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Fresh update on "laurie" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"To help you find some inspiration for vacation. I think when I love about it, is that people get out and instead of just sitting in front of their computers and searching forever and ever you're out, you're meeting you're talking to people from countries where they're from. Samantha of the PBS show Samantha brown's places to love is one of the many people you'll find there. Not only to tell you about some great places to travel to, but also to share some tips about how to travel smarter. People want to kind of see, well, what should I be doing this year to avoid some of the hiccups or some of the horror stories that happened in 2022? Stenson Miller, WTO P news. Tickets are available now at travel shows dot com and the show runs from 10 a.m. tomorrow until 4 p.m. Sunday. Money news 25 and 55 brought to you by pen fed credit union, great rates for everyone, and Larry koski. This is a Bloomberg money minute. Good news was bad news for stocks after a blowout January jobs report raised new fears of higher interest rates. Now industrials lost 128 the S&P fell 43, the NASDAQ dropped one 94. Opportunity knocks if you've been looking at an electric SUV, the government will allow more crossovers to qualify for the newly revamped EV tax credit. The Cadillac lyric and high end versions of the Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Model Y may now qualify. Lyft is looking to tame the clutter caused by its E scooters, which are often left strewn around sidewalks and cities where they operate. It's rolling out new docks that can park the scooters as well as rented bikes. Activision Blizzard will pay $35 million to settle charges that it failed to properly handle complaints of workplace misconduct, workers also accused the video game maker of discriminating against pregnant employees. From the Bloomberg newsroom, I'm Laurie kofsky, on WTO P. Both the NASDAQ and S&P had pretty good weeks, but the Dow did lose a little bit. Coming up here on WTO P among several stories that we're following, CBS News at 10 o'clock. The Pentagon confirms a second Chinese surveillance balloon seen over Latin America. Meanwhile, the one we've been watching for a while, it is heading toward Nashville and eventually the Carolinas stay with us. It can be dangerously easy to steal your identity during tax season because so much sensitive info was altogether. Before we start the annual meeting of Sean's personal info, uh, has anyone seen social security number? Not me. Nope. Oh
Is 2023 the Year the US Gets Serious About Protecting Privacy?
"We start with Mark Laurie's piece, sweeping crypto regulation, first, update the bank secrecy act. The crypto collapses of 2022 spurred widespread fear that U.S. officials would soon clamp down on the industry. But don't expect sweeping new crypto regulations any time soon. As much as Washington D.C. bigwigs might want to put crypto in a box, regulators should first get their priorities in order. The primary regulatory approach of relevant federal agencies is rulemaking, or the process by which bodies like the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission craft review and finally approve and establish legal boundaries. But this would likely fail with crypto for two reasons. First, the legally mandated process, which involves drafting the rule, publishing the rule and taking public comments before a judicial review takes years. Given how quickly crypto moves, there's a good chance that by the time a new set of rules goes into effect, the industry will have evolved beyond it or adapted their products to avoid it. Second, regulators must work within the framework of the bank's secrecy act or BSA. This law lays out a comprehensive framework for AML slash CFT, shorthand for anti money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism rules built on the foundation of know your customer, AKA KYC. But stringent KYC within decentralized finance is not only unnecessary, it's all but impossible. DeFi platforms do not actually hold user funds, so it's not clear how KYC is even relevant. Sure, these protocols oversee and approve users financial transactions, but DeFi's non custodial nature makes it all but impossible to implement effective and responsible KYC policies. For instance, if the SEC were to shut down uniswap, a popular decentralized exchange, a thousand developers around the world would simply deploy forks without batting an eye. Regulators would soon end up playing whack a mole with DeFi, a quixotic exercise that would echo efforts to end file sharing by suing college students for downloading music.
AP Sports SummaryBrief at 10:02 p.m. EST
"BP sports, I've checked freedom. The top two teams of the NBA's Western Conference locked up, Bruce Morton reports. The nuggets grabbed a big early lead and coasted to a one O 5 91 victory over Memphis, Denver went up 35 14 after the first quarter and maintained control en route to their 5th win in 6 starts. John morant was game high with 35 points. Laurie marketing had 38 and Utah's one 26 one 11 win over Detroit. Chicago best at Miami one 13 one O three, the New York Knicks have won 8 in a row. The Knicks down Golden State one 32 94. Next forward, Julius Randle, one of 6 players in double figures with 15, says the Knicks played well at both ends of the court. Offensively, we've been doing it pretty consistently all year. So just got to stay with that, keep playing for each other to keep helping each other out. You know, putting winning first. Washington snapped a ten game losing skid by beating Phoenix one 13 one ten. In the NHL, a matchup of metropolitan division leaders as Carolina topped New Jersey four to one, hurricanes forward Jordan stahl says he's happy the team registered points in 12 straight games. Whatever point of the season will take it and right now it's here on and we're loving it and we want to keep doing it and stay consistent. How cotter scored twice at Winnipeg's 5 one win over Ottawa, Pittsburgh down the New York rangers three two Pittsburgh is 15 three and two in its last 20 games overall, penguins goalie Tristan Jerry had 26 saves. Sometimes you're not going to see a lot of shots and just being prepared for as many shots as you get. I think that's the key and just making sure you're putting your best for everyone. Tampa Bay had their 5 game winning streak ended by Toronto four to one. Philadelphia beat Columbus, Calgary beats San Jose, Los Angeles over Anaheim, and Seattle beat St. Louis. College basketball number 6 Virginia loses the number 22 Miami. And mortgage executive Matt ishbi agrees in principle to buy a majority stake of the Phoenix Suns. Check Freeman, AP sports.
Mitchell scores 23, Cavs blast Jazz, improve to 15-2 at home
"Donovan Mitchell faced his former team for the first time and led the Cavaliers to a one 22 99 route of the jazz. And so was good to play against your guys and have fun. You know, I think the bigger game will probably be when we go back out there, but as a whole for a group as a team, we played really well. Mitchell scored 23 points and helping Cleveland improve to a league best 15 and two at home. Chetty Osman dropped in 22 points and Jared Allen had 20 in the Cavaliers fourth straight win. Laurie marketing scored 22 of his 24 points in the first half, but the jazz fell to 5 and 15 since a 12 and one start. I'm Dave ferry.
Tyler Bowyer, Lori Hinz, and Fanchon Blythe Discuss the RNC
"Have some very special guests with us. We are focusing on the RNC race. And I have some very strong opinions about if you lose, you should no longer be in charge of something. That's how we treat our football teams, our corporations, and that's how we should treat our political parties. So with us, three members of the one 68 that are going to be voting in Dana point, California. We have Lori Heinz from North Dakota. Laurie Hinton from North Dakota. And we have van John from Nebraska and Tyler Boyer. So Tyler, why don't Charlie? Why don't you introduce this whole kind of group of rebels we have here? Well, yesterday actually, these two actually put out a letter to the entire one 68 in the Republican National Committee and we can read it although a clip from it. But basically came out and said, we need new blood. We need to listen to the grassroots and we have to represent the Republican party from the grassroots level. Yes. And so these two wonderful women are some of the biggest leaders that we have in the country. Lori is one of the most famous individuals that we have in North Dakota, and we love her to dad. And John is just led rebellion in Nebraska, which is, should be the way that we do things and the Republican Party to every state. And so why don't you guys talk a little bit about your letter that you put out yesterday and what you said? Well, we collaborated on this letter is the sun. All right, we collaborated on the letter with another National Committee woman. Laura nakane Lua from Hawaii. Love Hawaiian. Aloha Laura. Laura. And she went with us and we went and we put the letter together and collaborated via messages back and forth. What we did is we decided that we all wanted to go together and do this. At the same time, make sure that people know that our grassroots are, we are listening to our grassroots and our state.
