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  • HEY EVERYONE I AM GREG LAURIE.
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  • I AM HERE IN NEW JERSEY AT THE HOBOKEN TERMINAL.
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  • THIS IS USED BY BUSSES AND TRAINS AND EVEN A FERRY AS
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  • HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE MOVE THROUGH THIS BUILDING
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  • EVERY SINGLE DAY ON THEIR
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  • WAY SOMEWHERE TO GO DO SOMETHING.
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  • BUSY PEOPLE.
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  • BUT HERE IS SOMETHING I
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  • KNOW ABOUT EVERY PERSON EVERYWHERE.
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  • I DON'T CARE WHAT COUNTRY THEY LIVE IN.
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  • I DON'T CARE ABOUT THEIR GENDER OR THEIR RACE OR
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  • THEIR SOCIO-ECONOMIC BACKGROUND.
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  • THESE THINGS ARE TRUE OF EVERY PERSON EVERYWHERE.
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  • LISTEN TO THIS.
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  • EVERYONE IS EMPTY. THAT IS RIGHT.
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  • DEEP DOWN INSIDE OF US THERE IS LIKE A BIG
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  • HOLE IN OUR HEART. GOD MADE US THAT WAY.
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  • IN FACT THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THE CREATION WAS MADE
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  • SUBJECT TO EMPTINESS.
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  • EVEN THOSE WHO HAVE REACHED THEIR DREAMS AND
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  • HAVE HAD GREAT SUCCESS
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  • ARE SO MISERABLE AND DESPONDENT.
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  • YOU NEED TO KNOW THAT.
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  • MAYBE YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE THAT HAS ALL THIS
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  • WORLD OFFERS BUT YOU FEEL THAT EMPTINESS RIGHT NOW.
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  • HERE IS SOMETHING ELSE I KNOW ABOUT EVERY PERSON.
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  • EVERYONE IS LONELY.
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  • YOU CAN BE IN A BUSY PLACE SURROUNDED BY HUNDREDS
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  • EVEN THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AND LONELINESS WILL JUST
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  • SWEEP OVER YOU. REALLY YOU KNOW WHAT?
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  • IT IS A LONELINESS FOR GOD.
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  • HERE IS ANOTHER THING I KNOW ABOUT EVERY PERSON.
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  • EVERYONE IS GUILTY.
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  • DEEP DOWN INSIDE WE KNOW
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  • WE HAVE DONE THINGS THAT ARE WRONG.
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  • WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE EVEN SINNED.
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  • WE MAY NOT USE THAT LANGUAGE YET BUT THAT IS
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  • THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER.
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  • LISTEN. YOU FEEL GUILT BECAUSE
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  • WELL YOU ARE GUILTY.
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  • THAT MEANS YOUR CONSCIENCE IS WORKING.
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  • HERE IS ANOTHER THING I
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  • KNOW ABOUT EVERY PERSON EVERYWHERE.
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  • EVERYONE IS AFRAID TO DIE.
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  • BUT HERE IS WHAT THE BIBLE TELLS US.
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  • GOD CAN FILL THAT VOID IN OUR LIVES SO WE WILL
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  • NO LONGER BE EMPTY.
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  • GOD CAN BE OUR BEST FRIEND AS WELL AS OUR SAVIOR AND
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  • LORD SO WE WILL NEVER BE LONELY AGAIN.
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  • GOD CAN FORGIVE US OF OUR SIN REMOVING THAT GUILT
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  • AND GOD PROMISES THAT WE
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  • CAN HAVE LIFE BEYOND THE GRAVE.
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  • THAT IS WHAT I FEEL CALLED
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  • TO TELL PEOPLE WHEREVER I GO.
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  • I AM AN EVANGELIST AND WE HOLD THESE EVENTS
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  • CALLED HARVEST CRUSADES.
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  • AND AT THE END OF THIS PROGRAM I WANT TO TALK TO
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  • YOU ABOUT HOW YOU, TOO, CAN HAVE
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  • JESUS CHRIST COME INTO YOUR LIFE.
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  • (Phil Wickham: This is the Day) CAN YOU SEE SEE IT?
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  • LIGHT SHINES INTO THE DARKNESS BRINGING
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  • HOPE TO THE HOPELESS.
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  • IT IS LEADING YOU TO LIFE.
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  • THIS IS THE DAY WHEN THE LOST ARE FOUND.
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  • THIS IS YOUR BEGINNING.
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  • AMAZING GRACE HOW SWEET THE SOUND.
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  • I CAN HEAR THE ANGELS SING.
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  • THIS IS THE DAY WHEN THE LOST ARE FOUND.
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  • THIS IS THE DAY FOR A NEW BEGINNING.
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  • AMAZING GRACE HOW SWEET THE SOUND.
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  • O CAN YOU HEAR ALL THE ANGELS ARE SINGING.
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  • THIS IS THE DAY THE DAY WHEN LIFE BEGINS.
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  • [swishing metal sound]
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  • THANKS FOR WATCHING.
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  • NOW FROM SUNDAY NIGHT OF THE 2017 SO CAL HARVEST
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  • CRUSADE IN ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA,
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  • HERE IS GREG LAURIE.
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  • AWHILE AGO I WAS IN A CAB AND I AM DRIVING ALONG AND
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  • WE PASSED A GHOST BIKE ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.
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  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT A GHOST BIKE IS?
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  • IT IS WHEN A BIKE HAS BEEN PAINTED WHITE TO
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  • COMMEMORATE THE FACT THAT
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  • A CYCLIST HAD BEEN KILLED THERE.
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  • A LOT OF TIMES YOU WILL SEE THEM BY THE SIDE OF
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  • THE ROAD. BIKES PAINTED WHITE.
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  • SOMETIMES THERE WILL BE FLOWERS IN FRONT OF THEM.
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  • SO I NOTICED IT.
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  • AND I SAID TO MY CAB DRIVER
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  • LOOK AT THAT. A GHOST BIKE.
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  • AND HE SAID "YEAH, THERE'S A LOT OF THEM ALONG HERE.
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  • IN FACT I KNOW SOMEONE THAT WAS KILLED HERE NOT
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  • LONG AGO AND THEY WERE A FRIEND OF MINE."
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  • AND I SAID THAT IS JUST HORRIBLE.
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  • WELL IT TURNS OUT THIS CAB DRIVER'S NAME IS TOM.
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  • SO I SAID TO TOM THE CAB DRIVER, "SO TOM, WHAT DO
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  • "YOU THINK HAPPENS AFTER WE DIE?"
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  • TOM SAYS, "WELL I THINK THAT WE COME BACK AS ANOTHER LIFE
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  • "FORM AND IF WE HAVE LIVED A GOOD LIFE IT WILL BE A
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  • "HIGHER LIFE FORM.
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  • "IF WE HAVE LIVED A BAD LIFE IT WILL BE
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  • "A LOWER LIFE FORM."
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  • AND ON HE WENT FOR A FEW MOMENTS.
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  • AND I LISTENED. HE SAID,
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  • "WELL WHAT DO YOU THINK HAPPENS AFTER WE DIE?"
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  • NEVER ASK A PREACHER THAT QUESTION IF YOU DON'T WANT
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  • A SERMON. RIGHT?
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  • I SAID, "WELL TOM LET ME TELL YOU.
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  • "I BELIEVE THAT WHEN WE DIE IF WE PUT OUR FAITH IN
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  • "JESUS CHRIST WE WILL GO STRAIGHT TO HEAVEN.
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  • "I BELIEVE ONE DAY HEAVEN WILL COME TO EARTH AND IT
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  • "WILL BE AMAZING, TOM."
