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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The Refreshing Power of Sharing Your Faith: Fishers of Men
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When you think back on your spiritual journey and how it was that you came to Christ, most likely there was at least one human being involved in the process. Aren’t you thankful for that person? Well, we each have the opportunity to be “that person” for someone else. It’s God’s plan for disseminating the Good News. And today on A New Beginning, as part of his series called Refresh, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how refreshing it is when we follow through with our evangelism privilege and responsibility. Kickstart Giving Tuesday with a gift to transform lives! Just go to harvest.org/support. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 29, 2021
Overcoming Your Greatest Fear | With Special Guest Lee Strobel
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How can believers use the hope of Heaven to defeat the fear of death? In this Sunday message, bestselling author and speaker Lee Strobel reveals the secret to overcoming your greatest fears. Get real encouragement today! This Giving Tuesday, do big things and invest in transformed lives. If you believe in the work of evangelism that Harvest Ministries is doing, give today here or just go to harvest.org/support. Notes “My heart pounds in my chest; the terror of death assaults me.”  David in Psalm 55:4 (NLT) “…[God] has planted eternity in the human heart….”  Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NLT) “…[Jesus] set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying.”  Hebrews 2:15 (NLT) “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.” John 14:1-3 (NLT) “God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.” 1 John 5:11 (NIV) “…Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?...Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:55,57 (NIV) “…No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9 (NLT) Luis Palau’s message to Christians: “Go for it!” “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6: 23 (NLT) Luis Palau’s message to others: “Don’t be stupid!” --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 28, 2021
See You in the Morning | Classic Crusade Message
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In this episode, we revisit a classic crusade message from Pastor Greg Laurie, titled “See You in the Morning.”  Originally preached at the SoCal Harvest on August 17, 2014 Pastor Greg points out in this message that many people get their notion of Heaven from television or the movies. He calls that “cartoon heaven.” He points out the biblical truth about our heavenly home. Get a guided tour of life hereafter!  --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 27, 2021
The Refreshing Power of Sharing Your Faith: Responsibility to Share
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Some seem to believe the realm of evangelism is for “men of the cloth” . . . for pastors, ministers, evangelists. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie says it’s a privilege and responsibility shared by all believers. In recent days, he’s been pointing out the tremendous lessons we can learn from Jonah’s success in Nineveh. It was the most successful evangelistic gathering in history. And there are six practical lessons we can learn from that account. Let’s take some 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 26, 2021
An Attitude of Gratitude: A Theology of Thanksgiving
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It’s “Parenting 101" to teach our children to say please and thank you. It’s just good manners. But a mumbled thank you does not an attitude of gratitude make. Today on A New Beginning, to honor the holiday here in the U.S., Pastor Greg Laurie brings us a look at the proper way to show genuine, heartfelt gratitude to our God for all the many blessings He’s bestowed on us. If you’re hearing this, and you’re breathing, you have something to be thankful for. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 25, 2021
The Refreshing Power of Sharing Your Faith: A Reward Worth the Risk
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Evangelism is at the heart of Pastor Greg Laurie’s ministry. From this radio broadcast, A New Beginning, to his television program, to his large Harvest evangelistic events, the Gospel is always a central component. Our mission statement is Knowing Him and Making Him Known. And today, from Pastor Greg’s new series called Refresh, we dig deep into some principles for effective personal evangelism by learning from the most successful evangelistic outreach 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 24, 2021
The Refreshing Power of Sharing Your Faith: The Importance of Evangelism
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Whatever we’ve accumulated in life, we can’t take it with us when life is over. It’s like a game of Monopoly . . . the cash, the houses, the hotels . . . when the game is over, it all goes back in the box. But there is one exception. People. We can take people to heaven with us. The Lord invites us, urges us, to share the Gospel, and invite them to Christ. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie offers good encouragement as a part of his encouraging series called Refresh. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 23, 2021
The Refreshing Power of Revival: Reaching the Unreachable
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God has given us mere humans the opportunity to participate in giving life. A mom and dad bring life into this world with their newborn baby. And as believers, we have the privilege of bringing the message of new life to people as we share Christ. But some folks are not easily persuaded. They’re stuck in their sin and don’t want to move. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how we can reach the unreachable. It’s part of his series called Refresh. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 22, 2021
Thankful People Are Happy People | Special Thanksgiving Message
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This Thanksgiving, we must be thankful for the things that we have but also for the things that God has in store for us! In this Sunday message, Pastor Greg Laurie shares a powerful example of praising God in all circumstances. Listen in to a special message from Acts 16. Notes Thanksgiving is not about eating, but rather giving thanks! “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus.” —1 Thessalonians 5:18 “Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” It’s easy to want to give thanks when we feel like it, but according to Scripture, it is something the believer is to do regardless of circumstances. Having an attitude of gratitude will affect you emotionally and physically. Thankful people are happy people! The two most important moments in a person’s life is when they are born and when they realize what they are born for. Far too often, we fail to give God the glory that is due to His name! Only one of the nine lepers thanked Jesus for what He did.  1. To give thanks, I must first realize as a Christian, God is in control of my life. “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.” —Proverbs 16:9 God is sovereign and able to do what He pleases with whomever He chooses whenever He wishes. “For everything serves Your plans.” —Psalm 119:91 2. I must realize God loves me and is always looking out for my eternal benefit. When God takes the events of our lives, the good things and the bad things and puts them in the oven of adversity, we will say “that is good.” 3. To give thanks, I must realize God is far wiser than I am. What is immediately good is not always eternally good. What is eternally good is not always immediately good but painful.  “Through each day the Lord pours His unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing His songs praying to God who gives me life.” —Psalm 42:8 Worship can be a powerful evangelistic tool. When we worship on Earth, we are in tune with what is happening in Heaven. Scripture commands us to rejoice! Nothing can separate us from the love of God. Our joy and contentment in life does not come from what we have, but from who we know!  If you feel like it or not, rejoice in the Lord! “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved.” Jesus Christ is ready to save you! Scripture Referenced Psalm 106:1 Job 1:21 Hebrews 13:15 Psalm 29:2 Luke 17:15–16 Romans 8:28 2 Corinthians 4:17–18 Revelation 5:12 Psalm 73:16 Philippians 4:4 Romans 8:38–39 Hebrews 13:5 --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 21, 2021
Courage or Fear? | Today’s Daily Devotion from Pastor Greg
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In today’s episode, you can hear Pastor Greg’s Laurie’s daily devotional from November 20, 2021. Learn how you can get this daily encouragement delivered to you in both text and audio form by going to https://harvest.org/resources/devotions/. Read the full devotion below! --- “Then Peter called to him, ‘Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.’ ‘Yes, come,’ Jesus said.” —Matthew 14:28–29  Courage or Fear? Let’s give credit where credit is due. No one else volunteered to walk on water—not James, not John, and not any of the other disciples. But Peter did. So Jesus told him, “Yes, come” (Matthew 14:29 NLT). What happened next? Matthew tells us that “Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. ‘Save me, Lord!’ he shouted” (verses 29–30 NLT). Peter sank because he was afraid and because he took his eyes off Jesus. When fear reigns, faith is driven away. Fear and faith don’t hang out together. Either faith will be there, or fear will be there. But when one walks in, the other walks out. Sometimes we’re doing well, and then we look at the wind and waves in our lives, and we begin to sink. We check our email or social media, or we turn on the news, and it causes our hearts to panic. Peter began to sink because he took his eyes off Jesus. And when take our eyes off Jesus, we’re going to sink as well. When we forget God’s promises to us, we’ll start to sink. But then Peter called out to Jesus, and He “immediately reached out and grabbed [Peter]. ‘You have so little faith,’ Jesus said. ‘Why did you doubt me?’” (verse 31 NLT). In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, I heard a doctor on the news say something that I’d never heard before: Courage uses the same pathways as fear. When you’re facing the storms of life, you have a choice: either you can be afraid, which is easy, or you can be courageous while you keep your eyes on 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 20, 2021
The Refreshing Power of Revival: Wake Up
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How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? God reaches people through people. God may want to reach someone you know . . . through you! And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us be ready for that assignment. There’s nothing like helping someone meet Jesus and find eternal life! You’ll never forget it. The reward is worth the risk. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 19, 2021
The Refreshment of the Spirit in Times of Trial: Refined and Refreshed
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Wood that’s been split and sawn, and sanded and shaped can make some fine furniture. But if our compassion should get the best of us and we didn’t want to see that wood face that stress, most of us would just have some chunks of tree sitting in our living rooms. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how the sanding and shaping in our lives helps us mature into the kind of people God wants us to be. Good encouragement coming 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 18, 2021
The Refreshment of the Spirit in Times of Trial: All We Need, All We Have
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It’s been said that, when we get to the end of our rope, we get to the beginning of God. A lot of truth in that statement. When we’re out of answers, and short on hope, God opens His supply of reassurance and direction. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie has good insight for those challenging times. We’re glad you’ve joined us for his new series called “Refresh: What Every Christian Needs to Know.” Valuable information for believers who face the challenges of life. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 17, 2021
The Refreshing Power of the Spirit-Filled Life: Calling on God
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Sometimes, a child needs a little help from his mom or dad. Whether it’s trying to tie his shoe, or trying to climb a tree, sometimes he just can quite make it on his own. Well, whether we admit or not, we often need help from our Heavenly Father. When we try to live a righteous life, but still have a sin nature, that’s when we need to rely on our God. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see how to call on God and accept His help in our daily walk. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 16, 2021
The Refreshing Power of the Spirit-Filled Life: Empowerment From the Holy Spirit
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A car can’t go anywhere without an engine. A car better not go anywhere without a steering wheel! A car needs propulsion and direction. You know, so do believers. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how it’s the Spirit of God who provides both. He leads us in the path we should go. And He gives us the spiritual strength to make the journey. You’ve joined us for an encouraging series called “Refresh: What Every 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 15, 2021
No One Is Beyond the Reach of God | Sunday Message
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How does one go from being an enemy of the Christian faith to one of its key evangelists? In this episode, Pastor Greg Laurie surveys the most stunning conversion in the book of Acts—when Saul came to faith. Notes God gives us absolutes for our own protection. Religion can turn you from God. God promises that His Word will not return void. “Saul was uttering threats with every breath.” —Acts 9:1 Jesus is the only Way to God because the Bible says so! Only Jesus was qualified to bridge the gap between a Holy God and sinful man. We are not people of “a way” or even “a better way,” but “the only way.” Saul not only heard Jesus; Saul also saw Jesus! What were the goads Saul was kicking against? The arguments, life, and death of Stephen. The spread of the gospel and the response of the believers. The gospel is: “The power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes.” “May your money be destroyed with you.” —Acts 8:20 Be thankful for what God has given you! True repentance will result in a changed course in life. Two men placed side by side in Scripture: Simon and Saul. Simon wanted power and fame. Saul had power, fame, and influence and fought with Jesus, but ultimately Saul believed. Paul said two things to Jesus: “Who are You, and what do You want me to do?" Scripture Referenced Ephesians 4:31–32 Isaiah 55:11 Acts 26:11 James 2:19–20 John 2:23–24 2 Corinthians 7:10 --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 14, 2021
Classic Interview: Heaven, Happiness, and Hope with Randy Alcorn
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In this episode, we're revisiting 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 13, 2021
The Refreshing Power of Prayer: Fundamentals of the Christian Life
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We’ve all had moments of relief when an annoying problem is finally solved. We remove that little rock from our shoe. Or we clean the bird dropping off our windshield. Or someone finally shuts off that incessant car alarm. What a relief! It’s refreshing. Well currently here on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie is highlighting a number of spiritual issues where many of us could use some refreshment. It’s foundational insight on the fundamentals of the Christian life. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 12, 2021
The Refreshing Power of Prayer: Refreshing Reassurance
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When we think about sitting down, we might think that’s pretty relaxing. But if you’re sitting in traffic, not so much. If you’re sitting in the doctor’s office, you might be fearing bad news. Many are fearful of sitting on an airplane. But is God feeling fear or tension as He sits on His throne? No. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us tap into God’s state of mind through the power of prayer. He invites us to taste of the refreshing reassurance of a heavenly point of view. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 11, 2021
The Refreshing Power of Prayer: An Open Invitation from the Lord
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Imagine if the richest man in the world slipped you a piece of paper and said, “Here’s my cell number. Call me if I can ever do something for you.” And then you hear a sound. Oh, it was your jaw hitting the floor. Imagine! What an invitation! Well today on A New Beginning, we see we have an invitation from God himself to come to Him anytime in prayer. No cell phone required. Pastor Greg Laurie is offering insights to help encourage us straight from the truths in God’s Word. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 10, 2021
God’s Answer to Fear, Anxiety & Worry: Pray and Persevere
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Worry can burn through our minds like a forest fire. It consumes our sense of peace and well-being . . . our emotional equilibrium and passion . . . our entire outlook on the day. What extinguishes that fire that tries to burn through our serenity? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie answers that question. We’ll see prayer can keep us from worry . . . but we have to have perseverance because worry can keep us from prayer. Glad you’re along today for a practical 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 09, 2021
God’s Answer to Fear, Anxiety & Worry: Love That Provides
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The Bible says “be anxious for nothing” – in other words, don’t worry about anything. It also tells us to cast our cares on the Lord because He cares for us. What is it that’s heavy on your heart today? Pastor Greg Laurie brings some good encouragement toward a worry-free life in the final message of a three-part series called God’s Answer to Fear, Anxiety, and Worry. Glad you’re along today for A New Beginning. Good encouragement is coming your way on today’s program. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 08, 2021
A Conversation in the Desert | Sunday Message with Jonathan Laurie
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Opportunities to share the gospel aren’t limited to the walls of the church. In this podcast episode, speaking guest Pastor Jonathan Laurie, Greg Laurie’s son, shares how you can be bolder in your faith by following the leading of the Holy Spirit! Listen in for a compelling message from Acts 8.  Notes Stronger Harder Increased fatigue resistance Integrity retention How can I understand unless someone guides me? About whom is the prophet speaking? What prevents me from being baptized? Scripture Referenced Acts 1:8 James 1:2–4 Romans 10:15 Jeremiah 29:13 --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 07, 2021
How to Glorify God When You’re Worried
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In this powerful snippet, Pastor Greg Laurie offers us some practical advice on worry. He recommends we glorify God at every opportunity. Be encouraged with this word! --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 06, 2021
God’s Answer to Fear, Anxiety & Worry: Rejoice in the Lord
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It’s so easy to get inside our own heads. It’s an echo chamber of thoughts – often negative thoughts – that feed each other. One anxious thought sits there and germinates the next anxious thought. Pretty soon it’s a garden of worry and depression. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us pull those anxious thoughts out by the roots, and let the truth of God plant itself deeply in our hearts and minds. Glad you’re along today for good insights from Scripture! 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 05, 2021
God’s Answer to Fear, Anxiety & Worry: Giving Our Worries to God
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In the stillness of the night, we hear things . . . the faucet dripping, a dog barking in the distance, a car going down the road. We also think about things. It’s often when worry moves into our minds and sets up shop for the night. What if . . . how come . . . if only . . . why didn’t I...? How can we get worry to pack it up and be on its way? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us put our worries to bed, so we can get back to sleep. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 04, 2021
God’s Answer to Fear, Anxiety & Worry: Faith Filled
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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. But often, when we get to the end of ourselves, we get to the beginning of God. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that the Lord is ready to help, but He waits for our invitation. What is it that has you backed into a corner today? Help is on the way from the book of Romans. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 03, 2021
God’s Answer to Fear, Anxiety & Worry: Children of God
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Every kid has known a bully. The bully is often bigger and meaner and is a force to be reckoned with. Well, when your new best friend happens to be the linebacker of the school football team, it’s amazing how the bully isn’t so threatening anymore. What problems are bullying you right now? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us how God stands ready to meet us at our point of need, and His problem-solving resources are limitless and reassuring. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. Request your copy of The Jesus Musichere. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 02, 2021
God’s Answer to Fear, Anxiety & Worry: Trusting in God's Promises
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If worry were an Olympic sport, some of us would qualify for the Gold Medal. But, in reality, life gives us so much to worry about, doesn’t it? The world is a mess, on so many levels. And we all have issues on a personal level, as well. But so many times, we’re so much more attached to our burdens than our burdens are attached to us. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie begins a message designed to set us free from the worry trap. Good encouragement worth taking some notes. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. Request your copy of The Jesus Musichere. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 01, 2021
