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Monday, January 08, 2007

Passion 07 Main Sessions Return!

For a limited time (THROUGH FRIDAY) the Passion 07 main session are up and streaming at Passion's site, 268Generation.com. Enjoy!

PS-Keep the comments coming on how God is still at work now that you are home/at school. It's a beautiful thing listening to reports of what God is doing!

97 Comments:

  • Thank you passion! - I cant seem to access them right now, maybe they are just about to be put up - here's hoping! Maybe i misunderstood the post - are they on from today till friday? or just on friday?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/08/2007 12:56 PM  

  • You are a great guy Louie!
    Thank you!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/08/2007 12:57 PM  

  • I could not come to passion so thank you so, so much for airing the sessions.

    By Blogger Kellye, at 1/08/2007 1:01 PM  

  • thank you thank you thank you!!! now i can share the sessions with my friends at school who couldn't go to passion!

    By Blogger sarahC, at 1/08/2007 1:02 PM  

  • There is new information at www.268generation.org!

    Louie, why isn't there going to be a dvd or cd this year? I'm sad.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/08/2007 1:06 PM  

  • I'm back at school, and I'm already seeing ways that God is going to use me in my classes and other areas. I'm also looking to going to serve in East Asia this summer. I had been planning on China before, but I have a new option that I think God wants me to look into!

    Oh Father, I pray that my fellow college students would Shine. You do not grow faint, so give us the strength, passion, and love that we need.

    By Anonymous Catherine the Walker, at 1/08/2007 1:07 PM  

  • This week God really showed me where I needed to be. To be honest before the week began I was praying that God would show me where he would have me because I was getting so frustrated in the church and was almost willing to give it all up. However, the Lord was faithful to answer my prayers and told me the foriegn missions is where I need to be. Although I do not know where or when (although soon) I do know WHO is going with me.

    Also I have a huge prayer request, in order for me to go, my parents want me to graduate. I am trying to respect their wishes and try to finish up a.s.a.p. But for this to happen I have to have one class that is not being offered and they have to make and exception with my schedule in the order I take some of my classes. Be praying!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/08/2007 1:07 PM  

  • The four girls that went to passion got together this sunday and we were so happy about Jesus. One girl was sick, but she showed up simply because she wanted to talk about what God was doing in her life, and how for the first time ever she is reading her bible and memorizing scripture. How she is excited about God. The rest of us had pretty much the same story to tell, and its kinda of hard to convy to others who didn't go. Especially to my parents. The whole English major going to grad school turning into English major headed wherever God takes her (hopefully overseas) was kinda a throwback to them.
    God is definently working and we're excited about the sessions returning for our friends.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/08/2007 1:13 PM  

  • God is just IT! Sometimes I can't even get the words to describe who He is... He's just IT! God answered lots of questions during passion that have been stirring in me for a while. My prayer is that God marks our hearts with His love and that we continue to see God as BIG and as worthy of praise and worthy of all of our lives.
    PS I'm going, dont know when, where, or how. But I want to be a part of His plan for the nations coming to His throne. But until He calls me to go, lets make His praises heard on our campuses!

    By Anonymous nat, at 1/08/2007 1:15 PM  

  • Thank you Louie and guys for another amazing few days! I went last year and it was hard to imagine a more powerful and raw experience with God...but you guys definitely did it again! These last few months leading up to Passion I'd definitely been running on empty and past struggles had really started to rear their ugly heads again....I started to pray about Passion and WOW. I can't even put into words what this has meant to me just in these last few days. It's been kind of a "coming back to earth" experience since we got back to Kansas City, and it really truly is impossible to tell people with words the change that takes place in the heart at Passion. I'll be praying for you guys and everyone else! Thank you so much, again! God bless!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/08/2007 1:24 PM  

  • Thank you again for letting God use you and everone else at Passion. Since then, especially after earing Francis Chan, I have been challenged to develop a deeper love for Christ and I'm doing that by making an attempt to spend more than once a day reading the Bible and praying. School started for me today so I also wanna be bolder about sharing Christ with people on my campus; it's definitely going outta my comfort zone because I am not a naturally talkative person, but I do believe that God has the power to give me what I need to do His work.

    By Blogger Mary, at 1/08/2007 1:33 PM  

  • Wow. God had been directing my focus in a new direction in the days leading up to Passion. Especially through the 28 day prayer journey, I began to feel a stirring in my soul. Well, I'm turning down my job offer that I thought I was taking as soon as I graduate in May. I've said Yes to God! I will go to the 10/40 window for my life!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/08/2007 1:35 PM  

  • can any1 else not access the sessions?!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/08/2007 1:55 PM  

  • Sovereignty. God has been helping me to grow in trust as He sovereignly directs the most intimate details of my life. About a month prior to Passion, my hotel plans got turned upside down. I stayed 3 different places during the event. On the last full day, my plans for the next night fell through. I could do nothing but trust that God would find me a place to stay that met my needs, and that He did. I met a volunteer on a park bench during lunch and she offered me her hospitality and trasportation services to get to Marta for the airport. Security is found in Him. Not even a home to lay our heads is promised to us, but our promise is the most wonderful home...which is His contant and good and mighty company!

