Have you seen the movie Jesus Revolution? Seeking God is the best way to experience revival.
Sometimes a person will come across the message of Jesus, and they immediately know they
have found the truth.
One of the characters in the movie, Greg Laurie, was in high school. He was having a really
difficult time because his father had left the family and his mother was an alcoholic. He was
invited to church by a girl that he really liked, and it was at church that he heard how he could experience forgiveness and have hope through Jesus.
Greg became very involved in the church and by the end of the movie you find out that he is
going to start his own church in Riverside, CA. That church is Harvest Christian Fellowship
which today has over 14,000 in attendance every Sunday. He is still pastoring that church!
Greg Laurie was a lost soul who had very little guidance. He allowed Jesus into his life, and he
became a pastor for 50 years.
Not every Christian is called to be a pastor, but God wants to work through each of us.
Philippians 1:6 says: He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the
day of Christ Jesus.
Being a Christian is not just a decision to be made, it’s a life to be lived. We may stray from the path, but we’re invited to learn and grow and keep moving forward in faith! Jesus will carry us through. Our mission and purpose will be completed.
Pastor Laurie said in an interview: “I would hope people realize that God is still in the business of changing lives. What happened to us some 50 years ago can still happen for people today.” The movie tells an honest story of God working in and through flawed and ordinary people.
Today there is crime, drug overdoses, self-harm, suicide. There’s the threat of nuclear war.
People are scared. Today is very similar to the late ‘60s and early ’70s when the story in Jesus
I would love to see another Jesus Revolution. Let's allow God to work through us to help bring it to reality. Maybe this is the year that we invite someone to church and maybe that person will become a pastor for the next 50 years! Let’s do it!
-Rhonda Hopper, Online Pastor