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Philadelphia gun violence spikes; Council to hold special hearing
"Old boys were grazed by bullets in Philadelphia this weekend. In separate shootings last night, an 11 year old was one of three victims in a shooting in Grays Ferry. Police Police say say the the boy boy was was caught caught in in the the crossfire crossfire on on South South Napa Napa Street. Street. This This happened happened during during a a family family barbecue. barbecue. A A 43 43 year year old old woman woman and and a a 31 31 year year old old man man were were also also shot. shot. Now the boy suffered a graze wound to his back. Philadelphia pull, Deputy Police Commissioner Benjamin Nash says they think the 31 year old man was the intended target. We don't know what the cause of this what rational talk that family members This is a A family of good family, and they have no idea why their family member will be targeted and he says they were making s'mores when someone started shooting. An 11 year old boy was also shot Saturday night and all the while he was walking down a street. That boy suffered a graze wound to the head in the shoulder. Both 11 year old boys are expected to be okay. And because of this violent weekend, a special Committee of City Council will hold an emergency public hearing to address the issue of gun violence in Philadelphia. As K Y. W Community Affairs reporter Cherry, Greg explains that hearing begins tomorrow. The hearing will take place virtually over the course of two days to allow the public to speak and to give time to law enforcement as city officials. To answer questions one of the gun bound strategy overall, actually the administration and released the district attorney's office as well. These foot out police reports. Philadelphia City Council think IATA Johnson his share of the Special Committee on Gun Violence Prevention, which is hosting the hearing. He says it had been in the works but became urgent. After seven year olds. Omar Jones was shot or playing on his porch August 1st. Then this past weekend as young Jones was laid to rest roughly 10 separate shootings with victims, including an 11 year old Oh boy who suffered a graze wound to the head and a pregnant woman. She and her baby will be OK. Oddly, by our Children, women men shot down this year, The city has seen more than 250 homicides a 30% increase over this time last year, and of those death. 100 of the victims were kids. In addition to the hearing tomorrow and Wednesday, Johnson will hold a piece not guns. Rally today at three PM outside of City Hall, Cherry Greg Cable
Todd White on Biohacking for Longevity and Disease Prevention
"Today on the show I, welcome my friend Todd White, who is the founder and CEO of dry farm. Wise if you drink alcohol. This is a tricky thing. I mean we we talk a lot about why he may dry farm. He does she like alcohol he thinks it's a narrow talks should be drinking it and but he has this company that. He loves one he wanted people to access it and have the healthiest possible. Imaginable and so if you're a wine drinker and your Kito or trying to be healthy removed out, there's a lot of Stephens episode that frequent blew my mind when we do have into it and I've been drinking his death and dry wines. Very often, but a couple of times a year special occasions I pops dry farm. Wise. It happened last five years but I had no idea about the ridiculous nature and how process and how much garbage is traditional winds. Tons of Info there which wines you choose and why if you want to be as healthy as possible. We him and I both sentiment that alcohol. There's nothing positive about it. But you know sometimes you want to enjoy life and have some why not a big deal? No judgment there and also todd is just a really really interesting guy when it comes to his intention digging a little bit about how he sort of crafted his business in life. Overall, he said interesting background I've known for a while and a great conversation. So tune in and I hope you guys enjoy. This episode is brought to you by neuro collective. I've been using their products on and off last few years in a huge fan of how they form the products their dosing in dumbest around. So Dr Greg Kelly. Their lead product formulator is actually on the podcast previously upset out but you can trust that knocker collective is always doing one hundred percent dosing backed up by research, a lot of companies where they do. They sprinkling amounts of ingredients. So that way you're not actually getting the full amount that is required to have physiological effect. 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In in a weird way, we gobble these guys up at the perfect offices when we don't have time to get a full meal in perfect real food snack if you're looking for one of the best beef sticks around, that are not only great tasting but responsibly sourced checkout Paleo Valley and great news is listeners of the podcast get fifteen percent off. So just go to Paleo Valley dot com slash one five or use code ag one five at checkout epithelial Valley Dot Com fifteen percent off that's p. E. L.. V. A. L. L. E. Y., DOT COM SLASH E G, one, five talk. Thank you for joining me today. Hey, I'm looking forward to it. It's going to be a great discussion. You're one of the first people that I met. That were sort of early Keitel Angeles. Before this whole boom happened years. It started with Christmas, you guys three or four years ago when you first were up. It's been almost odd years but yeah, we were or I should say many people on the team as well. But. We We were super early adapters before it became a thing. Kid Genyk Guy. It was starting to circulate in the biohacking community about five years ago. Maybe five miss closest six years ago when I started and and you know it was it was getting around biohacking community had not yet gone mainstream. But. Yeah, we were there early and still still big believers. Yeah I mean what was it? That got you into everything being was just the sort of request to optimize your personal health. It was an actually that would be a little bit more glamorous but it was really about vanity I had I had reached a weight loss plateau. It wasn't really overweight and in any way because I've been biohacking and sort of. been. In, and out Akita Genyk. Diet. Really since the eighties with the Atkins Diet but I had been eating a lower car diet for quite some many years. So it wasn't really overweight but I really wanted to lean out. And I I was at a weight loss plateau and low carb just wasn't doing it, and so that's I experimented with Kito that way and then the weight loss went away pretty quickly as it tends to do for most people in fact, lost a lot more weight than I had anticipated. And then sort of what I thought was a set point and a place I wanted to be but I continued the Ketogenic Diet in fact. Double down on it and really became therapeutically Ketogenic, which is different than Akita. Diet. or a modified Keto Diet, which is the way I would describe my diet today but. But I experimented with really therapeutic Ketogenic, which is super high fat and and and a lot of blood testing and a lot of kind of quantification and. You know the cognitive benefits for me. became. So extraordinary that I just stayed on the Diet, even though I didn't have any plans of further white. House.
