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"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

Greg Laurie Podcast

05:48 min | Last month

"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

"Hey everybody jonathan lori for those of you that are just coming in and joining us maybe for the first or second time for the last few weeks we have been going through a brand new series that my dad has been teaching through with us. And i've gotten to teach a couple of them as well but the series title is the upside down life and it's going through the book of acts and you know one of my favorite things about the book of acts and the gospels as well as how we just see all kinds of people being used by god to do extraordinary things. But i've got to say. I especially love the fact that god uses ordinary people so common normal people everyday ordinary average joes blue collar workers carpenters. He used of course. Jesus himself was a carpenter. He used fisherman used shepherds. He seemed to really like shepherds moses and king david. But i just love to know the god uses normal people. And aren't you know. The god wants you to be on his team. That's right he literally wants you to be on his. he wants to pick you. We see this throughout scripture. The bible's filled with average people. Being used by god again to do those ordinary and amazing things by got imperfect characters. God uses to carry out his well. You're looking at one right now. And i'll be honest. Church filled with everyday ordinary people and i love that. I'm reminded of the scripture. And i corinthians one twenty-seven that says god has chosen the foolish things of the world and other translation says the average things of this world ordinary things of this world to put to shame the wise and god has chosen the week things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty this quotes been attributed few to a few different people. Some say abraham lincoln senators definitive source. But it's a good quote nonetheless. It's been said that. God must love common ordinary people because he made so many of them. Isn't that true. Our world is filled with average ordinary people. Now if you're on social media and scrolling through your highlight feed is filled with people that are celebrities and athletes and actors and political people and. Hey that's that's great. But i'm so thankful that god uses normal people. When i was in school. I was always the last to get picked for everything everything i was. Just not an athletic guy. I mean athletic. I had tons of energy. And i was really mobile. And i was very hyper as a kid but i was not picked very often to play any of the sports at school. I was usually the last to get picked. And i remember one time in particular in sixth grade. It's still a pretty vivid. Memory i got picked for one of the teams playing kickball our in sixth grade out during our little recess time and i remember i was chosen to go and play in the outfield right. Like send laurie out there. Like nothing will come to him. Like just put him. He can be first base right literally. He will be first base. No but they sent me out into the outfield to hang out. And i remember this so vividly because one of the snacks that we ate there was so popular for some reason. I don't know why people still do this today. Kids still popular with we would take a raw bag of top rahm not like the cup of noodles top roman in the bag like the thirty cent bags get like three of them for a dollar.

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Lorie Loves All Things Creative but Colorado Wants to Censor Her

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:45 min | Last month

Lorie Loves All Things Creative but Colorado Wants to Censor Her

"There is a case in other case in Colorado and it raises an interesting question. Our Colorado courts, particularly goofy or is it just a coincidence? Well, a few months ago, the tenth circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Colorado officials could force a website designer to create custom website celebrating your viewers that goes against her biblical beliefs. Lori Smith is a website designer and she wants to create website celebrating the biblical view of marriage that is between one man and one woman. But if she does so, Colorado would punish her if she declined to create website celebrating a different view of marriage. And so unlike she looked around, she saw what the state was doing to Jack Phillips and she didn't want to be punished before she found out her constitutional rights. If she sued, and three months ago, the tenth circuit Court of Appeals said she could be punished for exercising her First Amendment right now to express a message that goes against her core beliefs. I'm quiet because I'm actually assimilating what you're saying. So according to the courts in Colorado, a person has to actively celebrate, for example, same sex marriage if they believe, even if they believe that religion demands that marriage be between a man and a woman. Do I have that correctly? That's what the ten circuit recently held that if Laurie Smith creates custom websites celebrating biblical marriage, the state would force her to also create custom websites celebrating differences, including same sex marriage.

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Russia Has a Larger Surface Area Than Pluto

The Eric Metaxas Show

00:38 sec | 2 months ago

Russia Has a Larger Surface Area Than Pluto

"Russia has a larger surface area than pluto. Okay so if you go to russia and you walk over it yeah save your money. Don't go to pluto okay. Because you gonna tell me that. Russia is not considered a planet no and yet and yet it has more surface area. Hey you know it extends over eight time zones it comedy timezones pluto have actually. No one knows actually. That's a very complicated question it's depend on. How fast actually i love. Facts like that. Pluto has the same has less surface area than all of russia. Mother

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Abraham Lincoln Created the Secret Service the Day He Was Shot

The Eric Metaxas Show

00:50 sec | 2 months ago

Abraham Lincoln Created the Secret Service the Day He Was Shot

"Did you know that abraham lincoln signed the secret service act in this is into existence on the same day that he died the very same day secret service but when he when he signed it into law it was originally formed. Stop counterfeiters okay. It wasn't about protecting. The president is about going after counterfeiters because that was that was the big deal back in the day. If you're thinking remember gets now. Here's the problem that's supposed to be a fun fact. It's kind of a sad fact. Calvin okay but then how about this. Sign it on the day that he was murdered right. He signed the secret service. people laughing. All across another boils might potato thing is when people say careful after you fall in. They'll say oh careful or watch your step. It's like if you would've told me that. Two seconds earlier i would not have

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Do the COVID-19 Vaccines Contain Aborted Fetal Cells?

