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Greinke sharp in 500th career start, Royals beat Rangers 2-1
"In his 500th career star 38 year old Zach Ricky picked up the win on the Kansas City Royals two one win over the Texas Rangers Not many numbers I've been interested in And I found out about that like last game So that was going to be 500 this time So I think that's pretty neat neat little number It gave up a solo Homer to leote tavera's leading off the 5th one of only four hits he gave up in 6 innings Kyle is Bill broke the one one tie with a solo Homer in the bottom of the 5th Greg eckland Kansas
Abbott: More checkpoints after trailer tragedy
"Texas governor Greg Abbott is taking steps to respond to the deaths of dozens of migrants inside a sweltering tractor trailer Abbott is setting up more checkpoints on highways Targeting trucks like the one that was used where these people perished to make sure that we will have a better capability of perhaps stopping future trucks like that The Republican governor says many of these deaths could have been prevented If President Biden fully funded the border patrol operation he pointed out the truck passed through a border checkpoint It was unexpected because the border patrol does not have the resources to be able to inspect all of the trucks And as a result the border patrol did not have the capability of saving those lives The truck was registered in Texas but had fake plates and logos
Mississippi wins first CWS title, sweeping Oklahoma
"Almost swept the best of three title series with a come from behind win four two against the Oklahoma sooners in game two sooners starter cade Horton a freshman struck out 13 ulmas batters but did not get the win and can only look to next year We made it here and we accomplished a lot this year But we'll be back in I know that because this team laid the foundation for the future of Oklahoma baseball The rebels rallied for three runs in the 8th and broke the two two tie when two pitches got by OU catcher Jimmy crooks Oh you was one of the last teams selected to the original 64 team tournament field I'm Greg
Dinesh Examines Bill Barr's Jan. 6 Committee Testimony
"I have a commented before on Bill Barr chuckling and goth falling about 2000 mules and talking about the unreliability of geo tracking and I don't want to revisit that here. What I hadn't discussed was some further comments that Bill Maher made a little further down in his presentation to the January 6th committee, and I want to read them and comment upon them now. Bill Barr says the other thing, the other thing that people don't understand is that it's not clear that even if you can show harvesting. Harvesting. That this changes the or the results of the election. The courts are not going to throw out votes and then figure out what votes for harvested and throw them out. You'd still, the burden on the challenging party to show that illegal votes were cast votes were the result of undue influence or bribes, or there was really, you know, the person was non compos mentis. But absent that evidence I just didn't see courts throwing out votes anyway. So what's bar saying here? He's saying, look, maybe the vote harvesting is illegal. But who knows who the votes were cast for? And who knows if these were legal or illegal ballots in the first place? And unless you how you can independently prove where the ballots came from and what kind of way they were obtained, courts are not going to throw them out. So my first point is, fair enough, and there is a way to prove those things. In other words, if you go talk to the mules and you arrest the mules, they're going to then fess up and tell you that they got the ballots from the nonprofit organizations. And then if you raid the nonprofit organizations and bring them under scrutiny, they're going to tell you, we got the ballots of these ballots at nursing homes. We got some ballots at housing complexes where we had the residents sign and we had the ballots then sent not to them, but to us we felt them out. So in other words, there are plenty of ways. Law enforcement does this all the time. They know something is amiss. There is a logical path for them to investigate. They do investigate. So what's remarkable is you have somebody who was the chief law enforcement officer who should know that there's a pathway to answering his own questions. And yet he acts like, well, we're not going to take the first step because we're going to rely on Catherine engelbrecht Greg Phillips and dinesh d'souza to produce all the evidence.
