non-christian girl came up to me and said. Hey what's your name. I said greg. Hey i've never met you before you know i kinda like you. Oh wow she goes. Why don't you come up to the mountains with me for the weekend. And i went. It's it's the devil and it was. It was and i realize satan was tempting me and i said no and i was saying to myself. What are you doing. I said no no i believe in god now and then she just. Oh wow you know and got away from me the same way. I reacted to christians a few days before and so after classes over was thinking that over. And i walked up my old buddy gregg. You want to smoke a little aqua poco gold right now. I'm getting tempted to can. And that was really a temptation for me. Because i really wanted to do it. And i started to realize this whole thing and it was starting to make sense. And i was seeing the whole spiritual around. That's when i started to enjoy resisting temptation. I said you know all right. I figured something's going on you know someone's trying to rip me off. There must be something to this thunderstorms likely because things were happening. It wasn't something i had to make up. It was really existing. So i started reading the bible and feeling i don't like to compare god the drugs and i don't like it when people say jesus better than getting loan it because i don't think you can compare the creator of the universe to some stupid drug but when i would read his word in pray i had such a presence of peace never known before that i never got from anything and i just said. Wow this is great. What deal you know. And i became very excited about it aster greg. Laurie will have the second half of this message. From nineteen seventy seven in. Just a moment. We send pastor great studies out via the radio. Email satellite and even are harvested home online services. And it's encouraging when we hear that these messages are impacting lives. After greg i have been a true believer for six decades have been receiving daily devotions for a couple of months. Now they are my favorite devotional. And i look forward to getting them every day. In addition about one month ago. I started tune into your life sermons on harvest at home. You inspire me. And i get all your jokes. Thank you for your ministry and to bring people to relationship with god. I'm happy to partner with you. In your mission. I pray god continues to bless you exceedingly abundantly more than you could ask or think it's a privilege to bring these studies your way and we're thankful for our harvest partners. Who make them possible. Would you partner with us. You could make a donation at harvest dot org. And you'll find pasture greg's harvest at home services at the same web address harvest dot org. We'll today a unique message from pastor. Greg we're listening to a sermon preached when he was just twenty four years old and he spoke of his journey to christ. Let's continue with this presentation now. One of the most requested programs of the past year got back to school. And i had a hard time relating to the christian because they were the questions on this campus especially they love the lord and they didn't care if anyone knew it and they would walk down the middle of the campus like i said singing out loud at the top of their vocal chords. Praise the lord. You know and and i couldn't relate to that and i said well i'm going to kind of be a loner christian i'll believe in god but i won't hang out with them but then when they want him said come onto christian meeting. I said all right so they were at lunch time. We went into a room. i sat down. Everyone was looking to behave and that guy used to get loaded. He's a christian now. Wow you know there's just sitting there and this guy. He was kind of a strange brother. He was very fervent. He preached like old fashioned preacher. And jesus said you know he storming around the room. And i'd never seen anybody talk like this before. You know throwing their arms around and then god the fluctuations and. I didn't know why person would want to speak so weird you know. I still really don't know why people talk like that. And so i got out of the class and this guy comes up and he goes brother. Greg i wanna give you a bible and he gave me the bible with popsicle sticks glued together to make a cross on it. You know and i thought that was kinda knew. Wow thanks a lot you know. Can i pay for no. No you just take this and read it man. It's god's awareness that thank you of the room and thought oh man. I can't carry a bible around. Don't they make little ones. You can hide your pockets or something. And so i had this jacket with big pockets on it and i said well just stuff the bible down the pocket pull the flap over and no one will know so i stuck it down in there and i walked along and i hadn't seen my friends for like a week. My old lady buddies. You know so i said hey i'll go over and visit them so i walked over and looked around and open the bushes up stuff. The bible and hid in the bushes walked in pay man. You guys done this. Said hey greg man all know where and the lord you know with that feeling came back and i started feeling what was conviction to witness. I wasn't going to witness. Didn't wanna do that so i sat down greg. We haven't seen you for a week. Where have you been. I haven't been anywhere. And i just kept evading the subject. They kept cross examining me. Hey wanted to go smoke a joint. No no. i don't wanna do that. Where have you been man. What's happening to your different all. Nothing and no way. Was i going to witness. Suddenly the front door comes bursting open and it was my friend's mother and i don't know how she did it. She found my bible in the bush. She says who does this belong to. That's mine. I took it in every i in the room went to the book with a black cover and the gold edges and the ribbons. You know then. Many books have ribbons in them. In gold edges. You must remember and they said greg. What is that spinal greg. A bible and then this one guy goes all grey. Are you going to be a good christian boy. Now praise the lord. Thank you jesus. And i said you know what i'm going to slug you right in the mouth. I didn't know what it meant to be persecuted and to endure it for the lord. I just wanna hit that guy. I didn't like it here. These are the guys that told me no matter. Whatever happened to each one of us would stick together where your friends. And i said i believed in god and they were really giving me a hassle over and my friend. My best friend who i'd grown up with that i said. Hey man are you gonna shine me onto and he goes. Naw still be your finish. That that's neat go. Listen don't worry. I'm not gonna get into it. Same praise the lord and carry in the bible. I'm still gonna be like everyone else is just going to believe in god. Well you know what happens. The lord began work in my life and pretty soon i started saying praise the lord. I remember the first time i said it. It was hard getting those words out. Praise the lord. What an alien set of words to say when you've never known them and then suddenly to start saying praise god and thank you. Jesus in hollywood and things like that. I started saying it in my life started changing and again. I started really identifying with the christians. And i started realizing they really were my brothers and sisters now see back in the old drug culture. People called each other brother. Hey brother but they'd rip you off. A guy will look go. Hey sister and what he really wants us. I wanna go to bed with you. And that was the only reason and it was just a big facade. So i was really paranoid about calling people brother in love because everything the hippie movement offered. If didn't have everything. The hippie movement offered christians had they had love they had teeth they had brotherhood. They really loved each other. They really put down the walls that they now you know odin the guy mustard seed faith. He tells me he's a completed hippie. Now you know because everything. The hippie movement offered jesus christ gave all the facade limitation that satan put in it is fulfilled in him and much more besides that. And so i started getting into it and we had a little bible shut down in newport beach and i'd go down there and hang out there after school and one day. I saw my old buddy who. I told you a little bit earlier. I told him. I'd never become like the rest of him here. I had a cross around my neck. A bible under my arm and i started witnessing him and i was so excited. I'd been a christian for like two weeks now. I was telling him everything. I knew the lord this and the lord down and i was telling him in all of us sydney. Was this kind of head shop. That was right next to our bible shoplift. You know drug paraphernalia shop. The guy comes walking out and he'd been listening to a you a christian. I said ya i am. He goes well. Let me tell you something about your god. And apparently he'd studied the bible. A little bit knew how to make contradictions. That didn't really exist. But i didn't know better and he just totally put me down totally put down my faith totally. Put down everything. I believe in right in front of my friend that i was talking to. I went back up. Bible store and i was mad and i started to cry. I said you know. I just tried to share. Jesus with somebody in this guy came out and just totally ruined began. This show with me about being a christian in the kind of attitude that people have torch you and i thought well why are people so hostile. Y you know what is their trip. Go man don't you remember what you used to feel before you were and go. Yeah i used to feel the same way. And now i am one and i'm going back to people just like i used to be and i'm trying to tell them and they're doing the same thing i used to do. And you say to them. I used to think that we're the goal. No you did. You were never liked me but you were just like them. You know people think christians are odd. Specimens brought up religious homes. How many of you were involved in drugs before you are christians. Raise looking at god's change your life so many of you you know you look at you never know it. People think that we're all brought up in christian homes and taught the bible sense a little kids and and so many of us just had wretched lives men out there in the world. Anyway i began to change in my life began to change before my very eyes and the lord began to make himself real to me later. Someone told me about this place called calvary chapel. Not that there were only about one hundred christians and all california and when they took me to calvary chapel and i saw two thousand people crammed into a building. I freaked out. I couldn't believe it. And i was a little afraid because that's a lot of christians in one place you know and i was still adjusting to this whole thing and i was kinda glad we got there late because there were no seats available but suddenly someone left out of the second row and there was a seat. There's a steed over here at brother. Greg and i went walking in and sitting down and i was sitting there surrounded. Happy happy happy. There's just couldn't oh man you know. Suddenly this man comes out with a bald head. East starts talking about the lord and i really had a hard time with adults because after that point i was a real rebel with the adult world. Been through so many things. I just felt like. I didn't wanna even get involved with him and here. This guy was an adult sharing. The things of god. And i just liked him. I liked them right off the bat. That guy. I really take this guy you know. And it wasn't things he said he didn't relate to me like talk and heavy terms are dressed like a young kid and try to youthful. He just was himself but of course we know why he has that attraction. I know why anybody does. It's a holy spirit. And i thought you know how to get his head to shine so much the lord at gifted him and so the changes that happen to people that give their lives to christ began to happen to me and i became a new person. Jesus christ in my life began to change. People come tell me to go. We used psych yourself into that. I just cut that jive right now. I tried to psych myself into a lot of things. I tried to psych myself out of a lot of things. But the thing. When i came to jesus christ i had wasted myself so bad all i did was just throw myself down and say okay. God start working. I didn't even have the ability to psych myself anymore. And i know at the same with many of you. We haven't site ourself into this. We have a thought ourself into an emotional high because christianity is an emotional high there are times where emotionally i feel absolutely nothing as a christian. But that's not what christianity is about. It's about reality. People accused of escaping from reality when an essence we found reality because we come to grips. with attorney. we've come to grips with live and quit playing little games like little children trying to cover it over and pretend that emptiness is in there and we've approached it in embraced it and found the one that said i am the way that truth and the life. No men comes to the father but by me as the words that i heard that one day changed my life changers tonight the words in which jesus said either for me or against me. Are you for christ tonight. i don't mean to you. Just believe he exists and say your prayers once in a while. are you born again. Is your name written in the book of life. Are you going to heaven if your answer. Those questions to any of them has been no. I doubt if you know him or are you against him are you. Violently opposed to him. Do you want to reject him. Do you wanna turn your back on him. Do you want to be well. I want to be neutral. I don't want to be formed. But i don't wanna be against them. Well you're either one or the other and if you walk out if you're a tonight not for jesus christ you are just as much opposition to him as the atheist marching down the street corner with god is dead on a sign whole no. I'm not like that. Yes you are because he the your former against and he the you're walking with the lord. You're actually working in opposition against them tonight. That the words of him. Not the words of greg laurie. Not the words of calvary chapel. The words of jesus and that's what he said that famed jesus that has changed our lives is knocking on the door of your heart. He says behold i stand at the door not fitting men will hear my voice and open the door. I will come in well. I'm too old to accept. Christ now you want to younger. Accept christ no you want. you're.