A Life Well-Lived | Sunday Message
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What are you really passionate about? What motivates you? In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie gives us a potent example of living wholeheartedly to know God and make Him known. Discover the key to a well-lived life! Notes The priorities of the early church were prayer, Bible study, and evangelism. When God is working, Satan will always be attacking. Happiness is not found in looking for self-fulfillment but self-denial. An early death means an early crown. 1. Stephen was well-respected. Integrity and character are what you are in the dark. 2. Stephen was full of faith and the Holy Spirit. To be filled with the Holy Spirit means to be controlled by the Holy Spirit. 3. Stephen was filled with wisdom. 4. Stephen was faithful in the little things. You can never be too small for God to use, only too big! 5. Stephen looked for opportunities and seized them. “But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit.” —Acts 6:55 When You obey God, He will fill you with the Spirit. “And they cast him out of the city and stoned him.” —Acts 7:58 God gave Stephen the grace he needed when he needed it. As Stephen stood for Jesus on Earth, Jesus stood for Stephen in Heaven! The Bible promises a believer will enter Christ’s presence immediately following death. “Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.” —Psalm 90:12 “Don’t let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator.” —Ecclesiastes 12:1 1. For the Christian walking in the will of God, death will come at the appointed time. 2. The Christian does not have to fear death. Sleep is only used to describe death for the Christian, not the non-Christian. 3. In Heaven, all our questions will be answered. 4. God can bring good out of the worst kind of bad. Stephen’s life was short, but it was full. Stephen went to Heaven. Where will you go when you die? Scripture Referenced 1 Timothy 3:7 Galatians 5:22–23 John 3:20 Proverbs 11:25 Hebrews 4:16 2 Corinthians 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 31, 2021
Encore Interview | Alice Cooper: God, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll
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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. View this interview in full here.  --- 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! --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 30, 2021
The Best Is Yet to Come: An Open Invitation
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We're glad you’re along for A New Beginning with Pastor Greg Laurie. For the past couple of months, our study tour through the book of Revelation has brought us John’s eye-opening vision of what God wants us to know about the End Times. John followed the Lord’s instructions carefully in telling us “what you have seen, what is now, and what will take place later.” And we get to the bottom line in today’s study. We’ll see it all culminates in a personal invitation to come 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 29, 2021
The Best Is Yet to Come: From Tragedy to Triumph
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So many of us like to get to the end of a movie and see that the people lived “happily ever after.” Some will flip to the end of a book to see if the people lived happily ever after. Well, today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie directs us to the end of the Bible, and, yes indeed, in many respects, we live happily ever after. Even after all the turmoil of the End Times and the Tribulation, we’ll get a glimpse today of what life will be like as we spend eternity in the presence of 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 28, 2021
The Best Is Yet to Come: Heaven Bound
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C.S. Lewis said, “Joy is the serious business of heaven.” Well, we’re going to get serious today and talk about the joy and relief we’ll experience the moment we take our last breath on earth, and our first breath of heavenly air. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie is presenting his final message from our Revelation series. If you’ve missed any part, you can catch up online. . . or get Pastor Greg’s new commentary on the book of Revelation. Go online to harvest.org. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 27, 2021
Heaven on Earth: Face to Face
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Ever let your mind wander about how things will be heaven? The Apostle Paul said, after the Rapture, we’ll be with the Lord forever, and he encouraged us to “comfort one another with these words.” Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie brings some good comfort. We’ll look past the stresses and crises of the day, to the glory of life eternal that’s just around the corner. We’re nearing the end of an exciting series of studies in the book of Revelation. You’ll be glad you tuned in today. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 26, 2021
Heaven on Earth: Together at Last
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Some believers think, when they go to heaven, that’s their permanent address change. Golden streets forever. Well, yes... and no. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us clearly from Scripture that, when the time is right, God will bring heaven down to earth. Heaven and earth will combine . . . conflate . . . commingle . . . conjoin. You’re probably thinking of some questions right now, aren’t you? Well, Pastor Greg has a lot of insight coming your way. Glad you’re listening. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 25, 2021
Honest to God | Sunday Message
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Why is hypocrisy a big deal? In this Sunday episode, Pastor Greg Laurie explains that it keeps us from being truthful with ourselves and with God. Discover the warning signs of hypocrisy and find out how you can avoid it in your spiritual walk! Listen in for a message titled, “Honest to God,” Pastor Greg’s latest in the series The Upside Down Life, from the book of Acts.   Notes Satan always plants his imitations and fakes in the church to confuse people. We are imperfect people trying to serve a perfect God. We should always be seeking to live Godly lives and become more like Jesus! The further we go in the Christian life, the further we realize we need to go! A hypocrite is someone who deliberately deceives others, pretending to be something they’re not. Acts 5 is the story of two hypocrites who found out the hard way that you can’t pull the wool over God’s eyes. When Jesus walked this earth, He saved His most scathing words for the pharisees. Better to be an honest sinner than a lying, hypocritical saint. Satan comes like a lion. In Acts 5, Satan comes in like a serpent. Every time we see Barnabas (in Acts), he is helping someone. “You have not lied to men but to God.” —Acts 5:4 Better to be a sinner and admit it than to pretend to be something you’re not. Judas wanted to appear to be devout when he was in fact devious. The Holy Spirit has come to show us our need for Jesus, but the worst of all sins and the only unforgivable sin is the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. Scripture Referenced Romans 7:15–18 1 Peter 5:8 Matthew 6:1–2 (MSG) --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 24, 2021
How to Start All over Again | Classic SoCal Harvest
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We like the idea of change in general. We try different things in our lives but soon find that the changes we make aren’t really fixing the problems. There are people who would say that the answer is within, but the Bible teaches that the problem is within. Pastor Greg Laurie has good news for you: God can change you. He can make a new person on the inside. Pastor Greg explains how in his message titled “How to Start All Over Again.” This message was originally given at the SoCal Harvest at Angel Stadium on August 24, 2013.  --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 23, 2021
Turning the World Right-Side Up: When Judgment Day Comes
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At most restaurants, we order when we’re hungry, but we pay when we’ve eaten and aren’t hungry anymore. That big meal seemed less expensive when we couldn’t wait to taste it . . . but afterward, when we have to settle-up, we wonder if the experience was worth the cost. Spiritually speaking, some will have a similar experience on Judgment Day. Was the experience worth the cost? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how we can make the right choices right now. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 22, 2021
Turning the World Right-Side Up: The Millenium
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When’s the last time you turned on cable news and the anchor person said, “Well, no problems to report today. Everything’s fine, people are happy, even the weather is looking good.” No, they report problems, emergencies, crises 24 hours a day. And as we’ve learned in our study of Revelation, things will get much worse during the Great Tribulation. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see how the influence of heaven will eventually come down to earth. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 21, 2021
The Second Coming: Holy and Righteous Judgement
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Human history is littered with unthinkable atrocities. The evil is mind-boggling. But the Bible says, “‘vengeance is mine, I will repay,’ sayeth the Lord.” Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us peer into the future to the day of judgment when God finally metes out punishment according to His righteousness. We’re in the dramatic book of Revelation and examining God’s plan for the Last Days. And later, we’ll tell you about Pastor Greg’s book that takes this insight deeper. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 20, 2021
The Second Coming: Run to Win
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Americans spend over 3 hours a day watching TV which is down 33% from 2014. Which is good, right? But wait. Americans spend more than 11 hours a day connected to some kind of media if not TV, then smartphones, games, or computers. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie says we need to rethink how we allocate our time and attention. Jesus could return soon even today. What should we be doing when He comes? Find out more about Pastor Greg’s book, Billy Graham: The Man I Knew. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 19, 2021
The Second Coming: Preparing for His Return
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This year's SoCal Harvest Crusade was a life-changing event for over 6,000 attendees who responded to the gospel invitation. Following engaging performances from guest artists for KING & COUNTRY and Phil Wickham, Pastor Greg delivered a timely and impactful message titled “What You’re Really Looking For.” Click here to check out a quick recap of SoCal Harvest as well as some future events happening with our ministry.     It’s not always easy to tell the real from the imitation. Appearances don’t tell the whole story. But eventually, the nature of each will be revealed. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how critical it is to make sure we have a sincere relationship with the Lord. Christ could return at any time, and we need to be ready now. Pastor Greg goes into more detail in his new commentary on Revelation. You can get all the details now at harvest.org. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 18, 2021
They Had Been with Jesus | Sunday Message
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When someone’s life has been radically transformed by Jesus Christ, people recognize it. In this Sunday morning podcast, Pastor Greg Laurie defines the attributes that permeate a life of true conversion. Listen in for the latest message from the series, The Upside Down Life from the book of Acts.  Notes “The doorway of success is often entered through the hallway of failure.” To be forgiven, there needs to be repentance. “That your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19). The Greek word means to “wash off, erase, and obliterate.” Don’t choose to remember what God has chosen to forget. When we repent, “times of refreshment come from the presence of the Lord” (Acts 3:19). 1. A person who has been with Jesus will boldly share their faith. 2. A person who has been with Jesus will be a person who knows Scripture. 3. A person who has been with Jesus will be persecuted. There is power in Jesus’ name! If and when you’re persecuted, wear it as a badge of honor. 4. A person who has been with Jesus will be a person of prayer. 1. The apostles prayed together. There is power in united prayer. 2. The apostles acknowledged the sovereignty of God. “God is able to do what He pleases with whomever He chooses whenever He wishes.” —Chuck Swindoll 3. The apostles prayed for God’s will. “Lord, I do not ask for a lighter load; I ask for a stronger back.” —C.H. Spurgeon 4. The apostles were once again filled with the Holy Spirit. Have you been with Jesus? Scripture Referenced Matthew 5:11–12 Galatians 6:2 --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 17, 2021
Encore: Why We Should Be Studying the Book of Revelation | Special Interview
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The person who reads, hears, and keeps the words of Revelation will be blessed in a special way. That alone is reason enough to study this book and learn all we can from it, isn’t it?  In an exclusive interview, Pastor Greg Laurie talks about his new book, Revelation: A Book of Promises. With special guest Yves Le Sieur they will touch on several topics:  What did it take to write the book? Why is Revelation an important topic? Revelation’s focal point  God’s plan for the future Pastor Greg will discuss all the above and more! Listen in to get answers the many questions people have on Bible prophecy. Revelation: A Book of Promises is available now. Get your copy here. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 16, 2021
Beauty & the Beast: Babylon's Fall
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This year's SoCal Harvest Crusade was a life-changing event for over 6,000 attendees who responded to the gospel invitation. Following engaging performances from guest artists for KING & COUNTRY and Phil Wickham, Pastor Greg delivered a timely and impactful message titled “What You’re Really Looking For.” Click here to check out a quick recap of SoCal Harvest as well as some future events happening with our ministry.     When we clean out the refrigerator, we’re reminded that nearly everything we buy has a shelf life. With produce, it’s measured in mere days. But so much of what we pursue in our lives has a shelf life. Riches, fame, possessions. They don’t last forever. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us examine a particular worldview that dominates the End Times. It looks good on the outside, but its shelf life is very short, and the end is destruction.  --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 15, 2021
Beauty & the Beast: Looks Can Be Deceiving
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This year's SoCal Harvest Crusade was a life-changing event for over 6,000 attendees who responded to the gospel invitation. Following engaging performances from guest artists for KING & COUNTRY and Phil Wickham, Pastor Greg delivered a timely and impactful message titled “What You’re Really Looking For.” Click here to check out a quick recap of SoCal Harvest as well as some future events happening with our ministry.     Some people like spicy food. Consider the Carolina Reaper. It looks innocent enough. But some say it’s the world’s hottest pepper – 200 times hotter than a jalapeño. They say it has an excellent fruity flavor before it melts your face off. Well, in the spiritual realm, things often look innocent enough. But today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie warns us looks can be deceiving and our enemy specializes in deception.  --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 14, 2021
Beauty & the Beast: Good vs. Evil
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This year's SoCal Harvest Crusade was a life-changing event for over 6,000 attendees who responded to the gospel invitation. Following engaging performances from guest artists for KING & COUNTRY and Phil Wickham, Pastor Greg delivered a timely and impactful message titled “What You’re Really Looking For.” Click here to check out a quick recap of SoCal Harvest as well as some future events happening with our ministry.     Revelation is one of the most challenging books to study. But so many of us feel much more confident in our understanding of it as we’ve followed Pastor Greg Laurie in his study series in Revelation. And today on A New Beginning, he guides us into chapter 17 where we tackle a passage rich with symbolism. But he’ll give us the key to understanding what the Lord is saying to us. And to study Revelation in even more depth, get the details on Pastor Greg’s new commentary at harvest.org. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 13, 2021
America & Armageddon: Ready or Not
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The book of Revelation is a spectacular look at God’s final judgment on sinful man. He pulls no punches. The judgment is swift, sure, and dramatic. But His provision for His own is equally dramatic. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us a look at the reality of the events of The Great Tribulation. But we’ll also be reminded Jesus will spare those who are His. And don’t forget, Pastor Greg has a brand new commentary on Revelation. Get all the details at harvest.org. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 12, 2021
America & Armageddon: Where We Stand
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It’s an often-asked question. America is one of Israel’s most supportive allies. Yet, Last Days’ Scripture doesn’t seem to mention the United States. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, as Pastor Greg Laurie continues our enlightening series in the book of Revelation, he proposes several different scenarios that may explain our absence from the text. It’s an eye-opening look at how close we may be to the next event on God’s prophetic timetable and a reminder of how we need to be prepared. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 11, 2021
Building Kingdom Disciples | Special Guest Dr. Tony Evans
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In this Sunday morning podcast, Dr. Tony Evans steps in as Pastor Greg Laurie’s special guest, delivering a timely message titled, “Building Kingdom Disciples.” Listen in for a compelling exhortation from God's Word!  See all that God did at the 2021 SoCal Harvest. Read a recap here.  About this speaker: Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith. Learn more at https://tonyevans.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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 10, 2021
What You’re Really Looking For | Message from the 2021 SoCal Harvest
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In this special episode, we’re bringing you Pastor Greg Laurie’s message from this year’s SoCal Harvest, titled, “What You’re Really Looking For.”  This event—which took place on Sunday, October 3 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California—saw over 40,000 people in attendance and an additional 200,000 pageviews from those joining online. By the end of the evening, over 6,000 people made professions of faith to follow Jesus Christ. Throughout his message, Pastor Greg discussed the lure of fame, success, and money—but also asks the question, Who do so many people who have it all end up being so miserable?  To this, he offered an answer through the gospel message: “The meaning of life,” Pastor Greg summarized, “is to know the God who created you.” Watch a video replay of the whole event here.  To read a recap and stories of the impact of the SoCal Harvest, go here. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 09, 2021
America & Armageddon: Persecuted for Our Faith
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It can be agonizing when we’re treated harshly . . . but even more so if we’ve done nothing wrong. But today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us a fresh perspective on the sufferings we face, especially when being persecuted for our faith. And he’ll contrast our persecution with the devilish persecution faced by some during the Great Tribulation – those who accepted Christ after the Rapture. But we’ll see the Bible records their suffering as a victory over the beast. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 08, 2021
What Is the Mark of the Beast?: Followers of Jesus
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One of the most positive things people can say about us is that we’re “followers” of Jesus Christ. It means we’re willing to follow His lead, we’re active in our belief, we’ve put feet to our faith. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to Revelation 14 where we learn about a group of exactly 144,000 “followers” of Jesus. A group recorded for time and eternity in Scripture. We’ll see what makes them unique, and learn to follow in their footsteps. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 07, 2021
How to Never Stumble or Fall: A Helping Hand
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In 1998, the Etch a Sketch was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame. With it, you can draw picture after picture, as complicated as you want. If you mess up, turn it upside down, give it a shake, and start over. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie says, no matter how your life is messed up, God offers you the chance to turn your life right side up and start over. Shaking is optional. A case in point today from the Gospel of John, and the Gospel of Luke. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 06, 2021
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. Follow this show wherever you listen to podcasts! --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 06, 2021
How to Never Stumble or Fall: Setting Aside Your Pride
