Thursday, January 27, 2011

Louie Giglio: New Year Review

Louie Giglio is well-known for the Passion Talk Series, the teaching series that brought us How Great is Our God and Indescribable based on Chris Tomlin's blockbuster radio singles. Now, Louie is back with New Year, a two-part teaching series that offers much encouragement to start the new year off right.

In part one of this DVD,"God Is For You," Louie focuses on Romans 8. Reading through most of the chapter, Louie shares that we are forgiven, that we are freed, and that God has prepared a wonderful plan for our lives. However, in Romans 8:17, it says, "Now if we are children, then we are heirs--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory." Louie shares that we must be willing to suffer with Jesus so that we can receive our share of His glory. Also, probably the most powerful point that Louie shared is that the Holy Spirit literally prays for us in times of trouble. As he said, even before we post a blog update or send a text asking for prayer, the Holy Spirit is already on His knees praying for us. Out of all the points I walked away with, I definitely picked up on this one the most. Another highlight was a rather long testimony that Louie shared showing how when we continue doing as God has commanded us to do, we will see the results, even if they don't show up immediately.

In part two, "Your Part In His Plan," Louie speaks of how we can be in the plan of God. God has chosen to make us part of His amazing plan for the universe, and it is up to us to live according to it. First, Louie shares about thinking about who you want to be and controlling your thoughts to make sure you aren't wasting your life, or doing things contrary to His plan. The most powerful point in this DVD came when Louie shared about surrendering your dreams to God with outstreched hands, saying, "Lord, here is what my heart is set on; I surrender it all to you." He also shares how to deal with anxiety, working as unto the Lord, and becoming a generous giver in this session of the DVD.

I thoroughly enjoyed both messages on this New Year DVD. Louie's teaching is 100% Scripturally sound, and Louie's messages are so simple, yet so profound. Since each message is only an hour long, and each is a continuation of the other, it is very easy to watch through the messages presented. Also, Louie injects humor (and sometimes personal stories) that keep you interested through the whole message. I would highly recommend this DVD to those looking for faith-building tools, as well as those who enjoy Louie's dynamic teaching. This is a DVD that every Christian must own! Get it today!

Coming soon:
Louie Giglio: Prayer REMIX and Grace (The One And Only) Reviews

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