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Greg Laurie Podcast

07:05 min | Last month

"greg" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

"Way in comes on our own level anyway. He started to speak to me. And i realized that was god speaking again. I said all right. God i'm gonna give you a chance now. You gotta remember it to me. Smoking grass was not just a pastime. It was my life. I had actually formed my life around. It was everything to me. There was nothing more important to me than my drugs. I love them. They were like the rich man had his money. I had my drug. That was my thing and for me to give up. Drugs was a pretty big deal. And i said all right god if you're real if you really exist and i've seen all these christians with their happy faces. Few real changed my life. I'm gonna give you a chance. And i took it ripped it up. Threw it down and said all right. So i went back to school. The christians came up to me and just welcoming in the fellowship. And all god bless you brother greg. I didn't like can come brother. Greg but i put up with it. Praise the lord all those words. I had a hard time. Praise the lord you know and so they said hey man you know you've got gotta really watch out. You're going to get tempted by the devil tempted by the devil. You believe in a devil all yelm. Satan's real you gotta watch out for him. He's really subtle. He's gonna come to you and give you all the things that you want just resistant. I thought all mind. And i went to my next class and this girl that was in the class a really attractive girl who i had been wanting to meet for a year but i was just totally afraid to talk to a really good-looking girl. Non-christian girl came up to me and said. Hey what's your name. I said greg. Hey i've never met you before you know i kinda like you. Oh wow she goes. Why don't you come up to the mountains with me for the weekend. And i went. It's it's the devil and it was. It was and i realize satan was tempting me and i said no and i was saying to myself. What are you doing. I said no no i believe in god now and then she just. Oh wow you know and got away from me the same way. I reacted to christians a few days before and so after classes over was thinking that over. And i walked up my old buddy gregg. You want to smoke a little aqua poco gold right now. I'm getting tempted to can. And that was really a temptation for me. Because i really wanted to do it. And i started to realize this whole thing and it was starting to make sense. And i was seeing the whole spiritual around. That's when i started to enjoy resisting temptation. I said you know all right. I figured something's going on you know someone's trying to rip me off. There must be something to this thunderstorms likely because things were happening. It wasn't something i had to make up. It was really existing. So i started reading the bible and feeling i don't like to compare god the drugs and i don't like it when people say jesus better than getting loan it because i don't think you can compare the creator of the universe to some stupid drug but when i would read his word in pray i had such a presence of peace never known before that i never got from anything and i just said. Wow this is great. What deal you know. And i became very excited about it aster greg. Laurie will have the second half of this message. From nineteen seventy seven in. Just a moment. We send pastor great studies out via the radio. Email satellite and even are harvested home online services. And it's encouraging when we hear that these messages are impacting lives. After greg i have been a true believer for six decades have been receiving daily devotions for a couple of months. Now they are my favorite devotional. And i look forward to getting them every day. In addition about one month ago. I started tune into your life sermons on harvest at home. You inspire me. And i get all your jokes. Thank you for your ministry and to bring people to relationship with god. I'm happy to partner with you. In your mission. I pray god continues to bless you exceedingly abundantly more than you could ask or think it's a privilege to bring these studies your way and we're thankful for our harvest partners. Who make them possible. Would you partner with us. You could make a donation at harvest dot org. And you'll find pasture greg's harvest at home services at the same web address harvest dot org. We'll today a unique message from pastor. Greg we're listening to a sermon preached when he was just twenty four years old and he spoke of his journey to christ. Let's continue with this presentation now. One of the most requested programs of the past year got back to school. And i had a hard time relating to the christian because they were the questions on this campus especially they love the lord and they didn't care if anyone knew it and they would walk down the middle of the campus like i said singing out loud at the top of their vocal chords. Praise the lord. You know and and i couldn't relate to that and i said well i'm going to kind of be a loner christian i'll believe in god but i won't hang out with them but then when they want him said come onto christian meeting. I said all right so they were at lunch time. We went into a room. i sat down. Everyone was looking to behave and that guy used to get loaded. He's a christian now. Wow you know there's just sitting there and this guy. He was kind of a strange brother. He was very fervent. He preached like old fashioned preacher. And jesus said you know he storming around the room. And i'd never seen anybody talk like this before. You know throwing their arms around and then god the fluctuations and. I didn't know why person would want to speak so weird you know. I still really don't know why people talk like that. And so i got out of the class and this guy comes up and he goes brother. Greg i wanna give you a bible and he gave me the bible with popsicle sticks glued together to make a cross on it. You know and i thought that was kinda knew. Wow thanks a lot you know. Can i pay for no. No you just take this and read it man. It's god's awareness that thank you of the room and thought oh man. I can't carry a bible around. Don't they make little ones. You can hide your pockets or something. And so i had this jacket with big pockets on it and i said well just stuff the bible down the pocket pull the flap over and no one will know so i stuck it down in there and i walked along and i hadn't seen my friends for like a week. My old lady buddies. You know so i said hey i'll go over and visit them so i walked over and looked around and open the bushes up stuff. The bible and hid in the bushes walked in pay man. You guys done this. Said hey greg man all know where and the lord you know with that feeling came back and i started feeling what was conviction to witness. I wasn't going to witness. Didn't wanna do that so i sat down greg. We haven't seen you for a week. Where have you been. I haven't been anywhere. And i just kept evading the subject. They kept cross examining me. Hey wanted to go smoke a joint. No no. i don't wanna do that. Where have you been man. What's happening to your different all. Nothing and no way. Was i going to witness. Suddenly the front door comes bursting open and it.