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So many people made decisions for Christ this past Sunday! We had scores of people joining us for SoCal Harvest, Pastor Greg Laurie’s live evangelistic event at Angel Stadium. You can get details about Sunday’s outreach at harvest.org. But we want to follow up with them and provide some solid insight for the rest of us. Pastor Greg helps us walk with the Lord and avoid the temptations that would make us fall. Glad you’re along for A New Beginning today as we offer practical insight for all believers. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 05, 2021
How to Never Stumble or Fall: Pushing Forward
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Hopefully you joined us last night, whether in Southern California or online from around the country, for SoCal Harvest, live from Angel Stadium. So many were brought face to face with their need for the Lord. And to hear about the results, get up to the minute details at harvest.org. But to help those who made commitments to Christ, today on A New Beginning Pastor Greg Laurie focuses on the next step: how to walk each day in fellowship with the Lord. Good insight is coming your 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 04, 2021
SoCal Harvest Trailer | October 3
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The SoCal Harvest is going to be an unforgettable night of hope. Don’t miss this chance to see performances from for KING & COUNTRY, Phil Wickham, and more in this cinematic, immersive experience. Join Pastor Greg Laurie at Angel Stadium or online on Sunday, October 3! Admission is FREE. Learn more by going to harvest.org/socal. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 02, 2021
What Is the Mark of the Beast?: Don't Buy the Lie
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Glad you’re along today here on A New Beginning with Pastor Greg Laurie. And just before our study gets underway, as we’ve been mentioning, this weekend is BIG! It’s a huge one-night evangelistic event, SoCal Harvest this Sunday!  In today's episode: The Devil is a liar. The Bible calls him the father of lies. Today, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the best antidote for the lies we've been told by our enemy. We'll see it's to let our souls feed on the truth of God's Word. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 01, 2021
What Is the Mark of the Beast?: Allegiance to the Antichrist
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Some might think a cashless society might be kind of handy – just scan and scoot. But today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how the mark represents allegiance to the Antichrist! Hard-hitting insight ahead. And don’t forget to be a part of SoCal Harvest this weekend, live from Angel Stadium in Southern California—and you can watch from anywhere at harvest.org/socal. An important time for a friend or loved one to hear the gospel. Let’s get started with today’s message. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 30, 2021
Who Is the Antichrist?: The Enemy's Despotic Rule
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We even see some semblance of it today: we’re free to believe anything we want . . . as long as it’s the right thing. But Pastor Greg Laurie says that despotic control will be out of control during the reign of the Antichrist. More on that today on A New Beginning. And don’t forget about the Good News coming this Sunday when Pastor Greg shares the gospel at SoCal Harvest – in Southern California, and elsewhere online at harvest.org/socal. Be sure your friend or loved one hears the message. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 29, 2021
Who Is the Antichrist?: Son of Satan
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So many wonder about the Antichrist. Is he on the world stage right now? Is he as bad as we’ve heard? Is it my next door neighbor? Some answers today on A New Beginning with Pastor Greg Laurie. And don’t forget our important evangelistic event—SoCal Harvest this Sunday, October 3rd. A powerful message from Pastor Greg. Tell someone who needs to hear the Gospel. For more information, click here. But let’s get started with our important study of Bible prophecy. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 28, 2021
How to Overcome the Devil: What the Enemy Doesn't Want You to Know
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Glad you’re along today here on A New Beginning with Pastor Greg Laurie. And just before our study gets underway, as we’ve been mentioning, this weekend is BIG! It’s a huge one-night evangelistic event, SoCal Harvest.   The book of Revelation is a startling look at the Devil's last campaign to rule the earth. But Pastor Greg Laurie points out his efforts ultimately fail! Today, we'll see how to make sure our enemy's efforts to influence us also fail. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 27, 2021
The Gifts that Keep on Giving | Sunday Message
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SoCal Harvest is just a week away! Join us in person or online on Sunday, October 3. If you are a Christian, God has personally picked out gifts for you—we call them “the gifts of the Spirit.” And these are gifts you’ll want to put to use! In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie shows you how to use your gifts for the benefit of those around you. Listen in for the latest message from his series in Acts, The Upside Down Life. Notes Whatever gift God gives us is the right gift.  “Do not neglect the gift that is in you” (1 Timothy 4:14). The church exists for the exaltation of God, the edification of the saints, and the evangelization of the world (upward, inward, outward).  A unified church is a powerful witness to a divided world. 1. You are not all that and a bag of chips. 2. Whatever gift you have has been given to you by God. 3. We all have a part to play in the church with our spiritual gifts.    4. The gift of serving. 5. Others are called to teach the Word of God.  6. God has given some the gift of encouraging others! If we really love one another, we must speak the truth in love. Deposit a compliment before you make the withdrawal of a criticism.  We need teachers, and we need exhorters. 7. The gift of giving. “If it is giving, give generously” (Romans 12:8). 8. The gift of showing kindness and mercy.  We need to take some bold steps of faith and find and use our gifts!  Everyone has a role to play. You are never too small for God to use; only too big. The church is family, and you have a seat at the table. There is a place in God’s family for you! God loves you, appreciates you, and notices you. God is not mad at you; God is mad about you! Scripture Reference 1 Corinthians 1:7 Ephesians 4:15 Acts 14:22 Hebrews 10:24–25 --- SoCal Harvest is back at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. If you are in Southern California, make plans to join us. Learn more at https://harvest.org/socal-harvest-2021/.  This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 26, 2021
Why We Should Be Studying the Book of Revelation | Special Interview
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The person who reads, hears, and keeps the words of Revelation will be blessed in a special way. That alone is reason enough to study this book and learn all we can from it, isn’t it?  In an exclusive interview, Pastor Greg Laurie talks about his new book, Revelation: A Book of Promises. With special guest Yves Le Sieur they will touch on several topics:  What did it take to write the book? Why is Revelation an important topic? Revelation’s focal point  God’s plan for the future Pastor Greg will discuss all the above and more! Listen in to get answers the many questions people have on Bible prophecy. Revelation: A Book of Promises is available now. Get your copy here. --- SoCal Harvest is back at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. If you are in Southern California, make plans to join us. Learn more at https://harvest.org/socal-harvest-2021/.  This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 25, 2021
How to Overcome the Devil: End Time Events
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Glad you’re along for A New Beginning with Pastor Greg Laurie, speaker of the Harvest Crusades, coming to Angel Stadium in Southern California a week from Sunday! Find out how an unbelieving friend or loved one can hear a gospel message that can change their life. Find out more by clicking here. But today, Pastor Greg brings us a compelling study of Bible prophecy. We’re examining God’s End Times plan as recorded in the final book of the New Testament. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 24, 2021
When All Hell Breaks Loose: Heavenly Thoughts
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Prayer has an important place in the believer’s life. It’s a lifeline that connects us to the very throne of God. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us a bit about what happens to our prayers in the heavenly realm. And we hope you might invest some of your prayers toward SoCal Harvest—Pastor Greg’s large evangelistic outreach a week from Sunday. Find out how you can use it to share Christ with a friend by going to harvest.org. But in today’s study, we're in Revelation 9.  --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 23, 2021
When All Hell Breaks Loose: Jesus Is the Answer
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It seems our culture has lost its way. Right is wrong, and wrong is right. What’s the answer? Well, believers know that Jesus is the answer. And Pastor Greg Laurie will bring that good news a week from Sunday at SoCal Harvest—live at Angel Stadium of Anaheim and live-online around the world at harvest.org. Pass the word to someone who needs to hear Pastor Greg’s message of hope. Today on A New Beginning, important insight on the dark days ahead described in Revelation --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 22, 2021
When All Hell Breaks Loose: The Importance of Studying Prophecy
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The Devil certainly has a foothold in our culture today. But that’s nothing like his reign of terror during the Great Tribulation. Now’s the time to introduce our loved ones to Christ. And Pastor Greg Laurie will help with that on October 3 at SoCal Harvest. Although it’s a live event from Angel Stadium in Southern California, you can be involved from anywhere by inviting your loved one to watch at harvest.org. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie brings more eye-opening insights on prophecy. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 21, 2021
What Heaven Knows About Earth: Property of God
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The closer we get to the Lord’s return, the more important it is for us to be truly part of the family of God. And in order to bring more into God’s family, we want to make sure you’ll be a part of SoCal Harvest—Pastor Greg Laurie’s large evangelistic event coming Oct. 3rd. Although it's based at Angel Stadium in California, you can be a part from anywhere by going to harvest.org. But today on A New Beginning, we’ll see just how pivotal it is to be properly identified as one of God’s own. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 20, 2021
Better Together | Sunday Message
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 As “connected” as we are through technology, we still experience loneliness and a need to belong. And there’s a lot we can learn from a biblical concept called koinonia. In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie reminds us, “We need God, and we need each other.” Discover why in the newest message in Pastor Greg’s series, The Upside Down Life. Notes We need God, and we need each other. “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” —Proverbs 27:17 The church is a place to find relationships, encouragement, and perspective.  1. They were a learning church. It’s not only strong preaching we need, but also strong listening.  2. They were a loving church.  The Lord likes it when we talk about Him to other people.  The Lord listened and heard means “to prick the ear,” “to bend down,” “to not miss a single word.” The stronger your vertical fellowship is the stronger your horizontal fellowship will be. The first century church looked out for each other. You have been blessed to be a blessing to others. The early church met house to house. 3. They were a worshiping church. From Genesis to Revelation, our faith is one of worship. There are times we don’t feel like worshipping. If a nonbeliever were to watch your everyday life, would they want to know more about Jesus or less?  When we come to God in prayer and worship, we see things correctly. “The sovereignty of God is the pillow upon which the child of God rests his head at night, giving perfect peace.” —Charles Spurgeon 4. They were an evangelistic church. You are loved by God. Scripture Referenced Malachi 3:16 Revelation 15:2–3 Hebrews 13:15 Psalm 73:16–18 --- SoCal Harvest is back at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. If you are in Southern California, make plans to join us. Learn more at https://harvest.org/socal-harvest-2021/.  This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 19, 2021
How Steve McQueen Came to Christ | From the Archives
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In this episode from our archives, Pastor Greg Laurie relates the story of the conversion of movie star Steve McQueen. He was known as the “king of cool,” but McQueen eventually came into a personal relationship with the King of kings. This story, originally told by Pastor Greg at SoCal Harvest 2016, became the basis for a book and a film—all relating the life of Steve McQueen and his faith.  --- SoCal Harvest is back at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. If you are in Southern California, make plans to join us. Learn more at https://harvest.org/socal-harvest-2021/.  This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 18, 2021
What Heaven Knows About Earth: The Knowledge of Our Passed Loved Ones
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In the hereafter, is there something of a heavenly grandstand where our departed loved ones can watch the events of our lives? Or are heaven’s citizens sequestered and blissfully unaware of our struggles? It’s an interesting question, and today Pastor Greg Laurie finds insight in God’s Word. Glad you’re along for A New Beginning and our continuing series in Revelation. And later on, some details about a new book Pastor Greg has just released that takes these Revelation insights further.     This year we are excited to bring back our SoCal Harvest. Why do large-scale, evangelistic crusades still matter after all these years? It’s pretty simple: in a time of division, disharmony, social unrest, and fractional politics, we, now more than ever, need to be together—physically, mentally, emotionally, and yes, spiritually. We need the presence of God in our lives, the only one with a plan, a road map for all of us, RSVP today: harvest.org/socal  --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 17, 2021
The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse: The First Six Seals
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The Bible warns against false prophets – it calls them wolves in sheep’s clothing. But a false Messiah? The warnings are even more ominous. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us consider the rise of the Antichrist – the one who comes in place of Christ. It reinforces the need to make sure our friends and loved ones know the Lord. If they don’t, be sure to tell them about SoCal Harvest coming October 3rd, where Pastor Greg will present the Gospel. Get details at harvest.org. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 16, 2021
The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse: The Lion, the Lamb, and the Scroll
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Believers don’t have to worry about God’s End Times plan. We’re in His care. Unbelievers have much more to be concerned about. It’s a good reason to share our faith and tell a friend or loved one about Pastor Greg Laurie’s evangelistic outreach coming up on Oct. 3. SoCal Harvest at Angel Stadium, and live across the country online at harvest.org. But today, on A New Beginning Pastor Greg brings important insight from his compelling series on the Last Days based in the book of Revelation. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 15, 2021
Afterlife: Heaven’s Itinerary
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It’s interesting that some people find Revelation a challenge to understand. The symbolism is so rich and unusual. But at the same time, some wonder if it’s going to be a boring existence. Well, if it’s such a spectacle that it’s a challenge to explain, how could it be boring? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to the final book in the New Testament, and one of the most descriptive discussions of what we’ll see and what we’ll do when we enter eternity. This year we are excited to bring back our SoCal Harvest. Why do large-scale, evangelistic crusades still matter after all these years? It’s pretty simple: in a time of division, disharmony, social unrest, and fractional politics, we, now more than ever, need to be together—physically, mentally, emotionally, and yes, spiritually. We need the presence of God in our lives, the only one with a plan, a road map for all of us, RSVP today: harvest.org/socal  --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 14, 2021
Afterlife: The Rapture
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If you want to visit Europe, there’s a lot of information online. If you want to tour the Brazilian rainforest, you can find books, and videos, and even personal travel guides. But if you want to know what heaven is like, there’s only one definitive information source. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us dig deep into what God tells about heaven in His Word. You’ve joined us for a fascinating study of the book of Revelation – and today we consider what life is like on the other side.     This year we are excited to bring back our SoCal Harvest. Why do large-scale, evangelistic crusades still matter after all these years? It’s pretty simple: in a time of division, disharmony, social unrest, and fractional politics, we, now more than ever, need to be together—physically, mentally, emotionally, and yes, spiritually. We need the presence of God in our lives, the only one with a plan, a road map for all of us, RSVP today: harvest.org/socal  --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 13, 2021
The Secret to Sharing the Gospel Effectively | Sunday Message
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The early church in Acts is a model for us today—particularly in evangelizing the world. In this Sunday message, Pastor Greg Laurie looks at the inaugural message of the early church and reveals their secret to success. Listen in and get insight from Acts 2.  It’s the latest message in our series, The Upside Down Life. Notes The Holy Spirit has come to bring us to Jesus. The Holy Spirit seals us. The Holy Spirit assures us that we are children of God. The Holy Spirit teaches us. The Holy Spirit helps us to pray. The Holy Spirit leads us. The Holy Spirit wants to empower us and fill us again and again.  Nonbelievers cannot understand the work of the Holy Spirit. They were unified.  When the believers were persecuted for preaching the gospel and told to stop, they prayed for even more boldness to do so (Acts 4:31).  If we can’t say “this is that which is spoken of,” we should not seek it or practice it. If it’s not in the Word, it’s not of the Lord.  When sharing your faith, get to know the person you are speaking to.  People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. There is distinct power in the simple message of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The Holy Spirit will do His part; make sure you do yours. Our job is to proclaim the gospel.  B.L.A.S.T B – Build a Bridge L – Listen A – Ask Questions S – Share Your Testimony T – Tell Them About Jesus To get right with God, you call out to Jesus. Scripture Referenced John 16:8–9 Ephesians 1:13–14 Romans 8:16 John 14:26 Romans 8:26–27 Ephesians 5:18–21 1 Corinthians 2:14 1 Corinthians 9:19–23 Isaiah 55:10–11 --- SoCal Harvest is back at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. If you are in Southern California, make plans to join us. Learn more at https://harvest.org/socal-harvest-2021/.  This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 12, 2021
“Why?” | Classic Message from the Los Angeles Crusade
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In today’s episode, we bring you a classic message, originally given on the eve of September 11, 2011 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. In this message, Pastor Greg Laurie addresses the simple question at the forefront of many people’s minds in the wake of national tragedies: Why?  Listen in as Pastor Greg gives hope and encouragement through the gospel, telling us directly, “Only those who are prepared to die are really ready to live.” This episode was originally produced for radio broadcast and features attendance numbers and some audio of what happened after over 5,934 people came onto the outfield of Dodger Stadium to accept Jesus Christ. As we remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001, find encouragement in these resources from Pastor Greg. Read his special daily devotional: “Finding Shelter.” Read his article: “The Day When the Unimaginable Became Reality.” On October 3, join Pastor Greg for the 2021 SoCal Harvest at Angel Stadium or catch the event streaming online. RSVP and learn more here. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 11, 2021
Afterlife: The Great Reunion
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The average life expectancy in the United States is about 78 years. What’s life expectancy in heaven? Forever. Not sure what the fraction is of our life here compared to our life there, but it’s clear we spend the larger amount of time thinking about the lesser part of our life. Today on A New Beginning, as Pastor Greg Laurie continues his series on Bible prophecy in Revelation, we’ll consider what life is like on the other side, and how the Rapture may take us there.     This year we are excited to bring back our SoCal Harvest. Why do large-scale, evangelistic crusades still matter after all these years? It’s pretty simple: in a time of division, disharmony, social unrest, and fractional politics, we, now more than ever, need to be together—physically, mentally, emotionally, and yes, spiritually. We need the presence of God in our lives, the only one with a plan, a road map for all of us, RSVP today: harvest.org/socal  --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 10, 2021
The 7 Love Letters of Jesus to His Church: What Is Your Spiritual Temperature?