The Eric Metaxas Show

00:47 sec | 2 months ago

Do the COVID-19 Vaccines Contain Aborted Fetal Cells?

"Steered away from getting into the weeds of the vaccine. That stuff but i the idea that the government is using. Its power to bully people into getting this when i keep reading information. That says no. Don't get it. I mean i would think that you would. At least let people make their own decisions. And the fact of the matter is according to john's mirek all three lines or all three vaccines were made in a way That depended on the bodies of boarded babies now. John's mirek writes about that. And i thought to myself what about religious objections. And what about the idea that the government is never supposed to push on this kind of

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DTWS Host Tyra Banks Defends Contestant Olivia Jade

Daily Pop

02:06 min | 2 months ago

DTWS Host Tyra Banks Defends Contestant Olivia Jade

"Talk dancing with the stars controversy. It's igniting over whether or not olympia j deserves to be contested. She's a daughter of laurie. Lachlan and they've been wrapped up in this whole college admissions scandal. Now we just talked to host tyra banks who said give girl chance. Listen to this. Olivia jade super brave. I think she's super brave to come out. I think she's like i'm tired of people talking about me. It's time for me to tell my story. And i'm going to do it on national television and i'm going to do dancing with the stars. Ought to be right there with her helping her to tell her story. There's just so much tire knows about controlling that narrative also likes underdog to you know what i mean Yeah but she's she's like okay. This girl she's gone through it like we've been talking about it. She has been crucified for all of the things that she and her parents and whoever advise them did and you know i was a teenage. We were all teenagers once and we didn't make the best decisions all the time but we were on some crazy platform all the time. I mean maybe you guys were not all your rate. Also she was influenced by adults. She didn't make these decisions by herself. So errands told this was the thing to do because again they were advised to do that. And i think. And i said this two and a half years ago when we were talking about this this is starting to rival khloe interest with the amount of time. We've spoken about it. But they're from a very affluent area in los angeles. And i think that was part of the culture where every family was like. We're gonna get our kids in college and this is how you do it. Obviously that way of life is not acceptable and doesn't work in which is why the whole system came crashing down because you can't illegally get your kid into school but i don't think that they were necessarily bad people. I think they made bad decisions. Laurie has done her time. Masato has done his time. Is he still in prison. Urged their time like let the girl. The girl is how old twenty two years old not even like. I just feel like at some point. It's like an know even going to one tires like you know. She needs to tell her side of this. It's like what's her side of the story her parents and we're going to get you in to see. This is what you need to do. Do it when you're seventeen years old. Sixteen you listen to your

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This Is Why the Church Needs To Get Political

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:10 min | 3 months ago

This Is Why the Church Needs To Get Political

"The one thousand nine hundred nineteen sixties early seventies. We saw different form of christianity. Come in america. Talk about that so So chuck smith came on the scene especially for catholic chapel sixty eight and the idea of evangelism and they. They brought in syncopated rhythms. Which probably disappointed you in lives but Autho music and what they didn't california. Interestingly enough is chuck taught the bible verse by verse chapter chapter book by book but he stayed away from politics because in sixty eight when he started it Martin luther king reverend dr martin luther king junior have been shot. Bobby kennedy had been shot. Sixty three jake kidman shot. Then you had the meantime askar the offensive. And all these young people who had been seeking hope and change had checked out of the church and explored eastern religions and drug use and they they came back disillusioned because all their political heroes were dead and chuck avoided politics but he taught he taught the the way to salvation and grew ten thousand percent in fifty. Two years trae There's more coverage apples southbound doughnuts. There's a lot of dunkin's yeah there's a lot of dunkin donuts and and so so. The lion share those churches are in california. Ten thousand percent growth harvest crusades greg. Laurie but but in sixty eight we had the fifth largest gdp and it was a state of the future a trait but he avoids politics because the kids are burned out on it. I am grateful to chuck for my verse by verse. You know systematic study of the scriptures. I do not resent that. I i am who i am because he did what he did. But we miss something. Because we didn't engage in the public square the matthew sixteen we avoided that and now california no longer has a fifth largest gdp. We have the six maybe seven. We have a highest gas sales tax income tax highest debt highest unemployment highest poverty highest homelessness. And we've aborted more children than any other state in the union authors. No fault divorce. The transgender bathroom bills. And that's because the church didn't engage in the public

