Greg Laurie Podcast

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 Mar 4, 2019

Cathleen
 Dec 9, 2018
Been listening for years. What a Blessing in such a good teacher of The Word.

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Greg Laurie delivers compelling, practical insights on faith, culture, and current events—with an emphasis on the saving power of the gospel message. He is the founding pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, main speaker of the Harvest Crusades, and host of the daily program, A New Beginning. For over 40 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have been committed to knowing God and making Him known. Learn more at https://harvest.org/.


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How to Know the Will of God: The Word of God Reveals His Will for Us
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Some people haven’t picked up their Bible in ages, but then get all excited because God clearly spoke to them through a fortune cookie. Billy Graham made it clear. He said, “If you are ignorant of God’s Word, you will always be ignorant of God’s will.” And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us dive in to God’s Word to investigate how we can determine God’s plan for our lives. We’ll clear away the clouds of mystery and come away with some good, biblical insight. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 03, 2021
Why Does God Allow Temptation in the Life of the Believer?: Power Over Temptation
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Satan is the king of the spiritual ambush. He lures us in, saying “no one will ever know.” And after we’ve sinned, he tells us “I can’t believe what you’ve done. Everyone’s gonna find out.” How can we stand against such an unscrupulous foe? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out we stand against our enemy in the power of God and the authority of His Word. It’s a message called “Why Does God Allow Temptation in the Life of the Believer?” If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 02, 2021
Why Does God Allow Temptation in the Life of the Believer?: Understanding Temptation
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Drivers have told their car insurance companies some doozies. “Coming home I drove into the wrong house and collided with a tree I don't have.” “My car was legally parked as it backed into another vehicle.” “As I approached an intersection a sign suddenly appeared in a place where no stop sign had ever appeared before.” It’s similar to the way we try to rationalize our sin before God. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us understand temptation. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 01, 2021
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse | Sunday Message
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Many people have questions about the end, Armageddon, and the Antichrist. But in this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie encourages us to look for Jesus Christ above all. Get prepared for the Lord’s return by listening to this message in Revelation 5–6! It’s the latest in our new series, Revelation: A Book of Promises. Notes When Jesus came to this Earth, He came to purchase back what was lost in the Garden. “Who is worthy to open the Book?” (Revelation 5:2). Scripture tells us that God keeps our tears in His bottle; and He also keeps our prayers. The first Horseman of the Apocalypse is none other than the Antichrist. There are over 100 passages that detail the origin, nationality, career, character, kingdom, and final doom of Antichrist. The Antichrist will come at economically hard times. He will bring global economic stability and global peace. “Through peace, he will deceive many” (Daniel 8:25). The Devil can do nothing without God’s permission. The only thing that is holding the Antichrist back is the Church. We are to wake up! We are to sober up! We are to suit up! Scripture Referenced Luke 4:5–7 Revelation 19:11 2 Thessalonians 2:7–8 2 Peter 3:9 1 Thessalonians 5:6–9 Luke 21:34 1 Thessalonians 5:8 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 28, 2021
Why Israel Matters: A Classic Conversation with David Siegel
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In this classic interview, Pastor Greg Laurie sits down with then Consul General for Israel, David Siegel, for a conversation about the significance of Israel in world history. They also discuss more contemporary issues facing the nation. Siegel is highly knowledgeable in U.S. and Israel relations, Scripture fulfillment, and current events in the Middle East.  This conversation explores the threats of other countries to the nation of Israel, the altruism of Israel toward global disasters, and the relationship of Israel with other countries. Siegel served as the senior representative for the State of Israel for the Southwestern United States from 2011–2016. This interview originally took place on the evening of April 30, 2015. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 27, 2021
Why Does God Allow Temptation in the Life of the Believer?: Growing Christians are Tempted
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Our spiritual adversary is a formidable foe. And he knows that if he can take down a believer who’s actively living out his faith, he scores a big win for his kingdom of darkness. Not only is the believer’s life affected but many others around him, as well. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us understand the tactics of our adversary and be prepared for his attacks. We’ll learn how to stand our ground and resist the temptations that seem to surround us constantly. If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 26, 2021
Why Does God Allow Trials in the Life of the Believer?: Providing Comfort to Others
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School kids love to whisper something to someone and say “pass it on.” Remember doing that? But today’s insight is worth passing on in more than a whisper. Today, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that God sees our trials, God reaches out to comfort us in our trials, and then He wants us to reach out with that same comfort to someone else who’s suffering. It’s a lesson on how we can be the hands and feet of God to those around us. Glad you’re along for an important edition of A New Beginning. If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 25, 2021
Why Does God Allow Trials in the Life of the Believer?: Turning Trials Into Opportunities
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The song says if we never had a problem, we’d never know God can solve them. And if we never let God solve our problems, how will our friends know God can solve their problems? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out our trials are an opportunity to put our faith to work and to put our faith on display. It’s good insight from his practical series “What Every Growing Believer Needs to Know.” If you’re going through a tough time today, glad you’re along. There’s good encouragement ahead. If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 24, 2021
Why Does God Allow Trials in the Life of the Believer?: Strength Through Trials
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Why do believers face trials? If we’re God’s children and He has infinite power, why doesn’t He use that power to spare us? So many have asked that question. It’s easy to ask . . . it’s not so easy to find a satisfying answer. That’s why we’re so glad you’ve joined us for today’s edition of A NEW BEGINNING. Pastor Greg Laurie tackles that question head on. You’ll get some solid, straightforward biblical insight on trials today. If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 23, 2021
Why You Need the Church & the Church Needs You: A Blessing to Believers
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Think of your last family gathering. Did you watch from a distance or were you part of the conversation? Were you seated at the table, or did you observe from the next room? Did you stay for dessert or sneak out early? Family gatherings aren’t spectator sports. Everyone is a part. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out church is a family gathering of believers . . . and everyone has a part to play. We’ll see how we need the Church, and the Church needs us. If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 22, 2021
Afterlife | Sunday Message
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What we believe about the afterlife influences how we live this present life. In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us draw insights from Revelation by expanding our thinking about a place called Heaven. Listen in and get biblical perspective! This is the latest in the series, Revelation: A Book of Promises. Notes The church is nowhere to be found in Revelation 4–19. “After these things . . .” (Revelation 4:1). What is the Rapture? “Rapture” is from the Greek word Harpazo, which means, “to take forcibly,” “to snatch,” or “caught up.” Why is there a Rapture? “A continual looking forward to the eternal world is not a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do.” —C.S. Lewis Jesus Himself spoke of the Rapture. The Apostle Paul spoke of the Rapture. John sees the Lord seated on His throne. John sees 24 elders. John sees ominous storm warnings. Jesus promised to keep His people from the Great Tribulation Period. John sees angelic creatures. There are different types of angels in the Bible. Michael the Archangel Gabriel The Cherubim and Seraphim What will we be doing while we are in Heaven? Worshipping We will be busy working for the Lord in Heaven. Why do we exist? To bring God glory and pleasure. Living for pleasure is one of the most unpleasurable things you can do. God created us for His own glory. You decide in this life where you will spend the afterlife. Scripture Referenced 1 Thessalonians 4:13 John 14:2–3 Matthew 24:40–42 1 Corinthians 15:51–52 Hebrews 11:5 2 Kings 2:11 Acts 8:39–40 Acts 1:9–11 Revelation 3:10 Revelation 6:10 Revelation 22:3 Isaiah 43:7 1 Corinthians 10:31 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 21, 2021
Life Abundantly: A New Conversation with Darryl Strawberry
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In a new, exclusive interview, Pastor Greg Laurie sits down with baseball legend Darryl Strawberry and asks him more questions about his testimony and his brand-new book, Turn Your Season Around.  This previously unreleased conversation features questions from Pastor Greg about: The pursuit of fame and the meaning of E-G-O, Fear and anxiety in the minds of today’s young people, How playing baseball prepared Darryl for preaching the gospel, And other encouraging topics! Recounting his life and career, Darryl says, “I tasted everything else, I tasted home runs, I tasted championships, I tasted cars, I tasted home, I tasted money—it never satisfied my soul. . . the God-shape that’s in every last one of us is only filled with God Himself.” Request a copy of Darryl's transformative new book when you make a gift of any size to Harvest Ministries today: harvest.org/donate. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 20, 2021
Why You Need the Church & the Church Needs You: Representing Christ
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We’ve all had a bad customer service experience. Maybe a waiter or waitress messed up a meal. Or a clerk at the register wouldn’t honor the sale price on bananas or a loaf of bread. It not only affects how we feel about that person but about that company, doesn’t it? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out we’re all representatives of Christ. How we interact with people can draw people to the Lord or push them away. Good insight is coming. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.   Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 19, 2021
Why You Need the Church & the Church Needs You: Loving His People
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A sign outside a church said, “Does your life stink? Then we have a pew for you.” But it’s a valuable point. If life has fallen apart, why not plug in to the support system designed by Jesus Himself? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how important it is to be a part of an alive, supportive group of believers. And if we don’t really feel like being a part, we’ll see that’s a warning sign that we NEED to be a part of the Church. Good insight coming your way. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 18, 2021
The Importance of Prayer in the Life of the Believer: Purposeful Prayer
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Many of us have owned a wonder car. You turn the key and wonder, will it start or won’t it? And your whole day changes based on the outcome. Some of us have the same feeling about prayer . . . will it be answered or not? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie gives us some easy-to-follow principles, some secrets, that’ll help us all pray more effectively. It’s part of his practical series, “What Every Growing Christian Needs to Know.” View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 17, 2021
The Importance of Prayer in the Life of the Believer: Prayer Helps Overcome
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Some of us are major league "worriers" and minor league "pray-ers". Today, we’ll help you change leagues. Pastor Greg Laurie is presenting a series called “What Every Growing Christian Needs to Know.” And today we’re focusing on prayer. Glad you’re along here on A New Beginning as we investigate the proper role of prayer in a healthy believer’s life. We’ll see God even provides a model for effective prayer. And to neglect the privilege of prayer is to rob ourselves of His power and peace. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.   Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 16, 2021
The Importance of Prayer in the Life of the Believer: Pray Without Ceasing
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The great Christian writer and pastor Andrew Murray said, "We must begin to believe that God, in the mystery of prayer, has entrusted us with a force that can move the Heavenly world, and can bring its power down to earth." And today on A New Beginning, we’ll get some insights on how to put that power to work. Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see how to model Jesus’ example in praying as often as possible. We’ll learn the value in staying connected to our all-powerful God. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 15, 2021
The 7 Love Letters of Jesus to His Church | Sunday Message
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God’s love for you motivates His words and actions toward you. In this episode, Pastor Greg Laurie describes the lengths to which God goes to pursue fellowship with you. Find out more from the Book of Revelation in this message, “The 7 Love Letters of Jesus to His Church.” It’s the latest in Revelation: A Book of Promises. Notes The Bible tells us simply that God is love. God wants a relationship with you. Ephesus was the church leaving its first love.  Smyrna was the suffering church. A sign of the End Times is an increase in persecution. Pergamum was tolerating sin (Revelation 2:14). The church of Thyatira had grown tolerant of sin.  The church of Sardis looked good on the outside but were dead on the inside. “Him who holds the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars.” What the church of Sardis desperately needed was the power of the Holy Spirit. All Christians need to ask God to fill them with the Holy Spirit.  Jesus has given to us an unprecedented open door (Revelation 3:7). God has given us enough strength to do what He has called us to do.  Jesus promises to keep us from the Great Tribulation Period.  Some churches make the Lord weep; other churches make Him angry. The Laodicean church makes him sick. Read: Revelation 3:14–16 “You are neither cold nor hot” (Revelation 3:15). Laodicea was a church that was neither cold nor hot, merely lukewarm. Lukewarmness makes Jesus sick. The word cold means frozen or icy cold. The word hot means to be boiling hot. Lukewarm people are usually the last to know (Revelation 3:17). “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent” (Revelation 3:19).   You need to enter into a relationship with Christ. Scripture Referenced Ephesians 1:4 Matthew 5:11–12 2 Corinthians 2:12 Colossians 4:3 Matthew 24:12 Hebrews 12:6 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 14, 2021
Jesus Loves You! | Classic Crusade from Anaheim, CA
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In this classic crusade message, Pastor Greg Laurie has a simple message to deliver: “Jesus Loves You!”  Speaking from John 8 on the story of Jesus and the woman caught in adultery, Pastor Greg emphasizes God’s love and His readiness to forgive. At the same time, we learn about the danger of “religious” living without true heart change. The religious leaders proved to be only self-righteous, and none of them could say they had no sin.  Thus, we all need the forgiveness that comes from true faith in Jesus Christ.  Pastor Greg says, “No matter who you are, no matter what you have done, Jesus loves you. He proved that love for you by dying in your place and paying the price for your sin. Maybe you weren’t loved by your parents. Maybe your father walked out on you when you were just a little child—or your mother even. Maybe you have messed your life up. I am telling you: God can transform you. God can change you. God can forgive you.” To learn more about having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, just go to KnowGod.org. This message was originally given at Harvest SoCal on the evening of August 26, 2016 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.  --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 13, 2021
The Importance of God's Word in the Believer's Life: Memorize Words of Life
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Someone asked “Why can I remember the lyrics from a song from 1964 but I can’t remember why I came into this room?” It’s true. Short term memory is pretty fragile. But those things we learn by repetition stick with us a long time. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie invites us to put that robust, long-term memory of ours to work . . . not with the words of lyrics but with the words of life. We’ll consider the vital part Scripture plays in the life of the healthy believer. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.   Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 12, 2021
The Importance of God's Word in the Believer's Life: Keeping God's Word
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It was our 26th president, the rough rider himself, Teddy Roosevelt, who said “a thorough understanding of the Bible is better than a college education.” A surprising statement from someone who graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the importance of being a student of God’s Word . . . more than that, making it part of the fabric of our lives so it controls what we think, say and do. That’s our goal. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 11, 2021
The Parable of Spiritual Growth: The Best Comes from God
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Everyday, there are hundreds of decisions. The healthy breakfast or the quick one with all the bad stuff in it. Read your on-line Bible or check out your Facebook news feed. Listen to the zany radio station and hope they keep it clean this time, or tune in a good Bible study. Glad you made the choice you did! Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out those decisions can help strengthen our spiritual foundation or erode it. Today, good encouragement about those choices. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 10, 2021
The Parable of Spiritual Growth: Foundation Built on God
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The strength of our future walk with Christ depends in large part to the way we build a strong foundation today. What can we do to reinforce that foundation and stay properly focused? Pastor Greg Laurie answers that question today on A New Beginning as we examine a familiar parable. In these words of Jesus we see a key to growing a faith that’s strong and robust. We’ll see how some succeed in spiritual growth while others fail. We’ll isolate the prescription for success. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 09, 2021
A Crash Course on Prayer: Don't Give Up on Prayer
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It’s said that Abraham Lincoln had an open-door policy for citizens. They could literally come right into the While House and talk with him. My how things have changed. Today, VIPs are universally unreachable . . . with one notable exception. Our God not only allows us to come to Him, He invites us, in fact He urges us. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us take full advantage of the open door we call prayer. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 08, 2021
Sunday Message: What if Jesus Sent You an Email?