Both sides see high stakes in gay rights Supreme Court case
"A controversial case on whether a Colorado website designer must do work for same sex couples is going before the U.S. Supreme Court Monday. Groups on both sides of the issue are already expressing their views. If 63 year old Laurie Smith is allowed not to serve gay couples. Liberal groups warn black people Muslims, Jews, and migrants could also be subject to discrimination. But conservative groups argue if the high court forces Smith to design wedding websites for same sex couples against her religious beliefs, other artists like photographers, writers, and musicians, could be forced to do work that violates their faith. This Colorado case going before the conservative majority high court is the second in 5 years, Colorado baker Jack Phillips won a limited decision when he refused to bake a wedding cake for a same sex couple. Jackie Quinn Washington
Managing Christmas Expectations As a Family
"Let's talk about expectations. I mean, we've got to talk about all the things that pull us down at Christmas, right? And you had a statement that really caught my attention, expectations are premeditated, resentment. Isn't that good? That's really good. And that's what is the originality for getting who you got it from. We actually know where we got that from. It was Bill and Laurie Loki, our dear Friends. But they have said that in the context of even in relationships, expectations are premeditated resentment. At Christmas. Well, think about how heavy we put expectation on even as Josh saying the joy of Christmas. I mean, hallmark just runs these movies, like 24/7 as if it's like this blissful experience. And here we are as moms and dads, bearing the burden of trying to meet those expectations for our kids in for ourselves. Not to mention the in laws. Extended family and all the things that you're expected to do. And I mean, if your kids are involved in schools and plays and all the gifts and the cookies you have to bring on this day, like there's just so much added weight and I think we get so burdened by trying to put in all these different inputs into our family, which are great. All these joy adders, or we think will be, and yet somehow, I don't know if it's just us, but I somehow you get to the end and the backside of the season and you're tired and you feel worn out and there's almost this sadness of like, ugh, it just wasn't what we expected. It was gonna be. How do you go in then with a healthier expectation? What should you do to say to yourself, okay? I'm going to take this a little differently this year. I think it's concept of inhaling and exhaling, right? We need it to stay alive. But we inhale all these experiences and things for our kids. Take them to see Santa. Or whatever, you know, all these traditions we do. We go around and see the lights. We go to all the Christmas plays, all the things we think are so great, and they are. But when we're constantly just inputting, like, inhale, inhale, inhale. We get worn out. And so we need to make these moments for exhale, where you're able to just be. As a family, in your home, and that's where, you know, to do some of these devotions or these times together, where you're just asking questions and you're sitting around the dinner table, it allows you to truly exhale where you can process the feelings of the day over the week, you can process these experience that you've had. And that's where you really start to come back. I think into this state of contentment, where you're grateful. Yeah.
Left Wing Mayor Gets Raise Amidst City's Crime Wave
"Laurie dirty foot is in the media again. Slew footed Laurie is giving herself a raise. And she has the crappy one of the most dangerous cities in the union. Let me just explain this real quick mayor Lori Lightfoot, according to the Fox News article, gives herself a raise of 5%. What, okay, let me just read through so we can get all the facts there, because I don't want to just jump to the race. It says Wednesday, she proposed an ordinance, giving the office of the mayor an annual inflation raise capped at 5%. Laurie dirty foot currently takes an annual salary of $209,915. A sum that would raise to $216,210 as of May 22, the May 22nd, 2023, according to the ordinance. The proposal would allow the mayor's salary to increase up to 5% each year with a stipulation that the mayor could opt out of the raise. The proposed raise come as lightfoot, AKA dirty foot, has faced a stream of hated criticism, a heated criticism for her handling of violent crime in her city, which has increased 37%.
Jazz rally to beat Wolves 132-126 in OT reunion with Gobert
"The jazz are two and zero after knocking off former teammate Rudy Gobert in the Timberwolves one 32 one 26 in overtime Jordan Clarkson scored 29 points hitting 7 of 12 from three point range Laurie Martin had 24 points grabbed 13 rebounds and hit a leaner in the lane with 12 seconds remaining to give Utah a four point edge Mike Connolly delivered the go ahead Trey with one O one to play Gobert hauled in 23 rebounds but he missed a dunk and two free throws over the final 34 seconds to finish with 9 points I'm Dave ferry
MRNA COVID Shot Forced on Your Kids?
"Said here, Charlie just homeschool your kids. That's Laurie. I totally acknowledge that. I think that homeschooling is great or private schooling. But if it gets on the vaccination schedule, if you want your child maybe one day to go to college or get an internship, eventually the vaccination schedule can catch up to them. It's not guaranteed, but potentially, or you still might have to go through a pediatrician that is going to push this forward. I want to say one other thing about this, which is a theory that is being put forward and I tend to agree with it, which is getting it on the official vaccination schedule. Also, it doesn't just guarantee a lot of profits for the pharmaceutical companies. It protects them from potential liability.
Eric Welcomes Kellie Fiedorek From the Alliance Defending Freedom
"To bring on senior counsel with the alliance defending freedom, Kelly, fedorak, Kelly, did I even pronounce that close to correctly? You were very close. It's fedora. It's what? It's fedora, like fedora with the cave is in height. It's a rough one. I'm excited to introduce you in ADF to a lot of my listeners because I've known what you all are doing for years. And people always ask me, what can I do? What can I do right now where they're being going crazy? I say, well, here's a number of things you could do. One of the things you can do is give to the alliance defending freedom. And I'm not making that up. I'm not trying to be clever. If you actually care about liberty in America, giving something to ADF at metaxas talk dot com. Folks really, it's important. So Kelly talked to us about the case about any case you want to talk about, but I want to get to Laurie Smith. I know she's waiting in the wings to talk about her case as well. But give my audience an understanding of what you guys are dealing with. Well, we're defending freedom across the country in the courts and in the courts of public opinion in the legislatures. And ultimately, we're standing for everyone's freedom to live consistent with their convictions, but that they're college students, whether they're in high school, whether they're ministers, whether they're ministries, teachers, parents, we ultimately are working toward a nation where everyone has the freedom to live and to work consistent with their convictions without fear of the government punishment. We want to keep the doors open for the gospel.
Ukrainian flag raised in retaken city after Russian retreat
"Ukraine's president made a rare foray outside the capital Kyiv Wednesday highlighting Russia's retreat in the face of a Ukrainian counteroffensive Vladimir zelensky greeting soldiers in the city of balaclava who responded Laurie to Ukraine Zelensky handed out awards declaring the soldiers heroic He then traveled on to izium where hand on heart he watched the Ukrainian flag rise above the recaptured city and sang the national anthem Russian forces fled last week as Ukrainian soldiers advanced through the northeastern Hakeem region Prosecutors have found 6 bodies that traces of torture in recently retaken villages zelensky telling reporters The view is very shocking but it's not shock for me because we began to see the same pictures from bucha I'm Ben Thomas
Judge approves $2.46 billion Boy Scouts reorganization plan
"I Mike Gracia reporting a judge approves a boy scouts reorganization plan A bankruptcy judge has approved a proposed $2.46 billion reorganization plan for the Boy Scouts of America The approval is seen as a key step toward allowing BSA to move forward while compensating tens of thousands of men who allege they were sexually abused as children while involved in scouting The ruling came from judge Laurie Sauber Silverstein in Delaware The Boy Scouts of America sought bankruptcy protection more than two years ago under mounting lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse by scout leaders and volunteers More than 80,000 men have filed claims In a statement lawyers for some of the victims said funds for the settlement would come from boy scouts of America local councils insurers and organizations that have chartered scouting troops and activities I'm Mike Gracia
Report: Jazz plan to hold on to Collin Sexton, not flip him after trade
"The Cavaliers have landed Donovan Mitchell a person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press the all star guard has been dealt by the jazz in a blockbuster trade with Cleveland and a price is steep Utah will receive guard Collin Sexton forward Laurie marketing Rookie guard oca baji and three unprotected first round picks ESPN was the first to report Mitchell's move to the Cavs after it appeared the Knicks were frontrunners to acquire one of the NBA's top scorers Mitchell is now paired with Darius Garland in Cleveland's backcourt I'm Dave ferry
Learning The Voice Of The Lord - burst 1
"Welcome to live behind the veil and atmosphere where men and women of God speak his word to this age and bring his kingdom to this earth. Do you have ears to hear and eyes to see what God is doing in this hour? Let us join our host and the family's conversation as the Holy Spirit is unfolding. The word behind the veil. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. Hello, everyone. I'm Ron, your host, and on this podcast will be focusing on learning the voice of the lord. We must wait before him and have our spiritual ears train to hear that still small voice. There's this thing called head knowledge. Where you can have a head knowledge of the scriptures and you can acknowledge in your mind and believe in your mind but have no experience. Yeah. Exactly. With the word at all, and it's crucial to have experiential knowledge with his word because that's what works at in your heart and in your spirit. Otherwise, you know, it's not real. It's not a lie. And so, you know, you ask the question, how are we able to hear the voice of the lord? The ear that hears is the ear of the servant. The love slave. The man who humbles himself before the lord. Those are the folks that actually hear what God has to say. And he says my sheep know my voice. You can tell it so obvious when somebody's speaking is that the lord speaking or is it just somebody talking? It's probably one of the hardest things to teach because it's an individual experience. You know, honestly, you get somebody that praise for you to have ears to hear. That really is where it comes from because none of us are here except that somebody prayed for us. Right. Jesus said that my sheep hear my voice and they follow me, a stranger they will not follow and is that there's something innate when you open up your heart and accept the lord. Yeah, that's an important key what you're saying Laurie because hearing the voice of the lord is based upon a relationship. Right. And you were talking earlier about head knowledge. Yeah, you can know that Bible from one end to the other. The whole bit, but unless you have a relationship with the scriptures, it's never going to mean anything to you. Right. I think one of the things that kicks off a true relationship is Salvation. Because he can yell at you all day long, but when you turn around and you say, I open my heart to your lord, that's the beginning of a relationship. And I think that's where the voice of the lord, as we learn it over our growing in that, that it starts with you speaking back because he's been speaking for a long time. You just weren't listening. Right. When you answer, here I am, lord. What Samuel say? Would Eli teach Samuel to do? Here am I. Here am I. That to me is a place of beginning. What I love is that the actually the voice of the lord can come and appear in many forms and in many applications. You know, I mean, the worst case you have is balaam, right? The donkey. We'll say the donkey talk with him. That was the voice of the lord. But your circumstances can talk to you as we are talking, you know, and the lord speaks through a vessel that's like, I know that voice. I don't care who's talking. I know that's the lord coming through. Here's the question, what are some safeguards? We are believing that like Jesus, we actually must hear from God. Right. There is a natural response of skepticism when someone says God spoke to me. Yeah. I love it. Do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God. And that's first John or one. And some of the safeguards here are humility, authority, submission, witness, confirmation and covering. Regardless of how much God reveals to you, even if you could write a whole new Bible, you still must submit it to those who are over you in the lord. There has to be confirmation. Right. Right. And we're learning that we have confirmation with each other. That we can trust in each other if they're looking for it. Because some people don't don't try and look for it. They just, I just want to hear the voice of the lord. And then they run with it. They just go on from there and say, that's a voice of the lord. Without confirmation without anything. So yeah, you're right. There's a couple of other things about the voice of the lord. There is a couple of keys in the scriptures that help us fine tune our hearing God speak to us, Romans 8, verse one. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Right. If you're listening to somebody speaking, there's something just not right, and you, you feel a condemnation, that's not from the lord. The accuser of the brethren, a rat poison, 99 and 4400 percent pure, there again, you develop an ear for that. Yeah. God not going to come and accuse you of anything. He's going to come to you and he's going to say, come up higher. Yeah. He'll say, I've made a provision for you called grace. I'm going to teach you I chase in every son whom I received. And that is hugely positive. If you hear a voice telling you that a chastening is a bad thing, that's not God. Yeah. That's right. So you're saying it was a good thing because it's what God puts you through by his hand to make you a son. And God has been speaking to you. Since the dawn of your conception. All she wants to do is bring you into his family. Yeah. And listen carefully to what that voice says and Ron and I were talking about this the other day. I flat out asking misses Ron what voice is used when God speaks to you, and he says, my own, I laughed, I said, there's nothing wrong with that. God uses your voice to talk to you so you'll listen and understand. But that's true. Many times, as we are one on one with God, he's using your voice. What did Jesus do his entire ministry? He did what he saw the father do, and he spoke what he heard the father say. That is the revelation of the father. Where does the father speak? Samuel classic example, Samuel. Four times before he understood what he was supposed to do. And then you have people like Elijah, who lived in the presence of the lord, I am sure they communed quite a bit. You know if you're in his presence, at least you're listening. You may not have a lot of questions. Because in his presence, there's no nothing amiss, if you will, it's peaceful, it's really calm, it's wonderful, place to be. I recommend it. I really do. But we used to talk about practice the presence of the lord. Yes. If you hear the voice of the lord and your response, he will give you the confirmation or he will show you what he's doing. But when you hear what he's saying and you act upon it, what you're talking about earlier, Lori, it's that action upon his word that were Dale's talking about where he will talk to you again. You create that relationship, you build it up. By listening and acting upon what he speaks. Right. This is critical though, what you're saying. This waiting on God and tying it into learning his voice before you will understand on how to wait on him. I really believe that God may 1st put you through some very deep afflictions. And difficult dealings basically drives you into him. Yeah. Out of those deep dealings though, you get this motivation to seek his face and to hear what he has to say. So it's very critical, semantics work, your relationships, and having it confirmed and that's the only way to have a 100%, you know, you're on the right track with the lord. And hearing this and walking with him. One of the things that always struck me was it seemed like Christ spent a lot of time in prayer. There was a term that I've heard for a number of years now. And that's the prayer of listening. I really think that Christ spent a lot of time doing that. His prayer was a prayer of listening. I think that is, that's something that we develop in a relationship. Yes. We learned to be quiet, saddle our mind, take control of our spirit, end listen. Lord said be skill and know that I am God. Today we've heard that it is crucial that we have experiences with the lord in the scriptures and not just a bunch of head knowledge. This is the experiences with him as the word of God that opens up a deep relationship with him to truly hear his voice. The lord is speaking to each one of us, are we listening? Experiencing the impartation of God's word through his family is life. As this time in his presence blessed you, then please subscribe to our podcast at live behind the veil dot com. If you would like to contact the family with questions or topics that you would like to discuss, you can email them to living epistles at live behind a veil dot com. Stay connected, tuned in and grow with the family as the lord unveils his word to us live. Behind the video.
Jose Abreu, Eloy Jiménez homer; White Sox beat A's 4-1
"The White Sox are back over 500 following a four one win over the a's Jose Abreu and eloy Jimenez Homer to back Dylan cease who allowed a run in four hits over 6 innings of his 11th win Cease hasn't allowed more than one earned run in any of his last 12 outings Abreu and Laurie Garcia had two hits apiece for the White Sox who have won ten of 15 to get back into the AL central race Liam Hendricks pitched around Ramon L'oreal's double in the 9th for his 20th save in 23 opportunities L'oreal homered for Oakland I'm Dave ferry
Greg Laurie Had an Interesting Encounter With Kris Kristofferson
"I'm talking to pastor Greg Laurie, who is writing books, making films, they haven't seen you at church in years. What's going on with you, man? Are you back? No, listen, this is exciting. The new book is a Lennon Dillon Allison Jesus, the spiritual biography of rock and roll. I want to talk to you about the film, the new film. But before that, in your book, do you mention Chris christofferson? Because obviously he's not really thought of as a rockstar. But I know he's somebody that came to faith at some point. Yeah, I do actually talk about him. I also wrote about him in my book, Johnny, on Johnny Cash. Funny thing you talk about recognizing celebrities. So I was working on this documentary film about Johnny, and I watched some interviews with Chris that were more recent. So I flew out, came back to LAX. I'm walking to my car. I see this guy from the back and somehow I recognize him from the back. From the back. See, that's next level crazy stuff. That's like, that's like Holy Spirit stuff. Flesh and blood is not capable of recognizing somebody from the back, you're telling me you're not kidding from the back, you said, I think that's Kris Kristofferson. Yeah. So I walked over and I said, oh, Chris, and Greg Laurie, I've written this book and I held up my Johnny Cash book, and I said, and I quote you in the book, Chris, and I'd love to send you a copy. He gave me his address. I sent it. He wrote me back. And said he was going to read it. He was very nice men
Greg Laurie Discusses the Faith Journey of John Lennon
"To my friend pastor Greg Laurie of harvest church in Southern California, the author of many books, the new one is called Lennon Dylan Alice and Jesus spiritual biography of rock and roll. So Greg, you're sharing some fascinating stuff that John Lennon called in, I mean, I had heard that he was watching Christian TV kind of hanging out in the Dakota during this strange period in the 70s kind of raising his son there just being a house husband and watching Christian TV and that he called up Billy Graham's whatever called up the number on the screen and professed faith in Christ and then you said wrote about it in his diary. Yeah, I wrote about his new film faith in his diary and he recorded two Christian songs. If you go to YouTube and Google John Lennon comet Christian songs, you'll find that they were rough songs, one almost made it on his final album, a double fantasy. But even a double fantasy, you can see him beginning to soften. He writes in his song beautiful boy about his sunshine before you go to sleep, see a little prayer every day and every way gets better and better. John was changing. Now, here's a tragedy, and we all know that. John was murdered by Mark David Chapman. And so I begin this book with this statement. There'll be three surprises when we get to heaven. Number one, some of the people we thought would be there won't be there. Number two, some of the people we never thought would be there will be their number three, we will be there. So here's my premise on John Lennon, because I wasn't there at that moment. He did survive the shooting. They put him in the back of a police car and rushed him to the hospital. The officer asked him, do you know who you are? John did if in the final moments of his life, John called out to the Jesus. He professed faith in his prayer would have been heard just as surely as Jesus heard the prayer of the thief on the cross. So
Greg Laurie Explores Faith in 'Lennon, Dylan, Alice, & Jesus'
"Listen, this book is exciting to me, Greg. And you have written you've written many books, you're an evangelist. You're at harvest church in Orange County. But you write about the lives of people and their intersection with faith in Jesus. So this one Lennon Dylan Alice and Jesus, I just read a whole book talking about the spiritual Bob Dylan, the spiritual side of him. And it seems so clear that he still is a believer in Jesus. He doesn't talk about it the way he used to. But that do you cover that in the book? Yeah, I have a whole chapter on bob and you know, that's exactly my premise. I've heard it said that we'll Dylan abandoned his Christian faith, and returned to his Jewish roots. Well, he is Jewish. But he did not abandon his Christian faith. The fact that I just read a review of his recent concert Dylan never stopped touring is on the road constantly. He's playing this song, got his service somebody from slow train coming, which is an overt Christian song. And as another newer song that he's written, that is very much a faith song. So, you know, bob came under such attack when he came out publicly as a Christian. I don't know if he just got tired of all the drama and controversy, but I don't see that he ever stopped believing what he was saying. Not that long ago he did a Christmas record of all things above Dylan Christmas record and sing those old songs just as you would expect. Bob Dylan to sing them, but at the same time, one interviewer said, using those songs as though you believe them, he says, I do.