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Biden Warns Another Attack in Kabul 'Highly Likely' as US Withdrawal Nears

BBC Newshour

00:52 sec | 3 months ago

Biden Warns Another Attack in Kabul 'Highly Likely' as US Withdrawal Nears

"President Biden has warned that another attack on Kabul airport is highly likely. On Thursday, a bomb and gun attack killed at least 170 people, including 13. U. S military personnel, and it was referenced by the departing UK ambassador. To Afghanistan. Laurie Bristowe, who tweeted this video from Kabul airport, Thursday's terrorist attack was a reminder of the difficult and dangerous conditions in which operation pitting has been done. Sadly, I attended here yesterday the ceremony to pay our respects to the 13 U. S soldiers who died. It's time to close this phase of the operation now. But we haven't forgotten the people who still need to leave will continue to do everything we can to help them. Nor have we forgotten the brave decent people of Afghanistan. They deserve to live in peace and security.

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Police: Illinois Brothers Buried Mother, Sister in Yard

John Williams

00:47 sec | 3 months ago

Police: Illinois Brothers Buried Mother, Sister in Yard

"Laurie could postpone elective surgeries and ask other hospitals to accept some of its patients. Vaccines are not yet approved for Children under age 12 police say two brothers in southwest suburban lions buried their mother and sister in the backyard details from WGN's Eric Wrong. Police say it was a well being called that led them to come to the home. When they got here. They saw two mounds in the backyard of the brothers homes. The brothers told them that they had buried their sister and their mother, their the two brothers, both in their forties. Michael and John. Locals say their mother died in 2015 during an accident that involved there, sister who they say had several mental illnesses. They say their sister pushed their mother down the stairs and She died of a stroke a short time later. They say they buried her in the backyard to save on funeral costs. The

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Supreme Court Blocks Biden Administration's Latest Ban on Evictions

Atlanta's Morning News

00:28 sec | 3 months ago

Supreme Court Blocks Biden Administration's Latest Ban on Evictions

"Evictions put in place because of the pandemic, Loyola Law professor Laurie Levenson says. The court ruled the Atlanta based CDC lacked authority to enforce a temporary ban without congressional authorization. We can see a clear pattern by the Supreme Court saying to the Biden administration That they will be held strict standards in even trying to put their new policies in the moratorium was challenged by a coalition of landlords and real estate trade groups. Tropical Storm IDA forms in the

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Boy Scouts Get Conditional Approval of $850M Bankruptcy Deal

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 3 months ago

Boy Scouts Get Conditional Approval of $850M Bankruptcy Deal

"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the Boy Scouts get conditional approval of an eight hundred fifty million dollar bankruptcy deal a bankruptcy judge gave conditional approval Thursday to a proposal by the Boy Scouts of America to enter into an eight hundred fifty million dollar fund to compensate tens of thousands of men who say they were sexually abused while engaged in boy scout related activities but judge Laurie selber Silverstein rejected two key provisions of the deal putting the agreement in jeopardy the Boy Scouts of America sought bankruptcy protection in February twenty twenty while facing two hundred seventy five lawsuits alleging molestation by scout masters or other leaders the organization is now facing more than eighty two thousand sexual abuse claims in the bankruptcy case hi Mike Rossio

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A New Player in the Transatlantic Market

Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast

01:54 min | 4 months ago

A New Player in the Transatlantic Market

"So it's an exciting day today for one of america's most liked airlines jetblue flight w seven and airbus a-3 three twenty one l. Narrow body landed at london heathrow this morning after departing from jet blues new york. Jfk base last night that flight launched jet blue's entry into the transatlantic market beginning with daily service from jfk to heathrow and then adding daily service to london gatwick ultimately following with Boston to london. Ceo robin hayes. A former executive at british airways has promised to create a permanent and disruptive effect in the transatlantic market. So joining me today to discuss. What that could mean are two of my aviation week network colleagues north american air transport editor but ben goldstein and kepler senior analyst for the americas laurie ransom. Hey ben laurie great to have you on this. Thank you so to start off by just looking at that whole history that we know all too well of Long haul low cost carriers Starting up especially in the transatlantic market and more often than not failing What do you think might make this a different prospect with a jet blue and will this like jetblue like robin says be transatlantic disruptor. What are your thoughts laurie. Well i think as you said. Jetblue is one of america's most light brands and they have strongholds in new york and boston so they have strong point of sale here in the us. And i think that's a little bit different than some of the point to point carriers that had tried to do this in the past where if by bodies

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Why 'How to Be Happier' With Professor Laurie Santos Is the Most Popular Course at Yale

