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Encore Interview | Soul Surfer: A Conversation with Bethany Hamilton

A New Beginning / Greg Laurie
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April 2, 2022 3:00 am

Encore Interview | Soul Surfer: A Conversation with Bethany Hamilton

A New Beginning / Greg Laurie

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April 2, 2022 3:00 am

In this concise but classic interview, Greg Laurie hears the story of Bethany Hamilton. She describes how God brought her through a traumatic experience and gave her a platform to share her life story and her faith in Jesus Christ. This interview originally took place at a past SoCal Harvest event. 

In a single moment, professional surfer Bethany Hamilton's life was changed forever when a shark bit off her left arm. Her life could have ended, but God had other plans for her. Join Pastor Greg for this monumental interview about the miracles of God and how he can use us, no matter what.

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Everybody Greg Laurie here. You're listening to the Greg Laurie podcast and my objective is to deliver hopefully compelling practical insights and faith culture and current events. From a biblical perspective to find out more about our ministry. Just go to our website so thanks for joining me for this podcast. Bethany will be glad to have you here. I first met Bethany when you were around 14 years old and the thing that he was born in the same year that we started the harvest Crusade so you want to know even going as long as Bethany Hamilton's been alive. You were born in 1990 and two family observers your dad serves her mom serves your mother serve and you were living right there on the beach and quiet, and I must've been an altar call life.

I need to put in the median. Everything that I going up in my incredible being in getting in God and the company said anything like you were raised in a Christian home, going to church her whole life and that was a part of your life and your life was radically tested when at the age of 14 and October 31 right to thousand three.

You were out surfing and your time by a 14 foot tiger shark and what can you remember about that that I don't really like to talk about meant that lending so that God was there that he gave me the ability to stay calm and just tested him and yet are you dividing the most people would see this is such a thing. But see the beauty that God has brought out of it and how you can turn things that we lost 60% of your blood that your doctor said it was a miracle that you recovered that you think you were going to die or did you think you would survive this will be your box when you're out there when you're bored and you're being brought in. The tourniquet was tied with a leash around your arm right was going to your mind that point.

I mean that is. I remember praying, hoping to survive focusing on survive and thinking and saying my story everywhere in the great said Bethany you see it as a chance to get people over the life and you've been all the media has covered this should been featured on 2020, the today show, the Tonight Show, and multiple other outlets you even won an award, the courage award at the teen choice award, and you know it's really cool and it was reflected in the video talked about your faith in Jesus Christ. Why did you do that I is a really simple life safety and my life did a 360 turn around and others that featured on that God wanted me to send 11 immediately after the time the two weeks prior to my mom and I had been praying fervently like God use me, that may glorify you in my life and specific And it was like crazy God.

We need you on and we just gave him my way to share with you guys and read them that Colossians 322 through 24 month severance pay in all things your masters according to the flash as men in the CAD of your heart and God. And whatever you did heartily to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord, you will receive you, you save the lead. I am realizing lately it's like we are called to serve God and at the same time and when we do that just thinks of our life and begin rock our world and you are wherever you come from Lake he can use you and make your life incredible. That's great. What a story a movie made about your life soul surfer amazing film company. If you've seen soul surfer while right to great film saw what the other night and was really great is that again the surfing you doing the actual serving them for a lot of the scenes when the character playing you with surfing when the group was on the way that was the real Bethany right to keep it down and suiting becoming friends find to be a part of that waylaid a lot making the film some. What would you say to someone here tonight.

Maybe how to step back. Maybe they had an accident there's been a tragedy and you come through all of this.

What is your message to them and what place a relationship with Jesus Christ can play in all of this, God's love for you and ending in love you and give you whatever you've done or been through.

Maybe someone is hurt you. I give her some analysis.

I think Kita just ask God in that patient for forgiveness and forgive them if they've and then from there and taking it one day at a time and letting the testing God and his power to get to the circumstances and I reside here, Fred Hammond and you take care of you from there. Hamilton everybody Greg Laurie here. Thanks for listening to our podcast, the learn more about harvest ministries. Please subscribe and consider supporting this show. Just go to By the way, if you want to find out how to come into a personal relationship with God. Go to know that's key NOW

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