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March 3, 2016
1:26:21

Matt & Laurie Crouch host "Pre-Harvest America" with Greg & Cathe Laurie at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, TX.

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  • - male announcer: From coast
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  • to coast, and around the world,
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  • it's time to praise the Lord!
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  • Praise the Lord
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  • let every nation rejoice!
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  • Praise the Lord
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  • with one mighty voice!
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  • - announcer: Joining us from
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  • AT&T Stadium in Arlington,
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  • Texas, for a special program
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  • about evangelism are founders
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  • Greg and Cathe Laurie;
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  • ready to take your calls, prayer
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  • [music]
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  • Praise the Lord
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  • let every nation rejoice!
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  • Praise the Lord
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  • with one mighty voice!
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  • Praise the Lord!
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  • Praise the Lord!
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  • Praise...
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  • - Greg Laurie: There's a reason
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  • we feel this loneliness and
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  • this emptiness and this guilt
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  • and this fear of death.
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  • It's because we need God
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  • in our lives.
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  • And that's what
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  • I hope you find tonight,
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  • - Greg: There's, like,
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  • a big wall that separates us
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  • And that wall is called sin.
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  • It's an impenetrable wall.
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  • There's nothing you can do to
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  • climb over it or to tunnel
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  • under it or to go around it.
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  • It's just too big.
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  • This sin separates us from God
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  • but the good news is 2.000 years
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  • ago God loved us so much he sent
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  • his Son Jesus Christ on a rescue
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  • mission to come to this earth
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  • - Chris Tomlin: Hey, everybody,
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  • it's Chris Tomlin here
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  • and I'm so excited about
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  • Harvest America.
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  • I wanna encourage you to do
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  • two things, okay?
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  • I wanna get your church
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  • involved.
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  • It's a free event.
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  • Make sure your church is
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  • a part of this.
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  • It's gonna be amazing, all over
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  • the state of Texas and beautiful
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  • AT&T Stadium.
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  • How incredible is that?
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  • And the second thing is, bring
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  • someone that you know needs to
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  • hear the gospel.
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  • It's gonna be such a powerful,
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  • powerful moment for people
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  • to hear the good news of
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  • Jesus Christ.
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  • God bless you guys.
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  • - Matt Crouch: The "Praise
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  • the Lord" program comes to you
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  • today from America's Stadium.
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  • It's now known as AT&T Stadium.
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  • known as America's Team.
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  • is gonna be known as America's
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  • church because of what Greg and
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  • Cathe Laurie are gonna be doing.
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  • Harvest America.
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  • What's gonna be happening 3 days
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  • from now?
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  • - Greg: Well, I hope we get
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  • a few more people than this,
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  • Matt and Laurie.
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  • This is an amazing stadium.
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  • I think they spent $1 billion
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  • putting this thing together.
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  • It's indoor.
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  • What's amazing about this
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  • stadium is it's so big it seats
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  • upwards of 100.000 people but,
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  • in a strange way, it has sort of
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  • an intimate feel about it,
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  • the way it's structured.
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  • this place filled with
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  • Christians singing the praises
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  • of God.
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  • You know, we sum it up this way.
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  • It's one day, one church,
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  • one message.
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  • So it's one day, March 6.
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  • It's one church.
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  • You know, in the church,
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  • we have our minor theological
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  • differences but we stand
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  • together on the essentials.
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  • We believe that Jesus Christ is
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  • the Son of God who was born in
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  • a manger who died on a cross,
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  • who rose again from the dead
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  • and wants to come into our lives
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  • and forgive us of our sin.
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  • So it's one message but then
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  • it's--well, it's one day, one
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  • church, and then one message.
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  • And the message is simply
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  • we're gonna be proclaiming.
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  • And, you know, when I do these
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  • events, it's a very focused
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  • event.
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  • I'm, from the beginning of
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  • my message to the end,
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  • I'm preaching for a decision.
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  • You know, it's different than
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  • the kind of messages I do when I
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  • teach at church.
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  • It's really designed to call a
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  • person to Christ from the
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  • beginning of the message.
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  • And at the end I will ask people
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  • to make a public stand and come
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  • forward and, prayerfully, many
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  • will do that in this stadium but
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  • all across America because it's
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  • gonna be--well, it's gonna be on
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  • this network around the country.
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  • But then also we're doing a
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  • dedicated HD signal that people
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  • can pick up and they can pull
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  • sanctuary and many have done
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  • that in the last few years since
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  • we've been doing what we call
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  • Harvest America events.
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  • And also you can watch it on
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  • your tablet device, you can
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  • watch it on your computer, on
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  • your smartphone.
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  • You can have a crusade in your
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  • front room and invite neighbors
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  • over and friends over and, you
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  • know, give them a nice little
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  • meal and then sit down and watch
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  • this service.
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  • And by the way, we have
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  • incredible music.
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  • We have MercyMe, you know,
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  • a great band.
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  • We have Chris Tomlin.
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  • You talked about America's Team
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  • and Stadium.
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  • I think of Chris Tomlin as
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  • - Matt: Absolutely.
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  • - Greg: And then we also have
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  • Switchfoot and Lecrae.
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  • So a little something for
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  • everyone, you know, Switchfoot's
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  • kind of rock 'n' roll,
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  • Lecrae's hip hop.
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  • MercyMe's kind of mainstream pop
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  • and Chris Tomlin, well, he's
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  • just his own category.
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  • He's just Chris Tomlin,
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  • worship leader.
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  • But it's gonna be a great time
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  • for everyone of every age
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  • to come together.
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  • And I'm hoping a lot of folks
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  • will actually consider joining
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  • us here in Dallas.
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  • Well, this is technically
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  • Arlington, Texas, I should say,
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  • but very close to Dallas.
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  • But joining us in person for
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  • this event.
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  • Because, you know, it seems
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  • sometimes in the church we see
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  • all the bad news out there and
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  • it seems like we're losing
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  • ground.
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  • I think it's great when
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  • Christians can come together,
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  • stand together, pray together,
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  • worship together, proclaim
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  • the gospel together, and say,
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  • "We're here and we want our
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  • voice to be heard."
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  • - Matt: Absolutely.
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  • Are you kidding me?
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  • We are in Texas Stadium, AT&T
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  • Stadium, right here, Arlington.
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  • The big Dallas/Fort Worth
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  • Metroplex.
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  • And we're welcoming you,
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  • wherever you are watching around
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  • the world.
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  • We're talking about evangelism.
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  • We happen to be using one of the
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  • largest, most expensive rooms in
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  • the world right now.
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  • We have America's Team,
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  • America's Stadium.
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  • Well, today it's America's
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  • studio and it's the globe's
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  • studio and you're watching
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  • somewhere around the world.
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  • We welcome you right here to
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  • the center part of the state
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  • of Texas.
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  • - Laurie Crouch: And we need to
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  • thank them for letting us
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  • actually hold church here.
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  • What an amazing thing.
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  • That's what's so amazing about
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  • America.
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  • And you were talking about one
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  • church--
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  • - Greg: One day, one church--
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  • - Laurie: One day, one church,
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  • one message.
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  • You know, I think that's God's
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  • message.
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  • That--he's coming for one
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  • church, one day, and his
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  • message.
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  • So we're so excited.
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  • Harvest America is coming
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  • right here to Dallas--
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  • do they call it Dallas.
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  • They call it--
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  • - Matt: It's the Metroplex.
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  • Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
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  • - Laurie: Fort Worth right
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  • here in Arlington, Texas.
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  • March 6 for Harvest America.
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  • - Greg: And thank you, Matt and
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  • Laurie, for having us on and
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  • thank you for helping to get
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  • the word out on this event.
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  • We really appreciate it.
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  • - Matt: Let me just say one
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  • thing, Greg.
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  • First of all--
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  • - Greg: I have to go, I'm done.
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  • - Matt: Yeah, no, you're gonna
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  • sit down.
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  • - Laurie: We'll keep Cathe.
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  • - Matt: I'll start talking
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  • about your book if you'll stay,
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  • okay?
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  • All right, there we go.
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  • - Laurie: Talking about Cathe's
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  • book.
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  • - Matt: Okay, let me just
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  • say this.
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  • For those that have watched
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  • Trinity Broadcasting over the
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  • years, it just so happened that
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  • Laurie and I live in Southern
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  • California, Greg and Cathe live
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  • in Southern California, and
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  • every year Harvest Crusade
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  • starts dominating the Southern
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  • California area.
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  • I mean, you start seeing all the
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  • bumper stickers and you start
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  • seeing billboards and, you know,
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  • trucks with banners on the side
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  • of 'em, parked along the freeway
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  • system.
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  • And, you know, you start seeing
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  • and it starts really captivating
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  • and, Greg, you know how to do
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  • this.
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  • This Harvest America event that
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  • you're gonna step into, this is
  • 00:08:37.070 --> 00:08:40.070
  • second nature for you.
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  • You've got this down.
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  • - Laurie: And it takes a lot to
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  • do that.
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  • - Matt: Absolutely, and I want
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  • everyone to know that this is
  • 00:08:46.040 --> 00:08:48.250
  • not, you know, someone that
  • 00:08:48.250 --> 00:08:50.160
  • doesn't know what they're doing
  • 00:08:50.160 --> 00:08:52.120
  • in regard to this.
  • 00:08:52.120 --> 00:08:53.200
  • Now, for decades in Southern
  • 00:08:53.200 --> 00:08:54.250
  • California there's a part of our
  • 00:08:54.250 --> 00:08:57.070
  • late summer in Southern
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  • California that's dominated by
  • 00:08:59.140 --> 00:09:00.230
  • an event called Harvest Crusade.
  • 00:09:00.230 --> 00:09:03.140
  • Now it's Harvest America.
  • 00:09:03.140 --> 00:09:04.260
  • And what better place to do this
  • 00:09:04.260 --> 00:09:06.250
  • and to talk about evangelism.
  • 00:09:06.250 --> 00:09:09.010
  • So what I want you to know about
  • 00:09:09.010 --> 00:09:10.200
  • this broadcast is certainly we
  • 00:09:10.200 --> 00:09:13.040
  • sure you know 3 days from now,
  • 00:09:16.010 --> 00:09:18.240
  • March 6, this will become
  • 00:09:18.240 --> 00:09:21.020
  • a major church.
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  • Bring someone to Texas Stadium.
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  • If you're in this Metroplex
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  • area, if you're from one of the
  • 00:09:27.110 --> 00:09:28.270
  • surrounding states and you wanna
  • 00:09:28.270 --> 00:09:31.220
  • make a weekend of it, come to
  • 00:09:31.220 --> 00:09:34.070
  • Harvest America and fill up this
  • 00:09:34.070 --> 00:09:36.230
  • amazing auditorium and let's
  • 00:09:36.230 --> 00:09:39.100
  • what this is and that statement
  • 00:09:42.130 --> 00:09:44.180
  • is on behalf and in the name of
  • 00:09:44.180 --> 00:09:46.050
  • Jesus that we assemble that day.
  • 00:09:46.080 --> 00:09:49.080
  • But what we wanna talk about
  • 00:09:49.080 --> 00:09:51.050
  • today, if you're watching in
  • 00:09:51.050 --> 00:09:53.110
  • Indonesia or Africa or somewhere
  • 00:09:53.110 --> 00:09:55.030
  • in Europe, you may not be here
  • 00:09:55.130 --> 00:09:58.130
  • so what we wanna talk about is
  • 00:09:58.130 --> 00:09:59.100
  • evangelism.
  • 00:09:59.100 --> 00:10:00.230
  • And so here's a neat
  • 00:10:00.230 --> 00:10:02.080
  • juxtaposition.
  • 00:10:02.080 --> 00:10:03.220
  • Here we are, I've got your
  • 00:10:03.220 --> 00:10:04.280
  • latest book, "Tell Someone."
  • 00:10:04.280 --> 00:10:07.100
  • I'm sure that that's talking
  • 00:10:07.100 --> 00:10:08.200
  • about how to tell me to use my
  • 00:10:08.200 --> 00:10:10.100
  • voice, my relationship with my
  • 00:10:10.100 --> 00:10:12.290
  • neighbor or my co-worker or
  • 00:10:12.290 --> 00:10:14.120
  • whatever, to tell someone, okay.
  • 00:10:14.140 --> 00:10:17.140
  • So we're gonna start talking
  • 00:10:17.140 --> 00:10:19.120
  • about personal evangelism in the
  • 00:10:19.120 --> 00:10:22.000
  • wake of and in the juxtaposition
  • 00:10:22.000 --> 00:10:24.200
  • of a 100.000-seat auditorium.
  • 00:10:25.100 --> 00:10:28.100
  • We're gonna get to that and
  • 00:10:28.100 --> 00:10:29.260
  • stadium event and we want you
  • 00:10:32.190 --> 00:10:33.230
  • here and we want you to bring
  • 00:10:33.230 --> 00:10:35.100
  • someone, we want you to
  • 00:10:35.100 --> 00:10:36.150
  • tell someone.
  • 00:10:36.150 --> 00:10:37.110
  • All program today, you're gonna
  • 00:10:37.110 --> 00:10:39.220
  • be given a website that'll be on
  • 00:10:40.010 --> 00:10:43.010
  • the screen for more information,
  • 00:10:43.010 --> 00:10:44.260
  • how you can have a miniature
  • 00:10:44.260 --> 00:10:46.200
  • version of this Harvest America
  • 00:10:46.200 --> 00:10:48.270
  • event in your own home,
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  • in your own church.
  • 00:10:50.010 --> 00:10:51.010
  • All of that is great but, right
  • 00:10:51.010 --> 00:10:53.040
  • now, Greg, so that for those
  • 00:10:53.040 --> 00:10:55.120
  • that'll never be here, never
  • 00:10:55.120 --> 00:10:56.270
  • come here, never be able to
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  • and equipping people because
  • 00:11:01.090 --> 00:11:03.130
  • there's only one Greg, there's
  • 00:11:03.130 --> 00:11:05.010
  • only one AT&T Stadium, there's
  • 00:11:05.010 --> 00:11:06.270
  • only one TBN network that has
  • 00:11:06.270 --> 00:11:08.230
  • this kind of a reach, but
  • 00:11:08.230 --> 00:11:10.080
  • there's millions and maybe
  • 00:11:10.080 --> 00:11:11.290
  • billions of people if they'll
  • 00:11:11.290 --> 00:11:13.210
  • start using their mouth, we can
  • 00:11:13.210 --> 00:11:15.200
  • get this job done a lot quicker.
  • 00:11:15.200 --> 00:11:18.070
  • So what we're supposed to do
  • 00:11:18.070 --> 00:11:19.290
  • is equip people.
  • 00:11:19.290 --> 00:11:22.050
  • Let's use this broadcast today
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  • to equip people on how to share
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  • and get 2 billion people
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  • using their ability to reach
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  • their neighborhood.
  • 00:11:31.270 --> 00:11:32.270
  • So let's kind of break it down
  • 00:11:32.270 --> 00:11:34.280
  • from, you know, from the macro
  • 00:11:34.280 --> 00:11:37.070
  • to the--micro to the macro,
  • 00:11:37.070 --> 00:11:39.140
  • and start talking about personal
  • 00:11:39.160 --> 00:11:42.160
  • evangelism because you're good
  • 00:11:42.160 --> 00:11:44.050
  • at that too, not just stadium
  • 00:11:44.050 --> 00:11:45.030
  • stuff.
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  • - Greg: Well, as Julie Andrews
  • 00:11:46.040 --> 00:11:47.200
  • once said, "Let's start at the
  • 00:11:47.200 --> 00:11:48.230
  • very beginning; it's a very good
  • 00:11:48.230 --> 00:11:50.130
  • place to start."
  • 00:11:50.130 --> 00:11:52.250
  • So where are we--okay, let's
  • 00:11:52.250 --> 00:11:55.040
  • start with this simple premise.
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  • There's one thing that
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  • Christians and non-Christians
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  • have in common.
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  • They're both uptight about
  • 00:12:00.040 --> 00:12:01.200
  • evangelism.
  • 00:12:01.200 --> 00:12:03.000
  • Non-believers are uptight about
  • 00:12:03.000 --> 00:12:04.210
  • being evangelized and believers
  • 00:12:04.210 --> 00:12:06.230
  • are often uptight about
  • 00:12:06.230 --> 00:12:08.020
  • evangelizing.
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  • It scares us and it's the idea
  • 00:12:09.120 --> 00:12:11.100
  • of going up to a stranger, cold,
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  • and starting a conversation.
  • 00:12:13.250 --> 00:12:15.160
  • In fact, you know,
  • 00:12:15.160 --> 00:12:16.240
  • when you--it's a funny thing,
  • 00:12:16.240 --> 00:12:17.250
  • when you look at the fears that
  • 00:12:17.250 --> 00:12:19.060
  • people have, the number one fear
  • 00:12:19.060 --> 00:12:20.250
  • of most people in America
  • 00:12:20.250 --> 00:12:22.210
  • is the fear of public speaking,
  • 00:12:22.210 --> 00:12:24.280
  • followed by death, which I've
  • 00:12:24.280 --> 00:12:26.140
  • always found interesting.
  • 00:12:26.140 --> 00:12:27.160
  • - Matt: And spiders.
  • 00:12:27.160 --> 00:12:28.130
  • - Greg: Yeah, spiders, yeah.
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  • So you have a choice, you can
  • 00:12:29.120 --> 00:12:30.110
  • die or speak publicly.
  • 00:12:30.110 --> 00:12:31.110
  • Kill me now, you know?
  • 00:12:31.110 --> 00:12:32.180
  • But, here's the thing.
  • 00:12:32.180 --> 00:12:34.030
  • I get that but it all comes down
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  • to if you have something to say
  • 00:12:36.090 --> 00:12:38.190
  • or not, you know.
  • 00:12:38.190 --> 00:12:39.200
  • If I was a doctor, working in my
  • 00:12:39.200 --> 00:12:41.090
  • laboratory and I had cancer and
  • 00:12:41.090 --> 00:12:42.170
  • I suddenly discovered a cure for
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  • cancer where it would go away
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  • if you took one pill and I took
  • 00:12:47.250 --> 00:12:49.240
  • that pill and I was cured, if I
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  • kept that to myself, would that
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  • be wrong?
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  • "Well, I'm not comfortable
  • 00:12:55.000 --> 00:12:55.270
  • talking to others," the doctor
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  • might say.
  • 00:12:57.110 --> 00:12:58.010
  • Well, you know what?
  • 00:12:58.010 --> 00:12:58.280
  • Your message is more important
  • 00:12:58.280 --> 00:13:00.040
  • than you.
  • 00:13:00.040 --> 00:13:01.100
  • So you need to step out of your
  • 00:13:01.100 --> 00:13:02.150
  • comfort zone because that little
  • 00:13:02.150 --> 00:13:04.280
  • pill that helped you will help
  • 00:13:04.280 --> 00:13:06.260
  • others.
  • 00:13:06.260 --> 00:13:07.160
  • Well now, we don't have a little
  • 00:13:07.160 --> 00:13:08.150
  • pill.
  • 00:13:08.150 --> 00:13:09.030
  • We have the gospel and not only
  • 00:13:09.030 --> 00:13:11.010
  • can it change our eternal
  • 00:13:11.010 --> 00:13:12.250
  • address from hell to heaven,
  • 00:13:12.250 --> 00:13:14.110
  • quite literally, but it can
  • 00:13:14.110 --> 00:13:15.250
  • change someone else's as well.
  • 00:13:15.250 --> 00:13:17.030
  • And more to the point, Jesus
  • 00:13:17.030 --> 00:13:18.290
  • gave us our marching orders.
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  • We call it the Great Commission.
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  • He did not say the whole world
  • 00:13:22.090 --> 00:13:23.240
  • should go to church but he did
  • 00:13:23.240 --> 00:13:25.150
  • say the church should go to the
  • 00:13:25.150 --> 00:13:26.210
  • whole world.
  • 00:13:26.210 --> 00:13:28.020
  • And there's sort of two versions
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  • of it.
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  • It's Matthew and Mark.
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  • You put 'em together and you get
  • 00:13:30.290 --> 00:13:32.060
  • the whole Commission.
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  • It's go into all the world and
  • 00:13:33.120 --> 00:13:34.260
  • preach the gospel to every
  • 00:13:34.260 --> 00:13:36.060
  • living creature and then Matthew
  • 00:13:36.060 --> 00:13:38.060
  • says, "Make ye disciples of all
  • 00:13:38.060 --> 00:13:40.150
  • nations, teaching them all
  • 00:13:40.150 --> 00:13:42.080
  • things that I've commanded you,
  • 00:13:42.080 --> 00:13:43.280
  • and, lo, I'm with you to the end
  • 00:13:43.280 --> 00:13:45.060
  • of the age."
  • 00:13:45.060 --> 00:13:45.260
  • So here's what it is.
  • 00:13:45.260 --> 00:13:47.000
  • We are commanded, not--it's not
  • 00:13:47.000 --> 00:13:48.270
  • the Great Suggestion.
  • 00:13:48.270 --> 00:13:49.270
  • It's the Great Commission.
  • 00:13:49.270 --> 00:13:51.170
  • We are commanded by Christ as
  • 00:13:51.170 --> 00:13:53.090
  • his followers to go into all the
  • 00:13:53.090 --> 00:13:55.050
  • world, proclaim the good news of
  • 00:13:55.050 --> 00:13:57.230
  • Jesus, and then to the best of
  • 00:13:57.230 --> 00:14:00.140
  • our ability, lead them to
  • 00:14:00.140 --> 00:14:01.290
  • Christ, disciple them, which
  • 00:14:01.290 --> 00:14:04.000
  • means take them under your wing,
  • 00:14:04.000 --> 00:14:05.220
  • get 'em up on their feet
  • 00:14:05.220 --> 00:14:07.000
  • spiritually, and then go and
  • 00:14:07.000 --> 00:14:08.130
  • repeat the process again.
  • 00:14:08.130 --> 00:14:10.150
  • Now, here's another way to look
  • 00:14:10.150 --> 00:14:11.250
  • at it.
  • 00:14:11.250 --> 00:14:12.150
  • Go into all of your world.
  • 00:14:12.150 --> 00:14:14.010
  • You know, the world's a big
  • 00:14:14.010 --> 00:14:14.280
  • place.
  • 00:14:14.280 --> 00:14:15.220
  • This is a big stadium.
  • 00:14:15.220 --> 00:14:16.280
  • So think of this as the world,
  • 00:14:16.280 --> 00:14:19.010
  • okay?
  • 00:14:19.010 --> 00:14:19.230
  • But here's your world right
  • 00:14:19.230 --> 00:14:20.190
  • here.
  • 00:14:20.190 --> 00:14:21.160
  • You know, go into all your
  • 00:14:21.160 --> 00:14:22.110
  • world, your sphere of influence,
  • 00:14:22.110 --> 00:14:23.260
  • your family, your friends, your
  • 00:14:24.080 --> 00:14:27.080
  • co-workers, people you come into
  • 00:14:27.080 --> 00:14:29.020
  • contact with, the barista that
  • 00:14:29.020 --> 00:14:30.290
  • makes your coffee, the person
  • 00:14:30.290 --> 00:14:32.270
  • that, you know, works at the
  • 00:14:32.270 --> 00:14:35.020
  • dentist office, hopefully you
  • 00:14:35.020 --> 00:14:35.230
  • don't have to go there too
  • 00:14:35.230 --> 00:14:36.250
  • often, but you know,
  • 00:14:36.250 --> 00:14:38.090
  • where--there's people
  • 00:14:38.090 --> 00:14:39.100
  • everywhere.
  • 00:14:39.100 --> 00:14:40.060
  • - Cathe: Person who does your
  • 00:14:40.060 --> 00:14:40.280
  • hair.
  • 00:14:40.280 --> 00:14:41.160
  • - Greg: Yeah.
  • 00:14:41.160 --> 00:14:42.070
  • Well, the person who does my
  • 00:14:42.070 --> 00:14:42.280
  • hair, that's a very quick
  • 00:14:42.280 --> 00:14:43.270
  • process.
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  • Clip, clip, done.
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  • Next!
  • 00:14:45.220 --> 00:14:47.050
  • By the way, I used to have a
  • 00:14:47.050 --> 00:14:47.260
  • great little surfer wave.
  • 00:14:47.260 --> 00:14:49.120
  • I'd do this all the time...now
  • 00:14:49.120 --> 00:14:51.010
  • the wave is gone and I just have
  • 00:14:51.010 --> 00:14:52.080
  • beach.
  • 00:14:52.080 --> 00:14:53.210
  • Kind of depressing, but--so go
  • 00:14:53.210 --> 00:14:56.010
  • into all your world.
  • 00:14:56.010 --> 00:14:57.050
  • So you know, you just start
  • 00:14:57.050 --> 00:14:58.190
  • where you are and so who's
  • 00:14:58.190 --> 00:15:01.080
  • called to do this?
  • 00:15:01.080 --> 00:15:02.040
  • Everyone is called to do it.
  • 00:15:02.040 --> 00:15:03.170
  • In the Greek, that statement of
  • 00:15:03.170 --> 00:15:05.220
  • Christ is not just addressed to
  • 00:15:05.220 --> 00:15:07.120
  • the so-called professionals like
  • 00:15:07.120 --> 00:15:09.160
  • preachers or pastors or
  • 00:15:09.160 --> 00:15:11.120
  • missionaries.
  • 00:15:11.120 --> 00:15:12.120
  • It's to housewives, it's to
  • 00:15:12.120 --> 00:15:14.120
  • businessmen, it's to students.
  • 00:15:14.120 --> 00:15:16.020
  • It's to young people, it's old
  • 00:15:16.020 --> 00:15:18.120
  • people, to married people, to
  • 00:15:18.120 --> 00:15:19.120
  • single people.
  • 00:15:19.120 --> 00:15:20.180
  • All followers of Jesus are
  • 00:15:20.180 --> 00:15:21.230
  • commanded.
  • 00:15:21.230 --> 00:15:22.210
  • So that's the main command.
  • 00:15:22.210 --> 00:15:24.030
  • And where are we to go?
  • 00:15:24.030 --> 00:15:25.040
  • We're to go everywhere.
  • 00:15:25.040 --> 00:15:26.140
  • And why are we to do this?
  • 00:15:26.140 --> 00:15:28.030
  • And here's where it gets
  • 00:15:28.030 --> 00:15:29.030
  • interesting.
  • 00:15:29.030 --> 00:15:29.250
  • 1 Corinthians 1:21 says, "God
  • 00:15:29.250 --> 00:15:32.040
  • has pleased of the foolishness
  • 00:15:32.040 --> 00:15:35.030
  • of preaching to save those that
  • 00:15:35.030 --> 00:15:36.290
  • will believe."
  • 00:15:36.290 --> 00:15:38.090
  • And that could better be
  • 00:15:38.090 --> 00:15:39.040
  • translated, "The foolishness of
  • 00:15:39.040 --> 00:15:40.070
  • the preached thing."
  • 00:15:40.070 --> 00:15:42.020
  • The primary way that God chooses
  • 00:15:42.020 --> 00:15:43.230
  • to reach non-believers where
  • 00:15:43.230 --> 00:15:46.080
  • they would come to faith is
  • 00:15:46.080 --> 00:15:48.010
  • through the verbal articulation
  • 00:15:48.010 --> 00:15:49.260
  • of the gospel.
  • 00:15:49.260 --> 00:15:51.100
  • Now, when we say preach, we
  • 00:15:51.100 --> 00:15:52.130
  • don't mean that you have to
  • 00:15:52.130 --> 00:15:53.260
  • project loudly.
  • 00:15:53.260 --> 00:15:56.010
  • You can preach quietly.
  • 00:15:56.010 --> 00:15:57.250
  • It can be conversational.
  • 00:15:57.250 --> 00:15:59.140
  • It can be in a text or in
  • 00:15:59.140 --> 00:16:01.260
  • an e-mail or in a post on your
  • 00:16:01.260 --> 00:16:04.050
  • Facebook page.
  • 00:16:04.050 --> 00:16:05.140
  • And it can be to a large group
  • 00:16:05.140 --> 00:16:07.270
  • of people or it can be to a
  • 00:16:07.270 --> 00:16:09.030
  • stadium but--so it's not so much
  • 00:16:09.030 --> 00:16:11.000
  • the volume, it's the message
  • 00:16:11.000 --> 00:16:12.220
  • that Jesus has given us to
  • 00:16:12.220 --> 00:16:14.210
  • people because this is
  • 00:16:14.210 --> 00:16:17.130
  • the main way God has chosen
  • 00:16:17.130 --> 00:16:19.120
  • to reach people.