"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast
"Me. Laura dern must be a problem with our connection. I prayed for seen in a trial game. I didn't ask for trial asked for a blessing. Did you know the trials can be blessings in disguise. Because they're preparing you. You wanna be that blessing. You must be prepared to be whipped into shape by god himself. That's why teams is. Count it all joy when you fall into various trials and that can be translated multicolored trials. Each one is a little different than the one that preceded it. So look they're gonna come. There's no getting around these things. You will be tested. The question is will you pass or fail. Shedrack me shock. In the bendigo passed the test with flying colors. The king had to back up and change his tune. How do they do it. They did it by making this dan earlier in life when the foundation of life is laid and then they were able to make the stand later in life when they were more set in their ways. Listen we're all going to be pressured to bow before some kind of idol. In our life. John reminds us in his epistle little children. Keep yourself from idols. An idol is anyone or anything that takes the place of god does a ninety foot golden image qualify absolutely does a super cool car. That you're obsessed with qualify possibly. Does your cell phone that you can go to inches without qualify. Maybe could a relationship. Ian island could be especially if it was more important than your relationship with god could a career be an idol. I think it could be where if you're so obsessed with being successful that it brings problems in your spiritual life. Is that thing more important than god himself. Lots of things can become idols. Lots of things can take the place of god in our life. So let's be careful to not bow before any of them because all of us will have our fate r v tested. Some of you are having tested right now. Some situation you've recently gone through and and it was hard for you to stand up and say i'm a christian. I believe this but do that thing and as you stand up for him he will stand up for you. It'll be worth it. You'll see here. Everybody thinks are listening to this. Podcast to learn more about harvest ministries follow this show in. Consider supporting it. Just go to harvest dot org and to find out how to know. God personally good harvest dot org and click on no god..
"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast
"These are the people that we are called to disciple the people in our immediate inner circle talk about your relationship with god lead that person to christ help them along and their relationship with disciple them. That's who were called to disciple the people in our immediate inner circle jerusalem. Then there's up now judea you could think of those people that was like your family your close friends every time you see me kind of pick up where you left off. They need the gospel judea and jerusalem. Where two separate little kingdoms. They are separated from each other and so they had the same beliefs. They had the same everything in common. They were just kind of separate cities. And so we have everything in common with these people. And maybe we just haven't helped them along and their relationship with the lord they're not as close to your inner circle but there probably those family those friends again every time you see me kind of pick up where you left off. We all of those relationships right. They need the gospel they need to hear about. Jesus you could start it off literally just next time you see him. Hey man it's so good to see you. I wanted to share something with you. I don't know if i told you that man i've had kind of a life changing experience And i put my faith in. Jesus christ and i gotta tell you..
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"Can't bear to look in his eyes. He slowly making his way home and he looks up. And who does he see his father coming toward him not walking but running all and before he can even blink. The father is there any throws his arms around his son and him over and over again. I bet that boy stunk. Hanging around with porky and the gang. You're not gonna smell too good. You get to see the running toward a getting him out three feet up. Whoa hello you stink. Take a bath and then on hug you clean your woes. And then i'll accept you know. The father accepted the son as he was in the same way. Some people think oh. I need to clean my life up and come to god. I need to make certain changes and come to god. No plan listen. You need to come to god. He will clean your life. He will make the changes. You need to come as you are tonight because you can't do it you need godsell. Maybe there's another reason. The father ran to the sun. Maybe it's because he knew that the people in that village that they lived in were about ready to kill his boy see. This boy had drugged the family name through the mud. He had disgraced his friends in his village. And they may have been picking up stones to kill him and execute them and other realize. I've got to get to my boy or is not gonna live to see tonight. And when he threw his arms around his son everyone stopped and drop their stones. Because they wouldn't kill that father. God saw our situation. How we've sinned. How we fallen short and he sent his son. Jesus christ of that cross. And i have to tell you. He didn't stop at the last moment. He put all his judgment for all of the sins and we have ever committed upon jesus as he hung there and bled and died for you and then rose again from the dead. That's why jesus died. He had to die. Because we send broken god's commandments. Jesus came to pay a debt. He did not know because we owe a debt. We cannot pay. But jesus paid for it for you. He bought your salvation and now we offers it to you as a gift. And he says i love you and i'll give you an l. Throw my arms around you and all you need to do is come to be now in turn from that sin. Do you want to do that tonight. you can. you can find the meaning of life. You can find personal happiness. You can find that piece you've been looking for but you must come to. Jesus christ tonight is your night and in a moment. We're going to pray. And i'm going to give you that opportunity and i want you to know wherever you're sitting in this great stadium. The god sees you as an individual. You're not just a face in the crowd again. He loves you. He's got your number bible. Says they're very hairs of our head our number now in my case that's not a lot of work but for some of you it is but he loves you in this ready to forgive you if you will come to him tonight. We're going to pray. And i'm going to invite you to be forgiven of all of your sin and get right with god. Okay let's all pray. Everybody prayed lord. We know there are people here tonight. That wanna meet you. People that want their sin forgiven people that want to come to you and we ask lord that you would speak to their hearts and help them to come to you this night. We pray in. Jesus name amen listen very carefully. Everyone that jesus calls. He calls openly and publicly. That is why in a few moments when delirious begins this next song. I'm going to ask you that. Once your sin forgiven you the wanna get right with god. You don't wanna find the meaning of life or you don't to come back to the lord i'm gonna ask you in a moment to get up out of your seat. Come down to this field instead in the back of this platform. And when you all get down to lena prayer commitment a recommitment. I'm calling. you never asked christ to come into your life. You don't know what it is to have that hope of heaven. But i'm also calling you that a fallen away from the lord. The need to come back to him tonight. You prodigal sons and daughters. It's time to come home. You need to be willing to turn from your sin and put your faith in jesus christ as your savior and lord and then follow him from this forward and he just like with the prodigal will throw his arms around you he will forgive you and it'll smother you with kisses. He loves you and you can come become tonight so if you want your sin forgiven if you want to know that when you die you will go to heaven. If you won that void in your life phil or you want to be ready. For the lord's return he could come back at any moment. Or you want to come back to. Jesus christ tonight right now wherever you are get up out of your seat. Make your way down the stairs. Come down to the field behind and will lead you in a prayer of commitment. Why do i ask come publicly. Because jesus says if you will acknowledge me before people i will acknowledge you for my father in the angels in heaven but if you deny me before people all deny you for the father and the angels. This is a way to acknowledge him publicly. I'm going to ask my christian friends out there to not get up and leave early. The only move. I want to see in the next moment. Is the movement of those making this commitment or re-commitment everybody else be praying as people come to christ you in the top levels there. It takes you a little bit longer to get down here. Don't feel this doesn't apply to you. You come on down your public stanford christ's men and women boys and girls whoever you are come to the god who loves you and receive is forgiveness tonight as delirious places. Everybody greg laurie here thanks. For listening to our podcast and to learn more harvest ministries please subscribing consider supporting this show. Just go to harvest dot org. And by the way if you want to find out how to come into a personal relationship with god go to know god dot org. That's keno w. gio d. dot org..
