"No matter what comes our way in life, when we choose to have faith that we can get through things," said Osteen.

"No matter what comes our way in life, when we choose to have faith that we can get through things," said Osteen.

PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS5) --  Thousands of people gathered in Phoenix Friday night to hear a message of hope, inspiration and encouragement.

Pastor Joel Osteen and his wife, Victoria, held “A Night of Hope” event at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

The Night of Hope was deigned to bring people together and deliver the message that "God cares deeply for each of us and empowers us to overcome."

We talked to Osteen before Friday's event, and asked if he had a message for the people of Phoenix.

"The message is that God is for us," said Osteen. "No matter what comes our way in life, when we choose to have faith that we can get through things. Our message is about lifting people up."

He says he believes 2019 can be a good year for us all.

"You can let go of the old and start getting ready for the new things that are in store," said Osteen.

The pastor says he realizes we live in a deeply divided world, but believes we can find common ground.

"There is a lot of division in society, but our message is about bringing people together," said Osteen. "Sometimes we don't always agree on issues, but we can still respect each other."

Millions of people worldwide are inspired through Osteen's weekly TV broadcasts, books, worship events and Sirius radio shows.

The Osteens are the pastors of America’s largest church and one of the most diverse - the 50,000 strong Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. 

 


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(6) comments

Wazoolie

Yeah, he brings the message of ‘gimme yo money’.

bobnarizona

The first line of the bible says 'In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth'. So where did God come from? Let me guess, don't ask questions just believe in what someone wrote. Great work of fiction. Has it all. Murder, fighting, adultery, theft, all the commandments are broken. I am still waiting for the next episode to come out.

nuusmaan

Tell me what Osteen has to do with the Bible. He writes his own books. When he's gone, his sales pitch is gone too, but the word of God endures forever. (Isaiah 40:8 ; 1 Peter 1:25) You can believe as you want, of course. Nobody even forces others to believe the earth is a spheroid. Religion and truth are two very different things.

JustinP

agreed. it should say motivational speaker comes to visit Valley. A pastor uses the Bible as the whole inerrent Word of God in presenting their message. He doesn't (or didn't the last time I heard him).

AZ Native

People still fall for this? Onward sheep, donate your money to make him a multi-millionaire while you live in poverty. Fools.

Bob Regan

Phoenix is just another stop on his "Fleece the Sheep" tour.

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