  • 00:16:19.120 --> 00:16:20.130
  • - Matt: Okay, in this kind of
  • 00:16:20.130 --> 00:16:21.210
  • first segment of the broadcast,
  • 00:16:21.210 --> 00:16:24.010
  • I think what my takeaway so far
  • 00:16:24.010 --> 00:16:26.090
  • has been is get over it, your
  • 00:16:26.090 --> 00:16:29.050
  • message is more important than
  • 00:16:29.050 --> 00:16:30.280
  • your comfort zone.
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  • - Greg: That's right.
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  • - Matt: Okay, and so if we're
  • 00:16:32.230 --> 00:16:34.020
  • gonna start from and make the
  • 00:16:34.020 --> 00:16:35.120
  • main thing--Julie Andrews said
  • 00:16:35.120 --> 00:16:36.290
  • what?
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  • What did she say?
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  • - Greg: Start at the very
  • 00:16:38.090 --> 00:16:38.290
  • beginning; it's a very good
  • 00:16:38.290 --> 00:16:39.280
  • place to start.
  • 00:16:39.280 --> 00:16:41.030
  • Start with the words,
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  • "Do, re, mi."
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  • Do, re, mi.
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  • - Matt: Fa, sol, la.
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  • - Greg: And you're supposed to
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  • repeat--
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  • Forget it.
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  • This is "Sound of Music," but I
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  • don't know if you--you have to
  • 00:16:50.260 --> 00:16:52.250
  • take my man card away because I
  • 00:16:52.250 --> 00:16:54.220
  • have all these, like, guy movies
  • 00:16:54.220 --> 00:16:56.020
  • I like.
  • 00:16:56.020 --> 00:16:57.000
  • I won't list them, somebody will
  • 00:16:57.000 --> 00:16:58.100
  • get mad at me.
  • 00:16:58.100 --> 00:16:59.110
  • But in my top ten list of guy
  • 00:16:59.110 --> 00:17:01.160
  • movies, somewhere, somehow,
  • 00:17:01.250 --> 00:17:04.250
  • "Sound of Music" is in there.
  • 00:17:04.250 --> 00:17:06.140
  • I don't know why.
  • 00:17:06.140 --> 00:17:07.100
  • I like the movie, okay.
  • 00:17:07.100 --> 00:17:08.190
  • - Matt: Well, let's start with
  • 00:17:08.190 --> 00:17:11.040
  • personal evangelism on how to do
  • 00:17:11.040 --> 00:17:13.190
  • it wrong.
  • 00:17:13.190 --> 00:17:15.160
  • And you brought us a little kind
  • 00:17:15.160 --> 00:17:16.280
  • of--this is a personal
  • 00:17:16.280 --> 00:17:19.060
  • evangelism show.
  • 00:17:19.060 --> 00:17:21.190
  • We're gonna get to stadium
  • 00:17:21.190 --> 00:17:23.060
  • evangelism by the end of this
  • 00:17:23.060 --> 00:17:24.120
  • broadcast but, if there is
  • 00:17:24.120 --> 00:17:26.020
  • personal evangelism, that's what
  • 00:17:26.020 --> 00:17:28.030
  • we're talking about.
  • 00:17:28.030 --> 00:17:29.000
  • We're gonna get into specifics
  • 00:17:29.000 --> 00:17:29.260
  • about it in a second.
  • 00:17:29.260 --> 00:17:30.270
  • Here's at least how to not
  • 00:17:30.270 --> 00:17:32.100
  • do it.
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  • - Jason: Ooh, there's a spot.
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  • - Jason: Thank you, Lord.
  • 00:17:47.260 --> 00:17:48.180
  • You provided.
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  • Hey, God bless you, guys.
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  • Barista, what's going on?
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  • God bless you.
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  • Hey, how's it going, man?
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  • I want the normal, my usual,
  • 00:18:01.220 --> 00:18:02.200
  • yeah.
  • 00:18:02.200 --> 00:18:03.130
  • - barista: Actually, there's
  • 00:18:03.130 --> 00:18:04.040
  • a couple girls in line already.
  • 00:18:04.040 --> 00:18:05.080
  • If I could just get you to move
  • 00:18:05.080 --> 00:18:06.000
  • to the back and I'll help you as
  • 00:18:06.000 --> 00:18:06.220
  • soon as I'm done with them.
  • 00:18:06.220 --> 00:18:07.290
  • - Jason: Sorry about that.
  • 00:18:07.290 --> 00:18:09.020
  • Last be first,
  • 00:18:09.020 --> 00:18:09.240
  • first shall be last.
  • 00:18:09.240 --> 00:18:12.100
  • Dude, do you go to
  • 00:18:12.100 --> 00:18:13.210
  • church at all?
  • 00:18:13.210 --> 00:18:14.240
  • Do you go to church at all?
  • 00:18:14.240 --> 00:18:15.160
  • So, do you go to church at all?
  • 00:18:15.160 --> 00:18:16.210
  • Hey, is this seat open?
  • 00:18:16.210 --> 00:18:17.160
  • Hey, is this seat available?
  • 00:18:17.160 --> 00:18:18.180
  • Dude, just wanna knock
  • 00:18:18.180 --> 00:18:19.250
  • out some devos real quick
  • 00:18:19.250 --> 00:18:20.290
  • and spend some time with Jesus.
  • 00:18:20.290 --> 00:18:22.050
  • I woke up kind of late
  • 00:18:22.050 --> 00:18:22.270
  • this morning.
  • 00:18:22.270 --> 00:18:23.170
  • Yeah, c'mon, scoot over,
  • 00:18:23.170 --> 00:18:24.060
  • scoot over.
  • 00:18:24.060 --> 00:18:24.180
  • Let me sit down.
  • 00:18:24.180 --> 00:18:25.100
  • I just wanna share something
  • 00:18:25.100 --> 00:18:26.020
  • from God's Word.
  • 00:18:26.020 --> 00:18:27.050
  • He hit me up in my devos
  • 00:18:27.050 --> 00:18:28.060
  • this morning.
  • 00:18:28.060 --> 00:18:29.040
  • I was, like,
  • 00:18:29.040 --> 00:18:29.190
  • "I gotta share this."
  • 00:18:29.190 --> 00:18:30.250
  • Genesis 1:1.
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  • Thirsty, huh?
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  • Are you getting some water?
  • 00:18:32.220 --> 00:18:33.200
  • - female: Yeah.
  • 00:18:33.200 --> 00:18:34.110
  • - Jason: Yeah?
  • 00:18:34.110 --> 00:18:34.290
  • I know the living water.
  • 00:18:34.290 --> 00:18:35.190
  • I was noticing that
  • 00:18:35.190 --> 00:18:36.090
  • you're drawing some stuff
  • 00:18:36.090 --> 00:18:36.290
  • over here.
  • 00:18:36.290 --> 00:18:37.190
  • Back before--when I wasn't
  • 00:18:37.190 --> 00:18:38.080
  • a Christian,
  • 00:18:38.080 --> 00:18:39.050
  • I was making so much money
  • 00:18:39.050 --> 00:18:40.110
  • as a graphic designer.
  • 00:18:40.110 --> 00:18:41.150
  • You been born again?
  • 00:18:41.150 --> 00:18:42.280
  • You been born again?
  • 00:18:42.280 --> 00:18:43.200
  • Born again?
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  • And you need to quit
  • 00:18:44.230 --> 00:18:45.140
  • walking in the flesh.
  • 00:18:45.140 --> 00:18:46.060
  • I mean, obviously, you don't
  • 00:18:46.060 --> 00:18:46.270
  • really know God, your tattoos
  • 00:18:46.270 --> 00:18:48.010
  • and, you know,
  • 00:18:48.010 --> 00:18:48.290
  • and your ear and stuff.
  • 00:18:48.290 --> 00:18:49.190
  • You don't start out
  • 00:18:49.190 --> 00:18:50.070
  • the day by just bathing yourself
  • 00:18:50.070 --> 00:18:51.040
  • in prayer, the day doesn't
  • 00:18:51.040 --> 00:18:52.090
  • even go that well.
  • 00:18:52.090 --> 00:18:53.050
  • You're not realizing
  • 00:18:53.050 --> 00:18:53.260
  • that there is a God.
  • 00:18:53.260 --> 00:18:54.260
  • He sent Jesus to die for you.
  • 00:18:54.260 --> 00:18:56.070
  • Why don't you see that?
  • 00:18:56.070 --> 00:18:57.090
  • And in chapter 28 of
  • 00:18:57.090 --> 00:18:58.100
  • Deuteronomy--
  • 00:18:58.100 --> 00:18:59.100
  • I'd just go to these
  • 00:18:59.100 --> 00:19:00.040
  • crazy parties.
  • 00:19:00.040 --> 00:19:01.060
  • It was crazy, well, I mean,
  • 00:19:01.060 --> 00:19:02.110
  • just cash like crazy, but
  • 00:19:02.110 --> 00:19:04.030
  • I've left all that behind.
  • 00:19:04.030 --> 00:19:05.230
  • Now I'm a Christian.
  • 00:19:05.230 --> 00:19:06.220
  • You can't live life without God.
  • 00:19:06.220 --> 00:19:07.180
  • - male: He's not real.
  • 00:19:07.180 --> 00:19:08.110
  • - Jason: He's here.
  • 00:19:08.110 --> 00:19:09.020
  • - male: I can't see him.
  • 00:19:09.020 --> 00:19:09.230
  • - Jason: Yes, he is.
  • 00:19:09.230 --> 00:19:10.100
  • I'm just not getting through to
  • 00:19:10.100 --> 00:19:11.020
  • you.
  • 00:19:11.020 --> 00:19:11.120
  • God is real.
  • 00:19:11.120 --> 00:19:12.000
  • - male: I can't touch him.
  • 00:19:12.000 --> 00:19:12.200
  • - Jason: Yeah, you can't touch
  • 00:19:12.200 --> 00:19:13.120
  • Africa but Africa exists.
  • 00:19:13.120 --> 00:19:14.080
  • I just have to say,
  • 00:19:14.080 --> 00:19:15.010
  • I'm blessed.
  • 00:19:15.010 --> 00:19:16.070
  • Too blessed to be stressed by
  • 00:19:16.070 --> 00:19:16.290
  • the devil's mess.
  • 00:19:16.290 --> 00:19:18.120
  • What's holding you
  • 00:19:18.120 --> 00:19:19.050
  • back from committing your life
  • 00:19:19.050 --> 00:19:20.040
  • to Jesus Christ?
  • 00:19:20.040 --> 00:19:21.020
  • - male: I--
  • 00:19:21.020 --> 00:19:22.080
  • - Jason: It's probably the sin
  • 00:19:22.080 --> 00:19:23.000
  • in your life,
  • 00:19:23.000 --> 00:19:23.160
  • is what's going on.
  • 00:19:23.160 --> 00:19:24.180
  • [banging]
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  • - Jason: Scared?
  • 00:19:25.070 --> 00:19:26.080
  • Hell is scary.
  • 00:19:26.080 --> 00:19:27.260
  • I want you to look at that girl.
  • 00:19:27.260 --> 00:19:28.190
  • Look at her.
  • 00:19:28.190 --> 00:19:29.210
  • She's gonna die.
  • 00:19:29.210 --> 00:19:30.260
  • Maybe not today,
  • 00:19:30.260 --> 00:19:32.100
  • maybe not tomorrow.
  • 00:19:32.100 --> 00:19:33.170
  • She's gonna die.
  • 00:19:33.170 --> 00:19:34.260
  • If you're to die, where do you
  • 00:19:34.260 --> 00:19:36.150
  • think you'll go?
  • 00:19:36.150 --> 00:19:37.120
  • Man, that sounded hot.
  • 00:19:37.120 --> 00:19:38.200
  • I wonder how hot hell is.
  • 00:19:38.200 --> 00:19:40.070
  • Hopefully, you don't go there.
  • 00:19:40.070 --> 00:19:41.080
  • Oh, this is good.
  • 00:19:41.080 --> 00:19:42.060
  • The New Testament
  • 00:19:42.060 --> 00:19:42.270
  • is so just applicable.
  • 00:19:42.270 --> 00:19:44.090
  • Have you guys noticed this?
  • 00:19:44.090 --> 00:19:45.110
  • Hey, you've gotta be
  • 00:19:45.110 --> 00:19:46.160
  • washed by the blood of the Lamb.
  • 00:19:46.160 --> 00:19:47.240
  • I mean, so that you are
  • 00:19:47.240 --> 00:19:48.190
  • justified, sanctified,
  • 00:19:48.190 --> 00:19:50.040
  • future glorified.
  • 00:19:50.040 --> 00:19:51.120
  • I mean, this is amazing.
  • 00:19:51.120 --> 00:19:52.060
  • You've gotta come out.
  • 00:19:52.060 --> 00:19:52.270
  • - male: Do you drive
  • 00:19:52.270 --> 00:19:53.170
  • a Volkswagen?
  • 00:19:53.170 --> 00:19:54.070
  • - Jason: Yeah, yeah, I do but,
  • 00:19:54.070 --> 00:19:55.180
  • regardless, man,
  • 00:19:55.180 --> 00:19:56.120
  • you've gotta come to church.
  • 00:19:56.120 --> 00:19:57.050
  • Hey!
  • 00:19:57.050 --> 00:19:58.010
  • Remember what I said.
  • 00:19:58.010 --> 00:19:59.150
  • - Matt: Pastor Greg, that is an
  • 00:20:02.080 --> 00:20:03.010
  • example of not how to witness.
  • 00:20:03.060 --> 00:20:06.060
  • Is that--so that's the perfect
  • 00:20:06.060 --> 00:20:07.210
  • not--how to not do it.
  • 00:20:07.210 --> 00:20:09.170
  • - Greg: That's right.
  • 00:20:09.170 --> 00:20:10.090
  • We sort of put together in
  • 00:20:10.090 --> 00:20:12.120
  • one particular situation
  • 00:20:12.120 --> 00:20:14.150
  • all the wrong things to say.
  • 00:20:14.150 --> 00:20:16.100
  • I mean, just starting with this
  • 00:20:16.100 --> 00:20:17.060
  • simple idea.
  • 00:20:17.060 --> 00:20:19.010
  • When I share my faith, the
  • 00:20:19.010 --> 00:20:21.270
  • objective is to build a bridge,
  • 00:20:21.270 --> 00:20:23.110
  • not burn one.
  • 00:20:23.110 --> 00:20:24.170
  • It's to win the soul, not
  • 00:20:24.170 --> 00:20:26.010
  • necessarily the argument.
  • 00:20:26.010 --> 00:20:28.010
  • And I've seen Christians who are
  • 00:20:28.010 --> 00:20:29.150
  • very knowledgeable.
  • 00:20:29.150 --> 00:20:31.040
  • They've got their apologetics
  • 00:20:31.040 --> 00:20:32.170
  • down.
  • 00:20:32.170 --> 00:20:33.160
  • They come in with both barrels
  • 00:20:33.160 --> 00:20:34.210
  • of their gospel gun blazing and
  • 00:20:34.210 --> 00:20:36.150
  • they win the argument but they
  • 00:20:36.150 --> 00:20:37.290
  • turn off the listener.
  • 00:20:37.290 --> 00:20:39.190
  • And I mean, and here's the
  • 00:20:39.190 --> 00:20:41.030
  • classic example.
  • 00:20:41.030 --> 00:20:42.190
  • Jesus Christ who not only is God
  • 00:20:42.190 --> 00:20:45.060
  • the Son and the Savior and the
  • 00:20:45.060 --> 00:20:46.230
  • Lord, he also was the master
  • 00:20:46.230 --> 00:20:48.240
  • communicator.
  • 00:20:48.240 --> 00:20:50.050
  • And when you see him with the
  • 00:20:50.050 --> 00:20:51.090
  • woman at the well in John 4,
  • 00:20:51.090 --> 00:20:52.250
  • it's sort of like the classic
  • 00:20:52.250 --> 00:20:53.290
  • template on how to share your
  • 00:20:53.290 --> 00:20:55.170
  • faith.
  • 00:20:55.170 --> 00:20:56.120
  • And how does this story start?
  • 00:20:56.120 --> 00:20:57.270
  • He's sitting by a well, waiting
  • 00:20:57.270 --> 00:20:59.070
  • for this woman to arrive, and he
  • 00:20:59.070 --> 00:21:01.000
  • asks her for a drink of water.
  • 00:21:01.000 --> 00:21:02.060
  • He could have said, "Hey, you,
  • 00:21:02.060 --> 00:21:03.160
  • come here, a moral check.
  • 00:21:03.160 --> 00:21:04.240
  • I'm God, you aren't.
  • 00:21:04.240 --> 00:21:06.060
  • Repent."
  • 00:21:06.060 --> 00:21:06.280
  • End of story.
  • 00:21:06.280 --> 00:21:08.050
  • That would have all been
  • 00:21:08.050 --> 00:21:09.080
  • technically true.
  • 00:21:09.080 --> 00:21:10.150
  • But no, he says, "Excuse me,
  • 00:21:10.150 --> 00:21:11.160
  • could I get a drink of water?"
  • 00:21:11.160 --> 00:21:12.210
  • Of course, she's like, "Well,
  • 00:21:12.210 --> 00:21:13.200
  • why would you, a Jew, ask for
  • 00:21:13.200 --> 00:21:14.270
  • a drink of water from me,
  • 00:21:14.270 --> 00:21:15.290
  • a Samaritan?
  • 00:21:15.290 --> 00:21:16.210
  • Don't you know that Jews have
  • 00:21:16.210 --> 00:21:18.060
  • no dealings with Samaritans?"
  • 00:21:18.060 --> 00:21:19.100
  • He says, "Here, if you knew who
  • 00:21:19.100 --> 00:21:20.120
  • was talking to you, you would
  • 00:21:20.120 --> 00:21:21.190
  • have asked him and he would have
  • 00:21:21.190 --> 00:21:22.200
  • given you water that's alive."
  • 00:21:22.200 --> 00:21:24.040
  • What's he doing?
  • 00:21:24.040 --> 00:21:24.270
  • He's drawing her out.
  • 00:21:24.270 --> 00:21:26.090
  • He's building the bridge.
  • 00:21:26.090 --> 00:21:27.260
  • He's getting her attention.
  • 00:21:27.260 --> 00:21:29.190
  • And so in this little video,
  • 00:21:29.190 --> 00:21:31.140
  • that guy is burning every
  • 00:21:31.140 --> 00:21:34.020
  • bridge.
  • 00:21:34.020 --> 00:21:35.010
  • His name is Jason, by the way,
  • 00:21:35.010 --> 00:21:36.080
  • so--and he actually is a pastor.
  • 00:21:36.080 --> 00:21:38.140
  • But we told him what to say.
  • 00:21:38.140 --> 00:21:40.020
  • But he is burning his bridges,
  • 00:21:40.020 --> 00:21:42.100
  • like, you know, he's--cuts the
  • 00:21:42.100 --> 00:21:43.230
  • guy off, pulling into the space.
  • 00:21:43.230 --> 00:21:45.070
  • He's obnoxious to the guy making
  • 00:21:45.070 --> 00:21:47.100
  • his coffee, he interrupts
  • 00:21:47.100 --> 00:21:48.250
  • people's conversations.
  • 00:21:48.250 --> 00:21:50.060
  • Another thing Jason was doing
  • 00:21:50.060 --> 00:21:52.000
  • that's wrong is he's speaking in
  • 00:21:52.000 --> 00:21:53.200
  • a language no one understands.
  • 00:21:53.200 --> 00:21:55.130
  • This is a problem that
  • 00:21:55.130 --> 00:21:56.180
  • Christians often have.
  • 00:21:56.180 --> 00:21:57.230
  • I call it Christianese.
  • 00:21:57.230 --> 00:21:59.090
  • We speak in our cryptic language
  • 00:21:59.090 --> 00:22:01.060
  • and we'll walk up to a
  • 00:22:01.060 --> 00:22:02.110
  • non-believer and say, "Excuse
  • 00:22:02.110 --> 00:22:03.150
  • me, are you washed in the blood?
  • 00:22:03.150 --> 00:22:05.100
  • What I'm saying is, are you
  • 00:22:05.100 --> 00:22:06.070
  • sanctified, you know, justified?
  • 00:22:06.070 --> 00:22:08.020
  • And are you part of the body?
  • 00:22:08.020 --> 00:22:09.190
  • But the thing is, you don't
  • 00:22:09.190 --> 00:22:10.220
  • wanna be in the flesh."
  • 00:22:10.220 --> 00:22:12.040
  • Okay, if I'm a non-believer and
  • 00:22:12.040 --> 00:22:14.020
  • you just told me to not be in my
  • 00:22:14.020 --> 00:22:15.100
  • body but I'd--no, to get out of
  • 00:22:15.100 --> 00:22:17.210
  • my flesh and be in some body and
  • 00:22:17.210 --> 00:22:19.140
  • then be washed in blood, you're
  • 00:22:19.140 --> 00:22:20.230
  • scaring me.
  • 00:22:20.230 --> 00:22:21.270
  • Okay, so I'm not suggesting we
  • 00:22:21.270 --> 00:22:23.260
  • not use biblical terminology but
  • 00:22:23.260 --> 00:22:25.230
  • I am suggesting that we
  • 00:22:25.230 --> 00:22:27.230
  • understand that non-believers
  • 00:22:27.230 --> 00:22:29.270
  • don't know what we're talking
  • 00:22:29.270 --> 00:22:31.180
  • about.
  • 00:22:31.180 --> 00:22:32.250
  • - Matt: Let me ask you a
  • 00:22:32.250 --> 00:22:33.140
  • question about personal
  • 00:22:33.140 --> 00:22:34.110
  • evangelism because I grew up in
  • 00:22:34.110 --> 00:22:36.250
  • a very dispensational family.
  • 00:22:36.250 --> 00:22:39.170
  • My dad was very dispensational.
  • 00:22:39.180 --> 00:22:42.180
  • You know, Chuck Smith,
  • 00:22:42.180 --> 00:22:44.230
  • the founder of Calvary Chapel,
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  • was very dispensational.
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  • And my dad, he really loved
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  • all that.
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  • So evangelism was about the
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  • quickest possible "turn or burn"
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  • kind of statement.
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  • You're talking about unpacking
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  • a conversation, like Jesus.
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  • So that makes people that grew
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  • up in my age group go, "Wait a
  • 00:23:02.070 --> 00:23:04.150
  • second, though, we got--we're in
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  • a big hurry 'cause the Lord's
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  • gonna come back and we've gotta
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  • get every--" So how do you
  • 00:23:07.280 --> 00:23:09.050
  • balance that?
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  • How do you balance it
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  • personally?
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  • - Greg: Well, I think it's a
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  • good thing to remember the Lord
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  • is coming back.
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  • And I do believe that myself.
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  • And so I think that should put
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  • an urgency in our message but,
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  • at the same time, you know,
  • 00:23:19.160 --> 00:23:21.070
  • sometimes you have the luxury of
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  • time and, in those instances,
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  • you want to sow a seed, you
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  • know?
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  • Yeah, Paul says, "Some sow, some
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  • water, some reap.
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  • God gives the increase."
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  • So look, my job is not to
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  • convert people.
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  • I've never converted anyone.
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  • I'll never convert anyone.
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  • That's the work of the Holy
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  • Spirit.
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  • But my job is to sow the seed.
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  • It's to water the seed where
  • 00:23:44.020 --> 00:23:45.110
  • others have sown it.
  • 00:23:45.110 --> 00:23:46.210
  • So what does that mean?
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  • Well, it means that sometimes
  • 00:23:47.180 --> 00:23:48.220
  • you just look for that
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  • opportunity to say a little
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  • something about your faith.
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  • Maybe it's initiating a
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  • conversation.
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  • I like to call it "chumming the
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  • waters," you know, when you go
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  • fishing?
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  • Like, you could just throw a
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  • line out.
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  • A friend of mine was getting a
  • 00:24:00.290 --> 00:24:02.260
  • coffee the other day and it came
  • 00:24:02.260 --> 00:24:04.200
  • up at the cash register, 6-6-6.
  • 00:24:04.200 --> 00:24:07.080
  • So the barista says, "Oh, man,
  • 00:24:07.080 --> 00:24:09.200
  • dude, that's the devil's
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  • number."
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  • And my friend starts laughing
  • 00:24:11.150 --> 00:24:12.120
  • and says, "Well, why do you say
  • 00:24:12.120 --> 00:24:13.070
  • that?"
  • 00:24:13.070 --> 00:24:14.040
  • The guy says, "Well, you know,
  • 00:24:14.040 --> 00:24:14.250
  • it's the devil's number, 6-6-6."
  • 00:24:14.250 --> 00:24:16.080
  • And then my friend, who's a
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  • Christian, says, "Have you read
  • 00:24:17.240 --> 00:24:18.200
  • the Bible?"
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  • And the guy says, "Oh, I have."
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  • And it turns out this guy was
  • 00:24:21.000 --> 00:24:21.260
  • running from God and it resulted
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  • in that young man making a
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  • recommitment to Christ.
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  • I'm telling you, there's
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  • opportunities everywhere.
  • 00:24:28.170 --> 00:24:30.030
  • You know, sometimes, we're so
  • 00:24:30.030 --> 00:24:31.110
  • wanting to impact the whole
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  • world, "I'm gonna cross the sea
  • 00:24:33.120 --> 00:24:34.190
  • for Christ," hey, start by
  • 00:24:34.190 --> 00:24:36.190
  • crossing the street.
  • 00:24:36.190 --> 00:24:38.180
  • And Jesus said, "Lift up your
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  • eyes.
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  • The harvest is great but the
  • 00:24:40.210 --> 00:24:43.020
  • laborers are few."
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  • You know, pray the Lord would
  • 00:24:44.030 --> 00:24:45.060
  • send laborers.
  • 00:24:45.060 --> 00:24:46.010
  • So there's opportunities
  • 00:24:46.010 --> 00:24:47.060
  • everywhere.
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  • You've gotta just pay attention.
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  • - Laurie: You know, let me ask
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  • you this because there's so many
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  • people in all the different
  • 00:24:52.290 --> 00:24:54.090
  • countries all over the world.
  • 00:24:54.090 --> 00:24:56.190
  • You cannot share your faith.
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  • They have to see it lived by
  • 00:24:58.260 --> 00:25:01.280
  • you, you know, and then if they
  • 00:25:01.280 --> 00:25:04.040
  • ask--start asking you questions.
  • 00:25:04.040 --> 00:25:05.250
  • We find this all over Asia.
  • 00:25:05.250 --> 00:25:07.050
  • It's all over the world.
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  • But they just have to live Jesus
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  • every day.
  • 00:25:12.270 --> 00:25:13.260
  • And then if someone asks them
  • 00:25:13.260 --> 00:25:15.270
  • about their faith then
  • 00:25:15.270 --> 00:25:17.060
  • they--that opens a door, you
  • 00:25:17.060 --> 00:25:18.190
  • know, but you can get arrested,
  • 00:25:18.190 --> 00:25:19.250
  • you can get killed.
  • 00:25:19.250 --> 00:25:20.190
  • You can--you know, so what about
  • 00:25:20.190 --> 00:25:22.030
  • people that can't just come--
  • 00:25:22.030 --> 00:25:24.260
  • - Matt: Well, I was just making
  • 00:25:24.260 --> 00:25:25.180
  • a--her point, I think, is
  • 00:25:25.180 --> 00:25:27.030
  • ultimately, just your
  • 00:25:27.030 --> 00:25:29.000
  • countenance can be a portion of
  • 00:25:29.110 --> 00:25:32.110
  • that watering the seed that was
  • 00:25:32.110 --> 00:25:34.140
  • planted.
  • 00:25:34.140 --> 00:25:35.060
  • Evangelism is something that we
  • 00:25:35.060 --> 00:25:37.270
  • all can and should do and, if
  • 00:25:37.270 --> 00:25:39.290
  • you were watching the first
  • 00:25:39.290 --> 00:25:41.010
  • segment, are commanded to do.
  • 00:25:41.010 --> 00:25:42.210
  • If you're concerned about this
  • 00:25:42.210 --> 00:25:44.080
  • being difficult for you, get
  • 00:25:44.080 --> 00:25:46.120
  • over it, your message is bigger
  • 00:25:46.120 --> 00:25:48.090
  • than who you are.
  • 00:25:48.090 --> 00:25:49.090
  • - Cathe: That's right.
  • 00:25:49.090 --> 00:25:50.020
  • I think what's interesting, Matt
  • 00:25:50.020 --> 00:25:51.180
  • and Laurie, is that we have this
  • 00:25:51.180 --> 00:25:52.280
  • opportunity to shine our light,
  • 00:25:52.280 --> 00:25:55.120
  • right?
  • 00:25:55.120 --> 00:25:56.050
  • And in that video we show a guy
  • 00:25:56.050 --> 00:25:58.120
  • who's overly doing it.
  • 00:25:58.120 --> 00:26:00.090
  • He's just--every word,
  • 00:26:00.090 --> 00:26:01.150
  • everything, is just about
  • 00:26:01.150 --> 00:26:03.000
  • getting that, yeah, fish on the
  • 00:26:03.000 --> 00:26:04.200
  • line.