Parents, Teachers, Students In Chino, East Of Los Angeles, Prep For Unprecedented First Day Of ‘Stay At Home’ School
"Well. School does begin tomorrow morning in Chino. It will be done remotely. CBS two's Greg Mills spoke to some parents and students who are very excited in 2020 students might not be quite as enthusiastic about that first day. Yeah, because it's different. Called distance learning. And that it is teacher their student here. We'll see each other and zooms cause and stuff, but it's not the same not really used to to it, it, but but I I mean, mean, it it is is our our reality. reality. Students Students and and teachers teachers got got a a head head start start on on online online learning learning the the end end of of last last year year ended ended online online and and the the teachers teachers did did a a great great job job of of One One on on one ing with the kids, a teacher in Azusa High School, says This is the first time in her 11 years of teaching, she's felt unprepared for the start of the school year, she says. Teaching is all about building trust with students, and it's really hard to do that. Through a computer
Gov. Abbott Extends Texas Disaster Declaration For COVID-19 Threat
"97. Is it for 30 I'm Scott West Texas Governor Greg Abbott, extending the disaster declaration today in response to the growing of ours pandemic. That order was originally issued in March and allows communities across the state to get resource is to slow the spread of the virus. Governor says the virus poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas, and it comes as school district's in Texas or getting ready to open Governor. Rabbit urge Texans to remain vigilant,
Biden meets with Michigan's Gretchen Whitmer days before VP announcement
"Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer reportedly went to Delaware to meet with Joe Biden as he nears the announcement of his vice presidential choice to high ranking. Michigan Democrats, who spoke on condition of anonymity, say Whitmer visited Biden last Sunday. Political analysts. Greg Value says Whitmer brings three things to the table number one. She's got great energy, and she's 48 years old. Number two. She has the ability to get under Donald Trump Skin and number three. She's the governor, and she knows how to run a big state. Mrs. Biden first confirmed in person meeting with a potential running mate,
U.S. intelligence says Russia seeking to boost Trump's re-election bid
"Russia and Iran could pose a risk in this fall's elections from the White House correspondent Greg Clucksten explains. US intelligence believes that several countries pose threats to the November presidential election. According to the director of the national Counter Intelligence Security Center. Officials are primarily concerned about the ongoing and potential activity by China, Russia and Iran. Intelligence officials believe that China is hoping President Trump does not win reelection. Russia is working to stop Joe Biden and Iran is seeking to undermine democratic institutions on
Time captured in a capsule
"Welcome to catch Miss Mysteries I'm your host kid crumb today despite the fact that we have so many things going on with the corona virus, the economy just around the world kind of an upheaval I thought it would be interesting to look back at how people thought. This might look at long ago and will address time capsules according to the International Time Capsule Society Around fifteen thousand time capsules worldwide a time capsule could be a box, a bottle, literally a metal capsule, as often as time capsules contain letters and newspaper. Clippings about significant events, they also may contain letters and pictures created by children. Often school will bury a time capsule students ideas about what the future will be like some time capsules are meant to be opened fifty years but most have notes on the outside of the container asking that adopt be opened until a specific date. The oldest time capsule in the United. States was created by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams and is believed to have been buried in seventeen ninety five making the oldest known time capsule in the United. States. Time capsules have been discovered, but most have been purposefully dug up and open to time capsules out of Japan contain remnants survivors many time capsules are simply intended to show what was going on when they were buried in an area of Germany where German SS were trained time capsules beneath the floor refilled with Nazi Paraphernalia, including pictures of Hitler and two copies of his book Mein Kampf. Then there was a surprise time capsule discovered in plain sight at the American Legion post seventy six that had been sitting in. The lobby when they decided to fasten it down for safety sake, they discovered that it was possible time capsule from nineteen, thirty four but someone else have discovered earlier and left a note that stated simply thanks for the brandy note was tucked inside an empty brandy bottle many schools created time capsules usually elementary grades usually with the idea that in fifty years, most of the children are still in the area would appreciate the contents when the capsule was open fifty years later in the nineteen fifties, most children wrote about flying. And rocket ships by the nineteen sixties letters are about pollution becoming president demolition crews Albuquerque New Mexico, discovered a time capsule from Nineteen Sixty eight nearer former elementary school. Most of the children wrote about their favourite TV show but Greg Lee young men left a different kind of note, I'm dead. I. Go to Montgomery School that is the old school name I was born nineteen hundred you auto and I'm reading this directly. That's why it sounds kind of funny auto now no, I'm dead my favorite subject is spooking the police I play the guitar case you don't know what it is. It is supported with strings on him I am ten years old seal later savages. Greg Hat Morbid nature the most unusual time capsule. Now, certainly concerned a prophecy came true the capsule was a metal ammo box pulled from the foundation of a building all it was left of burned out logs ghost town of climax located in the southern Cascade Mountain range the child's printing dated nineteen forty eight described a town on British Columbia's North Coast that would boom in nineteen seventy nine with over a thousand residents but would become completely deserted by nineteen eighty two in the note he stated that the town would be as modern. As any community of that decade he ended with a comment that even after the town was completely deserted, it would still have electricity for thirty years underneath the date you printed his his name Philip Simon follow by grade three, Mrs Sims class for decades. The notes from the time capsule found climax collected dust in a police archive. The department hired a new officer who was given the assignment cleaning out the back room including the archives when he came to the letters from the time capsule, he page through them until he came to fill. The officer had grown up in Khazal. And had vivid memories of his family moving out of the town in nineteen eighty search on the station's computer revealed that indeed Kissel had ended up deserted by nineteen eighty two yet retained power lines for thirty years when officers searched the Internet for the author Philip Simon was not to be found nor could he locate any school in the area that was around in nineteen forty eight with a teacher with the last name of Sims.
Phil Schiller Moving on to Become 'Apple Fellow'
"Talk about retired Phil he's just he's got a glow about him. Phil Schiller has decided to call it quits at apple and I can't say that I'm surprised he hasn't really been front and center for a while and seeing how they had steve jobs transition and Johnny. I have now transitioned out of their roles. This seems to be the game plan. You just stop showing up on stage appearing in the. People kind of forget about you but you're still there you still doing your job they quietly transition you out of your role, and then they quietly announced that they're leaving and they become an apple fellow, which is what happened to Phil. Schiller. He's now an apple fellow you WanNa take this story here. Lewis, I'm not like sure when the whole thing. Yeah. Sure. Yeah. So he a fill is going to continue to report directly to apple CEO Tim Cook in the new position as apple fellow, and he's going to continue leading the APP store and Apple Events Greg Jaaz Joswiak is fronts Joswiak I like that name as Joswiak Josh. It's actually very bizarre. Isn't it? That would go from Wozniak Joswiak? It's almost like a a word jumble. Quite odd. Anyway, Jaaz is going to take over a shortage previous role over the years. You know he's had a lot to do it apple and he's been there for like you think what? You say eighty seven he's like he's been there since eighty seven checkout this quotes. been a dream come true for me to work apple and so many products I love all these great friends, Steve? Tim. and Sony More I. I started Apple when I was twenty seven. Wow this year I turned sixty. That's a long time to be at the same. So, what is I? Guess that's thirty three years I. Guess It is Chess Wild. Yeah. And what did he say? He said I'll keep working here as long as they will have me I bleed six colors but I also want to make some time in the years ahead from my family friends and a few personal projects I care deeply about. Some people were saying that last statement personal projects. I. Care Deeply about. It's an interesting time to say that because right after he said that. John Processors Youtube Account was hacked. Right. I'm sure that a coincidence. Alert. Blocked John Browser on twitter and finally he's likes. Just a project in mind crack. And he just started typing loudly with two. He only uses two fingers. It's two index fingers, right? Because he's owed sees old school. But he was sitting there looking down to this keyboard looking back up at the screen and he just John Prosser got what was coming coming to him. Took a write down what a bitcoin scam.
Video Shows BLM Activist Being Knocked Down, Injured in Dispute With Back the Blue Group
"Of a confrontation between black lives matter, protesters and supporters of law enforcement of sparking condemnation in Pierce County. That story now from comas. Greg Herschel had happened Friday Friday night night on on the the South South Hill Hill and and the the video video has has been been widely widely shared shared on on social social media. media. 19 19 year year old old BLM BLM protester protester Gabriel Gabriel Phillips Phillips describes describes how how it it started. started. I I noticed noticed an an altercation altercation between another Black lives matter. Activists in the back of blue guy on I decided to try and break this up. You know it's fearing for the black lives matter, activists and lie found himself being shoved by one of the back the blue demonstrators. Then he was pushed to the ground hard enough to break his wrist. At one point as he lay prone on the ground, he says one of the men pulled his mask off his face and tossed it aside. Takoma News Tribune says appears county deputy was nearby, but the incident was over. By the time he arrived. Neither party wanted to press charges at the time and no arrests were made. Greg Hirsch Old Co. Moh news.