    By Blogger Kendra, at 1/08/2007 2:01 PM  

  • Hey Louie!! I was in the striped pink group at passion. Shane Barnard was our lead worshipper and Tim Smith was our lead speaker guy. We have all been praying for him soo much and i would love to know if he had a way i could contact him? I would love to just let him know we are still praying for him and just to encourage him in this time in his life. Let me know: SetApartAsh@gmail.com

    God bless you all! I miss you all! -Ash

    By Blogger Ashley, at 1/08/2007 2:35 PM  

  • The entire time at Passion I was reminded of a quote by Marianne Williamson and finally found it:
    "We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And, as we let our own light shine, we give other people permission to do the same."
    SHINE ON!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/08/2007 2:38 PM  

  • God broke through all the walls I've been putting up against Him last week. Its been painful for sure, but painful like when you've been sufficating and suddenly the breath of life is filling your lungs again. I am praying and longing for Him to fill me to overflowing with His love, and the more thankful I am for it the more He fills me! We truly have all we need in Him!!! Ps. 90:14

    By Anonymous Will P., at 1/08/2007 2:39 PM  

  • To ALL Pink Stripers!!!(Community Group #19)
    Hope all of you guys made it back home safely! Some of you might remember that we collected money on the last day of Passion in our community group to help sponsor 100 verses for the OneVerse campaign. Our goal was to collect $2000. PRIASE GOD- we collected a total of $2839.04!!!! Priase God for his provision:) Can i have an amen please?!

    By Blogger mickeyesther, at 1/08/2007 2:42 PM  

  • Well, since you asked for stories of how God is working post-Passion:

    After hearing Ben Stuart's breakout on Undistracted Devotion, I felt God beginning to tug at my heart that something in my life needed to change drastically. The past year has been incredibly difficult for me, and though God has been faithful to me in so many ways, it has been very hard for me to get back to where I used to be spiritually after a time where I forsook God entirely. Passion definitely vaulted me back up to that spiritual high, but I knew that it wouldn't necessarily last unless I did something to make sure it did.

    So I spent pretty much the entire weekend praying, and I'm still praying, but I really felt God calling me to devote at least this entire semester of life to Him, undistracted, to get my feet back on the ground and become deeply rooted in Him again. So less than 24 hours before my 18 credit hours of classes were supposed to start, I decided not to go to school this semester.

    I'm not completely sure what God is going to have me do instead, or where He's going to have me go, but I felt God saying very clearly that He wants me to make myself available firstly for my own spiritual growth but secondly to be able to go where He calls. I don't know what my life is going to look like a week from now, but God does. This seems sudden and unexpected to me, but God has been planning it since before the beginning of time. I'm trusting Him and listening for His will!

    By Blogger Brian Whalen, at 1/08/2007 3:22 PM  

  • Brian Whalen

    Awsome - Praying for you too mate, as i was reading you post i had an image in my mind about you picking up a phone call?

    Perhaps God will work through or give you a calling through a phone call.... so make sure you're available to him by charging your phone!
    Hehe,
    God Bless Mate,
    Dan

    By Anonymous Dan, at 1/08/2007 3:35 PM  

  • thansk for putting them back up!
    --bryan

    By Anonymous bryan, at 1/08/2007 3:46 PM  

  • I know you guys must be wiped out! Thanks for a great week and for getting the sessions back up today!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/08/2007 3:47 PM  

  • This is awesome, Louie! Thanks a bunch. I didn't see all of the talks last week, when they were online. I wasn't able to go to the Passion07 conference, but I will be at Thirsty07 (my first one!) and at the regional Passion weekend conference that you mentioned in the last session (can't wait to hear more about that!).

    Did I read correctly that there will be NO NEW PASSION CD??? Biggest of bummers! You guys provide a great resource, through that music, to lead worshippers like (humbly) myself. Would it be possible for you guys to make availible (even at a price) the chord charts of some of the new stuff that you guys did?

    By Anonymous Michael, at 1/08/2007 4:36 PM  

  • Brian,

    I'll be praying for you - that the Lord will draw you into abiding with Him like never before. The key to knowing His will is simply to cling to Him - by staying in step with Him we can't miss His will! Keep us posted, brother!

    Marcia

    By Blogger Marcia B, at 1/08/2007 5:01 PM  

  • thanks Louie & team for putting this up again:-) THANKS!

    By Blogger Jacoline, at 1/08/2007 5:02 PM  

  • There are so many good things that have been going on in my heart because of Passion 07 and for it being ONLINE! Thank you for keeping the sessions on for a little while longer.
    P.S. I have a picture of South Dakota on my computer background, it is in my prayers. You will tell us if anything happens with that state?

    By Anonymous Anna Guilliams, at 1/08/2007 5:02 PM  

  • Thank You! I will watch during school as well as again at home!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/08/2007 5:11 PM  

  • I can't access them either for some reason - has anyone? But thank you for extending them a little while longer (if in fact they are reposted). I was at Passion as a volunteer, but missed several of the sessions due to volunteering. Thanks for extending their online time so we could still have a chance to listen.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/08/2007 5:39 PM  

  • Huh... ok, well I was the previous anonymous blog that couldn't get to the sessions online, but it seems to be letting me through to them now. Either problem solved in last few minutes, or too much traffic earlier, or something. Anyway, if you try and can't get to them... I guess just keep trying. Just wanted to let everyone else know that. Thanks again for keeping them up a little longer!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/08/2007 5:45 PM  

  • Its so awesome that the main sessions are up. Tomorrow night at 11(est) I've got a group of guys and we're going to watch one of the main sessions together. Be praying for us! That God will tell me which one to show and that He'll open their hearts to His love.