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What is your spiritual temperature right now? According to the Bible, you’re either boiling hot, you’re freezing cold, or you’re miserably lukewarm. The problem is, as we’ll see today, a lukewarm faith makes the Lord sick. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us how to heat up our faith as we consider messages to the seven churches of Revelation.     This year we are excited to bring back our SoCal Harvest. Why do large-scale, evangelistic crusades still matter after all these years? It’s pretty simple: in a time of division, disharmony, social unrest, and fractional politics, we, now more than ever, need to be together—physically, mentally, emotionally, and yes, spiritually. We need the presence of God in our lives, the only one with a plan, a road map for all of us, RSVP today: harvest.org/socal  --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 09, 2021
The 7 Love Letters of Jesus to His Church: Filled with the Spirit
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The bad news is, sometimes believers notice their spiritual batteries begin to drain. But today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie has good news. He points out we’re rechargeable.     This year we are excited to bring back our SoCal Harvest. Why do large-scale, evangelistic crusades still matter after all these years? It’s pretty simple: in a time of division, disharmony, social unrest, and fractional politics, we, now more than ever, need to be together—physically, mentally, emotionally, and yes, spiritually. We need the presence of God in our lives, the only one with a plan, a road map for all of us, RSVP today: harvest.org/socal  --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 08, 2021
The 7 Love Letters of Jesus to His Church: No More Compromise
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Glad you’re along for A New Beginning with Pastor Greg Laurie, featured speaker of the Harvest Crusades. Today, Pastor Greg continues his practical study of Revelation. He’s titled his message The 7 Love Letters of Jesus to His Church. And we’ll pay close attention to the kind of love He’s talking about.     This year we are excited to bring back our SoCal Harvest. Why do large-scale, evangelistic crusades still matter after all these years? It’s pretty simple: in a time of division, disharmony, social unrest, and fractional politics, we, now more than ever, need to be together—physically, mentally, emotionally, and yes, spiritually. We need the presence of God in our lives, the only one with a plan, a road map for all of us, RSVP today: harvest.org/socal  --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 07, 2021
What If Jesus Sent You an Email? - Getting Back on Track
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Back before the four-wheel drive, drivers in rural areas with lots of muddy roads learned one lesson early on: if there’s a muddy hill ahead, the only way to get up and over is to build up your momentum and then keep your foot on the gas. If you stop, you sink . . . and then you’re sunk! Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us similar instruction for our walk with God. Keep our foot on the gas. Don’t slow down. If you’re going forward, you won’t go backward. This year we are excited to bring back our SoCal Harvest. Why do large-scale, evangelistic crusades still matter after all these years? It’s pretty simple: in a time of division, disharmony, social unrest, and fractional politics, we, now more than ever, need to be together—physically, mentally, emotionally, and yes, spiritually. We need the presence of God in our lives, the only one with a plan, a road map for all of us, RSVP today: harvest.org/socal  --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 06, 2021
The 1st Jesus Movement | Sunday Message
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How should Christians live in the midst of social upheaval? In a timely message, Pastor Greg Laurie offers encouragement—as well as a blueprint—for countercultural living from the book of Acts. Listen in for the launch of a new series, The Upside Down Life! Notes We are living in a time where right is wrong and wrong is right. Pray for divine intervention. The word revolution not only means “upheaval” and “change;” it also means “turning around” or “rotating.” The death of Jesus was God’s predetermined plan (Acts 2:23–24).  “Organized Christianity which fails to make a disturbance is dead.” —G. Campbell Morgan The book of Acts is simply a picture of normal Christianity. The book of Acts is a record of the acts of the Holy Spirit, covering a 30-year period from AD 33–63. The book of Acts was authored by the Holy Spirit, speaking through Dr. Luke. The name Theophilus means, “Lover of God.”  1. Before you can change the world, you must first be changed.  The disciple’s greatness was not because of who they were as individuals; it was because God put His hand on them. Jesus did not call these men who became apostles because they were great; they were great because Jesus called them! The word used for appeared refers to the eyeball. Before they could change the world, Jesus needed to change them. Paul said, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1). 2. The church had a job to do, and so do we!   “You will be My witnesses, telling people about Me everywhere!” (Acts 1:8). Jesus is not late in returning; there is something He wants from us.  3. We need to be filled with the Holy Spirit to do what God calls us to do.  The word power comes from the Greek word “Dunamis.” It’s never too late to be used by God. Scripture Referenced Isaiah 5:20 Acts 17:6 1 Corinthians 1:26–31 1 John 1:1 2 Peter 3:9 --- SoCal Harvest is back at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. If you are in Southern California, make plans to join us. Learn more at https://harvest.org/socal-harvest-2021/.  This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 05, 2021
Home Before Dark | Classic SoCal Harvest
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In this classic episode, specially produced for radio broadcast, Pastor Greg Laurie delivers a message titled, “Home Before Dark” at a past SoCal Harvest event. It’s a clear, compassionate presentation of the gospel based on the parable of the prodigal son.  It was a night when more than 4,000 people made decisions for Christ; and, with snippets of testimonies from the event, it’s a front row seat to a memorable experience. This message was originally given on the evening of August 14, 2011 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. --- The SoCal Harvest is back! This year's one-night event features musical guests for KING & COUNTRY and Phil Wickham, presents the gospel in an understandable way, and promises to be an experience unlike any other. Join Pastor Greg Laurie at Angel Stadium—and let us know you’ll be there! RSVP here.  --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 04, 2021
What If Jesus Sent You an Email?: A Message to the Church
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The story is told of famous baseball player Yogi Berra, at the wheel, with his family in the car. His wife says, “Yogi, we’ve passed that landmark three times. I think we’re lost.” Yogi says, “I know. But we’re making good time.” Some of us are a bit lost in our understanding of the book of Revelation, but we do know that time is short. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps clear up the confusion and bring a solid understanding of what’s coming in God’s End Times plan. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 03, 2021
Your Password to Unlocking Revelation: The Golden Key
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Some adults have a reoccurring dream about high school. They’re standing in front of their locker, trying to get it open, the clock is ticking, and it just...won’t...open! Well, some feel a similar frustration when trying to unlock all the richness of Bible prophecy – especially from the last book of the Bible. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie opens up the book of Revelation for us! And later, we’ll tell you about a book he’s just released that takes this insight even further. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 02, 2021
Your Password to Unlocking Revelation: Focusing on the Glory of God
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Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie presents a new series in Revelation...its authorship, its message, and its relevance to the times in which we live. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 01, 2021
You Da Man!: Reaping What We Sow
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If our child takes money out of our wallet when we’ve said no, and later apologizes, we may forgive him. But he still has to pay the money back. And he’s still grounded. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out there are still consequences to our sin, even when we’ve repented, and even when God has forgiven us. Today, a case in point in the Bible. One of Israel’s most celebrated kings sinned. Adultery. Murder. He repented, but still paid a high price for his actions. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 31, 2021
How to Lead Others to Jesus: Popping the Question
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We’re glad you’re joining us today here on A New Beginning with Pastor Greg Laurie . . . featured speaker of the Harvest Crusades, coming to Angel Stadium in Southern California on October 3. Be in prayer, would you? Today, Pastor Greg offers practical help in sharing our faith, including how to pose that most important question: would you like to ask Christ into your life? And get information on Pastor Greg’s free training course called Tell Someone that expands on this insight at harvest.org. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 30, 2021
What I Would Tell My Younger Self | Sunday Message
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When trials, anxieties, and tough decisions loom large, sometimes it’s best to hear from a voice of experience. In this Sunday podcast, Pastor Greg Laurie directs a special word of encouragement to young people: God has a plan for your life.  Notes Whatever you’re going through, it’s going to be OK.  What you go through isn’t meant to destroy you but to develop you. “We comfort with the same comfort we are comforted with.” —2 Corinthians 1:4 You are loved and wanted by more people than you could ever imagine. God’s plan and purpose for you is good! Put God first in your life. Read the Bible every day. “Study to show yourself approved unto God.” —2 Timothy 2:15 Success or failure in the Christian life is determined by how much of the Bible you get into your life on a daily basis and how obedient you are to it. Stop worrying and start praying. Worry can ruin your day, your week, and even your life if you let it. Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength. Give your worries to Jesus Christ. God is in control of your life. Have an attitude of gratitude. Job thanked God, despite his difficulties. Live with honesty and integrity. Character over charisma. “If I take care of my character, God will take care of my reputation.” —D. L. Moody Marry the right person. Find someone Godlier than you. Wedlock should be a padlock. Eight words you should say to your spouse every day: “I’m sorry,” “please forgive me,” and “I love you.”  Tell those you love that you love them. Keep short accounts and forgive. Forgiveness is not about absolving the perpetrator; it’s about healing the victim. “Forgiveness isn’t giving in to another person; it’s getting free of that person.” —Frederic Luskin, Director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project Be a nice person. Be an encourager, not a discourager; lift people up, don’t beat them down! Have fun. Be a generous person. Three things we can give to God: Time, talent, and treasure. Take care of your health. Make the right choices. You make your choices, and then your choices make you. Tell others about Jesus, and then disciple them. Spend time with older Godly people. Finish your race well. “Hold the course!” —Pastor Chuck Smith Come to or come back to Jesus right now. Scripture Referenced Jeremiah 29:11 Matthew 6:33 Philippians 4:6–7 1 Peter 5:7 Psalm 101:2 Ephesians 4:32 Ephesians 4:31 1 Timothy 4:8 2 Timothy 2:2 --- SoCal Harvest is back at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. If you are in Southern California, make plans to join us. Learn more at https://harvest.org/socal-harvest-2021/.  This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 29, 2021
“I Don’t Want to Talk About It” | Classic SoCal Harvest Message
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Many people are uncomfortable talking about the state of their soul and eternity, but these are the most important questions any person could ponder. In this classic message from a SoCal Harvest event, Pastor Greg Laurie tackles these topics head-on and boldly explains our need for Jesus Christ. He focuses on one simple question: Do we know where we will spend eternity? He says, “Only those who are prepared to die are really ready to live. . . . I’m not trying to be sensationalistic. I’m not trying to freak you out. I’m just dealing with the reality.” Listen in for a powerful presentation of the gospel. This message was originally given on August 23, 2013.  If you’re in the Southern California area, come out to our free, one-night SoCal Harvest at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on October 3. Let us know you’ll be there. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 28, 2021
How to Lead Others to Jesus: Letting the Lion Out of the Cage
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God could have chosen to invite people into a relationship with Him in any number of ways. Angels, skywriting, speaking through a burning bush. But He chose to use people to reach people . . . regular, fallible, unpredictable people. But He put the power inside the message itself. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie provides some great instruction on presenting that Good News most effectively.  Learn how to share your faith with Pastor Greg’s free online course, Tell Someone.  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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 27, 2021
How to Lead Others to Jesus: Power in Our Testimonies
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We’re glad you’re joining us today here on A New Beginning with Pastor Greg Laurie, featured speaker of the Harvest Crusades, coming to Southern California for an exciting one-night event October 3. Mark your calendar and be in prayer. Today, Pastor Greg explains that our story of what Christ has done for us can show people what Christ can do for them. So today, good insight on relaying our story – our testimony – most effectively . . . part of Pastor Greg’s series Tell Someone. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 26, 2021
Evangelism, Jesus Style: The Time Is Now
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We’re glad you’re joining us today here on A New Beginning with Pastor Greg Laurie, featured speaker of the Harvest Crusades, coming to Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California for an exciting one-night event in October! If you like practical, nuts n’ bolts instruction, you’ve come to the right place. Pastor Greg brings some of his most effective insight on sharing the gospel with those around us by way of his message, Evangelism, Jesus Style. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 25, 2021
Evangelism, Jesus Style: Building Bridges, Not Barriers
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We’re glad you’re joining us today here on A New Beginning with Pastor Greg Laurie, featured speaker of the Harvest Crusades, with an exciting one-night event coming in October. Given this important evangelistic event, how should we be sharing our faith? Pastor Greg answers that question today here on A New Beginning as he continues his series, “Tell Someone: You Can Bring Others to Jesus.” Get details at harvest.org. And there, you can get an instant replay of 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 24, 2021
The Gospel Is Only Good News if It Gets There On Time: Led by the Spirit
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A well-known comedian – who’s an atheist – said this: How much do you have to hate somebody not to proselytize? How much do you have to hate someone to believe that everlasting life is possible and not tell them that? Even an atheist recognizes that the Good News is so good, it’s cruel not to share it. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us do just that. We’re in a series called Tell Someone, where we’re learning the practical side of pointing people to the love 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 23, 2021
I Woke Up Like This | Sunday Message with Special Guest Levi Lusko
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In today's Sunday message, special guest Pastor Levi Lusko underscores why we should earnestly guard our quiet time with the Lord. Find out how to bolster your spiritual walk every morning from his aptly titled message, “I Woke Up Like This.” Pastor Levi is the second in a series of powerful speakers Pastor Greg Laurie is featuring in the month of August! --- SoCal Harvest is back at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. If you are in Southern California, make plans to join us. Learn more at https://harvest.org/socal-harvest-2021/.  This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 22, 2021
Where It's Dangerous to Be a Christian: An Interview with Johnnie Moore
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In this classic interview, Pastor Greg Laurie discusses a timely issue with author and speaker Johnnie Moore: the persecution of the church. In addition to answering the question, Is persecution increasing toward Christians? they also address the different issues Christians face internationally. Listen in for a fascinating and informative conversation.  Johnnie Moore is a noted evangelical leader best known for his consequential work at the intersection of faith and foreign policy in the Middle East. In 2020, he was named one of America's ten most influential religious leaders, and he is also the President of the Congress of Christian Leaders, serves on ADL's "task force for Middle East minorities," and is the youngest-ever recipient of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's prestigious "medal of valor" for his efforts rescuing Christians from ISIS in 2015.  This interview originally took place in July 2016.  Read a statement Pastor Greg recently gave on Afghanistan here. --- SoCal Harvest is back at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. If you are in Southern California, make plans to join us. Learn more at https://harvest.org/socal-harvest-2021/.  This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 21, 2021
The Gospel Is Only Good News if It Gets There on Time: Fear of Success
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As believers, we know we have the hope of heaven. But some of our friends and loved ones may not have that same hope . . . and it breaks our heart. We want them to know what we know. We want them to know the relief of having their sins forgiven. We want to know they’re going to heaven. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie provides some powerful, practical instruction in personal evangelism. He’ll lead our study of specific principles that’ll help us show them the way. It’s a good time to take some 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 20, 2021
The Gospel Is Only Good News if It Gets There on Time: Everybody Needs Jesus
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We’re so glad you’re along with us today here on A New Beginning with Pastor Greg Laurie, featured speaker of the Harvest Crusade . . . where people are brought face to face with the hope of Christ. Today, as Pastor Greg continues his practical series called Tell Someone, we’ll get some easy-to-follow instruction on sharing the hope of Christ more effectively. If you’ve ever felt you needed some help in this area, help is on the way today! Hopefully, your Bible is open and ready to join Pastor Greg in our 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 19, 2021
Tell Someone: You Can Bring Others to Jesus
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In the military, lives depend on clear communication, on an organized chain of command, and on the need to obey orders without question, and without delay. Today on A New Beginning, we might well follow that example in how we respond to God’s leading in our lives. Pastor Greg Laurie helps us get the instruction we need to follow the orders of our Commanding Officer. We’ll learn how we can tell someone the Good News. If you’ve ever felt like you’re not ready for that assignment, you’ve tuned to the right place. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 18, 2021
Tell Someone: Being Used by God