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Greg Laurie Podcast

08:23 min | Last month

"greg" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

"Glad you're joining us today. On a special edition of a new beginning pastor greg. Laurie is here with me. In the studio and patrick is part of our series of most requested messages of the year. We're going back into our archives. in fact this is not even going into our archives. It is actually coming from somebody else's archive from many years ago. We didn't have any copy of this message. This goes back to the seventies. I think when you were twenty four years old. Yes you gave this message. And i the first thing. I've got to ask. You is feel about hearing your message from that long ago. You'd do you agree with everything you said you know. That's actually a good question you know. What the sixty-six-year-old greg. Laurie likes the twenty four year. Old greg laurie. I agree with what young griggs said and You know he. He wasn't bad he. Here's what i like about him. His voice was very high My voice has dropped a bit since then. He's very quickly. But what i like about him is he based on the bible. And that's how i started out. And that's i still am because you know the power is in the word of god dave but this is a very unusual message in that i gave my complete testimony and i was very interested. Listen to it because you know as you go back in your memory you wonder too. I remember thinking really the way it happened. It's sort of like came across. The dead. Sea scrolls of greg like this was very close. To one of the happened was only a few years after my conversion and there were a few details In this story that. You're about to hear that i tell about my life that i had actually forgot about that. Oh yeah that's right. I didn't that my last Telling of my testimony so it was really fascinating to listen to almost like. It's another person but yet it is me and So we're going to play it for you now at twenty four year old me sharing my testimony of how i came to put my faith in. Jesus christ now. This is something. I don't normally do because i don't like to dig up the past but sometimes i think it's good to do for the point of just sharing what christ can do in a life and i want to just take a few minutes to go a little bit into my life before i knew the lord and sherbet of my own personal testimony and how i came to know jesus christ right now. I'm twenty four years old. And i accepted the lord when i was seventeen years old. I was going to harbor high school. I was born in long beach. Nineteen fifty two and my mom was married and divorced seven times and so i had a really lousy childhood. I never had a father that i could find security and i never had the family image ozzie and harriet. Type of thing. Milk and cookies. After school i never had that. I was brought up in an environment. Where is very quickly. I believe matured a little quicker than most children my age because when most kids were out playing baseball with their buddies and stuff i was getting an insight into the very adult world that i was soon to join and a lot of times. They didn't have younger. Friends was around adults more than young kids. And i watch them swap wives and drink their way around and try to have fun and wake up the next morning and and i just looked at their lives and saw the emptiness and it really quickly and i that i wanted something more but i didn't know what i really wanted so as a young boy and got into school. I went into military school. Because my mom didn't have time to watch me. She had the work and believe it or not. It was a straight a. student on the honor. Roll good kid private laurie. You know and as i was in military school. It got to a point where i was gonna get out and so i transferred out into public school and i was so used to the discipline and back in military school. You say yes sir to your teachers and the teachers were uniforms and you wear uniforms just like the army. Except you're a bunch of little kids you know. It's really kind of a strange place. And so i got out of military school into a public school and there was absolutely no discipline any longer. I could do whatever. I want. So i totally reverted to my other nature what i really wanted to be. And just basically was a rotten kid and the sixth grade. I caused a lot of trouble. I cost so much trouble and made so many enemies. And i would write things on the blackboard when the teacher was gone yell things out him in the middle of class and make up jokes and draw pictures of the teacher in various environments. Doing strange things so they would call me into the office and tell me there. We're going to expel me. My mom called him and said she would sue the school system if they expelled so they decided. Leave me at school and my teacher hated me so much that once when i was outside and the rest of the class were there. She said you know what. I'd like to do to greg laurie. I would like to bury him up to his neck in the sand. And let read at edith head really. The teachers hated me. But i loved it. You know because to have teachers down on. You is just like kind of an ego thing one day. My teacher really got me though. I was in the sixth grade. I won't tell you what. I used to call him. But i call them what i usually call them and he picked me up by the seat of the pants and spanked me and it hurt it. Everyone saw me get spanked. Oh it's horrible. I couldn't believe it. And so i was really mad after that and i really sit out to cause trouble. I got in the seventh and the eighth grade. I went to harborview elementary school. Then i transferred to lincoln junior high school. That's local around here. And i got in there and you know and i was starting to grow in that and all in noticing girls moore and of course i noticed girls before that beginning to aggressively go out and dates and you know the sadie hawkins dance and all that kind of stuff. But i always had a problem with girls. I was scared of them. I would get these big infatuation to see a girl and fall in love with her. You know. I was always into meeting the perfect girl but i'd get around and i would freeze up. I didn't know what to say. I could talk to anybody you know. Make them laugh. Say lots of things. But i'd get around girl. I like my heart would start beating. And i'd act like a total jerk so i got into high school and at that point i was starting to think about what direction i wanted to take in my life. I was thinking. What do i want to be really. And i look around at the different types of people and we had every kind of guy in our high school we had bikers we had athletes. We had surfers. And we add that people who are into their study. And all that. And i started looking over at the athletes. And i don't know about your schools. But the school i went to this was chronic amar. Cmhs we had different sections where the athletes would stand in one section and the surplus withstanding another. The athletes would stand in one section. Where they're letterman jacket but one foot on the planner and the cheerleaders would stand around drool. Nfl freshmen went through senior square. And my school they them head first and the trash can and then they had the surfers section. And this was this long all the surplus that you know. It's funny to me. Surfers all of this same blonde hair cut in the hang. Ten t shirts and the sandals. They'll just sit there going. Stelco bulk man. You know so all the surplus with these weird people. They hung around the vending machines. I don't know what they were there. They men vending machines strange and then there were those who like to hang around the library and study at lunchtime. I never could understand that. At all. And so i decided i wanted to go out for sports now as you can see. I never was a great physically built person. But i was always good at at track running and things like that and so i went out for football for a split end because i figured you know. I don't have to sit around and get annihilated frontline. There i can run up for passes and be a hero and all that and so i went up for football. I was doing pretty good and it was hard. Because you've got to get out there and hit these bags coaches really some sort of a nut or something. He wanted you to kick this thing. Big metal thing with these pads on it and hidden to ear started.