Panel sharpens focus on Trump's 'crazy' Jan. 6 plan
"The January 6th committee outlined the plan to illegally overturn the 2020 presidential election The House select committee investigating the January 6th attack on the U.S. capitol detailed a pressure campaign headed by then president Donald Trump in an attempt to force then vice president Mike Pence to overturn President Biden's election victory Pence's former council Greg Jacob says had he done so the nation would have been sent into a spiral A constitutional jump ball situation political chaos in Washington lawsuits and who knows what happening in the streets During the hearing the committee played videos of Trump supporters threatening Pence The panel noted the danger to pinch with rioters coming within 40 feet of where he and others had been evacuated In the social media post Trump again called the investigation a witch hunt and wrote in all caps I demand equal time Tim McGuire Washington
1/6 panel: Pence rejecting Biden win would be 'un-American'
"In its third hearing the house panel investigating the capitol riot has focused on Donald Trump's push to have his vice president reject Joe Biden's 2020 win Panel chair Bennie Thompson says courts kept turning away Trump's false vote fraud claims So eventually he latched on to a completely nonsensical and anti democratic theory The vice president could ultimately just declare Donald Trump the winner Panel vice chair Liz Cheney read a memo from conservative law professor John eastman Trump White House lawyer Eric hirschman was stunned when eastman told him You completely crazy Pence refused the idea and testified before the panel his former lawyer Greg Jacob remembers telling eastman the Supreme Court would unanimously say the plan was unconstitutional He initially started it well I think maybe you would lose only 7 to two And after some further discussion acknowledged well yeah you're right We would lose 9 nothing The panel played clips of Trump urging Pence to go along and when he did not capitol protesters chanting to hang Pence Sagar Meghani at The White House
What we know about how Pence's day unfolded on Jan. 6
"Today's January 6th committee hearing will focus on former president Trump's last ditch efforts to pressure vice president Mike Pence to overturn the results of the 2020 election Mike Pence won't be testifying at this afternoon's hearing but he will be in the spotlight as the focus of the committee turns to former president Trump's attempts to persuade his vice president to somehow reject the electoral count and deliver him a second term so that committee vice chair Liz Cheney The select committee will examine president Trump's relentless effort on January 6th and in the days beforehand to pressure vice president Pence to refuse to count lawful electoral votes As a federal judge has indicated this likely violated two federal criminal statutes The committee is expected to hear from Greg Jacob former council vice president Pence and pence's informal adviser J Michael Ludwig a retired judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals who called the plan incorrect at every turn The session is also expected to divulge new evidence about the dangers Pence faced that day as the mob stormed the capitol Jennifer King Washington
Judge blocks Texas from investigating families of transgender youth
"A Texas judge temporarily blocks the state from investigating families of transgender children who have received gender confirming care The judge issued the temporary restraining order Friday halting the state's investigations of three families who sued the order also prevents the state from opening any similar investigations against the more than 600 members of the LGBT advocacy group P flag the ruling comes after the Texas Supreme Court allowed the state to investigate parents of transgender youth for child abuse while also blocking the investigation of one family among the first contacted by child welfare officials following an order by Republican governor Greg Abbott that had sued
'2000 Mules': Documentary's Message Resonates With Voters
"Please go. There he is as my guy. Good job. How's your new show going good? Very well. I heard good. Thank you. Yes, indeed. Thank you, mister president for asking, did you catch our interview with president Trump just over a week ago? He was on the show for almost 40 minutes. We blew through. Who needs breaks? We blew through the brakes because we had so much fun with him. It's up on rumble. You've got to see it. Rumble dot com slash sev goker that's rumbled dot com slash SEB. We talked about everything. The economy, his second term, the bench. You don't want to miss it. Likewise, you don't want to miss a trip to Israel later this year with our super productive Salem colleague dinesh d'souza and his lovely wife Debbie. We are going to the Holy Land to walk where our lord and save your walk the earth, even if you've been to Israel before it doesn't matter because you haven't been with me and dinesh will be there standing on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. It's going to be the trip of a lifetime. I'm not vaccinated and I'm going. They've got no restrictions. They've dropped them all. So you've got no excuse. Reserve your seats today called 5 6 5 55 19. That was far too quick slow down gorka. 