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"I will come in on. No you're lying. What jesus. I'm not gonna at your jesus christ as in jesus of the bible at my front door. Yes opened the door will come on and you open the door and there is jesus. I can't believe you would come to my door at. This is so cool. Come on in lord. Jesus you don't mind. If i call your first name come on in. Wow it's so exciting to have you here. Well let's get to be here. I feel like i should be something need. Are you hungry. Jesus as well. Yeah okay here. You sit down and i'll get you some in the kitchen. You run in the kitchen. What am i gonna give to jesus to eat i. He's hungry. You open up the fridge. Okay i'm not going to give him a beer. That's not a good choice Let's see devil's food cake. No he wouldn't have done. That's not good. Let go here all getting this piece of pizza reheated. And you're getting ready and you hear some noise in the front room. Some commotion sounds like things are breaking. Excuse me what's going on your work. And there's jesus here's your front door open and he's picking up your furniture and throwing it out the door. Excuse me jesus hi how you doing what are you doing. Jesus says i'm just making myself at home cleaning out. Jesus starts ripping down your wallpaper. What lord hello. I got that at the blue light special. Fifteen years ago you ripping it down. He's ripping up that shag. Carpeting that you've had for years thrown out all your stuff pictures that have been hanging on your walls out the door they own you. Someone shoulda told me this. If they would've told me that jesus was gonna throw some stuff out. I would've never let him in the first place you know. I don't know if i like what you're doing. Jesus the lord says would you just sit over there for a moment and he lets on a loud whistle and a big moving ben backs up into your driveway and emblazoned on the side of are the father and son. Moving company okay. Jesus says rolled in boys. Beautiful brand new carpet laid down on your floor. Hello that's nice very nice brand new wallpaper. Beautiful handcrafted furniture pictures. There were so incredible. Like you've never seen before. Put up on your walls in the place of what you used to have an suddenly it dawns on you. The only reason the lord wanted to get rid of the old stuff.
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"But it could contribute toward it at greg laura. You're also the reason. I i did the show by you. Twenty years ago for pbs. Because you're the antithesis of television evangelist. You a motorcycle writings. Surfboard loving beach. Bomb and i believe the high school which you converted was corona. Del mar. high school. My right about that taxi harbor high harbor high. You were harboring more to okay and so that was newport beach down and in southern california. Where paul revere. And the raiders and all those people the height the beach culture and i was listening to them yesterday on my ipod. That's funny they were already golden oldies when you were a kid. That's pretty funny. So so you're the antithesis. The in followed by the way i want people to understand wife has not been easy for you. You've had tragedy in your life. Do you want to tell people about that. Well sure. I mean. After all that i went through with my mom and that i wrote a book called las boy. My autobiography and we made a film as well. Adt has been very well received in. So i can. It felt like okay. It's time to tell my story to give hope to those who have suffered out there to tell them that regardless of how they were raised or what kind of family being had that god can bring good out of bad and and i worked on this project and one of the people that worked on it very closely with me was my son christopher. Who is a graphic designer and very talented and in two thousand and eight on july twenty four at christopher was killed in an automobile accident and looking back on my life all the pain and suffering. That was there. My upbringing was nothing compared to the pain of losing my son and he was the truth. And i've tried to be very honest about this. I still struggle with it to this day. I know god is good. I know god loves me. I know my son is with the lord. I know that i'll see him again. But it's hard wrestle with it you wrestle with the wise and what. I've come to what i keep coming back to is. I don't know the answer to the why question it comes back to the what in the hoop and the what is what am i supposed to do. And i feel what i need to do is is i need to glorify god with my life and say in the midst of my suffering. God has been there with me. Look here's the bottom line. If god didn't come through for me during this time i would have given up preaching. Trust me when i tell you that but he did and has come through and does come through from. He gives me the strength to get through each day. So that the what. And the who of course is the lord himself and now i have a ministry to other people who've lost loved ones especially children. I never asked for it honestly. I didn't want it but now that it's happened to me. I have an understanding of it. And i'm not saying i understand what everyone's going through but i find people come to me a lot and asked me for help and and i'm wanting to help them because i want to say because when it happens to you it seems like your world is ended in being preacher. Didn't give me a leg up on this..
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"Special hour for me because my guess doesn't even know this. I don't think greg. Laurie knows this. But twenty years ago this month. I made my first television special ever about greg. Laurie and the harvest crusade. Until that time i'd only done studio work for casey in los angeles said why don't you go out and make a movie a thirty minute program about greg. Laurie's harvest. who say they thought. It was kind of weird. Tens of thousands of people were shown up angel stadium so i took a camera crew down there greg. Laurie and you were my first subject for my first ever television documentary. No i remember that and that was fantastic. It was a great show. How are you. i'm grading you look the same. Oh no i don't have white hair. You look the same. My hair is white if we went back and looked at the nineteen ninety-two show. I have brown hair now. One of the advantages of being bald as you just look the same year. So it's like you age ahead of everyone but then you go into freeze frame. Everyone else catches up. Yeah greg you've been making bald jokes for two decades known you have you got a list of them in. Your office are probably somewhere greg lloyd. Let's walk through the the history of greg. Laurie and harvest and that starts with the history of greg. Laurie course when. I made that movie about you. Ten at the time but give people the greg. Laurie story well. I'm probably the least likely guy you would ever expect to be an evangelist and then again. Maybe i'm the most likely guy let me explain. I wasn't raised in a christian home. My mom was married and divorced seven times she was like this marilyn monroe lookalike and so i was raised in this crazy lifestyle with her. She was a raging alcoholic. And so i had to grow fast too. And i had to learn to fend for myself. I never really was taken to church. I never heard about jesus. But i always believed there was a god and you know i always. I don't know why exactly always believed that. Jesus was there somewhere. I'd seen all of his movies. But i never really knew that much about him and i never really knew that i know him. Well at the ripe old age of seventeen. I'm in high school. I already feel like. I'm because of the life i've had to live not only fending for myself but in many ways taking care of my mom growing up fast asking the big questions of life. Why am i here. What is the meaning of my life. What's going to happen after i die. I hear a presentation of the gospel. Almost by accident on the frontline of my high school campus. There's a group of these christians that i thought were all nuts. Who would meet up there for bible studies and i sat down close enough to sort of eavesdrop on their conversation. No-one invited me that they're meeting. And a guy got up and spoke and for the first time. I heard the gospel message of who jesus is presented in an understandable way. He gave an opportunity for people to believe i..
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"To the. We are going to endorse discomfort. We're going to endure some painful things in this life but we also know our story ends and i think it's worth saying thank you lord that we know we win in the end. Christ conquers the devil. Jesus conquers death. We know how our story ends and we can say thank you god to you goes all the glory and so for us reading hearing and keeping the truths found in the book of revelation and an all scripture for that matter are to be a way of life for believers and because we also our story will end it gives us further incentive. We know how our story ends and so let's live in light of that. Let's live out the things. God has called us to and so as i prepared my message for this weekend I put myself in the shoes of a cynical person aka. I put on my own shoes. I kind of end up being a little cynical out. I lean that way somewhat. But i thought of persons specifically who would hear this whole book here. This amazing book of prophecy. Hear these wonderful teachings and these wonderful exhortations found in scripture spoken by jesus himself from eternity in heaven and i thought of a person who would be sitting there with her arms folded and saying okay. Who cares who cares. so what. Why should i care what's next and that's our message title. So what and as. I thought of that person one person really came to mind. I was reminded of the most cynical and jaded person probably in all of scripture. It was jesus very own half brother. James that's right. Jesus half brother. James now james did not believe in his jesus in the sense that he was the messiah and he believed that he was coming to deliver mankind from their sin. He didn't believe in him in that sense. But james knew that there's something special about his brother but ultimately it wasn't until jesus appeared to james after his death and resurrection..