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Greg Laurie Podcast

04:40 min | 3 months ago

"greg" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

"People will be happier to day because we are honoring jesus and we are a bane. Jesus and we are doing what we were made to do to become like jesus himself in terms of being givers. That's fantastic now. Let's surf think about it. Gets how quiet still talking about money. Move on quickly okay. So our theme is is hap- it's heaven happiness and hope and we're living in a culture right now we're a lot of people have lost. Hope course generation z. Has been described by some experts as the hopeless generation. And your heart just goes out to folks who who've lost hope you know one person wrote you can man can live forty days without food three days without water six minutes without air but only one second without hope renting as we close today. Let's talk to a person who maybe has lost. Hope maybe they something bad has just happened to them really bad. They've got the worst news imaginable from a doctor. Or maybe an accident. They've lost a loved one or maybe they just feel like life isn't worth living any more. You know the thinking. No one loves me. Nobody cares about me. I don't matter to anybody. I should just take my own life. Even address a hopeless person until them what they should have. You know my mind. Greg goes to titus to verse thirteen where it says that we are waiting for our blessed hope. And that's that word macari again and the proper literal translation is waiting for are happy. Hope the appearing of the glory of our great god and savior. Jesus christ and. This is what i would say to. The person who is suffering from that hopelessness is to say. God has given us this happy. Hope and it's not just a wishful thinking. Hope it's built on. The blood bought promises of jesus christ that he is going to make all things better. He's going to wipe away the tears from every i for all who believe and trust in him. Now if your hope is in yourself and your hope is in the economy and the stock market and your retirement plan and your hope is always being healthier wealthier..

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"greg" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

Greg Laurie Podcast

02:55 min | 4 months ago

"greg" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

"That went really badly and it went better than I thought there've been a few thought it went really well, and it wasn't as good as I thought. So I can't he tells you. Yeah that's. Tells me. I was so worthless. She never says that. So. It's I. Try not to you know be swayed by my emotion, but I would say, Bible, studies. Speaking of humor and having fun you. Your humor is is very unique. It's good little negative. Where did it come from? Yeah, you know it's funny. I seen interviews that are done with Comedians, and almost every comedian that you've ever heard came from a horrible childhood and so it shouldn't surprise you when you read that about somebody. That's funny. You develop sometimes people develop humor as a defense mechanism and so because of my crazy upbringing I learned to joke about everything and sometimes it's almost strange the humor like you can find humor in this. How would you find a joke there but I do and I tend to see the absurd and? That was reflected early on in my cartooning and then 'cause my cartoons like I worked with the school paper mocked everybody. Macher I when I was in the south a while ago I drove by a town called Marksville. I should've worn. In KNOXVILLE. That's me, macher. So, when I before as a Christian I mock Christians and all of a sudden I'm one of them well, I'm not going to mock them anymore so. Now sometimes, they I mock nonbelievers not the believe them the people themselves that sort of ideas nonbelievers have and I just tried to the human just comes out try to be funny sometimes I think I'm funny when I'm not funny usually when I'm telling a joke but a lot of times I just kind of comes out in the moment I suppress a lot of it. There's a lot of things that enter into my mind that I don't say. Because I was at things in your like you look at me and you go. I'M NOT EVEN GONNA go they're going to say. Like. Five. Things are loaded and ready. Yeah, I just I like to have fun. You know we're busy. We're working hard. So when I can find a moment to have a laugh I look for those things and enjoy it. Why can't you have fun doing all this? You know when you're in ministry, you're exposed to a lot of hard things. You know people going through hard things in their lives sad stories and also very happy things you know but you're exposed to a lot and so I try to find humor when I can make it a little bit easier. I think some people just take themselves a little too seriously I try not to take myself seriously. But I take my message very seriously, and sometimes it's good to just lighten up a little bit Amen Everybody Greg Laurie here..

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Greg Laurie Podcast

04:50 min | 4 months ago

"greg" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

"An amen. We're in the harvest refreshed right now by the way today's national copy. Day. Oh no I also drink coffee. Have Coffee every morning sometimes in the afternoon. Okay. Rapid fire questions favorite food favorite food. Oh my well usually I would just say bad then followed by all the foods I like I like hamburgers, I like Mexican food I like Italian food I like Sushi. But kind of in that order. Pizza Love Hamburgers always drawn to the wrong foods. My wife has him when he get a nice. Salad to me Nice Salad. Salad is like practice for real food. everything's working I can order actual food now but I am attracted to the wrong foods I have to admit favorite color. Oh, definitely blue. Yes. Blue Light. Okay. How many of you love Blue Blue I. Followed by Green Green second favorite and I love blue and green together. Great Color combination why you told me why once you remember You said I, Love Blue and green because God used so much of it that's true. I mean, think about it. Yeah everywhere. You look those are GonNa. Say. They were song. They would song. Oh my there's so many. I mean I have lots of favorite songs and I don't know why. But I have so many songs in my brain lyrics of songs going back to my earliest childhood to the present. Day Rock songs, pop songs, stupid. Commercial sons that which I didn't know still. Of course tons a praise songs. Hymns are mixed in there as well. It would be really hard for me to identify one single song it would probably be. I just can't. I can't think of one right. There are so many there's so many. I can't pick one you love art fine arts. Who's your favorite artists? Well. You know there's a lot of people I admire their art and I mean I'm a cartoonist. So it's kind of use the term art artists loosely. Cartoonist R. Artists, sort of, but it's a different kind of art you know but and there's cartoon this. I loved like Charles. Schultz who I used a correspond with as a kid kid, he's the originator peanuts and. He was very gracious. wrote me letters and encouraged me but on the probably. People who consider more of a fine artist Vincent Van Gogh. Went to museum when we were in Holland, a number of years ago fact Christopher and I went and and Christopher was kind of in the van Gogh and I went along and while I. Love this guy, his work seems so contemporary to me..