8, 5, 5, 5, 6, 5, 55, 19, stand with Israel to dot com stand with Israel to dot com and as if by magic, who have we got with us today, dinesh d'souza, yes, indeed dinesh. We've been trying for weeks to get you back on the show so delighted that the success of 2000 years has made it difficult to get you back on, but you're with us right now. Welcome back to America first. Thanks, have really appreciate it. And yeah, boy, you know, when we released the movie, it seemed we were facing so many obstacles and then on top of that, the reluctance of Fox to even mention the movie, but it seems like we've been able to navigate around all that and I'm really thrilled that this new Rasmussen survey that came out say because Rasmussen is good. Are you tweeting it out? I retweeted it, explained to our millions of listeners what this poll said. So I actually had asked the Rasmussen guys, would they be interested in bringing in a kind of a focus group that would look at 2000 meals, independent voters, just to see the impact of the movie on people who are not committed politically one way or the other. And they go, well, we have an even better idea. We'll just do a national survey on 2000 mules and ask people, are they Republicans, Democrats, independents? Have they seen the movie? Have they heard about it? And if they've seen the movie, what is the impact of the movie in convincing them or not convincing them? Whether or not the election was stolen, whether or not there was systematic fraud. And what I found amazing is that not just a majority of Republicans, but a sizable majority of Democrats and independents who have seen the movie were persuaded by it that there was systematic fraud in the 2020 election. Wow. Wow, that's stunning. Look, I am so honored that you asked me to be part of it. You had a genius idea to bring your Salem colleagues to a room, show them the evidence that you, Catherine, and Greg Phillips, found and then film our reactions and make it part of the movie. It is now the most successful political documentary of over a decade more than a million downloads in the first 6 days over a 100,000 DVDs mailed
Perez, Royals snap 5-game skid, end Astros' win streak at 5
"Houston ASTRO starter Luis Garcia gave up only four hits in 7 innings but Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez broke the scoreless tie with a two run Homer in the royals eventual 6 nothing win Perez was the American League's co leader and Homer's last year with Toronto's Vladimir Guerrero junior But he entered this game without a hidden 5 previous games tied for the longest drought in his career Greg iklin Kansas
Florida Rep. Greg Steube Pulls out Weapons During House Discussion
"Greg steube was actually explaining to fellow Democrats what is going to happen if they pass this bill and he shows guns that the Democrat led bill would ban, including a very simple handgun, and just listen to how this unfolds. Let's just say the infamous representative Sheila Jackson Lee. She doesn't get as much coverage as she used to. Sheila Jackson Lee used to get a ton of coverage. And now you just got so many clowns over there. You got AOC, you got bush, you got Cory bush. You got ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib. She just kind of blends in now. She doesn't stand out as much as she used to. Play cut 74. This is a XL 6 hour P 360 five. Comes with a 15 round magazine. Here's a 7 round magazine, which would be less than what would be lawful under this bill if this bill we're going to come all. It doesn't fit. So this gun would be banned. It's not loaded. I'm at my house. I can do whatever I want with my guns. Democrats want to control your guns at all times. So he shows the gun to the he shows up the gun with good. Firearm control, by the way. And he has it right up to the camera. Good form, and proper form I should say. And representative Sheila Jackson Lee, they really are so concerned about gun control. She says, I hope that gun isn't loaded. And he's like, I put my house. I can do whatever I want with my guns. His proper response would be like, of course it's loaded. Are you kidding me? This is not just here to show you. They really do believe in gun control. Now the great response from rep stube came on Twitter. Where Democrats are losing their mind that representative stube would even motion that he's showing a gun. So Eric swalwell said with a screen grab of representative stew base said, this is who Republicans are. Kids are being buried and they're bragging about how many guns they own during our gun safety hearing. They are not serious. They are a danger to our kids. We're representative Greg steube, responded and said, if you hate the Second Amendment, move to China, I hear you know some people there. Of course, a slight towards Eric swalwell's lover, fang fang. The Chinese spy, where Eric swalwell was very close to fang fang, and never got held accountable to that.