A broken system, a broken city: Beirut
"In Beirut yesterday countless people began the painful work of fixing homes devastated by a massive explosion on Tuesday. One woman who'd mlk posted a video of her mother-in-law playing the piano as others swept up broken glass. The music is bittersweet, the city is reeling. The moment of the blast no one was quite sure what had happened there was a deep bass sound for seven or eight seconds there was a rumbling. and. We thought it was a localized explosion, maybe a gas main that had blown up across the street or a car bomb in the neighborhood. Greg Carlstrom is our Middle East correspondent. I A cafe. everyone, of course, left the cafe and started making their way home and it was only on the way back down towards the three Indian towards the ports that I started to realize the scale of the damage. There was, of course, broken glass everywhere carpeting, all of the streets all at the sidewalks pass through an intersection where there were several women sitting in the median holding cloth scraps of fabric bleeding from the head they'd obviously been hit by glass. And every building that you pass by not only the windows blown out but the aluminum window frames blown off. So. You realize that this was not a localized incident, but rather something that had affected the entire city center. The blast was felt as far away as Cyprus it registered as an earthquake in Jordan. It had come from the port of Beirut or something had set off an explosion of staggering size sending up a white mushroom cloud then a vast bloom of orange smoke. Yesterday the government placed a number of court officials under house arrest and again investigation. Declared a two weeks state of emergency. Residents are still coming to grips with the shock of the blast. Felt like it went inside us like a best our soul the way. I saw something bright and I lost my hearing for few seconds. An explosion just went out. The human toll of the explosion has been catastrophic the death toll officially more than one hundred so far, and that number continues to grow as rescue workers find victims who were buried in the rubble more than five thousand people injured by the blast and many of them had to go into a hospital system that was already stretched thin. We've had a spike in corona virus cases in Lebanon over the past few weeks, some hospitals themselves were damaged by the explosion hospital Saint George Hospital across the street from where I live. was so badly damaged that it had to halt operations and when I went by the hospital, you saw patients some of them still wearing their hospital gowns with intravenous lines in their arms bloodied from flying debris and shrapnel for nurses were killed. Fifteen patients on respirators died when the machines failed the other immediate impact is according to officials in Lebanon about three hundred thousand people were left homeless by the explosion. About five percent of the population of the entire country and what do we know so far about what caused the explosion? It seems to be the result of unbelievable negligence even on the scale of the perennially negligent Lebanese government back in two thousand thirteen customs officials in Lebanon confiscated the cargo of a Russian ownership that was traveling to Mozambique. The cargo was two, thousand, seven, hundred, fifty tons of ammonium nitrate, which is highly explosive chemical that is used mostly to make either fertilizers or explosives from mining and quarrying and other industrial uses. So this material was confiscated, it was put in a warehouse at the port and for six or seven years it just south there there was some talk of maybe exporting the stuff for giving it to the army to use but this required approval from the Lebanese judiciary that approval never came you've had officials at the ports and with insecurity agencies who warned this was tantamount to keeping a giant bomb on the doorstep of the country's capital. Those warnings went unheeded and of course, tragically on Tuesday it all exploded but I mean what kind of government would ignore warnings about tons and tons and tons of explosive material just sitting in a city centre the Lebanese government would it's almost par for the course for Lebanon's political class. This is the government that for more than a decade could not agree on a budget. This is the government that for almost thirty years allowed the same central banker to run the Central Bank Lubin, and to run effectively state-sanctioned Ponzi scheme to defend the currency peg it's a country that created a political and economic model that was totally unsustainable. Invested hardly at all in basic services even in good times, Lebanon can't provide twenty four hour electricity routinely struggles to pick up the trash piles up in the streets. It is a perennially negligent government and this is of course, a catastrophic example of that but it's of a piece with the behavior of this government over the past thirty years. So this is a population economy that was suffering quite a bit even before the blast it was the country has been slipping into a profound economic crisis since October the the currency. Lebanese. Pound which for decades has been pegged to the dollar. Began to break away from that since October? It's lost about eighty percent of its value on the black market which has contributed to runaway inflation in a country that imports almost everything from food and fuel to consumer goods. So, inflation running around eighty percent right now and for food around two hundred percent prices have become astronomical this summer we've had fuel shortages that have caused blackouts in Beirut normally three hours a day stretch as long as twenty hours a day this summer and the backup generators that people rely on to provide electricity when the state cannot those are either burning out from overuse or running out of fuel just one crisis after another point. which has led to widespread poverty in the country the the official figures the government thinks around half the country is now below the poverty line that could rise as high as seventy five percent. By the end of the year, there's been a spike in petty crime driven simply desperation. There was one man who was caught on TV robbing a pharmacy for diapers another man who robbed someone at knifepoint on the streets and a once busy part of town, and then came back to apologize for doing it and said, he he needed the money to his family. So it sounds a a years long problem has gotten really quite a lot worse very recently mean why hasn't the government been able to sort of keep things from getting so much worse? The current government was installed in January meant to be a technocratic government that would tackle this economic crisis and negotiate a rescue agreement with the IMF but. Six or seven months later it's made almost no progress. The negotiations with the IMF have really stalled at this point they've had about twenty rounds of talks. But is not even really negotiating with the IMF yet it's still negotiating with itself. You have the cabinet on one side. And the parliament on the other backed up by the banking sector. which are having this very arcane dispute about the scale of the losses in Lebanon's financial sector about how bankrupt the country is effectively. And so you have this surreal situation where instead of Lebanon negotiating with the IMF Lebanon is negotiating with Lebanon. The Fund has told Lebanon that talks are not going to advance unless there's an agreement on the size of the losses or if the cabinet pushes through a few meaningful reform of capital controls, law changes to the electricity sector things like that. Neither of these things have happened and there are increasing calls for the government to step down. Do you think that's the way forward I? Mean, what do you think should be done here to to bring Lebanon back to? A functional state though the problem is if this government steps down what replaces this government and a lot of the pressure on the government right now is is coming from the traditional powerbrokers in Lebanon the sectarian X. warlords who have divvied up power in this country for decades since the end of the civil war in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, this power sharing agreement they have it was designed to keep the peace and prevent a return to conflict after the war. But it's been captured by the. Hands up power based on sect, which runs a massive patronage network The World Bank estimates that it costs the country about nine percent of its GDP each year but if it were to step down without broader changes to the country's political system in this power, sharing system would simply be replaced by the same cast of characters who have ruined the country over the past thirty years. But that power sharing system was was there to to keep the peace to prevent a return to civil war, and that was the argument for years for decades when people in Lebanon would complain about the corruption and. The negligence and the inefficiency of their government, the response would be well at least this is better than a return to the bad old days even before what happened on. Tuesday even before the explosion though that argument was beginning to lose its weights with a lot of people here you have a younger generation of Lebanese who don't have the same memory of course of the civil war that their parents or their grandparents had, and so as the country slipped further and further into crisis over the past year, people have been more willing to to break away from this system than they were before. And I think the argument that well, there could be violence if the power-sharing system was stripped away after what happened on Tuesday after half of Beirut was destroyed by the incompetence of this government I think that argument is not going to carry with a lot of people.
Houston - 5 Republican State Lawmakers Sue Gov. Abbott Over Texas Coronavirus Tracing Contract
"State legislators are suing Governor Greg Abbott over a Corona virus, Contact tracing contract The Texas Legal Institute filed a suit today on behalf of the lawmakers claiming Abbott violated the Texas Constitution with the contract that went to Mt. X Group, a Texas based company. They accused the governor of violating competitive bidding laws for the $295 million contract.
WNBA Players Wear 'Vote Warnock' Shirts Opposing Atlanta Dream Co-Owner
"Ara guys, it's crunch time here on the jump wnba players were vote wore not t shirts game this week that was in support of Rafael Warnock, who is challenging Atlanta Dream co-owner. Kelly Lafler for his US Senate seat law has of course spoken out about her position to the black lives matter movement though Kendrick, what is your reaction to the entire Wnba League banding together to support for appointment? Rachel listen they have this ten and on the front line foot the from the beginning for years affect before the NBA started before the NBA players join. Though WNBA players would the forefathers it is. They would've was that started this and it drink down. So I always applaud them and again, rates outweighs telling you please women, they don't do a lot of talk and they take X. men do a lot of talking, and then accident comes a little later. It does women. And they me business and I want to applaud the John. WNBA Greg the WNBA players and female athletes in particular have led the way on social activism from the beginning, they are not beating around the bush. They're not being polite about it. They're being direct into the point about what they want. They've already tweeted from their union account that they want her out of the League. So they're not, they're not beating around the bush. They're telling you exactly what they want and like perks says they have constantly led the way. It's absolutely their right to use their voices as American citizens, and also we ask athletes all the time to be leaders in their community to participate in initiatives that the community, and if this is something they think is going to help their community. They certainly have every opportunity to use those voices and I'm so so proud to be associated with the WNBA for the amount of the these. These women hair and that they are willing to stick their necks out. It is so impressive.