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Greg Laurie Podcast

05:36 min | 4 months ago

"greg" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

"So. On your. Husband. And your grandfather and father yes you're an author. So my first question is, what does that look like from your perspective? My. Well, you know. The last thing I ever plan on becoming was a preacher. First of all, I never planned to become Christian. But of course, the Lord had different ideas and I'm so glad he's so much better than mine. I came to Christ I've shared that story before, but you know I feel myself out talking about my faith immediately, and that was not the normal thing for me but I had something to talk about and like most people had a fear of public speaking I. Think when you read polls, that's like number one fear is public speaking number two is death whichever amazing it's. Rather. Die Than speak publicly I didn't want to speak publicly but you know when the Lord sort of opening up doors for me to do Little Bible Studies and speak to groups of people in soon during the church I wanted to speak publicly only because now I had something to say that's the difference. It's not about public speaking it's about having something to say and when you have something to say and we all have that something the Gospel. Well, that's worth overcoming your fears for in Overcoming Your Committee and all that and as Paul to Timothy. Cut Us not giving us a spirit of fear but of power love and the sound mind. So that sort of started being speaking publicly and initially thought God was calling me to be an evangelist because I love doing that I traveled with the band as you said, and when we started our church I was sort of thinking this was something I was doing the hand off to someone else and they began to grow I'm nineteen years old and I realize it's turning into a church that was not my intention to start a church. I wasn't planting A. I was. At a Bible Study of young people we were all in our twenties. In. But as it continued to grow, people are calling me pastor Greg. I'm looking for another great here I mean that can't be me but it began to occur to me. I began to realize it. I'm called to be a pastor. Then I can have you know thought a lot about that. How does this work my pastor? WHO's an evangelist or I'm an evangelist pastor and I just came to the conclusion I'm both and I'm called to do both. But my primary calling is to be pastor and now in the. Last. Twenty seven years the doors open for us to go around the country and around the world in these harvest events and do my evangelism which I love. But I always look forward to coming home right in those early years who was most influential in helping you to establish the habits that you needed to be the pastor that you didn't know how to be i. mean you just barely knew how to be a Christian at that point right. So how did that work? You know one thing I would say Paul as. As a young person when I was I became a Christian at seventeen was attending church I hung around a lot of older people. You know I made it a point to friend older people who could help me and in the early days hanging out of coverage chapel is hanging around pastor chuck and there was another pastor there named Pastor Romaine and he used to be a sergeant.

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Greg Laurie Podcast

04:29 min | 4 months ago

"greg" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

"So thanks for joining me for this podcast. I Pastor Paul E. Tin and I'm one of the Administrative Pastors here at harvest and thank you for that one. Right all right. Thank you. And I have the privilege of overseeing the Communications Department at Harvest I love harvest I've been for harvest since the early eighties and tonight we have a special night we have a night of vision we have a night of perspective we have a night of insight a night of amazement are you ready for it and? We have. Pastor. Greg. Coming out. We're going to talk to him. Pastor Greg has been my pastor for thirty five.

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Greg Laurie Podcast

04:15 min | 5 months ago

"greg" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

"Three, you need to repent of your sin. Now, the word repent needs to change your direction. The Bible says God has commanded people everywhere to repent. It's sort of like hanging a u-turn and the road of life. You've been going one way away from God. Now, it's time to turn around and start going toward. The Bible says retentive times of refreshment will come from the presence of the Lord then fourthly, you must receive Jesus Christ into your life not just knowledge genie existed once but saying Lord come into my life. The Bible says for as many as received him. It gives them the power to become sons of God and Jesus says, behold I stand at the door and knock, and if you will hear my voice and open the door I will come in right now. Jesus Christ Saint let me come into your life, but the doorknob of your heart so to speak is on the inside only you can open it. Jesus doesn't insane down at the door and knock and if you don't open it up, kick it down. Now, he's a gentleman he knocks. He waits for you to open the door and then you must do it publicly not as wine a few moments I'm going to ask you that want to get right with God that WanNa be born again that wanted to go to heaven when you die I'm GonNa ask you what I Starts Start Song and a few moments to get up out of your seat and walk down the aisles and stand here in this floor, and when you all get the lead you in a prayer of commitment, a recommitment to cries. Now, why do I ask you to come publicly because everyone that Jesus calls he calls publicly. Jesus says if you will acknowledge. People I will acknowledge him before my father in the angels in heaven but he added if you deny me before people alter now you before the father and his angels. So coming forward like this as a way to acknowledge him publicly and listen two thousand years ago Jesus died publicly for you. So I'm going to ask you to make a Public Stanford Christ and lastly you must do it now. The Bible says today is the day of salvation. Now is the time now the Holy Spirit, would see you tonight. Now. And the devil would say later next week next month next year better yet. Now is the time. What are you waiting for? You say, well, Grega. A lot of things in my life I need to clean up I. Think I'll clean my life of income the God no you come to God and he'll clean your life up you come with your singer come with your problems. Jesus cleans fish after he catches them. You See. So you just come as you are come with your questions. You say, well, listen you show me an all believed. No listen you believe in God will show you you come and see what he'll do for you. Do it now. Don't even say I'll do it tomorrow night. Because none of us has a guarantee will be here tomorrow night. Or the night after now is the time. This is your moment just like Nicodemus had an appointment Jesus you do too and he will fill that hole in your heart will take away that guilt you've been carrying around because of the wrong you've done and you can leave the rb scene knowing that you will go to heaven when you die. I'm going to give you an opportunity to make that commitment to Christ right now let's all our heads a word of prayer. Father I pray now you'll speak to every person during this message helped them to see the words we have shared. Tonight are true. They're gospel true. Help them Lord to come to you and believe and receive your forgiveness now. Help them learn to make the most important decision of their life. We ask all of this in Jesus name Amen Everybody Greg Laurie here thanks for listening to our podcast and to learn more about harvest ministries. Please subscribing consider supporting this show just go to harvest dot org, and by the way if you want to find out how to come into a personal relationship with God. Go to know God dot Org. That's Keno W. Gio D. Dot Org..