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The Book of Revelation doesn’t just have a lot to say about the future. It speaks accurately to the present as well. In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us exactly what Jesus knows about you and what He has to say to you, personally. Listen in for some encouraging truth from Revelation: A Book of Promises.  Notes We learn about the future to motivate us to live right in the present. They speak to us practically. They speak to us prophetically. They speak to us personally. The Church has many critics, but no equals. The Lord always knows what’s going on in His churches and with His people. As followers of Jesus we should be busy and about our Father’s business. As followers of Jesus we need to hang in there through thick and thin. We need to be more discerning as Christians. It’s not that they lost their first love, they left it. “You have left your first love.” —Revelation 2:4 Their devotion had turned to duty. Remember Repent Repeat “Be faithful until death, and I will give you the Crown of Life.” —Revelation 2:10 Different crowns promised in the Bible: The Crown of Rejoicing The Crown of Righteousness  The Crown of Life  If you have trusted Christ, you do not have to fear the second death (Revelation 2:11). “She that lives for pleasure is dead while she is living.” —1 Timothy 5:6 For those who have trusted Christ, the best is yet to come! Scriptures Referenced Ecclesiastes 3:15 Matthew 6:3–4 Psalm 85:6 1 John 4:1 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 07, 2021
Greg and Cathe Laurie Talk About Celebrating 47 Years of Marriage
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In this special episode, Pastor Greg Laurie joins his wife, Cathe, to discuss their 47 years of marriage. They recount the fascinating circumstances of how they met and give advice for couples who are struggling in their marriage. Greg emphasizes the importance of overcoming and settling conflict in peaceful ways, owning your mistakes and offering forgiveness. As Cathe says, marriage is "two sinners, and a wonderful God." To watch the video of their conversation, tune into Harvest at Home at harvest.org/live. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 06, 2021
A Crash Course on Prayer: Pray About Everything
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Someone has said worry is the advanced interest you pay on troubles that seldom come. An old Swedish proverb says worry gives a small thing a big shadow. What shadow is looming over you right now? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie continues a series called Faith 101: A Crash Course on the Christian Life. We’ll tackle the problem of worry and anxiety. Pastor Greg points out that the Lord has given us a very powerful tool to help us put our worries to rest. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 05, 2021
A Crash Course on Evangelism & Discipleship: The Gospel Is for Everyone
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About 30 million real Christmas trees decorated homes this past Christmas. And about 30 million Christmas trees became kindling not long after the holiday. There’s a spiritual parallel. Today, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how to keep our faith from drying out. We’ll learn to keep it re-kindled by sharing the hope we have with others. Glad you’re along for A New Beginning as Pastor Greg brings us some practical pointers on effective evangelism. It’s a good opportunity to take notes. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 04, 2021
A Crash Course on Evangelism & Discipleship: The Great Commission
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Pastor Greg Laurie has the opportunity to share the gospel with countless people each year. He does so through Harvest at Home, through his evangelistic outreaches and right here on A New Beginning. Last year alone, more than 150,000 people made decisions for Christ. So he must have the secret formula for successful evangelism, right? He’d be the first to say there is no secret formula. But there are some practical pointers, and he explains them today. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 03, 2021
Faith 101: The Spiritual Battle
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If there’s a war raging, and someone mistakenly stumbles into the middle of it, the warriors don’t suddenly stop and say, ‘Hey, wait a minute, fellas, this guy isn’t part of it. Let’s wait ‘til he gets outta the way.’ No, people who stumble into battle unaware often get caught in the crossfire. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie wants to make sure that doesn’t happen to us. He points out that we’re surrounded by spiritual warfare, and we need to be prepared to fight, and fight victoriously. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 02, 2021
Faith 101: Growing in Our Faith
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A pilot said, “the basics of aviation are really quite simple. You push the control stick forward and the houses get real big; you pull it back and the houses get real small.” But imagine if a pilot did lose track of the basics – can’t remember what those switches do, or even why they’re important. Well today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us with a refresher course on the basics of the Christian faith. It’s a good reminder of the fundamentals that’ll keep us from crashing and burning. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 01, 2021
Sunday Message: Your Password to Unlocking Revelation
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In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie embarks on a brand-new series titled, Revelation: A Book of Promises. The Book of Revelation is full of promises, warnings, instructions, and a vivid picture of the glory that awaits all believers. There's a blessing promised to the person who reads, hears, and keeps the words of this book. Listen in and experience the blessing! Notes The word revelation means, “unveiling.” God does not give us Bible prophecy to scare us, but to prepare us. The primary objective of Revelation is not to reveal Antichrist, but Jesus Christ. The essence of prophecy is to give a clear witness for Jesus (Revelation 19:10). Bible prophecy is not given to inflate our brains, but to enlarge our hearts. Revelation is the only book of the Bible with a “built-in” blessing attached. Three prerequisites necessary to receive the promised blessing: Read it for yourself. Hear the words of the prophecy. Keep the things which are written in it. We learn about the future to motivate us to live right in the present. Studying the Book of Revelation unlocks the mystery of history. Studying the Book of Revelation brings sense to our suffering. “He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever” (Revelation 21:4). God wants us to understand Bible prophecy. “Whatever exists today and whatever will exist in the future has already existed in the past. For God calls each event back in its turn” (Ecclesiastes 3:15). Revelation reveals the events of the Last Days are closely linked together. Revelation is from Jesus Christ revealing Himself to us. Jesus always tells the truth about us and the future, but He speaks that truth in love! Not only are you loved, but as a Christian, you are cleansed from your sins. When Christ returns all the world will know.  Revelation gives us the only actual description of Jesus in the Bible.  The Book of Revelation tells us not to be afraid!  When you fear God, you fear nothing else; whereas, if you do not fear God, you fear everything else. Scriptures Referenced Romans 13:11–12 2 Peter 3:11  1 John 3:3 Daniel 12:4 Matthew 24:30 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 31, 2021
Being Awake and Alert for the Lord's Return
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In this short exhortation from Pastor Greg Laurie, we learn how to await the coming of Jesus Christ by being awake and alert to his coming. Pastor Greg looks at the full meaning behind Paul's words in 1 Thessalonians 5:6 when he says, "So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober."  Rather than being distracted, lethargic, or even intoxicated, we are encouraged to live sober, expectant lives filled with the Holy Spirit.  Discover how studying Bible prophecy can change your life by joining us for Pastor Greg's brand-new series, Revelation: A Book of Promises. Just go to harvest.org/live. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 30, 2021
Hope for Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones: It’s Okay to Ask Questions
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Much of life is bittersweet. There are good times, there are bad times. It’s only during the bad times that we ask why. But the Lord wants to walk beside us through it all. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie draws from his own bittersweet experiences to bring us fresh perspective on the faithfulness and compassion of the Lord. We’ll see it’s okay to bring our hurts and questions to God. But it’s also okay to leave the perplexing, vexing uncertainties in His hands. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 29, 2021
Hope for Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones: Hope that Comes from God
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The old pop song by Bill Withers called “Lean on Me” talked about the value of leaning on a friend when we’re weak. Today, we’ll see that’s God’s message to us. When our lives have been shredded by circumstances beyond our control – or even circumstances brought on by our own mistakes – God is our refuge. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out, after his son suddenly went to heaven, God’s compassion was reconfirmed – and he shares that reassurance today. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 28, 2021
Hope for Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones: A Hopeful Perspective for Loss
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“I couldn’t believe this was happening. It’s not possible. It’s like time just stops.” Pastor Greg Laurie recounts hearing the news that his son was gone. “I actually thought, if a person could die from hearing words, I could have died from what I had just heard. I lost my appetite, I couldn’t sleep, I went into an immediate state of shock, I collapsed on the floor, I could not stand. And I just cried out to God.” Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg shares from his family’s very personal experience. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 27, 2021
Best of 2020: The World Changer at the End of the World Part 2: Prepared for His Return
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Imagine sitting in the driver’s seat of your parked car. And you start disassembling your steering wheel. You loosen the nut that holds your steering wheel in place. Now, the steering wheel is barely connected to your front wheels. Are you willing to hit the open highway without that control? Only if you like ditches. Today on A New Beginning, in one of the year’s most requested messages, Pastor Greg Laurie points out some people choose to do that with their very lives . . . and wind up in some kind of ditch. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 26, 2021
Best of 2020: The World Changer at the End of the World Part 2: Finish the Race Well
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Funambulism is the skill of walking the tightrope . . . the high wire. And performers face mortal danger . . . it’s a long way down. The last thing they want (literally) is to make it only half way across the high wire. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out it’s even more important to finish the race of life well. There’s mortal danger, there’s uncertainty and breathless moments. But thankfully, when we fall, the Lord is there to catch us and restore us. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 25, 2021
Sunday Message: What the Resurrection of Jesus Means to You
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When the disciples saw their Lord crucified on the cross, their hopes and dreams were dashed. But where they saw an ending, God brought a new beginning. In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie explores the defining event of our faith. Find out “What the Resurrection of Jesus Means to You” in this message. It’s the finale of our series, The Gospel for Busy People. Notes The cross was Jesus’ goal and destination from the very beginning; and it happened exactly as Jesus had predicted. The crucifixion and resurrection were God’s well thought out plan. God takes our endings and turns them into new beginnings. Read: Mark 16:1–8 “So they went out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy.” —Matthew 28:8 If Jesus were not God, He would have never allowed worship. Read: John 20:11–17 Jesus made many post-resurrection appearances.  1. The resurrection of Jesus assures me that I am accepted by God.  There is no forgiveness from balancing records, but from canceling them. 2. The resurrection of Jesus assures me that I have all the power I need to live the Christian life. 3. The resurrection of Jesus assures me that I too will live forever in Heaven. The tomb is not an entrance to death, but to life! The moment we take our last breath on Earth, we take our first breath in Heaven. 4. The resurrection of Jesus assures me that I will receive a new body just like His. You will still be you in Heaven. 5. Because of Jesus’ resurrection, we will have resurrected relationships. Because Jesus died and rose there are many blessings that have come. 6. Because Jesus died and rose from the dead, we need to tell others.  The Great Commission   These words are a command. These words were not directed merely to the original twelve disciples.  They are for every follower and disciple of Jesus Christ. Scriptures Referenced Matthew 28: 8–9 Acts 1:3 Romans 4:25 Romans 8:11–12 1 Corinthians 15:54–55 1 Corinthians 15:20–22 Colossians 3:4 1 Thessalonians 4:14–18 1 Corinthians 15:51–52 Matthew 28:19–20 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 24, 2021
Our Blessed Hope: Greg Laurie and Don Stewart Answer Questions About the Rapture
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In this episode, we revisit a fascinating conversation with Pastor Greg Laurie and Bible scholar Don Stewart. They look at the topic of the rapture and answer some questions many people have about this prophetic event.  In addition to answering objections and evaluating different views of this event, they underscore the importance of biblical prophecy in the lives of believers. Pastor Greg says, "Scripture says he that has this hope purifies himself, even as He is pure. It has a purifying effect when you know Christ can come back. I think when you are walking with God, you love it." Don Stewart is an internationally recognized Christian apologist and speaker. He graduated cum laude from Talbot Theological Seminary and the International Seminar in Theology and Law in Strasbourg, France, as well as from Biola University. Don is also a best-selling and award-winning author/co-author of over seventy books. Learn more at educatingourworld.com. If you would like to know more about having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, just go to KnowGod.org. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 23, 2021
Best of 2020: The World Changer at the End of the World Part 1: God of All Comfort
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The world has been going through a hailstorm of crisis and calamity . . . sickness, death, economic upheaval, uncertainty about the future. Hope may seem in short supply. But today on A New Beginning, we’ll see it’s only in short supply if we’re going to the wrong supplier. Pastor Greg Laurie introduces us to a man who faced an epic challenge but depended on God’s provision to see him through. We’ll learn to follow in his footsteps as Pastor Greg introduces this Last Days believer. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 22, 2021
Best of 2020: The World Changer at the End of the World Part 1: True Rebels
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Scripture warns us that wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction. Lots of folks going that way. It’s the way that “seems right to a man, but it's end is the way of death.” Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us an alternative. He helps us through the narrow gate. It won’t make us popular or politically correct. But better to live in a way that’s pleasing to God, even if it displeases people, rather than the other way around. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.   Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 21, 2021
Best of 2020: Why Does God Allow Trials in the Life of the Believer?: To Comfort Others
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School kids love to whisper something to someone and say “pass it on.” Remember doing that? But today’s insight is worth passing on in more than a whisper. Today, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that God sees our trials, God reaches out to com fort us in our trials, and then He wants us to reach out with that same comfort to someone else who’s suffering. It’s a lesson on how we can be the hands and feet of God to those around us - one of the most requested studies of the year today A New Beginning. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 20, 2021
Best of 2020: Why Does God Allow Trials in the Life of the Believer?: Opportunity
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The song says if we never had a problem, we’d never know God can solve them. And if we never let God solve our problems, how will our friends know God can solve their problems? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out our trials are an opportunity to put our faith to work and to put our faith on display. It’s good insight from one of the top ten most requested messages of the past year. If you’re going through a tough time today, there’s good encouragement straight ahead. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 19, 2021
Best of 2020: Why Does God Allow Trials in the Life of the Believer?: The Benefits
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Why do believers face trials? If we’re God’s children and He has infinite power, why doesn’t He use that power to spare us? So many have asked that question. It’s easy to ask . . . it’s not so easy to find a satisfying answer. That’s why we’re so glad you’ve joined us for today’s edition of A New Beginning. Pastor Greg Laurie tackles that question head on. You’ll get some solid, straightforward biblical insight on trials today from one of the past year’s most requested studies. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 18, 2021
Sunday Message: What the Death of Jesus Means to You
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Why did Jesus have to suffer and die? The cross was not a mistake in God’s plan. It was the plan all along—to save us. In this Sunday message, Pastor Greg Laurie preaches on one of the most important subjects in all the Bible: the death of Jesus. From Mark 15, it’s the latest message in our series, The Gospel for Busy People. Notes We need to go out into the world and preach the gospel. Not through politics, but through prayer and preaching, we will turn our world upside down in the same way. Why did God suffer? Because He loved and He loves. Jesus took the curse, so we don’t have to. Jesus was dying on someone else’s cross. Jesus was dying for Barabbas, and all sinners everywhere! They were there against their will. Jesus was there because He willingly went. The seven statements of Jesus on the cross: “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.” “Today you will be with me in paradise.” “Woman, behold your son.” “Son, behold your mother.” “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” “I thirst!” “It is finished!” “Into Your hands I commit my spirit.” Jesus could have saved Himself. No man has ever experienced loneliness and isolation as Jesus did at this point. At the cross, even God the Father turned away His face from God the Son. Jesus was forsaken so we don’t have to be. Jesus was forsaken of God that we might be forgiven. God was the “Master of Ceremonies” at the cross. For all the evil of the crucifixion, it brought about an infinite good. Scriptures Referenced Isaiah 53:3–5 Hebrews 2:17–18 Galatians 3:13 Matthew 26:53 Luke 23:40 Isaiah 53:4–5 Isaiah 53:10 Romans 8:32 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 17, 2021
What Do You Live For?: Classic Crusade from Philadelphia, PA
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In this classic crusade message, Pastor Greg Laurie poses a pointed question to his audience: "What Do You Life For?" Pastor Greg declares, "It is our short time on earth—it is here that we determine where we will spend eternity." With a steady look at the apostle Paul's words in Philippians 1, this message challenges us to look to Heaven not only as our destination but our motivation and hope.  If you would like to know more about a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, just go to KnowGod.org. This message was originally given at the Wachovia Center (now Wells Fargo Center) in Philadelphia, PA on October 3, 2008. The theme for this event was "Down-to-Earth Talk About Heaven."  Greg Laurie has been the main speaker of the Harvest Crusades since their inception in 1990. In 2020, our very first "cinematic crusade," A Rush of Hope, had over four million viewers and saw over 20,000 people make professions of faith. You can now own a DVD copy of this digital outreach by going to harvest.org/donate.  --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 16, 2021
Best of 2020: God's Plan for Sex & Marriage: The Problem with Selfishness
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It’s been said that if marriage doesn’t end your selfishness, selfishness might lead to the end of your marriage. A good marriage is made up of givers and forgivers. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie brings another of his most requested studies of the year with a look at strengthening our marriages. We’ll see marriages that go the distance work on closing the distance between the two spouses through better communication and reorienting priorities. Let’s learn more. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 15, 2021
Best of 2020: God's Plan for Sex & Marriage: Experiencing His Blessing
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Some people may think taking God’s advice on sex is like taking the principal’s advice on how to have a fun day at school. Just a lot of “don’t you dare”s. But today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie reminds us that God created us, and sex was His idea. And we’ll see that, as we follow His guidelines, we’ll find the fulfillment we long for. It’s one in our series of top-ten most requested messages of the past year. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 14, 2021
Best of 2020: God's Plan for Sex & Marriage: Building on the Right Foundation
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Imagine getting a nice, thoughtful birthday present for a good friend of yours. But when he opens it up, he’s more excited about the box the gift came in than the gift itself. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how couples often do that with those things that surround a marriage. We’ll see how to make sure we honor our relationships the way God wants us to. It’s a good reminder today that marriage is a covenant between a husband, a wife, and God Himself. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 13, 2021
Best of 2020: Greg Laurie & Don Stewart on the Hard Questions Nonbelievers Ask: Part 3
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Many of us have “a-ha” moments. Something puzzles us but then—“a-ha”—we discover the answer. We can have a-ha moments thumbing through a dictionary, or a news article . . . we might watch a documentary or a how-to video. But when nonbelievers ask tough questions about the faith, instead of offering them an a-ha moment, they sometimes hand us an “uh-oh” moment. Help is on the way today on A New Beginning from Pastor Greg Laurie and Bible scholar Don Stewart. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 12, 2021
Best of 2020: Greg Laurie & Don Stewart on the Hard Questions Nonbelievers Ask: Part 2
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We’re ambassadors for Christ; we’re the “field representatives” for our faith. As such, we feel a bit of responsibility, and the “what ifs” go through our mind. “What if I can’t explain what I believe—will people wonder if I really believe it? What if they run circles around me with what they learned in some philosophy class?” Maybe you need your own class to get prepared. Well, class is in session today on A New Beginning. Pastor Greg Laurie speaks with author and Christian apologist, Don Stewart. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 11, 2021
Sunday Message: A Second Chance in Life
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We can’t change the past, but as Pastor Greg Laurie shares in this Sunday morning episode, Jesus can take our endings and turn them into new beginnings! Listen in for much-needed encouragement from the life of the apostle Peter in Mark 14. It’s the latest in our series, The Gospel for Busy People.  Notes We see problems, God sees solutions. We see failure, God sees potential. We see an end and God sees a new beginning. God can take our endings and turn them into beginnings. Read: Mark 14:27–31 NLT Every temptation has a way out. “Happy is the person who patiently endures testing and temptation.” —James 1:12 God has built a wall of protection around you! When God allows us to go through fiery trials, He has a purpose. “If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room I would not fear a million enemies. Yet distance makes no difference. He is praying for me.” —Robert Murray M'Cheyne 1. Peter’s first step down was self-confidence. Many men in Scripture fell in the area they were known to be strong in. 2. Peter’s second step down was a result of prayerlessness. Mark 14:37–40 Prayerlessness can be as much a sin as breaking a commandment.   3. Peter fell because he trusted human efforts instead of God’s power. Mark 14:46–47 4. Peter fell because he was warming himself at the enemy’s fire. Mark 14:66–68 “He went in and sat with the servants to see the end.” —Matthew 26:58 5. Peter’s fifth step down was his denial. Peter’s setback stands as an example of the fact that nobody is above falling into sin. Scriptures 1 Peter 5:8 Luke 22:31–32 1 Corinthians 10:13 Luke 22:32 1 Peter 5:10 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 10, 2021
Soul Surfer: An Interview with Bethany Hamilton
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In this concise 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. Learn more about Bethany Hamilton at https://bethanyhamilton.com/ --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 09, 2021
Best of 2020: Greg Laurie & Don Stewart on the Hard Questions Nonbelievers Ask: Part 1
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Levi Strauss is credited with saying, “An expert knows all the answers—if you ask the right questions.” The trouble is, when a nonbeliever is throwing the questions our way, he may ask a tough one . . . and he’ll find out an “expert” we’re not. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie invites his friend and Bible scholar, Don Stewart to join him as they discuss how to address the toughest questions nonbelievers ask. It’s one of this past year’s most requested presentations. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 08, 2021
Best of 2020: Pastor Greg Laurie Then & Now: Getting on Our Level
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Were you around in 1977? Back then, the mini-series “Roots” premiered on TV. A postage stamp was 13 cents, gas was 62 cents. And snow fell in Miami, Florida. In 1977, Pastor Greg Laurie was standing at a pulpit about to preach a message and give his testimony. Today on A New Beginning, we’ll hear that recording. 24-year-old Greg’s voice was a bit higher, but his passion for the gospel was already deep and infectious. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 07, 2021
Best of 2020: Pastor Greg Laurie Then & Now: Making a Deal with God
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Well, we’re glad you’re joining us on a special edition of A New Beginning today. Pastor Greg Laurie is here with me in the studio. And, Pastor Greg, as part of our series of most requested messages of the year, we’re going to be going back into our archives . . . View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 06, 2021
Best of 2020: In Case of Emergency: The Strength Needed to Resist
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Ever try to run up a downward escalator? Sounds silly, but kids try it all the time, just to see if they can. When we try to fight against the lures of temptation on our own strength, we’re running up a downward escalator. The momentum against us is just too much. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us change escalators and embrace the power and provision of God through prayer. When we’re moving in the same direction as the Spirit of God, the journey is much easier. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 05, 2021
Best of 2020: In Case of Emergency: God Is Bigger Than Your Problems
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Are you facing a challenge right now? A trial, a tragedy, a crisis, a loss? God knows what you’re going through. He’s concerned about what you’re going through. And He has the power to get you through. But today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out He wants us to come to Him and ask for His help. Prayer is a vital part of surviving the toughest of challenges life throws our way. Today’s message is from our collection of top-ten most-requested presentations. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 04, 2021
Sunday Message: The Best Choice
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This is the time of year when we evaluate our lives in light of decisions we’ve made. And in this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie reminds us that each and every day we confront one all-important choice. Get perspective on your priorities as we glean from one woman’s extravagant gift to Jesus in a message titled, “The Best Choice.”  It's the latest message in The Gospel for Busy People from Mark 14. Notes Wherever Jesus went, people would throng him. The same people that made Jesus popular soon turned on Him. Every time we read of Mary, she is at the feet of Jesus. Mary chose what was better—and we all have that choice each and every day. When you choose what is better, you make the best choice. Mary understood that Jesus had come to die on the cross. Read: Mark 14:1–9 Mary breaks open this box of very expensive perfume. This was an act of complete devotion and abandon! What is the most valuable physical possession you own? Would you be willing to give it to Jesus? This was never about stuff; it was about his heart. Can people tell you have been with Jesus? What was it that brought this love and sacrifice from Mary? It was Jesus Himself! Mary had a perception no one else seemed to have. Not everyone appreciated Mary’s generosity and sacrifice. “Not that he cared for the poor—he was a thief.” —John 12:6 The ones who often complain the most are the ones who do the least. Judas Iscariot did not care for the poor; all he cared about was himself. Jesus commends Mary as an example to us. Mary did what she could because she understood that Jesus would do what He did. Mary did what she could . . . we must do what we can. You can’t do everything, but you can do something. One day, it will be our last day. “The meaning of life is a life with meaning . . . in Christ.” —Jim Scripture Matthew 13:2 Luke 12:1 Acts 4:13 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 03, 2021
How to Bring Glory to God in the New Year
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In this special episode, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us discover the meaning and the purpose of our lives—to bring glory to God. As we enter this new year, what should be the outlook of every Christian? Pastor Greg encourages us to take a heavenly perspective on our lives and warns us against three things that can keep us "earthbound" this year.  Want to learn more about the meaning of your life? Do you want to have a personal relationship with God? Just go to KnowGod.org. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 02, 2021
Best of 2020: In Case of Emergency: Access to the Creator of the Universe
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Because of the pandemic of robocalls we all get, if an unfamiliar number pops up on the phone, many people just don’t answer. Who wants those calls? Do we feel like we’re an unfamiliar number popping up God’s phone when we call on Him in prayer? Do we wonder if He’ll pick up the phone? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that God not only answers the phone, He answers our requests. We’re not an unfamiliar number, not at all. We’re family. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.     Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 01, 2021
Best of 2020: God's Answer to Fear, Worry, & Anxiety: Let God Take Over
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Problems often bring worry and fear. And fear and worry make it difficult to solve problems. And that causes more fear and worry. Many of us have been caught in a downward spiral like that—especially this year. But today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us learn how to end that whirlwind. As he launches our series of best-of messages of 2020, we’ll go to Scripture for “God’s Answer to Fear, Worry & Anxiety.” Help is on the way for your challenges. Your year-end gifts help us reach the world and bring people to Jesus Christ with the hope of the gospel message. Just go to harvest.org/donate. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 31, 2020
Best of 2020: God's Answer to Fear, Worry, & Anxiety: Look to Christ Not Our Crisis
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As the sun sets on 2020, we’re all hoping next year is a lot brighter. For some, it’s hard to imagine it getting much darker. But no matter how promising 2021 is, we’ll all still encounter challenges. But in the midst of those challenges, Jesus will walk right beside us. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie launches a collection of most- requested messages from the past year. And to kick-off this series – he offers “God’s Answer to Fear, Worry & Anxiety.” Your year-end gifts help us reach the world and bring people to Jesus Christ with the hope of the gospel message. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 30, 2020
The God Who Suffers: Giving His Life for Our Sins
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As Jesus hung from the cross at Calvary, in excruciating pain, it took great effort to speak even a single word. It took great effort even to breathe. And yet he uttered seven final statements, each word carefully chosen, each thought embedded with deep insight. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us examine those final words, and we’ll see they have tremendous meaning for how we live our lives today. It’s a message called The God Who Suffers. Your year-end gifts help us reach the world and bring people to Jesus Christ with the hope of the gospel message. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 29, 2020
The God Who Suffers: How Far God Will Go for Man’s Salvation
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In our culture, VIPs get special treatment. Government officials fly around in special planes and drive around in motorcades. Corporate leaders have high rise offices and mansions in the nice part of town. So what a paradigm shift it is that God’s Son would live a humble life, and die a painful death – for all for us. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how each detail was carefully chosen long ago by our Heavenly Father. And today we’ll find out why. Your year-end gifts help us reach the world and bring people to Jesus Christ with the hope of the gospel message. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 28, 2020
Encore Episode: There's a Better World Coming!