    By Blogger Will P., at 1/08/2007 5:45 PM  

  • Thank so much for putting the sessions back up! However I was hoping you could get them up until the end of January. So I could show them to my friends when I get back to school this semester that weren't able to go. Thanks again, maybe consider to keep them up until the end of January. That would be wonderful!

    By Anonymous Jess, at 1/08/2007 6:08 PM  

  • Thanks, Louie! You have no idea how much we appreciate this! Also, will we ever get an opportunity to watch the Late Nite that was outside, or are the sounds and images just going to have to live in our hearts forever? I would love to see what 24,000 people illuminated by candlelight looked like. That was an incredibly moving and profound experience.

    I also just wanted to say thanks for everything you (and the rest of the Passion team and everyone involved with Passion07) did this past week. I know I'm just echoing what everyone else has said, but those four days truely felt sacred, and I want to thank you for giving college students a chance to unite as a generation to magnify His name and renown. We genuinely appreciate everything you do, and can't wait to partner with Passion on the World Tour!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/08/2007 6:23 PM  

  • PLEASE, OH PLEASE offer a CD from Passion this year!!! Maybe we could help with it, in any way!!!

    I mean, I have truly asked the Lord that I would remember these days into eternity, b/c of the beauty and transformation that Jesus did!!! Songs would be amazing to worship to in the car, etc!!!! Please, oh please reconsider!!!!

    Thanks for the sessions up again!!! I have emailed all my friends to encourage them to listen while at work, or home...

    It has been a pleasure being a part of this amazing work of God in the hearts of this generation! For HIS RENOWN!!!

    I love you brothers and sisters!!!
    Jennifer, from Chattanooga

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/08/2007 6:54 PM  

  • not to sound mean, but some of us don't have iPods or video iPods. Plus some of us don't have money to download a lot of bundles. The Podcasts are great for those who can, but those who don't love the dvd. I mean the last one was great when I just needed a good message or music throughout my day. I just want a good explanation for why there will be no dvd.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/08/2007 7:07 PM  

  • THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for leaving the sessions up. Passion 07 changed my life; it was a glimpse of what heaven will be like! The stories are endless...but I know I'll never be the same. I really felt challenged to serve at NPCC. I'm excited to begin leading an elementary girls' small group. God is so good!

    I'm praying for the passion team...for rest and strength in the days ahead!

    lindsay j

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/08/2007 7:39 PM  

  • Louie and the Passion team... thank you. I have had the privilege of being a part of Passion 06 and 07 and have cherished those times. The day that I left with five of my friends in our minivan to head to Atlanta I read Isaiah 48:1-11. In that passage I remember God was telling his people that he had done many things among them and sometimes they had ignored him. Then He said that He was going to do a new thing in them. A thing that they had never seen before and did not expect. And finally I reached verse 11 which my Old Testament prof had me memorize my freshman year which says, "For my own sake, for my own sake I do this. How can I let my name be profaned? I will not share my glory with another." I love to see that God is doing these things FOR Him because He is worthy. At Passion 07 God did a new thing in me as I read about in Isaiah last Sunday. Whenever I heard someone say "I'll go anywhere or do anything!" in the church I thought about myself and where I fit in with that statement and I was always willing to do MOST things and go MOST places. However, God changed me last week and gave me a heart to go ANY place and do ANYthing which is why I am praying about going to Iraq after I graduate in a year and a half Lord willing and the reason I am able to say to God, "I want to hold out my hands and give you my way, becuase I know your way is the best thing." Hope to see you again soon. Peace.

    By Blogger Kyle, at 1/08/2007 8:58 PM  

  • does anybody know what music they were playing in the arena when people were walking in? kind of a techno sound?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/08/2007 9:42 PM  

  • THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
    Aslan's Girl

    SHINE...
    GOD.

    By Blogger Aslan'sGirl, at 1/08/2007 9:43 PM  

  • thank you!!!!

    By Blogger tray, at 1/08/2007 10:00 PM  

  • "God is doing these things FOR Him because He is worthy." The height of faithfulness.

    Love it too!

    Our God is SO beyond amazing!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/08/2007 10:02 PM  

  • Thank you so very, very much for throwing the webcasts back up!! I was able to watch Beth Moore again and I got such a better understanding of what she was saying after watching it a second time. Sometimes it just takes seeing/hearing something again for it to sink in***! :)

    I am ready to bend the knee for voluntary decrease, inviting kingdom increase in my life for His glory!! :)

    ***And with that in mind...I would ask that you please, please, please consider selling the full main sessions on DVD (as they are on the webcasts) - and maybe even doing so at a higher cost of which some/all proceeds can go to fund the Global Passion Conferences? It would be SUCH a blessing!!! For me I feel like it would help me to keep that PASSION alive in my heart!)

    By Anonymous Rachel, at 1/08/2007 10:09 PM  

  • So, ill be frank. 6 1/2 yrs of an addiction to porn. That addiction saw its demise with the start of 2007. 8 days and counting!

    Everyday I pray that God keeps my mind off of it, and today God tested me where the temptation literally walked up to me, but God saw me through it.

    With 'Here I am! Send me!' part of things. The Dela people group is still on my heart. So what if it takes learning a language, so what if it takes going across the entire world. My God is my God, and HE can handle it. I'll be praying.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/08/2007 10:18 PM  

  • THANK YOU!!