A Potential Crackdown in Arizona of the Democrats' Criminal Cartel
"Catherine engelbrecht and Greg Phillips of true the vote were in Arizona yesterday for a hearing called by Karen fan, the head of the Arizona Senate. Now the Democrats were screaming, oh, we have been big important problems to deal with in Arizona. Why are we talking about this? Well, the reason we're talking about this is this is one of the, if not the most important problem in Arizona and in other places, and it seems like true the votes testimony was very powerfully received. In other words, they received a there was a big crowd. And there were a lot of legislators there. And people like Kerry Lake, with candidate for governor, was there. But also others, their Kelly Townsend, and Debbie lesko. And there was a sort of sense that all of this is bringing it home because through the vote was very specific about what they found in Arizona. They gave a level of detail that goes beyond 2000 mules. A level of specificity will be talking about maps and streets and at one point very comically someone brought up the fact that geolocation is regularly used to find someone who's broken down in a highway to find a phone that's missing and Greg Phillips goes, well, yeah, what you're describing to The Washington Post is like sheer magic. They have no idea how this can even happen. They're very skeptical it happens at all. And what I found remarkable was that they were legislators there who hadn't seen some of this evidence. Evidently, we haven't seen the movie, but when they saw the evidence, they just got super fired up. There was one, I think Vietnamese guy, who is a state representative. And he's like, he was essentially like, first of all, he knows he comes himself from a communist country. So he's seen the way in which elections are turned into they're just rigged from the top. And he goes, he goes, I'm not putting up with any of this over here. People need to be locked up. So he was absolutely persuaded and persuaded to call for action.
Charlie Sits Down With True the Vote's Catherine E. and Gregg P.
"Welcome back what a special treat we have and we're gonna go deep into the data, the evidence and the story behind what many of you have been asking us about. And so first we have cap and engelbrecht and Greg Phillips from true the vote, true the vote dot org. Dot org. Thanks for having us. Of course. And everybody should support through the vote and get behind them in any way you can. Some of you are familiar with Katherine and Gregg because of the movie that you saw 2000 mules, but you must understand the data and the research and all of that was made possible because of true the vote dot org. So you want to make sure you guys check it out and support that. Katherine Greg, welcome back. Thanks for having us. Yeah, thanks, Charlie. So you guys are here in Arizona. What are you up to? We have a hearing this afternoon in the Senate, so we are looking forward to making a presentation about a lot of what's covered in 2000 mules and some new stuff. And so Greg, I hear there's been some indictments. Is that right? Yeah, there have a few arrests earlier than a plea deal and another plea deal. I understand that maybe something court tomorrow been down there interviewing a bunch of folks, confiscating computers, cell phones, all manner of stuff going on. Did your data lead to those indictments? You know, I think that it augmented everything that was already happening. I think that the fact that the agreement was made the day after the movie was released, it was pretty interesting. And maybe we'll know a little bit more when it goes to court tomorrow.
Who Is Scott Presler?
"Where did you come from, Scott? Well, I was born in Jacksonville, Florida to a retired navy captain. We moved up to Northern Virginia, and here's where I got my start because it all started with president Obama, the night that he was reelected, I created my Twitter account. And in part because I was mad at myself, Mike. Where was I registering voters? Where was I knocking on doors? Where was I getting out the vote? And the answer is that I hadn't been an active participant in our constitutional republic. So as opposed to me pointing the finger at other people blaming them for president Obama's reelection, I turned the thinker back at myself. And I started volunteering for the Republican Party. I fell in love with it. I felt like I was making a difference in my community. And I'm wearing cowboy boots right now because in honor of 2014, my first ever political job was helping to elect governor Greg Abbott and the great state of Texas. Then I knew with the passing of the late Antonin Scalia that the Supreme Court was up for grabs and I never wanted Hillary Clinton to be the deciding factor in appointing a Supreme Court Justice. So I spent two years of my life helping to defeat Hillary Clinton and I spent the last four years of my life traveling the country registering thousands of voters training tens of thousands of volunteers and cleaning up our cities. You see, because it was president Obama who inspired me, but it was president Trump who had me take a deeper look at our neglected and abandoned inner cities. And I started cleaning them up. We and just two years time have done cleanups in Atlanta, Austin Baltimore, Chicago, Denver decaying Detroit, Houston Kenosha, Los Angeles, Miami Milwaukee, Nashville, Portland, Pittsburgh, Philly. And I was even protested, Mike Gallagher, for picking up trash.