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Glad you’re joining us today here on A New Beginning with Pastor Greg Laurie. Our mission statement is “Knowing Him and Making Him Known.” Evangelism is in our blood. And really, it’s a calling the Lord issued to all believers – not just pastors and evangelists. And that’s why Pastor Greg is presenting his series called Tell Someone. It equips us to extend the invitation to come to the Lord to find freedom and peace. Today, we’ll see we’re all qualified to extend that invitation. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 17, 2021
Tell Someone: Joy in Sharing the Gospel
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We’re glad you’re joining us today for A New Beginning with pastor and author Greg Laurie, featured speaker of the Harvest Crusades. Our mission statement is Knowing Him and Making Him Known. And today, Pastor Greg begins a series that’ll help us all deliver the Good News of Jesus Christ in the most effective way possible. It’s a good time to take some notes. And if you miss any part of today’s study, you can always get a replay, instantly, by going to our website: harvest.org. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 16, 2021
Reignite | Sunday Message with Special Guest Dr. Jack Graham
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For this special Sunday message, Pastor Greg Laurie has Dr. Jack Graham give a word of encouragement from Zechariah 4. If you’re feeling discouraged or overwhelmed, Pastor Jack shows you how to experience the power of God again in your life! Find out how in his message, “Reignite.” --- SoCal Harvest is back at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. If you are in Southern California, make plans to join us. Learn more at https://harvest.org/socal-harvest-2021/.  This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 15, 2021
Greg Laurie on How to Stand for What’s Right
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In this powerful snippet, Pastor Greg Laurie describes the power that Christians have when they stand for what’s right and make commitments to the Lord. Sharing from the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego in the fiery furnace, Pastor Greg describes what happens when God’s people act out in faith and explains that tough circumstances are the best ways to grow our faith.  He says, “Better to burn on Earth and bow in Heaven than to bow on Earth and burn in Hell.” Listen in for a boost and encouragement to your faith! --- SoCal Harvest is back at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. If you are in Southern California, make plans to join us. Learn more at https://harvest.org/socal-harvest-2021/.  This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 14, 2021
The Foundation of Life: Our Shelter When the Storms Come
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The Christian life isn’t constant rainbows and butterflies. It’s not bliss, bling and bemusement. And we shouldn’t promise that kind of life in our presentation of the Gospel. We need to be honest. Sometimes trials come our way, but the Lord is with us in the midst of them, and will help bring us through them. We’ll learn more today on A New Beginning, as Pastor Greg continues our study of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. It’s timeless insight that stretches right into 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 13, 2021
The Nonbeliever's Favorite Verse: Restore, Don't Destroy
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Among the highest paid professions, all 10 in the top 10 are in the medical field. Anesthesiologists top the list. Their knowledge comes at a premium. But they can save your life. What believers know is worth even more (spiritually) . . . and it can save a life for eternity. But some resist hearing the life-saving Good News. What then? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us be ready for those times when the hearers don’t have ears to hear. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 12, 2021
The Nonbeliever’s Favorite Verse: Discerning but Not Condemning
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The Lord tells us He’s not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. Yes, God judges sinners but that’s not His desire. What’s our desire? When someone is in sin, do we reflect the Lord’s objective, that we should lovingly lead them back into fellowship with God? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to important counsel from the Sermon on the Mount – the Lord’s directives to His disciples on matters of faith, love and harmony. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 11, 2021
Time to Take Out the Trash: Believe Your Beliefs, Doubt Your Doubts
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Driving instructors often tell their students to look ahead on the road – don’t focus on the mailbox coming up on the right, or the approaching car on the left. If you focus on those dangers, you tend to steer that direction. On a spiritual level, we find similar advice in the Lord’s Sermon on the Mount. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie highlights this time-tested counsel Jesus gives us about the worries and cares that keep us from focusing where we should: on Him. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 10, 2021
Time to Take Out the Trash: Leaving Our Burdens with the Lord
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The Lord tells us to cast all our cares upon Him, for He cares for us. It’s like we’ve come out of a department store with bags full of merchandise, and it’s hard to navigate our way through the parking lot. We drop this bag, then we drop that bag. We might even hear the sound of broken glass. The Lord shows up with a cart and says, I’ll take ‘em from here. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how we can leave our burdens with the Lord. He’ll know what to do with 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 09, 2021
The Writing Is on the Wall | Special Sunday Message
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In this special message, Pastor Greg Laurie speaks from Daniel 5 and delivers a unique gospel presentation. Using the life of a king known as Belshazzar, Pastor Greg explains why we’re all in desperate need of a Savior: Jesus Christ.  Notes One day we will give our last words and we will pass into eternity. No one is beyond the reach of God. You can’t live off the faith of your parents, grandparents, or friends. “Young adults who binge drink frequently are more likely to show disadvantageous decision-making patterns than their peers who don’t drink, a new study shows.” “At that very moment they saw the fingers of a human hand writing on the plaster wall of the king’s palace, near the lampstand.” —Daniel 5:5 “I hope everybody could get rich and famous and will have everything they ever dreamed of, so they will know that it’s not the answer.” —Jim Carrey  Belshazzar did not cry out to God; he called in the astrologers who could not help him. The word gospel means, “Good News!”  1. Mene means, “numbered.” “Seventy years are given to us! Some may even reach eighty.” —Psalm 90:10 Technology cannot grant eternal life. 2. One day we will all be weighed on God’s divine scales. What kind of weight does your life have right now? There is a last night for every nation and every person. Are you a lonely soul? This may be the last time you have to make this commitment to follow Christ. Jesus can forgive you of all of your sin. Realize you are a sinner who needs a Savior. Recognize Jesus died on the cross for you. Repent of your sin. Receive Christ into your life. --- SoCal Harvest is back at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. If you are in Southern California, make plans to join us. Learn more at https://harvest.org/socal-harvest-2021/.  This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 08, 2021
From the Archives | Chuck Smith: Man of Impact Part 3
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In the concluding episode of this classic interview, Pastor Greg Laurie interviews Pastor Chuck Smith on the origins of the Harvest Crusade. Seeing a successful and thriving Bible study, Pastor Chuck had an idea: What if we made this a larger outreach event? And over three decades later, these large-scale evangelistic events continue. Other topics addressed include: Pastor Chuck’s health challenges Regrets, memories, and wishes Pastor Chuck’s favorites A performance of “The Love of God” This interview originally took place in 2012 and aired on radio that same year. Pastor Chuck Smith went to be with the Lord on October 3, 2013.  --- SoCal Harvest is back at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. If you are in Southern California, make plans to join us. Learn more at https://harvest.org/socal-harvest-2021/.  This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 07, 2021
How to Overcome Lust & Protect Your Mind: Using Scripture as Our Fact Checker
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Is there a subject you know a lot about? Maybe you’re a sports fan, or like history. Maybe you know all about songs on the radio, or you’re a bird watcher. When someone says something that’s inaccurate in your particular specialty, alarm bells go off in your mind: “nope, nope, nope.” Well, today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie says we should each be specialists in Scripture, and then when Satan tries to plant a thought that’s contrary to the Bible, right away we’ll say, “no, no, no.” 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 06, 2021
How to Overcome Lust & Protect Your Mind: Having, Compared to Dwelling on, Sinful Thoughts
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Chemistry majors know that liquids can be adhesive or cohesive. Some liquids stick to other things, while others cling together. If you’ve broken a mercury thermometer and seen the little beads of mercury ball-up together, you’ve seen cohesion. Well, when impure thoughts come at us, do we let them stick inside our minds . . . or do we repel them and cling to what we know is right? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie brings good encouragement from the Lord’s Sermon on the Mount. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 05, 2021
Happiness: What It Is & How to Have It, Part 2: Joy, Even in Persecution
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Think persecution doesn’t happen today? More than a dozen Christians die for their faith each day around the world. But even when the persecution isn’t that severe, many of us still face opposition for what we believe. We may not lose our lives, but we may lose our job, or a promotion or a friend. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us a new perspective on persecution, and on several other facets mentioned in the Beatitudes—from the Sermon on the Mount. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 04, 2021
Can Jesus' Deity Be Proven Without the New Testament?
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Crime shows are extremely popular today—especially “true crime,” where investigators solve real-life crime stories and cold cases. On this episode of A New Beginning, Pastor Greg interviews J. Warner “Jim” Wallace, a retired cold-case detective who now investigates the claims of Jesus Christ. In this special interview, Jim Wallace takes on a bold question: “If we didn’t have the New Testament account of Jesus, could we still prove His deity?” Listen in for an enlightening conversation on perhaps the most important “no body” case 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 03, 2021
Happiness: What It Is & How to Have It, Part 2: Putting Others’ Needs First
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During World War II, everyone sacrificed. Meatless Tuesdays, rationed gasoline, sugar, meat, cooking oil, and canned goods. Nowadays, we post pictures of our excesses on social media. Self sacrifice begat the selfie. It’s been called “corrosive narcissism” . . . and culture has never been more unhappy. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the problem. We’re not following the Lord’s prescription for happiness. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 02, 2021
The Refreshing Power of the Word of God | Sunday Message
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For believers, there is no greater authority and foundation than the Bible. And in this Sunday message, Pastor Greg Laurie informs us that our spiritual success depends on how we regularly get into the Word of God. Get biblical encouragement from Psalm 19 in this final message in the Refresh series.  Notes  Don’t build your life on fickle emotions; build your life on Christ and God’s Word. As we read, study, memorize, and obey Scripture, it refreshes us.  The word convert means, “to revive, restore, and transform.” Success or failure in the Christian life depends on how much of God’s Word you get into your life on a regular basis, and how obedient you are to it. A growing believer will delight in and love the Word of God.  Hungry Christians are healthy Christians.  The Word of God is perfect. “His mercies are new every morning.” —Lamentations 3:23 How do you know the Bible is the Word of God? All the authors of the Bible write about one theme: God’s redemption of mankind. The Bible is true because it gives the experience it claims it will give you. The Bible is true because it is confirmed by science. It was the Bible that first said that the number of stars were innumerable.  The objective of the Bible is not to tell us how the heavens go, but how to go to Heaven and how to know God. The Bible is true because it is the one book that dares to predict the future. The Word of God transforms us.  It’s not enough to read and study God’s Word; we must do it! The Bible is God’s Word to us, and it should be treasured. The Word of God gives us incredible wisdom.  The word simple comes from a root word that speaks of an open door. What if you don’t agree with what the Bible says? Answer: Change your opinion because you are wrong, and the Bible is right. The Word of God is right. Keeping the Word of God makes you happy.  “Happy are those that hear the Word of God and keep it.” —Luke 11:28 You can have a happy life without sin.  The Bible tells us how to get to Heaven. Scripture Referenced Matthew 7:24–25 Psalm 1:2  Psalm 119:159–160 1 Peter 2:2 2 Peter 1:20–21 Isaiah 51:13 Genesis 22:17 James 1:22–25 Psalm 119:11 --- SoCal Harvest is back at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. If you are in Southern California, make plans to join us. Learn more at harvest.org/SoCal. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 01, 2021
From the Archives | Chuck Smith: Man of Impact Part 2
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In this episode, we continue this short series from the archives of Pastor Greg Laurie’s special interview with Pastor Chuck Smith, founder of the Calvary Chapel network of churches. Pastor Greg begins by sharing his story of how their first interaction led to the production and distribution of the popular Living Water tract (to watch a video on the tract’s history, click here). This discussion features many details of Pastor Chuck’s life, including: Tragedy in Pastor Chuck’s family How he moved from a growing church to a fledgling church in Costa Mesa, CA The birth and the beginning of the Jesus Movement How his church grew and outgrew several of their buildings This interview originally took place in 2012 and aired on radio that same year. Pastor Chuck Smith went to be with the Lord on October 3, 2013.  --- SoCal Harvest is back at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. If you are in Southern California, make plans to join us. Learn more at harvest.org/SoCal. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 31, 2021
Happiness: What It Is & How to Have It, Part 2: Enough Is Never Enough Without Jesus
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Maybe you remember . . . there was an old TV commercial for potato chips that said, “Bet you can’t eat just one.” And they were right. When’s the last time you were satisfied with just one potato chip? With some things, one taste and you want more. A lot more. Well, the Psalmist wrote, “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us do just that as we dig in to the Beatitudes . . . a biblical attitude adjustment from the Lord’s Sermon on the Mount. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 30, 2021
Happiness: What It Is & How to Have It, Part 1: Happy and Holy?
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It seems holiness and happiness are now considered opposites. When someone is reverent, or pious, or devoted, most don’t expect to see a smile on their face. They expect a serious, somber look of concern and stillness. But Christians should be the happiest people on the planet! Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see the biblical basis for happiness. It revolves around the word blessed . . . a term we see repeatedly in the Sermon on the Mount. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 29, 2021
Happiness: What It Is & How to Have It, Part 1: Finding Answers in God's Word
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A GPS device needs to first know where you are before it can tell you how to get where you’re going. On a spiritual level, the Bible helps us understand where we are so we can find our way along the straight and narrow path of righteousness. It helps us see our need, then it helps us meet our need. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us examine some of the most foundational passages in helping us gain our bearings. Glad you’re along for the start of a brand new series we think you’ll really enjoy. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 28, 2021
Staying Cool When Things Get Hot: Preparation, Practice, and Planning Doesn't Hurt
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Many students wait until the night before to study for a test. The adrenaline makes them razor sharp. ...or so they say. But then they also hope for a little good luck when the test is handed out. Well, someone has pointed out luck is when preparation meets opportunity. Now, as believers, we don’t depend on luck, we depend on the Lord, but today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shows the wisdom in letting preparation meet opportunity as it relates to the fiery trials we may all face.  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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 27, 2021
Staying Cool When Things Get Hot: Feeling Dissatisfied No More
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Many of us carry smartphones, and most of them have cameras. And it’s great to have a camera at your fingertips. But why do we take pictures? To preserve “moments.” Fleeting moments. We want to hold on to the happiness, because it so quickly disappears. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see real joy comes on another level . . . a level that can’t be captured by a snapshot. It’s a level that brings the richest fulfillment, and also delivers us from the most fiery trials. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 26, 2021
The Refreshing Power of Discipling Others | With Jonathan Laurie
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In this special Sunday morning message, you’ll discover that making disciples isn’t just for pastors and “full-time ministers.” It’s for you too! Greg Laurie’s son, Pastor Jonathan Laurie helps you discover this aspect of unique blessing in your life. Listen in for the latest message from our series, Refresh. Notes “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” —Matthew 28:18–20 1. What Is a Disciple? Disciple simply means, “Learner.” Jesus has called us to be disciples and He has called us to make disciples. 2. What Do Disciples Do? Disciples disciple.  3. Who Do Disciples Disciple? Jerusalem — immediate inner circle. Judea — family, close friends. Samaria — those outside of our comfort zone. The ends of the earth — those that we don’t want to go to.   Scripture Referenced James 2:14–17 Acts 11:26  Acts 26:28  1 Peter 4:16  1 Corinthians 11:1 Deuteronomy 6:5–7 Acts 1:8 --- SoCal Harvest is back at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. If you are in Southern California, make plans to join us. Learn more at harvest.org/SoCal. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 25, 2021
From the Archives | Chuck Smith: Man of Impact Part 1
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In this special episode, we revisit an interview between Pastor Greg Laurie and his friend and mentor, the late Pastor Chuck Smith. Pastor Chuck shares about his family, his family experienced, and his start in ministry.  The conversation touches many subjects, including: Pastor Chuck’s early love of the Bible How he encountered the Lord in a special way as a teenager  His original plans to be a medical doctor How he met his wife, Kay This interview took place in 2012. Pastor Chuck Smith went to be with the Lord on October 3, 2013.  --- SoCal Harvest is back at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. If you are in Southern California, make plans to join us. Learn more at harvest.org/SoCal. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 24, 2021
Staying Cool When Things Get Hot: How Do You Act When You Think No One's Looking?