'We are no less American': Deaths pile up on Texas border
"On America's southern doorstep the Rio Grande Valley of Texas the U. S. failure to contain the corona virus pandemic has been laid bare in the month of July Hidalgo county Texas reported more than six hundred deaths more than the Houston area which is five times larger on Tuesday Texas governor Greg Abbott visited a field hospital that's opened at the McAllen convention center this is going to be a very effective relief valve as needed for local hospitals market tore as a nurse at stark county Memorial Hospital says she spent entire ships calling other icy use it was forty nine calls that we had to make before we could take care of that for this patient Rio Grande city mayor Joel Beal Riel says they need help our house is burning and we are no less American than other people in other parts of the country I'm Jennifer king
Bowery Boogie . Captain and Owners Arrested for Liberty Belle Booze Cruise
"Thought I'd be done with this by now. It's month. Six of the pandemic, but everywhere you look, it's the same story with people of God. It's okay. Good Manhattan now Saturday night, 8 30 There's a river about in Manhattan called the Liberty Bell. Liberty Bell b e l l E. I used to have one of them here, didn't I guess? Well, the brilliant onus of the Liberty Bell, Ronnie Vargas and Alex Suazo thes two gentlemen. Ah, book. 170 guests for a wild party. No Mass, no social distancing. And what ended up happening was the word came out to the New York Police Department when they arrived at Pier 36 lower East side. The two owners were arrested for not not following the law. And I hope those guys are still behind bars today. Three days later Now what are they doing? Did the word not reached these two morons yet? Or did they cash whore with these 170 people with three months ago, they would die in By that you couldn't keep track of how many people died in the same city. What they don't What he had doubted your hobbies. Your stupid more. Adds 170. Payback. Think there's no payoff better? What do you think they're on a boat and there safe? I got one more outside says worse. This is that they're in a boat. The boat is this inside area. There's restrooms in about Shut down the fairy of Martha's try this thing. This one's not in a boat out. This is in a plane. Okay. Also over the weekend holiday trip, Amsterdam tto be za. The beat. Oh, yeah, that's a pillar of these. That's a party out is a part of you want to get on that boat, too Gentle bid to English passages out chugging Greg. A ce vodka kind of aria ever dated there with no idea they were chugging vodka, not wearing facemasks on a plane. Yeah, this plane This is 7 37 KLM Boeing 7 37 From my Amsterdam home of the red light district. While they're hookers wind up in the shop windows were going. You know what that is? They're headed. But these guys, this crew is heading to Abi's at the party. And what happened was they would not put on the mass, so a violent, incredible, highly Ah, viewable. I got some pictures there, but there's video of this. A massive brawl broke out, and people were throwing haymakers at the two vodka chugging English passengers. Wow, that this was complete Mayhem in the plane deal with these people who, like literally lose their minds over not wearing masks. Don't understand. I don't understand it, and I'm going to be honest with you. I'm not fully embracing and Abi's a vacation during a pandemic that also out keep keep keep keep. keep. Jones Jones went went to to a a visa visa with with his his daughters. daughters. Like Like a a couple couple of of years years ago. ago. My My daughter daughter goes goes every every year. year. It's It's extremely extremely expensive expensive while while they they rent rent the the big big beyond beyond the the big houses for like it, you get a whole bunch of people to rent a place. Message to the parties and to the moron emails who write to me with them. They won't stop. You're going to get more today. I'm still getting the stats on how this doesn't exist. All right, eh? My mom died. Maybe John Johnson's uncle? Yes, the well. It's a horrible story. When he's ready to tell. I love them to tell what happened because his his uncle Lau went from healthy to not alive. Quick in two hours, two days, all right. It's really And people innocent victims like that happen because you people too stupid to do the right thing. Sacrifice you morons. I hope they put every you know you guys that are running the gym and Velma. I hope you end up in jail, too, because you're stupid. That's why give me an amen And there's no cure for stupid. And
SEC Probing Kodak Loan Disclosure, Stock Surge
"The Securities and Exchange Commission is reportedly investigating Kodak's lucrative deal to help the U. S. Government make more generic drugs. White House correspondent Greg Clugston reports. Kodak stock Price surged last week before the company announced its plans to work with the Trump Administration in exchange for a $765 million loan that prompted Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren to ask the SEC to investigate. Whether insider trading laws had been broken. President from says he doesn't know the details. If there is any problem. We'll let you know about it very quickly, but I wasn't involved in it. Kodak says it will cooperate with any
Phil Schiller advances to Apple Fellow
"Super late breaking news here. Phil, Schiller is stepping down as apple senior vice president of worldwide marketing to be replaced by his deputy Greg Joswiak quoting CNBC, Schiller will continue to work at apple as an apple fellow the company said and will continue his role as the boss of Apple's APP store and company. Events Schiller will also continue to report to apple. CEO Tim. Cook Schiller has worked at apple since nineteen, eighty seven I'll keep. Working here, as long as they'll have me, I bleed six colors, but I also want to make some time in the years ahead for my family friends and a few personal projects I care deeply about Schiller said in a statement Schiller's departure from his formal role on Apple's leadership team comes following several other notable departures over the last couple of years including head of design Johnny. I've PR, boss Steve Dowling and retail boss Angela errands. But apple also made an addition to its exact team in that same time period with John John Andrea the head of artificial intelligence and quote.
Houston police discourage 'Karens' from calling 911 on neighbors who violate mask order
"To to enforce enforce the the state's state's mask mask mandate. mandate. But But Ray Ray Hunt Hunt with with the the police police union union says says they they won't won't go go out out looking looking for for violators. violators. He He also also encourages encourages so so called called Karen's Karen's not to call 911 on their neighbours to somebody called 911 Our dispatchers are not gonna be dispatched the police off We don't have the manpower for that were limited as it is, But if we are on a call, and we see someone who is in clear violation of the executive order, we're going encourage that. Please go get a mask or to leave the location. Hunt says officers will respond to businesses where a customer refuses to wear a mask and refuses to leave the property. Governor Greg Abbott
Mask up or pay up: Houston police will hand out $250 fines to people who aren't wearing masks
"Story at the bottom of the hour. Governor Greg Abbott says local officials may be contributing to the spread of covert 19 by not enforcing his mask requirement. But while some say they will start writing tickets, others say the governor hasn't given them enough authority. Charlie's Alan Sky joins us with a story live, Alan. Have the Tarrant County District attorney's office is the governor's order is not enforceable because he does not allow people to be detained. Judge Glenn Whitney says. Detaining someone is what police do when they pulled somebody over for speeding or not wearing a seat belt, so there's no way to write a ticket. But in Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner disagrees. He says police there will start issuing $250 find people who, after their first warning It's all about public health and driving. I would number down especially one schooling is scheduled to start in September following us right around the corner with flu season. August, then becomes a very, very critical and Abbott says counties do have the authority. He says. Counties that do not enforce the rules are choosing not to enforce the rule. He compared the mask requirement to the seatbelt law. And while they may disagree over their enforcement options, Tarrant County is reporting a dip in new cases of over 19. They reported just 303 cases yesterday in their lowest hospital occupancy rate since June 20 1st Dallas County reported 382 new cases that's their lowest number of new cases since June 16.
"greg" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast
"Sent. He died for your sin, and if you've asked him to come into your life, he's forgiven you and if you've messed up, he'll forgive you and give you. A second chance I? John. One nine says we will confess Arsenis people in just to give us our sin and cleanses from all on righteousness. Listen to this Moses did make it into the promise land. Ultimately, you might say, no, Greg, actually wrong. The record here says that he was on the outside looking at he did not lead the Israelites into the promise I know that's what that record says but there's another record and the New Testament remember when Jesus was transfigured. The Bible says that Peter James and John were there and the Lord just shine like the Sun and there were two other people with them. Do you remember who they were? It was Elijah. Moses there were in the promised land in effect. So Moses did alternately make it in to the promise land I know he stumbled and fell I know he messed up but that was not the end of the story and it's not the end of your story either ultimately Moses finished his race. Well, I love the description, the Bible Gibbs of houses he's called Moses the man of God. What greater think can be said about you you're the man of God. You're the woman of God. If we were to go and interview your family members and them, this question is your dad, a man of God is your sister a woman of God. What would they ain't say Moses was a man integrity are you? David, is described as a man after God's own heart you go. Wait wait Moses murdered some Dude and David committed adultery and also in effect murder demand how can you say David after God's own heart and how can you say Moses is the man of God. The same way that I can say I'm a man of God or you're a man or woman of God because we've applied the blood in our life and we've been forgiven by Jesus Christ listen cod is.