Gov. Greg Abbott Says He Was Misled, Livid About Conflicting Timeline
"Yes I was misled I am livid about what happened I was on this very stage Today's ago and I was telling the public information that had been told to me in a room just a few yards behind where we're looking at it right now I wrote down hand notes in detail about what everybody in that room told me And sequential order about what happened and when I came out here on this stage and told the public what happened it was a recitation of what people and that room told me whether it be law enforcement officials or non law enforcement officials whatever the case may be And as everybody has learned the information that I was given turned out in part to be inaccurate And I'm absolutely livid about that And here's my expectation My expectation is that the law enforcement leaders that are leading the investigations which includes the Texas Rangers and the FBI they get to the bottom of every fact With absolute certainty there are people who deserve answers the most And those are the families whose lives have been destroyed they need answers that are accurate And it is inexcusable that they may have suffered from any inaccurate information whatsoever And it is imperative that the leaders of the investigations about exactly what happened get down to the very second of exactly what happened with 100% accuracy
NRA says it is "committed to making schools secure" and Texas convention will still go on
"Three days after the horrific school shooting and you've all been Texas former president Donald Trump will headline at the National Rifle Association's annual convention in Houston It's a memorial weekend event build as a Texas sized celebration of freedom firearms in the NRA with 14 acres of guns and gear Leaders say attendees will reflect on the school shooting and pledged to redouble their commitment to making schools secure Texas senator Ted Cruz and South Dakota governor Kristi Noem are expected to speak Texas governor Greg Abbott who was slated to attend will instead address the convention by pre recorded video Democrat beto o'rourke who's running for governor says he'll be attending protests outside the convention center Some speakers and performers have dropped out Texas senator John cornyn and congressman Dan Crenshaw are no longer attending and country singer Larry gatlin said he's come to believe background checks would be a step in the right direction NRA member Gary Francis traveled from Wisconsin to attend the meeting He said he opposes any gun control regulations in response to the shooting what happened there is obviously tragic
Catherine Engelbrecht Joins Eric to Discuss TrueTheVote.Org
"Gentlemen, as promised, I have as my guest for this hour, none other than Catherine, engelbrecht, Catherine welcome. Thanks so much for having me. Okay, in case anybody is not paying any attention or maybe they're communists. They don't know that there's a movie out called 2000 mules. I talk about it all the time because I steal the show with my green pants. That's what I keep saying, but that's not really true. It's a very serious movie. You and your colleague, his name is, I'm slipping. Great colleague. Greg, gosh. The two of you with dinesh d'souza put together an absolutely magnificent case about what unfortunately looks to anybody paying attention like a stolen election. So you make that case, I want to ask you some questions about it because I know there are people that maybe they're skeptical. I think if you see the movie, it's hard to be skeptical, but tell me and my audience, Catherine, how did you come to this information? Tell us about true the vote. How did this whole process start where you believed that it was provable that we could show what happened? Well, treat about started in 2010. And over these many years, we've seen the continuation of process. And so, you know, you begin to see the warning signs. You begin to know that your head that the process is headed in a direction that soon enough was going to be irretrievable.
Charlie Receives a Tsunami of Emails About the Uvalde Police
"We are getting a tsunami of emails, freedom at Charlie Kirk dot com. Every single person, except one who doesn't necessarily disagree, they're just trying to add a different kind of wrinkle to the argument is agreeing. That the police is one of these emails is just hello, Charlie, this story is infuriating to me 5 exclamation points. Police are trained to handle both armed and unarmed perpetrators. There was an all caps, no excuse for failure to act, fire these worthless swine. They're not worth the money or the respect of the citizens of the small town. The parents should band together and pursue legal action against all the cops present. Also get to who, if anyone, and the police brass prevented the cops from entering the school and at least minimizing some deaths, also if possible all the cops who were present, restraining the parents and doing nothing, otherwise should be punished. Shame the bastards. Can I say that on FCC? I think that's okay. I think that's one of the ones that's fine. Keep up the great work, Greg. Another one says this and I want to make sure I say this anonymously because they asked me to do that, but it's a pretty amazing email. Let me try to find this here. They work for a federal agency. Okay, I work for a federal agency. I can't say which, but we've done active shooter drills and our policies are getting inside and stop shooting as soon as possible. Not waiting for S.W.A.T., no waiting for backup, going fast and engage the gunman to the best of your ability. The police officers created a perimeter. They unintentionally I'm not saying they intentionally did it, but they're cowardice did help the shooter. The shooter got more time to be able to kill more kids because of what the police
"greg " Discussed on Greg Bedard Patriots Podcast with Nick Cattles
"Bet online where the game starts. So the Patriots in the second round, they draft after taking a guard who most people didn't hadn't heard of before the draft, trade up into the second round and draft taekwon Thornton, a tall, skinny, blazing fast, wide receiver from Baylor, who, surprisingly, wasn't even invited to the senior bowl, stood out at the shrine bowl, but Greg, this is a guy that I think you were higher on than most that you were very intrigued by watching his film. Very intrigued. I thought he was along with James and Williams, the two most explosive vertical receivers in this draft class. And I thought his track speed showed up on tape. He got on top of. He ran by corners..
