Episode 296

Continued Care for Earthquake Survivors, More Schools Starting Revivals & ‘Jesus Revolution’ Movie

Feb 21, 2023

Relief workers continue caring for survivors of the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria where officials say more than 50,000 people died. Scenes of college students singing, praying, confessing sin and reading Scripture aloud have spread in recent weeks, including at least two universities affiliated with Southern Baptists. And, Pastor Greg Laurie said the spiritual awakening portrayed in the new movie “Jesus Revolution” is still making an impact today, including his own life and ministry. The basis of the movie is the Jesus Movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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Relief workers continue caring for survivors of the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria where officials say more than 50,000 people died.

The European Union is working to help residents avoid cholera and other air born diseases due to contamination in water and waste.
Send Relief, the compassion ministry of the SBC, has passed out thousand of blankets and bottles of water. So, more than a half-million dollars has been given through SendRelief alone.

Governments and other agencies are pledging millions more as clean up begin following the quakes that have affected more than 13 million people.
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Scenes of college students singing, praying, confessing sin and reading Scripture aloud have spread in recent weeks, including at least two universities affiliated with Southern Baptists.

It was nothing unusual when a few Samford University students gathered in Reid Chapel the evening of Feb. 15 to play the piano, strum a guitar and worship, campus pastor Bobby Gatlin told Baptist Press.

But then another student showed up who felt called to pray for a revival on campus.

Then a few more.

Then a few more.

Soon, texts began flying and word spread.

By 10 p.m., several hundred were there. They stayed until 3 a.m.

This happened several nights in a row last week and this past weekend.

The awakenings are like what began at Asbury University in Kentucky on Feb. 8.
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Pastor Greg Laurie said the spiritual awakening portrayed in the new movie “Jesus Revolution” is still making an impact today, including his own life and ministry. The basis of the movie is the Jesus Movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

The movie depicts a young Laurie (played by Joel Courtney), telling the story of both his conversion to Christianity and romance with his future wife Cathe (played by Anna Grace Barlow). Laurie is now the pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif.

Laurie says the beginnings of contemporary Christian music and the Calvary Chapel church are tied to the Jesus Movement.
The films hits theaters on Feb. 24.

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