"greg" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast
"So the Lord will lead you in different ways be open to the leading of the Lord don't be like some robot that does that the same way every time that's my imitation of a robot sam how your arms I'd Be. Opened to the leading of the spirit. So the Lord said speak to the Rock Moses hits a rock not once but twice. Because of his great anger and anger is something we need to get under control. especially in, marriage right. You know when I meet young couples that want to get married the come to me and say Oh Pastor Greg will you marry us and I'll say how long have you known each other Oh we've known each other for a year. Oh great and then Alaska. This have you ever had an argument. And, they might say, no once we've never disagreed about anything else get out of my office right now go have a good fight. Because, you have to learn how to resolve conflict when you're married and I'd say a good fight I obviously am not referring to anything physical but I'm talking about learn how to disagree because. So often you'll have disagreement with your spouse often over the subject of finances by the way, and you'll have different points of view and it's very important that you listen to what they are saying here them out then respond with your point of view have a good change. But when the voices start rising and Tempers Start Flaring, then it's going to be completely unproductive. Clipped Barrels, who is the longtime associate, a billy Graham. He was with them from the very beginning and now clippers with the Lord as billy is but he said this and I love this he says, there are nine words that we should be willing to say every day to our spouse here they are I'm sorry please forgive me and I love you. That's good. Isn't it? I'm sorry please forgive me and I love you and then he said he knew might add these words as well. It was my fault. So. New of a conflict who's going to be the first to resolve it I'm sorry given the way we say I'm sorry they're lame apologies I'm sorry if you thought I was saying Because that was not my intention. So if I what I said, hurt your feelings because you misunderstood me, that's not an apology. Here's an apology. I'm sorry I was wrong please forgive me I'm telling you whatever attention you're having with their spouse right now if you would just say I'm sorry please forgive me I. Love You. You'd be amazed at how Much good that will do but here is Moses now he's in a range, and now the Lord is GonNa deal pretty harshly with him look at numbers. Twenty Verse Twelve, the Lord said to Moses because you did not trust me enough to demonstrate my holiness to the people of Israel you will not lead them into the land I am giving them. Moses. You're not going to take him in..
"greg" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast
"But the people believe the majority report instead of the minority report and they just complained and whined and Moses put up with it. You know the Bible says, Moses was the meekest men on the face of the year by the way understand what meekness meek this is not the same as weakness. Let's say that. You're a scrawny little dude and you're on the beach building a sandcastle. The sad thing is you're in your thirties, but still there you are building your sandcastle and some muscular aggressive guy comes along and kick in your face and you don't respond why because you're week you no options. What are you gonNa hit him with your little plastic shovel. Now, let's change the scene. Let's say that you are an expert in mixed martial arts and you're building your sent council and that guy comes along kick sand in your face and you choose to not respond is that because you're week no, it's because you're meek because tower under constraint it's controlling your temper most had a temper but he put. Up with this, he was Meka meekest man on the face of the earth but there comes a point when enough is enough and Moses was fed up, he couldn't take it anymore and he literally just loses it because the Israelites seem to have spiritual amnesia, they seem to be forgetting all that God had done for them over the many years how God providing them food every single day right outside of their tent door and it was called at how God directed them with fire by night in a cloud by day how God watched over them how God parted the Red Sea for them but they forgot, and sometimes we get discouraged when we forget the fearfulness of God in the past. My Wife keeps a prayer journal and sometimes she'll say, Greg Liquid I wrote and my prayer journal two years ago look at what we were facing and look at how the Lord Goddess through it and the point of that is it's it's good to reflect back on the faithfulness of God because when you're going through something in the moment, you wonder am I gonNa get through it has God not been faithful to you in the past. The answer is, yes therefore Willie not be faithful to you in the present and whatever conflict you're facing right now the answer again is yes and will he not be faithful to you in the future in some one? Oh, seven, we have a record of all the God did for the nation Israel how he provided for them, how He protected them and then we read and someone seven, thirty, one Oh, the men would praise the Lord for. His goodness and for his wonderful works with the children of men, they just keep repeating that refrain remember that just give God glory for what he has done because Jesus Christ is the same yesterday today and forever he's been with you in the past. He's here for you and the president in a be with you in the future not when I say that that.
"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..
"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.
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"That's all happened to you and me. We're walking with the Lord each and every day and then one day. The Lord says you're coming home now. It's it come on home, but that's what they did. They walked through and we need to walk through as well and they went to. The other side were God had called them. So we all are in this walk, and we're all facing. Our challenges in God is bigger than the problems. We are facing right now, and so we need to. Now as we walk with the Lord and see the answers, he gives to our prayers to give him the glory bringing me to my next point after overcoming the impossible give God the glory. After you overcome the impossible and you will, there will be situations that there's way out in God makes away where there wasn't a way. Haven't you had that happen? That's why it's a good thing to write down. Would God has done for you? Write down answers to your prayers, because maybe you're feeling overwhelmed right now, and if you would just reflect back a month ago or six months ago or a year ago, what you're facing and then remind yourself of what the Lord did at will give you encouragement in what you're facing right now. Pastor Greg Laurie while have the second half of his message in just a moment. Many listeners right or call us to share their stories of pain and loss, but also of hope. I mainly. Listen to the program every day. It's been very helpful for me and some things that are been going through to my stuns or murdered in my oldest daughter had cancer. Three kids was extremely devastating to me. And I bought the. Hearts by Greg Lauren and they certainly helped tremendously and help get my focus on the Lord and help other people who've gone through similar circumstances, and I'm just grateful for this Ministry will continue to.
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"The family in the same way. The Devil has declared war on the family in our culture today. Satan hates the family. There is a full throated all out attack on their family and our nation today. Consider this when the family is strong, the Church's strong their churches strong. The Nation is strong, and when the family breaks down, the nation breaks down with it. Today, there are many people trying to figure out how to fix our country. The rising crime rate the OPIOID crisis. All of the people ended up being incarcerated, and there's all these ideas just legalize all the drugs, and let's just released people that are in prison serving time right now, and let's just try this and change that and we have the economic imbalances. You know, so, we here I'm telling you. Here's the thing nobody's talking about in is the root of everything. It's the breakdown of the family. You can take almost every social ill in America today, girls getting pregnant outside of wedlock people getting into drugs, people becoming alcoholics runaways. People who are attempting suicide? People who are ending up committing crimes, people who are joining gangs people who are incarcerated every one of those things, and there's many studies to back. This up can be directly traced back to the breakdown of the family, and specifically to the absence of fathers. So we need to do everything we can district in the family. Let's start with you. You need to do everything you can just strengthen your family. You can't save America, nor can I. You cannot save all the families in America, but you can start with your family. And, you can say this family is off limits to the devil. Saying you cannot have this family. Pastor Greg Laurie, we'll have the second half of his message in just a moment. Many listeners right or call us to share their stories of pain and loss, but also.
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"Us by number to Moses effectively says, but I don't have all the answers for thirteen most protested. If I go to the people of Israel and tell them the God of your ancestors sent me to you, they won't believe me. They'll ask well. which are you talking about? What does this name? So? What should I tell them? God replies I am who I am. Just tell them I am has sent me to you. So Moses, basically says who am I god responds I am that I am. In other words Moses. It's not about you. It's about me. Sometimes afraid to share our faith because. We think a number lever might ask US good question. We don't have the answer to. We think why have to go out and prove the existence of God and they'll. Do anything of the kind. I think you need to just proclaim the Gospel in it will do its work because God's word is alive and powerful. Say we'll. Shall I quote the Bible to someone who doesn't believe in the Bible, we'll, of course you should, because just because they don't believe it doesn't take its power away. Use The word of God. Years ago. When I was starting our crusade menacingly I was in my mid thirties are hardly felt qualified to do such a thing. And I was in that house, a Billion Ruth Graham one afternoon and I said Ruth. I'm GONNA be doing more this preaching in stadiums and I don't feel prepared and I feel like I need to really study up an apologetic. She said Greg You just preach the Gospel. That's what billy is done all these years, and that's what you need to do and she was right. I. You you know more than you think you know. All these years of Personal Bible study all these years of sitting in church all this time. You've spent absorbing God's work. You know a lot and maybe the reason you don't know how much you know is because you've never had an opportunity to utilize it. But if you get into a setting, where maybe you're mentoring, someone or you're teaching a Home Bible study, or you're sharing. The Gospel one all of a sudden, the Holy Spirit activates those memory banks with information that you've preteen, and it comes out, and what you're saying is so good. You WanNa take notes on yourself. If God calls you to speak for him. You'll give you the words when you need them. No, we don't have all the answers, but he does..