  • 00:26:04.200 --> 00:26:05.170
  • - Greg: Or notch on your belt
  • 00:26:05.170 --> 00:26:06.150
  • sometimes.
  • 00:26:06.150 --> 00:26:07.070
  • - Cathe: Notch on your belt.
  • 00:26:07.070 --> 00:26:08.020
  • And you were talking about
  • 00:26:08.020 --> 00:26:08.270
  • letting, you know--places in the
  • 00:26:08.270 --> 00:26:10.170
  • world where you cannot verbally
  • 00:26:10.170 --> 00:26:12.220
  • proclaim the gospel in a stadium
  • 00:26:12.220 --> 00:26:14.250
  • like this but one-on-one.
  • 00:26:14.250 --> 00:26:16.290
  • I think we have to live it.
  • 00:26:16.290 --> 00:26:18.150
  • And I've been in situations
  • 00:26:18.150 --> 00:26:19.270
  • where I've been around
  • 00:26:19.270 --> 00:26:21.070
  • Christians that are so anxious
  • 00:26:21.070 --> 00:26:23.050
  • to verbalize it and catch that
  • 00:26:23.050 --> 00:26:25.280
  • fish, get 'em on the line, that
  • 00:26:25.280 --> 00:26:27.180
  • it becomes very uncomfortable
  • 00:26:27.180 --> 00:26:29.110
  • for people and I would actually
  • 00:26:29.110 --> 00:26:31.080
  • avoid these people.
  • 00:26:31.080 --> 00:26:33.040
  • And I've watched this because
  • 00:26:33.040 --> 00:26:35.220
  • I've been in a cycling group
  • 00:26:35.220 --> 00:26:37.130
  • where there were certain
  • 00:26:37.130 --> 00:26:38.260
  • cyclists that every single
  • 00:26:38.260 --> 00:26:40.160
  • person they rode next to on a
  • 00:26:40.160 --> 00:26:41.210
  • bike became an opportunity to
  • 00:26:41.210 --> 00:26:43.150
  • give 'em John 3:16 and, after a
  • 00:26:43.150 --> 00:26:45.270
  • period of time, nobody wanted to
  • 00:26:45.270 --> 00:26:48.010
  • ride next to them.
  • 00:26:48.010 --> 00:26:49.220
  • And you know, there's the other
  • 00:26:49.220 --> 00:26:51.060
  • side where you're not saying it
  • 00:26:51.060 --> 00:26:52.130
  • often enough but, sometimes, if
  • 00:26:52.130 --> 00:26:54.070
  • you're just talking about it all
  • 00:26:54.070 --> 00:26:56.070
  • the time, people get the feeling
  • 00:26:56.070 --> 00:26:57.080
  • that you don't really care about
  • 00:26:57.080 --> 00:26:58.140
  • them.
  • 00:26:58.140 --> 00:26:59.160
  • You just wanna get that fish on
  • 00:26:59.160 --> 00:27:00.250
  • the hook and tell them, you
  • 00:27:00.250 --> 00:27:02.040
  • know, that they're a sinner and
  • 00:27:02.040 --> 00:27:03.210
  • that Jesus could save their
  • 00:27:03.210 --> 00:27:04.260
  • soul.
  • 00:27:04.260 --> 00:27:05.210
  • But we have to live it.
  • 00:27:05.210 --> 00:27:07.210
  • And that's, I think, that's
  • 00:27:07.210 --> 00:27:08.290
  • opportunity of being salt and
  • 00:27:08.290 --> 00:27:10.080
  • light, right?
  • 00:27:10.080 --> 00:27:11.140
  • - Greg: It's a--well, you can
  • 00:27:11.140 --> 00:27:12.180
  • swing the one--to extremes.
  • 00:27:12.180 --> 00:27:14.040
  • You can either talk about it all
  • 00:27:14.040 --> 00:27:15.290
  • the time and not live it.
  • 00:27:15.290 --> 00:27:17.060
  • You can live it, never talk
  • 00:27:17.060 --> 00:27:18.140
  • about it.
  • 00:27:18.140 --> 00:27:19.110
  • We gotta find that middle
  • 00:27:19.110 --> 00:27:20.010
  • ground.
  • 00:27:20.010 --> 00:27:20.230
  • And coming back to your
  • 00:27:20.230 --> 00:27:21.150
  • question, Laurie, yeah, I
  • 00:27:21.150 --> 00:27:23.120
  • understand that it's hard but,
  • 00:27:23.120 --> 00:27:25.040
  • honestly, the Great Commission
  • 00:27:25.040 --> 00:27:26.170
  • is to everyone everywhere.
  • 00:27:26.170 --> 00:27:28.030
  • But we have to adapt to our
  • 00:27:28.030 --> 00:27:29.140
  • situation and talk about the
  • 00:27:29.140 --> 00:27:31.060
  • best way to go about it.
  • 00:27:31.060 --> 00:27:32.210
  • And first you have to earn the
  • 00:27:32.210 --> 00:27:34.040
  • right to be heard and that comes
  • 00:27:34.040 --> 00:27:35.180
  • back to Cathe's statement about
  • 00:27:35.180 --> 00:27:37.000
  • being salt.
  • 00:27:37.000 --> 00:27:37.270
  • Jesus said, "You're the salt of
  • 00:27:37.270 --> 00:27:39.030
  • the earth."
  • 00:27:39.030 --> 00:27:39.240
  • Well, back in those days, salt
  • 00:27:39.240 --> 00:27:41.100
  • was actually something they used
  • 00:27:41.100 --> 00:27:43.140
  • to preserve meat, you know, so
  • 00:27:43.140 --> 00:27:44.250
  • with--they didn't have
  • 00:27:44.250 --> 00:27:46.020
  • refrigeration.
  • 00:27:46.020 --> 00:27:47.080
  • And so that would make the meat
  • 00:27:47.080 --> 00:27:49.100
  • last longer but also, obviously,
  • 00:27:49.100 --> 00:27:51.070
  • salt stimulates thirst.
  • 00:27:51.070 --> 00:27:52.270
  • The other day, we went and saw a
  • 00:27:52.270 --> 00:27:54.050
  • movie and the popcorn arrived.
  • 00:27:54.050 --> 00:27:56.010
  • We--and it was filled with salt
  • 00:27:56.010 --> 00:27:57.160
  • so immediately you wanna drink
  • 00:27:57.160 --> 00:27:58.250
  • something.
  • 00:27:58.250 --> 00:28:00.060
  • And you know in the movie
  • 00:28:00.060 --> 00:28:00.260
  • theaters it's like, you know,
  • 00:28:00.260 --> 00:28:01.240
  • you want a--can I get a small
  • 00:28:01.240 --> 00:28:03.200
  • water?
  • 00:28:03.200 --> 00:28:04.140
  • "No, we have this size, this
  • 00:28:04.140 --> 00:28:05.230
  • size, and the size of a trashcan
  • 00:28:05.230 --> 00:28:07.040
  • and this one you finance over
  • 00:28:07.040 --> 00:28:09.210
  • a year."
  • 00:28:09.210 --> 00:28:10.130
  • It's, like, "Can I just get
  • 00:28:10.130 --> 00:28:11.150
  • a little--" But I think if we're
  • 00:28:11.150 --> 00:28:12.250
  • living a godly life, people will
  • 00:28:12.250 --> 00:28:14.270
  • actually ask us, "So, you know,
  • 00:28:14.270 --> 00:28:16.120
  • what is it about you?"
  • 00:28:16.120 --> 00:28:18.020
  • - Cathe: There's gotta be
  • 00:28:18.020 --> 00:28:18.220
  • something different about--
  • 00:28:18.220 --> 00:28:19.120
  • - Greg: You know, that's
  • 00:28:19.120 --> 00:28:20.060
  • a great thing to earn the right.
  • 00:28:20.060 --> 00:28:21.120
  • - Laurie: You know what else
  • 00:28:21.120 --> 00:28:22.120
  • happens with salt, is that it
  • 00:28:22.120 --> 00:28:23.170
  • tenderizes.
  • 00:28:23.170 --> 00:28:24.160
  • - Greg: Yeah, good point.
  • 00:28:24.160 --> 00:28:25.210
  • - Laurie: We put chicken--if
  • 00:28:25.210 --> 00:28:27.070
  • you'll soak chicken breast in
  • 00:28:27.070 --> 00:28:28.250
  • saltwater before you cook it, it
  • 00:28:28.250 --> 00:28:30.260
  • tenderizes.
  • 00:28:30.260 --> 00:28:32.090
  • - Greg: Cooking tips from
  • 00:28:32.090 --> 00:28:33.000
  • Laurie Crouch.
  • 00:28:33.000 --> 00:28:33.210
  • You didn't know you were
  • 00:28:33.210 --> 00:28:34.130
  • watching a cooking show.
  • 00:28:34.130 --> 00:28:35.120
  • - Laurie: Well, and those
  • 00:28:35.120 --> 00:28:36.050
  • hard-hearted people that
  • 00:28:36.050 --> 00:28:37.090
  • wouldn't come to Christ, you
  • 00:28:37.090 --> 00:28:39.140
  • know, because they're mad at
  • 00:28:39.140 --> 00:28:41.040
  • God, they're--salt tenderizes
  • 00:28:41.130 --> 00:28:44.130
  • their hearts too.
  • 00:28:44.130 --> 00:28:45.230
  • - Cathe: Well, another thing
  • 00:28:45.230 --> 00:28:46.190
  • about sowing the seed is that
  • 00:28:46.190 --> 00:28:48.150
  • Jesus said, "A farmer has to be
  • 00:28:48.150 --> 00:28:50.030
  • patient."
  • 00:28:50.030 --> 00:28:51.050
  • You know, I think sometimes when
  • 00:28:51.050 --> 00:28:52.110
  • we plant a seed, we share the
  • 00:28:52.110 --> 00:28:54.010
  • gospel, or we have an
  • 00:28:54.010 --> 00:28:55.090
  • opportunity to share our faith,
  • 00:28:55.090 --> 00:28:57.010
  • just because someone doesn't
  • 00:28:57.010 --> 00:28:59.160
  • immediately say, "What must I do
  • 00:28:59.160 --> 00:29:00.260
  • to be saved?"
  • 00:29:00.260 --> 00:29:02.040
  • doesn't mean that you've failed.
  • 00:29:02.040 --> 00:29:03.220
  • You've just planted a seed.
  • 00:29:03.220 --> 00:29:05.130
  • And Greg said, you know, you
  • 00:29:05.130 --> 00:29:06.120
  • sow, others water, and God gives
  • 00:29:06.120 --> 00:29:08.110
  • the increase.
  • 00:29:08.110 --> 00:29:09.090
  • I almost feel like, you know,
  • 00:29:09.090 --> 00:29:10.130
  • those are like little grenades
  • 00:29:10.130 --> 00:29:11.200
  • you're putting in people's
  • 00:29:11.200 --> 00:29:12.200
  • lives.
  • 00:29:12.200 --> 00:29:13.120
  • You don't know when that's going
  • 00:29:13.120 --> 00:29:14.070
  • to explode under the right
  • 00:29:14.070 --> 00:29:15.030
  • circumstances.
  • 00:29:15.030 --> 00:29:16.010
  • - Greg: They're like time bombs
  • 00:29:16.010 --> 00:29:16.250
  • in a way.
  • 00:29:16.250 --> 00:29:17.190
  • They--you can sow a seed today
  • 00:29:17.190 --> 00:29:19.010
  • that a person may not really
  • 00:29:19.010 --> 00:29:20.010
  • react to but they may wake up 3
  • 00:29:20.010 --> 00:29:21.250
  • o'clock in the morning tomorrow
  • 00:29:21.260 --> 00:29:24.260
  • night or, listen to this, a
  • 00:29:24.260 --> 00:29:26.250
  • crisis may hit and, though they
  • 00:29:26.250 --> 00:29:28.130
  • mocked you as a Christian and
  • 00:29:28.130 --> 00:29:30.190
  • dismissed you, they might come
  • 00:29:30.190 --> 00:29:32.140
  • to you quietly and say, "Hey,
  • 00:29:32.140 --> 00:29:33.270
  • my marriage has kind of fallen
  • 00:29:33.270 --> 00:29:35.220
  • apart," or "My kid's on drugs,"
  • 00:29:35.220 --> 00:29:37.110
  • or "I just got bad news from a
  • 00:29:37.110 --> 00:29:38.170
  • doctor, and the next time you
  • 00:29:38.170 --> 00:29:40.000
  • talk to, you know, the man
  • 00:29:40.000 --> 00:29:41.180
  • upstairs, put in a good word
  • 00:29:41.180 --> 00:29:43.020
  • for me."
  • 00:29:43.020 --> 00:29:43.210
  • See, that means that your sowing
  • 00:29:43.210 --> 00:29:45.160
  • of seeds has been successful
  • 00:29:45.160 --> 00:29:47.140
  • 'cause when it's all said and
  • 00:29:47.140 --> 00:29:49.060
  • done, God doesn't require
  • 00:29:49.060 --> 00:29:50.110
  • success, he requires
  • 00:29:50.110 --> 00:29:51.120
  • faithfulness.
  • 00:29:51.120 --> 00:29:52.230
  • All he wants us to do is to go
  • 00:29:52.230 --> 00:29:53.290
  • into all our world and do the
  • 00:29:53.290 --> 00:29:55.130
  • best we can to bring people
  • 00:29:55.130 --> 00:29:57.090
  • to Jesus.
  • 00:29:57.090 --> 00:29:58.060
  • But you know, Matt, in that
  • 00:29:58.060 --> 00:29:59.090
  • book, "Tell Someone," I didn't
  • 00:29:59.090 --> 00:30:00.110
  • write it to beat people up.
  • 00:30:00.110 --> 00:30:01.290
  • I wrote it to lift people up.
  • 00:30:01.290 --> 00:30:04.010
  • And to say, "Okay, if you've
  • 00:30:04.010 --> 00:30:05.040
  • made some mistakes, it's okay.
  • 00:30:05.040 --> 00:30:06.210
  • Learn from them and try again."
  • 00:30:06.210 --> 00:30:07.260
  • And in that book, I try to be
  • 00:30:07.260 --> 00:30:09.170
  • very honest and I included some
  • 00:30:09.170 --> 00:30:11.040
  • of my own mistakes that I made.
  • 00:30:11.040 --> 00:30:13.070
  • - Matt: Give us then a mistake,
  • 00:30:13.070 --> 00:30:14.100
  • Greg.
  • 00:30:14.100 --> 00:30:15.030
  • I really enjoy this part of the
  • 00:30:15.030 --> 00:30:16.050
  • show.
  • 00:30:16.050 --> 00:30:16.280
  • What's a mistake that might be
  • 00:30:16.280 --> 00:30:18.230
  • in the book, "Tell Someone"?
  • 00:30:18.230 --> 00:30:20.000
  • - Greg: Well, I just, shortly
  • 00:30:20.000 --> 00:30:20.240
  • after I was converted I started
  • 00:30:20.240 --> 00:30:22.190
  • a church.
  • 00:30:22.210 --> 00:30:25.210
  • I became a Christian at 17,
  • 00:30:25.210 --> 00:30:27.110
  • I started preaching at 19,
  • 00:30:27.110 --> 00:30:28.160
  • started pastoring at 20.
  • 00:30:28.160 --> 00:30:30.030
  • And I grew my hair out really
  • 00:30:30.030 --> 00:30:31.240
  • long.
  • 00:30:31.240 --> 00:30:32.230
  • I had it parted down the middle,
  • 00:30:32.230 --> 00:30:34.170
  • came down to my shoulders, big
  • 00:30:34.170 --> 00:30:35.290
  • long beard.
  • 00:30:35.290 --> 00:30:37.020
  • And so I was, like, the hippy
  • 00:30:37.020 --> 00:30:38.100
  • preacher.
  • 00:30:38.100 --> 00:30:39.170
  • So I went out to a pizza place
  • 00:30:39.170 --> 00:30:41.060
  • and I was sitting there and I
  • 00:30:41.060 --> 00:30:43.070
  • looked over at the table next to
  • 00:30:43.070 --> 00:30:44.100
  • me and there's a guy I
  • 00:30:44.100 --> 00:30:45.130
  • recognized from school, from
  • 00:30:45.130 --> 00:30:47.100
  • elementary school.
  • 00:30:47.100 --> 00:30:48.220
  • You know, some people, they
  • 00:30:48.220 --> 00:30:49.130
  • don't change with the passage of
  • 00:30:49.130 --> 00:30:50.130
  • time, they just get bigger but
  • 00:30:50.130 --> 00:30:52.090
  • they look exactly the same.
  • 00:30:52.090 --> 00:30:54.240
  • I said, "Excuse me, is your name
  • 00:30:54.240 --> 00:30:55.170
  • Paul?"
  • 00:30:55.170 --> 00:30:56.130
  • He said, "Yeah.
  • 00:30:56.130 --> 00:30:57.220
  • Who are you?"
  • 00:30:57.220 --> 00:30:58.100
  • I said, "I'm Greg Laurie."
  • 00:30:58.100 --> 00:30:59.060
  • He goes, "Boy, I didn't
  • 00:30:59.060 --> 00:30:59.280
  • recognize you with all the
  • 00:30:59.280 --> 00:31:00.220
  • hair."
  • 00:31:00.220 --> 00:31:01.080
  • "Yeah, I'm Greg Laurie.
  • 00:31:01.080 --> 00:31:02.010
  • Good to see you, Paul."
  • 00:31:02.010 --> 00:31:02.270
  • "Yeah, how you been, Greg?"
  • 00:31:02.270 --> 00:31:03.260
  • "Well, Paul, it's been good but,
  • 00:31:03.260 --> 00:31:05.010
  • guess what.
  • 00:31:05.010 --> 00:31:05.250
  • I became a Christian."
  • 00:31:05.250 --> 00:31:07.110
  • He's like, "Oh, really?"
  • 00:31:07.110 --> 00:31:08.140
  • I said, "Yeah, I'm not the same
  • 00:31:08.140 --> 00:31:09.140
  • guy you used to know."
  • 00:31:09.140 --> 00:31:11.040
  • He goes, "Greg, I remember you
  • 00:31:11.040 --> 00:31:12.030
  • were always sent to the
  • 00:31:12.030 --> 00:31:13.070
  • vice-principal's office for
  • 00:31:13.070 --> 00:31:14.290
  • goofing off in class and causing
  • 00:31:14.290 --> 00:31:17.120
  • trouble and--" "I'm not that way
  • 00:31:17.120 --> 00:31:19.020
  • anymore, Paul," I said.
  • 00:31:19.020 --> 00:31:20.080
  • "And listen to this, not only am
  • 00:31:20.080 --> 00:31:22.000
  • I a Christian, I'm the pastor of
  • 00:31:22.000 --> 00:31:23.290
  • a church."
  • 00:31:23.290 --> 00:31:24.220
  • I think he's thinking, "What has
  • 00:31:24.220 --> 00:31:25.200
  • happened to our world that they
  • 00:31:25.200 --> 00:31:27.060
  • would let this guy pastor a
  • 00:31:27.060 --> 00:31:28.070
  • church."
  • 00:31:28.070 --> 00:31:28.290
  • "Yeah,"
  • 00:31:28.290 --> 00:31:30.100
  • and, you know, so I went on to
  • 00:31:30.100 --> 00:31:31.120
  • talk about my faith a little.
  • 00:31:31.120 --> 00:31:32.210
  • He goes, "Oh, great talking with
  • 00:31:32.210 --> 00:31:33.140
  • you, Greg."
  • 00:31:33.140 --> 00:31:34.050
  • I said, "Good talking with you,
  • 00:31:34.050 --> 00:31:34.290
  • Paul."
  • 00:31:34.290 --> 00:31:35.220
  • So I'm thinking, "Oh, that went
  • 00:31:35.220 --> 00:31:36.150
  • really well."
  • 00:31:36.150 --> 00:31:37.080
  • Well, my friend is with me and
  • 00:31:37.080 --> 00:31:38.240
  • we're waiting for our pizza.
  • 00:31:38.240 --> 00:31:40.010
  • My friend went to the restroom
  • 00:31:40.010 --> 00:31:41.070
  • and I thought it would really be
  • 00:31:41.070 --> 00:31:42.270
  • funny to take those red pepper
  • 00:31:42.270 --> 00:31:44.200
  • flakes that are on the table and
  • 00:31:44.200 --> 00:31:46.130
  • douse my friend's side of the
  • 00:31:46.130 --> 00:31:48.070
  • pizza with pure red pepper
  • 00:31:48.070 --> 00:31:49.220
  • flakes.
  • 00:31:49.220 --> 00:31:50.170
  • And so I'm doing it, laughing to
  • 00:31:50.170 --> 00:31:51.150
  • myself.
  • 00:31:51.150 --> 00:31:52.260
  • I forgot about Paul and Paul
  • 00:31:52.260 --> 00:31:54.140
  • actually said, "Haven't changed
  • 00:31:54.140 --> 00:31:55.220
  • much, have you, Greg?"
  • 00:31:55.220 --> 00:31:57.080
  • I'm, like--"Ah, right."
  • 00:31:57.130 --> 00:32:00.150
  • I turned around.
  • 00:32:00.150 --> 00:32:01.290
  • I thought it was only fitting
  • 00:32:01.290 --> 00:32:02.220
  • that I should eat that pizza.
  • 00:32:02.220 --> 00:32:05.160
  • So, you know, you have to live
  • 00:32:05.160 --> 00:32:07.050
  • it and, you know, it's really
  • 00:32:07.050 --> 00:32:09.090
  • awful when a non-believer calls
  • 00:32:09.090 --> 00:32:11.130
  • you out and it's even more awful
  • 00:32:11.130 --> 00:32:13.090
  • when they're right.
  • 00:32:13.090 --> 00:32:14.280
  • And sometimes non-Christians
  • 00:32:14.280 --> 00:32:16.130
  • have a better idea of how
  • 00:32:16.130 --> 00:32:17.250
  • Christians ought to behave than
  • 00:32:17.250 --> 00:32:19.050
  • some Christians do.
  • 00:32:19.050 --> 00:32:20.200
  • They'll say, like, "Wait,
  • 00:32:20.200 --> 00:32:22.080
  • aren't you a Christian?
  • 00:32:22.080 --> 00:32:23.060
  • Aren't you supposed to be
  • 00:32:23.060 --> 00:32:24.000
  • loving?
  • 00:32:24.000 --> 00:32:25.120
  • Why are you harboring a grudge?
  • 00:32:25.120 --> 00:32:27.160
  • Aren't Christians supposed to be
  • 00:32:27.160 --> 00:32:28.140
  • forgiving?
  • 00:32:28.140 --> 00:32:29.290
  • Wait a second, I thought--
  • 00:32:29.290 --> 00:32:31.050
  • why are you, like, divorcing
  • 00:32:31.050 --> 00:32:32.210
  • your wife?
  • 00:32:32.210 --> 00:32:33.200
  • I thought you Christians
  • 00:32:33.200 --> 00:32:34.180
  • had this love."
  • 00:32:34.180 --> 00:32:35.150
  • You know what?
  • 00:32:35.150 --> 00:32:36.080
  • And often, they're right.
  • 00:32:36.080 --> 00:32:37.130
  • And so we do have to earn the
  • 00:32:37.130 --> 00:32:38.250
  • right, being the salt, living
  • 00:32:38.250 --> 00:32:41.020
  • the life, but then kind of the
  • 00:32:41.020 --> 00:32:42.100
  • other side is some would say,
  • 00:32:42.100 --> 00:32:44.080
  • "Well, I live it.
  • 00:32:44.080 --> 00:32:45.110
  • I'm a good example."
  • 00:32:45.110 --> 00:32:46.080
  • Good.
  • 00:32:46.080 --> 00:32:47.040
  • But Jesus did not say, "Go into
  • 00:32:47.040 --> 00:32:49.000
  • all the world and be a good
  • 00:32:49.000 --> 00:32:50.090
  • example."
  • 00:32:50.090 --> 00:32:51.040
  • He said, "Go preach the gospel."
  • 00:32:51.040 --> 00:32:52.160
  • Not that we shouldn't be a good
  • 00:32:52.160 --> 00:32:53.260
  • example.
  • 00:32:53.260 --> 00:32:54.190
  • That's sort of assuming you're
  • 00:32:54.190 --> 00:32:55.110
  • that.
  • 00:32:55.110 --> 00:32:56.100
  • But there comes a moment when
  • 00:32:56.100 --> 00:32:57.160
  • you still need to articulate it.
  • 00:32:57.160 --> 00:32:59.040
  • - Cathe: We need to verbalize
  • 00:32:59.040 --> 00:32:59.260
  • it.
  • 00:32:59.260 --> 00:33:00.120
  • - Greg: Verbalize it.
  • 00:33:00.120 --> 00:33:01.020
  • - Matt: We are talking about
  • 00:33:01.020 --> 00:33:02.060
  • personal evangelism.
  • 00:33:02.060 --> 00:33:03.110
  • Sitting with us is Greg and
  • 00:33:03.110 --> 00:33:04.230
  • Cathe Laurie and the Harvest
  • 00:33:06.060 --> 00:33:09.060
  • Crusade, Harvest America, is
  • 00:33:09.060 --> 00:33:11.170
  • coming to this amazing stadium,
  • 00:33:11.170 --> 00:33:13.170
  • Worth area, right here in
  • 00:33:16.060 --> 00:33:17.200
  • Arlington, Texas.
  • 00:33:17.200 --> 00:33:19.190
  • They let us turn this program
  • 00:33:20.010 --> 00:33:23.010
  • really into--this stadium into
  • 00:33:23.010 --> 00:33:25.000
  • the largest TV studio in
  • 00:33:25.000 --> 00:33:26.250
  • And soon, on March 6, 2016, it's
  • 00:33:31.090 --> 00:33:34.090
  • gonna be the largest church in
  • 00:33:34.090 --> 00:33:35.140
  • America, for sure.
  • 00:33:35.140 --> 00:33:36.200
  • And a few minutes ago, we kind
  • 00:33:36.200 --> 00:33:39.090
  • of showed a guy who did it
  • 00:33:39.090 --> 00:33:40.200
  • wrong.
  • 00:33:40.200 --> 00:33:41.150
  • Let's redeem that for a moment
  • 00:33:41.150 --> 00:33:43.180
  • and let's go to some personal
  • 00:33:43.180 --> 00:33:45.070
  • evangelism done right.
  • 00:33:45.070 --> 00:33:46.090
  • Take a look.
  • 00:33:46.090 --> 00:33:47.140
  • We'll get back to
  • 00:33:47.140 --> 00:33:48.120
  • - Jason: Ooh, there's a spot.
  • 00:33:55.040 --> 00:33:56.150
  • Oh wait.
  • 00:33:56.150 --> 00:33:58.020
  • hey, go ahead, buddy.
  • 00:33:58.020 --> 00:33:58.260
  • - Jason: Hey, gosh, go ahead.
  • 00:34:13.030 --> 00:34:16.030
  • So what do you
  • 00:34:16.030 --> 00:34:17.000
  • normally get here?
  • 00:34:17.000 --> 00:34:17.190
  • - male: Oh, man, I love the
  • 00:34:17.190 --> 00:34:18.090
  • macchiatos.
  • 00:34:18.090 --> 00:34:19.000
  • - Jason: Yeah, I like
  • 00:34:19.000 --> 00:34:19.210
  • macchiatos too.
  • 00:34:19.210 --> 00:34:20.100
  • It's--I come to this coffee shop
  • 00:34:20.100 --> 00:34:21.110
  • 'cause it's actually right down
  • 00:34:21.110 --> 00:34:22.090
  • the street from where I work,
  • 00:34:22.090 --> 00:34:23.070
  • real easy.
  • 00:34:23.070 --> 00:34:24.090
  • I work at this church and so,
  • 00:34:24.090 --> 00:34:25.170
  • yeah, it's real easy to come
  • 00:34:25.170 --> 00:34:27.010
  • down here, take a little break,
  • 00:34:27.010 --> 00:34:27.280
  • you know, and get some coffee.
  • 00:34:27.280 --> 00:34:29.100
  • - barista: Jason, got your
  • 00:34:29.100 --> 00:34:30.010
  • drink.
  • 00:34:30.010 --> 00:34:30.190
  • - Jason: Thanks, man,
  • 00:34:30.190 --> 00:34:31.070
  • appreciate it.
  • 00:34:31.070 --> 00:34:32.000
  • So is there anything I can be
  • 00:34:32.000 --> 00:34:33.050
  • praying for you about?
  • 00:34:33.050 --> 00:34:34.180
  • Dude, Caleb, what's up, man?
  • 00:34:34.180 --> 00:34:35.180
  • I haven't seen you in a while.