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In this Sunday morning episode, we revisit a hope-filled message from Pastor Greg Laurie titled, “There’s a Better World Coming!” Don’t we need a better world right now? Happily, the Bible tells us all about it.  Pastor Greg lists seven distinct things that every Christian can look forward to when God makes all things new! There will finally be world peace. There will be joy and happiness and no more disabilities. People will live super long lives. The animal kingdom will be subdued. There will be universal justice and righteousness. The curse that came upon the world because of sin will be lifted. Holiness will prevail. --- Your year-end gifts help us reach the world and bring people to Jesus Christ with the hope of the gospel message. Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 27, 2020
Waiting for Christmas Part 2: Anticipation for His Second Coming
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We’re so happy you’re taking a few moments to celebrate Christmas with us today here on A New Beginning. On behalf of Pastor Greg Laurie and all the team here at the ministry, we want to wish you a Merry Christmas! There’s such a heightened sense of anticipation for this holiday . . . for kids, especially. But for all of us, there should be a heightened sense of anticipation for Jesus’ SECOND coming, as well. And as Pastor Greg takes us back to the very first Christmas, we’ll get some insight on that. Glad you’re along. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 25, 2020
Waiting for Christmas Part 1: A Deep Yearning
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“''Twas the night before Christmas.” The poem says not a creature was stirring. That may have been the case in 1823 . . . but in 2020, Christmas Eve is probably a cauldron of last-minute projects, family tensions and frayed nerves. Not exactly the way it’s described on Christmas cards. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how to pause for a moment and refresh ourselves with another perspective. It’s a message from last year’s Christmas Eve service at his home church. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 24, 2020
A Messed Up Family Tree Part 2: Unsung Hero of the Christmas Story
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Not everyone in the Christmas story gets equal billing. Of course, there’s the Christ child, and Mary, and the Shepherds. There’s the Wise Men, evil King Herod, and the innkeeper. But oftentimes, Joseph, who was betrothed to Mary, is barely mentioned. But a key decision he made put everything in motion in bringing God incarnate to earth. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see how Joseph, and other often-overlooked family members, figure in to God’s plan. During this season, your year-end gifts help us reach the world and bring people to Jesus Christ with the hope of the gospel message. --- View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 23, 2020
A Messed Up Family Tree Part 1: God’s Love in Action
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Christmas cards are often full of warm, fuzzy thoughts that make us say, “Awww.” But the first Christmas wasn’t warm and fuzzy. It was cold and inhospitable. And Jesus didn’t come to inspire heart-warming cards, He came to save lives. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie has some surprising facts you may not know about the Christmas story. We’ll see the perfect Savior, dwelled in the midst of earth’s imperfection, and accomplished His mission. During this season, your year-end gifts help us reach the world and bring people to Jesus Christ with the hope of the gospel message. --- View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 22, 2020
The Real Message of Christmas: Supernatural Peace that Transcends Circumstances
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Just a few more days left in this tumultuous year. How many of us have wished there was a fast-forward button on the calendar? But there’s a treatment for the anxiety we’ve all been feeling, especially here at Christmastime. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that the antidote for holiday stress is actually built-in to the reason for the holiday. We’ll see the real meaning of Christmas offers hope for the next few days, and it offers hope for all of eternity. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 21, 2020
Sunday Message: A Hopeful Christmas
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When Christ came to this world as a baby, He took on titles such as “Wonderful” and “Counselor.” As Pastor Greg Laurie helps us discover in this special Christmas message from Isaiah 9, these roles mean hope to a hopeless world. Listen in and discover how to have “A Hopeful Christmas.” Notes Christmas is not about presents under a tree, it’s about His presence in your life. Christmas is about God undoing loneliness. Read: Isaiah 9:6 The birth of Jesus was not His beginning. His name is Wonderful: that takes care of the dullness of life. There is nothing this world offers that will satisfy a person who was created to know God. His name is Counselor: that takes care of the decisions of life. His name is Mighty God: that takes care of the demands of life. Jesus became one of us without ceasing to be Himself. His name is Everlasting Father: that takes care of the future of life. His name is Prince of Peace: that takes care of the disturbances of life. “And the government shall be upon His shoulders.” —Isaiah 9:6 Before taking the government upon His shoulders, Jesus would first take the cross upon His shoulders. Red is the color of Christmas. Red is the color of Christmas because that is the color of the blood of Jesus Christ that was shed for the sin of the world. Scriptures Referenced Luke 1:78–79 Psalm 73:24 --- This year-end, support the work of evangelism through Harvest Ministries by going to harvest.org/donate. Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 20, 2020
The True Power of the Christmas Story (featuring Cathe Laurie)
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In this episode, Pastor Greg Laurie takes an extended look at the account of the very first Christmas as recorded in Luke 2. With the help of Cathe Laurie, who takes part in reading the Christmas story, Pastor Greg underscores the true power and beauty in the circumstances of Christ's birth.  He concludes, “The shadow of the cross lay over the beauty of the first Christmas night. . . . And that is why red is the color of Christmas. Not because Santa wears red, or because sometimes we wrap our gifts in red. Red is the color of Christmas because red is the color of the blood that Jesus shed for us on the cross.” If you would like to learn more about a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, just go to KnowGod.org. --- This year-end, support the work of evangelism through Harvest Ministries by going to harvest.org/donate. Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 19, 2020
Home for Christmas: Make Room for Jesus in Our Hearts
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“Make yourself at home.” It’s something we often say to guests. “Hey, make yourself at home.” And their presence in our homes brings us certain blessings and benefits. Well today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that, when Jesus makes Himself at home in our hearts, we’ll notice. We’ll see what kind of difference it makes in how we live our lives for the Lord. It’s the first message in a series of presentations for the Christmas holidays. It’ll help us focus where we should. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 18, 2020
The Power of One Part 2: Real Impact for the Kingdom
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People who attend class reunions are often surprised. Sometimes, the more popular people way back when have lost that prominence . . . and the prominent people today were the wallflowers years ago. And that’s not really random or accidental. It has to do with the choices they made. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us how the choices we make in how we serve God will affect the here and now, and will likely affect the hereafter as well. We’ll learn to chose well. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 17, 2020
The Power of One Part 1: God Uses Individuals to Accomplish Great Things
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Throughout the Bible, we see stories of God using individuals to accomplish great things: Noah, Abraham, David, Solomon. Sometimes there’s strength in numbers, but other times there’s supernatural strength in a humble man or woman saying yes to God. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us open ourselves to being used by God by looking to the example of Moses. It’s an inspiring presentation from Pastor Greg’s series Water–Fire–Stone. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 16, 2020
A Conversation with Eric Metaxas & Greg Laurie: Biblical Perspective on Slavery and Racism
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History records many dark times of human suffering and tragedy. But God’s people have always brought light into the darkness. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie is with radio and TV host, Eric Metaxas as they discuss just what part the Church has played in combating racism, bigotry, and slavery. And we’ll discover that the spiritual moorings of America can be traced back to a certain preacher who planted the seeds of the gospel that allowed our republic to be born. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 15, 2020
On the Outside Looking In: Hope Beyond Our Failures and Regrets
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Ever had a stain appear on an article of clothing? Maybe you try to wipe it clean. Maybe you try vinegar and baking soda . . . or one of the “revolutionary” new products from the store. Or, you take it to the cleaners . . . but you get it back and it’s still there! Sometimes our lives have stains like that . . . and the embarrassment never goes away. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to a reassuring story in God’s Word. We’ll see the Lord can treat the stains of our lives. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg's weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 14, 2020
Special Christmas Message: Don’t Be Afraid!
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In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie delivers an encouraging message, just in time for the season. With so many issues striking fear in our hearts, we need the message of Christmas more than ever. And in “Don’t Be Afraid!” Pastor Greg offers us biblical reassurance from the Christmas story and gives us reason to take joy in Christ’s coming! Notes Shepherds were despised and mistrusted. Read: Luke 2:8–16 The message of Christmas is, “Fear not and have joy!” History would swing on the hinge of a door of a stable in Bethlehem. It’s a big event in Heaven when someone comes to Christ. Christmas is for everyone! Jesus Christ is for everyone! Everyone needs Jesus. We don’t have to be afraid because Jesus has come! Scriptures Referenced 1 Corinthians 1:27–31 MSG Luke 2:17–20 --- This year-end, support the work of evangelism through Harvest Ministries by going to harvest.org/donate. Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 13, 2020
Christmas at the Graham House: An Interview with Franklin Graham
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In a special episode, we revisit a conversation between Greg Laurie and Franklin Graham. The two discuss the legacy of Billy Graham, and Franklin reminisces about Christmas traditions in the Graham household.  Franklin also describes his start at the far-reaching ministry, Samaritan’s Purse, and shares stories of impact through their initiative, Operation Christmas Child.  Watch the video of this full interview here. Franklin Graham has devoted his life to meeting the needs of people around the world and proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The eldest son of Billy and Ruth Bell Graham, he serves as President and CEO of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Learn more about Samaritan’s Purse at SamaritansPurse.org. --- This year-end, support the work of evangelism through Harvest Ministries by going to harvest.org/donate. Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 12, 2020
On the Outside Looking In: When Anger Gets the Best of Us
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The Bible tells us that believers are ambassadors, or representatives of Christ. Each of us is a walking, talking billboard for the Lord. What does your billboard say? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie continues his series Water–Fire–Stone. . . an inspiring look at the life of Moses. Today, we’ll see how Moses actually demonstrated how NOT to behave as one of God’s children. We’ll see what happens when angers gets the best of us. Good insight is coming up. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 11, 2020
It's All How You Look at Things: How God Intervenes
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Sometimes, problems seem to come our way in droves. When it rains, it pours. Ever been at the end of your rope? Someone has said, "When you get to the end of yourself, you get to the beginning of God." And the Bible is replete with accounts of God stepping in at the right place, at the right time, for just the right reason. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us how God specializes in putting His providence and His faithfulness on display. We’ll see a case in point today. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 10, 2020
It's All How You Look at Things: Seeing from God's Perspective
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When you’re driving clear across the country, you might encounter the Rocky Mountains. A huge mountain range. Pikes Peak alone jets up more than 14,000 feet into the sky. But when you fly over those mountains on an airliner, it kinda looks like the same ground you saw an hour ago but with more . . . texture. So it is with differing perspectives. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us God's reassuring perspective on our "mountain-sized" problems. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 09, 2020
A Blessing for You: The Verse You Need to Know
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There are some passages in the Bible that sound poetic and inspiring. The kind of thought you might see on social media or even crocheted on a throw pillow. But if you look below the surface, you can often find a treasure trove of rich insight to sink your spiritual teeth into. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie looks at a familiar verse, an inspiring verse, but one that reveals six truths about God every believer needs to know. Glad you're along for today's study. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 08, 2020
A Blessing for You: What We Need the Most
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Has anyone ever tried to help you who—candidly—wasn’t much help at all? Maybe a child showed up to your plumbing emergency with a smile and her “Little Tikes” plastic, toy crescent wrench. It may have warmed your heart, but you were still ankle deep in water. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that God can bless us when we need Him most, and with just what we need the most. It’s as if He knew all along! Today, we’ll learn how to open ourselves to His blessings. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 07, 2020
Sunday Message: Only Jesus!
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In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie takes us through Mark 9 as we look at the story of the Transfiguration from the disciples’ perspective—as they catch a glimpse of the glory of Jesus. As Pastor Greg explains, the true miracle in this story isn’t what you think it might be, and the lesson of the story is crucial to understand.  “Only Jesus!” is the latest message in our series, The Gospel for Busy People.  Notes Read: Mark 9:1–10  The transfiguration was a significant point in Jesus’ life and ministry.   The Bible teaches there will be a bodily resurrection; our body, our personality, everything we were will live again!   “And they were speaking about his exodus from this world, which was about to be fulfilled in Jerusalem.” —Luke 9:31  “Only Jesus.” It’s Jesus only who can save and keep us.  Friends come and go . . . Jesus comes and stays!  Read: Mark 9:20–24  “Anything is possible if a person believes.” —Mark 9:23  It’s not more mountaintop experiences we need in our Christian life . . . it’s more day to day obedience, walking by faith, not by feeling.  Additional Scriptures Referenced Luke 9:32  --- After an incredible year of ministry, we’re positioned to reach more people than ever in 2021. Would you consider a year-end gift to support evangelism in your world? Just go to harvest.org/donate. Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 06, 2020
When God Allows Suffering: An Interview with Joni Eareckson Tada
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In this special interview, Pastor Greg Laurie speaks with author and speaker Joni Eareckson Tada about God’s sovereignty—and why He permits suffering in this world. What follows is a classic conversation that touches on Christmas, Heaven, and how we can glorify God in our broken bodies. You'll learn about the grace and amazing nature of God, and how He can and does work everything out for good to those who serve Him. This conversation is encouraging for those suffering through hard times or who have a loved one that is going through a difficult trial. Joni shares the words that changed her perspective on everything: “God permits what He hates to accomplish that which He loves.” Joni Eareckson Tada is an esteemed Christian stateswoman and respected global leader in disability advocacy. Although a 1967 diving accident left her a quadriplegic, she emerged from rehabilitation with a determination to help others with similar disabilities. Mrs. Tada serves as CEO of Joni and Friends, a Christian organization which provides programs and services for thousands of special-needs families around the world. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 05, 2020
How to Have Friendship with God: Approaching Him with Boldness
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The Lord never advises us to approach His throne gingerly, with reluctance and uncertainty. Even though He’s “God most high,” Hebrews invites us to “come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points to the example of Moses, who showed us how to approach the Lord with uncommon courage and confidence. We’ll get some practical insight on taking our prayer lives to the next level. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 04, 2020
How to Have Friendship with God: Modeling Moses in Prayer
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Mature believers talk to others about God. And they also talk to God about others. Do you regularly pray for others . . . pray for their needs, pray they might come to the Lord or come closer to the Lord? Our mission statement at A New Beginning is Knowing Him and Making Him Known. And intercessory prayer is a vital instrument in that pursuit. So today, Pastor Greg Laurie continues his series on the life of Moses uncovering the leader’s faithful ministry of intercessory prayer. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 03, 2020
The Heart of the Problem: What Does It Mean to "Covet"?