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Let’s be honest, we all like getting a nod of approval when we’ve done the right thing, don’t we? And then, when we’ve messed up, we hope everyone was looking the other way. But today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out people of integrity do good even without getting credit, and avoid the bad even when they wouldn’t be blamed. We’ll see some tremendous examples of that today as Pastor Greg introduces us to four young men from our Scripture text. We’re in Daniel, chapter 1. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 23, 2021
Good News in a Bad World: Only Jesus, Nothing Else, Can Satisfy
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The world is a mess! The economy is recovering the pandemic, there’s political discord everywhere you look, the world is a powder keg. It’s enough to make even optimists wonder if the sky is falling. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us there’s only one hope. It’s not a government handout, or a political standout. It’s not in social reform or better border security. It’s in the security that comes from having peace 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 22, 2021
Good News in a Bad World: Keeping God as Our Top Priority
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When you boil it all down, the preeminent reason God created man is so that man might have fellowship with God . . . we were created to worship God. Now, if we worship another god – money, our jobs, our hobbies, another person – our lives become the antithesis of what we were created for. It’s such a foundational issue that God reserved the first of His Ten Commandments to address this. And so we’ll address it today here on A New Beginning with Pastor Greg Laurie. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 21, 2021
So What?: Putting to Use Our God-Given Gifts
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What if you had a son who really liked to work on cars, and so you bought him a nice tool set. But months later, there it was in the original box, still shrink-wrapped. Or you gave a pallette of paints and canvases and brushes to your daughter who liked to paint. But they went untouched. Disappointing, huh? That may be how God feels with the spiritual gifts He makes available to you and me. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us put those gifts to good use. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 20, 2021
So What?: How Others See You Is How They'll See Christ
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Christians, by definition, are the representatives of Jesus Christ. We’re the Lord’s ambassadors. What are people learning about Christ by watching how we conduct ourselves? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out we have certain resources – time, talent, treasures – that are on loan from God. But He wants us to use those resources for the Kingdom. Today, Pastor Greg has some help for us. It’s practical insight from his series called “Essentials.” 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 19, 2021
The Refreshing Power of Sharing Your Faith, Part 2 | Sunday Message
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Sharing your faith may lead you out of your comfort zone. As Pastor Greg Laurie reveals in this podcast episode, that might be the very thing you need to revive your spiritual life. Learn from John 4 how to do evangelism, “Jesus-style,” with this latest message from Refresh: What Every Christian Needs to Know.  Notes “He that refreshes others will be refreshed himself.” —Proverbs 11:25 Who is called to go into all the world and preach the gospel? We are! Where are we to preach the gospel? Everywhere! Why are we to do this? Because God’s primary way of reaching people is through people. When are we to share the gospel? All the time! How are we to share the gospel? Our objective is to build a bridge, not burn one. 1. Evangelism “Jesus Style” begins with a burden. “We will do anything short of sin to reach people for Christ.” —Craig Groeschel 2. If we want to evangelize “Jesus Style” we need to use tact! 3. To share the gospel “Jesus Style” we must adapt to the situation. The problem is sin; the solution is Jesus. 4. If we want to evangelize “Jesus Style,” we don’t deal with everyone in the same way. 5. Telling your story (your testimony) is a powerful bridge for the gospel message. Don’t glorify or exaggerate the past. Don’t boast about what you gave up for Jesus, but about what He gave up for you! L. A. S. T. B – Build A Bridge L – Lovingly Enter Their World A – Ask Questions S – Share Your Testimony T – Tell Them How to Come to Jesus Scripture Referenced Matthew 28:19–20 1 Corinthians 1:21 Acts 8:39 Acts 3:19 1 Corinthians 9:19–23 --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 18, 2021
Classic Crusade: Greg Laurie on the Prodigal Son
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Today, we look back almost 20 years at a message from Pastor Greg Laurie given at the SoCal Harvest event at Angel Stadium (formerly Edison Field) of Anaheim. Pastor Greg speaks powerfully from Luke 15 on the story of the prodigal son.  In this message, you’ll find answers to the major questions of life. What are you on this Earth for? What are you here for? And how can you be a happy person? No matter what kind of home you might have come from, Pastor Greg underscores the possibility of hope. He says, “Even if your parents has let you down, even if your earthly father has left you down, you have a heavenly Father who loves you and will never let you down.”  To learn more about coming into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, just go here.  This message was originally given on July 13, 2002.  --- SoCal Harvest is back! If you’re in the Southern California area, join us at Angel Stadium of Anaheim for one night only, October 3, for a powerful crusade. Learn more at harvest.org/SoCal. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 17, 2021
So What?: Getting Rapture Ready
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In most action movies, there are two factors almost always involved: a crisis, and a time limit. Something’s about to go horribly wrong, and time is running out. And as the clock counts down, the pace of the action speeds up. Well today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out, time is getting short before the return of Christ. And we need to ramp up our awareness, our resolve and our action in helping those around us be prepared for what’s to come. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 16, 2021
When Heaven Comes to Earth: Being Fully Transformed
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You can’t change half a pair of pants. You can’t almost cross a river. You can’t be partially pregnant, sort of turn on a light, or have most of your seatbelt buckled. In the same way, we can’t be almost saved. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the importance of being fully transformed especially given the soon return of the Lord. An important study from Pastor Greg’s series called “Essentials.” 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 15, 2021
When Heaven Comes to Earth: The World at Its Finest
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We see the problems around us and might wonder why God created the earth with such imperfection. Actually, the problem wasn’t with His creation, the problem lies with the tenants who’ve been occupying it! But soon, the Lord will rehab this fixer-upper and restore it to its former glory. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out heaven will actually come to earth! It’s part of God’s End Times plan. One of the bedrock truths included in our current series called “Essentials.” 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 14, 2021
When Heaven Comes to Earth: Trying to Fathom the Glory of Heaven
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It’s a challenge to think about the glory of heaven when we’re confined to the stark realities of life on earth. Life here just can’t compare with life in the hereafter. But today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how earth has a role in our eternity. Pastor Greg explains just what happens when the fullness of God’s End Times plan unfolds. It’s part of an enlightening series on those things every single believer should know . . . a series called “Essentials.” 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 13, 2021
What Every Christian Needs to Know About Prayer: How Can I Know God Hears My Prayers?
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Have you noticed that sometimes you’ll click something on a website and nothing happens? And you wait. But you know from experience that if you click a second time then you’ve just ordered two lamps from blah-blah-blah.com! We may bring a similar hesitation to our prayers – should I pray again? Would God be irritated? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie brings good insight on effective prayer. Download a copy of this insight by going to harvest.org. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 12, 2021
The Refreshing Power of Sharing Your Faith | Sunday Message
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It’s something we’re often nervous to do, but sharing our faith is a tremendous way to revive our spiritual lives. In this podcast episode, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us how evangelism restores us from Jonah 3.  Listen in to Pastor Greg’s latest message from Refresh! --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 11, 2021
From the Archives: Hugh Hewitt Interviews Greg Laurie
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In this special conversation originally aired on The Hugh Hewitt Show, radio host Hugh Hewitt interviews Pastor Greg Laurie on his testimony and preaching ministry. You'll hear details about Hugh Hewitt's previous work on looking into Harvest Crusades and more insights on how Pastor Greg started his evangelistic ministry.  Other topics covered include: Why we should keep evangelism simple Hardship, suffering, and the goodness of God What's changed since the Harvest Crusades began --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 10, 2021
What Every Christian Needs to Know About Prayer: Praying to Be More Like Christ
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God’s characteristics include things like compassion, power, generosity and grace. Our characteristics are often just the opposite. We’re needy, powerless, self centered and sinful. It’s easy to see how we need God. But how can we bring all that He is to the mess that we have? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out it’s through the pathway of prayer. It’s part of an important series on the basics called “Essentials.” 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 09, 2021
What Every Christian Needs to Know About Prayer: The Core Principles of Prayer
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The Bible is a deep well of insight and instruction for the believer. We can spend our whole lives studying it and always find new things that speak to our hearts. But what are the essentials, the core principles, that believers should know? Pastor Greg Laurie is presenting those in his current series called, “Essentials.” And today on A New Beginning, we dig in to the subject of prayer. Why do we pray? How do we pray? Where do we pray? A good course on prayer is coming your 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 08, 2021
Let's Talk About Heaven: Looking Ahead to Help Us in the Present
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Before a single spice is added, a good cook knows what the final dish will look like and taste like. Before a runner leaves the blocks, he has the finish line in his mind’s eye. Well, believers need to have a clear view of heaven to find the resolve and commitment to stay on the path that leads there. And today on A New Beginning, in an unforgettable and highly personal message, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us make sure our understanding of eternity is rooted in Scripture. Glad you’re along for our 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 07, 2021
Let's Talk About Heaven: What Will Eternity Actually Be Like?
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We all have some kind of a mental image of heaven. But it may have been influenced by a movie, or a TV show, or a magazine article, or even a cartoon! Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us realign our expectations. It’s a message from his “Essentials” series that helps us build a proper, Scriptural understanding. And you can download an MP3 of this study by going to harvest.org. Pastor Greg begins addressing some of the questions we have about 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 06, 2021
Let's Talk About Heaven: Coping with the Loss of Loved Ones
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In 2008, Pastor Greg Laurie and his wife, Cathe, got the news no parent should ever get. They learned their son had suddenly and unexpectedly gone to heaven. It was a loss they obviously still feel today. And on a recent anniversary of their son’s passing, Pastor Greg was thinking about heaven. Today on A New Beginning, we present the message Pastor Greg brought his congregation that day. It’s a very personal view of one of the most important issues we can consider. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 05, 2021
The Refreshing Power of Revival | Sunday Message
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In this podcast episode, Pastor Greg Laurie shares a new message, “The Refreshing Power of Revival.” Revival is refreshment and restoration. America needs a spiritual awakening. You will not want to miss this message as Pastor Greg shares how we can see another revival in our lifetime. It’s the latest message in our Refresh series. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 04, 2021
America, This Is Your Wake-Up Call: Taking Action on Society's Current Affairs
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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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 02, 2021
America, This Is Your Wake-Up Call: Don't Think God Can't Use You
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God has limitless power. He’s omnipotent. But He often calls on His every-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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 01, 2021
Come and Find Rest: Obtaining Rest in a Restless World
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Cacophony. That’s a great word. No, it’s not a drink at Starbucks. It’s a mixture of harsh, discordant sounds. It’s the sound of being stuck in a New York City traffic jam. Our lives are like a cacophony sometimes – maybe they’re sounds, maybe they’re discordant thoughts, or such a collision of priorities and urgencies that we just need some peace and quiet. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shows where they’re found . . . they’re found at the foot of Jesus. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 30, 2021
Secrets to Answered Prayer: Don't Quit on Prayer, Persevere Through
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When you walk up to a friend’s door and knock, do you give it just one little rap . . . one single knock . . . and then stop? No, you probably give it three or four taps. And if they don’t come to door, maybe you knock again . . . or ring the door bell. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie says we should practice the same persistence in our prayers. Pastor Greg is speaking to us from the Hawaiian Islands today, as he was there preaching at the Maui satellite campus of 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 29, 2021
Secrets to Answered Prayer: How to Get the Most Out of Your Prayers
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Prayer is one of our most important privileges, and one of our most powerful tools. Yet many of us don’t feel like we’ve maximized our prayer lives. Today on A New Beginning, hopefully we’ll all take a giant step forward. Pastor Greg Laurie looks in the Lord’s model for prayer to bring us practical counsel we can all put to work today. He’s on the island of Maui today, having just visited and preached at one of the satellite campuses of his home church in Southern California. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 28, 2021
The Refreshment of the Spirit in Times of Trial | Sunday Message
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In this episode, we continue in our series, Refresh, with Pastor Greg Laurie’s new message, “The Refreshment of the Spirit in Times of Trial.” The Christian life is not an easy one. Have you ever felt tired or worn out spiritually? Your faith seems to not be working, you struggle spiritually, and you feel exhausted.  Pastor Greg shows you where to find hope and encouragement from James 1! Notes “Times of refreshment come from the presence of the Lord.” —Acts 3:20 You will be spiritually refreshed when you read and study the Bible. You will be spiritually refreshed when you think of others more than yourself. Spiritual refreshment comes from times of spiritual testing. Every Christian will face trials in life for their own good. 1. God allows trials in our lives so we will grow up spiritually.   Trials are like God’s gym where we are broken down to be built up. Trials make you stronger not weaker. 2. Even when things look bleak, all things will ultimately work together for God’s glory and your good. 3. God’s ultimate purpose is that you might be conformed into the image of Jesus. 4. Suffering can bring glory to God. A disability can become an ability when placed in the hands of God. God will allow suffering and sickness to get our attention. 5. Suffering can be used by God to prepare us for a special task. Scripture Referenced Psalm 42:4 Psalm 42:5 Psalm 42:1–2 Psalm 19:7 Proverbs 25:25 Proverbs 11:25 Isaiah 43:19–20 1 Peter 4:12–13 Deuteronomy 8:2 John 6:5 Job 1:21–2 Psalm 105:18 James 1:2 John 9:1–2 John 9:3 Romans 8:29 Psalm 119:67 2 Corinthians 1:3–5 Psalm 42:4 Psalm 42:5 --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 27, 2021
The Billy Graham I Knew | A Special Discussion on the Great Evangelist
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In this episode, Pastor Greg Laurie sits down with a friend for an in-depth conversation on the life and ministry of evangelist Billy Graham. Joining Pastor Greg is author and editor Yves Le Sieur to discuss some of what inspires them about Billy today and the kind of legacy he left when he went to Heaven in 2018. Billy Graham was the first to acknowledge that God placed him where he was in life. God gave him special gifts that were unique. He had an amazing ability to connect with people, and that ability launched him from obscurity to being a household name—and more importantly, transformed millions of lives for Christ. While there will never be another Billy Graham, there’s a lot we can learn and apply as we pursue God’s calling in our own lives. In this discussion, you'll learn about Pastor Greg’s newest book, Billy Graham: The Man I Knew in addition to other aspects of ministry.   How to lead a church How to find your calling How to be a man in modern times How to deal with doubt What it feels like to bring someone to Christ You can receive a copy of Billy Graham: The Man I Knew when you donate to Harvest Ministries at harvest.org/support. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 26, 2021
How to and How Not to Pray: Being Consistent in Your Prayer Life
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For some, prayer is like a fire extinguisher . . . or a spare tire. One of those things we put away, out of sight, until an emergency comes up. But prayer should be something we put to use much more often. Prayer is more like a spiritual smart phone. And how many of us won’t even walk into the next room without that!? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie continues our look at the Lord’s Prayer, and we’ll see how the Lord invites us to talk to Him. In fact, He wants to talk regularly! 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 25, 2021
How to and How Not to Pray: Are You Praying for God's Will or Your Own?
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Some think prayer is God giving us carte blanche for our wants and desires . . . like the Father is saying, “Go for it, my child!” In reality, today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that The Lord’s Prayer – our model for effective prayer – invites the Father to take over our wants and desires and to be the Lord of our lives. But it turns out that’s the pathway of the richest fulfillment and contentment. We’ll discover the joy of bringing our will in line with God’s will. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 24, 2021
How to and How Not to Pray: What Shouldn't I Pray For?