  • 00:34:35.180 --> 00:34:36.210
  • - Caleb: Good.
  • 00:34:36.210 --> 00:34:37.230
  • - Jason: Hey, mind if I take
  • 00:34:37.230 --> 00:34:38.160
  • a seat?
  • 00:34:38.160 --> 00:34:39.060
  • - male: Sure.
  • 00:34:39.060 --> 00:34:39.240
  • - Jason: And so, basically, the
  • 00:34:39.240 --> 00:34:40.170
  • thing that I've noticed in--now
  • 00:34:40.170 --> 00:34:41.150
  • that I've become a Christian,
  • 00:34:41.150 --> 00:34:42.220
  • is that before I knew Jesus,
  • 00:34:42.220 --> 00:34:43.210
  • I was the type of guy that
  • 00:34:43.210 --> 00:34:45.000
  • I wanted to be filled.
  • 00:34:45.000 --> 00:34:46.170
  • I was going after pleasure of
  • 00:34:46.170 --> 00:34:47.220
  • all different sorts and--
  • 00:34:47.220 --> 00:34:49.070
  • I invite you to come back
  • 00:34:49.070 --> 00:34:50.080
  • to church.
  • 00:34:50.080 --> 00:34:50.280
  • You know, I haven't seen you
  • 00:34:50.280 --> 00:34:51.250
  • in a while and I think
  • 00:34:51.250 --> 00:34:52.160
  • you should come back out.
  • 00:34:52.160 --> 00:34:53.100
  • Like, do you happen
  • 00:34:53.100 --> 00:34:54.020
  • to go to church at all?
  • 00:34:54.020 --> 00:34:55.050
  • - male: Oh, you know, off and
  • 00:34:55.050 --> 00:34:55.260
  • on.
  • 00:34:55.260 --> 00:34:56.110
  • - Jason: That's cool.
  • 00:34:56.110 --> 00:34:57.060
  • Hey, dude, I invite you out to
  • 00:34:57.060 --> 00:34:57.290
  • this church.
  • 00:34:57.290 --> 00:34:58.180
  • It's an amazing church.
  • 00:34:58.180 --> 00:34:59.130
  • Actually, here's the invite
  • 00:34:59.130 --> 00:35:00.060
  • for it.
  • 00:35:00.060 --> 00:35:01.130
  • How you doin'?
  • 00:35:01.130 --> 00:35:02.060
  • So I got a quick question for
  • 00:35:02.060 --> 00:35:03.060
  • you, sorry to interrupt you, but
  • 00:35:03.060 --> 00:35:04.080
  • I was kinda even thinking about
  • 00:35:04.080 --> 00:35:05.270
  • this today.
  • 00:35:05.270 --> 00:35:06.270
  • What do you think is the meaning
  • 00:35:06.270 --> 00:35:07.280
  • of life?
  • 00:35:07.280 --> 00:35:08.270
  • - male: I don't know.
  • 00:35:08.270 --> 00:35:10.270
  • - male: Yeah, my brother's in
  • 00:35:10.270 --> 00:35:12.080
  • jail.
  • 00:35:12.080 --> 00:35:12.290
  • - Jason: I'll definitely be
  • 00:35:12.290 --> 00:35:14.050
  • praying for you.
  • 00:35:14.050 --> 00:35:14.260
  • I'm in here a lot and so, dude,
  • 00:35:14.260 --> 00:35:15.180
  • I'll be keeping that in prayer.
  • 00:35:15.180 --> 00:35:16.280
  • By the way, I'm Jason.
  • 00:35:16.280 --> 00:35:17.260
  • What was your name?
  • 00:35:17.260 --> 00:35:18.120
  • - male: Cameron.
  • 00:35:18.120 --> 00:35:18.290
  • - Jason: Okay, pleasure to meet
  • 00:35:18.290 --> 00:35:19.220
  • you, dude.
  • 00:35:19.220 --> 00:35:20.050
  • God bless you.
  • 00:35:20.050 --> 00:35:20.240
  • Knowing that your sin
  • 00:35:20.240 --> 00:35:21.130
  • is forgiven.
  • 00:35:21.130 --> 00:35:22.130
  • And so it just comes back down
  • 00:35:22.130 --> 00:35:23.150
  • to knowing that Jesus died for
  • 00:35:23.150 --> 00:35:24.280
  • you because he loves you.
  • 00:35:24.280 --> 00:35:26.060
  • I always carry 'em on
  • 00:35:26.060 --> 00:35:27.090
  • me just in case.
  • 00:35:27.090 --> 00:35:28.240
  • Here you go.
  • 00:35:28.240 --> 00:35:29.230
  • So right down the street,
  • 00:35:29.230 --> 00:35:30.260
  • easy to understand.
  • 00:35:30.260 --> 00:35:32.220
  • I mean, essentially, it's just
  • 00:35:32.220 --> 00:35:33.220
  • about having a relationship with
  • 00:35:33.220 --> 00:35:35.020
  • Jesus Christ and so just invite
  • 00:35:35.020 --> 00:35:36.260
  • you out to it.
  • 00:35:36.260 --> 00:35:37.180
  • - male: You drive a Volkswagen,
  • 00:35:37.180 --> 00:35:38.220
  • right?
  • 00:35:38.220 --> 00:35:39.080
  • - Jason: Yeah, I do.
  • 00:35:39.080 --> 00:35:40.030
  • - male: All right.
  • 00:35:40.030 --> 00:35:42.250
  • - Matt: We redeemed
  • 00:35:42.250 --> 00:35:43.230
  • the evangelism a little bit.
  • 00:35:43.230 --> 00:35:46.030
  • Greg, take it away again.
  • 00:35:46.030 --> 00:35:46.290
  • - Greg: Well, here's the thing
  • 00:35:46.290 --> 00:35:48.110
  • to understand.
  • 00:35:48.110 --> 00:35:49.060
  • When you talk to a person,
  • 00:35:49.060 --> 00:35:51.110
  • know this about them.
  • 00:35:51.110 --> 00:35:52.260
  • Everyone's favorite subject
  • 00:35:52.260 --> 00:35:54.110
  • is themselves.
  • 00:35:54.110 --> 00:35:55.200
  • I mean, what's the most popular
  • 00:35:55.200 --> 00:35:56.220
  • kind of photography right now?
  • 00:35:56.220 --> 00:35:58.070
  • Selfies!
  • 00:35:58.070 --> 00:35:59.250
  • Right?
  • 00:35:59.250 --> 00:36:00.210
  • And so when you've walked up to
  • 00:36:00.210 --> 00:36:02.180
  • a person, understand this,
  • 00:36:02.180 --> 00:36:04.140
  • personal evangelism is a
  • 00:36:04.140 --> 00:36:06.140
  • dialogue.
  • 00:36:06.140 --> 00:36:08.050
  • See, when I set up in a stadium
  • 00:36:08.050 --> 00:36:09.110
  • like this and I speak, it's
  • 00:36:09.110 --> 00:36:10.190
  • generally a monologue.
  • 00:36:10.190 --> 00:36:12.100
  • Usually, people don't respond.
  • 00:36:12.100 --> 00:36:14.080
  • They might yell at me or
  • 00:36:14.080 --> 00:36:15.100
  • something but, for the most
  • 00:36:15.100 --> 00:36:16.200
  • part, I'm speaking, they're
  • 00:36:16.200 --> 00:36:17.260
  • listening.
  • 00:36:17.260 --> 00:36:18.150
  • But one-on-one, it's a dialogue.
  • 00:36:18.150 --> 00:36:20.110
  • And coming back to Jesus and the
  • 00:36:20.110 --> 00:36:21.250
  • woman at the well,
  • 00:36:21.250 --> 00:36:23.210
  • he dialogued with her.
  • 00:36:23.210 --> 00:36:25.080
  • It was give and take, and he did
  • 00:36:25.080 --> 00:36:26.190
  • this often with many people,
  • 00:36:26.190 --> 00:36:28.100
  • with the rich young ruler.
  • 00:36:28.100 --> 00:36:29.140
  • "Good master," the ruler says,
  • 00:36:29.140 --> 00:36:31.030
  • "what must I do to inherit
  • 00:36:31.030 --> 00:36:32.260
  • eternal life?"
  • 00:36:32.260 --> 00:36:33.230
  • Jesus says, "Why do you call me
  • 00:36:33.230 --> 00:36:34.230
  • good?
  • 00:36:34.230 --> 00:36:35.140
  • There's no one good but God."
  • 00:36:35.140 --> 00:36:36.150
  • And so the--he enters into a
  • 00:36:36.150 --> 00:36:37.250
  • conversation.
  • 00:36:37.250 --> 00:36:38.220
  • He draws this young man out.
  • 00:36:38.220 --> 00:36:40.090
  • And so I think it's really
  • 00:36:40.090 --> 00:36:41.250
  • important to remember that.
  • 00:36:41.250 --> 00:36:43.160
  • Because for--I don't know if
  • 00:36:43.160 --> 00:36:45.140
  • this might surprise you but it's
  • 00:36:45.140 --> 00:36:47.040
  • easier for me to stand behind a
  • 00:36:47.040 --> 00:36:48.220
  • pulpit and speak to a large
  • 00:36:48.220 --> 00:36:50.130
  • group than it is for me to go up
  • 00:36:50.130 --> 00:36:51.240
  • to a complete stranger and
  • 00:36:51.240 --> 00:36:53.100
  • initiate a conversation.
  • 00:36:53.100 --> 00:36:55.070
  • So now I have a pulpit on wheels
  • 00:36:55.070 --> 00:36:57.170
  • that I take with me everywhere.
  • 00:36:57.170 --> 00:36:59.100
  • Even in the market, I push it
  • 00:36:59.100 --> 00:37:00.100
  • down the aisle, put bread on it,
  • 00:37:00.100 --> 00:37:01.270
  • water.
  • 00:37:01.270 --> 00:37:03.000
  • "Hey, have you ever heard--"
  • 00:37:03.000 --> 00:37:05.060
  • No, I don't.
  • 00:37:05.060 --> 00:37:05.260
  • - Cathe: I can agree, you
  • 00:37:05.260 --> 00:37:06.160
  • are--he is really good
  • 00:37:06.160 --> 00:37:07.140
  • one-on-one with people.
  • 00:37:07.140 --> 00:37:09.110
  • You say you need a pulpit but
  • 00:37:09.110 --> 00:37:10.290
  • you don't.
  • 00:37:10.290 --> 00:37:11.220
  • You actually do share your faith
  • 00:37:11.220 --> 00:37:13.120
  • and just engage with people in
  • 00:37:13.120 --> 00:37:15.150
  • conversation.
  • 00:37:15.150 --> 00:37:16.080
  • You do.
  • 00:37:16.080 --> 00:37:17.130
  • You do it well.
  • 00:37:17.130 --> 00:37:18.030
  • - Greg: Well, thank you.
  • 00:37:18.030 --> 00:37:19.100
  • - Cathe: I've learned to be--
  • 00:37:19.100 --> 00:37:20.090
  • - Greg: I've written a book
  • 00:37:20.090 --> 00:37:22.150
  • about it called, "Tell Someone."
  • 00:37:22.150 --> 00:37:24.080
  • But do you know, you never know
  • 00:37:24.080 --> 00:37:26.220
  • when an opportunity will come
  • 00:37:26.220 --> 00:37:27.260
  • along.
  • 00:37:27.260 --> 00:37:28.160
  • Cathe was out riding her bike
  • 00:37:28.160 --> 00:37:29.200
  • with her friends a while back.
  • 00:37:29.200 --> 00:37:31.030
  • And tell 'em the story about
  • 00:37:31.030 --> 00:37:32.250
  • what happened.
  • 00:37:32.250 --> 00:37:33.250
  • - Cathe: We were--
  • 00:37:33.250 --> 00:37:35.010
  • Stop it!
  • 00:37:35.010 --> 00:37:37.040
  • You don't have the pulpit here.
  • 00:37:37.040 --> 00:37:39.130
  • - Greg: I have the round table.
  • 00:37:39.130 --> 00:37:41.150
  • Go, tell your story.
  • 00:37:41.150 --> 00:37:42.110
  • - Cathe: It was pretty cool
  • 00:37:42.110 --> 00:37:43.060
  • because it was just an ordinary
  • 00:37:43.060 --> 00:37:44.180
  • day, summer day.
  • 00:37:44.180 --> 00:37:45.270
  • We're riding down Pacific Coast
  • 00:37:45.270 --> 00:37:47.110
  • Highway in Huntington Beach and
  • 00:37:47.110 --> 00:37:49.010
  • we ride in the street, you know,
  • 00:37:49.080 --> 00:37:52.080
  • in the bike lane, and I look
  • 00:37:52.080 --> 00:37:53.250
  • down and, out of the corner of
  • 00:37:53.250 --> 00:37:54.290
  • my eye, saw something laying in
  • 00:37:54.290 --> 00:37:55.260
  • the--just right near the curb,
  • 00:37:55.260 --> 00:37:57.080
  • almost in the gutter.
  • 00:37:57.080 --> 00:37:58.230
  • And I said to my girlfriend, I
  • 00:37:58.230 --> 00:38:00.040
  • said, "You know what, Shelley,
  • 00:38:00.040 --> 00:38:01.150
  • did you say that?
  • 00:38:01.150 --> 00:38:02.070
  • It looked like a wallet that was
  • 00:38:02.070 --> 00:38:03.110
  • laying back there."
  • 00:38:03.110 --> 00:38:04.150
  • So we're about 100 yards away.
  • 00:38:04.150 --> 00:38:06.120
  • I said, "Let--I think we should
  • 00:38:06.120 --> 00:38:07.210
  • turn around and go back 'cause I
  • 00:38:07.210 --> 00:38:08.260
  • think that's somebody's wallet."
  • 00:38:08.260 --> 00:38:10.210
  • So we turned around and went
  • 00:38:10.210 --> 00:38:12.080
  • back and it wasn't a wallet.
  • 00:38:12.080 --> 00:38:13.130
  • It was actually a waitress's
  • 00:38:13.130 --> 00:38:15.030
  • billfold.
  • 00:38:15.030 --> 00:38:16.090
  • You know, the folders that she
  • 00:38:16.090 --> 00:38:17.060
  • uses to take orders in?
  • 00:38:17.060 --> 00:38:19.000
  • And inside was money and it was
  • 00:38:19.000 --> 00:38:21.240
  • the ticket and she worked at a
  • 00:38:21.240 --> 00:38:24.140
  • certain restaurant and the phone
  • 00:38:24.140 --> 00:38:26.070
  • number was on there.
  • 00:38:26.070 --> 00:38:27.230
  • No name but the restaurant and
  • 00:38:27.230 --> 00:38:29.260
  • I was, like, "Oh, my goodness.
  • 00:38:29.260 --> 00:38:31.230
  • This is some waitress's thing.
  • 00:38:32.000 --> 00:38:35.000
  • She's probably got out of her
  • 00:38:35.000 --> 00:38:35.210
  • car and it fell in the gutter,
  • 00:38:35.210 --> 00:38:36.200
  • and--" So we called the
  • 00:38:36.200 --> 00:38:37.280
  • restaurant and turned out that
  • 00:38:38.230 --> 00:38:41.230
  • this young girl who was working
  • 00:38:41.230 --> 00:38:43.280
  • there had dropped it in the
  • 00:38:43.280 --> 00:38:45.150
  • street.
  • 00:38:45.150 --> 00:38:46.100
  • She was going to the beach that
  • 00:38:46.100 --> 00:38:47.180
  • day.
  • 00:38:47.180 --> 00:38:48.120
  • And I said to the manager, I
  • 00:38:48.120 --> 00:38:50.250
  • said, "Well, you know, we found
  • 00:38:50.250 --> 00:38:52.180
  • this and we just want her to
  • 00:38:52.180 --> 00:38:54.160
  • know that we have it.
  • 00:38:54.160 --> 00:38:56.050
  • We'll keep it safe for her.
  • 00:38:56.050 --> 00:38:57.240
  • And just give her my number and
  • 00:38:57.240 --> 00:38:59.150
  • we're here in Huntington Beach.
  • 00:38:59.150 --> 00:39:01.110
  • I don't know if she's still here
  • 00:39:01.110 --> 00:39:02.260
  • but I could take it to our
  • 00:39:02.260 --> 00:39:04.130
  • church and drop it off and she
  • 00:39:04.130 --> 00:39:05.240
  • could pick it up there."
  • 00:39:05.240 --> 00:39:07.010
  • I was a little guarded about
  • 00:39:07.010 --> 00:39:08.140
  • maybe not trying to be too
  • 00:39:08.140 --> 00:39:09.170
  • connected here to this person.
  • 00:39:09.170 --> 00:39:11.240
  • She might think, "Who is this
  • 00:39:11.240 --> 00:39:12.180
  • calling me with my stuff?"
  • 00:39:12.180 --> 00:39:14.080
  • Well, anyway, he said, "You know
  • 00:39:14.080 --> 00:39:15.260
  • what?
  • 00:39:15.260 --> 00:39:16.160
  • Let me call her cell phone."
  • 00:39:16.160 --> 00:39:17.260
  • I said, "Okay, well, here's my
  • 00:39:17.260 --> 00:39:19.040
  • number.
  • 00:39:19.040 --> 00:39:19.280
  • Call me if you get a hold of
  • 00:39:19.280 --> 00:39:20.240
  • her."
  • 00:39:20.240 --> 00:39:21.150
  • So we're riding away.
  • 00:39:21.150 --> 00:39:22.160
  • And she calls.
  • 00:39:22.160 --> 00:39:24.110
  • She's right there at whatever,
  • 00:39:24.110 --> 00:39:25.220
  • the lifeguard tower
  • 00:39:25.220 --> 00:39:26.230
  • such-and-such.
  • 00:39:26.230 --> 00:39:28.000
  • And Shelley and I looked at each
  • 00:39:28.000 --> 00:39:29.220
  • other and we thought, "Okay,
  • 00:39:29.220 --> 00:39:31.160
  • we'll go back."
  • 00:39:31.160 --> 00:39:32.080
  • So we turned around.
  • 00:39:32.080 --> 00:39:33.220
  • We called her directly and said,
  • 00:39:33.220 --> 00:39:35.200
  • "We'll meet you at lifeguard
  • 00:39:35.200 --> 00:39:38.070
  • tower wherever you are, and give
  • 00:39:38.070 --> 00:39:39.180
  • you your thing."
  • 00:39:39.180 --> 00:39:41.080
  • And as we're riding back,
  • 00:39:41.080 --> 00:39:42.080
  • the--it was just so clear.
  • 00:39:42.080 --> 00:39:43.210
  • The Lord was just saying to me,
  • 00:39:43.210 --> 00:39:45.020
  • "This is for a reason.
  • 00:39:45.020 --> 00:39:46.200
  • You need to tell her about me."
  • 00:39:46.200 --> 00:39:48.250
  • And so we were driving back,
  • 00:39:48.250 --> 00:39:51.070
  • riding our bikes back, and she
  • 00:39:51.070 --> 00:39:52.150
  • comes standing out there and I
  • 00:39:52.150 --> 00:39:54.090
  • walk up to her and already in my
  • 00:39:54.090 --> 00:39:56.120
  • head, I knew what I was gonna
  • 00:39:56.120 --> 00:39:57.220
  • say.
  • 00:39:57.220 --> 00:39:58.200
  • "I don't know who you are,
  • 00:39:58.200 --> 00:40:01.070
  • I don't know what's going on in
  • 00:40:01.070 --> 00:40:02.270
  • your life but I want you to know
  • 00:40:02.270 --> 00:40:04.080
  • God knows about you and he cares
  • 00:40:04.080 --> 00:40:05.180
  • about you enough to do this for
  • 00:40:05.180 --> 00:40:06.290
  • you.
  • 00:40:06.290 --> 00:40:08.010
  • And here's your--"
  • 00:40:08.010 --> 00:40:09.010
  • So we walk up there.
  • 00:40:09.010 --> 00:40:10.020
  • She's standing there and she
  • 00:40:10.020 --> 00:40:11.110
  • looks at us and she says,
  • 00:40:11.110 --> 00:40:13.270
  • "Thank you so much!
  • 00:40:13.270 --> 00:40:15.200
  • I can't tell you.
  • 00:40:15.200 --> 00:40:16.170
  • What can I do for you?"
  • 00:40:16.170 --> 00:40:18.010
  • I said, "You can't do anything
  • 00:40:18.010 --> 00:40:19.130
  • for us.
  • 00:40:19.130 --> 00:40:20.050
  • This is just a pleasure to do
  • 00:40:20.050 --> 00:40:21.140
  • this.
  • 00:40:21.140 --> 00:40:22.110
  • But if you wouldn't mind, I'd
  • 00:40:22.110 --> 00:40:23.150
  • like to tell you this one thing.
  • 00:40:23.150 --> 00:40:24.210
  • There is a God in heaven and he
  • 00:40:24.210 --> 00:40:26.230
  • knows all about whatever it
  • 00:40:26.230 --> 00:40:28.280
  • is you're going through.
  • 00:40:28.280 --> 00:40:29.180
  • And he loves you.
  • 00:40:29.180 --> 00:40:31.010
  • And he sent us back here with
  • 00:40:31.010 --> 00:40:32.140
  • your waitress thing to tell
  • 00:40:32.140 --> 00:40:34.210
  • you that."
  • 00:40:34.210 --> 00:40:35.190
  • And she started to cry.
  • 00:40:35.190 --> 00:40:37.000
  • And she goes, "I have been--I
  • 00:40:37.000 --> 00:40:38.150
  • actually prayed the other day,"
  • 00:40:38.150 --> 00:40:40.190
  • she said, "God, if you're real,
  • 00:40:40.190 --> 00:40:42.290
  • why is my life in such a mess?"
  • 00:40:42.290 --> 00:40:45.190
  • And she shared her story and we
  • 00:40:45.190 --> 00:40:48.090
  • prayed with her, right there
  • 00:40:48.090 --> 00:40:50.180
  • on Pacific Coast Highway
  • 00:40:50.180 --> 00:40:51.210
  • and led her to Christ.
  • 00:40:51.210 --> 00:40:53.080
  • But it wasn't just that.
  • 00:40:53.080 --> 00:40:54.070
  • She was going through things in
  • 00:40:54.070 --> 00:40:54.290
  • her life.
  • 00:40:54.290 --> 00:40:56.020
  • She was financially in trouble.
  • 00:40:56.020 --> 00:40:57.170
  • Her grandmother was dying.
  • 00:40:57.170 --> 00:40:59.040
  • And we reached out to her.
  • 00:40:59.040 --> 00:41:00.210
  • And this is the thing.
  • 00:41:00.210 --> 00:41:01.210
  • It's not just about getting that
  • 00:41:01.210 --> 00:41:02.190
  • soul saved.
  • 00:41:02.190 --> 00:41:04.040
  • It's about loving and caring
  • 00:41:04.040 --> 00:41:05.170
  • people.
  • 00:41:05.170 --> 00:41:06.090
  • Caring for people.
  • 00:41:06.090 --> 00:41:07.130
  • And caring enough to invest
  • 00:41:07.130 --> 00:41:09.090
  • in their lives.
  • 00:41:09.090 --> 00:41:10.070
  • She ended up coming to the
  • 00:41:10.070 --> 00:41:11.160
  • church, coming to the women's
  • 00:41:11.160 --> 00:41:12.190
  • study, hearing about Jesus,
  • 00:41:12.190 --> 00:41:14.150
  • getting grounded.
  • 00:41:14.150 --> 00:41:15.220
  • We referred her to a church
  • 00:41:15.220 --> 00:41:16.250
  • closer to her home.
  • 00:41:16.250 --> 00:41:18.030
  • And she's walking with the Lord
  • 00:41:18.030 --> 00:41:19.120
  • to this day.
  • 00:41:19.120 --> 00:41:20.110
  • And it was just such a blessing
  • 00:41:20.110 --> 00:41:22.200
  • because that was so obvious, God
  • 00:41:22.200 --> 00:41:24.270
  • wanted us to do that but I think
  • 00:41:24.270 --> 00:41:27.030
  • caring--caring about people
  • 00:41:27.030 --> 00:41:28.290
  • enough to tell them.
  • 00:41:28.290 --> 00:41:30.080
  • - Laurie: You know, and I think
  • 00:41:30.080 --> 00:41:31.000
  • so many people, every time I
  • 00:41:31.000 --> 00:41:32.200
  • hear a story like that, that
  • 00:41:32.260 --> 00:41:35.260
  • person was yearning to hear
  • 00:41:35.260 --> 00:41:38.010
  • something from God.
  • 00:41:38.010 --> 00:41:40.190
  • And I think there are millions
  • 00:41:40.190 --> 00:41:42.190
  • of people just walking our
  • 00:41:42.190 --> 00:41:44.060
  • streets today that if we just
  • 00:41:44.060 --> 00:41:46.070
  • shared, "Hey, just wanna say,
  • 00:41:46.070 --> 00:41:48.290
  • 'Jesus loves you.'"
  • 00:41:48.290 --> 00:41:50.050
  • - Cathe: I was one of those
  • 00:41:50.050 --> 00:41:50.250
  • people.
  • 00:41:50.250 --> 00:41:51.130
  • - Laurie: "I just wanna tell
  • 00:41:51.130 --> 00:41:52.140
  • you.
  • 00:41:52.140 --> 00:41:53.040
  • Goodbye," you know?
  • 00:41:53.040 --> 00:41:54.090
  • And just to stop and tell
  • 00:41:54.090 --> 00:41:56.050
  • somebody because I'm always so
  • 00:41:56.050 --> 00:41:57.190
  • shocked at how many people say,
  • 00:41:57.190 --> 00:41:59.170
  • "Someone told me one day that
  • 00:41:59.280 --> 00:42:03.000
  • came up and said that Jesus
  • 00:42:03.000 --> 00:42:05.170
  • loved me.
  • 00:42:05.170 --> 00:42:06.180
  • And I had never heard anyone
  • 00:42:06.180 --> 00:42:08.260
  • tell me that before."
  • 00:42:08.260 --> 00:42:09.250
  • I'm always so shocked to hear
  • 00:42:09.250 --> 00:42:11.070
  • that so much.
  • 00:42:11.070 --> 00:42:12.120
  • - Matt: That actually happened
  • 00:42:12.120 --> 00:42:13.040
  • to you?
  • 00:42:13.040 --> 00:42:13.160
  • That's your personal story?
  • 00:42:13.160 --> 00:42:14.140
  • - Cathe: Yeah, I was--I had
  • 00:42:14.140 --> 00:42:15.120
  • been raised as a Roman Catholic
  • 00:42:16.010 --> 00:42:19.010
  • but I had early on, about 12 or
  • 00:42:19.010 --> 00:42:21.250
  • 13 years old, just thought, "You
  • 00:42:21.250 --> 00:42:23.070
  • know what?
  • 00:42:23.070 --> 00:42:23.260
  • I know there is a God and I know
  • 00:42:23.260 --> 00:42:25.190
  • he's real but I never knew that
  • 00:42:25.190 --> 00:42:27.040
  • he really wanted to be a
  • 00:42:27.040 --> 00:42:29.080
  • personal God to me, that Jesus
  • 00:42:29.080 --> 00:42:31.190
  • wanted a personal relationship
  • 00:42:31.190 --> 00:42:32.290
  • with me."
  • 00:42:32.290 --> 00:42:33.210
  • So I pretty much started
  • 00:42:33.210 --> 00:42:35.220
  • searching elsewhere.
  • 00:42:35.220 --> 00:42:37.000
  • And, you know, it was the late
  • 00:42:37.000 --> 00:42:38.210
  • 1960s, '70s and I--
  • 00:42:38.270 --> 00:42:41.270
  • - Greg: She doesn't look that
  • 00:42:41.270 --> 00:42:42.200
  • old, does she?
  • 00:42:42.200 --> 00:42:43.100
  • - Cathe: Started looking into
  • 00:42:43.100 --> 00:42:44.240
  • Eastern religions.
  • 00:42:44.240 --> 00:42:45.230
  • I just thought that there's
  • 00:42:45.230 --> 00:42:46.130
  • gotta be a God who really wants
  • 00:42:46.130 --> 00:42:48.030
  • to engage in my world and my
  • 00:42:48.030 --> 00:42:49.290
  • life.
  • 00:42:49.290 --> 00:42:50.280
  • And so I was in not a great
  • 00:42:50.280 --> 00:42:53.260
  • place.
  • 00:42:53.260 --> 00:42:54.270
  • I had older sisters and we were
  • 00:42:54.270 --> 00:42:55.280
  • all dabbling, smoking pot,
  • 00:42:55.280 --> 00:42:58.080
  • looking into all the things
  • 00:42:58.080 --> 00:43:00.260
  • that, you know, the Beatles and
  • 00:43:00.260 --> 00:43:02.060
  • Jimi Hendrix and all these
  • 00:43:02.060 --> 00:43:03.220
  • others were singing about, and
  • 00:43:03.220 --> 00:43:05.150
  • thinking there was something
  • 00:43:05.150 --> 00:43:06.200
  • more out there.