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"These certain messages are free of charge. You can check them out. And i assure you you're going to be encouraged and you're going to be challenged and you're gonna love it well last week in my dad's message as he wrapped up this series and his opening part of his message. He started talking about some of the words that people will say on their deathbed words that celebrities have said words that common people have said they laid their uttering the last phrases in the last noises that they ever would. We find those things interesting right. We find those things interesting. How a statement uttered by someone on their death bed can give insight into who they really are. What really mattered to them. The things they cared about and it's interesting it gives us insight well. The book of revelation contains the last recorded words of jesus. Christ everybody wants to know. Are the last things that jesus said. What was the command that he gave. What did he want us to do. The book of revelation contains all of that except they weren't uttered. When jesus was on his deathbed no they were uttered when jesus was in glory uttered from heaven when he was in the throne room of god spoken down to john the people whom jesus loved and he shared these words. The book of revelation is important for us to understand and as we have read this book together and studied it together and we will study it again in the future right here at harvest. We do this because it contains the words of jesus. Christ that's why that's the simple reason why is because it contains the words of jesus christ it is scripture. It has breathed out by god..
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"Him to forgive you of your sin if you want to know that when you die you will go to heaven. Would you raise your hand up. Let me pray for you right now. Wherever you're just looking at all this you need christ in your life. Anybody else Raise your hand not for today. God bless you anybody else so we will more moment. You're not sure if you're sending forgiven you don't know that you gotta heaven when you die. Let me pray for you. Raise your hand you the racer can which it is the simple prayer after me lord. Jesus I know that i'm a that i know that you're the safe died on the cross for my sins and rose again from the dead. I choose to follow you. Jesus from this moment my savior and lord god in my friend. Jesus name now father. Let all go now with the boldness of a billy. Graham the boldness of apostle paul and proclaim the gospel wherever we are looking to be bridge. Builders said a bridge burners seeking to be a stepping stone instead of a stumbling block us us lord to bring other people into your kingdom. Thank you for this day. We ask your blessing on each of us. And we pray all of this and the name of.
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"Not to get saved already was a christian. I just wanted a closer look at this guy so now fast forward many years. A nineteen eighty-five. Billy comes to california to angel stadium to do one of his crusades. And so i was the pastor. And i was asked to participate in the event and they said we want you to do a prayer on the stage before mr graham speaks. I said okay. I was very nervous very excited. So i'm sitting on the stage and cliff barrows says to me. I'll listen when when i when that person has done singing. You go right up there and you lead the prison. Yes sir. i'll do it and so the person finished. I was just in awe of everything sitting on this date. A billy graham crusade. And i miss my cue and cliff yells over get up there and i walked up and i was so nervous praying in front of billy graham because i that he's listening to me right now and so but then when i got to know him and that happened through my friendship with the son franklin and i know and very well and the whole family and they're just such a great family they really are but as i got to know him personally and i began my crusade ministry. Actually ninety nine hundred ninety. Billy was in the last decade of his ministry and he became aware of what i was doing and he asked. If i would help him with his sermons specifically in the area of ilustrovana wins. He wanted current illustrations. So i would come through newspapers magazines. And and i would take his notes and his font size was like twenty four. I think there's like eight words on the page. You need flip the page. And so i would write my illustrations in and then the secretary. Stephanie would type them. And then i would go to billy's hotel room and sort of rehearse the lines almost like how you would preach them and billy toward the end of his life was struggling with parkinson's disease as you may recall and so his movements drew a bit slow but as it turns out he was misdiagnosed and the medication was affecting them so he moved very slowly. But i'll tell you what i would sit there in his hotel room going over these oldest and he would just sit there looking at me and if he liked. Juanita callers secretary stephanie. Type this into the message. But then that night. When he walked into the pulpit. That's like forty. Years fell off and does that power and energy came through is he would preach the gospel and known are despite the fact that it was with them and many occasions i was always nervous around him because he was still billy graham. You know and you couldn't get over that one time. I was at a board meeting and after we were done. I said mr graham and he'd say just come and billing. And i'd say okay mr graham. I was never comfortable calling. And billy did occasionally do that but i said if you need help with your upcoming crusade messages. Call me and i'll help..
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"So thanks for joining me for this podcast but we have a guest speaker and this is young man. I've known since he was just a wee little boy and his name is will. Graham now will is a son of franklin. And jean graham and he is the grandson of billy graham and will also travels around the world like his dad and his grandfather in preaches. The gospel he also was the director of the billy. Graham training center at the cove in asheville north carolina. Great place to go and study the but got us really put his hand on will and it's been so exciting to see how the lord has just got him ready for the work he's called them to do and before bill will comes out and speaks tonight. I thought it introduced them. Let's walk them. We'll we'll come on out. have you now will. A lot of people have been wondering about how your grandfather is doing in the news that your father has asked that people being prayer for billy so what is his status. How is this health right now. My grandfather back in november seventh. Turn ninety five and he's actually been in the best way to describe it. He's just old and His his own his birthday his health started to turn for the worst. There's nothing wrong with them is just old. And so there's nothing medically wrong but just old age and his life is starting to turn but grandfather's always said you know one day. You're going to hear that. Billy graham is dead and he said this is what my grandfather said. He's at one day. You're going to hear that. Billy graham is dead. He said but don't believe it for on that day. I'll be more lives than any other time in my life. He's been his whole life. Travelling the world preteen and we just had this great outreach in the united states and it was on the fox news channel and also in thousands of homes around the country called my hope america and he probably reached as many people as he's reaching a long time in one night using media didn't he did and this is. This is all because what god's been doing and you know I mean how. How in the world would fox news ever put something like this on on their television. I mean you kind of wonder how in the world well this is. This is this the top god that we serve because god introduced my grandfather to rupert murdoch and nineteen fifty nine in melbourne australia. When rupert was a nobody he's just owner of the jocks news sky news and europe and the uk. And and he's he's. He's an ozzy from melbourne over. His father's business. Who had just died and father went there nine. Nineteen fifty-nine nine the head of businessman's lunch and roundtable and my grandfather was sitting beside him. And that's how rupert murdoch and billy graham so all these years and now river yeah we want to put this on our programming and we said thank you so much and your dad told me franklin. Your dad told me that fifty five thousand people made a profession that they know about one night from that broadcast going out to the fifty five thousand people. That's great so we'll tell us. Tell us about yourself now. How long have you been married. I've been married. We celebrate fifteen years this year. Well congratulations you. Have three children children now. Did you always feel just because you know you're the grandson a billion the son of franklin you're to end up as a preacher or did you gonna fight that or what. No i never fall it but my there was no pressure. A lot of people wonder if there's always pressure to be a preacher and evangelist and my dad did very good at protecting us from that. He didn't because he got that pressure and he didn't want his own children. Have that pressure. So dad protected us for example when i was starting to get into college. He'll say hey we want we'll come and speak or will. I wasn't really speaking at the time. But you know we'll we won't will and my dad said you can't ask him unless you asked me i and so then after our time dad said no will you can make up his own mind on that stuff but dad always protected us grateful for that. I mean we grew up normal. I mean we grew up on a farm in north carolina. Pig cows horses motorcycle. And that's about your father. What about not getting. I couldn't miss that. Opportunity had to jump in there. So you did. I've been to your house and you grew up in a country environment as a normal life. But god put his hand on the and now you're traveling around the world and where some of the places you've been where some of the places you're going. Yeah this we've been very blessed and we only go where we get invitations. We don't we don't spend the globe and say oh lou hawaii. This looks good this year. And we go where we're invited and so this past year we ran I was invited to india. It's been there many times. I've been there many times. This is the first time. I was denied. Entry into india. Why is that and so. I'd missed up last time with some. I didn't get in trouble with the law. That sense but i went to a restricted area. Oh you have to go present your passport to a certain individuals. I gave my passport to an individual. Go get registered. I thought it was done. They didn't do it. And so and i didn't know is ignorance on my part and so when i left the country they said well we'll didn't follow our procedures. He can't come back in. It's all cleared up now. Yeah but supposed to go to india. Didn't quite make. It went to africa this year to kenya. Preached was in australia earlier this year. Be going back australia this coming year. Just got back from thailand and japan and japan. God is really doing something unique in japan right now. Some things that most christian pastors there and japan have never seen before. And we're seeing a god really begin to do something the mighty hand which has never happened before so there is a half. The japanese are christians less than half of one percent. So a mega church would be fifty people. I mean there's there's twelve megachurches here but guys some great things and we're looking forward. What guys can continue tonight. What are you going to talk to us about. I'm gonna talking about a little bit about the christmas story and specially it's that time of the year. I'm sorry to believes less than two weeks away. Oh so this is the only time i get the preach christmas so i'm gonna be talking about herod tonight and the wiseman that's gonna be. Thanks for being here well. Let's think we'll be here cement. Thank you everybody. Greg laurie here. Thanks for listening. To our podcast. And to learn more about harvest ministries please subscribing consider supporting this show. Just go to harvest dot org. 