    By Anonymous Katy, at 1/08/2007 10:18 PM  

  • why is there no DVD this time around?
    what happened????
    =(

    By Anonymous kristellys, at 1/08/2007 10:57 PM  

  • God is amazing!!! Praise His name! I am still in awe of what God is doing. I had been praying before Passion because I knew God was going to do great things and I wanted to be prepared so that I would not miss out one second. I had friends that went to Onething in Kansas City and friends that went to Urbana and they were all telling me the same thing, to listen up, keep praying because God was speaking. That He is! :} He is faithful and true are His promises! I was floored the first hour that I was at Passion when we were singing, praying and Louie was speaking the same exact things God was speaking to me and others before we even got to Passion. God continued to floor me with His awesomeness when hour by hour He kept doing the same thing and showing His faithfulness!!! Then God showed me that it was normal to be floored by Him. I read in Revelations and time after time when any one realized how worthy God is, they feel to the floor proclaiming His worth and putting the spot light on Him! He is Worthy!!! He is continuing the work He has started and is going to continue it until the day of completion. Praise God for that! He gets all the glory and all the praise!!! God is doing something amazing among us, let all of our ears and hearts be open to hear what He is saying!!! :}

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/08/2007 11:18 PM  

  • Brian, dude you are not alone. I am sitting out this semester because God called me quite suddenly and abruptly in November to come home and refocus. I now exactly what you are going through. I found out the hard way that God is in control of my future college career. I had it planned out my way, and He had it His way. So it is really starting to sink in that I am not taking 17 hours this semester...
    Praying for you!
    -Trent (Also from GA!)

    By Blogger Trent, at 1/08/2007 11:22 PM  

  • I LOVE Y'ALL!!!!!
    I shared the sailboat analogy with my youth group Sunday when I shared my experiences and what I learned at Passion -- it's been going around, and I think "Just put up your sail and go wherever He leads you" might just become a favorite saying in my youth group...haha. :-)
    Thank you so much for everything you do!

    In Christ alone,
    ~ Caleb White

    By Blogger Caleb White, at 1/08/2007 11:24 PM  

  • I just wanted to say thank you Passion for all you do! I have never attended a Passion conference but since I am able to view your DVDs and cds and the sessions which are back online (thank you!!) I am able to taste what God is doing with generation and it is awesome! Everytime I listen to a song from Passion or watch the DVD I feel God speak to me and I rededicate my entire life to Him--for His glory. And I realize how much I want live for God's plans rather than my own. Thank you and keep doing what you are doing, because God is calling you to do a mighty work!! :) God bless.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/09/2007 1:42 AM  

  • Passion 07 was truly an incredible encounter with God for me. Beforehand, I was feeling dry and stale. Since, I have had a longing for closeness to God that has kept me in conversational prayer throughout the day & has given me a desire to be in His Word.

    I am praying for you all.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/09/2007 8:13 AM  

  • Hey!

    I'm Anneleen from the Netherlands! I was at Passion last week and it was just undescribable! I was an exchange student in America last year and I came back for Christmas because people from my church in Southaven collected money for me! I had never heard about God or Jesus and I became a Christian in America! God is doing so many great things since I'm back in Holland! I'm trying to start my own youth church and already one of my friends got saved! It's unbelievable! Thank you Passion 07! You changed my life! And now my life is going to change other ones too!!God is AWSOME!

    With love from Haaksbergen, the Netherlands!

    By Anonymous Anneleen (from Holland!), at 1/09/2007 9:03 AM  

  • Just before checking this site, I was praying in my bathroom and I heard Him say - call all of my family group this weekend! Go silver!

    I'm praying for you all out there - especially Jen, Katy, Kristin, Chris, Jared, Jimmy, Russ, and Barry - we had one extra! My the Word of God dwell richly in You as He reveals more of who He is and what He has done - just Believe Him!

    Thank you Jesus - I believe You and I have truely broken free from a past the enemy tries desparately you use against me.

    "Don't you see, you planned evil against me but God used those same plans for my good, as you see all around you right now - life for many people." - Genesis 50:20 (the Message)

    Julie
    (by the way - Go Gators!)

    By Blogger undignified worshipper, at 1/09/2007 9:50 AM  

  • Hello. I'm Jordan.
    (you all echo "Hello Jordan")
    And I, too, suffer of post passion dilemma

    I mean, I come back,
    and everyone is asking the hard question of..
    "so how was it?"
    my mind spins... umm..
    all I get out is "good."
    Good? That's all that I can get out??

    Was the person that just said 'good' really there
    while I was there? because I'm pretty sure it
    was wayy better that good.

    I'm one of those church brats.
    You know what I'm talking about.
    One of the kids that grew up in the church,
    One of those kids that has a lot of head knowledge..
    not necessarily heart knowledge.

    I came into the week thinking it was going to be good,
    but just another week. I wasn't expecting life change.

    But coming out, I realized that there was so much more it offered me.
    I'm back and I have this joy about me.
    Not that surface stuff, no..it's deep within.

    Our group joked about how by the end of the week we'd be "passioned out".
    Meaning, we would be al right without hearing the songs of passion for a while.
    Woaahh. Not me. I have been listening to passion music nonstop.
    I keep wanting to replay it, relive the moments.