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  • TOM THE CAB DRIVER SAID, "YOU KNOW WHAT?
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  • "I LIKE YOUR VERSION OF
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  • "THE AFTERLIFE BETTER THAN MINE."
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  • I SAID, "HEY TOM THIS IS
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  • NOT MY VERSION "OF THE AFTERLIFE.
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  • "THIS IS WHAT IS IN THE BIBLE."
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  • AND WE THINK A LOT ABOUT THE AFTERLIFE.
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  • WE WONDER ABOUT IT.
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  • WE KNOW IT IS COMING EVENTUALLY.
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  • AND I THINK EVEN MORE SO AS WE GET OLDER.
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  • THE REALITY OF DEATH GETS CLOSER AND STRONGER.
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  • WE ARE LIVING IN SUPER SCARY TIMES.
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  • THE THREAT OF TERRORISM IS REAL.
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  • THE DIRECTOR OF HOMELAND SECURITY RECENTLY SAID,
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  • "IF YOU KNEW WHAT I KNEW,
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  • "YOU WOULD NEVER LEAVE THE HOUSE."
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  • ONE EXPERT SAID, "IF YOU ARE A HUMAN BEING LIVING
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  • "IN 2017 AND YOU ARE NOT ANXIOUS, SOMETHING
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  • "IS WRONG WITH YOU."
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  • WE ARE A NATION FILLED WITH ANXIETY.
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  • BECAUSE WE ARE LIVING IN THE INFORMATION AGE AND WE
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  • ALL CARRY AROUND THESE CRAZY LITTLE PHONES NOW.
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  • EVERYBODY HAS THEM.
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  • WE GET INFORMATION ON DEMAND.
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  • WE GET THE INFORMATION WHILE IT IS HAPPENING
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  • IN REAL TIME.
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  • IN THE OLD DAYS YOU WOULD HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE
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  • MORNING PAPER OR YOU COULD TURN ON THE RADIO OR YOU
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  • WOULD WATCH THE SIX O'CLOCK NEWS.
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  • NOW, BOOM! YOU GET NOTIFIED OF A TERRORIST ATTACK.
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  • YOU ARE NOTIFIED OF SOME OTHER PROBLEM AND IT JUST
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  • MAKES US MORE STRESSED THAN EVER.
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  • SO TO GENERATION ANXIETY JESUS SAYS, "LET NOT YOUR
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  • "HEART BE TROUBLED."
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  • WELL HOW CAN THAT HAPPEN?
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  • JESUS GIVES US THREE REASONS.
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  • THREE WAYS TO NOT HAVE TROUBLED AGITATED
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  • FRIGHTENED HEARTS.
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  • 1. BELIEVE WHAT GOD SAYS IN HIS WORD.
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  • GOD HAS GIVEN US A BOOK. B-I-B-L-E.
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  • IT IS AN ACRONYM. B.I.B.L.E.
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  • BASIC INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE LEAVING EARTH.
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  • THIS IS THE USER'S MANUAL OF LIFE.
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  • THIS IS WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR.
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  • 2. IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN, YOU ARE GOING TO HEAVEN.
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  • HOW GOOD IS THAT?
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  • [applause]
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  • IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN, YOU
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  • ARE GOING TO HEAVEN.
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  • [applause]
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  • JESUS SAID, "IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE
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  • "ARE MANY MANSIONS."
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  • THEN HE ALSO SAYS, "I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU."
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  • LISTEN TO THIS.
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  • HEAVEN IS A REAL PLACE FOR
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  • REAL PEOPLE TO DO REAL THINGS.
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  • THE AFTERLIFE IS JUST AS REAL AS THIS LIFE.
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  • AND THE AFTERLIFE GOES ON FOREVER.
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  • SO THE BEST THINGS YOU HAVE IN THIS LIFE, THE
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  • GREATEST JOYS OF THIS LIFE ARE JUST GLIMPSES OF
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  • GREATER THINGS TO COME ON THE OTHER SIDE IN
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  • THE PRESENCE OF GOD.
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  • SOMETIMES PEOPLE HAVE THIS
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  • REALLY WEIRD SPACY VIEW OF HEAVEN.
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  • WE ARE JUST LIKE FLOATING AROUND ON CLOUDS, PLAYING
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  • HARPS, TAKING REALLY LONG NAPS.
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  • BY THE WAY THAT MIGHT
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  • SOUND APPEALING TO SOME PEOPLE.
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  • IT DOESN'T SOUND APPEALING TO ME.
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  • I LIKE TO DO STUFF. I LIKE ACTION.
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  • HEAVEN IS FULL OF ACTION.
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  • IT IS FULL OF ACTIVITIES.
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  • IT IS FULL OF THINGS TO DO.
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  • THINK OF THE PUREST JOY YOU HAVE EVER
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  • EXPERIENCED ON EARTH.
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  • MULTIPLY IT 1.000 TIMES AND YOU GET A FLEETING
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  • GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN'S EUPHORIA.
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  • YOU MIGHT ASK WELL WHAT HAPPENS TO A CHRISTIAN
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  • WHEN THEY DIE?
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  • THEY GO STRAIGHT TO HEAVEN.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS, "TO BE ABSENT FROM THE BODY IS TO
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  • "BE PRESENT WITH THE LORD."
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  • JUST RIGHT IN HEAVEN.
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  • IT IS SUCH A GREAT THING.
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  • THE MOMENT YOU TAKE YOUR LAST BREATH ON EARTH YOU
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  • TAKE YOUR FIRST BREATH IN HEAVEN.
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  • THAT IS ONLY THE HOPE FOR THE CHRISTIAN.
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  • BECAUSE LISTEN TO THIS.
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  • HEAVEN IS A PREPARED PLACE FOR A PREPARED PERSON.
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  • THE NONBELIEVER, THE MAN OR THE WOMAN WHO HAS NOT
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  • PUT THEIR FAITH IN CHRIST
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  • DOES NOT HAVE THIS HOPE OF HEAVEN.
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  • NOW YOU MAY SAY WELL I BELIEVE I WILL GO THERE.
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  • WELL YOU CAN BELIEVE IT ALL YOU WANT.
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  • BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO GET TO HEAVEN AND THAT
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  • IS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.
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  • GOD HAS DROPPED ONE LIFELINE FROM HEAVEN
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  • AND IT IS CHRIST,
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  • AND HE IS OFFERING IT TO YOU TONIGHT.
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  • [swishing metal sound]
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  • SEASONS PASS AND MY PRAYERS SEEM TO GET
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  • LOST IN THE WAITING.
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  • I FEEL SO ALONE.
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  • WHAT ARE MY PRAYERS AND TEARS WORTH?
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  • HOW AM I TO COPE WHEN I AM OVERWHELMED
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  • AND FEEL HOPELESS?
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  • WHO CAN I TURN TO? WHO CAN I TRUST?
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  • THIS IS THE DAY THE DAY WHEN LIFE BEGINS
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  • STAY TUNED FOR A SPECIAL FEATURE FROM THE 2017
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  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HARVEST CRUSADES.
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  • NOW HERE IS GREG LAURIE.
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  • SO WHY SHOULD MY HEART NOT BE FILLED WITH ANXIETY?
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  • 1. I NEED TO BELIEVE GOD'S WORD.
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  • IT IS FILLED WITH PROMISES. IT TELLS YOU HOW TO LIVE.
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  • IT TELLS YOU WHAT RIGHT AND WRONG ARE, AND BEST OF
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  • ALL IT TELLS YOU HOW TO GET TO HEAVEN.
