Harvest Crusade Overflows Dallas Cowboys’ Stadium
More than 80,000 people filled up the home of the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Sunday evening.
And it didn’t stop there. Organizers directed an over-flow crowd to two venues outside the AT&T Stadium.
But they weren’t there for a post-season contest: They attended Harvest America 2016 where more than 6,000 accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Many more watched from more than 7,200 host locations in 123 countries.
It was “the largest evangelical outreach in North Texas since Billy Graham drew 255,000 people to Texas Stadium over four days in 2002,” according to The Dallas Morning News.
Pastor Greg Laurie, the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in California, gave the message.
Laurie talked about the loneliness and emptiness that exists in every heart and encouraged listeners that true peace and fulfillment can only be found in Christ.
“Not a woman, not a man, not a drug, not an experience, not a possession will fill the emptiness inside you,” Laurie said.
“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,” Laurie said, after referring to research which shows the top three late-night Internet searches are porn, loneliness, and suicide.
“Your religious beliefs are not enough, either; you’re not good enough on your own,” Laurie continued. “Jesus alone is uniquely qualified to bridge the gap between a holy God and sinful humanity.”
“Just because you’ve got a cowboy hat doesn’t mean you’re a Texan,” Laurie said. “Going to a church doesn’t make you a Christian.”
Harvest America organizers hope the event will lead to a revival across the nation. Many were there from out of state, and people in all 50 states watched remotely.
Musical guests at the worship service included Chris Tomlin, MercyMe, Switchfoot, and Lecrae.
“Shame may bring up all of your mistakes, but God’s grace says they are already forgiven,” Lecrae said.
Laurie has been hosting events like Harvest America since 1990.
More than 5.3 million people have gathered at these events, and more than 450,000 have made a faith decision.
Local pastors assisted in Sunday night’s Harvest America.
“I am hoping this is a catalyst — not just in the DFW Metroplex, but for churches across the country to rally in a renewed commitment to evangelism,” Dr. Jack Graham, with Prestonwood Baptist Church, said.
“It was a tremendous outpouring of the Holy Spirit of God; I believe every Christian and church will be re-energized in sharing the Gospel of Christ with as many people as possible,” Dr. Robert Jeffress, with First Baptist Dallas, said.
Report via CBN News
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