    It had come to a part of the week when I was really wondering
    is God going to do anything in my life this week, or is this really just another week?
    That is when Francis Chan spoke..
    And one thing he said was a question he posed that has kept my mind spinning.
    "Do you want to know the will of God?"
    yes! I screamed it out in my head as he spoke.
    Right away, that was the answer that came out.
    I'd know what He wants me to do, what I'm supposed to do with my life.
    But then I thought..and man did I really think about it.
    I realized that no... right now I don't want to know the will of God.
    I'm supposed to be this church kid that's got it all together, right?
    Then why... why don't I want to know?
    I keep asking myself that.
    I'm scared. I'm scared to fail. I'm scared to fail God.
    I know I won't live up to Him.
    What He is calling me to do, to be.
    I will never fully reach it, and that scares me.
    So foolish? by not living God's will I am failing Him also.
    But that question is something I have been chewing on ever since.

    Another part that is still on my mind is a question we asked in community groups.
    "What obstacle is keeping you in the way of doing God's will?"
    Apart from my fear of failing,
    I have always had this insecurity of worth.
    How can good use me, I'm not worth it.
    I'm not good enough at this...
    I can't live up to that...
    How can God use this broken life?
    I am limiting God.
    I am limiting the all-powerful God.


    These are the things I keep meditating on..
    chewing on..working through..
    It is stuff at my core
    that needs to be dealt with
    and passion.07 has brough it to the surface.

    man alive.
    i fell in love with this ministry.

    Jordan
    www.myspace.com/jodan
    contrarytobelief@wi.rr.com

    By Anonymous jordan, at 1/09/2007 1:21 PM  

  • I was walking around the library this morning and saw a guy watching the sessions. I was SO excited!! He said he hadn't been able to go to Passion, but now he had the chance to learn the things that we learned there.

    Praise God that the wave is growing, even on computer screens that have the potential to promote terrible stuff...our God is being glorified!

    Praises!!

    By Anonymous catherine the walker, at 1/09/2007 2:26 PM  

  • ahhhhh!

    thank you for putting the sessions back up!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/09/2007 3:24 PM  

  • okay, so last night...well actually this morning i wrote a mile long thingy on here and it was there! I saw it! and now it is not! It took me a while to write it and i dont understnad why someone would delete it! If there is a reason then please let me know! That would be awesome! I shared some things i was struggling with and maybe i shouldnt be promoting that...im not sure, but that's testimony and real stuff...the darkness i used to be in!

    Email me at
    Shootingstar0618@yahoo.com

    I got to watch the first session today! Woo, im goin to be living at my friends house with cable internet all week! Its true!

    By Blogger Hailey from Nashville TN, at 1/09/2007 5:21 PM  

  • Thank you, Louie!!! We left for church on Sunday, told people to check it out, and then they were gone. THANK YOU for putting them back up!! A picture's worth a thousand words. Especially when those words are hard to come by.

    Also, just wanted to mention that at work today I found myself complaining about something, looked down at my wrist, and it was as if God was saying "How is that shining?" OUCH! Thanks for the constant reminder to shine. We need it!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/09/2007 5:48 PM  

  • Hi it's Sara from NYC

    Brian Whalen - That was a really good move. Dan, your post made clear to me that God will honor our radical obedience (even if our parents hit the roof when we do things like take a break from college).

    I saw the last main session today. Crazy, but I think God was really answering my prayer when I asked for the stream up. So, ANYONE ELSE here feel like they just HAVE to go, like really go? With no idea where or when or how. I'm a grad student of International relations and politics. My idea of God's plan for me was CIA, NSA, President, think tank policy advisor. Every Christian who really wanted to live for Jesus was going into missions, and I dont wanna do that. Now I'm stuck. Graduating this May, with student loans and no idea what I'll be doing afterward.

    And then I feel so tangled up from failure and condemnation and just needing God to bring me low so that I CHANGE. Anyone else in a similar situation? =)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/09/2007 5:57 PM  

  • Thank you for the music on iTunes! It's awesome! "The Engine Driver" is a personal fav from the walk-ins. And I know of at least one friend that was very grateful for the streaming-of-the-sessions. And I'm grateful for that as well. This has been life-changing. Thank you all so much for bein' open to His guidance!!

    By Blogger mitch, at 1/09/2007 6:19 PM  

  • PLEASE release a cd and dvd-you can't imagine how important these have been and are to me as a youth leader. The lives that have been touched and changed by these simple tools is imeasurable-I show them at my 180 youth center-I use them as a teaching tool for my worship band-I've given away countless cds and dvds to kids who are curious but not sure about all this excitement about Jesus. My own niece met Jesus through the dvd this past summer and went to Atlanta with me and is forever locked in to Jesus! Thank you for serving us and the Lord-it was an amazing time with Jesus and each other!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/09/2007 6:55 PM  

  • ook, i've been waiting all day to post this and now that it's finally after 5:30 [thus I'm done with work!] i can write!