  • 00:43:06.200 --> 00:43:07.240
  • And I was actually sitting on a
  • 00:43:07.240 --> 00:43:09.240
  • college campus.
  • 00:43:09.240 --> 00:43:10.240
  • My sister was in college at the
  • 00:43:10.240 --> 00:43:12.090
  • time.
  • 00:43:12.090 --> 00:43:13.230
  • And we were sitting in a circle
  • 00:43:13.230 --> 00:43:15.050
  • with some friends and we were
  • 00:43:15.050 --> 00:43:16.060
  • smoking pot and getting high.
  • 00:43:16.060 --> 00:43:17.240
  • And someone came walking right
  • 00:43:17.240 --> 00:43:20.180
  • up to us, out of the blue, and
  • 00:43:20.180 --> 00:43:22.070
  • said, "You know what?
  • 00:43:22.070 --> 00:43:23.160
  • We see what you're doing and we
  • 00:43:23.160 --> 00:43:25.100
  • just wanna tell you that we used
  • 00:43:25.100 --> 00:43:27.040
  • to do that too.
  • 00:43:27.040 --> 00:43:28.080
  • But we don't anymore because we
  • 00:43:28.080 --> 00:43:29.230
  • don't need that.
  • 00:43:29.230 --> 00:43:31.070
  • We have a relationship with
  • 00:43:31.070 --> 00:43:32.040
  • God."
  • 00:43:32.040 --> 00:43:33.200
  • And I was, like, "What?
  • 00:43:33.200 --> 00:43:35.130
  • You've gotta be kidding me.
  • 00:43:35.130 --> 00:43:36.280
  • Yeah, that is just for really
  • 00:43:36.280 --> 00:43:38.040
  • super-holy, spiritual people
  • 00:43:38.040 --> 00:43:39.170
  • that lived thousands of years
  • 00:43:39.170 --> 00:43:40.240
  • ago.
  • 00:43:40.240 --> 00:43:41.120
  • Not for us today."
  • 00:43:41.120 --> 00:43:42.200
  • And he was, like, "No, we do."
  • 00:43:42.200 --> 00:43:44.030
  • And anyway, they ended up
  • 00:43:44.030 --> 00:43:45.110
  • sharing the gospel with us.
  • 00:43:45.110 --> 00:43:46.140
  • At the simplest thing, that God
  • 00:43:46.140 --> 00:43:48.060
  • loved us, that he really did
  • 00:43:48.060 --> 00:43:50.000
  • want a personal relationship
  • 00:43:50.000 --> 00:43:51.120
  • with us, that Jesus was real,
  • 00:43:51.120 --> 00:43:53.080
  • and we could know him and he
  • 00:43:53.080 --> 00:43:55.040
  • could forgive us of our sins and
  • 00:43:55.040 --> 00:43:56.250
  • give us purpose and meaning in
  • 00:43:56.250 --> 00:43:58.100
  • life.
  • 00:43:58.100 --> 00:43:59.020
  • All the things I was searching
  • 00:43:59.020 --> 00:43:59.280
  • for and I was, like, "What do I
  • 00:43:59.280 --> 00:44:01.180
  • need to do?
  • 00:44:01.180 --> 00:44:03.000
  • Tell me what I need to do."
  • 00:44:03.000 --> 00:44:04.190
  • That was it.
  • 00:44:04.190 --> 00:44:05.150
  • So, you know, I know there are
  • 00:44:05.150 --> 00:44:07.030
  • people out there that are like
  • 00:44:07.030 --> 00:44:07.280
  • that.
  • 00:44:07.280 --> 00:44:08.220
  • They're just waiting.
  • 00:44:08.220 --> 00:44:09.190
  • - Laurie: That's why it's so
  • 00:44:09.190 --> 00:44:10.100
  • important to you.
  • 00:44:10.100 --> 00:44:11.040
  • Yes.
  • 00:44:11.040 --> 00:44:12.040
  • - Cathe: Yeah.
  • 00:44:12.040 --> 00:44:13.070
  • - Laurie: 'Cause that's the way
  • 00:44:13.070 --> 00:44:13.290
  • you were reached, you know.
  • 00:44:13.290 --> 00:44:14.210
  • - Greg: You know there's a
  • 00:44:14.210 --> 00:44:15.270
  • story in the Book of Acts, in
  • 00:44:15.270 --> 00:44:16.240
  • the 8th chapter, of a guy from
  • 00:44:16.240 --> 00:44:17.210
  • Ethiopia.
  • 00:44:17.210 --> 00:44:18.170
  • He worked for the queen.
  • 00:44:18.170 --> 00:44:19.190
  • He would be like a government
  • 00:44:19.190 --> 00:44:21.010
  • official.
  • 00:44:21.010 --> 00:44:22.010
  • He would travel with a big
  • 00:44:22.010 --> 00:44:23.220
  • entourage, had a lot of money,
  • 00:44:23.220 --> 00:44:25.060
  • but he went to Jerusalem
  • 00:44:25.060 --> 00:44:27.000
  • searching for God.
  • 00:44:27.000 --> 00:44:28.100
  • And he didn't find God but he
  • 00:44:28.100 --> 00:44:30.040
  • came back with the Scroll of
  • 00:44:30.040 --> 00:44:31.110
  • Isaiah which was valuable in
  • 00:44:31.110 --> 00:44:32.290
  • those days 'cause everything was
  • 00:44:32.290 --> 00:44:34.030
  • hand-lettered.
  • 00:44:34.030 --> 00:44:35.030
  • He's reading from it out loud,
  • 00:44:35.030 --> 00:44:36.160
  • still trying to sort it out and,
  • 00:44:36.160 --> 00:44:38.030
  • as he's in his chariot, God had
  • 00:44:38.030 --> 00:44:39.230
  • spoken to a guy named Philip and
  • 00:44:39.230 --> 00:44:41.130
  • just said, "Go to the desert."
  • 00:44:41.130 --> 00:44:43.130
  • Didn't tell him what to do when
  • 00:44:43.130 --> 00:44:44.240
  • he got to the desert, didn't
  • 00:44:44.240 --> 00:44:45.280
  • give him a blueprint.
  • 00:44:45.280 --> 00:44:46.270
  • Just said, "Go to the desert."
  • 00:44:46.270 --> 00:44:48.110
  • Sometimes, the Lord will just
  • 00:44:48.110 --> 00:44:49.080
  • nudge us, "Go here, go there,
  • 00:44:49.080 --> 00:44:50.260
  • whatever."
  • 00:44:50.260 --> 00:44:51.290
  • When we're just going about our
  • 00:44:51.290 --> 00:44:53.060
  • life, like Cathe riding her bike
  • 00:44:53.060 --> 00:44:54.120
  • or you're pumping gas.
  • 00:44:54.120 --> 00:44:55.280
  • And Philip might have been
  • 00:44:55.280 --> 00:44:57.150
  • thinking, "Lord, why am I
  • 00:44:57.150 --> 00:44:58.110
  • standing in the stinking desert?
  • 00:44:58.110 --> 00:45:00.160
  • You want me to preach to
  • 00:45:00.160 --> 00:45:01.080
  • lizards?
  • 00:45:01.080 --> 00:45:02.090
  • Why am I--" And all of a sudden,
  • 00:45:02.090 --> 00:45:03.240
  • a cloud of dust and here comes
  • 00:45:03.240 --> 00:45:05.030
  • this entourage.
  • 00:45:05.030 --> 00:45:06.110
  • This guy's reading out loud from
  • 00:45:06.110 --> 00:45:08.060
  • Isaiah 53 now, which, of course,
  • 00:45:08.060 --> 00:45:10.050
  • speaks of Jesus and Philip stops
  • 00:45:10.050 --> 00:45:12.190
  • him and says, "Excuse me, do you
  • 00:45:12.190 --> 00:45:14.160
  • understand what you're reading?"
  • 00:45:14.160 --> 00:45:15.260
  • And the man from Ethiopia says,
  • 00:45:15.260 --> 00:45:17.200
  • "How can I unless someone shows
  • 00:45:17.200 --> 00:45:19.160
  • me the way?"
  • 00:45:19.160 --> 00:45:21.040
  • There's a lot of people out
  • 00:45:21.040 --> 00:45:22.110
  • there waiting, like Cathe, for
  • 00:45:22.110 --> 00:45:23.180
  • someone to show them the way.
  • 00:45:23.180 --> 00:45:25.130
  • But Philip was tactful.
  • 00:45:25.130 --> 00:45:27.180
  • He didn't blow the guy out of
  • 00:45:27.180 --> 00:45:28.280
  • the water.
  • 00:45:28.280 --> 00:45:29.160
  • "Hey, can I help you here?"
  • 00:45:29.160 --> 00:45:31.140
  • "Yeah."
  • 00:45:31.140 --> 00:45:32.000
  • And so Philip climbs up in the
  • 00:45:32.000 --> 00:45:33.010
  • chariot, tells this man that
  • 00:45:33.010 --> 00:45:35.280
  • Isaiah 53, of course, speaks of
  • 00:45:35.280 --> 00:45:37.120
  • the suffering and death of
  • 00:45:37.120 --> 00:45:38.210
  • Jesus, that that was fulfilled
  • 00:45:38.210 --> 00:45:40.130
  • in Jesus.
  • 00:45:40.130 --> 00:45:41.040
  • That man believed right on the
  • 00:45:41.040 --> 00:45:42.160
  • spot.
  • 00:45:42.160 --> 00:45:43.080
  • In fact, Philip baptized him
  • 00:45:43.080 --> 00:45:44.280
  • right there on the spot and the
  • 00:45:44.280 --> 00:45:47.000
  • guy went on his way rejoicing.
  • 00:45:47.000 --> 00:45:49.010
  • There's divine appointments out
  • 00:45:49.010 --> 00:45:50.230
  • there every day and I think
  • 00:45:50.230 --> 00:45:52.010
  • sometimes there's a change in
  • 00:45:52.010 --> 00:45:53.090
  • our schedule where they go,
  • 00:45:53.090 --> 00:45:54.240
  • "This is a disappointment."
  • 00:45:54.240 --> 00:45:56.040
  • Listen, disappointment can be
  • 00:45:56.040 --> 00:45:57.170
  • God's appointment.
  • 00:45:57.170 --> 00:45:58.270
  • So we commit our day to the Lord
  • 00:45:58.270 --> 00:46:00.210
  • in the morning.
  • 00:46:00.210 --> 00:46:01.160
  • But then, keep your antenna up
  • 00:46:01.160 --> 00:46:03.260
  • 'cause I'll tell you a crazy
  • 00:46:03.260 --> 00:46:05.230
  • story of where I was able to
  • 00:46:05.230 --> 00:46:07.280
  • lead a guy back to Christ that
  • 00:46:07.280 --> 00:46:09.060
  • you'd never think would happen.
  • 00:46:09.060 --> 00:46:11.230
  • I went to the bathroom once, I'm
  • 00:46:11.230 --> 00:46:13.140
  • sorry to admit I go to the
  • 00:46:13.140 --> 00:46:14.230
  • bathroom.
  • 00:46:14.230 --> 00:46:16.000
  • - Laurie: You?
  • 00:46:16.000 --> 00:46:16.190
  • - Greg: Yeah, yes!
  • 00:46:16.190 --> 00:46:17.190
  • So I was in the restroom and
  • 00:46:17.190 --> 00:46:18.140
  • then--in the stall.
  • 00:46:18.140 --> 00:46:19.180
  • I don't wanna get too visual but
  • 00:46:19.180 --> 00:46:21.030
  • anyway, please don't visualize
  • 00:46:21.030 --> 00:46:22.140
  • what I'm saying but just--
  • 00:46:22.140 --> 00:46:23.140
  • - Matt: No B roll, yeah.
  • 00:46:23.140 --> 00:46:24.110
  • - Greg: So I--yeah, no B roll.
  • 00:46:24.110 --> 00:46:25.190
  • So I'm in this stall and I don't
  • 00:46:25.190 --> 00:46:27.020
  • know about girls but, when guys
  • 00:46:27.020 --> 00:46:28.190
  • go into a restroom, we go, we
  • 00:46:28.190 --> 00:46:29.240
  • get down, we're out.
  • 00:46:29.240 --> 00:46:30.260
  • Girls are, like, "I'm gonna go
  • 00:46:30.260 --> 00:46:32.100
  • powder my nose.
  • 00:46:32.100 --> 00:46:33.090
  • You wanna join me?"
  • 00:46:33.090 --> 00:46:34.090
  • And ten girls walk in.
  • 00:46:34.090 --> 00:46:35.170
  • Guys don't do that.
  • 00:46:35.170 --> 00:46:36.220
  • So I'm in this restroom, in the
  • 00:46:36.220 --> 00:46:38.170
  • stall, and I hear a guy clear
  • 00:46:38.170 --> 00:46:40.240
  • his throat next to me, in the
  • 00:46:40.240 --> 00:46:42.070
  • stall next to me.
  • 00:46:42.070 --> 00:46:43.060
  • And, okay, guy next to me,
  • 00:46:43.060 --> 00:46:44.150
  • whatever.
  • 00:46:44.150 --> 00:46:45.090
  • And the guy says, "Hi."
  • 00:46:45.090 --> 00:46:46.270
  • I'm like...I don't like to
  • 00:46:46.270 --> 00:46:49.040
  • talk--I don't wanna talk--
  • 00:46:49.040 --> 00:46:50.060
  • - Laurie: That's just weird.
  • 00:46:50.060 --> 00:46:50.270
  • - Greg: I said, ahem, "Hi."
  • 00:46:50.270 --> 00:46:53.220
  • Could have been a very
  • 00:46:53.220 --> 00:46:54.110
  • dismissive, "Hi," like,
  • 00:46:54.110 --> 00:46:55.160
  • "Let's not talk."
  • 00:46:55.160 --> 00:46:56.130
  • And he says, "Ahem, are you
  • 00:46:56.130 --> 00:46:58.160
  • supposed to meet me here?"
  • 00:46:58.160 --> 00:47:00.020
  • I'm thinking, "Meet him here?"
  • 00:47:00.020 --> 00:47:01.190
  • "No, no."
  • 00:47:01.190 --> 00:47:03.280
  • And the guy says, "Oh."
  • 00:47:03.280 --> 00:47:05.230
  • Now I'm curious.
  • 00:47:05.230 --> 00:47:06.170
  • I go, "Well, what are you--
  • 00:47:06.170 --> 00:47:07.290
  • who are you meeting?"
  • 00:47:07.290 --> 00:47:09.050
  • He says, "Well, someone was
  • 00:47:09.050 --> 00:47:10.150
  • gonna sell me some drugs."
  • 00:47:10.150 --> 00:47:12.140
  • Actually said that to me.
  • 00:47:12.140 --> 00:47:13.060
  • I said, "Oh."
  • 00:47:13.060 --> 00:47:14.080
  • And then the thought occurred to
  • 00:47:14.080 --> 00:47:15.040
  • me, "Could God use me
  • 00:47:15.040 --> 00:47:17.070
  • in a bathroom?
  • 00:47:17.070 --> 00:47:18.220
  • Dare I share the gospel
  • 00:47:18.220 --> 00:47:20.140
  • in a bathroom stall?"
  • 00:47:20.140 --> 00:47:22.110
  • And I thought, "Why not?
  • 00:47:22.110 --> 00:47:24.100
  • Jesus said, 'Go into all the
  • 00:47:24.100 --> 00:47:25.140
  • world.'
  • 00:47:25.140 --> 00:47:26.080
  • I think that includes
  • 00:47:26.080 --> 00:47:26.290
  • bathrooms."
  • 00:47:26.290 --> 00:47:27.180
  • So I said, "Yeah, you know, I
  • 00:47:27.180 --> 00:47:29.120
  • don't have drugs but I have
  • 00:47:29.120 --> 00:47:31.020
  • something better."
  • 00:47:31.020 --> 00:47:32.180
  • And then he said, "What?"
  • 00:47:32.180 --> 00:47:34.160
  • I said, "A personal relationship
  • 00:47:34.160 --> 00:47:35.190
  • with God through Jesus Christ."
  • 00:47:35.190 --> 00:47:37.100
  • And at that moment I thought,
  • 00:47:37.100 --> 00:47:38.090
  • almost like I jumped outside of
  • 00:47:38.090 --> 00:47:39.290
  • myself and said, "Greg,
  • 00:47:39.290 --> 00:47:41.020
  • are you crazy?
  • 00:47:41.020 --> 00:47:42.040
  • You can't share Christ."
  • 00:47:42.040 --> 00:47:44.040
  • And the guy says, and this is
  • 00:47:44.040 --> 00:47:45.130
  • funny, he says, "Oh, I already
  • 00:47:45.130 --> 00:47:46.280
  • tried that."
  • 00:47:46.280 --> 00:47:48.080
  • And I said, "Oh, you did?"
  • 00:47:48.080 --> 00:47:49.110
  • He goes, "Yes, I went to church
  • 00:47:49.110 --> 00:47:50.050
  • and everything."
  • 00:47:50.050 --> 00:47:51.090
  • I said, "Where did you go to
  • 00:47:51.090 --> 00:47:52.040
  • church?"
  • 00:47:52.040 --> 00:47:52.210
  • He said, "I went to a church
  • 00:47:52.210 --> 00:47:55.010
  • called Harvest Christian
  • 00:47:55.010 --> 00:47:55.290
  • Fellowship."
  • 00:47:55.290 --> 00:47:57.100
  • Well, that's the church I
  • 00:47:57.100 --> 00:47:58.050
  • pastor.
  • 00:47:58.050 --> 00:47:59.090
  • And I said, "Did you?"
  • 00:47:59.090 --> 00:48:01.090
  • I said, "Do you know who I am?"
  • 00:48:01.090 --> 00:48:03.170
  • He said, "No."
  • 00:48:03.170 --> 00:48:04.120
  • I said, "I'm Greg Laurie,
  • 00:48:04.120 --> 00:48:05.120
  • the pastor of Harvest Christian
  • 00:48:05.120 --> 00:48:06.230
  • Fellowship."
  • 00:48:06.230 --> 00:48:07.200
  • And he said, "Oh my God."
  • 00:48:07.230 --> 00:48:10.230
  • I said, "Buddy, God must love
  • 00:48:10.230 --> 00:48:13.070
  • you to send your pastor to you
  • 00:48:13.070 --> 00:48:15.080
  • when you're trying to make a
  • 00:48:15.080 --> 00:48:16.170
  • drug buy.
  • 00:48:16.170 --> 00:48:17.150
  • And I don't wanna talk to you
  • 00:48:17.150 --> 00:48:18.070
  • anymore in this stall.
  • 00:48:18.070 --> 00:48:19.120
  • I'll meet you outside."
  • 00:48:19.120 --> 00:48:20.150
  • I waited for him by the sots,
  • 00:48:20.150 --> 00:48:22.180
  • which are next to the bathroom.
  • 00:48:22.180 --> 00:48:23.250
  • He was easy to spot; he was the
  • 00:48:23.250 --> 00:48:25.070
  • guilty-looking guy.
  • 00:48:25.070 --> 00:48:26.240
  • And you know what?
  • 00:48:26.240 --> 00:48:27.280
  • We prayed and he recommitted
  • 00:48:27.280 --> 00:48:28.260
  • his life to Christ.
  • 00:48:28.260 --> 00:48:30.090
  • You never know, but I bet right
  • 00:48:30.090 --> 00:48:32.000
  • now, Matt and Laurie, there are
  • 00:48:32.000 --> 00:48:33.010
  • people watching us that are
  • 00:48:33.010 --> 00:48:34.140
  • hearing some of these things
  • 00:48:34.140 --> 00:48:35.210
  • for the first time.
  • 00:48:35.210 --> 00:48:36.210
  • And you know, and we're saying
  • 00:48:36.210 --> 00:48:39.020
  • to you that are watching
  • 00:48:39.020 --> 00:48:41.000
  • that you can have this same
  • 00:48:41.000 --> 00:48:42.190
  • relationship with God because
  • 00:48:42.190 --> 00:48:44.130
  • Jesus Christ, he's just a prayer
  • 00:48:44.130 --> 00:48:46.090
  • away.
  • 00:48:46.090 --> 00:48:47.090
  • - Matt: Beautiful.
  • 00:48:47.090 --> 00:48:47.290
  • from personal evangelism to
  • 00:48:50.010 --> 00:48:51.120
  • stadium evangelism.
  • 00:48:51.120 --> 00:48:53.260
  • March 6, 2016, Harvest America
  • 00:48:55.170 --> 00:48:58.170
  • will be in full swing.
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  • join.
  • 00:49:04.110 --> 00:49:05.110
  • If you want more information
  • 00:49:05.110 --> 00:49:06.140
  • about what that is, take a look
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  • - announcer: Harvest America,
  • 00:49:14.250 --> 00:49:16.140
  • - announcer: One day,
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  • - announcer: With a message
  • 00:49:32.000 --> 00:49:32.240
  • from Greg Laurie;
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  • music by
  • 00:49:35.190 --> 00:49:37.010
  • America's worship leader,
  • 00:49:37.010 --> 00:49:38.080
  • Chris Tomlin;
  • 00:49:38.080 --> 00:49:41.080
  • Grammy Award winner, Lecrae;
  • 00:49:43.140 --> 00:49:46.140
  • Grammy Award winners,
  • 00:49:46.140 --> 00:49:47.190
  • Switchfoot;
  • 00:49:48.030 --> 00:49:51.030
  • multi-AMA and Dove Award
  • 00:49:51.030 --> 00:49:52.220
  • winners, Texas' own MercyMe.
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  • Sunday, March 6,
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  • For all the info, go to
  • 00:50:01.230 --> 00:50:03.230
  • - announcer: Parched and dry,
  • 00:50:17.180 --> 00:50:20.040
  • dying.
  • 00:50:20.040 --> 00:50:22.000
  • Is this the future moral
  • 00:50:22.000 --> 00:50:23.020
  • landscape of America?
  • 00:50:23.020 --> 00:50:24.210
  • Disorder in our culture,
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  • destruction of families,
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  • crippling addictions,
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  • horrific acts of violence.
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  • No God in the classrooms,
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  • no God in the courtrooms.
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  • President Abraham Lincoln
  • 00:50:36.160 --> 00:50:37.290
  • appealed to the heavens that we
  • 00:50:37.290 --> 00:50:39.160
  • have forgotten God but we know
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  • God has not forgotten us.
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  • Once a nation that experienced
  • 00:50:46.150 --> 00:50:48.140
  • times of refreshing, revivals
  • 00:50:48.140 --> 00:50:50.170
  • of change, O Lord, will you
  • 00:50:50.170 --> 00:50:52.210
  • not revive us again so that
  • 00:50:52.210 --> 00:50:55.030
  • your people may rejoice in you?
  • 00:50:56.270 --> 00:50:59.270
  • United together,
  • 00:50:59.270 --> 00:51:02.080
  • not standing but kneeling,
  • 00:51:02.080 --> 00:51:04.250
  • praying, humbling ourselves.
  • 00:51:04.250 --> 00:51:06.260
  • Seeking your face, that we
  • 00:51:06.260 --> 00:51:08.170
  • will turn from our wicked ways
  • 00:51:08.170 --> 00:51:10.050
  • and toward the Creator of
  • 00:51:10.050 --> 00:51:11.250
  • the universe, the one and only
  • 00:51:11.250 --> 00:51:13.190
  • true God, that you, O Lord, will
  • 00:51:13.190 --> 00:51:16.170
  • forgive our sins and heal our
  • 00:51:16.170 --> 00:51:18.140
  • land.
  • 00:51:18.140 --> 00:51:19.170
  • This is our prayer of
  • 00:51:19.170 --> 00:51:20.180
  • repentance, of hope to restore
  • 00:51:20.180 --> 00:51:22.130
  • our families, our neighborhoods,
  • 00:51:22.130 --> 00:51:24.060
  • our cities, our nation.
  • 00:51:24.060 --> 00:51:26.220
  • Harvest America and Greg Laurie
  • 00:51:26.220 --> 00:51:28.120
  • have shared this truth to
  • 00:51:28.120 --> 00:51:29.210
  • 5 million people in live
  • 00:51:29.210 --> 00:51:32.040
  • attendance and have seen over
  • 00:51:32.040 --> 00:51:33.140
  • 440.000 report their decision to
  • 00:51:33.140 --> 00:51:35.210
  • follow Christ.
  • 00:51:35.210 --> 00:51:37.130
  • This is the time to get
  • 00:51:37.130 --> 00:51:38.270
  • involved.
  • 00:51:38.270 --> 00:51:40.040
  • Together, let's stand strong,
  • 00:51:40.040 --> 00:51:41.280
  • deep in the heart of Texas and
  • 00:51:41.280 --> 00:51:44.040
  • again proclaim this gospel
  • 00:51:44.040 --> 00:51:46.120
  • message to the world for it is
  • 00:51:46.120 --> 00:51:48.070
  • the power of God unto salvation
  • 00:51:48.070 --> 00:51:50.250
  • to everyone who believes.
  • 00:51:50.250 --> 00:51:53.090
  • Harvest America, coming
  • 00:51:53.090 --> 00:51:55.110
  • March 2016, streaming live from
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  • - Matt: Heal our land,
  • 00:52:01.120 --> 00:52:03.040
  • Lord Jesus.
  • 00:52:03.040 --> 00:52:04.290
  • That's what we all are
  • 00:52:04.290 --> 00:52:05.260
  • attempting to do.
  • 00:52:05.260 --> 00:52:07.010
  • We're talking about personal
  • 00:52:07.010 --> 00:52:07.280
  • evangelism today and we're
  • 00:52:07.280 --> 00:52:10.060
  • coming to AT&T Stadium right
  • 00:52:13.240 --> 00:52:16.070
  • here in the big Dallas/Fort
  • 00:52:16.070 --> 00:52:17.230
  • Worth Metroplex, March 6, 2016.
  • 00:52:19.120 --> 00:52:22.120
  • This place is gonna be rocking.
  • 00:52:22.120 --> 00:52:24.090
  • Just real quick, the message
  • 00:52:24.090 --> 00:52:25.280
  • that you're gonna be bringing,
  • 00:52:25.280 --> 00:52:27.070
  • it is evangelistic only.
  • 00:52:27.070 --> 00:52:29.200
  • You talked about it earlier
  • 00:52:29.200 --> 00:52:30.260
  • but you want people, you want
  • 00:52:30.260 --> 00:52:33.180
  • Christians in the Metroplex,
  • 00:52:33.180 --> 00:52:34.290
  • to bring unsaved people.
  • 00:52:34.290 --> 00:52:37.180
  • I mean, this is a--you know,
  • 00:52:37.180 --> 00:52:39.070
  • this is what you do, okay, so
  • 00:52:39.070 --> 00:52:41.170
  • help people know what to do,
  • 00:52:41.170 --> 00:52:43.160
  • March 6, to be here with someone
  • 00:52:43.160 --> 00:52:45.100
  • unsaved.
  • 00:52:45.100 --> 00:52:46.160
  • - Greg: Well, for anybody in
  • 00:52:46.160 --> 00:52:47.110
  • the Metroplex or anybody that
  • 00:52:47.110 --> 00:52:48.260
  • wants to come here to the state
  • 00:52:48.260 --> 00:52:50.120
  • of Texas, I want you to come,
  • 00:52:50.120 --> 00:52:52.050
  • attend, and bring someone with
  • 00:52:52.050 --> 00:52:53.150
  • you that does not know the Lord.
  • 00:52:53.150 --> 00:52:54.290
  • But listen, this is coming to
  • 00:52:54.290 --> 00:52:56.150
  • a theater near you or a church
  • 00:52:56.150 --> 00:52:58.200
  • near you or a front room near
  • 00:52:58.200 --> 00:53:00.180
  • you.
  • 00:53:00.180 --> 00:53:01.090
  • Because the unique feature of
  • 00:53:01.090 --> 00:53:02.230
  • Harvest America, as compared to
  • 00:53:02.230 --> 00:53:04.230
  • some of our other events, is
  • 00:53:04.230 --> 00:53:06.070
  • this is really designed to be
  • 00:53:06.070 --> 00:53:08.140
  • sent out.
  • 00:53:08.140 --> 00:53:09.170
  • It's gonna be here on TBN.
  • 00:53:09.170 --> 00:53:11.230
  • It's also gonna be on a bunch of
  • 00:53:11.230 --> 00:53:13.060
  • radio stations.
  • 00:53:13.060 --> 00:53:14.140
  • But we've also developed a
  • 00:53:14.140 --> 00:53:16.000
  • that you can pull down so in
  • 00:53:18.080 --> 00:53:19.290
  • your church sanctuary you can
  • 00:53:19.290 --> 00:53:21.110
  • watch the event as it happens or
  • 00:53:21.110 --> 00:53:23.150
  • you can rent a venue.