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  • START THERE.
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  • 2. IF YOU HAVE PUT YOUR
  • 00:10:45.220 --> 00:10:47.080
  • FAITH IN CHRIST YOU CAN KNOW
  • 00:10:47.110 --> 00:10:48.220
  • WITH CERTAINTY YOU WILL GO TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:10:48.250 --> 00:10:51.050
  • NOW HERE IS THE THIRD REASON YOU DON'T HAVE TO
  • 00:10:51.080 --> 00:10:53.020
  • BE STRESSED OUT TONIGHT.
  • 00:10:53.050 --> 00:10:55.170
  • JESUS CHRIST IS COMING BACK AGAIN TO THIS EARTH.
  • 00:10:55.200 --> 00:10:59.090
  • [applause]
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  • IT IS TRUE.
  • 00:11:01.090 --> 00:11:02.010
  • [applause]
  • 00:11:02.040 --> 00:11:04.200
  • JESUS SAID IN VERSE 3 OF JOHN 14
  • 00:11:04.230 --> 00:11:07.060
  • "I WILL COME AGAIN."
  • 00:11:07.090 --> 00:11:11.130
  • AND HE HAS MADE THAT PROMISE THAT HE WILL
  • 00:11:11.160 --> 00:11:13.070
  • RETURN AGAIN AND ALL OF THE THINGS THAT WE SEE
  • 00:11:13.100 --> 00:11:16.070
  • HAPPENING IN OUR WORLD
  • 00:11:16.100 --> 00:11:17.150
  • RIGHT NOW ARE SIGNS OF THE TIMES.
  • 00:11:17.180 --> 00:11:20.100
  • THE CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 00:11:20.130 --> 00:11:22.010
  • A SIGN OF THE TIMES.
  • 00:11:22.040 --> 00:11:23.280
  • TERRORISM HERE AND AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:11:24.010 --> 00:11:26.190
  • A SIGN OF THE TIMES.
  • 00:11:26.220 --> 00:11:27.230
  • THE THREATS OF NORTH KOREA.
  • 00:11:27.260 --> 00:11:29.120
  • A SIGN OF THE TIMES. YOU SAY HOW SO.
  • 00:11:29.150 --> 00:11:31.180
  • THE BIBLE SAYS THAT IN THE LAST DAYS MEN WOULD BE
  • 00:11:31.210 --> 00:11:35.130
  • FILLED WITH FEAR AND THERE WOULD BE NO WAY OUT.
  • 00:11:35.160 --> 00:11:39.190
  • WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO BLOW OURSELVES UP NOW.
  • 00:11:39.220 --> 00:11:42.040
  • TO DESTROY HUMANITY.
  • 00:11:42.070 --> 00:11:44.060
  • SO THESE ARE SIGNS TELLING US.
  • 00:11:44.090 --> 00:11:46.060
  • JESUS SAID, "WHEN YOU SEE THESE THINGS BEGIN TO
  • 00:11:46.090 --> 00:11:48.100
  • "HAPPEN LOOK UP FOR YOUR REDEMPTION IS DRAWING NEAR."
  • 00:11:48.130 --> 00:11:53.250
  • HE IS COMING BACK AGAIN.
  • 00:11:53.280 --> 00:11:55.210
  • I LOVE THIS.
  • 00:11:55.240 --> 00:11:56.280
  • BECAUSE HE IS LAYING THIS OUT TO HIS DISCIPLES AND
  • 00:11:57.010 --> 00:11:59.030
  • JESUS SAYS, "AND WHERE I GO YOU KNOW, AND
  • 00:11:59.060 --> 00:12:02.030
  • "THE WAY YOU KNOW."
  • 00:12:02.060 --> 00:12:04.120
  • YOU KNOW IT SORT OF REMINDS ME OF WHEN
  • 00:12:04.150 --> 00:12:05.140
  • I WAS IN SCHOOL.
  • 00:12:05.170 --> 00:12:06.160
  • I NEVER DID WELL IN MATH BY THE WAY.
  • 00:12:06.190 --> 00:12:09.110
  • I WAS HORRIBLE AT MATH.
  • 00:12:09.140 --> 00:12:11.050
  • I REMEMBER WHEN THE TEACHER WOULD DO SOME
  • 00:12:11.080 --> 00:12:12.230
  • COMPLEX EQUATION ON THE BLACKBOARD.
  • 00:12:12.260 --> 00:12:16.100
  • THE TEACHER WOULD TURN TO THE CLASS AND SAY
  • 00:12:16.130 --> 00:12:18.190
  • DO YOU ALL UNDERSTAND?
  • 00:12:18.220 --> 00:12:19.230
  • AND EVERYONE WOULD NOD. YES WE UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:12:19.260 --> 00:12:21.230
  • AND MANY OF US DID NOT. ESPECIALLY ME.
  • 00:12:21.260 --> 00:12:24.180
  • I THINK IT WAS THAT WAY WITH JESUS AND THE
  • 00:12:24.210 --> 00:12:26.050
  • DISCIPLES SOMETIMES.
  • 00:12:26.080 --> 00:12:27.130
  • HE WOULD SAY THINGS AND
  • 00:12:27.160 --> 00:12:28.210
  • THEY WOULD JUST NOD THEIR HEADS.
  • 00:12:28.240 --> 00:12:29.290
  • MAN THAT IS SO DEEP.
  • 00:12:30.020 --> 00:12:31.050
  • WE LOVE THAT.
  • 00:12:31.080 --> 00:12:33.130
  • SO JESUS SAYS, "I GO AND PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU,
  • 00:12:33.160 --> 00:12:37.000
  • "AND WHERE I GO YOU DO NOT KNOW."
  • 00:12:37.030 --> 00:12:39.170
  • THEY ARE LOOKING AT HIM LIKE OKAY.
  • 00:12:39.200 --> 00:12:43.200
  • AND THEN FINALLY ONE GUY IS BOLD ENOUGH TO SAY WHAT
  • 00:12:43.230 --> 00:12:46.220
  • HE IS REALLY THINKING.
  • 00:12:46.250 --> 00:12:48.000
  • "LORD, WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT.
  • 00:12:48.030 --> 00:12:51.040
  • "WE DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING AND WE
  • 00:12:51.070 --> 00:12:53.040
  • "DON'T KNOW THE WAY."
  • 00:12:53.070 --> 00:12:54.240
  • THAT PROMPTED JESUS TO SAY.
  • 00:12:54.270 --> 00:12:56.240
  • HIS NAME WAS THOMAS BY THE WAY.
  • 00:12:56.270 --> 00:12:58.240
  • "I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE, AND NO MAN
  • 00:12:58.270 --> 00:13:01.070
  • "COMES TO THE FATHER BUT BY ME."
  • 00:13:01.100 --> 00:13:05.050
  • THAT IS IT.
  • 00:13:05.080 --> 00:13:06.270
  • LISTEN. ALL ROADS LEAD TO GOD.
  • 00:13:07.000 --> 00:13:10.080
  • BUT ONLY ONE ROAD LEADS TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:13:10.110 --> 00:13:13.020
  • NOW SOME OF YOU ARE SAYING
  • 00:13:13.050 --> 00:13:13.290
  • GREG DID YOU MEAN TO SAY THAT.
  • 00:13:14.020 --> 00:13:15.070
  • OH YEAH. ALL ROADS LEAD TO GOD.
  • 00:13:15.100 --> 00:13:17.210
  • ALL ROADS.
  • 00:13:17.240 --> 00:13:19.050
  • NO MATTER WHAT RELIGION YOU CHOOSE.