"greg " Discussed on Greg Bedard Patriots Podcast with Nick Cattles
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"greg " Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast
"But it could contribute toward it at greg laura. You're also the reason. I i did the show by you. Twenty years ago for pbs. Because you're the antithesis of television evangelist. You a motorcycle writings. Surfboard loving beach. Bomb and i believe the high school which you converted was corona. Del mar. high school. My right about that taxi harbor high harbor high. You were harboring more to okay and so that was newport beach down and in southern california. Where paul revere. And the raiders and all those people the height the beach culture and i was listening to them yesterday on my ipod. That's funny they were already golden oldies when you were a kid. That's pretty funny. So so you're the antithesis. The in followed by the way i want people to understand wife has not been easy for you. You've had tragedy in your life. Do you want to tell people about that. Well sure. I mean. After all that i went through with my mom and that i wrote a book called las boy. My autobiography and we made a film as well. Adt has been very well received in. So i can. It felt like okay. It's time to tell my story to give hope to those who have suffered out there to tell them that regardless of how they were raised or what kind of family being had that god can bring good out of bad and and i worked on this project and one of the people that worked on it very closely with me was my son christopher. Who is a graphic designer and very talented and in two thousand and eight on july twenty four at christopher was killed in an automobile accident and looking back on my life all the pain and suffering. That was there. My upbringing was nothing compared to the pain of losing my son and he was the truth. And i've tried to be very honest about this. I still struggle with it to this day. I know god is good. I know god loves me. I know my son is with the lord. I know that i'll see him again. But it's hard wrestle with it you wrestle with the wise and what. I've come to what i keep coming back to is. I don't know the answer to the why question it comes back to the what in the hoop and the what is what am i supposed to do. And i feel what i need to do is is i need to glorify god with my life and say in the midst of my suffering. God has been there with me. Look here's the bottom line. If god didn't come through for me during this time i would have given up preaching. Trust me when i tell you that but he did and has come through and does come through from. He gives me the strength to get through each day. So that the what. And the who of course is the lord himself and now i have a ministry to other people who've lost loved ones especially children. I never asked for it honestly. I didn't want it but now that it's happened to me. I have an understanding of it. And i'm not saying i understand what everyone's going through but i find people come to me a lot and asked me for help and and i'm wanting to help them because i want to say because when it happens to you it seems like your world is ended in being preacher. Didn't give me a leg up on this..
