Now these are the kind of stories I love to hear about. Praise God!
Pastor Greg Laurie hosted “Harvest America” at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday night — a massive Christian event that he has called the “boldest step” to date in his ministry, seeing at least 6,000 people accept Jesus Christ.
Laurie, 63, has toured the nation and world over the past 25 years with his popular Harvest Crusades events; hundreds of thousands of people have become Christians as a result of his ministry.
But Sunday’s event was much larger in scope than his past endeavors.
In addition to the 82,000 people who showed up at the Texas stadium, hundreds of thousands of others watched the event from 7,200 remote broadcast locations in 123 countries across the globe; 750 churches were involved in streaming the event to their congregations.
It was an event during which Laurie laid out the foundations of the Christian faith, inviting attendees — and those watching virtually — to embrace Jesus.
“Not a woman, not a man, not a drug, not an experience, not a possession will fill the emptiness inside you,” Laurie told the crowd. ”You don’t need to go to Google for your answers; God has an answer for your loneliness and it is Jesus Christ his son.”
Telling hundreds of thousands that “religious beliefs are not enough” and that they are “not good enough” on their own, he pointed them to Jesus, saying that Christ “alone is uniquely qualified to bridge the gap between a holy God and sinful humanity.”
The message clearly resonated, as 6,000 people responded to Laurie’s invitation to accept Jesus.