  • 00:13:19.080 --> 00:13:20.190
  • HEY YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO HAVE A RELIGION.
  • 00:13:20.220 --> 00:13:22.210
  • IF YOU ARE AN ATHEIST YOUR ROAD WILL LEAD YOU TO GOD.
  • 00:13:22.240 --> 00:13:25.270
  • ONE DAY WHEN WE DIE WE WILL ALL STAND BEFORE GOD.
  • 00:13:26.000 --> 00:13:29.150
  • THE BIBLE SAYS THAT.
  • 00:13:29.180 --> 00:13:31.010
  • THE BIBLE SAYS, "EVERY KNEE WILL BOW AND EVERY
  • 00:13:31.040 --> 00:13:32.220
  • "TONGUE WILL CONFESS THAT JESUS IS LORD TO THE
  • 00:13:32.250 --> 00:13:35.130
  • "GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER."
  • 00:13:35.160 --> 00:13:36.290
  • YOU WILL STAND BEFORE GOD.
  • 00:13:37.020 --> 00:13:38.290
  • BUT ONLY ONE ROAD LEADS TO HEAVEN AND IT IS THE ROAD
  • 00:13:39.020 --> 00:13:41.200
  • THROUGH JESUS CHRIST BECAUSE OF HIS BLOOD
  • 00:13:41.230 --> 00:13:44.040
  • THAT WAS SHED FOR US.
  • 00:13:44.070 --> 00:13:45.140
  • THAT IS WHY YOU NEED TO BELIEVE IN HIM.
  • 00:13:45.170 --> 00:13:46.170
  • [applause]
  • 00:13:46.200 --> 00:13:51.210
  • YOU MIGHT SAY WELL GREG IF ALL ROADS
  • 00:13:51.240 --> 00:13:53.100
  • LEAD TO GOD THEN I WILL GET TO GOD AND I WILL WORK
  • 00:13:53.130 --> 00:13:55.280
  • IT OUT WITH THE MAN UPSTAIRS YOU KNOW.
  • 00:13:56.010 --> 00:13:58.080
  • NO. I AM SORRY YOU WON'T.
  • 00:13:58.110 --> 00:14:01.140
  • THERE ARE NO CHANCES AFTER DEATH.
  • 00:14:01.170 --> 00:14:03.230
  • THOUSANDS BEFORE BUT NONE AFTER.
  • 00:14:03.260 --> 00:14:06.260
  • YOU DECIDE HERE ON THIS
  • 00:14:06.290 --> 00:14:08.020
  • EARTH WHERE YOU WILL SPEND ETERNITY.
  • 00:14:08.050 --> 00:14:10.020
  • AND WHEN YOU STAND BEFORE GOD ON THAT FINAL DAY IF
  • 00:14:10.050 --> 00:14:14.020
  • YOU HAVE REJECTED HIS OFFER OF FORGIVENESS
  • 00:14:14.050 --> 00:14:15.230
  • THROUGH JESUS THE FATHER WILL FIRMLY BUT SADLY SAY
  • 00:14:15.260 --> 00:14:21.120
  • TO YOU, "DEPART. I NEVER KNEW YOU."
  • 00:14:21.150 --> 00:14:26.180
  • LISTEN TO THIS.
  • 00:14:26.210 --> 00:14:27.200
  • YOU DON'T GO TO HEAVEN TO FIND CHRIST.
  • 00:14:27.230 --> 00:14:30.140
  • YOU GO TO CHRIST TO FIND HEAVEN.
  • 00:14:30.170 --> 00:14:33.150
  • STAY TUNED FOR A SPECIAL FEATURE FROM THE 2017
  • 00:14:33.180 --> 00:14:35.230
  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HARVEST CRUSADES.
  • 00:14:35.260 --> 00:14:38.170
  • WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK.
  • 00:14:38.200 --> 00:14:39.150
  • [swishing metal sound]
  • 00:14:39.180 --> 00:14:48.270
  • LIFE. IT IS COMPARED TO A RACE.
  • 00:14:49.000 --> 00:14:53.000
  • THE CHALLENGES. TRIALS, OPPOSITIONS, AND
  • 00:14:53.030 --> 00:14:56.250
  • SEEMINGLY INSURMOUNTABLE OBSTACLES.
  • 00:14:56.280 --> 00:14:59.150
  • THEY WILL COME.
  • 00:14:59.180 --> 00:15:01.240
  • ADVERSITIES. GREAT AND SMALL WILL TEST US.
  • 00:15:01.270 --> 00:15:04.280
  • TEST OUR METAL. OUR FAITH.
  • 00:15:05.010 --> 00:15:07.070
  • BUT WE ARE OVERCOMERS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:15:07.100 --> 00:15:11.220
  • WHO ENDURED IT ALL FOR US.
  • 00:15:11.250 --> 00:15:15.180
  • AND THERE IS A
  • 00:15:15.210 --> 00:15:16.190
  • PRIZE. A CROWN. A GREAT REWARD.
  • 00:15:16.220 --> 00:15:21.100
  • PRESS ON. FIGHT. ENDURE TILL THE END,
  • 00:15:21.130 --> 00:15:25.290
  • AND ABOVE ALL, KEEP THE FAITH.
  • 00:15:26.020 --> 00:15:29.190
  • 00:15:29.220 --> 00:15:37.000
  • THIS IS THE DAY THE DAY WHEN LIFE BEGINS.
  • 00:15:37.030 --> 00:15:44.080
  • [swishing metal sound]
  • 00:15:44.110 --> 00:15:50.140
  • THE 28TH HARVEST CRUSADE OPENED.
  • 00:15:50.170 --> 00:15:51.230
  • GREG LAURIE AND THE HARVEST CRUSADES.
  • 00:15:51.260 --> 00:15:53.190
  • WHAT A LINEUP OF ARTISTS.
  • 00:15:53.220 --> 00:15:54.220
  • UNREST AGAIN DEVELOPING IN VIRGINIA.
  • 00:15:54.250 --> 00:15:56.100
  • CROWDS GATHER.
  • 00:15:56.130 --> 00:15:57.030
  • RIOTS IN SYRIA.
  • 00:15:57.060 --> 00:15:57.290
  • THERE ARE OFFICERS DOWN.
  • 00:15:58.020 --> 00:15:59.000
  • WHERE CAN ONE GO TO FIND SAFETY AND HOPE?
  • 00:15:59.030 --> 00:16:01.130
  • THOUSANDS STREAM TO
  • 00:16:01.160 --> 00:16:02.160
  • ANGEL STADIUM FOR THE 28TH CONSECUTIVE...
  • 00:16:02.190 --> 00:16:04.270
  • DANNY GOKEY, LECRAE, JORDIN SPARKS ARE A FEW
  • 00:16:05.000 --> 00:16:07.250
  • OF THE HEADLINERS.
  • 00:16:07.280 --> 00:16:09.020
  • [shouting]
  • 00:16:09.050 --> 00:16:13.280
  • THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • 00:16:14.010 --> 00:16:15.210
  • STANDS MORE DIVIDED TODAY THAN AT ANY
  • 00:16:15.240 --> 00:16:18.010
  • OTHER TIME IN OUR HISTORY PERHAPS
  • 00:16:18.040 --> 00:16:19.240
  • SINCE THE CIVIL WAR.
  • 00:16:19.270 --> 00:16:21.000
  • [shouting]
  • 00:16:21.030 --> 00:16:22.060
  • (Various Voices) BLACK LIVES MATTER.