Untangle

02:28 min | 4 months ago

Why 'How to Be Happier' With Professor Laurie Santos Is the Most Popular Course at Yale

"Guest is yale professor of psychology. Laurie santos. Laurie taught psychology. And the good life. I in spring two thousand eighteen in response to concerning levels student depression anxiety and stress on campus. It became the most popular class in. Yale's history next core. Sarah offered the course online calling at the science of wellbeing and to date over. Four hundred thousand people have taken the course laurie. Santa's has definitely hit a nerve. The good news is that we have a lot more control over our happiness levels than we might think. Laurie talks about the fact that happiness is like a leaky tire and happy. People know how to fill up the tire when it starts to deflate. It's not fixed. She says and there are many simple behaviors and practices. We can do to impact it. She talks about how we can put the science to work in our lives. Now here's laurie. Laurie santos it is so great to have you on untangled today. I'm so excited about this topic. Thanks for having me. Let's start with this question of and know you get asked this all the time. But why is this course. The most popular course at yale like what's happening in our world that this kind of course becomes the most popular course. Yeah i mean. I think it's just that students are voting with their feet. You know i mean what we see on college. Campuses cruzi outfit not specific yell. Lots of college campuses is that students are facing this mental health crisis over forty percent of college students naturally report being to punch in most of the time over sixty percents that you're over one really and over twelve percent stated they have seriously considered suicide in the last year right with more than ten percent right so i'd a want an answer to what they should be doing. Better in sam iodate society everything. Which hot isn't giving them great ideas about what they can do. Better as. I think they saw this. This idea of scientific which leads to they can't really went for it or numbers that we totally didn't expect was surreal on campus. To have over a thousand students. Shopping the class in trying to figure out where eventually we have to teach the course in concert hall so it was a little overwhelming. But i think they really want solutions. They don't like is culture films overwhelmed.

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How Billy Graham Stood Against Segregation

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:27 min | 4 months ago

How Billy Graham Stood Against Segregation

"Greg laurie. You said to me before we came on the air. that billy. Graham was very very ahead of his with race relations. Talk about that because a lot of people don't know the history i mean. I've tried to write in a couple of my books. william wilberforce An amazing grace and others that when you really believe what the bible says you you cannot be racist but a lot of people didn't live that out but billy graham did at a time when it was very very divisive in difficult in the country. Talk about that. Yeah well he was. The son of the south he was from north carolina raised in charlotte. And of course we know that there was there was a lot of racial division and all of the nation but especially there but as billy begin as crusades people wanted to hold segregated meets not letting black people into the meeting until the white people were. Billy said i will not speak to in a segregated meeting. I want an immigration and our meetings and they refused any literally came down and took down the little ropes and things that were dividing the crowds and he got some people upset with him but he also when he was really at the peak of his popularity had martin. Luther king do an opening prayer at the medicine square garden that was highly controversial. A because king was was not you know. He was not popular with a lot of people in the south of for ability to allow king. That role was ignificant people have. I watched a documentary on. Pbs the other. Day about billy graham. It was just recently done. They got so many things. Wrong historically factually and one of the things they pointed out was sort of like billy missed his opportunity during the civil rights movement and that is so untrue because even he and dr king agreed that the best way that he could help is by using his influence in his crusades is. Dr king was out on the streets and they were doing their peaceful protests and marches and rosa parks. And some of the other others. Billy misery supportive of this but they built. They were more effective in their spheres of influence. And in fact. Billy was a real innovator at that time and i thought that documentary was not accurate as they reported and spent a lot of time reporting that part of his

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Shaking Hands With Mr. History: Pastor and Author Greg Laurie on Billy Graham

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:38 min | 4 months ago

Shaking Hands With Mr. History: Pastor and Author Greg Laurie on Billy Graham

"Graham whom you write about. Obviously in the book called. Billy graham the men. I knew he met and knew everyone. He minister to the queen of england. He he ministered to people. We can't even imagine He he he he knew churchill. It's amazing and it was hard to get him to talk about these things. Frankly because i understood that what. I should cantu billy graham. I was shaking hands with mr history. He knew golden my year. He knew as you mentioned the queen winston churchill. He knew all the popular movie stars. In the day. Bob hope and john wayne and jack many et cetera. But then he had a bentley for the most part a working relationship with every american president from truman arguably all the way to trump. The trump wasn't an office. Trump came to billy's ninety th birthday party and at his table i was at that party. And trump was a businessman. So he may he knew. Donald trump Barack obama came to visit him. But all these presidents on both sides of aisle republican and democrat called on. Billy he really was pasture to them. But you know. I think one of his great qualities is he would not always disclosed details because he he respected their privacy. Didn't want to exploit it. And they'll probably goes back to what happened when he met his first president president. Truman billy with sort of blown up at that point becoming very well known. He requested meeting with the president. He was denied a few times. Finally being let him come for a short meeting. He walked into the president's office. He and his team were very young men. The days double-breasted suits with painted ties. White bug shoes and billy puts his hand on the president shoulder. Praise for him and he found out later. It wasn't supposed to touch the president and i and truman didn't like billy all that much because afterwards he went on the front lawn of the white house and the press came to him and ask them. What are the president's aid you any told them and then they said. Would you get down in praying. So billion to as team members that were in the oval office got done one need pain. They took this picture. Truman did not like it at all. Billy later apologized determined. Truman said it was no problem. Some briefed you. But he learned to be more discreet when he met with these important people and keep their conversations. He had with them confidential but he always was seeking to minister to them and point them to christ.