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Greg Laurie Podcast

07:43 min | 5 months ago

"greg" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

"Cannot be Christian without being born again. You must be born again to set it. That means in a couple of moments but let's talk a little bit about Nicodemus. Who was this guy? The Bible says he was a Pharisee what does that mean we usually think of the Pharisees in a negative life because of course, Christ save some of his most scathing words for the scribes and the Pharisees among other things he called them a whitewash tomb. He would talk about how they would be gironde the externals but completely missed the point and not have it right on the in side but the Pharisees were really pretty admirable group of individuals. Never numbering more than six thousand each would take a solemn vow before three witnesses that would devote every moment of their life to obtain the ten commandments not that any of them were successful in that. But that's what the attempted to do. They took the law of God very seriously. So nicodemo. Was Devout man he was a religious man and not only deputy was a leader because Jesus said, you are the teacher in Israel and you don't know these things that means a nicodemus might have been like a household name in Israel but was well educated the deeply religious. There was something missing in his life and you might relate day Nicodemus you U2 are religious and moral and educated ninety percent of the people that live in the triangle are high school graduates or higher. Fifty percent of the people in this area have bachelor degrees or higher. That's incredibly impressive. So many you relate to him in some ways you've been successful you even had some fame you're a alleging in your own mind time. Or maybe you've thought only I was famous than I would be happy I read a poll that USA Today did recently asking young people today what they wanted more than anything else and you know what the answer was the number one thing that young people want before I say what it is let me say what the answer to the same question was. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, seven, they have college freshman what they wanted more than anything else that eighty five percents. A central purpose of their lives was find a meaningful philosophy of life well now fast forward to two, thousand, seven, they asked today's young people. What do you want more than anything else and they said number one to be rich and famous To be rich and famous everybody wants their fifteen minutes of fame. In an article that same article a girl named Cameron Johnson. A BLACKSBURG Virginia said quote when you open the Celebrity magazine, it's all about the money and being rich and famous. The TV shows we watch everything from the apprentice. To Reading US magazine, it was the all the celebrities and there are six million dollar homes. We see Britney and Paris the people we relate to outside of our friends are these people or Britney and Paris. Indeed, it's fame really the answer you look at people that have reached the pinnacle of success you look at so many of them with drinking problems with drug problems. Spending time in Rehab facilities sometimes, we hear of them being suicidal, even taking their own lives. It's fame really the answer when Albert Einstein was at the peak of his fame he wrote in a letter to friend quote it's strange to be known. So universally yet be so lonely and quo stern. You've heard of Kim referred to as a shock jock made millions and millions of dollars from the new deal that the ink was serious radio. You think he's happy with all that money. Stern said in an interview I'm never happy I've never been happy a day in my life. Here's something you need to know. There are two sources of unhappiness and lie one is not getting what you want and other is candy. What she wants because it won't be all that it's cracked up to be a world famous actress recently said pretty much the same thing I remember she said one of the most upsetting times in my life was. Teen Success Financial Stability, and I was in love I thought everything. They say you should have to make you happy and I'm not happy and quo see money can buy you some things but it can't buy you. The most important things money can buy you a bet the camp by a good night's sleep money can buy your books but can't buy your brains. It can buy you a house, but it can't buy you a home. You can buy medicine, but it can't buy you hell. It can buy you amusement but it can't buy you happiness and it quotes Saint Paul. Saint John. Saint George and Saint Ringo money can't buy you love. Nicodemus knew that. Maybe you thought Oh if I just had these things, I know I'd be happy if I could have whatever wish for reminds me of a story of a couple they were celebrating the husband sixty fifth birthday and the thirty, th wedding anniversary and ingenious up here to them. This is a true story and. I'm kidding, of course. and. I'm going to grant you one wish and husband says one wish up under the three wishes genie said, well, you know times are hard. We've had to cut back. So I'll give you each one word. So the the wife she was so sweet she says, well, I, wish for a second honeymoon by beloved husband on a Beautiful Island and the Southsea and poop there they were surrounded by Turquoise water she and her beloved husband of all of those years together. The husband was sitting there and he hadn't given his wish yet even say what he wanted and Jeanie said, well, what do you want looked over at his older wife and thought for a moment and he said okay I wish I had a wife that was thirty years younger than me and prove he was ninety five years old. So you better be careful. which wishful? Nicodemus, came to Jesus at night. The Bible says naked not see right there. And by the way, this has mentioned more than once inscription. So it's worth noting. He probably came at night because he was afraid to be seen. Everyone knew Nicodemus? was maybe he was afraid of what others think. Maybe, you were afraid to tell someone what you were doing tonight hey dude wanNA party night. Going to the c Oh what's going on a concert Kinda? Wait a second isn't that harvesting happening? Yeah. Ono You're going to that? Yeah. Don't become one of those born agains don't worry I won't. Maybe, you were a little embarrassed to admit to someone you're coming here. A lot of times we're afraid of being laughed at by our friends. put down. We're a lot like she. Says all we like. Sheep Gone Astray we've turned everyone to his own way and there's no no mistake. The Bible says we're like cheap. I read an article in the people a while back that mentioned four hundred and fifty sheep that belt to their own death over in Turkey. Cheaper. So stupid at one chief goes off the cliff all the others won't follow and they're separate than the maze what has four hundred and fifty sheet draft to their debt done. Can you be one sheep goes he.

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Greg Laurie Podcast

04:54 min | 7 months ago

"greg" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

"Satisfaction of realizing that I've played my part done what God has called me to do and have had the joy of seeing the fruit of the ministry and of course with Greg. Good. You know his success came much earlier in life than did I was actually. Thirty eight years old when we started calvary chapel and of course, I was in my forties and in mid forties and all before I really began to see any really positive results and fruit of the ministry, and so here's Greg you know in his twenties began to see the explosive growth of the church there in Riverside and So he's going to have a lot more years of of being able to see the fruit, the grandkids and the great grandkids spiritually. But I wonder how many generations you'll be able to see greg by the time you get to be seventy nine. Well, I know that a church Maury dedicating a children of children have dedicated yes. So first, it was amazing. Well, here's these adults sending before me. You dedicated me as a job now is m dedicating their children you know, and that's a glorious thing and really what better way is there to spend our lives and then in serving the Lord and you never feel as though you've wasted anything mean look back in my life and they go give my life to Christ and seventeen O g delay. Miss, some parties or some fun times you know whatever I missed what few fun times are worry even in the world are nothing compared to all that the Lord has done in an I I don't regret any of it. In fact, I was I'd started even earlier though I started quite young because you just look back and say man, that's a good use of my time in of my life and you know wanting to see fruit that remains an and frankly I was the beneficiary of Chuck's. Preparation years because he shared with US less than Ta'ed learned early in life things to watch out for things to avoid things not to do as well as things to do in to embrace, etc. So having built on that, we were able to kind of get what you would call a jump start in life and get it very early. I didn't have to unlearn anything I didn't have any weird theological training or strange experiences and the church I just came as a a non believer with a blank slate for a mind and. I was saying, okay. Tell me what to do. Unfortunately I, was under the teaching of one of the Greatest Bible teachers ever who was able to kind of frame my thinking and then I was able to move from there. He told me you know users some good books to read these things to do etc and pursued that and you know so it's it's fruit I've always believed. It's fruit to Chuck's account. You know it's the Lord that you know one sows another reaps a god gives the increase. So it's ultimately got him we. Recognize that but having said that even Paul would say writing to the church you know your speak of his children and Christ and and so these people that are coming to faith it really is to Chuck's account as well because he said the framework for the crusade in I heard the word of God taught him from the earliest years there from Chuck and so you know we just praise the Lord for it. It's all for his glory, but but it you know it's all interconnected. So in a very cool way the Lord. was setting it all up and I'm just one of many I mean you know there's so many others that God is using. That are doing crusades as well like role reese and Mike Macintosh and others from Calvi Chaplain. That's not to mention though we know thousand fifteen, hundred, two, thousand, Calvary Chapel pastors are and many others that have been impacted by chuck I'm just one of many well, pastor check before we close Would you lead us in prayer? Be Very happy to father what a joy it is to again enter into A. Crusade and with the expectation and the anticipation of watching the spirit of God, touch the lives of thousands of people drawing them into a understanding of your love and the great plan that you have for their lives. They will just but submit themselves to you Annoy Greg Father for this crusade given strength. Give. Him Wisdom Lord. We pray that those that will be doing the music and all that felt each one be so annoyed by your spirit that people will be touched in Jesus name..

