8/18/14

Harvest Crusade Anaheim 2014


Volunteers and Staff Setup


A Full House


I spent a couple of days at the Harvest Crusade in Anaheim this weekend.  It was a blessing to see such a big event handled so beautifully.
Were there problems?  Sure, there always will be. The question is how do these get handled.
They pray and they work hard, just like we do here at the much smaller and scrappier 168 Film Festival.  Proverbs All hard work brings a profit (Proverbs 14:23).
Watching the throngs of those afflicted with God's leading was truly moving and there is no greater feeling to be used in that way.
The tears on the field in repentance were shed in earnest response to Pastor Greg Laurie's impassioned, at times hilarious, message.
He imagined what it'd be like to meet all of the heroes of the Bible.  And to sit and break bread with them.  "Hey Lot, pass the salt," he said.  "Aw come on, you've got to stop being so sensitive."

It's a bit of an inside joke, but something for "bringers" and newbies to discuss. In the Bible, Lot's wife was turned into a pillar of salt for looking back as they fled the wicked city.
Laurie does not skip over the convicting parts of the Bible.  Second-guessing the Bible for the sake of seekers is not part of the program and he layed it out quite starkly as he told the over-capacity (45,000+) crowd who would be at the gates of hell and why.
Scaring the "hell" out of them may be a way to producing more lasting conversions.
I have personally seen many fall away and I wonder if it would be different if they had been given the facts on not only heaven, but hell as well.

1 comment:

Gary Zelasko said...

Love it. The Lord definitely moved over the weekend to the tune of 116,000 in attendance over three days, with over 11,000 people registering professions of faith in Christ. To God be the glory.