  • 00:53:23.150 --> 00:53:25.150
  • We've had people rent theaters
  • 00:53:25.150 --> 00:53:26.210
  • and show Harvest America.
  • 00:53:26.210 --> 00:53:28.200
  • And sometimes people will just
  • 00:53:28.200 --> 00:53:30.270
  • show it in their front room.
  • 00:53:30.270 --> 00:53:32.020
  • And as I'm giving the invitation
  • 00:53:32.020 --> 00:53:34.050
  • at AT&T Stadium and inviting
  • 00:53:34.050 --> 00:53:35.170
  • people to Christ, I'm inviting
  • 00:53:35.170 --> 00:53:37.070
  • people to Christ in that church
  • 00:53:37.070 --> 00:53:39.080
  • sanctuary, in that theater, in
  • 00:53:39.080 --> 00:53:41.080
  • that front room.
  • 00:53:41.080 --> 00:53:42.240
  • And some would say, "Well, this
  • 00:53:42.240 --> 00:53:43.250
  • doesn't really work."
  • 00:53:43.250 --> 00:53:44.250
  • No, actually, it does work
  • 00:53:44.250 --> 00:53:46.020
  • 'cause we've had thousands and
  • 00:53:46.020 --> 00:53:47.010
  • thousands of people come to
  • 00:53:47.010 --> 00:53:48.220
  • stream.
  • 00:53:51.000 --> 00:53:51.280
  • Or you can watch it on a tablet
  • 00:53:51.280 --> 00:53:53.090
  • device.
  • 00:53:53.090 --> 00:53:54.120
  • Or on a smartphone or on your
  • 00:53:54.120 --> 00:53:55.270
  • laptop.
  • 00:53:55.270 --> 00:53:56.290
  • And so whatever communication
  • 00:53:56.290 --> 00:53:59.280
  • device you have, you can use it
  • 00:53:59.280 --> 00:54:01.210
  • as a platform to get this
  • 00:54:01.210 --> 00:54:02.280
  • signal.
  • 00:54:02.280 --> 00:54:03.250
  • If you wanna know more, just go
  • 00:54:03.250 --> 00:54:04.190
  • to our website,
  • 00:54:04.190 --> 00:54:05.280
  • HarvestAmerica.com.
  • 00:54:05.280 --> 00:54:07.250
  • But my message is very simple.
  • 00:54:07.250 --> 00:54:09.230
  • You know, it's--you know, years
  • 00:54:09.230 --> 00:54:11.120
  • ago, Billy Graham was being
  • 00:54:11.120 --> 00:54:12.160
  • David Frost.
  • 00:54:14.220 --> 00:54:15.200
  • Remember him?
  • 00:54:15.200 --> 00:54:16.090
  • - Matt: Sure.
  • 00:54:16.090 --> 00:54:17.010
  • - Greg: And I remember Billy
  • 00:54:17.010 --> 00:54:18.060
  • made a statement that I always
  • 00:54:18.060 --> 00:54:19.150
  • remembered.
  • 00:54:19.150 --> 00:54:20.080
  • He said, "I studied to be
  • 00:54:20.080 --> 00:54:21.140
  • simple."
  • 00:54:21.140 --> 00:54:22.160
  • And you know, when I give an
  • 00:54:22.160 --> 00:54:23.160
  • evangelistic message, I work on
  • 00:54:23.160 --> 00:54:25.090
  • it more than any other message
  • 00:54:25.090 --> 00:54:27.050
  • that I give because I trim away
  • 00:54:27.050 --> 00:54:29.100
  • all the Christianese, all the
  • 00:54:29.100 --> 00:54:32.040
  • terminology a non-believer will
  • 00:54:32.040 --> 00:54:33.270
  • not understand, and I try to
  • 00:54:33.270 --> 00:54:36.130
  • make it as understandable as
  • 00:54:36.130 --> 00:54:38.020
  • possible.
  • 00:54:38.020 --> 00:54:38.260
  • I draw upon what's going on in
  • 00:54:38.260 --> 00:54:40.000
  • our world at that moment.
  • 00:54:40.000 --> 00:54:42.130
  • But--and I try to share it in a
  • 00:54:42.130 --> 00:54:44.290
  • way that even a child can grasp
  • 00:54:45.090 --> 00:54:48.090
  • it.
  • 00:54:48.090 --> 00:54:49.060
  • And I've even had people say
  • 00:54:49.060 --> 00:54:50.100
  • afterwards when people have
  • 00:54:50.100 --> 00:54:51.140
  • responded to an invitation,
  • 00:54:51.140 --> 00:54:53.070
  • "Well, that was such a simple
  • 00:54:53.070 --> 00:54:54.050
  • message, like, why would they
  • 00:54:54.050 --> 00:54:55.210
  • respond to it?"
  • 00:54:55.210 --> 00:54:56.190
  • And I'm trying to say to them,
  • 00:54:56.190 --> 00:54:57.260
  • "Yeah, that was intentional, you
  • 00:54:57.260 --> 00:54:59.200
  • know?
  • 00:54:59.200 --> 00:55:00.200
  • There is a method to the
  • 00:55:00.200 --> 00:55:01.150
  • madness, you know?
  • 00:55:01.150 --> 00:55:02.110
  • In the final years of his
  • 00:55:02.110 --> 00:55:04.110
  • ministry, I had the great
  • 00:55:04.110 --> 00:55:06.000
  • privilege of spending a lot of
  • 00:55:06.000 --> 00:55:07.050
  • time with Billy Graham.
  • 00:55:07.050 --> 00:55:08.170
  • I was a member of his board.
  • 00:55:08.170 --> 00:55:10.030
  • I would go to every one of his
  • 00:55:10.030 --> 00:55:11.110
  • crusades and I was so honored
  • 00:55:11.110 --> 00:55:12.190
  • when he actually asked me to
  • 00:55:12.190 --> 00:55:14.190
  • help him with his sermons, help
  • 00:55:14.190 --> 00:55:16.210
  • him to write them.
  • 00:55:16.210 --> 00:55:17.210
  • And he was asking me for help
  • 00:55:17.210 --> 00:55:19.210
  • with illustrations and current
  • 00:55:19.210 --> 00:55:21.070
  • events and things so I would
  • 00:55:21.070 --> 00:55:23.070
  • find things that were going on
  • 00:55:23.070 --> 00:55:24.200
  • in culture and I would take
  • 00:55:24.200 --> 00:55:26.070
  • Billy's sermons and I would
  • 00:55:26.070 --> 00:55:27.190
  • insert these things.
  • 00:55:27.190 --> 00:55:28.240
  • And, I'll tell you, when I heard
  • 00:55:28.240 --> 00:55:29.240
  • him share a few of the things
  • 00:55:29.240 --> 00:55:31.070
  • that I used, I almost jumped out
  • 00:55:31.070 --> 00:55:32.210
  • of my seat for joy.
  • 00:55:32.210 --> 00:55:34.050
  • 'Cause he's the greatest
  • 00:55:34.050 --> 00:55:35.030
  • evangelist that ever lived and
  • 00:55:35.030 --> 00:55:36.190
  • still is alive, of course.
  • 00:55:36.190 --> 00:55:38.100
  • But when I would spend time with
  • 00:55:38.100 --> 00:55:40.190
  • him in these crusades, in
  • 00:55:40.190 --> 00:55:42.100
  • between I would have lunch with
  • 00:55:42.100 --> 00:55:44.110
  • him, I would talk with him.
  • 00:55:44.110 --> 00:55:45.220
  • I'd ask him questions.
  • 00:55:45.220 --> 00:55:47.050
  • I felt like I was in a crash
  • 00:55:47.050 --> 00:55:48.210
  • course on the greatest school of
  • 00:55:48.210 --> 00:55:50.080
  • evangelism on planet earth,
  • 00:55:50.080 --> 00:55:52.100
  • learning from The Man.
  • 00:55:52.100 --> 00:55:54.030
  • And I've taken so many of those
  • 00:55:54.030 --> 00:55:55.210
  • principles and applied them in
  • 00:55:55.210 --> 00:55:57.000
  • what I do.
  • 00:55:57.000 --> 00:55:58.100
  • But when I get up to speak, I
  • 00:55:58.100 --> 00:56:00.060
  • don't think of a crowd, I think
  • 00:56:00.060 --> 00:56:02.190
  • of an individual.
  • 00:56:02.190 --> 00:56:03.290
  • I try to anticipate their
  • 00:56:03.290 --> 00:56:05.130
  • questions as I'm speaking,
  • 00:56:05.130 --> 00:56:07.000
  • sometimes interrupting myself in
  • 00:56:07.000 --> 00:56:08.200
  • midstream or I'll be making some
  • 00:56:08.200 --> 00:56:10.250
  • statement and I'll say, "Yeah, I
  • 00:56:10.250 --> 00:56:12.070
  • know, but some of you right now,
  • 00:56:12.070 --> 00:56:13.160
  • you're thinking, 'Oh, it's easy
  • 00:56:13.160 --> 00:56:14.190
  • for you to stand up and say
  • 00:56:14.190 --> 00:56:15.230
  • that, but what about this, this,
  • 00:56:15.230 --> 00:56:16.250
  • and this?'"
  • 00:56:16.250 --> 00:56:17.240
  • And then I'll address those
  • 00:56:17.240 --> 00:56:18.240
  • questions.
  • 00:56:18.240 --> 00:56:19.230
  • And so I try to sort of put
  • 00:56:19.230 --> 00:56:21.050
  • myself in the shoes of the
  • 00:56:21.050 --> 00:56:22.180
  • skeptic, the non-believer who's
  • 00:56:22.180 --> 00:56:24.290
  • listening, and I try to give
  • 00:56:24.290 --> 00:56:27.070
  • them real answers and tell them
  • 00:56:27.070 --> 00:56:29.050
  • how to come into this
  • 00:56:29.050 --> 00:56:29.270
  • relationship with God.
  • 00:56:29.270 --> 00:56:31.060
  • - Matt: You are talking about
  • 00:56:31.060 --> 00:56:33.090
  • Stadium evangelism.
  • 00:56:33.090 --> 00:56:35.170
  • We're talking about Stadium
  • 00:56:35.170 --> 00:56:36.250
  • evangelism.
  • 00:56:36.250 --> 00:56:38.030
  • We're talking about evangelism
  • 00:56:38.030 --> 00:56:39.090
  • in general.
  • 00:56:39.090 --> 00:56:40.070
  • And you know, you talk about
  • 00:56:40.070 --> 00:56:41.220
  • learning from Dr. Billy Graham,
  • 00:56:42.050 --> 00:56:45.050
  • that--what an amazing day that
  • 00:56:45.200 --> 00:56:48.200
  • would have been to hear
  • 00:56:48.200 --> 00:56:50.250
  • something that you helped put
  • 00:56:50.250 --> 00:56:53.160
  • inside of his sermon and, you
  • 00:56:53.160 --> 00:56:55.260
  • know, that's an amazing thing.
  • 00:56:55.260 --> 00:56:58.070
  • - Greg: I can tell you one
  • 00:56:58.070 --> 00:56:59.050
  • story.
  • 00:56:59.050 --> 00:56:59.250
  • We were in--where was it?
  • 00:56:59.250 --> 00:57:01.210
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • 00:57:01.210 --> 00:57:02.290
  • Smashing Pumpkins was very
  • 00:57:02.290 --> 00:57:04.070
  • popular at that time.
  • 00:57:04.070 --> 00:57:05.290
  • That's a rock band and so they
  • 00:57:05.290 --> 00:57:07.100
  • had a song called "Rat in a
  • 00:57:07.100 --> 00:57:08.290
  • Cage," and the lyrics were,
  • 00:57:08.290 --> 00:57:11.030
  • "Something, something, I'm just
  • 00:57:11.030 --> 00:57:12.010
  • a rat in a cage."
  • 00:57:12.010 --> 00:57:13.110
  • So I wrote it into his notes and
  • 00:57:13.110 --> 00:57:15.040
  • actually put a little note to
  • 00:57:15.040 --> 00:57:16.120
  • Billy, "This is a band,
  • 00:57:16.120 --> 00:57:17.230
  • Smashing Pumpkins."
  • 00:57:17.230 --> 00:57:18.220
  • So he's up there, speaking,
  • 00:57:18.220 --> 00:57:20.060
  • and there's a band called,
  • 00:57:20.060 --> 00:57:21.010
  • "Smashing Pumpkins."
  • 00:57:21.010 --> 00:57:23.020
  • And it's just the way he said,
  • 00:57:23.020 --> 00:57:24.030
  • "Smashing Pumpkins," and then he
  • 00:57:24.030 --> 00:57:26.070
  • began to say, "And you're just
  • 00:57:26.070 --> 00:57:28.080
  • a rat in a cage."
  • 00:57:28.080 --> 00:57:30.080
  • And then he went on.
  • 00:57:30.080 --> 00:57:31.100
  • I'm going, "Yes!"
  • 00:57:31.100 --> 00:57:32.050
  • You know?
  • 00:57:32.050 --> 00:57:32.290
  • It was just a great moment too
  • 00:57:32.290 --> 00:57:34.140
  • 'cause the way he spoke, you
  • 00:57:34.140 --> 00:57:36.070
  • know, Billy made everything
  • 00:57:36.070 --> 00:57:37.240
  • sound different.
  • 00:57:37.240 --> 00:57:39.030
  • I was in his home once having
  • 00:57:39.030 --> 00:57:40.090
  • lunch and he turned to me and
  • 00:57:40.090 --> 00:57:41.080
  • said, "Greg, would you like a
  • 00:57:41.080 --> 00:57:42.140
  • Coke?"
  • 00:57:42.140 --> 00:57:44.030
  • And it just--I didn't even want
  • 00:57:44.030 --> 00:57:46.070
  • a Coke.
  • 00:57:46.070 --> 00:57:46.280
  • But the way he said, "Coke," I
  • 00:57:46.280 --> 00:57:48.080
  • just--I want it now 'cause you
  • 00:57:48.080 --> 00:57:50.060
  • said it so well.
  • 00:57:50.060 --> 00:57:51.280
  • But he was so much fun to be
  • 00:57:51.280 --> 00:57:54.170
  • with 'cause he was Billy Graham,
  • 00:57:54.170 --> 00:57:57.040
  • and God had blessed him in such
  • 00:57:57.040 --> 00:57:59.230
  • a singular way but, you know, I
  • 00:57:59.230 --> 00:58:01.170
  • think we just wanna keep it
  • 00:58:01.170 --> 00:58:02.180
  • real, you know, and be authentic
  • 00:58:02.180 --> 00:58:05.000
  • and not come off fake and
  • 00:58:05.000 --> 00:58:06.260
  • artificial as sometimes
  • 00:58:06.260 --> 00:58:08.170
  • preachers do.
  • 00:58:08.170 --> 00:58:10.040
  • - Matt: I remember when I was
  • 00:58:10.040 --> 00:58:11.160
  • 19 years old in Reno, Nevada.
  • 00:58:11.160 --> 00:58:14.040
  • We had the opportunity of
  • 00:58:14.040 --> 00:58:15.070
  • carrying Billy Graham's Crusade
  • 00:58:15.090 --> 00:58:18.090
  • live on TBN and I remember when
  • 00:58:18.090 --> 00:58:21.000
  • you--when I met him, it was
  • 00:58:21.000 --> 00:58:23.040
  • literally like meeting,
  • 00:58:23.040 --> 00:58:24.160
  • you know, the Savior,
  • 00:58:24.160 --> 00:58:27.030
  • you know.
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  • I mean, it was unbelievable.
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  • And I remember the intensity in
  • 00:58:31.050 --> 00:58:34.050
  • which he did what he did and the
  • 00:58:34.050 --> 00:58:36.230
  • idea that you're, in a lot of
  • 00:58:36.230 --> 00:58:39.160
  • ways, continuing that legacy and
  • 00:58:39.160 --> 00:58:41.020
  • whatnot.
  • 00:58:41.020 --> 00:58:42.020
  • But at the same time, I
  • 00:58:42.020 --> 00:58:43.060
  • remember, you know, Trinity
  • 00:58:43.230 --> 00:58:46.230
  • Broadcasting has been on the air
  • 00:58:46.230 --> 00:58:48.030
  • for 43 years.
  • 00:58:48.030 --> 00:58:49.090
  • My mom and dad looked in a
  • 00:58:49.090 --> 00:58:50.280
  • camera many, many years ago and
  • 00:58:50.280 --> 00:58:52.060
  • just said, "Partners, let's
  • 00:58:52.060 --> 00:58:53.160
  • build something together."
  • 00:58:53.160 --> 00:58:55.000
  • That is now 28 television
  • 00:58:55.000 --> 00:58:56.200
  • networks around the world in
  • 00:58:56.200 --> 00:58:58.170
  • multiple languages.
  • 00:58:58.170 --> 00:59:00.020
  • We're signing on a French
  • 00:59:00.020 --> 00:59:02.000
  • language network, a Polish
  • 00:59:02.000 --> 00:59:03.230
  • language network, a Turkish
  • 00:59:03.230 --> 00:59:05.010
  • language network.
  • 00:59:05.010 --> 00:59:06.070
  • Just all this is brand new stuff
  • 00:59:06.070 --> 00:59:07.180
  • in 2016.
  • 00:59:07.180 --> 00:59:09.110
  • And my dad, if you're calling on
  • 00:59:09.110 --> 00:59:11.120
  • Billy, I'm gonna call on my
  • 00:59:11.120 --> 00:59:12.270
  • dad's--he would say in this
  • 00:59:12.270 --> 00:59:15.080
  • circumstance, "Look, I'm all for
  • 00:59:16.090 --> 00:59:19.090
  • this Stadium event and I, you
  • 00:59:19.090 --> 00:59:21.050
  • know--but there's someone
  • 00:59:21.050 --> 00:59:23.060
  • watching right now that might
  • 00:59:23.060 --> 00:59:24.240
  • just be tuned in because they're
  • 00:59:24.240 --> 00:59:26.230
  • going, 'What in the heck are
  • 00:59:26.230 --> 00:59:28.090
  • those people sitting in AT&T
  • 00:59:28.090 --> 00:59:29.050
  • Stadium?
  • 00:59:29.050 --> 00:59:30.170
  • There's not anyone there.
  • 00:59:30.170 --> 00:59:31.160
  • There's no football going on.
  • 00:59:31.160 --> 00:59:33.020
  • They're sit--you know, the seats
  • 00:59:33.020 --> 00:59:34.060
  • are virtually empty and there's
  • 00:59:34.060 --> 00:59:35.140
  • a few people kind of running
  • 00:59:35.140 --> 00:59:36.240
  • around on this.'"
  • 00:59:36.240 --> 00:59:37.250
  • I don't know really--I don't
  • 00:59:37.250 --> 00:59:38.230
  • actually know what's going on
  • 00:59:38.230 --> 00:59:39.290
  • down on the field.
  • 00:59:39.290 --> 00:59:40.220
  • There's a bunch of people.
  • 00:59:40.220 --> 00:59:41.200
  • and just because of where we
  • 00:59:44.140 --> 00:59:46.020
  • are, they're gonna listen.
  • 00:59:46.020 --> 00:59:47.190
  • So you're gonna be taking
  • 00:59:47.190 --> 00:59:50.010
  • center stage, you're gonna be
  • 00:59:50.010 --> 00:59:51.250
  • making a monologue.
  • 00:59:51.250 --> 00:59:53.090
  • But there's someone that's
  • 00:59:53.090 --> 00:59:55.130
  • watching right now.
  • 00:59:55.130 --> 00:59:56.230
  • And do a mini version of what
  • 00:59:56.230 --> 00:59:58.130
  • you're gonna do 6 weeks from now
  • 00:59:58.130 --> 01:00:00.020
  • and let's use this vehicle right
  • 01:00:00.020 --> 01:00:01.210
  • here, right now, for evangelism
  • 01:00:01.210 --> 01:00:03.060
  • and just lead somebody to Jesus
  • 01:00:03.060 --> 01:00:04.210
  • right now that might be
  • 01:00:04.210 --> 01:00:05.140
  • watching.
  • 01:00:05.140 --> 01:00:06.090
  • - Greg: I'd be happy to.
  • 01:00:06.090 --> 01:00:08.030
  • You know, actually that story
  • 01:00:08.030 --> 01:00:09.150
  • you mentioned talked about
  • 01:00:09.150 --> 01:00:10.170
  • people watching.
  • 01:00:10.170 --> 01:00:11.140
  • A number of years ago, there was
  • 01:00:11.140 --> 01:00:12.270
  • the Trinity Broadcasting Network
  • 01:00:15.010 --> 01:00:16.200
  • that was airing a Harvest
  • 01:00:16.200 --> 01:00:17.100
  • Crusade.
  • 01:00:17.100 --> 01:00:18.080
  • Mike was a Vietnam vet.
  • 01:00:18.080 --> 01:00:19.230
  • He was despondent.
  • 01:00:19.230 --> 01:00:20.240
  • He didn't wanna live anymore
  • 01:00:20.240 --> 01:00:22.000
  • and he had a loaded gun.
  • 01:00:22.000 --> 01:00:23.090
  • And he actually held it up to
  • 01:00:23.090 --> 01:00:24.190
  • his head and he couldn't pull
  • 01:00:24.190 --> 01:00:26.100
  • the trigger.
  • 01:00:26.100 --> 01:00:27.030
  • He was afraid.
  • 01:00:27.030 --> 01:00:27.260
  • He set it down.
  • 01:00:27.260 --> 01:00:29.010
  • He picked up the remote control,
  • 01:00:29.010 --> 01:00:30.050
  • turned on his TV, just happened
  • 01:00:30.050 --> 01:00:32.150
  • to come to TBN and I was
  • 01:00:32.150 --> 01:00:34.070
  • preaching the gospel.
  • 01:00:34.070 --> 01:00:35.150
  • He got down on his knees and he
  • 01:00:35.150 --> 01:00:37.040
  • prayed and he gave his life to
  • 01:00:37.040 --> 01:00:38.110
  • Jesus.
  • 01:00:38.110 --> 01:00:39.110
  • And, you know, we just know that
  • 01:00:39.110 --> 01:00:40.120
  • we're gonna reach people here
  • 01:00:40.120 --> 01:00:42.010
  • that we would maybe never reach
  • 01:00:42.010 --> 01:00:44.040
  • before and here's--I know
  • 01:00:44.040 --> 01:00:45.280
  • something about you, even though
  • 01:00:45.280 --> 01:00:47.080
  • we've never met.
  • 01:00:47.080 --> 01:00:48.210
  • Here's what I know about you.
  • 01:00:48.210 --> 01:00:50.150
  • I know that deep down inside,
  • 01:00:50.150 --> 01:00:52.140
  • there's a hole in your heart.
  • 01:00:52.140 --> 01:00:54.070
  • You might be a wealthy man,
  • 01:00:54.070 --> 01:00:56.070
  • you might be a poor man.
  • 01:00:56.070 --> 01:00:57.190
  • You might be a well-known
  • 01:00:57.190 --> 01:00:59.080
  • person, you might be an unknown
  • 01:00:59.080 --> 01:01:00.190
  • person.
  • 01:01:00.190 --> 01:01:01.110
  • But I know there's a hole in
  • 01:01:01.110 --> 01:01:02.280
  • your heart and the reason I know
  • 01:01:02.280 --> 01:01:04.110
  • that is because we're all the
  • 01:01:04.110 --> 01:01:05.080
  • same in this regard.
  • 01:01:05.080 --> 01:01:06.110
  • We're all born with a big wall
  • 01:01:06.110 --> 01:01:08.060
  • that separates us from God
  • 01:01:08.060 --> 01:01:09.120
  • called sin and so because of
  • 01:01:09.120 --> 01:01:10.220
  • this hole in our life, we try to
  • 01:01:10.220 --> 01:01:11.290
  • fill it with all kinds of stuff
  • 01:01:11.290 --> 01:01:13.130
  • from drugs to alcohol to sex to
  • 01:01:13.130 --> 01:01:16.080
  • accomplishments to material
  • 01:01:16.080 --> 01:01:18.050
  • things, et cetera.
  • 01:01:18.050 --> 01:01:19.170
  • Even religion.
  • 01:01:19.170 --> 01:01:20.280
  • I know something else about you.
  • 01:01:20.280 --> 01:01:22.280
  • I know that deep down inside,
  • 01:01:22.280 --> 01:01:24.200
  • you're lonely.
  • 01:01:24.200 --> 01:01:25.280
  • And maybe you thought when you
  • 01:01:25.280 --> 01:01:27.010
  • got married, it would take care
  • 01:01:27.010 --> 01:01:28.100
  • of the loneliness.
  • 01:01:28.100 --> 01:01:29.110
  • Or maybe you thought if you had
  • 01:01:29.110 --> 01:01:30.030
  • more friends, you wouldn't be
  • 01:01:30.030 --> 01:01:31.050
  • lonely but you know why you're
  • 01:01:31.050 --> 01:01:32.210
  • lonely?
  • 01:01:32.210 --> 01:01:33.150
  • You're really lonely for God.
  • 01:01:33.150 --> 01:01:34.280
  • I know another thing about you.
  • 01:01:34.280 --> 01:01:36.130
  • I know that you're afraid
  • 01:01:36.130 --> 01:01:37.150
  • to die.
  • 01:01:37.150 --> 01:01:38.180
  • I know you think about it and
  • 01:01:38.180 --> 01:01:40.210
  • it freaks you out.
  • 01:01:40.210 --> 01:01:41.190
  • Because maybe you believe as I
  • 01:01:41.190 --> 01:01:43.030
  • used to believe that when you
  • 01:01:43.030 --> 01:01:44.110
  • die you simply cease to exist.
  • 01:01:44.110 --> 01:01:46.210
  • Well, listen, I've got good news
  • 01:01:46.210 --> 01:01:47.240
  • for you.
  • 01:01:47.240 --> 01:01:48.200
  • For you that are empty, for you
  • 01:01:48.200 --> 01:01:50.030
  • that are lonely, for you that
  • 01:01:50.030 --> 01:01:51.070
  • are afraid to die, God loves you
  • 01:01:51.090 --> 01:01:54.090
  • and can forgive you of your sin
  • 01:01:54.090 --> 01:01:56.140
  • and fill the hole in your heart
  • 01:01:56.140 --> 01:01:58.150
  • you've tried to fill with all
  • 01:01:58.150 --> 01:01:59.070
  • that other stuff.
  • 01:01:59.070 --> 01:02:00.170
  • He will be with you through life
  • 01:02:00.170 --> 01:02:02.010
  • and you'll never be alone again.
  • 01:02:02.010 --> 01:02:03.290
  • And listen to this, you can know
  • 01:02:03.290 --> 01:02:05.170
  • with assurance that when you
  • 01:02:05.170 --> 01:02:06.200
  • die, you will go to heaven.
  • 01:02:06.200 --> 01:02:09.040
  • See, it's not true that when we
  • 01:02:09.040 --> 01:02:10.050
  • die we stop existing.
  • 01:02:10.050 --> 01:02:11.160
  • What's true is our body goes
  • 01:02:11.160 --> 01:02:13.000
  • into the ground but the spirit
  • 01:02:13.000 --> 01:02:14.090
  • lives on.
  • 01:02:14.090 --> 01:02:15.090
  • And according to the Bible, it
  • 01:02:15.090 --> 01:02:16.260
  • lives on in one of two places:
  • 01:02:16.260 --> 01:02:18.180
  • in heaven or in hell.
  • 01:02:18.180 --> 01:02:20.160
  • You say, "Well, I hope I'll get
  • 01:02:20.160 --> 01:02:21.170
  • to heaven."
  • 01:02:21.170 --> 01:02:22.130
  • You don't have to hope.
  • 01:02:22.130 --> 01:02:23.120
  • You can know, with assurance.
  • 01:02:23.120 --> 01:02:25.070
  • This is why Jesus came.
  • 01:02:25.070 --> 01:02:26.230
  • He came in a rescue operation to
  • 01:02:26.230 --> 01:02:28.120
  • planet earth.
  • 01:02:28.120 --> 01:02:29.230
  • He lived a perfect life.
  • 01:02:29.230 --> 01:02:31.160
  • He died a perfect death and he
  • 01:02:31.160 --> 01:02:33.050
  • died in our place on the cross
  • 01:02:33.050 --> 01:02:35.060
  • of Calvary.
  • 01:02:35.060 --> 01:02:36.080
  • You see, he paid a debt he did
  • 01:02:36.080 --> 01:02:38.010
  • not owe because you owed a debt
  • 01:02:38.010 --> 01:02:40.030
  • you could not pay.