  • 00:16:22.090 --> 00:16:24.090
  • TENSIONS OVER SOCIAL AND RACIAL ISSUES HAVE
  • 00:16:24.120 --> 00:16:26.050
  • EMBROILED THOSE ON BOTH SIDES INTO A BITTER
  • 00:16:26.080 --> 00:16:28.230
  • CONFLICT TO WHICH THERE SEEMS TO BE NO END.
  • 00:16:28.260 --> 00:16:31.050
  • VIOLENCE AND HATE HAVE LEFT WOUNDS SO DEEP THAT
  • 00:16:31.080 --> 00:16:34.040
  • MANY WONDER IF WE CAN EVER RECOVER.
  • 00:16:34.070 --> 00:16:36.120
  • (Various Voices) IT IS 2017.
  • 00:16:36.150 --> 00:16:38.000
  • HOW CAN YOU HATE SOMEBODY THAT YOU DON'T KNOW?
  • 00:16:38.030 --> 00:16:40.000
  • HOW CAN YOU LOVE GOD AND HATE OTHER PEOPLE?
  • 00:16:40.030 --> 00:16:42.200
  • HEY, YOU CAN'T.
  • 00:16:42.230 --> 00:16:44.060
  • (Greg Laurie) OUR COUNTRY IS NOT
  • 00:16:44.090 --> 00:16:46.020
  • ONLY HAVING TENSION
  • 00:16:46.050 --> 00:16:47.070
  • AMONG ITS OWN PEOPLE BUT
  • 00:16:47.100 --> 00:16:49.080
  • WE ARE UNDER THREAT FROM OTHERS.
  • 00:16:49.110 --> 00:16:51.010
  • TERRORISTS WANT TO DESTROY US.
  • 00:16:51.040 --> 00:16:53.000
  • NORTH KOREA WANTS TO NUKE US.
  • 00:16:53.030 --> 00:16:55.140
  • THERE ARE A LOT OF THREATS IN THE AIR RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:16:55.170 --> 00:16:57.220
  • (Various Voices) WE ARE IN A WORLD
  • 00:16:57.250 --> 00:16:59.050
  • THAT IS FADING QUICK. IT IS CORRUPT.
  • 00:16:59.080 --> 00:17:01.140
  • WE ARE LOSING HOPE.
  • 00:17:01.170 --> 00:17:03.010
  • THERE IS A LOT THAT THIS WORLD NEEDS.
  • 00:17:03.040 --> 00:17:05.230
  • HOPE FOR THIS WORLD.
  • 00:17:05.260 --> 00:17:07.170
  • HOPE FOR OUR FUTURE.
  • 00:17:07.200 --> 00:17:08.220
  • THERE IS A LOT OF VIOLENCE HAPPENING AGAINST ALL OF
  • 00:17:08.250 --> 00:17:11.260
  • THE PEOPLE ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:17:11.290 --> 00:17:13.090
  • HOPE IN MAN IS HORRIBLE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:17:13.120 --> 00:17:15.270
  • 00:17:16.000 --> 00:17:18.230
  • (Greg Laurie) YOU KNOW OUR COUNTRY
  • 00:17:18.260 --> 00:17:19.170
  • IS DIVIDED TONIGHT.
  • 00:17:19.200 --> 00:17:21.160
  • WHAT JUST HAPPENED IN CHARLOTTESVILLE.
  • 00:17:21.190 --> 00:17:23.260
  • THERE IS A TENSION IN THE AIR.
  • 00:17:23.290 --> 00:17:25.240
  • AND I WANT TO SAY FOR THE FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:17:25.270 --> 00:17:28.090
  • THERE IS NO PLACE FOR RACIAL BIGOTRY OR RACISM
  • 00:17:28.120 --> 00:17:32.090
  • OR PREJUDICE OF ANY KIND.
  • 00:17:32.120 --> 00:17:34.110
  • [applause]
  • 00:17:34.140 --> 00:17:35.270
  • WHEN I SEE THESE PEOPLE CARRYING
  • 00:17:36.000 --> 00:17:37.120
  • THESE CROSSES AND WEARING SWASTIKAS AND TALKING
  • 00:17:37.150 --> 00:17:42.020
  • ABOUT WHITE SUPREMACY.
  • 00:17:42.050 --> 00:17:43.210
  • THERE IS NO RACE THAT IS SUPERIOR TO ANOTHER RACE.
  • 00:17:43.240 --> 00:17:46.240
  • WE ARE ALL PART OF THE HUMAN RACE AND WE ARE ALL
  • 00:17:46.270 --> 00:17:49.120
  • PART OF A SINFUL RACE AND WE ALL NEED GOD.
  • 00:17:49.150 --> 00:17:51.240
  • [applause]
  • 00:17:51.270 --> 00:17:53.210
  • BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? GOD EVEN LOVES RACISTS.
  • 00:17:53.240 --> 00:17:57.060
  • GOD LOVES SINNERS.
  • 00:17:57.090 --> 00:17:59.020
  • GOD LOVES PEOPLE WHO MESS UP.
  • 00:17:59.050 --> 00:18:01.040
  • HERE IS THE COOL THING.
  • 00:18:01.070 --> 00:18:02.140
  • WHEN YOU BECOME A CHRISTIAN THOSE
  • 00:18:02.170 --> 00:18:04.140
  • BARRIERS COME DOWN.
  • 00:18:04.170 --> 00:18:06.130
  • RACIAL BARRIERS COME DOWN.
  • 00:18:06.160 --> 00:18:08.140
  • PREJUDICE COMES DOWN AND WE BECOME A NEW
  • 00:18:08.170 --> 00:18:11.080
  • FAMILY IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:18:11.110 --> 00:18:13.130
  • THAT IS SHOWN BY ALL OF THE FOLKS THAT ARE HERE
  • 00:18:13.160 --> 00:18:15.220
  • IN THIS STADIUM.
  • 00:18:15.250 --> 00:18:16.250
  • HERE IS OUR ANSWER OF THE RACIAL TENSION
  • 00:18:16.280 --> 00:18:18.280
  • OF AMERICA. LOOK AROUND.
  • 00:18:19.010 --> 00:18:20.260
  • WE ARE THE FAMILY OF GOD.
  • 00:18:20.290 --> 00:18:22.290
  • WE ARE BROTHERS AND SISTERS
  • 00:18:23.020 --> 00:18:24.130
  • AND WE ARE OF THE SAME BLOOD.
  • 00:18:24.160 --> 00:18:25.280
  • THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:18:26.010 --> 00:18:27.270
  • (Various Voices) WE NEED TO LEARN HOW
  • 00:18:28.000 --> 00:18:28.260
  • TO LOVE EACH OTHER. WE ARE ALL PEOPLE.
  • 00:18:28.290 --> 00:18:30.220
  • WE ARE ALL PART OF THE HUMAN FAMILY.
  • 00:18:30.250 --> 00:18:32.060
  • WE ALL BASICALLY WANT THE SAME THINGS IN LIFE.
  • 00:18:32.090 --> 00:18:34.090
  • WE ARE AT A POINT WHERE WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF
  • 00:18:34.120 --> 00:18:37.210
  • JESUS IN THE HEARTS AND IN THE LIVES OF PEOPLE.
  • 00:18:37.240 --> 00:18:40.140
  • DURING OF ALL OF THIS TENSION IN AMERICA AND ALL
  • 00:18:40.170 --> 00:18:43.130
  • OF THE RACIAL PROBLEMS I JUST WANT GOD TO SHOW ME
  • 00:18:43.160 --> 00:18:46.270
  • LOVE AND PATIENCE THROUGH ALL OF THAT.