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At various times, we all come down with a case of the “gimmes.” Gimme this, gimme that. And nearly every advertisement feeds that craving. Whatever they say, what they really mean is, “You want one of these, don’t you?” A new car, a new phone, a new outfit. But today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the biblical reference to coveting goes even beyond the gimmes. “I don’t just want one . . . I want YOURS.” Today, we’ll see it’s addressed in the Ten Commandments. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 02, 2020
The Heart of the Problem: Why We Wander from the Lord
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Children often look like their parents. It could be facial features, the way they move their hands as they speak, or their laugh. And a child will often mimic his parents’ mannerisms. Something about an apple not falling far from a tree. But ever since Eve was handed the fruit one particular tree, Satan has been lying to us . . . and many now mimic his behavior. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us chart a course for our behavior from the Lord’s Ten Commandments. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. On this Giving Tuesday, would you consider supporting this podcast? When you give to Harvest Ministries, you give through us as we reach people with the hope of the gospel. Just go to harvest.org/donate. One podcast listener wrote to us: After being saved 3 years ago, [I was] always falling back into my old sinful ways—till this past month when I came across your podcast. It has helped change my life in so many ways. I would never be able to put it in words how thankful I am for your ministry and what God has done for me through you. Your support changes lives! --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 01, 2020
From Hopelessness to Happiness: Keeping Your Focus on the Lord
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What things are most important in our lives? Our computers probably know . . . our smartphones have a good idea. Or certainly our checkbook or our charge card. What captures our attention, what steals our thoughts? What is it that’s always near the top of our minds? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that idols are anything or anyone that takes our focus off of God. And we’ll see the Lord recognizes the danger and mentions it in His Ten Commandments. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. If you've been impacted by this podcast, we hope you'll consider Harvest Ministries this Giving Tuesday. Help us bring hope through the gospel by going to harvest.org/donate. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism.  Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 30, 2020
Sunday Message: Lost in Translation
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In this Sunday morning message, titled “Lost in Translation,” Pastor Greg Laurie looks at the most important question we can answer—a question that Jesus asked His disciples: “Who do you say that I am?” From Mark 8, we’ll come to understand who Jesus is, why He came to Earth, and how we ought to live out these truths.  It’s the latest message in our series, The Gospel for Busy People. Notes Jesus’ disciples did not understand why He came and what His purpose was. Before there would be a crown, there would be a cross. Read: Mark 8:27–30 Everyone will say, “Jesus is Lord!” (Philippians 2:10–11) Caesarea Philippi was named after the Greek god Pan. In a place of paganism and false belief, Jesus asks them to make a stand. “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” (Matthew 16:13) “You are the Messiah!” (Mark 8:30) Jesus was not a mere man. The birth of Jesus Christ is the most momentous event that has ever occurred.  Read: Mark 8:31–33 “Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him.” (Mark 8:32) Satan was trying to divert Jesus from the cross.  Read: Mark 8:34–38 To deny means, “to say no to.” Following Jesus is long obedience in the same direction. Selfish people are unhappy and selfless people are happy. Other Scriptures Referenced Matthew 16:17–18 Revelation 13:8 Matthew 16:25 2 Timothy 3:1–2 Galatians 2:20 Mark 8:35 --- This Giving Tuesday, would you consider supporting the work of evangelism through Harvest Ministries? Just go to harvest.org/donate. Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 29, 2020
Classic Crusade Message: God in Pursuit
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In this episode, we revisit a message from Pastor Greg Laurie titled, "God in Pursuit." Preaching from the story of the prophet Jonah, Pastor Greg describes how God pursues us in order to have a relationship with us.  Sometimes we run from God, not understanding that He is looking out for our own good. Are you not convinced of God's lovingkindness and offer of forgiveness of sins to you? Pastor Greg says, "Jesus Christ came to pay a debt He did not owe because we owed a debt we could not pay. And if you'll believe in Him and turn from your sin, you can be forgiven." Learn more about a personal relationship with Jesus Christ by going to KnowGod.org. This message was originally delivered at the SoCal Harvest in Anaheim, California on Sunday night, August 25, 2013.  Since 1990, more than 9.8 million people have participated in Harvest Crusades events in person or online around the United States. Through A Rush of Hope, our first-ever cinematic crusade, an additional 2 million people have heard the clear gospel message in 2020. Learn how to receive your own copy of A Rush of Hope on DVD by going to harvest.org/donate. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 28, 2020
From Hopelessness to Happiness: How God's Directions Get Us There
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If we thought about it, many of us could name our 10 favorite movies . . . our 10 favorite actors . . . our 10 favorite songs . . . our 10 favorite meals. But what about God’s top 10 instructions, carved on stone tablets and hand-delivered to Moses on Mt. Sinai? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us dig in to those instructions as we return to his series called Water–Fire–Stone . . . an enlightening study of the life of Moses. Good encouragement coming our way today. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 27, 2020
How to Have a Happy Thanksgiving: Getting Back to Today's Priorities
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Just six years after Abe Lincoln declared the first fixed national Thanksgiving holiday in 1863, football became a permanent part of the holiday. Today, in many homes, there’s a turkey in the oven, a flying pigskin on the tube, and a lot of expectation surrounding both. But how much of the day really focuses on the giving of thanks? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us recognize the importance of expressing gratitude to God with conviction and sincerity. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 26, 2020
How to Have a Happy Thanksgiving: Gratitude in Challenging Times
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Some may find a day of thanksgiving more challenging this year. It’s been a year of trial and tension. It’s been one of uncertainty and unease. Some have suffered loss—great loss. But today, we’ll learn that thanksgiving springs from an attitude of obedience, it’s a choice to have a thankful attitude even in less than ideal circumstances. Glad you’re along for A New Beginning today as Pastor Greg Laurie helps us exercise our gratitude muscles, given all the Lord has done for us. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 25, 2020
America, This Is Your Wake-Up Call: What God Asks of Us
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Many of us know someone who can sleep through anything . . . a storm, an earthquake, a siren, an alarm. Sometimes you have to go give them a shake to pry them loose from their slumber. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that it seems the church will sometimes sleep through anything. Oh, we may be aware of the pandemic, the unrest and all the rest, but God wants us to stand up and speak out with God’s antidote for the ills our country is facing. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 24, 2020
America, This Is Your Wake-Up Call: God's Plan for Spiritual Transformation
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God has limitless power. He’s omnipotent. But He often calls on His ever-so-limited children to help Him accomplish His kingdom agenda. We’re limited not only in our abilities, but also in our willingness. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us embrace God’s plan for the spiritual transformation of our culture. And he shows us that God empowers those He directs. If He sends us to do a job, He gives us the tools to get it done. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 23, 2020
Sunday Message: Amazing Faith!
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If you’re praying for something, and you haven’t received an answer, don’t give up! In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie shares the story of someone whose persistence in faith made the difference. Listen in for some dynamic teaching on “Amazing Faith!” It’s the latest message in our Sunday series, The Gospel for Busy People. Notes There is no safer place to put your faith than in God. Faith is belief plus action. Faith does things. We are saved by faith. Faith can make the difference between something happening and not happening. Read: Mark 7:24–30 This woman had an unexpected and amazing faith. As parents, we have a direct influence on our children. It’s easier to build a child than repair an adult. “Be He answered her not a word.” —Matthew 15:23 Your prayer may not be answered because a spiritual battle is raging you know nothing about. Your prayer may not be answered because there is unconfessed sin in your life. God cannot forgive the sin you will not confess. Idols in our hearts cause God to refuse to listen to our prayers. An idol is anyone or anything that takes the place of God in our lives. Your prayer may not be answered quite yet because God wants you to keep praying. Never give up in your prayers! Faith is often found in the most unusual places. No matter what, bring your problems to Jesus. When you pray, seek to find the will of God and pray with persistence! Scriptures Referenced Ephesians 2:8 Matthew 15:28 Mark 7:26 Psalm 66:18 Isaiah 59:1–2 Ezekiel 14:3 Mark 7:28, 29 Join us every weekend for an interactive worship experience on Harvest at Home by going to harvest.org/live. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 22, 2020
Encore Interview: Heaven, Happiness, and Hope with Randy Alcorn
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In this episode, we'll hear Pastor Greg Laurie’s substantial interview with bestselling author and speaker, Randy Alcorn. They discuss the celebration of Thanksgiving for every Christian, tackle questions about Heaven and eternity, and look at the topic of happiness in relation to the Christian life. You’ll hear answers to questions such as: What do we actually have to be thankful for? What can Christians expect when they go to Heaven? Will we wear clothes in Heaven? Does belief in an afterlife change how we live today? Randy reminds us, “If your hope is in yourself, or your hope is in the economy, or stock market and your retirement plan, and your hope is always being healthy or wealthy or whatever, those things are not a solid or firm foundation for hope. Jesus Christ is the source of hope.” Randy Alcorn is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 books, including Heaven. He is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching biblical truth and drawing attention to the needy and how to help them. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 21, 2020
Greg Laurie Podcast Trailer
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The Greg Laurie Podcast delivers compelling, practical insights on faith, culture, and current events—with an emphasis on the saving power of the gospel message. Subscribe to Greg’s podcast to get life-changing sermons delivered to your device daily. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 21, 2020
The Secret to Being a World Changer: Practical Steps of Faith
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As Pastor Greg Laurie has said before, a good description of the Christian life is “long obedience in the same direction.” It can be rewarding at times, daunting at times . . . it can remind us how weak we are in and of ourselves, but where we are weak, He is strong! Glad you’re along today here on A New Beginning as Pastor Greg brings the finale of his inspiring series called World Changers. We’re learning how we can impact the culture around us. And today, he gets very practical. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 20, 2020
The Secret to Being a World Changer: Wholehearted Dedication
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When the battery in our phone is running low, what do we do? We turn off any app or option that isn’t necessary, anything that will deplete that precious power. Well, that’s a good strategy to follow as we serve the Lord. Is there anything siphoning off energy that could be used for God? Maybe we should shut it down. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us dedicate ourselves wholeheartedly to the task of serving the Lord with all we’ve got. We’ll learn how to be World Changers. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 19, 2020
Of Whom the World Was Not Worthy: Following in the Footsteps of Heroes
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When we look into Scripture to see how our spiritual ancestors changed their culture, it’s inspiring . . . and we can learn from their examples. And that’s what we’re doing in Pastor Greg Laurie’s current series called World Changers. We’re seeing what separates those leaders from the crowd, and how we can follow in their footsteps. Coming up today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg points out that some escaped their persecution, while others endured. We’ll learn to be ready for both. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 18, 2020
Of Whom the World Was Not Worthy: God's Appointments
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We’ve all heard the stories of athletes, in perfect physical condition, who die suddenly in the prime of life. And on the other side, many of us know folks who’ve taken horrible care of themselves and they’re in the 90s and going strong. It’s a good idea to look after our own health, but ultimately God decides when our time is up. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us God not only appoints our days, He appoints those tasks He wants us to do while we’re here. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 17, 2020
The Ups & Downs & Ups of a World Changer: Why We Need Spiritual Momentum
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Ups and downs are the enemy of Christian growth. It takes consistent forward momentum to make progress in our walk with God. And yet we see that a number of our spiritual forefathers had ups and downs. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us the ups and downs in the life of David. He’s known for two stories—his great victory over Goliath, and his great fall with Bathsheba. We’ll learn from his mistakes and chart a course for consistency in our own walk of faith. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 16, 2020
Sunday Message: You Say You Want a Revolution? (with Jonathan Laurie)
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Many believed Jesus came to usher in a political revolution on Earth. But why had He really come? In this special episode featuring Greg Laurie’s son, Pastor Jonathan Laurie, we’re going to look at our Lord’s most popular miracle and what it has to say to our divided culture.  Grab your Bible and get ready to dig into Mark 6 to examine the feeding of the 5,000 and to learn how Jesus answers our most pressing needs today. It’s the latest in our Sunday series called The Gospel for Busy People. Notes Read: Mark 6:30–44 NLT 1. You Say You Want a Revolution? “A huge crowd kept following him wherever he went, because they saw his miraculous signs as he healed the sick.” —John 6:2 2. Not That Kind of Revolution “Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth 'thrown in': aim at Earth and you will get neither.” —C. S. Lewis “That God does not exist, I cannot deny. That my whole being cries out for God I cannot forget.” —Jean-Paul Sartre 3. Crooked Sticks 4. A Greater Kingdom Is Coming Jesus came not to liberate from political oppression, but from sin and death itself on the cross. Scriptures Referenced Mark 6:32 John 6:2 Mark 6:34 Numbers 27:17–18 John 6:32–33 John 6:35 Mark 6:37–38 Mark 6:41 Join us every weekend for an interactive worship experience on Harvest at Home. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 15, 2020
Encore Episode: Who Is the Antichrist?
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In this episode, we revisit a classic message from Greg Laurie titled, "Who Is the Antichrist?" from Revelation 13. Pastor Greg tackles questions all about this mysterious character in Scripture: Who is he? When will he appear? Is he alive today? As we'll find out, in the Last Days there will be many who will be anti-Christ—against the Lord. And when the Antichrist does come, he will attempt to turn many hearts against the Lord. Listen in and find answers to your questions about Last Days’ events. Watch the original sermon on YouTube. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 14, 2020
The Ups & Downs & Ups of a World Changer: How God Uses Imperfect People
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We all know people who are talented . . . ridiculously talented. Maybe they play a musical instrument, or they paint. Maybe they have an eye for decorating or for fashion. Or they can hit a baseball into the next zip code. And us? We’re spectacularly average. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out we’re just who God is looking for! Because where we can’t, God can. And the Lord loves to do ridiculously remarkable things through people like us. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 13, 2020
Wasted Potential of a World Changer: Why We Need to Finish Well
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Some of the greatest human achievers of all time had failings. Abe Lincoln lost a number of elections and nominations, lost his job, lost all his money, lost a sweetheart, but eventually became perhaps our most memorable president. The Bible is also replete with stories of failures who became successes. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us it’s not how you start, or detour, but how you finish that matters. Pastor Greg continues his series called World Changers. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 12, 2020
Wasted Potential of a World Changer: The Devil's Dangerous Tactics
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So you go online to a retail site for trash bags, and now every other website you go to shows you ads for trash bags. Are they watching you? Yes, they are! They know what you want, and they want to sell it to you. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie says the Devil knows what you want, too. And he wants to give it to you and sell your reputation down the river. Today, Pastor Greg reminds us of our adversary’s tactics, and how to resist them. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 11, 2020
What to Do When the Odds Are Against You: An Unusual Battle Plan
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A challenging job is always much easier with the right tool. You don’t use a screwdriver to pound a nail. You don’t use a wrench to sand some furniture. And you don’t use trumpets to attack an immense army . . . unless you’re Gideon sent by Almighty God! Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie continues his World Changers series, examining the great leaders of the Bible who made an impact on their culture. We’ll see what we can learn for our lives from the example of Gideon. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 10, 2020
What to Do When the Odds Are Against You: Empowered by God
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The 19th century novelist Charles Edward Montague said, “There is no limit to what a man can do so long as he does not care a straw who gets the credit for it.” There’s truth to that. And there’s absolutely no limit to what a man can do when He’s empowered by God and seeks only God’s glory. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shows the example of a man who drew on God’s strength and provision to accomplish an impossible feat. We’ll see what the Lord wants us to learn from this account. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 09, 2020
Sunday Message: Everyone Needs Jesus
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In today’s episode, Pastor Greg Laurie explores two examples of healings by Jesus. He tackles questions like, “Why does God allow sickness?” and “Why doesn’t God heal everyone?” It’s a powerful message from Mark 5 titled “Everyone Needs Jesus.”  Notes One of the people who needed Jesus was a poor, helpless, and hopeless woman. In contrast, the other principal character was a man of power and prestige. Everyone needs Jesus. In the first movement we see Jesus has power over nature as He calmed the storm. In the second movement we see Jesus has power over evil as He delivered the demonized man. In the third movement we will see that Jesus has power over death and sickness. Key Questions: Where does sickness come from? Why does God allow it? Does God still heal today? Why doesn’t God heal everyone? Read: Mark 5:21–29 This may have even been a divine test for Jairus. His delays are not necessarily His denials. They wanted a healing and Jesus wanted a resurrection! 1. Where does sickness come from? Sickness and death came as a result of the curse of sin. 2. Why does God allow sickness? 3. Does God still heal today? Read: Mark 5:30–34 4. Why doesn’t God heal everyone? If you’re not feeling His touch upon you, reach out and touch Him. Read: Mark 5:35–36, Mark 5:38–40  Scriptures Referenced Mark 5:26 Romans 5:12 2 Corinthians 12:7–10 Isaiah 53:4 1 Peter 2:24 James 4:2 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 08, 2020
Hope Unseen: An Interview with Captain Scotty Smiley
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In this episode, we revisit a classic Veteran’s Day interview between Pastor Greg Laurie and Captain Scotty Smiley. They discuss Scotty’s service as an Army Ranger and his experience as the Army’s first active-duty, blind officer. On April 6, 2005, Scotty lost his eyesight when a suicide car bomber blew himself up thirty meters in front of Scotty’s IAV Stryker vehicle. Shrapnel blew through Scotty’s eyes, leaving him blinded and temporarily paralyzed. He woke up in Walter Reed Army Medical Center a week later. Through questioning his faith, Scotty made a decision to forgive and rebuild his life and continue to serve in the Army, becoming the first blind active-duty officer in military history. Listen in for an amazing testimony. Learn more about his story at hopeunseen.com. It’s important that we take the time to remember and honor our military veterans. It’s because of their selfless service and sacrifice that we live in a free country today. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 07, 2020
Overcoming the Insurmountable: God Has a Plan
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Someone has said if God was small enough for our minds to comprehend, He wouldn’t be big enough to handle our problems. Thankfully, God has never encountered a challenge He found “challenging.” And on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us to a moment in the Old Testament when the Israelites faced a problem they couldn’t handle. But God had a plan . . . an unusual plan . . . that brought about the sure deliverance of His chosen people. And today, we’ll see what He can do for us. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 06, 2020
Overcoming the Insurmountable: Know that God Is in Control
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As we watch a movie, and the main character is in great peril, we may wonder, “How in the world will he going to get out this?” How? Ask the director, or the actor, or the cinematographer—everyone behind the scenes knows. They’ve read the script! Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out, when we’re in a jam, God knows how to get us out. He knows the end from the beginning. Pastor Greg shows us how He delivered the Israelites in a very unusual way.  View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 05, 2020
The Power of One: Being God's Representative
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Every so often, some company will have a serious customer service debacle, and it spreads all over social media. Do you wonder what the company president thinks about the way his organization is characterized? Spiritually speaking, we’re representing God every day. How’s that going for you? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie returns to his World Changers series as we consider a fine example of leadership set for us by the World Changer named Moses. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 04, 2020
The Power of One: "What Can I Do?"