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"So thanks for joining me for this podcast but we have a guest speaker and this is young man. I've known since he was just a wee little boy and his name is will. Graham now will is a son of franklin. And jean graham and he is the grandson of billy graham and will also travels around the world like his dad and his grandfather in preaches. The gospel he also was the director of the billy. Graham training center at the cove in asheville north carolina. Great place to go and study the but got us really put his hand on will and it's been so exciting to see how the lord has just got him ready for the work he's called them to do and before bill will comes out and speaks tonight. I thought it introduced them. Let's walk them. We'll we'll come on out. have you now will. A lot of people have been wondering about how your grandfather is doing in the news that your father has asked that people being prayer for billy so what is his status. How is this health right now. My grandfather back in november seventh. Turn ninety five and he's actually been in the best way to describe it. He's just old and His his own his birthday his health started to turn for the worst. There's nothing wrong with them is just old. And so there's nothing medically wrong but just old age and his life is starting to turn but grandfather's always said you know one day. You're going to hear that. Billy graham is dead and he said this is what my grandfather said. He's at one day. You're going to hear that. Billy graham is dead. He said but don't believe it for on that day. I'll be more lives than any other time in my life. He's been his whole life. Travelling the world preteen and we just had this great outreach in the united states and it was on the fox news channel and also in thousands of homes around the country called my hope america and he probably reached as many people as he's reaching a long time in one night using media didn't he did and this is. This is all because what god's been doing and you know I mean how. How in the world would fox news ever put something like this on on their television. I mean you kind of wonder how in the world well this is. This is this the top god that we serve because god introduced my grandfather to rupert murdoch and nineteen fifty nine in melbourne australia. When rupert was a nobody he's just owner of the jocks news sky news and europe and the uk. And and he's he's. He's an ozzy from melbourne over. His father's business. Who had just died and father went there nine. Nineteen fifty-nine nine the head of businessman's lunch and roundtable and my grandfather was sitting beside him. And that's how rupert murdoch and billy graham so all these years and now river yeah we want to put this on our programming and we said thank you so much and your dad told me franklin. Your dad told me that fifty five thousand people made a profession that they know about one night from that broadcast going out to the fifty five thousand people. That's great so we'll tell us. Tell us about yourself now. How long have you been married. I've been married. We celebrate fifteen years this year. Well congratulations you. Have three children children now. Did you always feel just because you know you're the grandson a billion the son of franklin you're to end up as a preacher or did you gonna fight that or what. No i never fall it but my there was no pressure. A lot of people wonder if there's always pressure to be a preacher and evangelist and my dad did very good at protecting us from that. He didn't because he got that pressure and he didn't want his own children. Have that pressure. So dad protected us for example when i was starting to get into college. He'll say hey we want we'll come and speak or will. I wasn't really speaking at the time. But you know we'll we won't will and my dad said you can't ask him unless you asked me i and so then after our time dad said no will you can make up his own mind on that stuff but dad always protected us grateful for that. I mean we grew up normal. I mean we grew up on a farm in north carolina. Pig cows horses motorcycle. And that's about your father. What about not getting. I couldn't miss that. Opportunity had to jump in there. So you did. I've been to your house and you grew up in a country environment as a normal life. But god put his hand on the and now you're traveling around the world and where some of the places you've been where some of the places you're going. Yeah this we've been very blessed and we only go where we get invitations. We don't we don't spend the globe and say oh lou hawaii. This looks good this year. And we go where we're invited and so this past year we ran I was invited to india. It's been there many times. I've been there many times. This is the first time. I was denied. Entry into india. Why is that and so. I'd missed up last time with some. I didn't get in trouble with the law. That sense but i went to a restricted area. Oh you have to go present your passport to a certain individuals. I gave my passport to an individual. Go get registered. I thought it was done. They didn't do it. And so and i didn't know is ignorance on my part and so when i left the country they said well we'll didn't follow our procedures. He can't come back in. It's all cleared up now. Yeah but supposed to go to india. Didn't quite make. It went to africa this year to kenya. Preached was in australia earlier this year. Be going back australia this coming year. Just got back from thailand and japan and japan. God is really doing something unique in japan right now. Some things that most christian pastors there and japan have never seen before. And we're seeing a god really begin to do something the mighty hand which has never happened before so there is a half. The japanese are christians less than half of one percent. So a mega church would be fifty people. I mean there's there's twelve megachurches here but guys some great things and we're looking forward. What guys can continue tonight. What are you going to talk to us about. I'm gonna talking about a little bit about the christmas story and specially it's that time of the year. I'm sorry to believes less than two weeks away. Oh so this is the only time i get the preach christmas so i'm gonna be talking about herod tonight and the wiseman that's gonna be. Thanks for being here well. Let's think we'll be here cement. Thank you 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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"His home was better than going to the white house. Had been to the white house. Quite a few times. I've had the privilege of standing in the oval office twice praying for the