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From Heroin to Faith: Pastor Greg Laurie's Road to Christ

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:21 min | 4 months ago

From Heroin to Faith: Pastor Greg Laurie's Road to Christ

"Perkins I don't remember blue suede shoes I was say blue shoes is that that's the one see anyway. So china. okay. So billy graham billy. Sorta like the glue. The two stories because stephen interesting encounter with billy. He didn't know billy but later in his life. After stephen come to christ he found out he had cancer. He was unable to get any kind of treatment. There was nothing they can do from the hospitals here so we actually went for some very an orthodox treatments done in mexico. And he requested that his pastor leonard dewitt would try to get hold of billy. Graham khazei would like to meet billy. Billy very gracious took time out of his schedule. Met steve on the tarmac whereas jet was to take him to mexico they had prayer together. And then steve misplaced as bible and billy gave his divas personal bible which steve took with him. The surgery was successful but unfortunately he died in recovery and they came into the recovery room and steve was holding the bible. Billy gave him in the last words. Steve said to billy were. I'll see you in heaven. And of course billy was a good friend of johnny cash The would vacation together. They fish together their wives or friends. And johnny play a lot of billy's crusade. So i thought he's the glue in the story and to me. He's kind of the coolest of all of them. If i can use that word. Steve was the king of call as he was called. Johnny was called the godfather of but billion my estimation was the coolest of them all because of the impact. He had on men like that but people around the world some well-known some unknown We have to think of what You said that you said steve was the was the what of cool the king of the king of cool and and johnny cash was what the god cool so what would be the preecha of cool. How would you say he would be. Maybe the coolest of the cool the and because to me cool is justified this authenticity. Its unique. You know you're a trailblazer. You're a groundbreaker. You're someone that thinks outside of the lines that people think in new are willing to take risks and you're

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"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

Greg Laurie Podcast

06:56 min | 5 months ago

"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

"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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"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

Greg Laurie Podcast

04:53 min | 5 months ago

"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

"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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Bill Cosby Is About to Be a Free Man

WBZ Midday News

01:11 min | 5 months ago

Bill Cosby Is About to Be a Free Man

"Court of Pennsylvania, overturning the sex assault conviction of Bill Cosby, the 83 year old has served more than two years in prison. Near pencil Philadelphia but now now is is set set to to go go free. free. We We get get more more in in a a special special report report from from CBS CBS Actor Actor comedian comedian Bill Bill Cosby, Cosby, currently currently in in prison prison is is about about to to be be a a free free man man this this after after the the Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Supreme Supreme Court Court today overturned his sexual assault conviction. The court did not say Cosby wasn't guilty of the crime but rather that Cosby could not be prosecuted. Because he had been told by a previous prosecutor that he would not be charged Loyola Law professor Laurie Levenson. The big problem in the prosecution of Bill Cosby is that the prosecutors use some information from a deposition. Cosby said he gave when he thought he wasn't going to be prosecuted. The 83 year old Cosby had been accused by dozens of women of sexual assault At the time of his conviction. There was celebration attorney Gloria Allred. Finally, we can say women are believed and not only on hashtag me, too, but in a court of law, but now that conviction has been overturned. Cosby could be released as soon as today. CBS News Special Report. I'm Steve Futterman

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Lori Vallow Indicted in 2019 Killing of Her Fourth Husband