  • 00:18:47.000 --> 00:18:50.020
  • (Greg Laurie) YOU KNOW I HAVE LIVED
  • 00:18:50.050 --> 00:18:51.120
  • LONG ENOUGH TO REMEMBER THE SIXTIES.
  • 00:18:51.150 --> 00:18:53.080
  • THEY SAY IF YOU REMEMBER
  • 00:18:53.110 --> 00:18:54.040
  • THE SIXTIES YOU WEREN'T THERE.
  • 00:18:54.070 --> 00:18:55.250
  • BUT I REMEMBER THEM.
  • 00:18:55.280 --> 00:18:57.070
  • THE ONLY TIME I CAN THINK
  • 00:18:57.100 --> 00:18:58.100
  • OF WHEN THERE WAS AS MUCH CONFLICT.
  • 00:18:58.130 --> 00:18:59.240
  • IN FACT IT WAS ACTUALLY WORSE THEN THAN IT IS
  • 00:18:59.270 --> 00:19:02.200
  • NOW BELIEVE IT OR NOT.
  • 00:19:02.230 --> 00:19:04.070
  • AND THERE WAS A LOT OF TALK OF REVOLUTION.
  • 00:19:04.100 --> 00:19:06.040
  • PEOPLE WERE SAYING WE NEED A REVOLUTION.
  • 00:19:06.070 --> 00:19:07.270
  • AND YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:19:08.000 --> 00:19:09.090
  • GOD SENT A REVOLUTION.
  • 00:19:09.120 --> 00:19:10.210
  • IT WAS CALLED THE JESUS REVOLUTION.
  • 00:19:10.240 --> 00:19:12.240
  • IT WAS CALLED THE JESUS MOVEMENT AND IT CHANGED
  • 00:19:12.270 --> 00:19:15.100
  • THE COURSE OF AMERICA AND I PRAY WE HAVE ANOTHER
  • 00:19:15.130 --> 00:19:18.220
  • SPIRITUAL AWAKENING.
  • 00:19:18.250 --> 00:19:20.090
  • I PRAY WE HAVE ANOTHER
  • 00:19:20.120 --> 00:19:21.200
  • JESUS REVOLUTION IN AMERICA.
  • 00:19:21.230 --> 00:19:24.050
  • WE NEED IT NOW MORE THAN EVER.
  • 00:19:24.080 --> 00:19:26.050
  • [applause]
  • 00:19:26.080 --> 00:19:30.010
  • GOD BLESS AMERICA.
  • 00:19:30.040 --> 00:19:35.100
  • (Greg Laurie) FATHER, WE COME TO YOU
  • 00:19:35.130 --> 00:19:36.100
  • IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
  • 00:19:36.130 --> 00:19:37.240
  • WE THANK YOU FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
  • 00:19:37.270 --> 00:19:40.180
  • LAND THAT I LOVE STAND BESIDE US AND GUIDE US
  • 00:19:40.210 --> 00:19:53.010
  • (Greg Laurie) WE THANK YOU FOR
  • 00:19:53.040 --> 00:19:53.210
  • ESTABLISHING THIS COUNTRY
  • 00:19:53.240 --> 00:19:55.120
  • AND WE THANK YOU FOR THE FAITH OF OUR
  • 00:19:55.150 --> 00:19:57.100
  • FOUNDING FATHERS AND THAT IT WAS BUILT ON
  • 00:19:57.130 --> 00:20:00.090
  • JUDEO-BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES.
  • 00:20:00.120 --> 00:20:02.050
  • IT WAS BUILT ON YOUR WORD.
  • 00:20:02.080 --> 00:20:03.250
  • THROUGH THE NIGHT WITH THE LIGHT FROM ABOVE.
  • 00:20:03.280 --> 00:20:09.290
  • (Greg Laurie) BUT AMERICA IS IN
  • 00:20:10.020 --> 00:20:10.180
  • TROUBLE TONIGHT, LORD.
  • 00:20:10.210 --> 00:20:12.090
  • WE ARE COMING APART AT THE SEAMS AND IT IS BECAUSE WE
  • 00:20:12.120 --> 00:20:15.090
  • HAV,E AS PRESIDENT LINCOLN WARNED, FORGOTTEN GOD.
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  • BUT LORD YOU HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN US.
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  • FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE PRAIRIES TO THE OCEANS
  • 00:20:21.230 --> 00:20:32.270
  • WHITE WITH FOAM.
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  • (Greg Laurie) SO WE ARE PRAYING
  • 00:20:35.220 --> 00:20:36.050
  • YOU WILL REMEMBER
  • 00:20:36.080 --> 00:20:37.090
  • US TONIGHT AND YOU WILL HEAR THIS PRAYER AND WE
  • 00:20:37.120 --> 00:20:39.110
  • ARE PRAYING GOD HEAL AMERICA.
  • 00:20:39.140 --> 00:20:42.030
  • GOD BLESS AMERICA.
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  • (Greg Laurie) GOD SAVE AMERICA.
  • 00:20:47.170 --> 00:20:49.200
  • GOD BLESS AMERICA.
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  • MY HOME SWEET HOME.
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  • (Greg Laurie) AND LET IT START
  • 00:20:57.000 --> 00:20:57.120
  • WITH US LORD.
  • 00:20:57.150 --> 00:20:58.230
  • MAY WE WALK WITH YOU LOVING ONE ANOTHER,
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  • FORGIVING ONE ANOTHER.
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  • GOD BLESS AMERICA
  • 00:21:03.010 --> 00:21:05.280
  • (Greg Laurie) MAY WE RECOMMIT OURSELVES
  • 00:21:06.010 --> 00:21:06.290
  • TO OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU AND OUR
  • 00:21:07.020 --> 00:21:09.200
  • PASSION TO PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL WHICH IS THE
  • 00:21:09.230 --> 00:21:12.180
  • ULTIMATE ANSWER.
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  • LORD, WE PRAY THIS PRAYER IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • GOD BLESS AMERICA.
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  • [applause]
  • 00:21:24.140 --> 00:21:26.160
  • OVER 100.000 CHRISTIANS GATHERED TO
  • 00:21:26.190 --> 00:21:29.060
  • PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL AND PRAY FOR AMERICA.
  • 00:21:29.090 --> 00:21:31.210
  • AT THE SO CAL HARVEST IN AUGUST OF 2017.
  • 00:21:31.240 --> 00:21:35.040
  • AMERICA NEEDS HOPE. AMERICA NEEDS HEALING.
  • 00:21:35.070 --> 00:21:39.080
  • AMERICA NEEDS A JESUS REVOLUTION.
  • 00:21:39.110 --> 00:21:43.160
  • AS A RESULT OF THIS HISTORIC WEEKEND, OVER
  • 00:21:43.190 --> 00:21:45.220
  • 138.000 ATTENDED IN PERSON AND ONLINE AND 10.071
  • 00:21:45.250 --> 00:21:51.120
  • PEOPLE PEOFESSED JESUS
  • 00:21:51.150 --> 00:21:52.290
  • CHRIST TO BE THEIR SAVIOR AND LORD.
  • 00:21:53.020 --> 00:21:55.100
  • TO GOD BE THE GLORY.
  • 00:21:55.130 --> 00:21:57.160
  • 00:21:57.190 --> 00:22:08.030
  • SO AS YOU CAN SEE MANY PEOPLE HAVE RESPONDED
  • 00:22:08.060 --> 00:22:10.140
  • TO THIS SIMPLE PRESENTATION OF THE GOSPEL
  • 00:22:10.170 --> 00:22:13.140
  • AND THEY HAVE ASKED JESUS
  • 00:22:13.170 --> 00:22:15.170
  • CHRIST TO COME INTO THEIR LIVES.