  • 01:02:40.030 --> 01:02:41.180
  • And then 3 days later,
  • 01:02:41.180 --> 01:02:42.290
  • Jesus Christ
  • 01:02:42.290 --> 01:02:43.240
  • rose again from the dead.
  • 01:02:43.240 --> 01:02:45.150
  • And listen, right now, wherever
  • 01:02:45.150 --> 01:02:47.180
  • you are, he's standing at the
  • 01:02:47.180 --> 01:02:49.120
  • door of your life and he is
  • 01:02:49.120 --> 01:02:50.290
  • knocking and he is saying if
  • 01:02:50.290 --> 01:02:52.250
  • you'll hear his voice and open
  • 01:02:52.250 --> 01:02:54.090
  • the door, he will come in.
  • 01:02:54.090 --> 01:02:56.160
  • You're saying, "You mean, here?"
  • 01:02:56.160 --> 01:02:58.000
  • Yeah, right here.
  • 01:02:58.000 --> 01:02:59.020
  • I was in a restaurant the other
  • 01:02:59.020 --> 01:03:00.190
  • day with some pastor friends of
  • 01:03:00.190 --> 01:03:02.130
  • mine and we were ordering a meal
  • 01:03:02.130 --> 01:03:03.250
  • and our server came up and said,
  • 01:03:03.250 --> 01:03:05.200
  • "You know, what's the address of
  • 01:03:05.200 --> 01:03:07.170
  • your church again?
  • 01:03:07.170 --> 01:03:08.250
  • When are your service times?"
  • 01:03:08.250 --> 01:03:10.020
  • So we told her.
  • 01:03:10.020 --> 01:03:10.270
  • And I said, "Why do you ask?"
  • 01:03:10.270 --> 01:03:12.060
  • And she says, "Well, I need to
  • 01:03:12.060 --> 01:03:13.010
  • get right with God and I wanna
  • 01:03:13.010 --> 01:03:14.080
  • come and do it Sunday."
  • 01:03:14.080 --> 01:03:16.000
  • I said, "You're not gonna do it
  • 01:03:16.000 --> 01:03:16.250
  • Sunday.
  • 01:03:16.250 --> 01:03:17.180
  • You're gonna do it right here,
  • 01:03:17.180 --> 01:03:19.070
  • right now."
  • 01:03:19.070 --> 01:03:20.120
  • You don't have to wait for March
  • 01:03:20.120 --> 01:03:21.160
  • 6 to come for Harvest America.
  • 01:03:21.160 --> 01:03:23.090
  • You don't even have to wait for
  • 01:03:23.090 --> 01:03:24.190
  • a Sunday at a church.
  • 01:03:24.190 --> 01:03:26.060
  • You can do it right here,
  • 01:03:26.060 --> 01:03:27.200
  • right now.
  • 01:03:27.200 --> 01:03:28.120
  • All you have to do is call out
  • 01:03:28.120 --> 01:03:30.130
  • to the Lord.
  • 01:03:30.130 --> 01:03:31.140
  • The Bible says, "Whoever will
  • 01:03:31.140 --> 01:03:32.290
  • call upon the name of the Lord
  • 01:03:32.290 --> 01:03:34.140
  • will be saved."
  • 01:03:34.140 --> 01:03:35.150
  • You say, "Well, give me his
  • 01:03:35.150 --> 01:03:36.220
  • number, I'll text him."
  • 01:03:36.220 --> 01:03:38.030
  • No, you do this through prayer.
  • 01:03:38.030 --> 01:03:39.180
  • And I'd like to lead you in a
  • 01:03:39.180 --> 01:03:41.060
  • prayer right now and if you
  • 01:03:41.060 --> 01:03:42.140
  • would pray this prayer after me,
  • 01:03:42.140 --> 01:03:44.050
  • God in heaven will hear you and
  • 01:03:44.050 --> 01:03:45.210
  • God in heaven will answer your
  • 01:03:45.210 --> 01:03:47.180
  • prayer and Christ will come into
  • 01:03:47.180 --> 01:03:49.060
  • your life.
  • 01:03:49.060 --> 01:03:50.150
  • So if you want Jesus to forgive
  • 01:03:50.150 --> 01:03:52.160
  • you of your sin, if you wanna go
  • 01:03:52.160 --> 01:03:54.160
  • to heaven when you die, if you
  • 01:03:54.160 --> 01:03:56.040
  • no longer wanna walk around in
  • 01:03:56.040 --> 01:03:57.190
  • life with a big hole in your
  • 01:03:57.190 --> 01:03:59.120
  • heart, if you want your sin
  • 01:03:59.200 --> 01:04:02.220
  • forgiven, why don't you just
  • 01:04:02.220 --> 01:04:04.050
  • pray this prayer with me
  • 01:04:04.050 --> 01:04:05.100
  • right now wherever you are?
  • 01:04:05.100 --> 01:04:07.280
  • Just pray this after me.
  • 01:04:07.280 --> 01:04:09.080
  • "Lord Jesus, I know
  • 01:04:09.080 --> 01:04:12.010
  • that I'm a sinner.
  • 01:04:12.010 --> 01:04:13.230
  • And I'm sorry for my sin but I
  • 01:04:13.240 --> 01:04:16.240
  • know that you're the Savior who
  • 01:04:16.240 --> 01:04:19.210
  • died on the cross and paid for
  • 01:04:20.000 --> 01:04:23.000
  • all of my sin and rose again
  • 01:04:23.060 --> 01:04:26.060
  • from the dead.
  • 01:04:26.060 --> 01:04:27.210
  • Jesus, come into my life and be
  • 01:04:27.210 --> 01:04:30.210
  • my Savior.
  • 01:04:30.210 --> 01:04:32.260
  • Be my Lord, be my God,
  • 01:04:33.110 --> 01:04:36.110
  • be my friend.
  • 01:04:36.110 --> 01:04:38.060
  • I choose to follow you, Jesus,
  • 01:04:38.060 --> 01:04:40.150
  • from this moment forward.
  • 01:04:41.080 --> 01:04:44.080
  • Thank you for loving me and
  • 01:04:44.080 --> 01:04:46.090
  • calling me and accepting me.
  • 01:04:46.280 --> 01:04:49.280
  • In Jesus' name I pray, amen."
  • 01:04:52.080 --> 01:04:55.080
  • It's so simple.
  • 01:04:55.080 --> 01:04:56.090
  • Anyone can do that.
  • 01:04:56.090 --> 01:04:58.110
  • It's just giving people
  • 01:04:58.110 --> 01:05:00.090
  • an opportunity to believe and I
  • 01:05:00.090 --> 01:05:01.270
  • believe the Lord wants us all to
  • 01:05:01.270 --> 01:05:03.150
  • go out and just look for those
  • 01:05:03.150 --> 01:05:04.210
  • opportunities, Matt and Laurie,
  • 01:05:04.210 --> 01:05:06.110
  • to just share our faith.
  • 01:05:06.110 --> 01:05:07.250
  • There are those divine
  • 01:05:07.250 --> 01:05:09.080
  • appointments.
  • 01:05:09.080 --> 01:05:09.250
  • You never know when they'll
  • 01:05:09.250 --> 01:05:10.150
  • happen.
  • 01:05:10.150 --> 01:05:11.220
  • People are waiting for someone
  • 01:05:11.220 --> 01:05:12.160
  • to just tell them.
  • 01:05:12.160 --> 01:05:13.240
  • - Matt: You know, the--what it
  • 01:05:13.240 --> 01:05:15.210
  • feels like right now is this is
  • 01:05:15.210 --> 01:05:17.010
  • a preview to a coming
  • 01:05:17.010 --> 01:05:19.100
  • attraction, you know, that this
  • 01:05:19.100 --> 01:05:21.160
  • little table here is kind of
  • 01:05:21.240 --> 01:05:24.240
  • mocking up now for a pulpit
  • 01:05:24.240 --> 01:05:27.230
  • that's gonna be more down on
  • 01:05:27.230 --> 01:05:29.270
  • the stadium and that this AT&T
  • 01:05:31.030 --> 01:05:34.030
  • Stadium has already shown you
  • 01:05:34.130 --> 01:05:37.130
  • that it can become a church.
  • 01:05:37.130 --> 01:05:39.180
  • I--sitting here and listening to
  • 01:05:39.200 --> 01:05:42.200
  • the evangelist give an altar
  • 01:05:42.200 --> 01:05:44.230
  • call right here, right now,
  • 01:05:44.230 --> 01:05:46.220
  • using this stunning billion
  • 01:05:47.030 --> 01:05:50.030
  • dollar auditorium that somehow,
  • 01:05:50.130 --> 01:05:53.130
  • someway, turned into a church
  • 01:05:53.130 --> 01:05:56.080
  • today right here in the
  • 01:05:56.080 --> 01:05:57.250
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
  • 01:05:57.250 --> 01:06:00.190
  • AT&T Stadium Church is alive and
  • 01:06:01.180 --> 01:06:04.180
  • well and it's going to be filled
  • 01:06:04.180 --> 01:06:07.110
  • ministry, March 6, and the point
  • 01:06:09.230 --> 01:06:12.230
  • of all that is exactly what just
  • 01:06:12.230 --> 01:06:14.210
  • happened.
  • 01:06:14.210 --> 01:06:16.200
  • That one person or 100.000
  • 01:06:17.240 --> 01:06:20.240
  • people or 100 million people
  • 01:06:20.240 --> 01:06:23.010
  • would call on the name of
  • 01:06:23.010 --> 01:06:24.160
  • the Lord and be saved.
  • 01:06:24.160 --> 01:06:25.230
  • And there's a number on the
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  • screen.
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  • If you need to know more about
  • 01:06:27.030 --> 01:06:28.040
  • the prayer that you just prayed,
  • 01:06:28.040 --> 01:06:30.170
  • from right here at AT&T Stadium
  • 01:06:30.170 --> 01:06:33.030
  • Church, there's somebody that
  • 01:06:33.030 --> 01:06:34.260
  • wants to talk to you.
  • 01:06:34.260 --> 01:06:36.090
  • We've got another roll-in.
  • 01:06:36.090 --> 01:06:37.290
  • This is called "Changed Lives."
  • 01:06:37.290 --> 01:06:39.130
  • This is Pastor Greg Laurie
  • 01:06:39.130 --> 01:06:41.210
  • and Evangelism 101.
  • 01:06:41.210 --> 01:06:43.000
  • - Greg Russinger: There wasn't
  • 01:06:46.260 --> 01:06:47.180
  • any conversations of faith or
  • 01:06:47.180 --> 01:06:49.100
  • God in my upbringing.
  • 01:06:49.160 --> 01:06:52.160
  • - Chrissy Katina: I had a
  • 01:06:52.160 --> 01:06:53.120
  • general knowledge of God and of
  • 01:06:53.120 --> 01:06:54.190
  • Jesus but not a full
  • 01:06:54.190 --> 01:06:55.290
  • understanding.
  • 01:06:55.290 --> 01:06:57.200
  • - Greg Russinger: It was
  • 01:06:57.200 --> 01:06:59.220
  • difficult, it was rough, it was
  • 01:06:59.220 --> 01:07:00.220
  • lonely.
  • 01:07:00.220 --> 01:07:01.250
  • It was a little fearful.
  • 01:07:01.250 --> 01:07:02.200
  • It was a lot of questions, there
  • 01:07:02.200 --> 01:07:04.010
  • was a lot of angst and rage that
  • 01:07:04.010 --> 01:07:05.270
  • I think began to set within me.
  • 01:07:05.270 --> 01:07:07.190
  • And escape is helpful.
  • 01:07:07.190 --> 01:07:09.050
  • - Greg: When God looks at you,
  • 01:07:17.100 --> 01:07:18.020
  • he doesn't just see you for what
  • 01:07:18.020 --> 01:07:18.290
  • you are.
  • 01:07:18.290 --> 01:07:19.290
  • He sees you for what you
  • 01:07:19.290 --> 01:07:20.250
  • will be.
  • 01:07:20.250 --> 01:07:22.030
  • You know, we might just see
  • 01:07:22.030 --> 01:07:22.230
  • a lump of clay and God sees
  • 01:07:22.230 --> 01:07:24.100
  • a finished product, a vase.
  • 01:07:24.100 --> 01:07:27.060
  • He sees what you can be.
  • 01:07:27.060 --> 01:07:28.120
  • We see a blank canvas;
  • 01:07:28.120 --> 01:07:29.130
  • - Greg Russinger: So I had a
  • 01:07:32.140 --> 01:07:34.010
  • terrible night that ended up the
  • 01:07:34.010 --> 01:07:36.240
  • moment of overdosing, right?
  • 01:07:39.230 --> 01:07:41.270
  • And so that kind of led me to
  • 01:07:41.270 --> 01:07:43.130
  • really come clean with myself
  • 01:07:43.130 --> 01:07:44.280
  • and have to take a really clear
  • 01:07:44.280 --> 01:07:45.260
  • snapshot of,
  • 01:07:45.260 --> 01:07:47.130
  • "Is this the direction
  • 01:07:47.130 --> 01:07:48.100
  • you wanna go in your life?"
  • 01:07:48.100 --> 01:07:49.180
  • - Greg: You come as you are.
  • 01:07:49.180 --> 01:07:50.250
  • Jesus does not say, "Clean up
  • 01:07:50.250 --> 01:07:52.140
  • your life and come to me."
  • 01:07:52.140 --> 01:07:54.120
  • In effect, he says, "Come to me
  • 01:07:54.120 --> 01:07:55.210
  • and I'll clean your life up."
  • 01:07:55.210 --> 01:07:57.090
  • You come with your sins.
  • 01:07:57.090 --> 01:07:58.140
  • Come with your addictions.
  • 01:07:58.140 --> 01:08:00.060
  • - Chrissy: "Would you like to
  • 01:08:02.090 --> 01:08:03.000
  • go to this Harvest Crusade?"
  • 01:08:03.000 --> 01:08:05.010
  • And I was, like,
  • 01:08:05.010 --> 01:08:06.100
  • "Harvest Crusade?
  • 01:08:06.100 --> 01:08:07.240
  • Like, what do you do there?
  • 01:08:07.240 --> 01:08:09.010
  • Do you pick corn?"
  • 01:08:09.010 --> 01:08:10.120
  • - Greg Russinger: You know,
  • 01:08:10.120 --> 01:08:11.030
  • typically, any place I've been,
  • 01:08:11.030 --> 01:08:11.250
  • you know, the idea of something
  • 01:08:11.250 --> 01:08:13.040
  • - Chrissy: And he's, like,
  • 01:08:15.060 --> 01:08:15.260
  • "Well, it's a Christian
  • 01:08:15.260 --> 01:08:16.140
  • concert," and I was, like,
  • 01:08:16.140 --> 01:08:17.150
  • "Ah-ha, no, no, that's okay.
  • 01:08:17.150 --> 01:08:19.230
  • I'm good, I'm good."
  • 01:08:19.230 --> 01:08:21.020
  • - Greg Russinger: So I said,
  • 01:08:21.020 --> 01:08:21.230
  • "No."
  • 01:08:21.230 --> 01:08:22.110
  • And then we kept on talking and
  • 01:08:22.110 --> 01:08:23.060
  • then she said, "Greg, it's
  • 01:08:23.060 --> 01:08:24.190
  • outdoors, right?
  • 01:08:24.190 --> 01:08:26.020
  • It's outdoors, lights, you don't
  • 01:08:26.020 --> 01:08:27.190
  • feel trapped or anything like
  • 01:08:27.190 --> 01:08:28.220
  • that."
  • 01:08:28.220 --> 01:08:29.200
  • I said, "Okay.
  • 01:08:29.200 --> 01:08:30.120
  • If it's outdoors, I will get on
  • 01:08:30.120 --> 01:08:31.280
  • with you."
  • 01:08:32.150 --> 01:08:35.150
  • - Greg: Thousands of people are
  • 01:08:35.150 --> 01:08:36.180
  • in this stadium.
  • 01:08:36.180 --> 01:08:38.000
  • Thousands and thousands more are
  • 01:08:38.000 --> 01:08:39.200
  • watching online and they're
  • 01:08:39.200 --> 01:08:41.100
  • watching on television and
  • 01:08:41.100 --> 01:08:42.260
  • listening on radio.
  • 01:08:42.260 --> 01:08:44.180
  • But I want you to know
  • 01:08:44.180 --> 01:08:45.220
  • something.
  • 01:08:45.220 --> 01:08:46.100
  • Right now, Jesus, he sees you.
  • 01:08:46.100 --> 01:08:48.220
  • He doesn't see a crowd, he sees
  • 01:08:48.220 --> 01:08:51.130
  • you.
  • 01:08:51.130 --> 01:08:53.000
  • And he cares about you and he
  • 01:08:53.000 --> 01:08:54.220
  • loves you.
  • 01:08:54.220 --> 01:08:56.010
  • - Chrissy: I will never forget
  • 01:08:56.010 --> 01:08:57.010
  • when Greg Laurie was standing on
  • 01:08:57.010 --> 01:08:58.150
  • the stage talking, and it was
  • 01:08:58.150 --> 01:09:00.200
  • almost as if he was talking
  • 01:09:00.200 --> 01:09:01.260
  • right to me because it was
  • 01:09:01.260 --> 01:09:02.290
  • exactly the thoughts in my head.
  • 01:09:02.290 --> 01:09:04.180
  • - Greg Russinger: There was
  • 01:09:04.180 --> 01:09:05.090
  • just this genuine sense of God's
  • 01:09:05.090 --> 01:09:07.100
  • grace drawing me to a discovery
  • 01:09:07.100 --> 01:09:09.130
  • of kind of my truer self, a
  • 01:09:09.160 --> 01:09:12.160
  • sense of maybe what I'm meant to
  • 01:09:12.160 --> 01:09:15.020
  • be or something.
  • 01:09:15.020 --> 01:09:16.070
  • - Greg: We are God's
  • 01:09:16.070 --> 01:09:17.140
  • masterpiece.
  • 01:09:17.140 --> 01:09:19.210
  • We are his crowning achievement
  • 01:09:19.210 --> 01:09:22.000
  • in creation.
  • 01:09:22.000 --> 01:09:23.230
  • We are uniquely made in the very
  • 01:09:23.230 --> 01:09:25.220
  • image of God.
  • 01:09:25.220 --> 01:09:27.250
  • God has a custom-designed work
  • 01:09:27.250 --> 01:09:30.010
  • he wants to do in and through
  • 01:09:30.010 --> 01:09:32.010
  • you.
  • 01:09:32.010 --> 01:09:33.100
  • He's making you into what he's
  • 01:09:33.100 --> 01:09:34.190
  • always wanted you to be.
  • 01:09:34.190 --> 01:09:36.160
  • You were marred by sin but now
  • 01:09:36.160 --> 01:09:38.100
  • God has chosen you, he's
  • 01:09:38.100 --> 01:09:39.240
  • redeemed you.
  • 01:09:39.240 --> 01:09:40.210
  • He's adopted you and he has
  • 01:09:40.210 --> 01:09:42.040
  • sealed you into his family.
  • 01:09:44.110 --> 01:09:47.110
  • - Greg Russinger: God uniquely
  • 01:09:47.110 --> 01:09:48.090
  • pursues each of us every day
  • 01:09:48.090 --> 01:09:50.060
  • and doesn't stop pursuing
  • 01:09:50.060 --> 01:09:51.260
  • his creation 'cause he has this
  • 01:09:51.260 --> 01:09:54.150
  • desire to redeem and restore
  • 01:09:54.150 --> 01:09:56.080
  • what he's made.
  • 01:09:56.080 --> 01:09:58.050
  • - Chrissy: And that night I
  • 01:09:58.050 --> 01:09:59.100
  • realized it was nothing about me
  • 01:09:59.100 --> 01:10:00.160
  • being good.
  • 01:10:00.160 --> 01:10:01.120
  • It had nothing to do with that.
  • 01:10:01.120 --> 01:10:02.080
  • It was about me receiving a gift
  • 01:10:02.080 --> 01:10:03.240
  • of salvation in my heart and
  • 01:10:03.240 --> 01:10:05.090
  • asking Jesus to be my Savior.
  • 01:10:05.090 --> 01:10:07.130
  • And that night changed my life.
  • 01:10:07.130 --> 01:10:09.220
  • - Greg: God is not only gonna
  • 01:10:09.220 --> 01:10:10.220
  • give you a new body as a
  • 01:10:10.220 --> 01:10:11.170
  • Christian, he's not only gonna
  • 01:10:11.170 --> 01:10:12.260
  • make a new earth but right now,
  • 01:10:12.260 --> 01:10:14.150
  • he can make a new you.
  • 01:10:14.150 --> 01:10:17.040
  • Change you on the inside.
  • 01:10:17.040 --> 01:10:19.270
  • - Greg Russinger: I can just
  • 01:10:19.270 --> 01:10:21.000
  • say thanks because I was a guy
  • 01:10:24.260 --> 01:10:27.260
  • that, probably like a lot of
  • 01:10:27.260 --> 01:10:30.150
  • people that are sitting in that
  • 01:10:30.150 --> 01:10:32.020
  • big giant open space, that are
  • 01:10:32.020 --> 01:10:34.150
  • probably wondering to
  • 01:10:34.150 --> 01:10:36.000
  • themselves, "Is this for real?"
  • 01:10:36.000 --> 01:10:38.100
  • And I think I can ultimately
  • 01:10:38.100 --> 01:10:39.080
  • say, "Yeah, I've tasted
  • 01:10:39.080 --> 01:10:41.060
  • something that has forever
  • 01:10:41.060 --> 01:10:43.000
  • - Greg: You know, it never gets
  • 01:11:05.000 --> 01:11:06.080
  • old hearing stories like that
  • 01:11:06.080 --> 01:11:08.080
  • and this is what keeps me going.
  • 01:11:08.080 --> 01:11:10.260
  • You know, people have asked me,
  • 01:11:10.260 --> 01:11:12.100
  • "Greg, when you stand up in
  • 01:11:12.100 --> 01:11:13.090
  • a podium and speak to all those
  • 01:11:13.090 --> 01:11:14.140
  • people, is that, like,
  • 01:11:14.140 --> 01:11:15.210
  • the ultimate ego trip?"
  • 01:11:15.210 --> 01:11:17.110
  • You might be surprised
  • 01:11:17.110 --> 01:11:18.120
  • by my answer.
  • 01:11:18.120 --> 01:11:19.160
  • The answer is no.
  • 01:11:19.160 --> 01:11:20.220
  • I'll tell you, when I walk into
  • 01:11:20.220 --> 01:11:22.000
  • a podium, to me, it's a lot of
  • 01:11:22.000 --> 01:11:24.150
  • pressure because I understand
  • 01:11:24.150 --> 01:11:26.220
  • that I'm representing God to
  • 01:11:26.220 --> 01:11:27.290
  • people and I don't wanna
  • 01:11:27.290 --> 01:11:29.020
  • misrepresent him.
  • 01:11:29.020 --> 01:11:32.000
  • But when I speak to a crowd, I
  • 01:11:32.000 --> 01:11:33.090
  • don't think of thousands.
  • 01:11:33.090 --> 01:11:35.000
  • I think of an individual like
  • 01:11:35.000 --> 01:11:36.260
  • Greg or Chrissy that you just
  • 01:11:36.260 --> 01:11:38.140
  • saw in that video and their
  • 01:11:38.140 --> 01:11:40.070
  • stories.
  • 01:11:40.070 --> 01:11:41.100
  • I think of that person that's
  • 01:11:41.100 --> 01:11:42.120
  • ready to give up on life.
  • 01:11:42.120 --> 01:11:44.120
  • I think of that person that is
  • 01:11:44.120 --> 01:11:45.190
  • strung out on drugs.
  • 01:11:45.190 --> 01:11:47.160
  • I think about that person that
  • 01:11:47.160 --> 01:11:49.030
  • has been searching and wants
  • 01:11:49.030 --> 01:11:50.290
  • answers.
  • 01:11:50.290 --> 01:11:51.260
  • And I wanna just do the best I
  • 01:11:51.260 --> 01:11:53.230
  • can do in bringing the gospel to
  • 01:11:53.230 --> 01:11:55.080
  • them in an understandable way.
  • 01:11:55.080 --> 01:11:57.110
  • That--and when I read a letter
  • 01:11:57.110 --> 01:11:58.220
  • or I see a story like that,
  • 01:11:58.220 --> 01:12:00.150
  • that's what keeps me going.
  • 01:12:00.150 --> 01:12:02.000
  • Because it's all about the
  • 01:12:02.000 --> 01:12:03.090
  • individual that has their life
  • 01:12:03.090 --> 01:12:05.120
  • transformed by Jesus.
  • 01:12:05.120 --> 01:12:06.180
  • - Matt: Beautiful.
  • 01:12:06.180 --> 01:12:07.110
  • - Laurie: You know, coming to a
  • 01:12:07.110 --> 01:12:08.040
  • place like this, I mean, we
  • 01:12:08.040 --> 01:12:09.230
  • walked in here today together
  • 01:12:09.230 --> 01:12:11.120
  • and Cathe was, like, "Oh my
  • 01:12:11.120 --> 01:12:13.040
  • goodness," you know?
  • 01:12:13.040 --> 01:12:14.160
  • And to think that we're gonna
  • 01:12:14.160 --> 01:12:16.150
  • fill it or that you--what about
  • 01:12:16.150 --> 01:12:18.040
  • the pressure of having to fill
  • 01:12:18.040 --> 01:12:20.020
  • it?
  • 01:12:20.020 --> 01:12:20.270
  • Do you ever--what do you do with
  • 01:12:20.270 --> 01:12:22.110
  • that?
  • 01:12:22.110 --> 01:12:23.010
  • - Cathe: Well, yeah, there is
  • 01:12:23.010 --> 01:12:24.180
  • that.
  • 01:12:24.180 --> 01:12:25.210
  • Definitely, it's a big budget,
  • 01:12:25.210 --> 01:12:27.160
  • it's a big venue, it's a big
  • 01:12:27.160 --> 01:12:30.040
  • endeavor not just because of
  • 01:12:30.060 --> 01:12:33.060
  • the 100.000 people here but all
  • 01:12:33.060 --> 01:12:35.030
  • the different satellite venues,
  • 01:12:35.030 --> 01:12:36.240
  • the TV, all--just--and to know
  • 01:12:36.240 --> 01:12:38.230
  • the need.
  • 01:12:38.230 --> 01:12:39.250
  • We're in such a place in our
  • 01:12:39.250 --> 01:12:41.180
  • world and our country where the
  • 01:12:41.180 --> 01:12:43.090
  • message of the gospel is being
  • 01:12:43.090 --> 01:12:45.020
  • so either completely
  • 01:12:45.020 --> 01:12:47.050
  • marginalized where you can't
  • 01:12:47.050 --> 01:12:48.270
  • hear it and even within some
  • 01:12:48.270 --> 01:12:50.120
  • good churches, the thought of
  • 01:12:50.260 --> 01:12:53.260
  • just presenting the simple
  • 01:12:53.260 --> 01:12:55.260
  • gospel in a public venue like
  • 01:12:55.260 --> 01:12:57.290
  • this, is intimidating and
  • 01:12:57.290 --> 01:13:00.110
  • they're going silent on it.
  • 01:13:00.110 --> 01:13:02.140
  • Let's just do good works, let's
  • 01:13:02.140 --> 01:13:04.050
  • build houses, let's feed the
  • 01:13:04.050 --> 01:13:06.130
  • hungry, and let's--
  • 01:13:06.130 --> 01:13:07.240
  • - Greg: But that's all good.
  • 01:13:07.240 --> 01:13:08.210
  • - Cathe: And that is perfect
  • 01:13:08.210 --> 01:13:09.230
  • but in addition to that, you
  • 01:13:09.230 --> 01:13:11.160
  • have--the gospel is a message
  • 01:13:11.160 --> 01:13:12.260
  • and, as long as we have freedom
  • 01:13:12.260 --> 01:13:14.290
  • in this country to proclaim the
  • 01:13:14.290 --> 01:13:16.130
  • message in a public venue like
  • 01:13:16.130 --> 01:13:18.000
  • this, I say, "Let's do it."
  • 01:13:18.000 --> 01:13:19.090
  • You know, there's a lot of
  • 01:13:19.090 --> 01:13:20.160
  • Christian conferences, there's a
  • 01:13:20.160 --> 01:13:22.030
  • lot of Christian concerts.
  • 01:13:22.030 --> 01:13:23.180
  • There's a lot of things where
  • 01:13:23.180 --> 01:13:25.090
  • Christians will gather together
  • 01:13:25.090 --> 01:13:26.190
  • and it's a wonderful bless-me
  • 01:13:26.190 --> 01:13:28.230
  • time.
  • 01:13:28.230 --> 01:13:29.190
  • - Greg: Nice holy huddles.
  • 01:13:29.190 --> 01:13:30.160
  • - Cathe: It is.
  • 01:13:30.160 --> 01:13:31.130
  • And you know what?