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Some of us might see prayer as more transactional than relational. When we pray, we focus on asking God for something specific. But today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that that can miss the relational aspects to prayer. Prayer is more than an intercom to heaven. Prayer is a lifeline to the God who loves us and sustains us . . . and who holds our future in His hands. And today, Pastor Greg shows us how to steward this privilege appropriately. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 23, 2021
Pray This Way: What Jesus Has to Say About How We Pray
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Whether we’re making a bird house, or sewing a dress, it helps to have a template . . . a pattern to follow. A template helps you learn from those who did the same thing before . . . those who wrestled with all the decisions that go with the project. Well today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the Lord gave us a template or a pattern to follow for effective prayer. It’s what we commonly call The Lord’s Prayer. It’s really more the disciples’ prayer as it shows us how to bring our petitions to 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 22, 2021
Pray This Way: Does God Hear Our Prayers?
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It’s clear that God invites our prayers. He invites us to keep asking, keep seeking, keep knocking. And we see evidence throughout Scripture that God’s hears prayers. But does He hear OUR prayers? And if nothing’s happening, has God said no? Or has God said wait? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie begins a short series designed to improve our communication with God. How can we talk to the Lord more appropriately, more powerfully, and see His answers? Let’s find out. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 21, 2021
The Refreshing Power of the Spirit-Filled Life | Sunday Message
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Stresses, anxieties, and temptations can leave you feeling depressed and exhausted. But in this Sunday message, Pastor Greg Laurie offers a timely reminder that you don’t have to live life in your own strength—you can be filled with the Holy Spirit! Get biblical insight from Pastor Greg’s newest message from Romans 8 in his series, Refresh: What Every Christian Needs to Know. Notes There is no condemnation for our past. There is no separation from God’s love in the future. God is not mad at you; He is mad about you. All things in the present are working together for good.  The Holy Spirit wants to lead you, empower you, and fill you every day. To be filled with the Spirit means to be controlled by the Spirit. 1. A Spirit-led believer lives a condemnation-free life. 2. The best way to not go backward is to go forward in the Spirit. This is not “works-righteousness” but rather a “working righteousness.” 3. Spirit-led people are spiritually minded people. Those led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God (Romans 8:14).  God removes the fear of rejection and assures us that we are God’s children (Romans 8:15–16).  The Spirit gives us confidence to approach God in prayer (Romans 8:26–27).   We are adopted, loved and welcomed by God!  Attempting to be righteous by trying harder is also living in the flesh. 4. The Holy Spirit is at home in the hearts of Spirit-led believers.  5. Spirit-led believers overcome the old life.  “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God” (Romans 8:14). Scripture Referenced Job 8:13–14 1 John 1:9 2 Corinthians 5:17 Romans 7:18–20 Romans 7:24–25 Ephesians 4:30–32 --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 20, 2021
Encore | 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. --- In honor of Father's Day, receive a FREE ebook download from Pastor Greg about the role that fathers play, Unsung Heroes. Click here to download.  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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 19, 2021
What the Resurrection of Jesus Means to You: The Pivot Point of Our Life
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The Resurrection is a pivot point for the entire Christian faith. Paul told the Corinthian church, “If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.” Thankfully, he then said, “But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead.” And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how the Resurrection provides the power we need to break through the barriers and live the Christian life. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 18, 2021
What the Resurrection of Jesus Means to You: Paying the Price We Can’t Pay
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Most of us are wired to look for a good deal. We like to exchange something of lesser value for something of greater value. Well, on a spiritual level, Jesus offers us an arrangement that’s too good to refuse. We owed a debt we couldn’t pay, but Jesus stepped in and paid a debt He didn’t owe. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us appreciate the price paid at Calvary. But even more remarkably: after Jesus died for our sins, He rose again. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 17, 2021
What the Death of Jesus Means to You: Enduring Pain on Our Behalf
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For the past month, we’ve studying the rich writings of the Gospel of Mark. Mark weaves together a vivid narrative of the life of Jesus . . . and certainly the most vivid is his description of the end of Jesus’ life and ministry. These events were choreographed by the Father from the beginning of time, but the events were surprising to a First Century citizen seeing it in real time. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie presents his message, What the Death of Jesus Means to You. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 16, 2021
What the Death of Jesus Means to You: The Ultimate Sacrifice
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There are very few events of the past that we could rightfully say changed the course of human history. The invention of sliced bread? People often say it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. No. Some might say air travel . . . or telecommunications . . . or penicillin. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to the very moment when our sins were paid in full. It’s the singular event that had ETERNAL consequences. And we’ll consider what that event means for us. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 15, 2021
A Second Chance in Life: Getting Back Up
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Golfers know the meaning of the world “mulligan.” Bad golfers know it very well. A mulligan is a do-over. “Take that swing over again, you’re good.” Well, thankfully the Lord allows mulligans in the spiritual life. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins...” Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us follow the biblical account of a certain spiritual failure. We’ll see what it was that led to the sin, and how that sin was forgiven and fellowship restored. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 14, 2021
The Refreshing Power of Prayer | Sunday Message
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God gives us prayer for our own good. The question is: Why don’t we pray more often? In this podcast episode, “The Refreshing Power of Prayer,” Pastor Greg Laurie gives us guidance on praying with passion and persistence from Matthew 20. It’s the first message in Refresh: What Every Christian Needs to Know, a brand-new series from Pastor Greg. Notes “Times of refreshment come from the presence of the Lord.” —Acts 3:19 You will be spiritually refreshed when you read and study the Bible. You will be spiritually refreshed when you think of others more than yourself. You will be spiritually refreshed when you help others. How can you be spiritually refreshed? Spend time in God’s presence, study His Word, be generous, and serve others. We don’t pray more because we don’t think we have the time. “One of the great uses of Twitter and Facebook will be to prove at that Last Day that prayerlessness was not from lack of time.” We don’t pray more because we don’t think prayer is that important. We don’t pray more because we think that prayer doesn’t really work. The primary objective of prayer is to align myself with the will of God. Sometimes God says, “No.” Sometimes God says, “Slow.” Sometimes God says, “Go.”   In a time of crisis they prayed, and so should we. They prayed with passion and persistence, and so should we. Their prayer was heard by Jesus.  Unconfessed sin can hinder our prayers. “Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any wicked way in me.” —Psalm 139:23–24 Idols in our heart can hinder our prayers. Unforgiveness in our heart can hinder our prayers. Unbelief can hinder our prayers. Prayer is the privilege of the child of God. Scripture Referenced Psalm 19:7 Proverbs 11:25 Proverbs 25:13 2 Peter 1:13 Philippians 4:6 Psalm 8:3–4 Psalm 50:15 James 4:2 Ephesians 6:18 Jeremiah 29:13 Isaiah 59:1–2 Psalm 66:18 Ezekiel 14:3 Mark 11:25 James 1:5–7 --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 13, 2021
The Biblical Worldview on Self-Defense and Retaliation | Classic Message
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Pastor Greg Laurie tackles a perennially debated issue: How should Christians approach the topic of self-defense. How do we “turn the other cheek,” and how should we think about law-enforcement? Teaching from Matthew 5 and the Sermon on the Mount, Pastor Greg gives us a balanced view of all these topics.  There is a place for self-defense. You have your rights as an American citizen. God has the military and the police force. With that in mind, what did Jesus mean when He said, “But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. … And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two” (Matthew 5:39, 41 NKJV)? Jesus was giving specific advice for when Christians are persecuted. These are not mechanical rules; they are principles for meeting the personal wrongs that come to those who follow Him. There are times that, for the sake of God’s kingdom and the soul of a person, we take the hit or turn the other cheek or go the extra mile. Read more on this subject in Pastor Greg’s full article. This message was originally preached at Harvest Christian Fellowship on May 30, 2010. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 12, 2021
A Second Chance in Life: God’s Beautiful Masterpiece
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Ever looked at the social media posts of a friend and think, “Wow, they live a pretty good life.” Someone has pointed out we should never compare someone else’s highlight reel, to our blooper reel. We live out our blooper reel everyday, don’t we? We see the flubs, the fumbles, the gaffes, and the goofs up close. But today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that God sees beyond the blooper, to the future. Today, a good example of how God can rewrite our story. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 11, 2021
The Best Choice: Choosing the Lord Over Worldly Desires
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Ever been that one person at your table in a restaurant that takes a pass on dessert? Everybody’s ordering salted caramel this and double chocolate that, and they look at you like you have a second nose growing out of the side of your head! “What’s wrong with you!?” But sometimes we have to pass up the attractive things for the best things. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us chart a course for a richer, more fulfilling walk with the Lord, in spite of other things that want our attention. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 10, 2021
The Best Choice: Our Devotion to Christ
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If the gift someone gives you is modest, your expression of thanks can likewise be modest. When the gift is extraordinary, a modern etiquette expert says, “Keep the level of the thank you near the level of kindness you received.” Well today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to a memorable moment in Jesus’ ministry when gratitude was extended Him at such a generous level, it drew attention and even criticism from the disciples. But Pastor Greg explains that Jesus commended Mary. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 09, 2021
Only Jesus!: The Way the Truth and the Life
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There’s nothing like driving a wide vehicle on a narrow road to make you sweat. Things get tight ... tight ... tighter still ... and you suck in your breath...! C’mon, like that’s going to make your vehicle thinner. Ever done that? But narrow roads have to be taken seriously. And the Bible describes the narrow road that leads to heaven. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that there are few who find it . . . it’s only found through a relationship with Christ. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 08, 2021
Only Jesus!: Beholding the Glory of God
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We’ve all seen things we’ll never forget. Maybe we saw Old Faithful in Yellowstone. Or we stood on the rim of the Grand Canyon. Or maybe it was watching our child take their first steps. But nothing on earth could have prepared these certain onlookers for the spectacle they were about to see. Today on A New Beginning, as Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to the Transfiguration of Jesus, we’ll see it left them speechless. Well, should have left them speechless – but one of them spoke anyway. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 07, 2021
So What? | Sunday Message (with Jonathan Laurie)
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When it comes to faith, never settle for less than the genuine article! In this Sunday morning podcast, Pastor Jonathan Laurie, son of Greg Laurie, shows you how to ask the right questions and examine your life in pursuit of a dynamic, life-changing faith. Notes “Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.” —Revelation 1:3 ESV James shows us three different kinds of faith: 1. Dead Faith People with a dead faith often substitute their knowledge and their words for action. 2. Demonic Faith “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.” —John 5:24 ESV You can be enlightened in your mind and stirred in your heart but be lost forever. 3. Dynamic Faith “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” —Romans 10:17 ESV Dead faith touches only the intellect; demonic faith involves both the mind and the emotions; but dynamic faith involves the will. 2 Corinthians 13:5 MSG --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 06, 2021
Faith and Filmmaking: An Interview with Mel Gibson
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In this podcast episode, Greg Laurie sits down with Academy Award-winning director, actor, and producer Mel Gibson, discussing his faith and career.  Pastor Greg discusses Gibson's film Hacksaw Ridge, which is about WWII hero Desmond Doss. Doss was a Medal of Honor recipient whose faith in God carried him through the war. Gibson also discusses how his faith impacts his filmmaking, and he teases the announcement that he is starting work a sequel to the worldwide smash hit The Passion of the Christ. It is to be written by Randall Wallace, the screenwriter of Braveheart. This interview originally took place at SoCal Harvest 2016, at Anaheim Stadium.  --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 05, 2021
Lost in Translation: What It Means to Bear Our Cross
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So much of life is determined by our focus. Do we focus on career more than family, or family more than career? Do we focus more on pursuing goals, or enjoying the journey? Some focus on happiness . . . it’s their most important pursuit in life. And yet happiness isn’t found through direct pursuit. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that happiness comes when we put God before ourselves . . . when His will becomes our will. That’s our cross to bear. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 04, 2021
Lost in Translation: The Salvation Plan of Jesus
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Pastor Greg Laurie calls his series in the book of Mark The Gospel for Busy People. It’s God’s full plan of salvation, explained and applied to our lives today. And on this edition of A New Beginning, we hear Jesus explain that full plan of salvation to disciples who were hearing it unfold for the first time. It’s a fascinating discussion where Jesus polls the disciples on perhaps the most significant question of the ages a question that carries eternal consequences. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 03, 2021
Amazing Faith: Examining the Details of Our Faith
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Prayer is a privilege. God invites us to pray . . . with boldness. He invites to seek, ask and knock. But sometimes our prayers can be derailed. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us investigate those factors that can keep our prayers from reaching God’s throne. We’re in a practical series of lessons in the Gospel of Mark titled, The Gospel for Busy People. And today, we’ll see how to undergird our prayers with faith and with a proper attitude and respect for our 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 02, 2021
Amazing Faith: The Key to Our Life in Christ
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God’s plan for his children includes blessings, joy and contentment. It also includes some challenges and trials along the way. But that plan also provides the tools to navigate those tough times we face. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us understand one of the most important tools we’ve been given. Faith is the key that’ll help us see a way when there seems to be no way. Today, Pastor Greg helps us put our amazing faith into practice. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2021
Everyone Needs Jesus: The Lord Is Always Within Reach
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We all need a touch from the Lord. And the Lord is ready to reach out. But too often, we’re touched, and jostled, and pummeled by the world around us . . . and we can’t seem to climb out from under the dog-pile to feel the touch of the Lord. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us draw inspiration and practical instruction from a pairing of stories in the New Testament when Jesus’ touch came to just the right people at just the right time. Good encouragement is 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2021
The Best Is Yet to Come | Sunday Message
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All believers have a common longing for another world: a place called Heaven. In this Sunday morning message, Pastor Greg Laurie concludes the Book of Revelation with a powerful exploration on the glories of our eternal home. You’ll learn about the blessings of this book and how you can experience these blessings for yourself! It’s the final message in our series, Revelation: A Book of Promises. Notes Heaven and the New Earth are a place of satisfaction. Heaven and the New Earth are a place of sufficiency. “The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations” (Revelation 22:2). Heaven and the New Earth are a place of service. Heaven is a place where tragedy turns to triumph. “Joy is the serious business of Heaven!” —C. S. Lewis The blessing is promised to those who read and hear the words of this prophecy (Revelation 1:3). Reading Revelation energizes and excites you to know that God is in control. The blessing is promised to those who keep the things which are written in it (Revelation 1:3). Whenever you read about what the Bible says about the future, there is an exhortation to live a godly life (2 Peter 3:11). We learn about the future to motivate us to live right in the present. Why should we keep these words? Because they are faithful and true. “Behold, I am coming quickly” (Revelation 22:7). We must keep His word and we must do His work. Our objective is not to conform Scripture to the changing culture, but to conform culture to Scripture. “Surely, I am coming quickly” (Revelation 22:20). There are two words in the Bible that show us what our focus as Christians should be: The first word is come, and the second word is go. The closing verses of the Bible make it perfectly clear that salvation is a matter of the will. “Happy is the man whose sins are forgiven” (Romans 4:7). Scripture Reference Hebrews 11:8–10 John 14:1–6 Luke 6:21 1 Corinthians 15:58 Matthew 4:7 --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 30, 2021
Stop Complicating Your Life: An Interview with Darryl Strawberry
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In this new interview with MLB legend Darryl Strawberry, Pastor Greg Laurie asks questions about crucial lessons we have to learn in the Christian life. Not only does he discuss Darryl’s baseball career and his coming to the Lord but also hones into the issue of temptation that all believers face. As they explain, avoiding and resisting temptation is less complicated than it may seem. It’s sometimes as simple as shutting a door. As Darryl tells us, “Stop complicating your life.”  In addition, they touch on other subjects such as: How the prayer of Darryl’s wife and mother brought him to the Lord An incident at the White House The effect of social media on young people The importance of discipleship in a believer’s life Be prepared for an encouraging 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 29, 2021
Everyone Needs Jesus: Syncing Our Watches With God’s Timing