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

01:55 min | 5 months ago

Lori Vallow Indicted in 2019 Killing of Her Fourth Husband

"Mom from Idaho, facing new charges. Here's a B CS Marcus more the 48 year old awaiting trial for the death of her two Children. Has now been charged with conspiracy to commit first degree murder in the death of her former husband, Charles. Val. Oh, in 2019, Laurie balance now deceased brother Alex Cox killed Charles value in what was originally ruled as self defense. Police warned. Body camera shows officers responding to the scene even speaking with Lori that day, prosecutors are now alleging that Val Oh quote Agreed with Alexander Cox that at least one of them or another would engage in conduct constituting the offense of first degree murder. I can't get in touch with US kids roughly six months earlier body camera video obtained exclusively by ABC News. Chose Charles valid, telling police that his wife had lost touch with reality. Telling the officers that she threatened to kill him, he said. I can murder you. I will kill you because you're not Charles and nobody will care. Lori and her current husband, Chad Gable, are already facing first degree murder charges in the death of Lorries. Two Children, JJ entirely Miss Day Bell is present here. Glory and Chad Gable also charged with murder in the death of Chad's former wife, Tammy. All five deaths close to the couple happening. Within months of JJ and Tyler's disappearance and death. The couple have maintained their innocence. Glory briefly appeared in court via Zoom last month. Her attorney has argued that she is not fit to stand trial in documents filed by her attorney stating, quote Completed assessment determined that at this time the defendant is not competent to proceed and recommends restorative treatment. Chad Day Bill later pleading not guilty, Mr Day Bell. Can you hear me? Okay. Yes, And in a separate indictment related to day bills, first wife's death, authorities accused a couple of justifying the murders because of spiritual beliefs. JJ entirely. Grandparents described the couple as being part of a doomsday cold. When Vala was arrested in

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What You Should Know About Frontend Development With Laurie Barth

CodeNewbie

02:12 min | 5 months ago

What You Should Know About Frontend Development With Laurie Barth

"So. Laurie you for a lot on a bunch of really amazing places. You were formerly gatsby and then you start working not too long ago. Tell us about how you got started on this. Awesome coding journey. You've had so For a couple of months now. But i started my career about a goodness a decade ago. Now and i started actually in the federal government not as a software developer but as a program manager and it was my dream job. And i was really excited about it and i worked there for two and a half years and i hated absolutely every second of it it was just terrible fit for me so bad so there's sort of two things that made it so bad. I was bored. Okay that was one piece but to is. I had a mathematics background in a minor in computer science. I was getting my master's in computer science while i was there and the federal government. Does this funny thing where they try and make the workforce looks smaller than it is Politics and the way that they do that is that they hire a bunch of contractors to do all of this work and that's super frequent in the technical states and so they have government employees which is like federal civilians. Which is what i was. An our job is to manage the contract of the people doing the work and okay so it was just a really bad fit for. I don't care about cost schedule and performance really at all of computer and let me do something. I didn't get all this education for nothing. When i decided i was gonna leave. I didn't think i had the chops to be a fulltime coder. I was like oh get. Some technical analysts hybrid kind of job. And i talked to internship bosses that i'd had and other sort of family connections which i'm very grateful for and they were all Gobi junior and i did and i was a consultant at a couple of different places over the course of seven years. And when you're a consultant you see so many things and you work all over the stack and with all sorts of different technologies and so. Let me sort of figure out what i liked. And i kept navigating towards. I call it middle end now but it's sort of like front end tooling and i got really used to not i'm super dogmatic about this one technology but what is the best tool for this

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"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

Greg Laurie Podcast

04:19 min | 6 months ago

"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

"Hosts help sign up for email list so we can let you know about opportunities that you can engage to serve. You can make the lord a central part of your family by disciple. You're disciple ing your wife praying together talking about the lord reading scripture together having bedtime stories and reading god's words and then praying together these are ways that you can grow in your relationship with god. These are ways that Things that our faith dynamic faith as we have this information is going to prompt us towards you can start one of our reading plans through the bible app. You can go. Look that up type greg. Laurie and you'll see a number of great bible plans that'll help you get into god's word every single day you can start giving of your finances and practicing generosity which god has called us to and begin to reflect the nature that god is shown to us his generosity and his love and his grace and his mercy. Listen god has called you to do all of these things. And i promise you you're going to grow. As a result of them you're going to be blessed as a result of them and you're never gonna look back and say man. I'm so bummed out that i spent the last you know two years of my life really spending time with the lord and focusing on my relationship with god. Now you're going to look back and say man. I wish i started sooner. i wished i started sooner. I wish. I leaned into my relationship with god at an earlier age. Listen you're going to be so happy and you're not gonna even going to recognize yourself at the end of the day because god is going to transform you into new creation. You're gonna love who you become by the power of god's holy spirit. He will do that for you. He's called youtube and we also know that because of how our story ends. We can live our lives with confidence. We can live our lives with boldness. We live our lives with faith and we can live our lives with action and so enclosing right now. I can't help but think about that person who's listening to this and saying that's all great for the traditional. What about me. What about me. If you've never put your faith in christ if you've never called out on god if you never asked him to come into your life and put your faith in him or if you are one of those people that is experiencing that dead faith or that demonic faith and it hasn't done anything inside of you. Listen you need to repent from that. And you need to turn to god and you need to experience that dynamic faith. The.