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"Said all right everybody stay home, and I understand that within minutes just minutes. The local supermarkets were overrun with people panic shopping. Should. We ever be afraid that we're going to run out of food and God's GonNa. Let us die No I don't think we do and I. Think you know I. Remember the words of Franklin Delano Roosevelt during World War Two, and he said to America. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself, and he had a good point there because you, your fear of what may happen can override what actually is happening and a lot of the problems we've had in the supermarkets is not with a lack of supply. It's rather because people are being a rational and basically they're hoarding so I I. I think that we need to just be reasonable about these things and you know we want to be prepared for the future, but we certainly don't want to worry about it. You know when Jesus addresses in the sermon on their own, he said look at the birds you know, and your father takes care of them. You know and I'm amazed by Burge. They get up every morning this morning. I was woken up by the little birds, chirping and and they're always singing, and yet they don't have the. Of God in their life like we do, a bird doesn't have the insurance to be turn a lifelike Christian has, but they wake up every morning just chirping away happily welcoming the new day I've never seen a bird popping the volume. But they they're you know. They just know that intuitively that everything's fine. You know there's an old poem that goes along these lines, said the Rahman to this sparrow friend I'd really like to know why these anxious human beings rush about in worry, So said the spirit to the Robin friend I think that it must be at. They have heavenly father such as cares for you and me. So conveys the idea that that God takes care of Nature Jesus is look at the look at the fires, nei-neither toil, nor spin I, but your father takes care of them Solomon and all of his glory was not arrayed like one of these and then here's Israel point he's building up to so seek first. The Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. He did not say don't think about the things of life, but he said don't worry about these things. And he pointed to the birds. He pointed to the flowers as an illustration. Illustration, so we need to take that to heart so to help you to do that back. They deal with that text the more of from the sermon on the Mount by the way in my brand new book that I've just written called bringing Christ into your crisis, and basically it's a book that deals with fear anxiety, worry in the light of covid nineteen, and all the problems that it is brought on our culture and I want to give this to you for free. Let's say that again and put echo on this time Dave. I want to give it to you for free. That's right because I want you to have it but listen. If you can send a gift to support our ministry, we would really appreciate it because we wanNA keep reaching more people with the Gospel. Not only here in a new beginning, but also through our online church service it happens every Sunday that we call harvest at home that you can watch at harvest online. We're seeing I'm not exaggerating people. We are seeing thousands of people coming to Jesus Christ to me. It's like well. It looks revival like and I pray it continues so join us for harvest at home at harvest dot org every Sunday. Yeah, that's right and we should say there's so much to gain throughout the week as well sometimes. Sometimes, we'll feature. QNA, time with Pastor Greg Women's Ministry with Kathy Laurie and even motion pictures checkout harvest at home at harvest dot Org and remember pastor. Greg would like to send you a new book bringing Christ into your crisis, and if you can help with an investment right now to keep this ministry available, we'd really appreciate it, but either way. Request the book as soon as you can. We will only be mentioning this resource a short time longer just write a new beginning box four, thousand, Riverside California, nine, two, five, one, four, or call one, eight, hundred, eight to one, thirty, three hundred. That's one, eight, hundred, eight, two, one, three, three, zero, zero or go online to harvest dot org. And then just before we go, someone reached out via social media and said a coworker of mine has been struggling with. Them and drug addiction I recently spoke with him and recommended that he check out some sermons from Greg Laurie on Youtube. I told him how I came to Christ after watching one of great sermons. Please pray for him. So. We hope you'll join us in praying for this man. And second follow this person's lead and advised people you noted Checkout Pastor Greg Teaching here on a new beginning on Youtube, or through harvested home at harvest dot or And lastly sent pastor, greg an email and let them know how this program has touched your life. Email Greg at harvest dot.
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"Speaks is something he does for us, which means that he places the righteousness of Christ into your spiritual bank account. If you will one way of heard, the word justified translated is just as ZIP. It never had happened. So, when you're saved when you believe in Jesus, your sin is forgiven. You're sentenced forgotten, and it's like it never even took place. Isn't that amazing? That's what God has done for you. That's why the Bible says in Hebrews two. It's a great salvation. In fact, it asked that question. How can we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, so person? No matter what you're going to right now. No matter what hardship you're facing. I want you to know that you are saved. If you put your faith and Jesus Christ, that is not affected by covid nineteen. Your salvation is not affected by fluctuation in the stock market or changes in the economy so workout live out. Play out your own salvation. It's sort of like conductor with an incredible musical composition. Handed to him. It doesn't just play itself. He gets in front of the orchestra and he has each person play their part. The notes scales are on the peeper, but that people need to work out the parts, so we need to live out our own salvation. Pastor Greg Laurie full had the second half of his message in just a moment. Everybody Greg Laurie here inviting you to join me every weekend for what we call harvest at home. It's a church service. It's a worship service. It's a Bible study and it's wherever you want it to be in your home in your car. Sitting on a beach walking down the street, watching it on your phone wherever you are, you could take it with you and be minister to every weekend. Join US for harvest at home at harvest dot Org. Today Pastor Greg is presenting a message from his series in Philippians called Corentin Life, a study called. We can work it out. Let's continue now. Work out your own salvation, actually the phrasing that Paul uses here. Could be translated to work out as in a mine. Work got a mind I'm in. California right now years ago, we had what was called. The California gold, rush and people came from California from all around the world, because they thought they were just gold lane in the streets, and what gold there was readily available was soon gone, but there was a lot more gold up in them. Dr Hills as that was said, but you had to the mind, and you had to mind the gold, and hopefully you might find the mother load. I. Don't know if you realize how much God has done for you. It's found in the Bible but as you. You explore it and discover it. It's like you're funding the mother load of the promises of God in the Bible. That are all a part of salvation, so work out your own salvation. This is a great thing and I'm not in any way trying to imply that that's something you should worry about losing. When you put your faith in Jesus, you don't have to worry about losing your salvation. Because God has promised you Romans Eight sixteen. His spirit bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God and my favorite assurance versus first John five thirteen. These things we write to you that believe on the name of the son of God. May know that you have eternal life. You can know it. As a fat, because God has done it for you. But what about that question can a- Christian lose their salvation? We've seen people that make an initial profession of faith. It looks as though God is really changed her life, and then they just bail three weeks later two months later, and we say well well. was that person saved in our? They no longer saved. I think the better question is where they really save to begin with. I'm reminded of what Jesus said in what we call the parable of the Sower, he talked about seed that was thrown out, and it landed out there in the gravel, and it was not able to get route, and it's shot up and withered quickly. Then he explained it and. He said marked for sixteen. These people are the ones that hear the word of God. They respond with creating Suzy Azam, but there is such shallow soil of character that when the emotions were offered, difficulty arrives. There is nothing to show for it. Okay, so it's not just having an emotional experience. You have to work it out you up to live it out. You need to continue in this commitment. You've made for Christ effect. I've actually five litmus test that you can apply in your life to determine whether or not you really are saved to determine whether or not Christ really lives inside of you. Number One? If you are really saved, you will confess Jesus Christ as Lord. If you are really saved. You will confess Jesus Christ as Lord I John, four fifteen says he confesses that Jesus is the son of God God lives in him and he in God. So listen if you believe in Jesus, you need to let someone know. Jesus said if you will confess me before people I'll confess you before my father in the angels in. Heaven look for an opportunity to tell someone about your faith in Jesus Christ if you're a real believer, you will confessed that Christ is your Lord number two if you're really saved. You'll obey God's commands. If you're really saved, you'll obey God's commands for five three says this is love for God that you obey his commands in this commend or not burdensome for everyone that is born of God overcomes the world now. This is a problem for some. Oh, they obey the commands of God. They like the ignore the ones they don't like, but Jesus said. You are my disciples if you do. Do what so ever I commend you. He did not say you are my disciples. If you do whatsoever, you personally agree with. Are you are my disciples? If you do whatsoever, you find easy. No, he says you are my disciples. If you do whatsoever, I commend you. I had a personality once a pastor Greg. What do you do when you come to a passage in the scripture you don't agree with. Some responses will change your opinion because you're wrong in the Bible is right. We can't edit the Bible. According to how we want to live, we should edit how we live. According to what the Bible says and notice also that that verse I quoted a first John, five it says if you're really a believer, be commands, and they're not burdensome. They're not burdensome. Do you find God's word hard to live by? Say all men I don't like this and they don't like that listen. It's.