  • 00:22:15.200 --> 00:22:17.040
  • WHY DO WE CALL THEM FORWARD PUBLICLY?
  • 00:22:17.070 --> 00:22:18.280
  • WELL JESUS SAID IF YOU WILL ACKNOWLEDGE ME BEFORE
  • 00:22:19.010 --> 00:22:21.110
  • PEOPLE I WILL ACKNOWLEDGE YOU BEFORE THE FATHER AND
  • 00:22:21.140 --> 00:22:24.040
  • THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:22:24.070 --> 00:22:25.150
  • SO WE CALL PEOPLE PUBLICLY TO JESUS.
  • 00:22:25.180 --> 00:22:27.250
  • I AM CALLING YOU TO JESUS RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:22:27.280 --> 00:22:30.260
  • WHEREVER YOU ARE WATCHING THIS YOU CAN PUT YOUR
  • 00:22:30.290 --> 00:22:33.190
  • FAITH IN CHRIST.
  • 00:22:33.220 --> 00:22:34.240
  • YOU ARE SAYING "GREG, YOU MEAN WATCHING YOU ON A
  • 00:22:34.270 --> 00:22:37.000
  • SCREEN I CAN DO THIS?" OH ABSOLUTELY.
  • 00:22:37.030 --> 00:22:38.190
  • WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?
  • 00:22:38.220 --> 00:22:40.000
  • WE THROW THAT TERM AROUND A LOT.
  • 00:22:40.030 --> 00:22:41.190
  • LET ME BREAK IT DOWN FOR YOU.
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  • THE GOSPEL TECHNICALLY DEFINED MEANS GOOD NEWS.
  • 00:22:43.000 --> 00:22:45.250
  • THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT THERE IS A GOD IN HEAVEN
  • 00:22:45.280 --> 00:22:48.090
  • WHO LOVES YOU, WHO HAS A PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE, AND
  • 00:22:48.120 --> 00:22:51.030
  • WILL FORGIVE YOU OF ALL OF YOUR SIN.
  • 00:22:51.060 --> 00:22:53.210
  • HERE IS THE BAD NEWS.
  • 00:22:53.240 --> 00:22:55.020
  • WE ARE SEPARATED FROM GOD
  • 00:22:55.050 --> 00:22:56.270
  • BY OUR SINS THAT WE HAVE COMMITTED.
  • 00:22:57.000 --> 00:22:58.250
  • THE WORD SIN MEANS TO CROSS A LINE.
  • 00:22:58.280 --> 00:23:01.230
  • IT ALSO MEANS TO FALL SHORT OF A GOAL.
  • 00:23:01.260 --> 00:23:03.250
  • EVERY ONE OF US HAVE CROSSED GOD'S LINE.
  • 00:23:03.280 --> 00:23:06.090
  • WE HAVE BROKEN HIS COMMANDMENTS.
  • 00:23:06.120 --> 00:23:07.150
  • EVERY ONE OF US HAS FALLEN SHORT OF HIS GOAL.
  • 00:23:07.180 --> 00:23:09.280
  • WHAT IS IT?
  • 00:23:10.010 --> 00:23:10.270
  • JESUS SAYS, "BE PERFECT AS YOUR FATHER
  • 00:23:11.000 --> 00:23:12.130
  • "IN HEAVEN IS PERFECT."
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  • NONE OF US ARE PERFECT.
  • 00:23:14.030 --> 00:23:15.120
  • THAT IS WHY WE NEED JESUS.
  • 00:23:15.150 --> 00:23:17.040
  • BUT JESUS CHRIST WHO WAS GOD'S SON CAME TO THIS
  • 00:23:17.070 --> 00:23:20.230
  • PLANET AND DIED ON THE CROSS FOR OUR SIN.
  • 00:23:20.260 --> 00:23:23.220
  • HE TOOK THE WRATH OF GOD THAT SHOULD HAVE COME
  • 00:23:23.250 --> 00:23:26.090
  • UPON YOU AND SHOULD HAVE COME UPON ME.
  • 00:23:26.120 --> 00:23:28.230
  • HE TOOK IT UPON HIMSELF.
  • 00:23:28.260 --> 00:23:30.230
  • THEN HE ROSE AGAIN FROM THE DEAD THREE DAYS LATER.
  • 00:23:30.260 --> 00:23:33.290
  • LISTEN TO THIS.
  • 00:23:34.020 --> 00:23:35.030
  • THAT SAME JESUS WHO DIED AND ROSE IS HERE RIGHT NOW
  • 00:23:35.060 --> 00:23:39.010
  • STANDING AT THE DOOR
  • 00:23:39.040 --> 00:23:40.150
  • OF YOUR LIFE AND HE IS KNOCKING.
  • 00:23:40.180 --> 00:23:41.260
  • HE IS SAYING IF YOU WILL HEAR HIS VOICE AND OPEN
  • 00:23:41.290 --> 00:23:44.010
  • THE DOOR HE WILL COME IN.
  • 00:23:44.040 --> 00:23:46.020
  • WOULD YOU LIKE JESUS
  • 00:23:46.050 --> 00:23:47.060
  • CHRIST TO COME INTO YOUR LIFE?
  • 00:23:47.090 --> 00:23:48.150
  • WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET RID OF THAT LONELINESS,
  • 00:23:48.180 --> 00:23:50.230
  • EMPTINESS, GUILT, AND THAT FEAR OF DEATH I MENTIONED
  • 00:23:50.260 --> 00:23:54.030
  • IN THE BEGINNING OF THE PROGRAM?
  • 00:23:54.060 --> 00:23:55.270
  • IT CAN HAPPEN FOR YOU RIGHT NOW BY
  • 00:23:56.000 --> 00:23:58.070
  • CALLING OUT TO CHRIST.
  • 00:23:58.100 --> 00:24:00.110
  • YOU SAY HOW DO I CALL OUT TO CHRIST?
  • 00:24:00.140 --> 00:24:02.050
  • DO YOU HAVE HIS NUMBER? YEAH.
  • 00:24:02.080 --> 00:24:04.110
  • YOU CAN CALL OUT TO HIM RIGHT NOW THROUGH PRAYER.
  • 00:24:04.140 --> 00:24:07.030
  • HE WILL HEAR YOUR PRAYER WHEREVER YOU ARE.
  • 00:24:07.060 --> 00:24:09.100
  • I AM GOING TO LEAD YOU IN A SIMPLE PRAYER.
  • 00:24:09.130 --> 00:24:10.290
  • I WOULD ASK THAT YOU WOULD PRAY THIS PRAYER AFTER ME.
  • 00:24:11.020 --> 00:24:14.050
  • AND YOU CAN REPEAT IT OUT LOUD IF YOU WOULD LIKE.
  • 00:24:14.080 --> 00:24:16.010
  • THIS IS A PRAYER WHERE YOU ARE ASKING JESUS TO COME
  • 00:24:16.040 --> 00:24:18.230
  • INTO YOUR LIFE JUST LIKE
  • 00:24:18.260 --> 00:24:20.030
  • THE FOLKS IN THE STADIUM DID.
  • 00:24:20.060 --> 00:24:21.240
  • SO AS I PRAY, PRAY THIS AFTER ME WOULD YOU?
  • 00:24:21.270 --> 00:24:24.290
  • PRAY THIS NOW. LORD JESUS,
  • 00:24:25.020 --> 00:24:27.040
  • I KNOW THAT I AM A SINNER.