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For every Oskar Schindler or Raoul Wallenberg who are known to have saved thousands of Jews from Nazi holocaust, there’s a Sir Nicolas Winton who saved even more but was never given public recognition. It would have been easy for him to say, “I’m just one man, what can I do?” Instead, he acted. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that one person can make a huge difference in the world, especially when he or she is guided and empowered by the Spirit of God! View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 03, 2020
How to Face Overwhelming Obstacles: Standing Up to Opposition
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Pastor Greg Laurie has titled his current series World Changers. We’re looking at those individuals whom God used to show us how to walk with the Lord, how to live above reproach, and how to stand up to opposition. Today on A New Beginning, as we continue our study of the life of the World Changer named Moses, we’ll see God brought about one of the most talked-about miracles in the entire Bible when the Israelites were being pursued by the Egyptians. Fasten your seatbelts. Here it comes. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 02, 2020
Sunday Message: God Is Bigger Than Your Problem
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In this Sunday morning message, Pastor Greg Laurie shows how God’s offer of abundant life far outmatches any offer the devil might make to us. From Mark 5, we’ll learn how everything changes for those who encounter the Lord Jesus.  This is the latest message in a powerful series called The Gospel for Busy People. Notes “Hell is the highest reward the devil can offer you for being a servant of his.” —Billy Sunday Three forces are at work: Satan, Society, and the Savior. (Chaos, Culture, Christ.) Read: Mark 4:35–41 You learn things in storms that you would not necessarily learn elsewhere. In this storm, Satan was trying to stop Jesus, but he failed! Read: Mark 5:1–8 Demons, though wicked, are quite orthodox in some of their beliefs. “The demons believe and tremble” (James 2:19). “Have you come here to torment us before the time?” (Matthew 8:29). “He knows he has but a short time” (Revelation 12:12). “The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos; conviction or compromise; discipline or disintegration.” —Peter Marshall What the chains could not do, Jesus did with one word! Read: Mark 5:15–17 There are three prayers in this story: The demons’ prayer. The peoples’ prayer. The formerly demon-possessed man’s prayer. No one is beyond the reach of God, so keep praying for them. Scriptures Referenced Jeremiah 29:11 John 10:10 Mark 4:38 Mark 5:7 Mark 5:18–19 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 01, 2020
Why America Needs Revival
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In this episode, Pastor Greg Laurie explains why spiritual revival is needed in our nation today. He describes what true revival is and why it’s more imperative than ever for America to turn back to God.  Back in the beginning of the new millennium, there was a buoyant optimism among Americans about the future.  28 percent of Americans said they were dissatisfied with the way things were and 69 percent were very satisfied. That was the year 2000.  Fast forward to today—a recent poll reveals that 90 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with our situation. Wall Street Journal did a poll that revealed that 73 percent of Americans believe the United States is in a state of decline. From the breakdown of the family to the rejection of God in our public discourse, our issues remind us that our country has two options: judgment or revival. Read more in Pastor Greg's latest article: "A Prayer for a Divided Nation." --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 31, 2020
How to Face Overwhelming Obstacles: Staying on the Path
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It’s a challenge to stay on the narrow road of righteousness with so many voices luring us off the path. Friday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie addresses that difficulty. We’ll gain strength for the journey from the life of Moses as he leads the Israelites to the Promised Land. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 30, 2020
A New Beginning for a World Changer: Leaving Sin and Guilt
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Currently on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie is presenting is his series called World Changers—showing us how to impact our culture as our forefathers did. Thursday, practical insight on shedding the sin and guilt of our past.  View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 29, 2020
A New Beginning for a World Changer: Putting the Past Behind
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Have you ever wished you could have a clean slate? A fresh start? Wednesday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie says that’s God’s specialty! Learn how to put the past behind by way of Pastor Greg’s study of the life of Moses. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 28, 2020
The Danger of the Compromised Life: How to Stand Strong
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What can we learn about standing strong against our adversary? Pastor Greg Laurie says we can find good insights by observing how Moses stood against Pharaoh. Tuesday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg shows us how to live a life without compromise. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 27, 2020
The Danger of the Compromised Life: Moses vs. Pharaoh
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Moses pleaded with Pharaoh to let his people go . . . but Pharaoh “hardened his heart.” Monday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie explains how we often harden OUR hearts toward God. It’s an important study from Pastor Greg’s World Changers series. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 26, 2020
The Golden Key to Spiritual Growth
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In this Sunday morning message, Pastor Greg Laurie says that there’s no standing still in the Christian life. We must move forward and grow, and in “The Golden Key to Spiritual Growth,” Pastor Greg tells us how. Notes Why do some succeed and others fail as Christians? Answer: Because they choose to. By not choosing spiritual growth, they are in effect, choosing spiritual decline. Read: Mark 4:1–9, 13–19 The job of the sower is to just throw the seed out far and wide. The only way to tell if someone is really a Christian is through the test of time. A prodigal will always return home. Highway Hearers  Rocky-Road Hearers “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.” —G.K. Chesterton  It’s possible they have built their faith on the wrong foundation. It could be due to persecution. Every real Christian will be persecuted in some way! Thorny Hearers “The second best is often the worst enemy of the best.” A thorn or weed is anything that crowds Jesus out of our lives. Faithful Hearers The golden key to spiritual growth is this . . . how you hear the Word of God. Hearing and obeying the Word . . . that is the golden key of spiritual growth. Scriptures Referenced Deuteronomy 30:19 Mark 4:15 Mark 4:16–17 2 Timothy 3:12 Mark 4:18–19 Mark 4:20 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 25, 2020
Getting an Eternal Perspective: An Interview with Randy Alcorn
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In this episode, we visit a classic conversation between Pastor Greg Laurie and Randy Alcorn. Their discussion centers on how pain, suffering, and the promise of Heaven shapes the believer’s worldview here on earth.  Pastor Greg starts off with two major questions: Why is there suffering? Why do Christians have to suffer? As Randy explains, “[God] didn’t make the world with all of this suffering. He made it different than that. Then we made some choices—sin—that brought suffering into the world. Now we are living with the consequences. The great thing is, according to the Bible, God doesn’t give up. He is still sovereign. He is still in control.” Listen to this fruitful discussion about a necessary topic and be encouraged in your faith! Randy Alcorn is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 books, including Heaven. He is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching biblical truth and drawing attention to the needy and how to help them. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 24, 2020
The Excuses of a World Changer: How God Used Reluctant Moses
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Each of us has certain gifts and talents loaned to us by God. And He expects us to use them for His Kingdom! Friday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us study the life of Moses, who reluctantly . . . finally made himself available for God’s service.  View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 23, 2020
The Excuses of a World Changer: Moses and the Burning Bush
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Moses spotted something unusual: a bush that was burning but was not consumed. As he approached, God Himself spoke to Moses! Thursday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to that encounter to see what words God would have for us in the 21st Century.  View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 22, 2020
A Second Chance for a World Changer: What God Can Do with You
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Pastor Greg Laurie says, “Moses spent 40 years in Pharaoh’s court finding out he was a somebody . . . 40 years in the desert finding out he was a nobody . . . and then 40 years finding out what God can do with a somebody who finds out they’re a nobody.”  And Wednesday on A NEW BEGINNING, we’ll learn from the life of Moses, one of the great World Changers. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 21, 2020
A Second Chance for a World Changer: God Is on the Search
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Pastor Greg Laurie says God is on a search. He may be on a search for you! Tuesday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg points out how the Lord is looking for people who’ll make themselves available for His use! No special skills required; on the job training available. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 20, 2020
Facing Your Giants: Overcoming and Victorious
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Today, someone will face a health crisis, another will deal with the breakdown of a relationship. Still others will face trials and temptations of every variety. Monday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie offers help. Tune in for an inspiring study of how to deal with giant-sized problems based on a study of the life of David. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 19, 2020
A New Kind of Family
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In today’s Sunday morning message, Pastor Greg Laurie explains how Jesus assembled “A New Kind of Family” in Mark 3. When Jesus called His disciples, He brought them together with ties that went deeper than any other relation. Grab your Bible and learn how you can be part of God’s family. It’s the newest message from the series, The Gospel for Busy People. Notes Jesus had a family too.  Read: Mark 3:20–21 The hardest people to reach with the gospel are those closest to you. Read: Mark 3:31–34 When we become Christians, we are placed in a new family. Jesus now establishes His new family of disciples. Read: Mark 3:16–19 1. Simon Peter No other person speaks as often or is spoken to as often as Simon. 2. Andrew (Simon's brother) Andrew was actually the first of the disciples to be called. Andrew was always introducing people to Jesus! 3. James and John They were known as the Sons of Thunder. They could be ambitious and horribly insensitive. 4. Thomas 5. Judas Iscariot Greed ultimately destroyed him. Judas is a textbook case of the classic hypocrite. Scriptures Referenced Luke 2:52 Matthew 19:27 John 1:41–42 Matthew 10:3–4 John 12:6 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 18, 2020
From the Archives: Greg Laurie on His Influences, Hardships, and Humor
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In this classic conversation, Greg Laurie is interviewed by Paul Eaton, a fellow pastor at Harvest Church, on his start in ministry and shares stories of his experiences along the way. In this compelling interview, Paul asks Pastor Greg about his influences, his most embarrassing public moments, and his hardest moments in ministry. Then you’ll hear a handful of lighthearted questions, such as: What’s your favorite food? What’s your favorite color? What’s your favorite song? You’ll receive encouragement on where to start in ministry, the importance of godly mentors, and you’ll learn many things you may not have known before about Pastor Greg.  --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 17, 2020
Facing Your Giants: Responding to Problems
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Sometimes we face problems and threats that seem to be a lot bigger than we are.  How do we respond?  Pastor Greg Laurie offers help Friday on A NEW BEGINNING.  In a timely message, he’ll give us biblical reassurance for facing our giants in the strength of the Lord.  View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 16, 2020
The Power of Forgiveness - II
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Thursday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us one of the most powerful stories of forgiveness in all the Bible.  He’s presenting a challenging series called World Changers, and we’ll consider the example of the Old Testament patriarch named Joseph.  View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 15, 2020
The Power of Forgiveness - I
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Pastor Greg Laurie says, when we forgive, we set a prisoner free:  ourselves!  Wednesday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg explains the liberating power of practicing forgiveness, even toward those who don’t ask for it.  View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 14, 2020
The Temptation of a World Changer - II
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Everyone is tempted.  Pastor Greg Laurie says it’s not a sin, it’s a call to battle.  And Tuesday on A NEW BEGINNING, he points out how we can resist the lures toward sin.  We’re following the example of Joseph in Pastor Greg’s series called World Changers.  View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 13, 2020
The Temptation of a World Changer - I
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Joseph was an honorable young man.  And yet, he found himself in prison, with life-size temptation staring him in the face!  Monday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us learn how to handle serious temptation.  We’ll learn from Joseph’s experience; Pastor Greg calls him a World Changer.  View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 12, 2020
Greg Laurie Answers the Question, "Is Coronavirus a Sign of the End Times?"
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In this Sunday morning message, Pastor Greg Laurie gives an answer to the question many are asking: "Is Coronavirus a Sign of the End Times?" We'll take a look at what the Bible has to say about these tumultuous current events.  Notes “A stunning 43% of poll respondents said they believe the Coronavirus and resulting economic meltdown is a ‘wakeup call’ for us to turn back to faith in God.” In the span of 40 years, COVID-19 is the sixth infectious plague unleashed on the planet. You can freak out . . . or you can look up! 1. What is the rapture? The rapture is when Christ descends from Heaven and we are caught up to meet Him. Though the word rapture is not in the Bible, the word harpazo is; it’s used 13 times in the New Testament. 2. Why is there a rapture? The word revelation means, “unveiling.” It’s not God’s desire to conceal, but to reveal. “A continual looking forward to the eternal world is not a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do.” —C. S. Lewis 3. Talking about the Lord’s return makes us want to be closer to God. 4. When will the Lord return in the rapture? Read Matthew 24:36. Scriptures Matthew 16:1–4 Luke 21:8–11 Luke 21:26 2 Thessalonians 2:7–8 1 Thessalonians 4:16–18 1 Thessalonians 4:13 1 John 3:3 Matthew 24:36 Resources Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 11, 2020
The Family Is God's Idea: An Interview with Dr. James Dobson
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In this interview, Greg Laurie sits down with the famed author, speaker, and psychologist Dr. James Dobson.  Dr. Dobson is the founder of Focus on the Family and Family Talk; both are nationally syndicated radio programs heard by millions. Dobson is well known for his books, such as Bringing Up Boys, The Strong-Willed Child, and Dare to Discipline. Dr. Dobson is also well known for his interview with serial killer Ted Bundy on the eve of Bundy’s execution. In this wide-ranging interview, Pastor Greg and Dr. Dobson discuss Dobson’s life from childhood to marriage, as well as how to raise a family with godly intentions and how to raise children with Heaven in mind. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 10, 2020
The Teenager Who Changed the World - II
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Pastor Greg Laurie says envy "shoots at another and wounds itself." Envy is a dangerous, self-destructive emotion. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg brings us important insight on this trap. It's part of his series called World Changers. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 09, 2020
The Teenager Who Changed the World - I
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Our culture often tends to celebrate the wrong heroes. But today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us the story of a young man in the Old Testament whose example is well worth emulating. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 08, 2020
The World Changer Who Wrestled with God - II
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It was a wrestling match for the ages. It wasn't televised, but it made worldwide history! Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie highlights the moment Jacob wrestled with God. It's an important lesson on adopting a more eternal view in our daily lives. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 07, 2020
The World Changer Who Wrestled with God - I
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The two brothers, Jacob and Esau, were very different. And surprisingly, the younger ended up with the birthright instead of the older. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie explains just how that happened. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 06, 2020
The Test of a World Changer - II
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Pastor Greg Laurie is currently bringing a compelling series called World Changers. He says those that change their world for God "turn setbacks into stepping stones." And today on A NEW BEGINNING, his case-in-point is Abraham, the father of the faith. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 05, 2020
Follow Me!
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Diving into the Gospel of Mark, Pastor Greg Laurie reveals how men of opposing beliefs and lifestyles ended up banded together under the same cause: the kingdom of God. "Follow Me!” from Mark 1 is the latest message in our series, The Gospel for Busy People. Notes Many do not really understand what it means to be a follower of Jesus. Read: Mark 1:16–20 Jesus now begins to put His team together. They were quite ordinary, hopelessly human, and remarkably unremarkable. Simon and Andrew had been disciples of John the Baptist. James and John, the Sons of Thunder are also called. Mark’s details indicate the testimony of an eyewitness, probably Peter. All of these men were doing something when Jesus called them. If you want to be used by God, get busy doing something for the Lord! Do what you can where you can do it. If you want to be used by God, be faithful with what is before you now.  The disciples were seeing the power of Jesus over demons and sickness; soon they would see He even had power over death itself.  We need to bring Jesus home. Jesus came to seek and save that which was lost. Read: Mark 2:1–5 We need to work together if we want to bring our friends to Jesus. We are so much stronger together as a church. One prays, another shares, God does the work. Jesus immediately got to the heart of the problem . . . the man’s sin. “‘I will prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins.’ Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, ‘Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!’” “‘My Father has been working until now, and I have been working.’ Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God.” —John 5:17–18 Read: Mark 2:13–15 Levi (or Matthew) collected taxes for Rome. Matthew was a man who knew God’s Word and turned against it. The faith that cannot be tested is the faith that cannot be trusted. “As He walked along, He saw Levi sitting at his tax collector’s booth.” In Greek, the phrase Follow Me means, “to walk the same road.” In other words, Jesus is saying, “I command you to follow Me each and every day.” “Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh.” —Romans 13:14 Make Jesus part of every decision. “So Levi got up and followed Him.” —Matthew 9:9 Matthew knew the cost of following Jesus and willingly paid it. The Bible says, “Jesus was a friend of sinners.” Jesus built bridges to nonbelievers instead of burning them. Are you a follower of Jesus? Scriptures Referenced Luke 16:10 Mark 1:31 Mark 1:32–34 1 Corinthians 3:6–7 Mark 2:10–11 Mark 2:14 Mark 2:15 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 04, 2020
From the Archives: Greg Laurie on the Necessity of Personal Change
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In this episode, we revisit a classic crusade message from Greg Laurie on what it means to be an authentic believer, titled “How to Change for Good.” Reading from John 3, Pastor Greg examines the encounter between Jesus and Nicodemus to explain what it means to be born again.  Pastor Greg says, “You see, we can’t be neutral with Jesus. This is an either/or proposition. Jesus didn’t say, ‘Hey I am one of many ways and if I work into your schedule and into your belief system I would really appreciate it if you would make me your god of choice.’ No. Jesus said, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life, and no man comes to the Father but by Me.’” If you would like to learn more about a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, just go to KnowGod.org. About this crusade:  This message was originally delivered June 22, 2007 by Greg Laurie at the RBC Center (now PNC Arena) in Raleigh, NC. From June 22–24, 41,500 attended this three-night event, with 2,471 making professions of faith in Christ. In the 30 years after the first Harvest Crusade in 1990, more than 600,000 people around the globe have dedicated their lives to following Jesus. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 03, 2020
The Test of a World Changer - I
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Sarah was 89, Abraham was 99, when God told them they were going to have a newborn! Surprise is an understatement. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out there's a lot to learn from Sarah's successes and failures. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 02, 2020
The Choices of a World Changer - III
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Is your life a product of your circumstances, or a product of your choices? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how wise choices make all the difference. And he shows us how to make the wisest choice: to led God take control of our lives. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 01, 2020
The Choices of a World Changer - II
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Choices have consequences. And our lives bear witness to the past choices we've made. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us make wise choices going forward by leaning on the Lord and His direction for our lives. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 30, 2020
The Choices of a World Changer - I
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Pastor Greg Laurie says we'll all face the "three Cs": challenges, choices and consequences. How we respond will make all the difference for our future. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg helps us look to God for direction in life's greatest challenges. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 29, 2020
Thriving in Love & Money: An Interview with Jeff and Shaunti Feldhahn
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"When we have conflict around money, it's not really about the money." That's the insight Jeff and Shaunti Feldhahn share today on A NEW BEGINNING. Pastor Greg Laurie speaks with them about their in-depth research project that revealed how to find more harmony in the home. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. The Feldhahns' new book, Thriving in Love & Money, is available as a thank-you gift to anyone who gives to Harvest this month. Just to go harvest.org/donate. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 28, 2020
The Gospel for Busy People
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In this Sunday morning message, Pastor Greg Laurie kicks off an engaging study in the Gospel of Mark.  It’s a busy world for busy people, and most of us are spending our time on the move, getting “things” done, and tiring ourselves out! Is it time to slow down in your life? Are you missing out on what’s important? Are you ready to make more time for Jesus? Pastor Greg is starting a brand-new series today in the Book of Mark: The Gospel for Busy People. This Gospel is compact and filled with episode after episode of Jesus’ miracles, ministry, and examples to follow. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 27, 2020
Made Man Makes Right: An Interview with Michael Franzese
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In this classic interview, Pastor Greg Laurie interviews former Colombo family underboss Michael Franzese about his testimony of coming to faith in Christ.  In his past life, Michael was one of the richest and most powerful mobsters of his day, earning tens of millions of dollars from various criminal enterprises, but this is not the most incredible thing about Michael Franzese. By God’s grace, the impossible happened in Michael’s life: he quit the mob and lived. Christ transformed him from hardened criminal to follower of Christ.  This is an amazing and encouraging story giving hope that no one is beyond Christ and His transformative power.  This interview previously aired exclusively on A New Beginning radio. --- Learn more about men and women who changed their world with Pastor Greg’s new book, World Changers. For only a little while longer, receive this book as your gift for a donation of any size. Just go to harvest.org/donate. Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 26, 2020