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"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

Greg Laurie Podcast

04:45 min | 6 months ago

"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

"Me for this podcast. My name is jonathan. Laurie and i'm one of the passers and i get to share the message with you today. Open up in your bible to james chapter two. That's what we're going through together as we look at this message which is titled so what. So what and we'll get into that in just a moment if you were watching with us. Last week my dad shared about how we had this really really cool opportunity to partner with the brand who sponsors the nas car car. It's pretty big deal The driver jeffrey earnhardt and he is a really famous racecar driver. He's a grandson of dale earnhardt. Kind of a big deal and so geoffrey. He was driving his car and this ministry partnered with us. They told us that they wanted to put our website on the bumper of their car. With the words find hope well we were so excited because you know millions of people are going to be watching this program and we're excited to see any here just about the fruit that was gonna take place and so we thought maybe it would pop up on camera one or two times if we're lucky and hey we'll see what happens. Well check this out as the driver was driving around the race. Track at some point. The bumper became dislodged. And look this on the bumper. The it ripped off and this is what you would call viral marketing. How ridiculous is this that it's literally waving in the wind with tight. Close up all over pointing people to our website. I love that. That was so hilarious when i saw it. I started laughing so hard. Because that's exactly how god works. He works mysterious ways doesn't he. We didn't know what was going to happen. We're hoping for the best. But this i mean gimme a break. This is best case. Scenario radio and so praise god and hey maybe some of you are watching right now because you saw it on our website or he saw that little website on the bumper..

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"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

Greg Laurie Podcast

07:33 min | 8 months ago

"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

"So thanks for joining me for this podcast but we have a guest speaker and this is young man. I've known since he was just a wee little boy and his name is will. Graham now will is a son of franklin. And jean graham and he is the grandson of billy graham and will also travels around the world like his dad and his grandfather in preaches. The gospel he also was the director of the billy. Graham training center at the cove in asheville north carolina. Great place to go and study the but got us really put his hand on will and it's been so exciting to see how the lord has just got him ready for the work he's called them to do and before bill will comes out and speaks tonight. I thought it introduced them. Let's walk them. We'll we'll come on out. have you now will. A lot of people have been wondering about how your grandfather is doing in the news that your father has asked that people being prayer for billy so what is his status. How is this health right now. My grandfather back in november seventh. Turn ninety five and he's actually been in the best way to describe it. He's just old and His his own his birthday his health started to turn for the worst. There's nothing wrong with them is just old. And so there's nothing medically wrong but just old age and his life is starting to turn but grandfather's always said you know one day. You're going to hear that. Billy graham is dead and he said this is what my grandfather said. He's at one day. You're going to hear that. Billy graham is dead. He said but don't believe it for on that day. I'll be more lives than any other time in my life. He's been his whole life. Travelling the world preteen and we just had this great outreach in the united states and it was on the fox news channel and also in thousands of homes around the country called my hope america and he probably reached as many people as he's reaching a long time in one night using media didn't he did and this is. This is all because what god's been doing and you know I mean how. How in the world would fox news ever put something like this on on their television. I mean you kind of wonder how in the world well this is. This is this the top god that we serve because god introduced my grandfather to rupert murdoch and nineteen fifty nine in melbourne australia. When rupert was a nobody he's just owner of the jocks news sky news and europe and the uk. And and he's he's. He's an ozzy from melbourne over. His father's business. Who had just died and father went there nine. Nineteen fifty-nine nine the head of businessman's lunch and roundtable and my grandfather was sitting beside him. And that's how rupert murdoch and billy graham so all these years and now river yeah we want to put this on our programming and we said thank you so much and your dad told me franklin. Your dad told me that fifty five thousand people made a profession that they know about one night from that broadcast going out to the fifty five thousand people. That's great so we'll tell us. Tell us about yourself now. How long have you been married. I've been married. We celebrate fifteen years this year. Well congratulations you. Have three children children now. Did you always feel just because you know you're the grandson a billion the son of franklin you're to end up as a preacher or did you gonna fight that or what. No i never fall it but my there was no pressure. A lot of people wonder if there's always pressure to be a preacher and evangelist and my dad did very good at protecting us from that. He didn't because he got that pressure and he didn't want his own children. Have that pressure. So dad protected us for example when i was starting to get into college. He'll say hey we want we'll come and speak or will. I wasn't really speaking at the time. But you know we'll we won't will and my dad said you can't ask him unless you asked me i and so then after our time dad said no will you can make up his own mind on that stuff but dad always protected us grateful for that. I mean we grew up normal. I mean we grew up on a farm in north carolina. Pig cows horses motorcycle. And that's about your father. What about not getting. I couldn't miss that. Opportunity had to jump in there. So you did. I've been to your house and you grew up in a country environment as a normal life. But god put his hand on the and now you're traveling around the world and where some of the places you've been where some of the places you're going. Yeah this we've been very blessed and we only go where we get invitations. We don't we don't spend the globe and say oh lou hawaii. This looks good this year. And we go where we're invited and so this past year we ran I was invited to india. It's been there many times. I've been there many times. This is the first time. I was denied. Entry into india. Why is that and so. I'd missed up last time with some. I didn't get in trouble with the law. That sense but i went to a restricted area. Oh you have to go present your passport to a certain individuals. I gave my passport to an individual. Go get registered. I thought it was done. They didn't do it. And so and i didn't know is ignorance on my part and so when i left the country they said well we'll didn't follow our procedures. He can't come back in. It's all cleared up now. Yeah but supposed to go to india. Didn't quite make. It went to africa this year to kenya. Preached was in australia earlier this year. Be going back australia this coming year. Just got back from thailand and japan and japan. God is really doing something unique in japan right now. Some things that most christian pastors there and japan have never seen before. And we're seeing a god really begin to do something the mighty hand which has never happened before so there is a half. The japanese are christians less than half of one percent. So a mega church would be fifty people. I mean there's there's twelve megachurches here but guys some great things and we're looking forward. What guys can continue tonight. What are you going to talk to us about. I'm gonna talking about a little bit about the christmas story and specially it's that time of the year. I'm sorry to believes less than two weeks away. Oh so this is the only time i get the preach christmas so i'm gonna be talking about herod tonight and the wiseman that's gonna be. Thanks for being here well. Let's think we'll be here cement. Thank you everybody. Greg laurie here. Thanks for listening. To our podcast. And to learn more about harvest ministries please subscribing consider supporting this show. Just go to harvest dot org. And by the way if you want to find out how to come into a personal relationship with god go to know god dot org that's keno w gio d dot org..