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"Writes in Second Corinthians five eight I'm confident and willing rather to be absent from my body in the present with the Lord. It's better because all my questions will be answered. We all have questions for God, don't we? We like to ask God this. Why did you allow this? Why didn't you do that? I heard about one woman's question for God. In an ambitious moment, she invited a lot of people to a dinner party at our house and at the table she turned to her six year old daughter and said honey. Why don't you say the blessing? Little group said well Mommy. I don't know what to say and the MOM said well. Why don't you just say what you hear Mommy say? And the girl said Okay Mommy and then she prayed Lord. That I invite all these people to dinner and it didn't work out so well for mom, but we all have serious questions for God and one day they'll be answered because I corinthians thirteen cents right now. We don't see things clearly what I know is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely as God knows me so one day it's all going to be revealed to. To you, but most importantly heaven is better because I go to be with Christ. I want to depart and be with Christ Lemme. Loop back to the question. I asked in the beginning. What do you live for? If you would say for me to live, is money than for you to die as the leave it all behind if you would say for me to live as fame. Then for you to die is to be forgotten. If you would say for me to live his power for you to die as to lose at all, but if you would say for me to live is Christ in, you can say to die is gain. Only the Christian can say to live is Christ and to die is gain. We don't have to fear death. Because Jesus conquered death at the cross in the empty tomb at the Cross, he defeated sin at the Empty Tomb, he defeated death death died when Christ rose and Jesus says I am the resurrection and the life. He believes in me though he were dead yet. Shall he live in his over lives? And believes in me shall never die. Do, you believe in him. Say Well, yes, I believe, there is a god well I believe there was a god to. When I was a young man. And I knew God was up there somewhere. But I didn't know I. could ever relationship with him? That was a new thought for me. And I remember on my high school campus. It was a group of very outspoken people that we call the Jesus freaks and that wasn't a compliment. My friends warned me greg stay away from the Jesus freaks and I said the last thing ever see is Greg Laurie, becoming a Jesus, Freak famous last words, but I, beginning to watch these Christians, and I saw the joy and happiness. They had I mean it's one thing to be happy fifth period on Friday. These crazy people were happy. First period on Monday I thought. Why are they happy like that and I wanted to dismiss them as. As all nuts are crazy people, but the problem was I knew a few of them because I used to party with them and I saw had something I didn't have see at that time I was using drugs. My life was going the wrong direction. I was empty. I was searching and one day I sat a few feet away from a Little Bible study that we're having on the front lawn by high school campus, and these Christians these Jesus freaks were singing songs about God and as a singing I, try to novel thought on a new thought and I thought what if it's all true? What if they really have a relationship with God I quickly dismissed it. I return to it again. Yes, but what if it's true? What did they know the Lord? And then a guy got up to speak as they must Lonnie, he had long hair and a beard. He kind of looked Jesus frankly. This is back in the hippy days. And he made one statement I only remember this statement. He said more, but I remember he said Jesus said. You're for me or against me and I looked around at those Christians. I thought well, they're they're forum. And I'm not one of them. Is that me and I'm against God see I believe there was a god. I'd seen all the movies about Jesus I admired him, but I saw him as a historical figure that lived and died I, never thought of him in the here and now. And then that Guy Lonnie said. If you want Jesus to come into your life, get up and walk forward and pray and some kids walk forward and I hung my head down I. had here about anything in my eyes? Use your imagination used to have a great wave surfer wave now just beat braeside, but anyway I hung my head hearing in my eyes and I thought there's no way I could do that next thing I knew I was up there praying. I didn't plan on becoming a Christian that day. Let me assure you, but that was the day by life change. That was the day Christ came in my life. Listen to me. This is the day your life can change. This is the moment Christ can come into your life and let me come back to that statement. Jesus said your formula against me. You either are follower of and a believer in Jesus. Christ or you're opposed to him. Where do you Stan? Is Christ living inside of you right now? So. I don't know well, listen I think God. Almighty has taken residents in your heart. You'll know and if you don't know I would have to ask. Is He living in your heart? Maybe not. Let's say he's just a prayer away. Will, you allow me to show you the way? It's as simple as sprain. In saying God I know I'm a center and I. Ask you to forgive me of my sin in Jesus Christ will live inside of you. So I'M GONNA lead you in a simple prayer. Would you just pray this prayer with me and if you want Jesus Christ to come in the your life if you want him to forgive you of your sin. If you want to know that when you die, you will go to heaven. If you want your guilt in away. Pray this prayer after me right now, just pray these words Lord Jesus. I know that I am a center. But I know you are the savior. I ask you to forgive me of my sin. Come into my life. I turned from that send. Choose to follow you. From this moment forward. She's this name I pray..