No Forwarding Address - III
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Abraham—the Father of the Faith—had a lapse of faith. What can we learn from Abraham’s failure? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us important insight from Abraham’s life as a part of the provocative series called, World Changers. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 25, 2020
No Forwarding Address - II
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Currently on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie is presenting an inspiring series called World Changers. We're seeing that World Changers have turned their hearts toward the next world. Today, we'll consider the example of Abraham—often called the Father of the Faith. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 24, 2020
No Forwarding Address - I
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How can we be the kind of people that impact the culture around us? That's the key question Pastor Greg Laurie is addressing in his current series called World Changers. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, we'll gain inspiration from the life of Abraham, the father of the faith. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 23, 2020
The World Changer at the End of the World, Part 2 - III
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After great triumph can come great defeat. According to Pastor Greg Laurie, that's a warning we can learn from the life of Noah. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg continues his World Changers series with a study of the life of Noah - examining his successes and failures. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 22, 2020
The World Changer at the End of the World, Part 2 - II
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When God needed someone to build an ark, He chose Noah. But Noah was not a trained shipbuilder! Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that, when God calls us to a task, He'll enable us for the task. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 21, 2020
Special Message: How to Be a World Changer
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In this Sunday morning message, Pastor Greg Laurie takes a look at men and women of faith, whose lives are recorded in Hebrews 11. These heroes of the faith overcame adverse circumstances through faith, and we’ll learn what we can do when we exercise bold faith in our world. Take a listen and learn “How to Be a World Changer.” Notes   It was said of the First Century church that they “turned their world upside down.”  We need genuine World Changers today.  The people in Hebrews 11 were not perfect.  They are not in the Heroes Hall of Faith because they were great people; they are there because they had faith in a great God!  These winners didn’t always collect medals . . . sometimes they collected scars. They were looked at for what they became, not what they were. Read: Hebrews 11:1 1. World Changers have an active—not a passive—faith. The more you use your faith, the more faith you have. Faith means doing things! Praying. Staying. Keeping. 2. World Changers do things with their faith. A faith with no works is a faith that does not work!  3. The faith we need as a World Changer grows stronger through testing. 4. Where do you get faith? By hearing and obeying God’s Word. 5. Faith can make the difference between something happening or not happening.  It is impossible to please God without faith.  God is not limited by your circumstances; He is limited by your unbelief. Read: Hebrews 11:33–35 6. World Changers are indestructible until God is done with them. We will never know, this side of Heaven, the significant role angels have played. 7. World Changers are never alone. God will always grade temptation to the fiber of our lives. You are not alone in life! 8. World Changers apply their faith and pray! We must remember that all the heroes of faith were just like us! 9. Even World Changers get depressed at times. God made these believers strong in battle, not strong before battle. The first group of World Changers glorified God through escaping. The second group of World Changers glorified God by enduring. Read: Hebrews 11:35–39 10. World Changers are often not appreciated and are instead persecuted. 11. World Changers have a reward waiting that will make it all worth it! God will restore what you have lost as well. Scriptures Jude 1:20–21 Hebrews 11:4, 7 James 1:2–3 Romans 10:17  Hebrews 11:6  Hebrews 11:33 Matthew 18:10 Hebrews 11:35 James 5:17 Hebrews 11:34 Hebrews 11:35 --- Find inspiration from men and women who changed the world with Pastor Greg’s new book, World Changers. Just go to harvest.org/donate Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 20, 2020
Finding My Identity: An Interview with Austin Carlile
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Pastor Greg Laurie sits down with Austin Carlile, former vocalist from Of Mice & Men about his journey to faith. Austin recounts the years he spent running away from God and how he came into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. Although he was raised by Christian parents, Austin Carlile grew angry with God after his mother’s death and pursued satisfaction in a music career. Having spent years in the band Of Mice & Men, Austin Carlile had it all: money, fame, and a fast lifestyle. He performed alongside Kanye West, Linkin Park, Avenged Sevenfold, and others, but inside he had a hole in his heart that only God could fill. Diagnosed with Marfan syndrome and undergoing many surgeries, Austin had to turn to the one person who could save him: Jesus Christ.  God had a plan for Austin's life, and He has a plan for your life. If you would like to learn more about entering a personal relationship with Jesus, just go to KnowGod.org. --- Find inspiration from men and women who changed the world with Pastor Greg’s new book, World Changers. Just go to harvest.org/donate Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 19, 2020
The World Changer at the End of the World, Part 2 - I
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We know that personal evangelism is the responsibility of every believer. And Friday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points there’s one group of people within our circle of influence that should be priority number one. Find out how to reach those people most effectively in this episode! View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 18, 2020
The World Changer at the End of the World, Part 1 - II
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As believers, we’re seed planters. It’s our job to sow the seed of the gospel, and then we leave it to God. That’s one of the important lessons we’re learn Thursday on A NEW BEGINNING. Pastor Greg Laurie leads our study of the life of the World Changer named Noah.  View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 17, 2020
The World Changer at the End of the World, Part 1 - I
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Do you influence the world around you . . . or does the world influence you? Wednesday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie continues his series called World Changers. We’ll learn important lessons on making an impact on our culture from a man named Noah.  View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 16, 2020
The World Changer Who was Out of This World, Part 2 - II
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Our goal as believers is to show unbelievers the irresistible love of God. But too many times, we resist demonstrating the irresistible. Tuesday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us learn important insights from a study of the life of Enoch, the man who walked with God.  View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 15, 2020
The World Changer Who was Out of This World, Part 2 - I
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Helping someone come to know the Lord is one of richest privileges we can have. And yet most believers are shy about evangelism. Monday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us step up and speak out with boldness. It’s a study from his World Changers series.  View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 14, 2020
A Crash Course on Prayer
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In this Sunday morning message, Pastor Greg Laurie gives us “A Crash Course on Prayer.” Discover the different kinds of prayer and—most importantly—why every growing Christian should have a consistent prayer life. It’s the latest study in a series titled Faith 101. Notes 1. To grow spiritually, you must read, study, and love the Word of God. 2. To be a growing Christian, you must share your faith. 3. You need to be an active part of the church. 4. To be a growing Christian, you must have a prayer life. “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints” (Ephesians 6:18). We should pray always with all prayer. God will hear your prayer whenever you are. The word all speaks of the frequency of prayer. 1. Why should we pray? Because Jesus told us to! 2. We should pray because prayer is God’s appointed way to obtain things. 3. Prayer is the way by which God helps us to overcome our anxiety and worry. Prayer is not an option; it’s a necessity! Read: Luke 11:1–4 4. If you want God to say “yes” to your prayers, ask for His will to be done. How do you discover God’s Will? By the careful study of God’s Word. Prayer is not about getting my will in Heaven but getting God’s Will on Earth. Nothing lies outside the reach of prayer except that which lies outside the Will of God. 5. A secret to answered prayer: You must confess your personal sin. 6. A secret to answered prayer: You must forgive others. Forgiveness is the key to all relationships that are healthy, strong and lasting. 7. A secret to answered prayer: Don’t give up! Ask implies requesting assistance. Seek denotes asking but adds action. Knock includes asking, plus acting, plus persevering. Scriptures Referenced Ephesians 6:18 James 4:2 Philippians 4:6 Luke 11:1–4 1 John 5:14 Job 7:17 Luke 11:4 Ephesians 4:32 Luke 11:5–9 Acts 12:5 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 13, 2020
God, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Alice Cooper Interview
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In this exclusive interview, pastor and evangelist Greg Laurie sits down with rock legend Alice Cooper. Widely considered to be the father of “shock rock,” Alice Cooper has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. While he is known for his music career, most do not know Alice Cooper is a committed Christian. --- In this sprawling conversation recorded at Solid Rock (a teen center in Phoenix created and started by Alice), Cooper and Laurie chat about his journey to faith and how he has used his faith in Jesus Christ to help at-risk youth in his community. Growing up in a Christian home, Cooper always knew he needed Christ. But it took a dramatic turn in a drug-induced haze for him to realize he needed to recommit to Jesus Christ or he was finished. The son and grandson of preachers, Cooper knew who Jesus was and knew that Christianity was true, yet he wanted to walk his own path—a trail that led him to the heights of stardom, partying, and befriending some of the biggest names in show business. Then it all changed. His marriage was falling apart and Cooper was in the pits of alcohol and drug use when he decided to quit and get clean. He began going to church and said that it was the fear of God that brought him around, that he was terrified of Hell. Although fear brought him to the Lord, it was the love of Christ that grew him. The conversation also includes musings by Cooper and Laurie about the so-called “27 Club,” various legends of rock and roll, as well as a discussion about depression, suicide, drugs, alcohol abuse, and their power to destroy. This conversation in its entirety is a testament to the power of God and His transforming power and forgiveness—if we only accept Him and allow Him to change us for the better! --- Find inspiration from men and women who changed the world with Pastor Greg’s new book, World Changers. Just go to harvest.org/donate Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 12, 2020
The World Changer Who was Out of This World, Part 1 - II
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Whatever you’re going through, God wants to hear from you. Pastor Greg Laurie says, if there’s something that concerns you, it concerns your Father in heaven. Friday on A NEW BEGINNING, tune in for an encouraging study of productive prayer.  View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 11, 2020
The World Changer Who was Out of This World, Part 1 - I
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The Bible gives many examples of people who’ve poured out their hearts to God. Pastor Greg Laurie says that’s an invitation for us to do the same. Thursday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg shows us how to come to the Lord with our petitions and our pain.  View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 10, 2020
How to Never Stumble or Fall - III
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How could Peter, part of the Lord's inner circle, backslide and end up denying Christ?  Pastor Greg Laurie looks at that question Wednesday on A NEW BEGINNING. He'll explain how little compromises lead to bigger compromises, and big compromises lead to disaster.  View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 09, 2020
How to Never Stumble or Fall - II
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We all face the danger of backsliding in our Christian walk. Tuesday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us minimize that danger. It’s a look at the steps that lead to spiritual failure and how to avoid them!  View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 08, 2020
How to Never Stumble or Fall - I
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Pastor Greg Laurie says, if you’re not going forward in your Christian life, you’re going backward!  There’s no coasting . . . no standing still. Monday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg helps us chart a course for solid, consistent Christian growth. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 07, 2020
What People Are Saying About 'A Rush of Hope'
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People are talking about A Rush of Hope—our first-ever cinematic crusade, premiering online this weekend. Here, we capture reactions from the first night of screenings.  Be sure to catch this powerful cinematic experience this weekend. For showtimes and how to watch, just go to harvest.org/hope. Premiering Labor Day weekend, A Rush of Hope is Harvest’s creative response to the COVID-19 pandemic, designed to reach more people than ever before with the gospel message. Read more about the making of this unique, cinematic outreach. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 06, 2020
Encore Episode: Cinematic Crusade: 'A Rush of Hope'
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How can we reach our culture for Christ? How can we stage an evangelistic crusade in the midst of a pandemic? Pastor Greg Laurie has the answer today on A NEW BEGINNING. Join him as he announces a high-impact, on-line outreach called A Rush of Hope. A Rush of Hope will be broadcast live this Labor Day weekend, September 4–7. See all showtimes at harvest.org/hope --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 04, 2020
Are You a World Changer? - II
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God made a deliberate choice to use people to reach people.  Who are you reaching with the Good News of God’s love?  Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us how we can learn to be “World Changers.” Be a part of the Labor Day weekend premiere of A Rush of Hope. RSVP today at harvest.org/hope View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 03, 2020
Are You a World Changer? - I
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According to Pastor Greg Laurie, faith is like a muscle; it works best when it’s exercised and challenged.  And today on A NEW BEGINNING, he’ll begin a series examining the faith of some of the great men and women of the Bible.  We’ll see what helped them develop great faith. Be a part of the Labor Day weekend premiere of A Rush of Hope. RSVP today at harvest.org/hope View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 02, 2020
Things to Do Before the End of the World - II
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We’re believers living in the expectant anticipation of the Lord’s return.  But the Bible tells us what we should be doing in the meantime. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie explores those instructions in the finale to his series, End Times: Living Like Jesus Will Return at Any Moment. Be a part of the Labor Day weekend premiere of A Rush of Hope. RSVP today at harvest.org/hope View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 01, 2020
Things to Do Before the End of the World - I
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We don’t have to look far to see signs that Jesus’ return could be close at hand.  What should we be doing now to be better prepared?  Pastor Greg Laurie addresses that question today on A NEW BEGINNING. Be a part of the Labor Day weekend premiere of A Rush of Hope. RSVP today at harvest.org/hope View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 31, 2020
A Crash Course on Evangelism and Discipleship
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In this Sunday morning message, Pastor Greg Laurie explains why sharing the gospel and making disciples is not just the duty of full-time pastors and evangelists. As we'll read in Matthew 28, Jesus gave the Great Commission to all believers. Grab your Bible and get ready for "A Crash Course on Evangelism and Discipleship," the latest message from Pastor Greg's series, Faith 101.  Notes 1. If you want to be a successful Christian, you must read, study, and love God's Word. 2. To be a growing Christian, go into all the world and preach the gospel.  Read: Matthew 28:16–20 1. We are commanded by Jesus to share our faith. The commission of the church is not to wait for the world to show up; the commission of the church is to go to the world. 2. These words are directed to every follower of Jesus! 3. To not share the gospel can be a sin. 4. The primary way people come to Jesus is through hearing the gospel. Go into all your world and preach the gospel. FRANgelism: Friends. Relatives. Associates. Neighbors. "The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend." —Abraham Lincoln 5. We are not only to preach the gospel; we're to make disciples.  What is the gospel?  "The Good News." It's the message that we are all separated from God because of our sin. But because God loved us, He sent His own Son to die in our place. 6. We need to seek to lead others to Christ. Scriptures Referenced Mark 16:15 James 4:17 1 Corinthians 1:21 Romans 10:14 Galatians 1:6 --- Bring the gospel to your world this Labor Day weekend by sharing A Rush of Hope, our very first cinematic crusade. To find out more, just go to harvest.org/hope. Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 30, 2020
Classic Crusade: Hope for Hurting Hearts
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In this classic message given at a SoCal Harvest event, Pastor Greg Laurie offers hope from the Gospel of John. How can we have hope when we’re faced with disappointment and tragedy? We only find hope in a relationship with Jesus.  In John 14:1, Jesus said to His disciples, “Let not your heart be troubled.” Pastor Greg reminds us that these words remain true for us today. In Christ, we have the comfort and assurance that we will spend eternity in Heaven.  He says, “Only the person who has put their faith in Christ as Savior and Lord has the assurance they will go to Heaven.” Learn more about a personal relationship with Jesus Christ by going to KnowGod.org. “Hope for Hurting Hearts” was originally delivered on the night of August 8, 2010 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. Since 1990, more than 9.8 million people have participated in Harvest Crusades events in person or online around the United States. Join us this Labor Day weekend as we premiere our very first cinematic crusade: A Rush of Hope. To find out more and to RSVP for this historic event, just go to harvest.org/hope. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 29, 2020
There’s a Better World Coming - II
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The earth will go through great upheaval during the Last Days.  But today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that there will also come a time when it’ll be “heaven on earth.”  Quite literally!  Tune in and find out how Heaven actually comes down to earth! Be a part of the Labor Day weekend premiere of A Rush of Hope. RSVP today at harvest.org/hope  View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 28, 2020
There’s a Better World Coming - I
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There’s a thousand-year period of God’s Last Days plan called The Millennium.  But many believers are unsure what will be different during that time.  Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to the clear insight of Scripture. Be a part of the Labor Day weekend premiere of A Rush of Hope. RSVP today at harvest.org/hope  View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 27, 2020
Antichrist, Armageddon & The Second Coming - II
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At the Rapture, Jesus comes FOR His people . . . in the Second Coming He comes WITH His people.  Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us understand the difference as he continues his End Times series. Be a part of the Labor Day weekend premiere of A Rush of Hope. RSVP today at harvest.org/hope  View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 26, 2020
Antichrist, Armageddon & The Second Coming - I
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What will the Antichrist look like, and when will his terrifying reign begin?  Pastor Greg Laurie addresses that question today on A NEW BEGINNING.  It’s a look at the events of the End Times and where believers will be during that horrendous time. Be a part of the Labor Day weekend premiere of A Rush of Hope. RSVP today at harvest.org/hope  View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 25, 2020
Cinematic Crusade: 'A Rush of Hope'
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How can we reach our culture for Christ? How can we stage an evangelistic crusade in the midst of a pandemic? Pastor Greg Laurie has the answer today on A NEW BEGINNING. Join him as he announces a high-impact, on-line outreach called A Rush of Hope. A Rush of Hope premieres this Labor Day weekend. RSVP to let us know you'll be tuning in by going to harvest.org/hope --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 24, 2020
Faith 101
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All believers should desire to grow in their faith. But if we want to mature, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that we need to use the tools God has given us to deepen our relationship with Him. In this message from Acts 2 and Psalm 19 titled “Faith 101,” Pastor Greg details the characteristics of every growing Christian.  Notes As Christians, we sometimes don’t realize all that God has done for us. God has given us everything we need to grow spiritually. “Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12). “He who has the Holy Spirit in his heart and the Scripture in his hands has all he needs.” —Alexander Maclaren 1. If you want to be a growing Christian, you must read, study and love God’s Word.  A growing believer will always be a lover of God’s Word. Everything you need to know about God and life is found in the Bible.  Hungry children are healthy children. “The Bible is alive; it speaks to me. It has feet; it runs after me.” —Martin Luther Faith 101 Read: Acts 2:42, 46–47  W. E. L. L. Worshipping.  Evangelizing.  Learning.  Loving. 2. You should read the Bible as if your life depends on it . . . because it does! How do we deal with doubt? You believe your beliefs and doubt your doubts. How does God speak to us today? First and foremost, He speaks through His Word. 3. The Word of God is perfect and completely trustworthy. “All Scripture is inspired by God” (2 Timothy 3:16). The Bible is God’s infallible Word—there are no mistakes, no contradictions . . . it is perfect! 4. The Word of God transforms us. Scriptures Referenced 2 Peter 1:3 Philippians 2:12 Joshua 1:8 Psalm 119:159–160 1 Peter 2:2 Jeremiah 15:16 Acts 2:42, 46–47 Matthew 7:24–25 Matthew 7:26–27 2 Peter 1:20–21 Psalm 19:7 2 Timothy 3:16 --- Be a part of the Labor Day weekend premiere of A Rush of Hope. RSVP today at harvest.org/hope  Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 23, 2020
Is Coronavirus a Sign of The End Times? - II
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We know the Lord could return at any moment.  Is the current pandemic an indicator that the time is close at hand?  Pastor Greg Laurie addresses that question Friday on A NEW BEGINNING.  It’s the kickoff message of Pastor Greg’s new series, End Times:  Living Like Jesus Will Return at Any Moment.  View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. Be a part of the Labor Day weekend premiere of A Rush of Hope. RSVP today at harvest.org/hope --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 21, 2020
Is Coronavirus a Sign of The End Times? - I
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Is there a spiritual connection to the current pandemic?  Does COVID-19 play a role in God’s plans for the Last Days?  Pastor Greg Laurie addresses those questions Thursday on A NEW BEGINNING.  It’s a wake-up call that the Lord’s return could be close at hand.  View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. Be a part of cinematic history this Labor Day with A Rush of Hope. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 20, 2020
Encore Episode: Beyond Valor: The 'Red' Erwin Story - Interview with Jon Erwin - II
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The Congressional Medal of Honor is America’s highest military honor.  And Wednesday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie interviews Jon Erwin—who tells of his grandfather’s heroism, and how it prompted the fastest presentation of the Medal of Honor in history.  View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. Be a part of cinematic history this Labor Day with A Rush of Hope. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 19, 2020
Encore Episode: Beyond Valor: The 'Red' Erwin Story - Interview with Jon Erwin - I