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"I show some of his vulnerabilities. And you'll only love and appreciate a more after you've read it. Because he was the same guy in private that he was in public there. Were not to billy. Graham's he was the real deal. And that's why i decided to write a book about billy graham because people need to know about this man who was called by god to be the greatest evangelist in history. Well billy passed away in two thousand eighteen The the news wasn't unexpected given his age but nevertheless it was news. We all felt it hurt to hear that. Do you remember where you were when you heard that bill gun home. Yes i was actually in israel And i was on a a little tour with some fellow pastors in fact Sissy graham lynch. The granddaughter of billy was with us on that trip And she heard the news differently than everyone else. We all lost a hero. Someone we looked up to. She lost her grandfather and she is very close to him and we were all very sad now. Billy was ninety nine years old so he lived a very long life but yet you know it was the end of an era and so there was great sadness and losing him. Because i feel like we need another billy graham right now in our world you know a man who's pastored president regardless of what side of the political aisle. They're on a man who can speak to us during cultural moments. I mean billy was there after nine eleven speaking to the nation really being a chaplain to america and he played such a valuable role and of course the great evangelist But so yeah. I remember the day very distinctly and then i attended his memorial service. That was held a bit later. A back at the billy graham library in charlotte north carolina. They put a ten top contribute to the fact that he started his ministry in a tent. It turned out that that was one of the coldest days ever in north carolina and the wind whipped through that tent. The president came He had the presidential limo called the beast. Eileen right there he didn't get up and say a word he was. Just they're paying tribute to billy graham. The vice president was there many other people you've all heard of. And just about every pastor. I've ever met fact as i walked around the diversity of people that were there people from every denomination background. Every kind of theological background i thought. Wow this is what heavens gonna look like if we like it or not and you know we're we're gonna be there because we believed in jesus and we believed he died on the cross for our sins and rose again from the dead but these are people that would not normally hang around each other but even in his service it was a reminder of the bridges he built a so many people in the christian world and so many came from around the world to pay tribute to the great evangelist and in fact when his library was dedicated. A president. jimmy. Carter a president. George h w bush were there in in person as was president clinton so that alone shows you how he reached people on both sides of the aisle and he was loved and appreciated by these presidents that valued his counsel because billy kept confidential and He would really reveal something about a president. I have some lots of questions. What was it like when you were with this person. What did they say. He kept confidential. He did tell me one amazing story. Though about president. John f kennedy. I asked him if he had any regrets in life. And he said yes i do. And he told me the story of how he was at the Prayer breakfast there in washington. Dc and the president will always be in attendance and president. Kennedy was there. Billy spoke after it was over with the president..
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"What day life must be like for a a major a-list movie star. You know they. They just can't go to the grocery store or walk through the mall. You know it would turn into a crowd control problem billy. Graham was as recognizable as any movie star and and more well-respected. Could he do everyday things could. Could he drive through mcdonald's well he would he would and he really would be on an about. He didn't have security team around him. He was just. Billy maybe have one friend with him but you know. He was recognized wherever he went. I mean this profile could have been a mount rushmore. Such a familiar face chiseled. You know incredible. And so i was with him once at the red lobster having lunch and and so he had a ball cap on. I guess thinking that would disguise him and the funny thing is there was an atheist convention going on at the same time as billy was holding this crusade in this town and there were people coming up to him that were attending an atheist convention because they have the little tag still to be in the convention but they were thrilled to meet billion. He was so gracious to every one of them well anyway so he had this hat and he lost it and then he said to me greg. Could you get me another hat. I said absolutely so. I went down to the local mall. Like i was on a mission from god. I'm getting a hat for billy. Graham now billy basically were ball caps and so i think i found the started thinking was called lids. Maybe but it was. I walked in. It was oh my goodness to any hats. It was so many institute. And then i didn't take the time to find his hat size. And so i i looked and looked i even pray. God helped me. Find the right hat for billy graham. My goodness and i finally chose one. I don't remember what size it was looked like and i went back though telling gave it to me. Thank me and war then. The next day. I opened the paper. And there's a photograph of billy wearing the hat. I said i got him that hat. That's i got him then. I think he misplaced that shortly afterwards. Nikki lost hats quite frequently. And i don't really know that much good because people seem to recognize him no matter what you mentioned in the book that this is an evangelist view of the life of the greatest evangelist history now and there are great takeaways for all of us in learning about village life. What are a couple of takeaways for you as an vangelis. Yeah well. I observe billy very carefully you know. When he was on the platform i would be sitting up there. And i can watch him and i watched him as he gave the invitation and thousands of people would come forward to accept christ and i asked him after billy. What are you personally experiencing physically when you give an invitation and is response was i feel like power is going out to me. And i understand that. Because i've stood on stages in stadiums and arenas and seen many people come forward in urine a definite time of spiritual warfare of the double really attacks. Those who were called to present the gospel. And i think one of billy's secrets what's he didn't take himself too seriously..
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"Of your best buy the wings and I'm gonna flip all the way back to the back of the book the second paragraph of the chapter. You call acknowledgements. And i find this fascinating. Here's what you write us. You say my collaborator marshall caroline. I have consulted a veritable library of books articles periodicals youtube videos and thousands of documents on the internet including the one thousand four page. File the f. b. i. Kept on billy. Research reached as far back as the civil war. Yeah oh my goodness. This book contains dimensions of billy's life and background which have never been explored anywhere before that part. I've found absolutely fascinating. The fact that you have. I mean you knew billy it says so in the title billy graham. The man i news but you have doug so deeply into giving such a rich biography on the man that you call the single greatest evangelist. Who ever lived. That's right well. I want people to understand his place in history. He's truly a historical figure Along the lines of our great presidents and people that impacted our country and even people that impacted our world and so we wanted to go back to. Billy's routes is father his grandfather his great grandfather. So we tell the story With a wide overview but then we go in deeply into his life. And what i wanted to do. Dave was show. The human side of billy. You know sometimes a person can fade into history and people never really had any interaction with them and they almost become one dimensional like president lincoln on the five dollar bill but he a real flesh and blood. Guy abraham lincoln. And so was billy graham. It was my privilege to spend a lot of time with him a lot of time. Just hanging out with them a lot of time asking him questions a lot of time listening to him preach i in in. I got to know him. Dare i say as a friend and he was just such a great man to observe. You know the private billy was even more impressive than the public. Billy and the pump gilly was very impressive. I mean i can't think of a greater preacher. I've ever seen but privately. He was very humble very gracious and always was interested in whoever he was speaking to the might be a famous person like a president and they might be somebody. You've never heard of before. Billy took an interest in people in general and and had a wonderful way about him. In every time i was with them. I almost had to pinch myself. I mean it was with them a lot so it wasn't like every time i was with him. I had butterflies in my stomach or something like that. But i never stopped realizing. This is billy graham. I'm hanging out with here and talking to and it was great to access him In here things from him and share things with them and be of some small help to him. In the final years of his ministry as billy was ending his ministry i was starting my crusade ministry and he asked me to assist him with illustrations in building bridges to younger audiences..