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Greg Laurie Podcast

08:15 min | 7 months ago

"greg" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

"And laughed at it was a joke to me. So I was trying to do something that a person would actually maybe stop and read maybe even charcoal out a little bit but then also would hear the word and you know in the Crusades that's essentially the same thing that we're doing with with from. You know if you go to if we could go back in time to nineteen ninety, the harvest crusade at the first Pacific amphitheatre would look. Different than the harvest crusade of today, it would be different in a number of ways. The the music would be different. The Look of the platform would be different, but the essence of it is absolutely the same as it was, and I expect God willing if we're doing these ten years today or twenty or something today, you know they'll be different musical styles that may be popular. There might be different tools or resources or technologies we might utilize, but it always comes down to just the the message of the Gospel and that's where you can't. With it, you can't monkey with it. You can't toy with it. You want to just keep it biblical. You want to keep it simple. You want to keep it in everyday language. And, then you want to give people an opportunity to respond to it. Greg Lloyd was amazing. Yeah little stories. You know normally know what it says to be a center. When he puts in a little stories, little visuals. He gets. What he said really really hit me i. mean it hit me hard some he said just clicked in my head and it just made me. Now, I had to give my life to Christ. I'm never accepted the Lord before never even hold the Gospel told that and it just absolutely blew me away. Blew me away. I think that if you would go to the churches here in Orange County, those that are really evangelical teaching the word that you would find every one of the churches here people who had been introduced to Christ in the harvest Crusades I can remember the one year that we had huge baptism down at Krona Donmar, right after one of the Crusades Third Crusader. So the tide was so high. Use the. The the pirates cove. So we had to go to the beach and we had our high don't know over a thousand people. Baptized Aaron of course, in the the surf was up and was just I got knocked over with a wave and. Voting into the Sherwood some lady sides. Surfing. That serving and it was it was really though very you know an in our church there are just so many people that made their commitment or introduced or brought to Christ through the Crusades and so because we've been going on year after year, and that's it has a long lasting effect throughout the churches in of so many of them, the people were first introduced to Christ in the crusade setting. So I think it's exciting. You know it's an interesting thing also dave is that I've met so many people now who are in ministry? Who came to Christ that the Crusades as in a church last week speaking and he was the youth pastor and he was introducing me he accepted Christ in nineteen ninety at our first crusade there at the theater and now is in full time ministry. Yeah this is Justin and I I did receive Christ in one thousand, nine, hundred, ninety at the first summer harvest Q. Sane and it was there that I for the very first time I. realized that it was because Jesus did on the Cross for me that made me right with God. After that got involved in local Youth Ministry and and today I'm one of the pastors on staff at Mariners Church in Irvine. California Hi this is Jack Hibs and I came to Christ way back in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, seven on a Monday night as Greg. Laurie gave the message it was the first time. I had ever heard the Gospel and in responding I had no idea what God was going to do with my life. But some years later now, I'm now senior pastor of coverage Apple Chino Hills. And by the grace of, God, had been allowed to teach the Bible to thousands of people and I'm grateful to Pester Greg and all that the Lord is doing through his life and the evangelistic preaching of the word of God, one of the criticisms of large scale evangelism as well. Do you think all those people continue on with the Lord well? Of course they don't we don't say they do. That's why we describe those who have come forward over the years not as conversions but his professions of faith time will tell if they're conversions but our job so to speak is to proclaim the word you know when the Lord told us to go. So the seed, the way they sowed. Seeds in those days, they would just go and randomly throw the seat out into a field and then the soil essentially determine how you would react to the sowing of the seed. So I think our goal is to get the to as people as possible, and then leave the results in the hands of God. But you know when you do that sure people come forward and don't continue on. But there are those that come forward and only continue on but then they commit their lives to service, and now they're reaching people and then those people reach people and so the process continue. So that's what's really exciting to me with the passing of time TV able to see how that's happened. For some reason I was listening at one night and Greg was talking about this might be last opportunity you have. Come, little no one had ever put it to me like that. No one in the church I had been going to or in the church that I grew up in had ever said. You need to make a decision Greg was saying. No matter how good you are. You're never good enough. One of the scriptures he said was Bushel profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses a soul. And really strict on my heart because that's exactly where. When Pasture Greg. You know Florida's knocking is nothing your heart open up the door and let him in it just felt like my was just opening to him said, Hey, a few died tonight. Where would you go? And it was like pointed at the audience and it was almost like he was pointing directly at me it just the statement that hit hard at my heart. And it was not that point where I realize I didn't. WanNa. I didn't want. He without God. It was the way he was talking it was like me and him just sitting down with a cup of coffee talking about this is by the way. Jesus and this is what he can do for you. Guy Miller said it touched my heart. So deeply that when he gave the invitation, there wasn't anything else. I could do I had to go forward. Yes. I walked towards the field I almost like galloping down get down there quick enough. At literally ran. I was in the Marines six years. Father always trying to say men don't cry. That's all I did. I couldn't stop. Move. Pastor. Let me ask you after hearing that. What do you say to people who think that large-scale evangelism is outdated? Well, I do think that people don't really understand. So often of the Crusades and again in there are a lot of crusades that really don't produce long lasting results. You know the way the message is presented if it is an understandable and a logical way, it sticks with people. And and I think that emotions play a part but I think that so many evangelist sort of tend to play upon people's emotions. So that is a emotional kind of reaction rather than a true being persuaded intellectually this is the way to go. I mean this makes sense and and I think that's the gift that Greg has of making it makes sense. You've had a lot of years of experience and service in God's kingdom when Pastor Greg gets to that point many years from now, what is your wish for him when he gets to that stage in his era of service to Christ let me just say I just hope that he can have the same kind of.

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Greg Laurie Podcast

07:53 min | 7 months ago

"greg" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

"A relief after I did it. And I knew I was saved. A pastor chuck more than two hundred, sixty thousand people have made decisions just like that. More. Than three point three million have walked through the turnstiles since you had that idea in one thousand nine hundred ninety is is that what you expected to happen? No. Curse, the Lord always does exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or even think, and so you take a step and then you just stand back and you have your mouth open. And you know you just in awe of what God is doing and how far God is able to take something like that and just expanded and reach so many people. well, Pastor Greg many of our listeners know that that you grew up spiritually under master teachers right he's your pastor. What is it about his example? Bet His influenced you the most Lena that's a hard question answer because there's a lot of things I could say, but just sort of tying to this topic of evangelism. I didn't come from a Christian background at all I came from a rural secular hedonistic kind of a home as people may know my Mama's burden and divorced seven times alcoholic, etc. So it was a completely godless environment and frankly even before I became a Christian, I was really sick and tired of what this world had to offer and I knew there had to be answered somewhere I just. Didn't know where and it was a youth pastor that Kenema high school campus named Lonnie from calvary. Chapel. That I I. Heard and I made that commitment to Christ will then when I started going to cover I remember I was sitting there and in Chuck came walking out, you know no Lonnie was I related Alani because at the time I, had long hair just had here and it was But. Related to him as more of a peer. Okay. He's cool. But Chuck came out and he was more like the AIDS at my father would be. So immediately that you know some adult I don't know if I want to hear this guy I I don't think I'm gonNA. Really relate to this etc. but what amazed me was shot had a way. Of just speaking in everyday terms but yet it was the Bible back. It was Bible Exposition. I didn't know what it was that never heard before all I knew was I wanted to hear more so I would go to basically every study every night at calvary at that time, chuck would speak on Sundays of course, Sunday nights and I think took your money. And, you may be. Thursdays. And then Ken Gullickson did Friday nights and Lonnie was doing Wednesday nights I. Think in that. That's right and I went to all of it. I mean every single one plus I listened to this new technology at the time called cassette tapes and is now outdated of course but that was very edgy for them. Because don't forget we came from eight tracks. But you know I just couldn't get enough of it and I just found that chuck. You know interestingly though he is a Bible teacher and people think of that way a lot of times people don't know that really many ways chuck also an evangelist. He felt initially that he might be called to be an advance us but the Lord redirected him to be a pastor. But Somebody Tom's I would here in his messages these great presentations of the Gospel in a way that I can understand and then us as I saw to share the. Gospel in fact, it was one of sermons on inspired me to make my first attempt to evangelism, which was not preaching, but it was using my abilities as a cartoonist and I do a little booklet called living water. So to me, it was always, it was biblical it was practical. It was understandable it was authentic and it impacted my life and I wanted to go and do the same for my generation, and now I'm older than a lot of the people I'm preaching to. So I'm trying to do the same thing for the next generation. Do you need God's touch the night, maybe your life is falling apart. Maybe, you're trapped in a lifestyle. You can't get out of maybe your marriage is hanging by a thread. Maybe you're an engaging lifestyle right now we had a guy come forward a member of a gang up to that point at least. But he accepted Christ in these turned away from that lifestyle God can change a man like that. Might say well, that's great. You guys reach those down in outer St Joe's gang members to that'll raw meat tomorrow we will. We WanNA reach you to. A good person. I'm a moral person. I play by the rules. Yes I recycle it for you. You know Christ because you'll be asked that same question on that final day. This is not about how good of a life you live or how bad a light that you live 'cause you'll always find someone worse off than you. This is about the sin that separates you from God, because every one of US assent every one of us have broken the commandments of God every one of his stint separated from perfect and flawless God but God, you so much at two thousand years ago he said his son Jesus Christ not just a good man but the God man to die for your sins and shut his blood for you so you could be forgiven go to heaven when you die True Pastor check. Do you remember the first time you met greg he mentioned a moment ago that he had drawn evangelistic tract and he showed short on your porch with that. I remember very well. We lived rexy right near the High School Newport Harbor High and I do remember that he came to the door and he said that he had drawn up this cartoon I think it was in one of the classes in high school and it was the previous Sunday morning message done sort of been a cartoon fashion we were speaking on out of his innermost being there will gush torrents of living water, and so the track was called living water and. The guy with a heart and out of a heart, here's his fountain of water shooting up and so I looked through the track and you know we were talking about how people are looking to find the answers find something that will fulfill the emptiness, the void that's within and how the kids got into drugs and got into sex, and these other things all with the idea of trying to fill the void and so he put that in the track, and then how that you know through Jesus Christ? This not only the void is filled, but there flows fourth than out of that Empty Area, a fountain of living. Water. And so I said, well, this is great and so I had Greg Redraw or drawn in such a way that we could fold the cartoons so that they are in order as far as turning pages now, and we went down to Kinkos or someone. One of those shops had ten thousand of them printed and we got a bunch of kids aren't the church we cut them and. stapling them and all, and we set them out for the kids. To take free pass out to their friends and that first night, all ten, thousand God, and so we had hundred thousand printed up and they were gone and you know five hundred thousand and they were gone and that track just really had a very powerful impact on just kids all over the world night just thinking has chuck was saying that in many ways what I was attempting to do then is not. Unlike what we're doing on the Crusades two, they're just using different tools. You know then I was taking cartoon, but the idea was to build a bridge to a listener ended doing the way that they can relate to. Because back in those days, you may remember chuck that the kind of popular tracks had you know there are a lot of Hellfire and brimstone type thing you can try the flames on the. I'd read a couple of those before I was a Christian and I just threw it aside.