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"Being freed from the chains I'm talking to somebody right now. That is very ill. You're a moment is. You can't do what you used to do and one day you're going to be freed from the pain of the body you're in, and you're going to be liberated, and that's how policy describing it. I want to be freed from the shackles and go and be with the Lord, and finally he uses a word that could be described as untying a boat from its moorings. Now the way to put it is set sail set sail so when you believe in Jesus and that day comes through you to go to heaven. You're setting sail for the after life and when we lose a loved one. Were sad very sad because we miss them and we wish they had not left us. Maybe we were having enjoyable moment with family or friends, and we think oh I wish they could be with me right now. But you know as I said earlier, nobody in heaven, if given the choice would ever come back to Earth again, see it's not sad if you're setting sail for a better destination, let's say that you were getting on a rusty freighter destination. Siberia I'd be very sad as they wave to you on the dock, but let's say you were on a luxury cruise ship destination. Tahiti. I'd feel sorry for myself. Because I'm not on the ship with you going to a beautiful place one a believer dies. They're headed to a beautiful place. Spark greater than Earth. Pastor Greg Laurie will have the second half of his message in just a moment. We're encouraged when we hear that pastor Greeks. Teaching and preaching is touching lives. If Greg My name's marks from New, York equality and I would say that your crusade massive square garden to thousands and if it wasn't for my mom for each year crusade at me. Teaching so wouldn't be here. Today probably saved my life. After that came a Christian church on married. My wife got baptized together with things. Don't always stay good. You know and last year I lost my daughter and your teachings on that subject really helped me through a really dark difficult time, and now I have two beautiful sons and We're picking up where we left off with living this life and I. Just thank you so much for always doing a good word oath speaking through Lord. Appreciate You I. Thank you. And we're grateful to hear of the changed lives because of Pastor Greg's. And if you have a story to tell how these studies have touched your life or that of a family member. I hope you'll email pastor greg. His email is Greg at harvest dot org again. That's Greg at harvest dot org. Today Pastor Greg is presenting a message called. What do you live for point number? One is when you live for Christ. You'll think of others point, too. When you live for Christ, you're not afraid to die. Let's continue now. Bringing me to point number three. When you live for Christ unearth, you'll be with him in Heaven Look at Verse Twenty Three. Philippians one I want to be with Christ which is far better by the way this is a strong word in degree me translated far far better, not just better, but way better for my friends in Hawaii. Mo Betta Bra. It's way better. Heaven is so much better than earth. Why well because heaven is better because removing from attend to mention now this dates me of course, but do you remember that TV show Beverly Hillbillies Jed was moving from. Not a great place to a wonderful place in the Sitcom, but we're GONNA go from a broken body in aging body. A Sin Body? To a new body, God will ultimately give us in his presence, no more devil, no more temptation, no more sinful inclination. It's better, and it's better because it's immediate. It's better than when we go to him. And because to media, Paul writes, depart and be with Christ. Paldon say departing goat to a waiting room I hate waiting. You go to the doctor's office and you wait wire all of the magazines from a year ago. Come on, get new magazines already or how about waiting in an airport terminal? Just sit there and wait. Your flight is delayed any weight any weight well. That's what happens when a believer dies. You don't go to way, need room. You don't go to a place called purgatory because no place called purgatory actually exists one a believer dies. They go straight to heaven. The moment you take your last breath on earth, you take your next breath in heaven. This is the wonderful thing. Paul writes in Second Corinthians five eight I'm confident and willing rather to be absent from my body in the present with the Lord. It's better because all my questions will be answered. We all have questions for God, don't we? We like to ask God this. Why did you allow this? Why didn't you do that? I heard about one woman's question for God. In an ambitious moment, she invited a lot of people to a dinner party at our house and at the table she turned to her six year old daughter and said honey. Why don't you say the blessing? Little group said well Mommy. I don't know what to say and the MOM said well. Why don't you just say what you hear Mommy say? And the girl said Okay Mommy and then she prayed Lord. That I invite all these people to dinner and it didn't work out so well for mom, but we all have serious questions for God and one day they'll be answered because I corinthians thirteen cents right now. We don't see things clearly what I know is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely as God knows me so one day it's all going to be revealed to. To you, but most importantly heaven is better because I go to be with Christ. I want to depart and be with Christ Lemme. Loop back to the question. I asked in the beginning. What do you live for? If you would say for me to live, is money than for you to die as the leave it all behind if you would say for me to live as fame. Then for you to die is to be forgotten. If you would say for me to live his power for you to die as to lose at all, but if you would say for me to live is Christ in, you can say to die is gain. Only the Christian can say to live is Christ and to die is gain. We don't have to fear death. Because Jesus conquered death at the cross in the empty tomb at the Cross, he defeated sin at the Empty Tomb, he defeated death death died when Christ rose and Jesus says I am the resurrection and the life. He believes in me though he were dead yet. Shall he live in his over lives? And believes in me shall never die. Do, you believe in him. Say Well, yes, I believe, there is a god well I believe there was a god to..
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"Being freed from the chains I'm talking to somebody right now. That is very ill. You're a moment is. You can't do what you used to do and one day you're going to be freed from the pain of the body you're in, and you're going to be liberated, and that's how policy describing it. I want to be freed from the shackles and go and be with the Lord, and finally he uses a word that could be described as untying a boat from its moorings. Now the way to put it is set sail set sail so when you believe in Jesus and that day comes through you to go to heaven. You're setting sail for the after life and when we lose a loved one. Were sad very sad because we miss them and we wish they had not left us. Maybe we were having enjoyable moment with family or friends, and we think oh I wish they could be with me right now. But you know as I said earlier, nobody in heaven, if given the choice would ever come back to Earth again, see it's not sad if you're setting sail for a better destination, let's say that you were getting on a rusty freighter destination. Siberia I'd be very sad as they wave to you on the dock, but let's say you were on a luxury cruise ship destination. Tahiti. I'd feel sorry for myself. Because I'm not on the ship with you going to a beautiful place one a believer dies. They're headed to a beautiful place. Spark greater than Earth. Pastor Greg Laurie will have the second half of his message in just a moment. We're encouraged when we hear that pastor Greeks. Teaching and preaching is touching lives. If Greg My name's marks from New, York equality and I would say that your crusade massive square garden to thousands and if it wasn't for my mom for each year crusade at me. Teaching so wouldn't be here. Today probably saved my life. After that came a Christian church on married. My wife got baptized together with things. Don't always stay good. You know and last year I lost my daughter and your teachings on that subject really helped me through a really dark difficult time, and now I have two beautiful sons and We're picking up where we left off with living this life and I. Just thank you so much for always doing a good word oath speaking through Lord. Appreciate You I. Thank you. And we're grateful to hear of the changed lives because of Pastor Greg's. And if you have a story to tell how these studies have touched your life or that of a family member..
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"I loved how he summed it up. He said it's not a black solution. It's not a white solution. It's not a blue solution. It's a god solution, and that's true and God is given us the solution to all of our problems right here in the scripture, and they're broken out for us in the Ten Commandments. Most people acknowledge that the ten commandments are important that they're true. Very few people know the Ten Commandments, a reason survey reveal that only fourteen percent of Americans could name the Ten Commandments. Let me ask you. Can you name the Ten Commandments Maybe you'll do that a little bit later with the folks that you know, but I'm going to read them for you. In just a moment, we know so many other things for instance by comparison, a quarter of Americans can name the seven ingredients in a big Matt. Nearly one out of four know the names of. Of all three stooges and one in three name, all the kids from the Brady Bunch. Really that's amazing, so we know that the big man cats to all be patties, but we don't know dowse or not steal, or thou bear false witness. You might say well Greg. It's hard to memorize them what we know other things. What are the names of the? The Beatles Will John Paul George. Ringo. Of course we can't memorize one commandment or two or three I, said just you can memorize all of these amendments, but we need to do more than memorize the commandments. We need to internalize the commandments because they're not obsolete. There are absolute I mean say that again. The comments are not obsolete their absolute, and if you keep these commandments, you will be a happy person, because someone says blessed or happy is the man that does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, or stand in the way of centers, or sit in the seat of the scornful, but his delight is in the law of the Lord in in it. Does he meditate day and night? So if I keep these commandments, I'll be happy person. The commandments are like the bars of a prison to keep you inside. Like walls up protection to keep evil out of your life, they're given for your own good, so you can go from hopelessness to happiness, so let's look at what the commandments have to say to us. Exodus Chapter Twenty and I'm GonNa read quite a few verses with you, so I hope you'll read along here. We Are Commencement Number One exodus twenty verse to I, am the. Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt out of the House of Bondage, you shall have no other gods before me, commandment number to exodus twenty verse for you shall. Shall not make for yourself a carved image or any likeness of anything that's in heaven above the Earth beneath or in the water under the earth, nor show you bow down to them or serve them for I..
"greg" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast
"Solution, and that means I have to start there in there and in the middle stay there. That is the greatest statement, not a white solution, not a black solution. Not a blue solution got solution. Pastor Greg Laurie. We'll have the second half of his interview with us. Senator Tim Scott in just a moment. We're so grateful to hear of the changed lives through a new beginning. And whatever you said this a letter email or post a comment on social media. We read every word Dare Greg I'm married a Christian man, but was not being a Christian wife God wanted me to be. I was unkind and selfish. In the fall of twenty twelve, God, got a hold of me and I realized what kind of WIFI become. I asked for forgiveness. Happily ever after right? Not so much. Soon after my husband decided, he didn't love me anymore. And my life and marriage went into a downward spiral. Having heard your program many times I remember sitting there, wondering if you had a message on marriage problems, it was the same week that you are doing a message on marriage divorce adultery. I tuned in. It was like God used you to talk directly to me I. Listened, and we listen to those messages to help me get through. I prayed and ask God to take control that Saturday night my husband came home and said he wanted to work on our marriage. It took a period of months and some counseling from our pastor, and his wife, but clutch saved our marriage. Pastor Greg. I! Thank the Lord fear message right when I needed it and when I was losing hope happy ending. Now we have to amazing little boys are so much in love with each other. Thank you for letting me share and God bless you. What an encouraging story of God, working in this woman's marriage and family. Do you have a story to tell? Pastor Greg would love to hear from you. Just.