    SO! i've been thinking lots about the Dela people group, about praying for them and the translating and everything. I was at home on friday using an appliance and it was great - apparently the faucet company is called Delta, but when i saw it I just saw Dela! and it reminded me to pray!

    so that was silly, but yesterday I was talking to someone that I work with - he asked me what I think the Great Commission means (nice broad question). so i said that i'd heard a couple different things.. some people say it means to start a church within every people group. some other people say [and i agree from what I know about the bible] that it's moreso about making disciples - building into a few people within your sphere of influence so they can then go build into a few people within their sphere of influence, etc. so my friend tells me that he thinks in the greek that the only actual command within 'the great commission' is the "make disciples", not so much the "GO!" (i mean, yes, go! definitely go) but he believes that it really says something along the lines of 'when you go' or 'while you are going' -- as if to say, everyone's going somewhere.. some people are going across the dorm hall, some are going across the world, and the commission is that wherever you're going, make disciples!

    so that is great stuff - but also there's is this part of the story! my friend said he started thinking about this b/c he read different translations of the bible and that got him thinking, and so he was telling me that's why it's so good for us to read from different translations, almost to encourage us to ask questions and dig deeper into the Word!
    ...but then i thought about this...
    the dela people... right now they have ZERO translations! Praise God they're about to get ONE! but! this conversation made me even more encouraged to be praying every day for those working on this translation for the dela people - that God would be all over the place, that it would be translated as accurately, truthfully, and clearly as possible!

    so i just loved thinking about all that, being more encouraged to pray, and getting to share about the dela people with my friend. thought maybe some of y'all would be encouraged as well :)

    By Blogger Melissa, at 1/09/2007 7:11 PM  

  • A desire to take the Gospel to the world was awakened for me at Passion '07. Though I am preparing for ministry (children's) in the states, I am now thinking of taking a year in China before I get started.

    I have always planned on having a ministry focused on the world, but I feel that God may be calling me to go out into it for myself one more time (and for a longer time period) before I get started.

    I am very excited about taking Passion into the world. Our church is talking about going with you.

    By Blogger Aubrie, at 1/09/2007 7:49 PM  

  • Thank you for putting them back up!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/09/2007 7:54 PM  

  • I just wanted to say that my biggest commitment was to really get my prayer life back, and my sister and I are taking up the challenge of Collosians! Here I am so far:

    Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus and Timothy, our brother, to the holy ones and faithful brothers in Christ in Collosae; grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love that you have for all the holy ones. (New American Bible)

    Thanks for giving me a challenging opportunity.

    Also, post-Passion, I really have been thinking about what I want to do next year. I realized after about a month of teaching high school that while I'm learning things from the experience, I am not staying another year. Because I had really let my spiritual life go, I decided to apply to grad school, but I am unsure if that is what God is calling me to. At Passion, I started to feel the conviction to try to do office work or behind the scenes work for an outreach or ministry. Immediately upon getting back, I had to write a talk for a girls retreat, and as I got more and more frustrated about getting it right, I realized that God is going to open the hearts and minds of His people, and He doesn't need my help, I am simply being invited to participate, to see His will unfolding, and I want to be in the front row to watching what God is doing in the hearts of people around me.

    So if anyone knows of any ministries who need office work...

    By Blogger Morgan, at 1/09/2007 8:35 PM  

  • Thanks for posting the main session Louie! I was you could archive all your talks, even the ones from 722, online.

    By Blogger Marv, at 1/09/2007 8:44 PM  

  • To anonymous at 10:18 pm on 1/8/07: I just want to encourage you that you took an important 1st step - honesty! Thank you for your bravery! Continue on in your honesty to yourself, our Lord and others. Do not walk in shame. I'm sure this is nothing new to you, but continue in prayer, rendering your heart, mind, soul and spirit to our Saviour; quote scripture - letting the enemy know he's been defeated; find someone you can be honest with and accountable to and worship the Lord with all your heart when you're feeling depressed and desperate - even if you don't wany to. I'll be praying for you! Our REDEEMER Lives!!! He paid for this!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/09/2007 8:54 PM  

  • If there is never going to be a DVD, (no plans now) how about always leaving up the pod casts from Passion 07? That way we will always be able to be ministered to from what we heard and experienced in the ATL.

    Did anyone catch the news in Atlanta to see if we made it on there the night that annoying helicopter kept flying overhead?

    He should have come back when 24,000 candles were lit, truly a foretaste of Heaven. A glimpse of glory singing united as the Bride of Christ for His renown gathered around the cross, only in Heaven we will get the One that was on that cross and He will be our light and fire! (and warmth for that matter, I was dancing for the cold, too! Poor Christy Nockels!)

    By Blogger stilldesiringGod, at 1/09/2007 9:00 PM  

  • I love you Passion team, but I love Jesus Chirst above all! Thank you for all you did with Passion! Thank you for caring so much about college students! I have been spending some more quality time with my Savior as a result of Passion, and we have been talking about you. Good things of course! I am praying for you and am excited to be part of such a movement! A movement focused on the King and His Kingdom!Yesterday I was riding on the bus that connects the campuses of my school and this girl was like so what did you do over break? I told her all about Passion and most importantly that it was college students united to praise and lift up the name of Jesus Christ, I think it made her think since she was like, WOW, I have never been a past of something as big as 24,000 people in one place! I have been thinking more and more of Jesus and about humility and of who I am in Him since Passion.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/09/2007 9:47 PM  

  • oh Louie, pleaseeee make a cd and/or a dvd!! these have been amazing tools for me the past few years as a worship leader and a teen leader...kids get SO excited about the music and watching what God can do...please please please...even if it costs 30 bucks per dvd...please. i understand you all are most likely trying to save money for the World Tour, but if you charge enough for selling a dvd, then the profit can go towards a world tour.. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASEEEEEEEE!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/09/2007 9:49 PM  

  • Bizarre. The whole thing is just bizarre.

