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Greg Laurie on the Likelihood of Another Jesus Movement and Why Pastors Need to Evangelize

“I don’t know that there’s anything we can do in particular to bring an awakening about except pray.”

“I once asked Chuck Smith, ‘Do you think we’ll ever see another Jesus Movement?’ And he said, ‘I’m not sure if we’re desperate enough.’ But I feel right now maybe we are getting desperate enough.”

“How is a divided church going to reach our culture?…I think it’s time to set secondary issues aside and pull together for what we have in common, and we have so much in common, and really pray for a spiritual awakening.”

“​​No one can do worship like Christians. No one can do preaching the Bible exposition like people that are called by God. And a lot of times we’re not doing those things we do best.”

“I think the best kind of church growth is evangelistic growth…New believers are the lifeblood of the church. So what I say to my pastor friends is, look, even if you’re not called to be an evangelist, you’re called to do the work of evangelism.”

“I think any Christian can invite people to Christ and see them come to the Lord. I think we overcomplicate it, and I think it’s very simple. We need to start with just understanding the power of the Word of God. You know, the gospel is the power of God and salvation to everyone who believes.”

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“I mentioned two secret weapons the church has. It’s not ‘protest and boycott,’ it’s not ‘register and vote.’ It’s ‘pray and preach.’ I think we need to pray for our nation, pray for an awakening and without apology preach the gospel.”

“There’s a million ways you can call people to Christ. You can have them stand up and pray a prayer. You can have them sit in their seat in prayer and send them to a room to get follow up. Afterwards, you can have them get up and walk down an aisle. You know, it doesn’t really matter. The main thing is just let there be a moment in a service where a person, if they want to, can ask Christ to come into their life. And I think any pastor can do this, and I think every pastor should do this. And I think even us as Christians just out and about life need to understand that the harvest is great, the laborers are few.”

“As people see you doing evangelism and how it’s a part of your life and how you’re passionate about it, they’ll get passionate about it.”

“I think the problem with being a pastor or being in ministry, you think it’s my job…I did my job. Now this is a day off. Well, you never take a day off from walking with Christ and from serving him.”

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