  • 01:13:31.130 --> 01:13:32.070
  • And in a sense, the world is
  • 01:13:32.070 --> 01:13:33.260
  • fine with that.
  • 01:13:33.260 --> 01:13:34.240
  • You Christians, just do their
  • 01:13:34.240 --> 01:13:35.180
  • thing.
  • 01:13:35.180 --> 01:13:36.120
  • But when you say, "No, no, no,
  • 01:13:36.120 --> 01:13:38.090
  • we're here to present the
  • 01:13:38.090 --> 01:13:39.230
  • gospel, not just to a group of
  • 01:13:39.230 --> 01:13:41.130
  • Christians but we're trying to
  • 01:13:41.130 --> 01:13:42.160
  • say to the world out there that
  • 01:13:42.160 --> 01:13:44.140
  • the message of Christ is for
  • 01:13:44.140 --> 01:13:46.110
  • everyone.
  • 01:13:46.110 --> 01:13:47.150
  • It's not just for our little
  • 01:13:47.150 --> 01:13:48.210
  • Christian ghetto over here.
  • 01:13:48.210 --> 01:13:50.140
  • It's for everyone.
  • 01:13:50.140 --> 01:13:52.010
  • And so we walk in here and we
  • 01:13:52.010 --> 01:13:53.210
  • look at this, that I--you know,
  • 01:13:53.210 --> 01:13:55.070
  • we just have to go back to the
  • 01:13:55.070 --> 01:13:56.210
  • Scripture, what we read when
  • 01:13:56.210 --> 01:13:57.270
  • Joshua was entering into the
  • 01:13:57.270 --> 01:13:59.120
  • Promised Land and they're
  • 01:13:59.120 --> 01:14:00.190
  • walking around the walls of
  • 01:14:00.190 --> 01:14:01.250
  • Jericho.
  • 01:14:01.250 --> 01:14:02.250
  • - Greg: Yeah, Cathe's marched
  • 01:14:02.250 --> 01:14:04.050
  • around here seven times already.
  • 01:14:04.050 --> 01:14:04.280
  • It took a while because it's
  • 01:14:04.280 --> 01:14:05.220
  • big.
  • 01:14:05.220 --> 01:14:07.270
  • - Cathe: Maybe we ought to.
  • 01:14:07.270 --> 01:14:09.060
  • But I'll tell you one thing
  • 01:14:09.060 --> 01:14:10.190
  • that, you know, we have a bigger
  • 01:14:10.190 --> 01:14:12.090
  • God.
  • 01:14:12.090 --> 01:14:13.060
  • So it's not just about how big
  • 01:14:13.060 --> 01:14:15.090
  • this is and it is big and in our
  • 01:14:15.090 --> 01:14:16.230
  • strength and in our wisdom and
  • 01:14:16.230 --> 01:14:19.130
  • in our weakness, we--there's no
  • 01:14:19.130 --> 01:14:21.100
  • way.
  • 01:14:21.100 --> 01:14:22.050
  • There's no way.
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  • But God chooses to use foolish
  • 01:14:23.050 --> 01:14:25.040
  • things.
  • 01:14:25.040 --> 01:14:26.020
  • And I--you know, we began, Greg
  • 01:14:26.020 --> 01:14:28.020
  • and I, when we were--he was 19,
  • 01:14:28.020 --> 01:14:30.010
  • I was 16, and he's been
  • 01:14:30.010 --> 01:14:31.290
  • preaching the gospel ever since.
  • 01:14:31.290 --> 01:14:34.020
  • - Greg: You were 16,
  • 01:14:34.020 --> 01:14:35.090
  • going on 17--
  • 01:14:35.090 --> 01:14:35.270
  • - Cathe: Back to "The Sound of
  • 01:14:35.270 --> 01:14:36.190
  • Music."
  • 01:14:36.190 --> 01:14:37.290
  • - Greg: Innocent as a rose.
  • 01:14:37.290 --> 01:14:39.260
  • One more "Sound of Music."
  • 01:14:39.260 --> 01:14:41.240
  • Never done that before.
  • 01:14:41.240 --> 01:14:43.100
  • - Cathe: But you know, it's
  • 01:14:43.100 --> 01:14:44.150
  • beautiful to think--
  • 01:14:44.150 --> 01:14:45.050
  • - Greg: I regret having to
  • 01:14:45.050 --> 01:14:45.250
  • study.
  • 01:14:45.250 --> 01:14:46.170
  • - Cathe: What God has done
  • 01:14:46.170 --> 01:14:47.190
  • with foolish things and with
  • 01:14:47.190 --> 01:14:49.120
  • small things and with weak
  • 01:14:49.120 --> 01:14:51.110
  • things.
  • 01:14:51.110 --> 01:14:52.130
  • And he loves to be the one who
  • 01:14:52.130 --> 01:14:55.000
  • gets the glory in it, you know?
  • 01:14:55.000 --> 01:14:56.250
  • - Matt: Okay, let me just say
  • 01:14:56.250 --> 01:14:57.220
  • that first of all you're
  • 01:14:57.220 --> 01:14:58.260
  • stealing TBN's main Scripture,
  • 01:14:58.260 --> 01:15:01.190
  • "God hath chosen the foolish
  • 01:15:01.190 --> 01:15:03.100
  • to confound the wise."
  • 01:15:03.100 --> 01:15:04.220
  • My dad lived that Word.
  • 01:15:05.090 --> 01:15:08.090
  • - Cathe: And look what he's
  • 01:15:08.090 --> 01:15:09.000
  • done.
  • 01:15:09.000 --> 01:15:09.150
  • - Matt: And let me just say
  • 01:15:09.150 --> 01:15:10.140
  • something else.
  • 01:15:10.140 --> 01:15:11.010
  • - Cathe: The only reason why
  • 01:15:11.010 --> 01:15:11.220
  • we're sitting here.
  • 01:15:11.220 --> 01:15:12.080
  • - Matt: Absolutely.
  • 01:15:12.080 --> 01:15:12.240
  • Let me just say one other thing.
  • 01:15:12.240 --> 01:15:14.050
  • Pastor Greg, we live in the same
  • 01:15:14.050 --> 01:15:16.230
  • area and we get to see each
  • 01:15:16.230 --> 01:15:18.140
  • other on occasion and we do
  • 01:15:18.140 --> 01:15:19.210
  • television certainly every once
  • 01:15:19.210 --> 01:15:21.050
  • in a while but we also get a few
  • 01:15:21.050 --> 01:15:22.270
  • times where we've having a meal
  • 01:15:22.270 --> 01:15:24.090
  • together somewhere here and
  • 01:15:24.090 --> 01:15:25.190
  • there.
  • 01:15:25.190 --> 01:15:26.090
  • - Laurie: Singing, "Sound of
  • 01:15:26.090 --> 01:15:27.000
  • Music."
  • 01:15:27.000 --> 01:15:27.130
  • - Matt: And I want you to know
  • 01:15:27.130 --> 01:15:28.050
  • that if TBN ever--you know,
  • 01:15:28.050 --> 01:15:31.030
  • the people that my mom and dad
  • 01:15:31.030 --> 01:15:33.180
  • looked into the camera and asked
  • 01:15:33.180 --> 01:15:35.040
  • to help build something, you
  • 01:15:35.040 --> 01:15:37.070
  • know what the whole point was?
  • 01:15:37.070 --> 01:15:38.160
  • Souls, see?
  • 01:15:38.160 --> 01:15:40.030
  • And so the idea that there's
  • 01:15:40.050 --> 01:15:43.050
  • 43 years of people's gifts and
  • 01:15:43.060 --> 01:15:46.060
  • donations that got us to today,
  • 01:15:46.060 --> 01:15:48.020
  • see?
  • 01:15:48.020 --> 01:15:49.110
  • We wouldn't be here.
  • 01:15:49.110 --> 01:15:50.140
  • The idea of cameras and, you
  • 01:15:50.140 --> 01:15:52.120
  • know, stations that are on
  • 01:15:52.120 --> 01:15:55.070
  • around the world and networks
  • 01:15:55.070 --> 01:15:56.270
  • that are on around the world,
  • 01:15:56.270 --> 01:15:58.180
  • the vision was for souls.
  • 01:15:58.180 --> 01:16:01.200
  • So sitting here with you,
  • 01:16:01.200 --> 01:16:03.210
  • talking about evangelism, having
  • 01:16:03.210 --> 01:16:06.000
  • you just led people to Christ,
  • 01:16:06.000 --> 01:16:07.190
  • talking about a book called
  • 01:16:07.190 --> 01:16:09.070
  • "Tell Someone," talking about
  • 01:16:09.070 --> 01:16:11.100
  • AT&T Stadium turning into a
  • 01:16:11.100 --> 01:16:13.000
  • church on March 6, this is the
  • 01:16:13.000 --> 01:16:15.120
  • most important conversation we
  • 01:16:15.120 --> 01:16:18.100
  • could be really having.
  • 01:16:18.100 --> 01:16:20.000
  • And so the idea that we're
  • 01:16:20.000 --> 01:16:22.040
  • shining the light today on
  • 01:16:22.040 --> 01:16:24.050
  • evangelism is what TBN 43 years
  • 01:16:24.050 --> 01:16:26.250
  • ago was built to do, okay?
  • 01:16:26.250 --> 01:16:29.230
  • All the old-timers that are
  • 01:16:29.230 --> 01:16:31.130
  • watching this broadcast are just
  • 01:16:31.130 --> 01:16:33.070
  • excited that this stadium is
  • 01:16:33.260 --> 01:16:36.260
  • gonna turn into a church, that
  • 01:16:36.260 --> 01:16:38.170
  • this broadcast has been shining
  • 01:16:38.170 --> 01:16:41.120
  • a light on evangelism.
  • 01:16:41.120 --> 01:16:43.170
  • So all I can tell you is first
  • 01:16:43.170 --> 01:16:45.200
  • of all, thank you, okay?
  • 01:16:45.200 --> 01:16:47.140
  • Because you know, you've got the
  • 01:16:47.140 --> 01:16:49.090
  • courage and the experience to do
  • 01:16:50.120 --> 01:16:53.120
  • what you're about to do.
  • 01:16:53.130 --> 01:16:56.130
  • All we're really sitting here
  • 01:16:56.130 --> 01:16:57.190
  • doing is helping you get the
  • 01:16:57.190 --> 01:16:59.120
  • word out to those that first of
  • 01:16:59.120 --> 01:17:01.150
  • and get integrated into this,
  • 01:17:03.170 --> 01:17:05.270
  • however God leads you in a gift
  • 01:17:06.120 --> 01:17:09.120
  • or a donation into this.
  • 01:17:09.120 --> 01:17:10.290
  • Go to their website and help 'em
  • 01:17:10.290 --> 01:17:12.160
  • pull this off, even from just
  • 01:17:12.160 --> 01:17:14.090
  • the financial side.
  • 01:17:14.090 --> 01:17:15.130
  • When it comes to the very
  • 01:17:15.130 --> 01:17:17.120
  • practical thing that we're
  • 01:17:17.120 --> 01:17:18.280
  • wanting you to know about this,
  • 01:17:18.280 --> 01:17:20.080
  • in addition, okay, that one of
  • 01:17:20.080 --> 01:17:22.120
  • the simple little things is the
  • 01:17:22.120 --> 01:17:24.100
  • stadium has reduced the parking
  • 01:17:24.100 --> 01:17:26.120
  • extraordinary levels.
  • 01:17:29.140 --> 01:17:31.140
  • Those in the Dallas/Fort Worth
  • 01:17:31.140 --> 01:17:32.170
  • area, you know what parking
  • 01:17:32.170 --> 01:17:35.000
  • costs at this stadium and it's
  • 01:17:35.000 --> 01:17:36.260
  • now down to $10.
  • 01:17:36.260 --> 01:17:38.240
  • And you know, maybe that is the
  • 01:17:38.240 --> 01:17:40.070
  • ownership way of kinda
  • 01:17:40.070 --> 01:17:42.270
  • contributing to this, you know,
  • 01:17:42.270 --> 01:17:44.110
  • and helping make this
  • 01:17:44.110 --> 01:17:45.230
  • successful.
  • 01:17:45.230 --> 01:17:47.020
  • So Greg, listen.
  • 01:17:47.020 --> 01:17:48.150
  • Evangelism is our thing.
  • 01:17:48.150 --> 01:17:49.260
  • And quite frankly, take the last
  • 01:17:50.280 --> 01:17:53.280
  • few minutes and really, what do
  • 01:17:53.280 --> 01:17:56.150
  • we need to know about--what do
  • 01:17:56.150 --> 01:17:58.140
  • you feel about what's happening?
  • 01:17:58.140 --> 01:18:00.040
  • Where's your head at,
  • 01:18:00.040 --> 01:18:01.140
  • going--what are you feeling as
  • 01:18:01.140 --> 01:18:03.160
  • you flew in to do this broadcast
  • 01:18:03.160 --> 01:18:05.120
  • and everything.
  • 01:18:05.120 --> 01:18:06.100
  • What's going on with you?
  • 01:18:06.100 --> 01:18:07.150
  • - Greg: Well, for me, you know,
  • 01:18:07.150 --> 01:18:09.060
  • I just looked at it and it's a
  • 01:18:09.060 --> 01:18:10.210
  • huge place, this.
  • 01:18:10.210 --> 01:18:12.080
  • When we flew in, I looked at the
  • 01:18:12.080 --> 01:18:13.230
  • window of our airplane and I saw
  • 01:18:13.230 --> 01:18:16.040
  • it from the air and it looked a
  • 01:18:16.040 --> 01:18:17.090
  • lot smaller.
  • 01:18:17.090 --> 01:18:18.010
  • I said, "Oh, it doesn't look so
  • 01:18:18.010 --> 01:18:18.230
  • big from up here, does it?"
  • 01:18:18.230 --> 01:18:20.140
  • And then when we landed and
  • 01:18:20.140 --> 01:18:21.150
  • walked in, it's like, "Whoa,
  • 01:18:21.150 --> 01:18:22.150
  • this looks really big."
  • 01:18:22.150 --> 01:18:23.130
  • I remember years ago, Pastor
  • 01:18:23.130 --> 01:18:24.170
  • Chuck Smith who had the original
  • 01:18:24.170 --> 01:18:25.290
  • vision for the Harvest Crusades,
  • 01:18:25.290 --> 01:18:27.240
  • I was speaking at his church
  • 01:18:27.240 --> 01:18:30.030
  • doing a midweek study and he
  • 01:18:30.030 --> 01:18:31.170
  • said, "Let's go to a larger
  • 01:18:31.170 --> 01:18:32.130
  • venue."
  • 01:18:32.130 --> 01:18:33.150
  • And I said, "Where do you wanna
  • 01:18:33.150 --> 01:18:34.200
  • go?"
  • 01:18:34.200 --> 01:18:35.080
  • And he mentioned the Pacific
  • 01:18:35.080 --> 01:18:36.050
  • Amphitheater which is there in
  • 01:18:36.050 --> 01:18:38.040
  • Orange County and seats around,
  • 01:18:38.040 --> 01:18:39.020
  • I think, 12.000, 14.000 people.
  • 01:18:39.020 --> 01:18:40.230
  • I said, "Wow, that's a really
  • 01:18:40.230 --> 01:18:41.290
  • big place, Chuck."
  • 01:18:41.290 --> 01:18:42.290
  • And Chuck said, "Well, Greg,
  • 01:18:42.290 --> 01:18:44.020
  • we serve a really big God."
  • 01:18:44.020 --> 01:18:46.090
  • So now we're taking this step to
  • 01:18:46.090 --> 01:18:47.240
  • a much larger place but here's
  • 01:18:47.240 --> 01:18:49.100
  • the way I see it, is that, look,
  • 01:18:49.100 --> 01:18:51.200
  • I think we are living in the
  • 01:18:51.200 --> 01:18:53.000
  • last days.
  • 01:18:53.000 --> 01:18:53.240
  • I believe Christ is coming back.
  • 01:18:53.240 --> 01:18:55.230
  • I believe America is going the
  • 01:18:55.230 --> 01:18:57.110
  • wrong direction and I think we
  • 01:18:57.110 --> 01:18:59.160
  • have two secret weapons in the
  • 01:18:59.160 --> 01:19:00.260
  • church we need to start
  • 01:19:00.260 --> 01:19:02.100
  • employing.
  • 01:19:02.100 --> 01:19:03.150
  • And they're not protest and
  • 01:19:03.150 --> 01:19:05.030
  • boycott.
  • 01:19:05.030 --> 01:19:06.080
  • And they're not even register
  • 01:19:06.080 --> 01:19:08.010
  • and vote, though I believe every
  • 01:19:08.010 --> 01:19:09.060
  • Christian should register and
  • 01:19:09.060 --> 01:19:10.070
  • vote.
  • 01:19:10.070 --> 01:19:10.280
  • But our secret weapons in the
  • 01:19:10.280 --> 01:19:12.180
  • church are prayer and preaching.
  • 01:19:12.180 --> 01:19:14.190
  • So I think we need to pray for
  • 01:19:14.190 --> 01:19:15.250
  • America and I think we need to
  • 01:19:15.250 --> 01:19:17.220
  • preach the gospel to America.
  • 01:19:17.220 --> 01:19:19.210
  • I believe most Americans have
  • 01:19:19.210 --> 01:19:21.190
  • never heard an accurate biblical
  • 01:19:21.190 --> 01:19:23.240
  • presentation of the simple
  • 01:19:23.240 --> 01:19:25.150
  • gospel.
  • 01:19:25.150 --> 01:19:27.000
  • So I think our job, our work, is
  • 01:19:27.000 --> 01:19:28.170
  • cut out for us.
  • 01:19:28.170 --> 01:19:29.240
  • We wanna reach as many people as
  • 01:19:29.240 --> 01:19:30.280
  • we can so this is our attempt to
  • 01:19:30.280 --> 01:19:33.060
  • do what we can.
  • 01:19:33.060 --> 01:19:34.060
  • But you know, this event comes
  • 01:19:34.060 --> 01:19:35.280
  • and goes.
  • 01:19:35.280 --> 01:19:36.190
  • March 6 arrives and then we move
  • 01:19:36.190 --> 01:19:38.000
  • beyond that.
  • 01:19:38.000 --> 01:19:38.270
  • And there's other opportunities
  • 01:19:38.270 --> 01:19:40.060
  • and I just hope folks that are
  • 01:19:40.060 --> 01:19:41.210
  • listening will understand that
  • 01:19:41.210 --> 01:19:43.120
  • you don't have to be frightened
  • 01:19:43.120 --> 01:19:44.220
  • about the idea of sharing your
  • 01:19:44.220 --> 01:19:46.180
  • faith.
  • 01:19:46.180 --> 01:19:47.110
  • Dare I say it?
  • 01:19:47.110 --> 01:19:48.110
  • Evangelism can be fun.
  • 01:19:48.150 --> 01:19:51.150
  • It can be joyful.
  • 01:19:51.150 --> 01:19:53.010
  • Because sometimes, Matt and
  • 01:19:53.010 --> 01:19:54.280
  • Laurie, as we share these truths
  • 01:19:54.280 --> 01:19:57.040
  • with others, we sort of
  • 01:19:57.040 --> 01:19:58.030
  • rediscover them ourselves.
  • 01:19:58.030 --> 01:20:00.080
  • The truths that God gives to us
  • 01:20:00.080 --> 01:20:01.280
  • are not to be hoarded, they're
  • 01:20:01.280 --> 01:20:03.120
  • to be shared.
  • 01:20:03.120 --> 01:20:04.290
  • You're blessed to be a blessing.
  • 01:20:04.290 --> 01:20:06.230
  • So we need to tell someone.
  • 01:20:06.230 --> 01:20:09.090
  • We need to share.
  • 01:20:09.090 --> 01:20:10.050
  • Not just so they can have their
  • 01:20:10.050 --> 01:20:11.150
  • life changed but so we can have
  • 01:20:11.150 --> 01:20:13.040
  • that blessing in our life of
  • 01:20:13.040 --> 01:20:15.080
  • being used by God.
  • 01:20:15.080 --> 01:20:16.260
  • Otherwise, if we don't do this,
  • 01:20:16.260 --> 01:20:19.000
  • we can start to stagnate.
  • 01:20:19.000 --> 01:20:20.230
  • I think we have a choice in the
  • 01:20:20.230 --> 01:20:21.220
  • church.
  • 01:20:21.220 --> 01:20:22.180
  • We can evangelize or we can
  • 01:20:22.180 --> 01:20:23.270
  • fossilize.
  • 01:20:23.270 --> 01:20:25.070
  • So let's not just live in our
  • 01:20:25.070 --> 01:20:27.080
  • little Christian corner and say,
  • 01:20:27.080 --> 01:20:29.020
  • "We won't bother anyone."
  • 01:20:29.020 --> 01:20:30.070
  • No, when we proclaim the gospel,
  • 01:20:30.070 --> 01:20:32.010
  • we're invading enemy territory.
  • 01:20:32.010 --> 01:20:34.000
  • We're not just holding ground,
  • 01:20:34.000 --> 01:20:35.170
  • we're taking ground.
  • 01:20:35.170 --> 01:20:36.260
  • You guys at TBN, with the
  • 01:20:37.030 --> 01:20:40.030
  • direction of your dad and your
  • 01:20:40.030 --> 01:20:41.080
  • mom, were able to go into places
  • 01:20:41.080 --> 01:20:43.290
  • where they've never had studios
  • 01:20:43.290 --> 01:20:46.060
  • and cameras and such and now we
  • 01:20:46.060 --> 01:20:47.250
  • wanna use these tracks that have
  • 01:20:47.250 --> 01:20:50.120
  • been laid, you know, and just
  • 01:20:50.120 --> 01:20:51.250
  • get that gospel train on 'em and
  • 01:20:51.250 --> 01:20:53.130
  • we're just one of many out there
  • 01:20:53.130 --> 01:20:54.160
  • doing it, and reach as many as
  • 01:20:54.160 --> 01:20:56.040
  • we can.
  • 01:20:56.040 --> 01:20:57.070
  • And just one interesting
  • 01:20:57.070 --> 01:20:58.120
  • thought.
  • 01:20:58.120 --> 01:20:59.070
  • We think of those that we love
  • 01:20:59.070 --> 01:21:01.010
  • who are in heaven as very
  • 01:21:01.010 --> 01:21:02.170
  • disconnected but know this.
  • 01:21:02.170 --> 01:21:04.120
  • Whenever a person believes in
  • 01:21:04.120 --> 01:21:05.210
  • Jesus on earth, they know about
  • 01:21:05.210 --> 01:21:07.090
  • it in heaven.
  • 01:21:07.090 --> 01:21:08.200
  • Because Jesus said, "There's joy
  • 01:21:08.200 --> 01:21:10.120
  • and the presence of the angels
  • 01:21:10.120 --> 01:21:12.130
  • over one sinner that comes to
  • 01:21:12.130 --> 01:21:14.020
  • repentance."
  • 01:21:14.020 --> 01:21:15.080
  • Here's another thing.
  • 01:21:15.080 --> 01:21:16.140
  • In heaven, we know more than we
  • 01:21:16.140 --> 01:21:17.250
  • knew on earth, not less.
  • 01:21:17.250 --> 01:21:19.190
  • So could it be that your dad,
  • 01:21:19.190 --> 01:21:21.170
  • could it be that others that we
  • 01:21:21.170 --> 01:21:23.060
  • know who have gone before us and
  • 01:21:23.060 --> 01:21:24.240
  • are in the presence of the Lord,
  • 01:21:24.240 --> 01:21:27.010
  • when they see hundreds, maybe
  • 01:21:27.010 --> 01:21:29.020
  • thousands of people, come to
  • 01:21:29.020 --> 01:21:30.140
  • Christ in this event, will know
  • 01:21:30.140 --> 01:21:32.090
  • that because they were connected
  • 01:21:32.090 --> 01:21:33.170
  • to that, that they played a part
  • 01:21:33.170 --> 01:21:35.050
  • in it?
  • 01:21:35.050 --> 01:21:35.290
  • I believe it's possible.
  • 01:21:35.290 --> 01:21:37.040
  • Because heaven is not as far
  • 01:21:37.040 --> 01:21:38.270
  • away as we may think.
  • 01:21:38.270 --> 01:21:40.070
  • So look, we're all in this
  • 01:21:40.070 --> 01:21:41.230
  • together for, in heaven, we've
  • 01:21:41.230 --> 01:21:43.210
  • left our legacy and now we here
  • 01:21:43.210 --> 01:21:45.230
  • on earth need to be faithful to
  • 01:21:45.230 --> 01:21:47.290
  • do what we can, while we can,
  • 01:21:47.290 --> 01:21:49.200
  • until we can no longer do it.
  • 01:21:49.200 --> 01:21:52.000
  • - Laurie: And you know, part of
  • 01:21:52.000 --> 01:21:52.280
  • that evangelism is inviting your
  • 01:21:52.280 --> 01:21:55.220
  • friends, inviting your family,
  • 01:21:55.220 --> 01:21:57.170
  • inviting your co-workers, to
  • 01:21:57.170 --> 01:21:59.000
  • this stadium on March 6, to
  • 01:21:59.000 --> 01:22:01.110
  • invite them to your church when
  • 01:22:01.110 --> 01:22:02.220
  • you have this going on in your
  • 01:22:02.220 --> 01:22:04.220
  • church, March 6.
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  • When you're sitting at home and
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  • you're watching it on TBN, to
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  • invite 'em to come in and watch.
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  • However--we are making it
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  • so--they are making it so
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  • available.
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  • And that's what I love.
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  • - Greg: We are all together.
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  • - Laurie: We are together and
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  • we're making the name of Jesus
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  • known and loved, I pray, around
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  • this world.
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  • So just--
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  • - Cathe: They can begin praying
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  • right now for who it is that
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  • maybe the Lord would have them
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  • invite.
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  • Or who it is that God has in
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  • their lives that they need to
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  • share the gospel with.
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  • And this is just a catalyst.
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  • But really, every believer needs
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  • to have the burden for souls.
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  • Because if we have the Holy
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  • Spirit of God living in us, and
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  • we don't care about lost people,
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  • then we may not really be as
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  • close to the Lord as we think we
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  • are.
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  • - Matt: What we're talking
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  • about today is evangelism.
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  • I wanna just also mention, "Tell
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  • Someone," Greg Laurie's newest
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  • book.
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  • And we wanna be known as a
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  • network that has a lot of
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  • evangelism.
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  • If we--we just need to do that.
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  • That is the history, it's the
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  • foundation, and it is what TBN
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  • was created to do.
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  • So today's subject was exactly
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  • kind of on point for everything
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  • that TBN and the founding
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  • generation set forth as the
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  • point of what TBN is.
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  • And so evangelism, we just wanna
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  • say a couple of things in kind
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  • of closing here.
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  • First of all, what an amazing
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  • stadium.
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  • AT&T Stadium and we are excited
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  • about an event that is coming
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  • March 6, 2016, but we wanted to
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  • mark that date on your calendar.
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  • We wanted you to know that it
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  • was coming and for the Metroplex
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  • area, mark it on your calendar.
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  • Oklahoma City, you'd be
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  • watching.
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  • Oklahoma City, I think, was our
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  • third channel we ever bought.
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  • And next to Houston and all the
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  • different channels that we have
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  • around in Texas.
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  • So come, be a part.
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  • A minute left or so.
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  • Kind of final thought,
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  • - Greg: Thank you.
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  • Well, I'd just say if you wanna
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  • know more about this event,
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  • go to our website.
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  • HARVESTAMERICA.COM.
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  • You don't have to come to AT&T
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  • Stadium to participate.
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  • As you've shared, they can bring
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  • the event to them in their
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  • church sanctuary, in a rented
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  • venue, or in their front room
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  • and we've heard amazing stories
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  • of people inviting folks over
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  • and those folks accepting Christ
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  • and I think there's just a lot
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  • of people out there that are
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  • searching and they're waiting
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  • for someone to tell them.
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  • You know, I read a stat that
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  • have never led another person
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  • to Christ.
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  • It doesn't have to be that way.
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  • God can use you.
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  • You say, "Well, I don't know
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  • enough."
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  • I think a lot of Christians
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  • out there don't realize
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  • how much they do know.
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  • You know, they've been going to
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  • church all these years, learning
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  • all these years, and I think if
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  • they'd just take little steps of
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  • faith they'd be amazed at what
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  • God could do through them.
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  • - Matt: Beautiful.
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  • We're talking about Pastor Greg
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  • and Cathe Laurie.
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  • We're talking about Harvest
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  • Crusade that's coming right here
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  • to ATT Stadium.
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  • It's a tool for you to get you
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  • We'll see you next time from
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  • probably not nearly as big of
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  • a venue.
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  • We'll see you next time.
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  • Bye, bye.
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  • - Laurie: Bye, bye.
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