    Here i was, my whole life figured out, and planned to the end - NOT!

    at least i know "when," but not "how" or "where" or "how long" or "whatever," but the whole thing has thrown me for such a loop these past few days that all my friends and colleagues are now worried about me because i (of all people) have begun to look serious!

    and it's not that i'm aging... it's GOD, working out HIS plan in HIS timing... and i'm just starting to get a glimpse...

    "What am i gonna do with this life?"

    By Blogger Silke, at 1/09/2007 9:50 PM  

  • so... i really wanted to show Piper's message to one of my friends, but I can't get session 4 to load at all from the streaming site... anyone else having this problem

    By Blogger The BOB-O, at 1/09/2007 9:57 PM  

  • we've actually got a nice faith discussion group going every week and someone new comes every week, so word must be getting out! its pretty great to work through some of the things these folks are going through and see them actually strengthen their faith in God

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/09/2007 10:40 PM  

  • God thank you!!!
    Passion and all it is has impacted my life from the get go!!

    If anyone wants them or can not access them you can email me!!

    I have all 6 sessions, just click my pic and it should take you to my email!

    I am so thankful my self for the stream on line have been changed and renewed as always from Passion in my walk with God!! I love you all and am glad I have you in some way in my life!! and Louie will you be joining tomlin during the freq before doors open time?o I would like to thank you in person!
    Pray I will be able to on Feb 9th at the X CEL in Minn.

    blessings are abounding!

    Liz

    By Blogger eliz, at 1/09/2007 10:43 PM  

  • God.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/09/2007 10:48 PM  

  • God.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/09/2007 10:49 PM  

  • Can anyone else get 268gen or the p07 site to come up tonight?

    By Blogger Kimmer, at 1/09/2007 10:59 PM  

  • I'm sitting here in Germany amazed! For years, people have been praying for and seeing God work and move in Western Europe...long before we were here. Just a few days before Passion '07, students from Germany gathered for a few days of hearing from God...80 students for the whole country.

    Having missed the original live-stream because of our little conference, it's been incredible to spend the night hearing from God through Piper, Louie, and Louie again. I love the picture of Passion lifting the sail and allowing the wind of God to move them.

    Pray that the students of Germany would have a vision like this! From Western Europe to Eastern Europe, God is changing governments and people to redeem history and years of hardened hearts. Oh, that a flicker would ignite into a flame to melt the glacier of coldness to God's offer of freedom and life!

    Father, I pray for these students!

    By Anonymous aaron, at 1/09/2007 11:04 PM  

  • Mr. Giglio,

    My guess has been that y'all are not doing a DVD/CD this year because of the need to focus on the new direction of things(?).

    If so (or even regardless), what kind of help might you need to get something like that done?--if you feel it would be good to do but y'all don't have the time due to God giving you other things to do. In other words, could some of us filmmakers help take that load off your hands in some way, or at least part of it?

    I KNOW you have an amazing team of helpers there, and you and they do a fantastic job, but if needing to devote more time to other things is the reason for no DVD/CD, can we help? I know it would still mean oversight on y'all's part, so, maybe this idea is counter-productive, and, maybe my guess here is totally off, but please think about it and let us know.

    So thankful for last year's DVD! Praise God for everything He's done through you guys!

    And THANK YOU for putting the sessions up again!!!! Sent mass emails out yesterday telling everyone to watch them!

    Wow, I've been so challenged. All through today the question kept running through my mind from Pastor Chan's talk, "Do I love Jesus? Am I really in love with Him like I should be (and like He died for me to be)? Hmm. I don't do really crazy things for Him like he talked about..." And oh my word. I am still laughing about Pezz. :) Anyway, more later. God is working!

    But about the DVD--let us know.
    bowtheheart-goodnews@yahoo.com

    Kayleen

    By Anonymous Kayleen, at 1/10/2007 12:48 AM  

  • I cant get 268gen or p07 sites to come up tonight but if anyone is trying to view the p07 streams, here is the
    link
    to the stream site (...from the emails you could send to a friend from that site earlier in the week, courtesy of Eliz...)

    By Blogger Kimmer, at 1/10/2007 12:51 AM  

  • Clark and Selena from the Neon Green com. group have been at my school these past 2 days leading worship sessions throughout the day and it has been such an awesome blessing to see God moving. Tonight we had a group of guys sitting in my dorm room watching Francis and it was so awesome for me to listen to it again, but also to see the way God was speaking to each of them as they listened.
    Tomorrow is an entirely new, full day, to SHINE and thats just so WOW GOD to think we get to do it AGAIN. We get to be Filled to overflowing by Him AGAIN and live for Him AGAIN and feel His pleasure as we praise and lift Him high AGAIN!! We get to spend at least one more day in this world, to share His love and His name.

    By Anonymous Will P., at 1/10/2007 1:15 AM  

  • To Anonymous from Kansas City who is finding it hard coming home after Passion....have you ever connected with the guys at One Thing at IHOP in KC? If not, look them up - they will definately be able to relate to what you are feeling - they too are fully sold out to God like Louie and the Passion crew. Barbie from Australia

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/10/2007 2:04 AM  

  • thanks for puttin it up on the site!