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Author Jon Erwin says, “You can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve come from.”  And Tuesday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie interviews Jon about the heroism of his grandfather, a WWII Medal of Honor recipient.  View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. Be a part of cinematic history this Labor Day with A Rush of Hope. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 18, 2020
Violence & Sex - II
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Monday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie underscores the importance of sexual purity in the midst of a culture committed to personal pleasure.  It’s a practical look at God’s counsel in the Ten Commandments. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. Be a part of cinematic history this Labor Day with A Rush of Hope. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 17, 2020
The Power of One, Part 2
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In this Sunday morning message, Pastor Greg Laurie explains that making an impact for God in the world involves living out our faith each and every day. Turn in your Bible to Hebrews 11 and Deuteronomy 34 for Pastor Greg’s message, “The Power of One, Part 2.” It’s the concluding message in a series called Moses: Water/Fire/Stone.  Notes Are you a thermostat or a thermometer? 1. Moses made important decisions at the beginning of his life. 2. You make your choices and your choices make you.  Moses chose difficulty over ease. God’s worst is better than the world’s best. 3. Because of right choices, Moses was a godly man of personal integrity. 4. You need to look forward, not backward. 5. Moses finished his race well. “A life is not measured by its duration, but its donation.” —Corrie ten Boom Scriptures Referenced Hebrews 11:24–26 Joshua 24:15 1 Kings 18:21 Deuteronomy 34:1–4 Deuteronomy 34:10 --- Be a part of cinematic history this Labor Day withA Rush of Hope. Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 16, 2020
Leaving the New Age: An Interview with Frank Sontag
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In this episode, we revisit a classic interview with Greg Laurie and radio talk show host, Frank Sontag. Having spent years as a popular radio host and proponent of New Age philosophy, Frank describes his incredible conversion to Christ.  Frank’s powerful testimony demonstrates that no one is beyond the reach of God. Today, Frank Sontag is the host of The Frank Sontag Show, heard on KKLA in Los Angeles and KPRZ in San Diego. --- Be a part of cinematic history this Labor Day with A Rush of Hope. Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 15, 2020
Violence & Sex - I
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Violence fills the streets of urban centers . . . hatred overflows on social media.  There has to be a better way.  Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that God is love, and He has a plan for bringing harmony back to our culture.  We’ll explore that plan as we study the Ten Commandments. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Be a part of cinematic history this Labor Day with A Rush of Hope. Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 14, 2020
The Family Matters - II
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It’s a privilege and responsibility for Christian parents to pass on their faith to their children.  But few of us “excel” in that area!  Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie offers some practical help as we look at what God says about parenting in His Ten Commandments. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Be a part of cinematic history this Labor Day with A Rush of Hope. Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 13, 2020
The Family Matters - I
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Parenting is one of the most important assignments in the world.  And Pastor Greg Laurie points out that God considers it so important, it’s addressed in His “top ten.”  Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg offers practical insights on family matters from the Ten Commandments. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Be a part of cinematic history this Labor Day with A Rush of Hope. Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 12, 2020
What’s the Big Deal with God’s Name? - II
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The Ten Commandments aren’t antiquated ideas from yesteryear.  Pastor Greg Laurie says they’re a prescription for living the most rewarding life possible.  And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg continues our practical look at applying God’s “Top Ten” to our lives on a daily basis. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 11, 2020
What’s the Big Deal with God’s Name? - I
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The Bible warns us not to take the name of the Lord in vain.  But Pastor Greg Laurie says that means more than avoiding certain curse words.  Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg points out how to pay honor to the Lord in our daily speech and conduct. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Be a part of cinematic history this Labor Day with A Rush of Hope. Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 10, 2020
The Power of One, Part 1
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In this Sunday morning message, Pastor Greg Laurie takes a look at the power of integrity as exemplified by the life of Moses. How was Moses able to be an influence to over 2 million of his countrymen? Find the answer in Pastor Greg’s message from Hebrews 11, titled “The Power of One, Part 1.” It's the latest in a series called Moses: Water/Fire/Stone. Notes One person can make all the difference. “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, I ought to do and what I ought to do, by the grace of God I will do!” One godly man or woman, even in the darkest situation, can make a dramatic difference. Moses made important decisions at the beginning of his life.  Whatever you “give up” to follow Christ will be made up for.  The end of your life is determined by the beginning of it.  “A life is not measured by its duration, but its donation.” —Corrie ten Boom Scriptures Referenced Hebrews 11:24–26 Philippians 3:8 Mark 10:29–30 Deuteronomy 34:10 --- Be a part of cinematic history this Labor Day with A Rush of Hope. Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 09, 2020
Doing the Right Thing: An Interview with Madeline Carroll
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Pastor Greg sits down with actress Madeline Carroll to discuss her career and the power of an uncompromising devotion to the will of God. Madeline takes us through major events of her life and discusses the amazing impact that God has had on her, from her turning down a star-making role to starring in one of the biggest Christian films of all time: I Can Only Imagine. --- Learn how you can be a part of cinematic history this Labor Day with A Rush of Hope. Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 08, 2020
’10,’ Part 2: No Other Gods - II
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It seems so basic: God is God, and we’re not.  But many of us wrestle with this subconsciously when we try to act independently and forget “whose” we are.  Friday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us recognize the significance of the first of the Ten Commandments—“no other gods.” View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 07, 2020
’10,’ Part 2: No Other Gods - I
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The Bible assures us that happiness can be found in keeping God’s Commandments.  And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us consider the first of the Lord’s Ten Commandments.  Which one is preeminent—which one is mentioned first? Get the answer and learn from the insight. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 06, 2020
‘10’, Part 1: No Other Gods - II
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In the Ten Commandments, God warned us against idol worship.  But do we really have idols today?  Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie warns us that, whatever captures our heart and our attention, is indeed an idol. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 05, 2020
Beyond Valor: The ‘Red’ Erwin Story – Interview with Jon Erwin - II
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The Congressional Medal of Honor is America’s highest military honor.  And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie interviews Jon Erwin – who tells of his grandfather’s heroism, and how it prompted the fastest presentation of the Medal of Honor in history. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 04, 2020
Beyond Valor: The ‘Red’ Erwin Story – Interview with Jon Erwin - I
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Author Jon Erwin says, “You can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve come from.”  And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie interviews Jon about the heroism of his grandfather, a WWII Medal of Honor recipient. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 03, 2020
On the Outside Looking In
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Pastor Greg Laurie delivers a Sunday morning message, “On the Outside Looking In,” in which we learn that Moses, the man of God, was certainly not perfect. We’ll gain biblical insight from an unpleasant episode in his life, but we’ll also see that there is redemption for those who mess up.  Follow along in Numbers 20 and Joshua 14 as we continue in our series in the life of Moses: “Water–Fire–Stone.”  Notes Scripture describes someone who easily loses his temper as a fool (Proverbs 29:11; Ecclesiastes 7:9).  When Christians love one another it’s a powerful witness to the world. When Christians fight with one another it’s a poor witness to the world. If you give too many “pieces of your mind” away, you may have nothing left for yourself. As Christians, we are to show love and forgiveness; to fail to do so grieves or brings sorrow to the Holy Spirit of God. Scripture tells us to be patient with each other.  When things are hard, reflect back on God’s faithfulness to you in the past. It’s always a good idea to pray, especially when you are frustrated. 1. Moses was taking personal credit for what God had done. God wants to use you for His glory. 2. Moses disobeyed God. Leadership brings responsibility. God really dislikes when we misrepresent Him to people. The Great Commission is both evangelism and discipleship. “You are my friends if you do whatsoever I command you” (John 15:14). The rock is used on more than one occasion as a picture of God Himself. Jesus is the Rock and Foundation of the Church. 3. Bad decisions bring bad consequences. 4. God gives second chances. You need to understand the power and completeness of God’s forgiveness. To confess means, “to agree with God.” You may think God is mad at you, but the truth is, God is mad about you! Scriptures Referenced Proverbs 29:11  Ecclesiastes 7:9 Ephesians 4:30–32 Psalm 107:31 Numbers 20:10–12 James 3:1 John 15:14 2 Samuel 22:32 1 Corinthians 10:4 James 1:19–20 Hebrews 11:27–28 1 John 1:7 Joshua 14:11–12 --- Learn how you can get involved in the upcoming cinematic crusade, A Rush of Hope, at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 02, 2020
From the Archives: Greg Laurie and Chuck Smith on the Harvest Crusades
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In this classic interview, Greg Laurie sits down with his mentor, the late Pastor Chuck Smith, to discuss the origins of the Harvest Crusade and share stories of God’s faithfulness.  Encouraged by Pastor Chuck, Greg Laurie held the very first “Summer Harvest” in 1990 at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, California. Since then, more than 9.8 million people have participated in Harvest Crusade events in person or online around the United States. Pastor Chuck Smith, who went to be with the Lord in 2013, was the founder of Calvary Chapel and speaker of the radio broadcast, The Word for Today. Learn more about this year’s “cinematic crusade,” A Rush of Hope, at harvest.org. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 01, 2020
‘10’, Part 1: No Other Gods - I
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Pastor Greg Laurie says the Ten Commandments are not obsolete . . . they’re absolute.  But few believers can name all 10.  Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg launches a practical study of how each Commandment should impact our lives on a daily basis. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 31, 2020
The Desert Song - II
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It’s not only important to get into biblical truth, it’s important for biblical truth to get in to us.  Pastor Greg Laurie says Scripture memorization can help us grow by leaps and bounds!  Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg urges us to let God’s truth write itself on our hearts. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 30, 2020
The Desert Song - I
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Pastor Greg Laurie says life’s biggest trials often follow life’s greatest blessings.  It’s a quick trip from the mountain top to the valley floor.  But today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg brings us inspiration and reassurance from our study of the Israelites in the wilderness. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 29, 2020
Between Impossible & More Impossible - II
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In the time of Moses, the Israelites were fleeing an unconquerable army when they reached an impassable sea.  Were they doomed?  Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that impossible situations are God’s specialties! View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 28, 2020
Between Impossible & More Impossible - I
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When our problems overwhelm us, Pastor Greg Laurie reminds us that God is bigger than our problems! Today on A NEW BEGINNING, we'll consider some "impossible" situations in biblical times, and how God came through "in the nick of time." View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 27, 2020
It’s All How You Look at Things
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In this Sunday morning message, titled “It’s All How You Look at Things,” Pastor Greg Laurie explains that the way we view God affects the way we view everything else in life. We’ll get needed perspective and encouragement in this sermon from Numbers 13—in a series called “Water–Fire–Stone” on the life of Moses.  Notes God is bigger than your giant! How we view God will determine how we view life as well.  “And He gave them their request, but sent leanness into their soul” (Psalm 106:15). 12 spies were sent in: 10 brought back an evil report, and two brought back a good report. The Majority Report: they did not see God for who He is, they only saw their problems. The Minority Report: they saw God for who He is and also saw the obstacles and challenges. 1. When you allow fear to grip you, everything is affected. They focused their attention on the obstacles instead of their objective. When you fix your attention on the obstacles rather than the objective, fear will always eclipse your faith. 2. When you allow fear to grip you, everything is affected. Faith and worry cannot coexist together! When you trust you do not worry and when you worry you do not trust. 3. God does not want us to run from our giants but attack them! Communion is for believers only. Scriptures Referenced Numbers 13:25–28 Numbers 13:30–14:2 Numbers 14:2–3 Numbers 14:9 1 Corinthians 10:11–12 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 26, 2020
Big Life Issues: A Classic Interview with Randy Alcorn
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In this episode, we revisit an conversation with Pastor Greg and Randy Alcorn—this time to tackle life’s big issues. They discuss what Heaven is like, address some misconceptions about the afterlife, and explore the importance of an eternal perspective on our problems. Randy says, “There are many things [God] hasn’t told us about Heaven. . . So we don’t have to know those. But what He has told us is powerful. Let us study and contemplate and know and look forward to what He has told us about Heaven.”  Enjoy this edifying discussion about the most important topics of life. Randy Alcorn is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 books, including Heaven. He is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching biblical truth and drawing attention to the needy and how to help them. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 25, 2020
The Passover: A New Beginning - III
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Pastor Greg Laurie says Passover was a new beginning for the people of Israel. And he points out Jesus provides a new beginning for Christians. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, we'll learn more about this important message and how it connects Old and New Testaments. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 24, 2020
The Passover: A New Beginning - II
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Passover is an important remembrance for Jews . . . and it's equally important to Christians. In fact, Jesus Himself celebrated it. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie offers important insights on this profound story of deliverance. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 23, 2020
The Passover: A New Beginning - I
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The message of the cross is the heart and soul of the Christian Gospel. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out Jesus' sacrifice at Calvary is directly related to the Passover. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 22, 2020
The Danger of the Compromised Life - II
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Exodus describes a confrontation between Moses and the Pharaoh of Egypt. In the end, Egypt suffered 10 devastating plagues by the hand of God. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out it's never a good idea to negotiate with sin, or compromise our values. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 21, 2020
The Danger of the Compromised Life - I
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Pastor Greg Laurie says the committed believer should want to stay far away from sin. Instead, some want to know how much they can get away with. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, we'll see God's indictment of sinful lifestyles as we consider the plagues of Egypt. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 20, 2020
A Blessing for You
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What does God think of us? How does He feel about us? Is He angry with us? Does He even care what’s going on in our lives? Pastor Greg Laurie answers these questions in this message from Numbers 6, explaining that God desires to richly bless us. It’s the latest in his series on the life of Moses, Water–Fire–Stone. Read: Numbers 6:24–27 Notes We are fallen people, living in a fallen world, in need of help. 1. God loves to bless us. Blessing is a spiritual word. Jesus began and concluded His earthly ministry blessing people. The word blessed is from the Greek word Makarios, which is the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. God wants us to be blessed and happy. Blessedness and true happiness are independent of our circumstances.  You want to live a blessed and happy life? Love God and obey His voice and cling to Him. 2. God will keep you. “Who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation” (1 Peter 1:5). 3. God smiles on you. Not only does God’s smiling shining face look at you, but He sings over you, too. 4. He is gracious to you. 5. He is attentive to you. 6. He wants to give peace to you. We can have the blessing because Christ took the curse. Scriptures Referenced Numbers 6:24 Deuteronomy 30:19–20 2 Thessalonians 3:3 Jude 1:24 Numbers 6:25 Zephaniah 3:17 Numbers 6:26 Numbers 6:27 Galatians 3:13 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 19, 2020
How God Uses Disability: An Interview with Nick Vujicic
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In this episode, we revisit a classic interview with author and evangelist Nick Vujicic.  Born without arms and legs, Nick realized that God could use his hardship as a way to inspire others and uniquely speak to suffering people. As of today, he has been used by God to bring the gospel to millions of people all over the world.  Watch the full interview on video. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 18, 2020
The Danger of a Hardened Heart - II
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This week, Pastor Greg Laurie is presenting studies from the life of Moses. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, we consider how Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and his rebellious attitude provoked consequences from the hand of God Himself. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 17, 2020
The Danger of a Hardened Heart - I
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When our heart grows hard, our spiritual eyesight grows dim. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us avoid the downward slide that would lead to being calloused to the voice of God. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 16, 2020
How God Can Turn Your Mess into a Message - II
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When our lives have fallen apart, what do we do? Pastor Greg Laurie says God can put the broken pieces of a shattered life back together . . . and He specializes in using broken people. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, we'll consider a case in point. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 15, 2020
How God Can Turn Your Mess into a Message - I
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Sometimes we wonder how our lives ended up where they are. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that where you are right now is perfectly situated so you can be used by God! --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 14, 2020
God's Call . . . Man's Excuse - II
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Pastor Greg Laurie assures us, God has a plan for our lives even if our lives seem like a mess right now. Tune in today for A NEW BEGINNING as Pastor Greg helps us recognize the plan of God and say yes to the Lord's calling. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 13, 2020
How to Have Friendship with God
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In this Sunday morning message, Pastor Greg Laurie examines how Moses models the intimacy you can experience with God. Turn in your Bible to Exodus 32 and follow along as we continue to look at the life of Moses in a series called, “Water–Fire–Stone.” Notes “So the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend” (Exodus 33:11). Moses offers himself in the place of the people. Prayer is not getting your will in Heaven, but God’s will on Earth. 1. Moses asks for Divine direction. 2. Moses asks for confirmation. “The Lord replied to Moses, ‘I will indeed do what you have asked, for I look favorably on you, and I know you by name’” (Exodus 33:17). 3. Moses asks for the very glory of God to be revealed to him. We sit in awe of the relationship Moses had with God, but did you know that your friendship with God as a Christian is even closer? Other Scriptures Referenced Exodus 32 James 1:2–4 Matthew 5:44–45 Exodus 32:31–32 Romans 9:3 Exodus 33:13–23 Acts 7:55 Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 12, 2020
A New Beginning (New Zealand Crusade)
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In this classic crusade message, Pastor Greg Laurie addresses the issues that universally affect us and shows us how we can have a “new beginning,” from John 3. This message was originally given in Wellington, New Zealand, on October 26, 2007. Pastor Greg states, “It doesn’t matter where you live in the world—if you live in Wellington, or Christchurch, or Auckland, or Sydney, or Melbourne, or Kenya, or Los Angeles, or New York City. No matter where you live in the world certain things are true of every person.” “Every person without Jesus Christ has a hole in their heart.” “Everyone is lonely deep down inside.” “Everyone feels guilt.” “Everyone is afraid to die.” But to all of us, Jesus gives the answer: “You must be born again” (John 3:7).  Read more: “What It Really Means to Be ‘Born Again.’” To find out how to have a personal relationship with God, go to KnowGod.org. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 11, 2020
God's Call . . . Man's Excuse - I
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What kind of influence do you have on your "circle of influence"? Does your influence rub off on others, or does their influence rub off on you? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie continues his study of the life of Moses with an important look at putting our faith on display.  --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 10, 2020
God Enough, Part 2 - II
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Why does God use some people in remarkable ways, and other people not at all? Pastor Greg Laurie addresses that issue today on A NEW BEGINNING. We'll see it's not usually a question of ability . . . it's a matter of availability. Learn how to make yourself available to the Lord! --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 09, 2020
God Enough, Part 2 - I
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Pastor Greg Laurie says God can use you to do great things for His Kingdom . . . if you're willing to take a step outside your comfort zone. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg shows us how to follow Moses' example and make ourselves available to God. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 08, 2020
God Enough, Part 1 - II
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It helps to see important principles lived out in real life. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us some important principles as we follow the life of Moses. We'll emulate his successes and learn from his failures . . . so tune in for the rich counsel!  --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 07, 2020
God Enough, Part 1 - I
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Pastor Greg Laurie wants you to know that you're being watched! Every day, people are observing how you handle yourself as a believer in Jesus Christ. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg passes along good encouragement to do your best and represent our Lord well!  --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 06, 2020
America, This Is Your Wake-Up Call!