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"Wipes it all over his feet. What a beautiful picture something that. Jesus commended her four and he shirley appreciated he was on his way to die in jerusalem. He knew it he knew exactly what was coming. And he shared all the time with the disciples but everybody seems to kinda miss it. Well i think that mary didn't miss it. She knew exactly what was going on that he was going to be crucified. And so jesus says in verse seven. She did this and preparation for my burial. And so i'm sure that when the disciples looked back on this moment after jesus was crucified and rose again from the dead. They look back and they see what mary did and they're probably kicking themselves for doing something similar. Why didn't i do that. What did i do something. Blessed for jesus. Why didn't i show some amazing demonstration of love like mary and martha dead. And so you've got the girls. Mary and martha. They're serving their showing. Jesus love you've got lazarus and simon the leper hanging out with jesus. Being resurrected men healed man hanging out spending time with jesus a very appropriate thing and then the third group of people that i want to look at with together right now. Is this number three the traitor the killers and the undecided the trailer the killers and the undecided. We find them in versus four to seven nine in ten. Let's look first at the traitor judas. This is the first time that judas has words recorded in scripture in john's gospel. It says that. As soon as mary broke that flask judas ear started tingling. That sounded expensive. Did somebody just break something expensive. Excuse me what are you doing with that. And he scolds mary. He's scolds mary for her act of sacrifice trying to appear some kind of philanthropist. Saying he cared about poor people concerned with the least of these. He tries to say oh. We could have used that money for them. We could have done something wonderful with it but it's such a waste but i love john's sarcastic response. It's amazing john says verse six. He didn't say this. Because you care two cents about the poor. But because he was a thief he was in charge of the common funds and he would steal money for himself. Okay thank you for that insight. John goodson oh and so immediately. Though jesus rebukes judas he jumps to her defense. You leave her alone. Jesus says she did this in preparation for my burial. Hey you'll always have the poor with you but you will not always have me with you.
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"Great insight today on a new beginning from this discussion between pastor greg. Laurie and author don stewart. And the good news is. There's much more to come in this discussion. We're titling the presentation greg. Laurie and don stewart on the hard questions. Nonbelievers ask pastor greg's visits with don are often the most requested presentations of the year as is the case with this presentation and you can hear a replay of this discussion by going to harvest dot org. You can even download an mp three and share it with a friend or family member or maybe your small group to get a permanent copy on cd call one eight hundred eight to one thirty three hundred. That's one eight hundred. Eighty two one three three zero zero well past the greg. You released your film a rush of hope. When other forms of outreach just weren't possible due to the pandemic it was really sort of plan. B but the result has been more extraordinary than our original plan. A really as you know as yield saying goes when god closes. The door opens a window. And let's say he opened a barn door here because we had a door closed which means that we were not able to do our so cal harvested angel stadium by the way this would have been are thirty first year because of the corona virus. So we thought about ways to still reach people. Here's one thing we know so. Many people are looking at their screens right now. Their phone screens are tablet screens. And certainly their television screens so we thought let's go to where people are with something that will surprise them. Something that will be beautifully done. Beautifully filmed that they will draw them in but yet at the same time have a clear presentation of the gospel so we called it a cinematic crusade. It's unlike anything we've ever done. But i've had many people. Tell me dave it's the most powerful evangelistic filmed the of ever seen. And so i wanna send you a copy of a rush of hope. I wanna rush you a rush of hope and so you can show this to your family. Show it to your neighbors. Show it to your friends. All the heavy lifting actively done in the film which you need to do as well follow up on it afterwards. I even present the gospel and lead people in a prayer. So after it's done showing you could turn to the person and say did you just pray. That prayer would you like to accept. Jesus christ do you have some more questions. Let's talk about this. This is a way to get the conversation started. And i think after they've watched about two minutes of this though be hook so order your copy of a rush of hope available on dvd now and we also include a link so you can watch a streaming version as well to show the people on a phone or a tablet device or a computer. And we'll give this to you for your gift of any size no matter what you send. We'll send you the dvd copy of a rush of hope. But i know some of you can help us right now financially. Because you know that here at harvest we believe in evangelism. We take the great commissions seriously to go into all the world and preach the gospel and make disciples of all nations and so a rush of hope as we call. It is one step in that direction. So whatever you can send in support of our ministry will be greatly appreciated and we'll get you your copy of a rush of hope. Yeah that's right and you can view it anytime by way of the dvd or the length to the streaming version will provide so. Thank you so much for your donation here this strategic time and we'll show our appreciation by sending you a rush of hope on dvd. So right today at a new beginning box for thousand riverside california nine to five one four or call us anytime. Twenty four seven at one eight hundred eighty to one thirty three hundred. That's one eight hundred eight. Two one three three zero zero or go online to harvest dot org everybody greg laurie here personally. Inviting you to join us for what we call harvest at home. It's a bible study. It's a worship service. It's church in your home. Maybe are not able to get out to your church right now. If so join us for harvest hat home. People are listening in from around the world. Listen to this. We have seen thousands of people make commitment to follow christ so join us this weekend for harvest at home at harvest dot org well next time more of this helpful insight from pastor greg author don stewart as the address. The difficult questions not sometimes ask more from our most requested messages of the past year. Next time on a new beginning.
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"That's for king and country. Mercy me and jeremy camp all featured in a rush of hope pastor greg. Oiseaux highlight moving moments of several recent films. Important films you know. that's right dave. I don't just mean showing film clips. I've written a narrative. Taking what i think are key moments from three films produced by the erwin brothers. John and the irwin and the films are woodland. I can only imagine. And i still believe that. Present the gospel in a compelling artistic and powerful way and there's some other resources included with this russia hope. Dvd including a booklet. That i wrote called. Life's most important questions answered and a special piece that we wrote telling you how you can host a watch party how you can show this film in your house are in your backyard or somewhere else has an outreach to your neighborhood your community so many ways you can use it so for whatever you can send us financially or russia your own copy of a rush of hope so thanks in advance and god bless you. There's really nothing else like it. Also with the bonus resource were sending along with the dvd will include a digital download codes. So you can download the film to your computer or smartphone or tablet so you can take a rush of hope with you wherever you go. You'll have an outstanding evangelism tool right there in your pocket or purse so get in touch today with your investment at a new beginning box. Four thousand riverside california nine to five one four or call us at one eight hundred eight to one thirty three hundred. We can take your call anytime around the clock and again dial one eight hundred eighty two one. Three three zero zero or go online to harvest dot org well. Greg spoke today about having a relationship with the lord. That's right someone can enter into that kind of relationship with god right now. can't take. Yeah they really can. That's the amazing thing. I think people are surprised that it doesn't take years to become a christian. It doesn't take months. Hit doesn't take weeks. It doesn't take days it doesn't even take hours. You can believe on the spot. And i would like to lead you in a prayer where you can ask for his forgiveness approach. You can receive. Jesus christ into your life as your savior and lord so if you want to come into your life if you want him to forgive you of your sin if you want a second chance in life if you wanna go to heaven when you die. Stop what you're doing impre after me. These words lord. Jesus i know. I am a center and i'm sorry for my sin and i turn from it now and i choose to follow you from this moment forward as savior and lord as god in friend. Thank you for loving me and calling me forgiving me in jesus name. I pray amen. Amen listen if you have just prayed. Those words with pastor greg and meant them sincerely. The bible assures us that your sins have been forgiven. We're told in first. John one nine. The lord is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanses from all unrighteousness and we want to send some resource materials to you. That will help you in your new relationship with god we call it our new believers growth packet. And we'll send it without charge if you prayed for the first time today with pastor. Greg just ask for it when you write a new beginning fox. Four thousand riverside california nine to five one four or call one eight hundred eighty to one thirty three hundred. We're here to take your call anytime. Twenty four hours a day seven days a week. That's one eight hundred. Eighty two one. Three three zero zero or go to harvest dot org and click on no god pastor great. We've had the opportunity to hear from twenty four year. Old greg lefay from over forty years ago a great message if you could somehow go back and speak to that young man knowing what you know. Now what would you say. Well i would say greg young man. Some things are gonna happen to you that you won't be thrilled about starting with your hair. It's it's going to be gone sooner than you expected So enjoy it. While you have it i would also say God's going to open up incredible doors for you that will blow your mind and you'll be able to have that dream that you had as young man fulfilled of sharing the gospel all around the world. But i would also say greg. You're going to go through some very hard times. But god's going to be with you he's going to get you through it and you can be stronger as a result and i would just keep doing what you're doing because you're on the right track boy. You're preaching the gospel. You're teaching the word of god. Keep studying keep growing. Keep learning i would also say greg. You made an awesome choice in marrying kathy laurie. She's going to be the greatest wife ever. You're going to have to wonderful sons going to have five incredible grandchildren. And it's just gonna be a rich.