    By Blogger steph, at 1/10/2007 5:51 AM  

  • i would guess that the reason for the lack of a dvd or cd is the lack of "new" songs to put on there. everybody's albums are already out. usually when passion puts out a cd there are a good number of songs you haven't heard before or haven't been done in a studio setting. we should just be thankful that they're releasing the bundles so we can get the new stuff that's out there.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/10/2007 10:14 AM  

  • If anybody hasn't seen them, there are a bunch of videos from Atlanta up on youTube. Just use "Passion" and "07" as the tags.

    By Blogger stephen, at 1/10/2007 11:06 AM  

  • Ok...so is three comments enough? Just thought I'd add that my mom watched the sessions and learned a lot. How cool is that?

    Praise you Jesus!

    By Anonymous Catherine the Walker, at 1/10/2007 11:41 AM  

  • you guys at passion are so humble in everything you do.. thank you for lettin God use you to impact this generation...
    it reminds of the fact that God has great plans for all of us, bigger than we can imagine..!

    question: why dont u guys come to miami?? :(

    By Anonymous kristellys, at 1/10/2007 12:44 PM  

  • To Louie, Passion staff and full-on volunteers: thank you SO much for your passionate pressing into the will of God for your lives. Your sacrificial, humble presence is an example to all of us. I've been wholly blessed to have volunteered at Passion the last 3 years on the touch and community group teams. I've learned much about myself, God, and Kingdom in those years.

    During Passion05 I was called out to go back to Boston (where I attended grad school) to minister with the Collegiate Church Planting Community there. It's been an exhilarating and rocky journey these last few years. Boston is my home in a way I can't describe. I love the people here from the center of my being, but sometimes being in a place that runs so far away from the things of Christ can be very difficult. Thank you to Passion for being a place where I also feel at home and rejuvenated despite my physical body!

    Throughout the whole week I was brought to tears repeatedly imagining the students of Boston gathering in a group as large as Passion, simply coming to worship and glorify the name of Jesus. And then to hear about the upcoming Passion gathering in Boston...I was on the floor in the GWCC. Oh great God!!

    Everyone, please pray for Boston. For the believers to shine in their spheres of influence. For lost people to be drawn to Christ and not turned away by the shortcomings of men. For the Passion gathering to be a time of rejoicing to celebrate those first two prayers being answered. My prayer is that the Passion gathering would not be just a time where believers come together, but a time where people who are seeking the things of Christ would become His children indeed.

    By Blogger Jen, at 1/10/2007 2:15 PM  

  • Thank you Louie & to your team of full-time and volunteer leaders! It was an honor to be able to serve with you guys this time around and to see God work from a different vantage point! I seriously hope you guys do make it out to Boston b/c the local Church is growing and any kind of help from you guys will always be welcomed in my opinion. Shine!

    By Anonymous Mike, at 1/10/2007 3:02 PM  

  • Thank you so much for streaming the sessions again!
    The LORD spoke loud through you guys to all over the world and the LORD is good!

    Antje, friend of God :) from Germany

    I will praise You, my God and King, and bless Your name forever end ever. Ps. 145:1

    By Blogger antje, at 1/11/2007 2:42 AM  

  • wow....the passion 07 was awesome...and Lord worked. and the conference on internet was a good idea. i wait to buy a dvd with concert....and louie giglio is a great man of God....from Romania

    By Blogger bondas filip, at 1/11/2007 7:45 AM  

  • Louie, i just want to encourage you, you have been such an influence on my life and have helped me in my walk with God so much. Your talks are always enjoyable and funny to listen to, but they also take me to the heart of God and transform me. I thank God for his touch upon your life, God bless you and keep you.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/11/2007 11:06 AM  

  • Hey from Chicago, IL.
    Thanks, Passion team. I'm very thankful for you guys and thankful that God is using this ministry to change thousands or millions or BILLIONS of people. God is truly huge and amazing. Thank you for streaming the sessions! I hope it will be up longer since I just found out today! A pause feature would be nice too :). Come to Chicago ! :)

    By Anonymous amy, at 1/11/2007 10:31 PM  

  • Passion reminded me that God loves me and everyone else in the world equally. My life will never be the same. Thank-you to all who put in work to make the event a success.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/12/2007 8:42 PM  

  • Thank you so much for posting the sessions again! I missed the last session because our group had to be back home early, so it was especially wonderful to be able to share fully the experience with everyone else who was there!

    May this light shine for you,
    May this light shine for you.
    May this candle in my hands
    Fulfill its flame throughout the lands,
    May my light shine for you.

    By Anonymous Ben M, at 1/13/2007 12:54 AM  

  • Is it possible to leave the session online until 12 midnight PST for us on the West Coast next time? It's not even 10 p.m. here in California, and the sessions have already been rolled off.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/13/2007 12:56 AM  

  • qnllwPassion pictures and my passion story:

    http://blog.myspace.com/haileyjane0618

    The last part there is /haileyjane0618

    By Blogger Hailey from Nashville TN, at 1/13/2007 6:15 AM  

  • i was only able to watch the passion streams on-line this year.
    where can i find or who sings the song that david crowder sang containing the phrase "oh the glory of it all"??
    please help me.
    thanx

    By Blogger dtellis, at 1/15/2007 4:22 AM  

  • Due to personal issues I could not attend Passion '07. Thank you so much for posting the main sessions last week! They definitely challenged me to do more for Christ. Besides the podcast, can you please reconsider making a DVD of all the speakers? I have told everyone in my little world about how awesome the messages were. Please Louie, reconsider!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/16/2007 8:16 AM  

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