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What is our only hope as a nation? Pastor Greg Laurie pinpoints America's most pressing issues and explains why we might be on the verge of a spiritual awakening. It’s a special Sunday morning message from Matthew 5. Notes “To the distinguished character of patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.” —George Washington “Cursed be all that learning that is contrary to the cross of Christ!” —James Madison “The United States Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any others.” —John Adams We have two options before us as a nation—judgment or revival! “The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos, conviction or compromise, discipline or disintegration.” —Peter Marshall Salt & Light Jesus has not called us to isolate, but to infiltrate. Our job is to permeate and saturate—not evade but invade! “The world is waiting to hear an authentic voice, a voice from God—not an echo of what others are doing and saying, but an authentic voice.” —A.W. Tozer Salt stimulates thirst. We need to infiltrate, not isolate. We need to pray. We need to preach the gospel. Scriptures Matthew 5:13–16 John 17:15–16, 18 John 3:19 2 Chronicles 7:14 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 05, 2020
Faith Flourishing Freely: An Interview with Eric Metaxas
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Pastor Greg Laurie interviews author and radio host Eric Metaxas. In this classic discussion, they cover the role of faith in America’s founding and the role of virtue in the exercise of religious liberty.  Eric shares his personal testimony and discusses his book, If You Can Keep It. With humor and candor, he explains how the God-given liberties we enjoy in America must be taught and protected in every generation.  --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 04, 2020
Your Life Has a Purpose - II
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Sin lures us with false promises.  We soon find pain instead of pleasure.  Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us learn from a surprising event in the life of Moses.  It’s a good warning to resist the lures of our flesh and our adversary. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 03, 2020
Your Life Has a Purpose - I
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The most agonizing times of life can yield the sweetest rewards.  Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie launches a study of the life of Moses.  And we’ll see how great victories come from great struggle.  It’s good medicine for whatever you’re going through. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 02, 2020
Bringing Christ into Your Crisis
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In times of great pressure and uncertainty, that’s often when people slow down and hear the Lord’s voice most clearly.  Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that the best way to navigate adversity is to invite Christ into your crisis. Learn more about Pastor Greg's book, Bringing Christ into Your Crisis. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 01, 2020
The Cure to Worry - II
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The Lord wants us to live a worry-free life.  But too many of us haven’t discovered that kind of freedom.  Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us break out of the worry trap, and enjoy a life of surrender and satisfaction in the Lord. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 30, 2020
The Cure to Worry - I
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Faith and worry are mutually exclusive.  One drives the other away.  And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that worry can actually be both harmful and sinful!  Tune in for an important study of how to break free from the bonds of worry. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 29, 2020
The Heart of the Problem
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In today’s Sunday morning message, Pastor Greg Laurie gleans timeless truths from the last three of the Ten Commandments. Listen in as he shows us “The Heart of the Problem” and the reason behind these commandments. It’s a message from his series, Water–Fire–Stone, looking at the life of Moses. Notes The Ten Commandments are guardrails so we can live happy lives and walls of protection to keep us safe. Commandment #8 “You shall not steal.” The world doesn’t owe you a living! Steal no longer. Do something useful. Share what you have. The Bible does not advocate or condone socialism. Did you know that it’s possible to steal from God Himself? Commandment #9 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” We can lie by gossiping and backbiting. Jesus said, “I am the truth.” In dramatic contrast, Satan is “the father of lies.” Flattery is another form of lying. Exaggeration is another form of lying. We can also lie by remaining silent when we should speak. Commandment #10 “You shall not covet.” To covet is to be devoured by desire for something that is not yours. Scriptures Referenced Exodus 20 Ephesians 4:28 2 Thessalonians 3:10–13 Malachi 3:8 Proverbs 6:16–19 Colossians 3:5 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 28, 2020
The Transformed Life: An Interview with Darryl Strawberry
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In this interesting and enlightening interview, Greg Laurie speaks with baseball legend Darryl Strawberry.  Darryl discusses his life as a world-famous player for the New York Mets, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the New York Yankees. He also speaks about the trials and problems in his life, and how he was only saved by putting his faith in Jesus Christ. This is a great interview for the baseball fan or those who love to see the transformative power of Christ. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 27, 2020
The Race We Must Win - II
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Many see the pandemic as a serious setback. But Pastor Greg Laurie says this could be the beginning of a great spiritual awakening in our land. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, he helps us seize this moment and live a life that draws others to Christ. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 26, 2020
The Race We Must Win - I
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Pastor Greg Laurie says there are FIVE gospels:  Matthew, Mark, Luke, John . . . and YOU! He says you’re the only Bible some people will ever read! Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg points out that there’s never been a more important time for us to let our light shine. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 25, 2020
We Can Work It Out - II
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How can we know for sure that we’re members of God’s family? Pastor Greg Laurie addresses that important question today on A NEW BEGINNING. We’ll examine the characteristics of those who belong to the Lord, and see how our lives measure up. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 24, 2020
We Can Work It Out - I
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The coronavirus has affected nearly every part of our lives. But Pastor Greg Laurie says one thing it will never affect is our salvation! Today on A NEW BEGINNING, he assures us that our eternity is secure in Jesus Christ . . . and our response should be to “work out our salvation.” --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 23, 2020
What Do You Live For? - II
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When this earthly life seems too difficult to manage, what do we do? Pastor Greg Laurie says that’s a good time to think about the next life! Today on A NEW BEGINNING, he helps us focus on our future . . . and as we do, we’ll see our present problems in a whole new light. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 22, 2020
From Hopelessness to Happiness
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Pastor Greg Laurie re-launches his series, Water–Fire–Stone, with an encouraging message: “From Hopelessness to Happiness.” Speaking from Exodus 20, Pastor Greg gives us insight from the life of Moses and shows us how God reveals the path to happiness in the Ten Commandments. Notes God can take all of the hurt and pain we have experienced in life and use it to touch others, and to make us into the men and women He wants us to be. “Hope is the medicine I use more than any other—hope can cure nearly anything.” Water Fire Stone Water: because God saved Moses as a young man from a certain death in the Nile. Fire: because it was at the burning bush that Moses was given a second chance. Stone: because it was on tablets of stone that God gave His commandments. Barely 300 words long in English, the Ten Commandments form the foundation of our legal system and are the heart of the Western Civilization. “It’s not a black solution; it’s not a white solution, it’s not a blue solution . . . it’s a God solution!” —Senator Tim Scott We need to do more than memorize these commandments; we need to internalize them. The Ten Commandments are not obsolete; they are absolute. The first four commandments speak to our relationship with God. The last six commandments speak to our relationship with others. Commandment #1 “Have no other gods before Me.” If the Lord God is number one in your life, everything else will find its proper balance. He does not want to share you with another god. God wants loyalty, fidelity, and faithfulness just as a spouse should. Commandment #2 “Do not make for yourself an idol of any kind.”  Commandment #3 “Don’t take the Lord’s name in vain.” Commandment #4 “Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy.” Commandment #5 “Honor your father and mother.” Scriptures Referenced Exodus 20:2–17 Deuteronomy 6:6–9 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 21, 2020
Classic Message: God’s Cure for Heart Trouble
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In this special crusade message, Pastor Greg Laurie speaks on our need to hope in Christ and His Word. Pastor Greg ends his message with a clear presentation of the gospel, saying, “The most important journey you’ll ever take is the one into eternity.” Do you know where you’re going when you die? Listen in for an explanation of what the Bible says about Heaven—and how to get there. This message was originally preached in 2012 at the Harvest Crusade held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. 61,000 people attended this crusade over two days, with some 5,900 making professions of faith. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 20, 2020
The Faith of Senator Tim Scott
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Friday, on a special edition of A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie interviews U.S. Senator Tim Scott.  It’s a fascinating discussion of his deep faith in Christ and how it informs his work in finding a “God solution” to the racial tensions that divide America today. Tune in for an enriching glimpse into the faith of Senator Tim Scott. See the full transcript of this interview. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 19, 2020
How to Be Happy Though Stuck at Home - II
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For months, life has been anything but normal.  Now, many are talking about the “new normal.” Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings good, biblical perspective to our challenges. We’ll see God has a plan, and it’s a plan that will carry you into your future. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 18, 2020
How to Be Happy Though Stuck at Home - I
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Some people believe happiness disappeared when the coronavirus appeared.  It’s been a challenge, to be sure. But today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie assures you that God has your future in His hands, and He has a plan to restore your joy. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 17, 2020
What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do
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Whether your challenges are few or many, Pastor Greg Laurie says your first response should be to take them to God’s throne!  Tuesday on A NEW BEGINNING, tune in for a reassuring study of God’s faithfulness, and the power of effective prayer.  --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 16, 2020
This Is Not a Drill - III
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Runners don’t win a prize for how fast they leave the starting block.  And similarly, when we run “for the prize of the high calling,” it’s all about how we finish. Monday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us learn how to finish well as he presents his final study in Nehemiah.  --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 15, 2020
Things to Do Before the End of the World
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Pastor Greg Laurie concludes his timely series, End Times, with a practical message from Luke 12 titled, “Things to Do Before the End of the World.” Notes We should be shining lights in a dark place. We are to be watching for Him. We are to be ready to go. We should be anxiously awaiting His return. We are to be working. Watching for the Lord’s return will help us prepare our own lives, but working will ensure we bring others with us. Looking for Christ’s return is not a miserable, repressive, confining way to live; it’s a happy, joyful, purposeful way to live. Jesus is coming! We need to be ready! We should be shining lights in a dark place. We are to be watching for Him. We are to be ready to go. We should be anxiously awaiting His return. We are to be working. We should be praying for revival before Christ returns. If we want to see an awakening, we must pray with passion! The gospel is more important than anything; it’s more important than our programs, our preferences, our priorities, even our politics. Scriptures Referenced Luke 12:35–40 2 Peter 3:9 2 Peter 3:10–11, 14 Luke 12:45–46 James 5:16–18 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 14, 2020
If God Is Good: A Classic Interview with Randy Alcorn
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In this classic interview, Pastor Greg Laurie discusses suffering, evil, and the goodness of God with Randy Alcorn, best-selling author of If God Is Good: Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil. There are two types of people in the world: Those who are going through a crisis and those who will go through a crisis. So before crisis hits, how should we prepare, and how do we deal with difficult questions we grapple with in our suffering? Randy Alcorn says about God, “He doesn’t mind our questions. We should bring them to Him. He has answers. But He doesn’t always have the answers that we want that are direct and exact. He gives us principles and basically reveals Himself and His character and calls upon us to trust Him.” Gain spiritual perspective from this compelling conversation! --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 13, 2020
This Is Not a Drill! - II
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Pastor Greg Laurie says God isn't content getting the leftovers from our lives. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg points out how we need to give the Lord our best: our time, our talent, our treasures. Tune in for strong encouragement! --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 12, 2020
This Is Not a Drill! - I
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Do the people around you know that you're a Christian? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the importance of making a public stand for the Lord. Why would someone want to keep that good news a secret? Tune in for Pastor Greg's study in Nehemiah! --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 11, 2020
It's Time to Pray - II
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Something remarkable happened in the time of Nehemiah. After rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem in record time, there was an outbreak of prayer . . . which led to an outbreak of revival! Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how to bring that kind of outbreak to our generation. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 10, 2020
It's Time to Pray - I
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Do the people around you know that you're a Christian? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the importance of making a public stand for the Lord. Why would someone want to keep that good news a secret? Tune in for Pastor Greg's study in Nehemiah! --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 09, 2020
How to Have a Personal Spiritual Revival - II
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The Bible concedes that sin can be fun . . . but it also loudly declares that unrepentant sin can lead to death! Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings a strong look at the lure of sin and how to resist its entices. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 08, 2020
There’s a Better World Coming!
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Pastor Greg Laurie continues in his Sunday series, End Times, with a message from Revelation 21 titled, “There’s a Better World Coming!” Don’t we need a better world right now? Happily, the Bible tells us all about it.  Notes God loves new too! There will finally be world peace. There will be joy and happiness and no more disabilities. People will live super long lives. The animal kingdom will be subdued. There will be universal justice and righteousness. The curse that came upon the world because of sin will be lifted. Holiness will prevail. Jesus will make Earth into Heaven and Heaven into Earth. When God brings the new Earth there will be no more ocean. There are no racial divisions in Heaven! God is speaking of the future as though it already were the past. We should be thinking Heaven! Set your minds speaks of a diligent, active, single-minded investigation. Our feet must be on Earth, but our minds must be in Heaven. Scriptures Referenced Revelation 21 Isaiah 2:4 Isaiah 35:5–6 Isaiah 65:20 Isaiah 11:6 Psalm 72:2 Romans 8:19–21 Isaiah 35:8 Revelation 7:9 Revelation 21:3 Ecclesiastes 3:15 Colossians 3:1–2 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 07, 2020
Interview with Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy
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In this podcast, we revisit a fascinating conversation between Pastor Greg Laurie, Senator Tim Scott, and Trey Gowdy.  The racial divide in America is real. But God can break down the things that divide us and we can come together as brothers and sisters in Christ. This starts with talking to each other.  Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy discuss their book, Unified, and the unlikely friendship they developed while working in congress. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 06, 2020
How to Have a Personal Spiritual Revival - I
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Was there ever a time when your passion for the Lord was stronger? Friday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us evaluate our level of spiritual growth. We’ll learn to take our own “spiritual temperature,” and discover how to grow to the next level. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 05, 2020
Don't Give Up - III
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Some serve the Lord in the limelight, others serve God in relative obscurity. But Pastor Greg Laurie says everything we do for Christ counts! Thursday on A NEW BEGINNING, we’ll get a fresh breeze of inspiration from our study in Nehemiah. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 04, 2020
Don't Give Up - II
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It’s been said that character is who you really are; reputation is just what others think you are. Wednesday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how to keep a watchful eye on our character, and let the Lord take care of our reputation. Tune in for an encouraging study. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 03, 2020
Don't Give Up - I
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Temptations come our way every day. Sometimes it feels like we’re surrounded by them. Tuesday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how to “take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.” Tune in for an enlightening study in Nehemiah. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 02, 2020
How to Handle Discouragement - II
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When we “fear God,” we don’t need to fear much else! Monday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings important encouragement from a practical study in the Book of Nehemiah. We’ll see how we can stand and face those who oppose us. It’s reassurance you can use. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2020
Antichrist, Armageddon, and the Second Coming
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Pastor Greg Laurie continues his Sunday morning series, "End Times," with a message from Revelation 13 titled, “Antichrist, Armageddon, and the Second Coming.” Notes God does not give Bible prophecy to scare us, but to prepare us. Your future is bright. Your future is good. Your future is promised to you by God. Jesus promised that one day, He will return.  Who is Antichrist? He is sent by Satan himself, because Satan is effectively an imitator. Antichrist will be history’s vilest embodiment of sin and rebellion. Antichrist will be suave, intelligent, engaging, magnetic, and charismatic. In a US News and World Report poll, 49% of Americans said they believe there will be an Antichrist sometime in the future. God is sovereign over all of history. World history is His story. Antichrist is coming to defy and take the place of Jesus. Antichrist is coming to kill Christians. Antichrist is coming to dominate the globe. Antichrist will establish global control through a cashless society. The mark of the beast is future, not past or present. Christ’s return will be accompanied by sadness and weeping. Scriptures Revelation 13:1–4 John 14:1–4 Revelation 13:7 Revelation 13:17–18 Revelation 19:11–14 Zechariah 12:10 Colossians 3:4 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2020
Classic Message: Harvest Crusade 1990
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In this podcast, we’re taking you back in time 30 years to the very first Harvest Crusade with Pastor Greg Laurie. At the time called, “Summer Harvest,” and held at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, California, this event features a powerful gospel presentation from Pastor Greg.  Many things have changed over the years, but one thing never changes: the life-changing gospel message. Listen in as Pastor Greg speaks on the excuses that keep us from following Jesus Christ.  Since 1990, more than 9.8 million people have participated in Harvest Crusades events in person or online around the United States. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 30, 2020
How to Handle Discouragement - I
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The Lord warned us that we may be mistreated for our faith.  How do we bounce back?  Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie offers biblical encouragement.  We’ll learn some practical lessons from a study in the book of Nehemiah. --- Resources Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 29, 2020
Dealing with Criticism - II
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How can we keep pressing forward when many around us want us to stop, and criticize our every move?  That was the dilemma faced by Nehemiah as he rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem.  Tuesday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us learn important lessons about perseverance.  --- Resources Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 26, 2020
The Faith of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
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Paul exhorts us to pray for those in authority, and few governmental positions are more strategic to our national security than our Secretary of State—the one who represents us in the complicated arena of international affairs. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, we’re interrupting what we had originally scheduled for today to bring a special discussion between Pastor Greg Laurie and our current Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. It’s a fascinating conversation of his deep faith in Christ and how it informs and equips him to face the difficult dynamics of America’s foreign relations. On this Memorial Day, let us give thanks for the freedom we enjoy in America and continue to pray for our local and national leaders. --- Resources Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 25, 2020
Is Coronavirus a Sign of the End Times?
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Pastor Greg Laurie shares a message titled, "Is Coronavirus a Sign of the End Times?" in which he considers whether this pandemic is a wake-up call for all of us.  Notes “A stunning 43% of poll respondents said they believe the Coronavirus and resulting economic meltdown is a ‘wakeup call’ for us to turn back to faith in God.” In the span of 40 years, COVID-19 is the sixth infectious plague unleashed on the planet. You can freak out . . . or you can look up—in Scripture! 1. What is the rapture? The rapture is when Christ descends from Heaven and we are caught up to meet Him. Though the word rapture is not in the Bible, the word harpazo is; it’s used 13 times in the New Testament. 2. Why is there a rapture? The word revelation means, “unveiling.” It’s not God’s desire to conceal, but to reveal. “A continual looking forward to the eternal world is not a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do.” —C. S. Lewis 3. Talking about the Lord’s return makes us want to be closer to God. 4. When will the Lord return in the rapture? Read Matthew 24:36. Scriptures Matthew 16:1–4 Luke 21:8–11 Luke 21:26 2 Thessalonians 2:7–8 1 Thessalonians 4:16–18 1 Thessalonians 4:13 1 John 3:3 Matthew 24:36 Resources Watch Pastor Greg's exclusive interview with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at harvest.org/live. Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 24, 2020
God’s Answer to Fear, Worry and Anxiety – Part 2
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The Bible says, “Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression” (Proverbs 12:25 NKJV). Jesus also taught, “Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” (Matthew 6:27 NLT). If you don’t want to live in fear, worry, and anxiety, put your concerns in the hands of God. Philippians 4:6 says, “But in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving . . . .” Replace thoughts of anxiety, worry, and panic with godly thoughts. Train your mind to think biblically. Put God’s Kingdom first and turn your panic into prayer. Application Did you know that worry can actually be a sin? The believer should not worry because nothing touches the Christian that has not first passed through the loving hands of God. Psalm 27:5 says, “For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.” We grow in our faith by reading the Bible and believing what it says. Scriptures Matthew 6 Philippians 4 Matthew 6:25–34 Matthew 6:33 Philippians 4:6 Daniel 6:10 Philippians 4:8 Matthew 6:27 Proverbs 12:25 Resources Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org Find more encouragement from Pastor Greg’s book,God’s Answer to Fear Worry and Anxiety. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 23, 2020
Wall Builders - II
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The book of Nehemiah records a tremendous example of teamwork in the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem. Pastor Greg Laurie says it’s an example we should emulate as believers banding together to serve the Lord in our generation. Friday on A NEW BEGINNING, tune in for practical lessons on teamwork.  Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 22, 2020
Wall Builders - I
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How can we be used of God as great men and women of Scripture were? Pastor Greg Laurie says simply answer God’s call. Thursday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg shows us God can do great things through people who are humble and available. Good encouragement coming Thursday.  Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 21, 2020
How to Be a Successful Leader - II
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When we’re serving the Lord wholeheartedly, we can count on opposition. Pastor Greg Laurie says the book of Nehemiah teaches us how to be ready, and how to persevere. Wednesday on A NEW BEGINNING, an encouraging lesson from biblical history. Support the show: https://harvest.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 20, 2020