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"Touch hundreds of thousands of lives through a move of God called the Harvest Crusade and I'm happy to introduce a couple of gentlemen who know more about this move of God's hand than perhaps anybody else this side of eternity. Pastor Chuck Smith is senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, and pastor. Greg. Laurie is senior pastor of harvest Christian. Fellowship in Riverside, California and the Speaker of the harvest Crusades gentlemen thanks for talking with us today. Good to be here. It's a joy. We'll pastor chuck. Let me ask you about this idea came up with more than two hundred, sixty thousand people have made decisions for Christ through the Crusades. How did this idea come to you and a wanted Greg say when you suggested it to him well, Greg was doing the money night studies for the young people here average chapel and the church was just crowded packed to capacity and kids were outside and all. So I just was wondering, Noaa we took it to a larger venue just how many would come out and is just a curious kind of. Idea on my aunt side of just how many would come. So I talked to Greg about maybe getting the Pacific amphitheatre and just do a one week I never crusade to. Lord would do now contrast the size of calvary. Chapel Costa. Mesa with the size of the Pacific amphitheatre. Well, Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa weakened seat Would say there's probably three thousand kids coming a Monday night and Pacific amphitheatre is eighteen thousand. Capacity Tumbler. and My response was chuck. That's a pretty big place. Isn't it and Chuck replied well, Greg we serve a pretty big God. So I thought you have a point there. But it really was a bold step of faith to do something like that in chuck envisioned in this sort of a billy Graham style crusade But you know a contemporary type, not the billy Graham's crusades aren't contemporary but it can an idea that we would take sort of what was happening on the money nights reaching the younger people and then do it any crusade style you know larger scale and obviously inviting people to Christ and the Lord honored, and in fact, as I recall on the first week by the time we were done we had broken all attendance records at the Pacific amphitheatre in the final night. Place was overflowing the there would people that couldn't get in there was traffic backed up to the streets. It was pretty crazy. Firsthand in orange. County the traffic is backed up on the fifty five freeway near the fairgrounds and on most of the side streets around the fairgrounds says some kind of religious event going on there tonight. It is called the harvest crusade religion with a contemporary approach organized by a minister from Riverside California if there's a religious revival underway in America, this may well be the leading edge. The last night was just absolutely wild. You remember what was happening Oh? Yes. This up first Persian Gulf War. Yes. So there was a urgency people you know all know this might be the end of the year. And it was just really though exciting because they had to finally just locked the gate out people outside we set up speakers for them, and then people just couldn't get to the fairgrounds. The traffic was so heavy around the area that they just couldn't get in. So it was just really far more than anything we ever anticipated or expected, and that's why the second year we decided. We take the. Final night over the stadium and so that we would have more room for people on the final night. Go figure you you go from a three thousand seat venue to eighteen thousand seats and then you run out of Rome. Yeah. Go figure. Well, I guess we do serve a big. God. Pastor has right well Pastor Chuck Greg, Aman speaking for many years on on Monday nights at at. The church where your senior pastor when did you first start to notice that God was was using him in some kind of a unique way in bringing people to Christ? Well, of course, we were able to observe it out there in Riverside as God just had his hand upon Greg's life and the anointing of the spirit on the messages and the way the church in Riverside was growing so successful. And then, of course, when he came down to take the money nights, it was instant. It was just right at the beginning that was packed to capacity where we just couldn't get anymore and so what do you think makes his kind of a communication unique or effective? Well, I think that it is so relevant to the present day situation. In other words, it's very current and he uses great illustrations that. People. Understand. He uses the thoughts in the ideas of frustration that. Are expressed by worldly people all the time but. Famous people that you'd think these people really got it made and you know when you hear of their frustrations and and all, and he's very was very good at illustrating in just the need that is basic within every man to Reno and to have a understanding of what it is to be at peace with God and to have that security that is ours in Christ Jesus. Two. Thousand. Years Ago Jesus Christ the son of God went to the Cross and died for the sin of the world he was tortured. It's humiliated crude spikes were driven through his hands and feet and a crown of thorns placed around his head and a spear thrusting aside, and he bled and died there why? Because we are all separated from God by our sin? And it wasn't nails that held Jesus that cross two thousand years ago it was love for you and for me for God so loved the World He gave His only begotten Son and who believes in Kim should knock Peres but ever lasting life. On loves you. The last thing he wants to do is see you face judge. That is why he poured his judgment on his son who died in your place. But if you will turned from your sin and come to Jesus tonight, you can be forgiven. I was listening. Pretty intently to what God was saying when he was talking about Jesus dying on the Cross. For me and was very personal to me. and. I just knew that something was going to happen I was on the edge of my seat and when he made the altar call, I had already made up my mind. And when he made the altar call, I just looked at my sister and I was sobbing and I got up and I just ran down there. and. Hundreds of people were coming. I am. Greg Helpless Dupree, he helped me to pray. For Jesus to come into my life into be my savior. And I did that and I felt. Such.

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