  • 00:24:27.070 --> 00:24:29.110
  • BUT I KNOW THAT YOU ARE THE SAVIOR WHO DIED ON
  • 00:24:29.140 --> 00:24:32.160
  • THE CROSS FOR MY SIN.
  • 00:24:32.190 --> 00:24:34.120
  • I AM SORRY FOR THESE SINS AND I TURN FROM THEM NOW.
  • 00:24:34.150 --> 00:24:37.260
  • I ASK YOU TO COME INTO MY LIFE AND BE MY SAVIOR AND
  • 00:24:37.290 --> 00:24:42.010
  • BE MY LORD AND BE MY GOD.
  • 00:24:42.040 --> 00:24:45.050
  • I CHOOSE TO FOLLOW YOU NOW FROM THIS MOMENT FORWARD.
  • 00:24:45.080 --> 00:24:49.030
  • THANK YOU FOR CALLING ME AND LOVING ME
  • 00:24:49.060 --> 00:24:51.280
  • AND ACCEPTING ME.
  • 00:24:52.010 --> 00:24:53.120
  • IN JESUS' NAME I PRAY. AMEN.
  • 00:24:53.150 --> 00:24:56.170
  • DID YOU JUST PRAY THAT PRAYER?
  • 00:24:56.200 --> 00:24:58.070
  • DID YOU FEEL SOMETHING?
  • 00:24:58.100 --> 00:24:59.220
  • SOMETIMES PEOPLE DO.
  • 00:24:59.250 --> 00:25:00.260
  • THEY FEEL A GREAT PEACE SWEEP OVER THEM.
  • 00:25:00.290 --> 00:25:03.070
  • SOMETIMES IT IS A GREAT JOY.
  • 00:25:03.100 --> 00:25:04.260
  • BUT IF YOU ARE LIKE ME YOU FELT NOTHING.
  • 00:25:04.290 --> 00:25:06.270
  • LISTEN. THIS IS NOT
  • 00:25:07.000 --> 00:25:08.130
  • ABOUT YOUR EMOTIONAL RESPONSE.
  • 00:25:08.160 --> 00:25:10.030
  • THIS IS ABOUT WHAT GOD HAS DONE FOR YOU.
  • 00:25:10.060 --> 00:25:12.170
  • AND UNTIL NEXT TIME MAY GOD BLESS YOU.
  • 00:25:12.200 --> 00:25:16.000
  • 00:25:16.030 --> 00:25:21.100
  • (Unidentified male) EVERYBODY AROUND ME JUST
  • 00:25:21.130 --> 00:25:23.190
  • TELLING ME CONGRATULATIONS ALREADY.
  • 00:25:23.220 --> 00:25:25.210
  • IT IS JUST OVERWHELMING.
  • 00:25:25.240 --> 00:25:27.150
  • THE WATER WAS PERFECT.
  • 00:25:27.180 --> 00:25:28.190
  • I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE COLD.
  • 00:25:28.220 --> 00:25:30.040
  • (Unidentified female) I FEEL AMAZING.
  • 00:25:30.070 --> 00:25:31.030
  • I MEAN I FEEL REJUVENATING, EXCITING.
  • 00:25:31.060 --> 00:25:33.240
  • JUST LIKE A DIFFERENT PERSON.
  • 00:25:33.270 --> 00:25:37.020
  • I REALLY DO.
  • 00:25:37.050 --> 00:25:38.080
  • (Unidentified male) IT IS INCREDIBLE.
  • 00:25:38.110 --> 00:25:39.120
  • I MEAN I PRAYED AHEAD OF TIME THAT FROM THIS MOMENT
  • 00:25:39.150 --> 00:25:40.280
  • FORWARD THAT I'D BE CHANGED.
  • 00:25:41.010 --> 00:25:42.050
  • THAT THE OLD WAYS WOULD BE LAID TO REST AND THAT WHEN I
  • 00:25:42.080 --> 00:25:44.220
  • CAME OUT OF THE WATER THAT I'D BE A
  • 00:25:44.250 --> 00:25:46.030
  • NEW CREATION IN CHRIST.
  • 00:25:46.060 --> 00:25:47.050
  • (Unidentified female) IT'S LIKE A TRIANGLE.
  • 00:25:47.080 --> 00:25:48.100
  • LIKE GOD IS AT THE TOP AND WE ARE AT THE TWO CORNERS
  • 00:25:48.130 --> 00:25:50.280
  • AND JUST THE CLOSER WE ARE
  • 00:25:51.010 --> 00:25:52.250
  • TO HIM THE CLOSER WE GROW TOGETHER.
  • 00:25:52.280 --> 00:25:54.270
  • 00:25:55.000 --> 00:26:04.120
  • HEY EVERYBODY PASTOR GREG WITH A WORD TO
  • 00:26:04.150 --> 00:26:06.090
  • YOU PARENTS OUT THERE.
  • 00:26:06.120 --> 00:26:07.240
  • THE BIBLE TELLS US TO RAISE OUR CHILDREN IN THE
  • 00:26:07.270 --> 00:26:11.140
  • NURTURE AND ADMONITION OF THE LORD.
  • 00:26:11.170 --> 00:26:13.200
  • WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
  • 00:26:13.230 --> 00:26:14.210
  • 1. IT MEANS YOU NEED TO BE A GOOD EXAMPLE.
  • 00:26:14.240 --> 00:26:17.000
  • THAT IS THE GREATEST SERMON YOU WILL EVER PREACH.
  • 00:26:17.030 --> 00:26:19.070
  • MODEL FOR YOUR KIDS WHAT
  • 00:26:19.100 --> 00:26:20.260
  • IT IS TO BE A GODLY MAN. A GODLY WOMAN.
  • 00:26:20.290 --> 00:26:23.290
  • 2. YOU NEED TO TEACH THEM THE WORD.
  • 00:26:24.020 --> 00:26:26.110
  • THE BIBLE TELLS US THAT WE ARE TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN
  • 00:26:26.140 --> 00:26:29.220
  • WHEN WE WALK IN THE WAY, WHEN WE GET UP IN THE
  • 00:26:29.250 --> 00:26:32.150
  • MORNING, WHEN WE GO TO SLEEP AT NIGHT.
  • 00:26:32.180 --> 00:26:34.060
  • SURE IT IS A GREAT IDEA TO READ A BIBLE STORY TO YOUR
  • 00:26:34.090 --> 00:26:36.230
  • KIDS BEFORE THEY GO TO BED, BUT IT IS A GREAT
  • 00:26:36.260 --> 00:26:39.100
  • IDEA TO TALK TO THEM ABOUT THEIR FAITH ALL DAY LONG
  • 00:26:39.130 --> 00:26:43.020
  • AS THEY FACE CHALLENGES AND DIFFICULTIES AND ALL
  • 00:26:43.050 --> 00:26:46.020
  • OF THE THINGS THAT LIFE THROWS THEIR WAY.
  • 00:26:46.050 --> 00:26:48.160
  • SO BE AN EXAMPLE.
  • 00:26:48.190 --> 00:26:49.230
  • TEACH THEM WHAT IT MEANS TO FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:26:49.260 --> 00:26:52.190
  • AND REMEMBER THIS, IF YOU RAISE YOUR CHILDREN IN THE
  • 00:26:52.220 --> 00:26:55.050
  • WAY OF THE LORD, WHEN THEY ARE OLD,
  • 00:26:55.080 --> 00:26:57.010
  • THEY WON'T DEPART FROM IT.
  • 00:26:57.040 --> 00:27:00.080
  • 00:27:00.110 --> 00:27:01.110