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"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

Greg Laurie Podcast

04:26 min | 9 months ago

"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

"When all believe will one day jesus appeared and thomas was there and jesus walks over. He says hey. Thomas stick your finger right here buddy what do you think and thomas responded very appropriately when he was confronted with evidence he said my lord and my god. Listen if you're looking for proof you need to look no further than the person standing before you right now. I can't tell you how far i was from god. Just a few years ago. I was raised in the church. Kind of under. Stephen might ads pastor greg. Laurie be deal right. I was raised in the church. And you know what. I always believed in jesus but around sixteen years old. I decided i was going to run from god. I was gonna turn from him. And i was going to go into pretty much everything the world had to offer and what happened. I found everything the world had to offer. And what did offer me emptiness depression guilt. Shame loneliness i found this world to be lacking and i found myself in a downward spiral unable to break free from it and i was about twenty two years old. I had a conversation with my older brother where we're driving home from church one day and he actually asked me said jonathan. What's it gonna take for you to put your faith in christ and again. I was pretty miserable. I was trying to get free from this at this point. At this point. I was actually in pursuit of god. But i couldn't get there my addictions and my habits and my friend group. That was around me was all holding me back. It was so hard to break free but as question that he asked me said. What's it gonna take for you to give your life to christ and remember what my answer was. But i know that it stuck in my mind because i couldn't stop thinking about it. What's it gonna take to give your life to christ well one day. I was at work. And i heard the tragic news that my older brother christopher when he was on his way to church where he worked at the time was killed in a car accident and all i could think about was my brother. The person i was honest with was now gone from this world. And i was heartbroken and i was devastated and in that moment i decided i was going to turn from those things and i was going to ask god to invade my life and i took some practical steps to get right with him and all be free from those addictions and i'll tell you today. That was two thousand and eight and here. We are almost thirteen years later to the day. And i can tell you. Goddess freed me from those things he has made me a new creation. He has given me a beautiful family and a wife and a ministry and a love. For god's word. I'm happier than i've ever been. He's done more for me than i ever imagined..

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"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

Greg Laurie Podcast

07:05 min | 11 months ago

"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

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

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"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

Greg Laurie Podcast

08:23 min | 11 months ago

"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

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

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Greg Laurie Podcast

02:55 min | 1 year ago

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

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Greg Laurie Podcast

04:50 min | 1 year ago

"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

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

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Greg Laurie Podcast

04:15 min | 1 year ago

"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

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

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Greg Laurie Podcast

07:43 min | 1 year ago

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

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Greg Laurie Podcast

08:15 min | 1 year ago

"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast

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

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Greg Laurie Podcast

07:16 min | 1 year ago

"laurie" 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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"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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"Pastor Greg Laurie with strong encouragement today about resisting our adversary and embracing the Lord and his plan for our lives. Glad. You're along for today's message God's call man's excuse. And Pastor guy comes back to lead assault on important word of prayer, so don't.

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