president and both of those occasions that degrade honor but i was more excited to go to the home of billy graham. It's it's a log home. Ruth found all kinds of old wood from barnes and other things to us to build it. It had heard decorating touch throughout it. It was a humble home. Some of the furniture was a bit threadbare it was a lived in home. It was a real place and they had a fireplace with a mental in carved in wood. Where the words a mighty fortress is our god in german. It was a massive fireplace. And and i would just sit there in front of that fireplace. And there's books laying around in the open it up and one is autographed by by golden my year. And here's another book autographed by mohammed ali. Is there people. Billy interacted with some of whom came to his home. There in treat many presidents came to visit him there. President obama Toward the end of his term as president went to visit billy at mon- treat and we just built friendships and bridges to these people and share the gospel with them. But you know even sit down and a meal. Ruth would go into the kitchen and she had this sign hanging over her sink. That said divine service done here three times a day. They're a doormat when you walked up to the front door that said not you again exclamation mark which i was. Ruth's humor. She was very funny very quick. Laugh she was in every way. Billy's equal. I enjoyed being with her as much as i enjoyed being with him. You know. I was always a little bit honestly intimidated by billy. I tried to be myself around him but he was. billy graham. Were with ruth very comfortable. And i would joke more and she had such great insights and so many wonderful things to say. Once sitting in their home and mantra i was just starting my evangelistic ministry. And i said oh. Ruth of these doors are opening up. You know to preach the gospel and stadiums. And and i i think i need to really brush up more on my apologetic now. And she said greg. You just preached the gospel. That's what bill always did. She call them bill on that occasion. And i remembered that not like. I don't need to know my apologetic. But she reminded me of my. What my real mission was. And and by the way she was a great cook and the food was fantastic and it was just so much fun being with them in that environment with their animals. They see a few german shepherds and You know i just savored. Every moment of it and those are some of the greatest moments of my life. Actually well today here on a special edition of a new beginning. We're talking with pastor greg about his new book. billy graham. the man i knew available at harvest dot org professor greg i was i was thinking the other.
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"No come on no. I don't wanna do that. Why not i want wanna get loaded could seem really uptight. We'll great. You're acting weird. I'm not that can weird looking at all of a sudden the front door opened up by print mom joaqin holy. My bible with the puck sticks in the bushes. Who does this belong to kid doing drugs inter house g thirteen the bush borough bible holding up the bible with the pumps sticks cross. Every i looked at the bible in every i looked at me somehow they knew there was a connection. I said it's so. I reach out and take these. What does that. What a what by by one of my friends all raised the lord brother greg. Are we going to be christian. Now i know what we can do is punch you in the now. What do you think i'd read. I the ends thirteen just hit the bible. Read it 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 wanna 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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"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.
"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.
"greg " Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast
"To change the culture. So let's not try to withdraw. Let's try to be a good influence mr greg. Laurie will have the second half of his message. In just a moment we hear from so many people who find christ through these studies. Some tough times faster greg. Thirty two years ago. I lost a great job which included many material things i was following my own path. And not god's will. I ended up in jail and after being released. I became a trucker. And if now recommitted my life to christ through your ministry..
"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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"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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"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.
"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..
"greg " Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast
"That shows he could have gotten out of that situation very easily. He said I am and you were by. End Of. Story. But he's submitted to this and they take him away arrested and taken to the house of Kaya fess to be tried. But before that happens as the guards come in to grab Jesus. One guy named Marcus probably is I in Simon Peter in an attempt to defend Jesus pulls out his sword it's slices off the ear of Malkhas. Jesus. He has to pick the ear up. He puts a Dunkin. The Guy Heals them. So the last earthly miracle of Jesus was covering the blunder of a disciple. Greg Laurie will have the second half of his message in just a moment. It's so encouraging would we hear from listeners who've been impacted by the Ministry of a new beginning including this man who is listening to Pastor Greg while driving? A fifty year old man who drank terribly yesterday had a horrible mouth yesterday and despised people yesterday but today. I. Woke up with a genuine great regard for people. I like people I don't have any desire to drink i. don't have a nasty mouth anymore. And I just feel hope for the first time in as long as I can recall. I'm just calling to say thank you, and if you had any idea, the person I was yesterday to who I feel like today. I wish this comment line hct able to take an hour of telling you how much difference there is and what a life up come from an out of but more than anything. I just wanted to tell you all. Thank you and I can't say thank you enough God bless you, Greg everybody on staff you have no idea what an impact you've made in this man's life. What a great story of how God changes lives If. You've had your life changed because of the Ministry of harvest. Would you let pastor? Greg No..
"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.
"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.
"greg " Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast
"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.