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We live in an instant society. Heat up something in the microwave in seconds, not minutes or hours. Get a message to someone on the other side of the planet in a split second, not days or weeks. Should it be any wonder then why we assume our prayers shouldn’t happen lickety-split? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie says, as it happens, God’s clocks run on a different schedule than ours. We’ll see our timing is often impetuous . . . His timing is always perfect. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 28, 2021
God Is Bigger Than Your Problem: Spiritual Healing for Our Earthly Pain
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Medical science has come a long way in the last century. Little more than a hundred years ago, doctors treated many maladies by bloodletting! Now there are so many targeted medications, they have to get creative with the names . . . like Cisplatin, Moxifloxacin and Pancuronium. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie says we should treat our spiritual ills with a kind of targeted, effective treatment. Treatment recommended by our Maker. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 27, 2021
God Is Bigger Than Your Problem: The Almighty Power of Our God
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Some people are into trucks. The more power, the more capacity, the bigger, the better. Consider the Belaz 75710 mining truck. It weighs 750,000 pounds – empty. And its tires are 13 feet tall. There’s no comparison to consumer pickup trucks. Well today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that there’s no comparison between our enemy and our God. God’s power and capabilities are infinite. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 26, 2021
The Golden Key to Spiritual Growth: Life Application
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Surprisingly, 20 to 30 percent of prescriptions for chronic health conditions are never filled . . . and about half are not taken as prescribed. Think about that. We go to the doctor, he or she examines us and gives us the medication to make us better. All we gotta do is take the pills . . . and an alarming number don’t! Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the Bible’s prescription for growing spiritually . . . but, same thing, we’ve got to follow the Great Physician’s instructions. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 25, 2021
The Golden Key to Spiritual Growth: The Choice Is Yours
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So much of life is a study of cause and effect. We wonder why we get so many speeding tickets. Could it be that we drive too fast? Or wonder why it’s so hard to get up in the morning. Maybe it’s linked to how easy it is to stay up late the night before. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us study cause and effect is it relates to success in the Christian life. Jesus paid the price for our salvation, but we’ll see that maturity and spiritual growth are up to 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 24, 2021
Heaven on Earth | Sunday Message
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God’s people have a glorious future awaiting them in eternity when He makes all things new. Pastor Greg Laurie says, “The New Earth and New Jerusalem are prepared places for prepared people.” Learn how you can be ready in this podcast episode from Revelation 21.  It’s the latest in the series, Revelation: A Book of Promises.  Notes When you put your faith in Christ, you begin to realize that you were made for another world. Heaven is beyond words. Heaven is mentioned 532 times in the Bible, and more than 10% of those mentions are in Revelation.  “Behold, I make all things new” (Revelation 21:5). God loves new too! “And He said to me, ‘It is done!’” (Revelation 21:6). After the millennial reign of Christ, we enter into “eternal timelessness.” When God brings the New Earth, there will be no more ocean.  All the people throughout history who have trusted in Christ, will now be all together.  God the Father joins His Son to dwell with His people. In this New Earth, we will have a new city.  The New Earth and New Jerusalem are prepared places for prepared people. Jerusalem is the city of the past. Jerusalem is the city of the present. Jerusalem is the city of the future. “And His servants will serve Him” (Revelation 22:3).  We should not bottle up our sorrows, but let them out. Then God will put them in His bottle. God not only forgives our sins, He forgets them. What this hope does: It helps us to keep perspective during times of trial. It helps us to live godly lives. It motivates us to want to take as many people as possible to Heaven with us.  Scripture Referenced 2 Corinthians 12:4 1 Corinthians 15:52–54 Psalm 90:4 Galatians 4:4  2 Peter 3:9 1 John 3:2 John 14:2–3 1 Corinthians 2:9 Zechariah 12:2–3 Revelation 7:15 Psalm 56:8 2 Corinthians 5:17 Psalm 103:12 Romans 8:18 2 Corinthians 4:17–18 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 23, 2021
Encore Episode | Why Israel Matters: A 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 22, 2021
A New Kind of Family: Bring Your Questions to God
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When we finish praying the sinner’s prayer, and become a child of God, it would be great if all our questions are immediately answered, all our doubts are suddenly dispelled and the gaps in our understanding are instantly filled in. But coming to know God and His plan for our lives is part of the privilege and challenge of living the Christian life. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how we should feel free to approach God for help in sharpening our understanding and deepening our 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 21, 2021
A New Kind of Family: The Privilege of Being in Gods Family
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In essence, believers are a part of two families. We’re a part of our earthly families, and we’re part of the family of God. There are privileges and responsibilities that go with both. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how it’s sometimes difficult to share about our faith with our earthly family. Sometimes, one family doesn’t want to hear about the other one. Today, some good insight on what God expects of us within those most important earthly relationships. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 20, 2021
Follow Me: The Blessing of Being Used for God’s Purpose
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We all begin following the Lord at different times, and from different backgrounds. But we’re all united in finding forgiveness for our sins, and sharing a calling to bring others into a saving relationship with God. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us look at the way Jesus bid His disciples to “come follow me.” We’ll examine that calling, what it costs and what it offers, and we’ll consider the blessing of being used by God to accomplish His Kingdom business. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 19, 2021
Follow Me: Ordinary People for an Extraordinary Purpose
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Those who’ve begun reading Pastor Greg Laurie’s new book on the life of Billy Graham – the greatest evangelist in history – know he was a humble young dairy farmer before he accepted God’s call on his life. What kinds of things can God do through you when you accept His call on YOUR life? That’s the question we’ll explore today here on A New Beginning. Glad you’re along as Pastor Greg continues his series in the Gospel of Mark. He’s titled this message collection “The Gospel for Busy People.” View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 18, 2021
The Gospel for Busy People: The Perfect Example
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It’s never a mistake to follow Jesus’ example. In fact, that’s implied in the definition of “follower” or “disciple.” We’re walking in the footsteps of Jesus. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to the dramatic moment when Jesus had a confrontation with the Devil himself. It was the moment the Savior of our souls crossed paths with the accuser of the brethren. But Jesus chose to make it a teaching moment for all of us as believers who encounter the scourge of 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 17, 2021
Turning the World Right-Side Up | Sunday Message
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As things spiral out of control in our world, we may ask ourselves, “Will it ever get better?” In this Sunday morning message, Pastor Greg Laurie gives us good news and helps us look forward to the time when God rights all wrongs: the Millennium. Listen in for a word from Revelation 20, the latest in our series, Revelation: A Book of Promises.  Notes Things are bad because Satan is allowed to have his way. Things are bad because God is not completely having His way yet. Jesus Christ is going to take this planet back to its Eden-like state. One day Heaven and Earth will become one. God is not going to abandon His creation; He’s going to restore it! God’s perfect plan is to “bring all things in Heaven and on Earth together under Christ.” God will make Earth into Heaven and Heaven into Earth. The name Devil means, “Accuser.” The serpent speaks of his deceptive ways. In the Millennium: There will finally be world peace. There will be joy and happiness and no more disabilities! People will live 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. Who will be at the Great White Throne Judgment? Out and out sinners Self-righteous people Procrastinators Unsaved church members “The Books were opened” (Revelation 20:12). One of these books will surely be the Book of God’s Law. Perhaps another book is a record of everything we have said or done. Perhaps another book will show how we fail to live up to our own standards. Another book might have a record of all the times we’ve heard the gospel and rejected it. One day every person on Earth will meet Jesus Christ; and if you don’t meet Jesus as Savior, you will meet Him as Judge. Scripture Referenced Revelation 12:12 Isaiah 2:4 Isaiah 35:5–6 Isaiah 65:20 Isaiah 11:6 Psalm 72:2 Romans 8:19–21 John 3:18 Ecclesiastes 12:14  Matthew 12:36 Romans 2:14–16 Philippians 2:10–11 --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 16, 2021
Pastor Greg Answers: Is Christianity in Decline?
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In this brief podcast episode, Pastor Greg Laurie tackles the question of whether Christianity is in decline in our world and talks about the rise of the “nones”—those who don't hold to any faith in particular. He explains how seemingly declining numbers of Christians can actually be a hopeful sign for evangelism, encouraging us to take opportunities to share our own faith.  We live in a time in which many seem to be falling away from the faith, but as Pastor Greg encourages us, “A true believer will always come back home again.” There's always hope for prodigals and those who have backslidden.  --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 15, 2021
The Gospel for Busy People: Jesus Offers Second Chances
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1 John 1:8 says, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” Given that . . . given we’re all in this boat together . . . what do we do now? How do sinners like us find forgiveness for our sin, relief for our guilt, and re-establish a relationship with a Holy God? That’s the subject on the table today on A New Beginning as Pastor Greg Laurie launches a brand new series. We’ll see how we can access that second chance Jesus offers. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 14, 2021
Just Do It: Showing New Believers How to Follow the Lord
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God has given each of us a job. It’s an important job. But we probably spend a lot more time at the job that’s printed on our business card than engaged in the job God has given us. God didn’t put us here to be the vice-president of this, or the regional director that. Pastor Greg Laurie points out today, our main job is to show others how to know the Lord. Today on A New Beginning, some practical insight on how to do that job well. The job is discipleship . . . and we all have been called to that privilege. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 13, 2021
Just Do It: Providing Discipleship to New Believers
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Ever been hunting for something in one of those big department stores . . . and you feel like you’ve been walking forever? You ask an employee, “Excuse me, where are the paper towels?” And you hope they don’t just point... to the other side of the store. The words you want to hear are, “C’mon, I’ll take you there.” Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie explains that new believers need that kind of assistance. We need to show them the way. It’s personal, helpful. It’s called discipleship, and that’s our topic 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 12, 2021
The Disciplines of a Disciple: Filling Our Mind with God’s Word
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Do you take a vitamin everyday? It’s a good idea to make sure your body is getting what it needs to thrive. God has provided some spiritual vitamins in His Word. In fact, it’s more than vitamins, it’s our spiritual food, our spiritual sustenance. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how a regular diet of God’s Word is just what Christian disciples need. If you’re not signed up to get a regular dose of God’s Word through Pastor Greg’s daily e-mail devotions, sign up at harvest.org. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 11, 2021
The Disciplines of a Disciple: Studying God’s Word to Teach Others
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Christian disciples are in the import/export business. No, it’s not Persian rugs or spices from India. It’s truth from Heaven. God’s Word gives us everything we need to know to grow as committed followers of the Lord. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that it’s up to us to import those truths into our lives, and then look for opportunities to export those principles into the lives of those in our circle of influence. These are “disciplines of discipleship.” 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 10, 2021
The Second Coming | Sunday Message
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How are you living your life in expectation of the Lord’s return? Pastor Greg Laurie says that how we feel about the coming of Jesus Christ says a lot about our spiritual state. In this podcast episode, discover the amazing events awaiting all believers from Revelation 19. It’s the latest message in Revelation: A Book of Promises.  Notes At the Second Coming, Jesus will come back to this earth to judge His enemies, set up His kingdom and rule over the earth for 1,000 years. The Second Coming is mentioned over 1800 times in the Old Testament and 300 times in the New Testament. For every prophecy on the first coming of Christ there are eight prophecies on the Second Coming. Jesus Christ is coming again! The Second Coming happens during the battle of Armageddon.  The righteous linen speaks of the “righteous acts of the saints.”  You can have works without faith, but you cannot have real faith without works. After the rapture and before the Second Coming, we will stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ. We are in the race of life, and we must run to win. The word for bad means, “evil of another kind,” or “good for nothingness.”  “He is called Faithful and True.” —Revelation 19:11 Judgment is not God’s “happy place.” The Second Coming of Christ will be public and seen by all. The Second Coming of Christ will be accompanied by sadness and weeping. Jesus is coming to bring righteous retribution and vengeance. God is too good not to punish sin. He rides a white horse. His eyes.  His head. His robe.  Scripture Referenced Revelation 22:20 Matthew 24:29–30 Ephesians 2:8–10 2 Corinthians 5:10 1 Corinthians 9:24 John 8:44 John 14:3 Matthew 24:27 Zechariah 12:10 Romans 12:19 Hebrews 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 09, 2021
What Moms Need for Mother’s Day: A Special Interview
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In this special discussion with Cathe Laurie, Brittni Laurie, and Tiffany Velasquez, Pastor Greg Laurie asks what mothers need to feel appreciated and what we should see as the primary goals of motherhood.  In a study, 85 percent of millennial mothers report wanting to be reassured that they are doing a good job. Pastor Greg asks whether this is true, and how families can express their gratitude in words and deeds to the mothers in their lives. This discussion takes a look at some of the challenges and pressures that mothers face today and how they can overcome them.  Cathe Laurie gives the crucial advice that loving Jesus, not motherhood itself, should be the true motivation of motherhood:  “It’s a form of worship to Him.”  Join in for this encouraging discussion!  Read Cathe Laurie’s latest article on mothers here. This discussion originally took place at Harvest Christian Fellowship on Mother’s Day, May 14, 2017.  --- When you support Harvest Ministries this month, you can receive a copy of Shannon Bream’s new book, The Women of the Bible Speak. Just go to harvest.org/support. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 08, 2021
What Is a Disciple?: Becoming an Impactful Christian
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One of the classic, old CCM songs of days gone by was called Two Hands, by Love Song. The song said “with one hand reach out to Jesus, with the other, bring a friend.” That’s a pretty good description of discipleship in a nutshell. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us follow the Lord wholeheartedly, and show others how to do the same. We’ll learn how to embrace the very purpose we’re here: to have fellowship with God, and to bring others into that fellowship. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 07, 2021
What Is a Disciple?: Living Our Lives According to God’s Purpose
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Google processes more than 3 1⁄2 billion searches every single day. How do we know? We Google’d it. 3 1⁄2 billion searches, and there are 7 1⁄2 billion people on the planet. A lot of us are curious. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie speaks to one of the most curious issues of the Christian life. How can we discover God’s will for our lives, and how can we align ourselves with His plan? We’ll discover how we can find the fulfillment of living according to God’s purpose. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 06, 2021
Are You His Disciple?: The Choice of the Christian Life
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What’s right isn’t always popular, and what’s popular isn’t always right. It’s easy to go with the flow . . . laugh along with others at an inappropriate joke, remain silent when a co-worker is about to do something unethical. But those who never stand for something eventually will fall for anything. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us put our faith, our relationship with God, front and center in our daily lives. It’s part of walking the rewarding pathway of discipleship. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 05, 2021
Are You His Disciple?: The Constantly Growing Christian
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It’s one thing to be ON the team, it’s another to be IN the action. It’s one thing to watch from the bench, it’s another to get in the game. Spiritually speaking, our salvation is a free gift from God – Jesus paid the price. But discipleship has a cost. It’s a higher level of devotion . . . and a higher level of reward! Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us chart a course for genuine discipleship. And he begins by commenting on an evangelistic outreach that had just concluded. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 04, 2021
The Biblical Worldview on the Afterlife: Who Gets to Go to Heaven
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People can talk all day about what it takes to get to heaven. Inevitably, the discussion touches on the golden rule, and includes phrases like “be true to yourself” and “it doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you’re sincere.” People can be sincere and sincerely wrong at the same time. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie goes straight to Scripture for the real answer. If we want to know how to get to heaven, it’s best to ask the God of heaven. And that’s what we’ll do 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 03, 2021
Beauty and the Beast | Sunday Message
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When the Book of Revelation introduces us to Babylon, the author, John, describes more than a geographical location. It's a word picture for a whole, worldly kingdom. In this Sunday message,, get a glimpse of the ultimate fight between good and evil. Listen in as Pastor Greg Laurie contrasts the glory of the church with a place called Babylon. Notes The Church is not on Earth during the Tribulation Period, but in Heaven. The rapture happens before the Tribulation; the Second Coming is at the end of the Tribulation. God will not judge Christians with Non-Christians. The Christian’s appointment is to be caught up with Christ. The appointment of the world is for “The Day of the Lord” and judgment. In Revelation, the word Babylon is a point of reference for evil. The traits of Babylon can be seen in a lifestyle of pride, sensuality and idolatry. Anything that takes the place of God. Religion is man’s attempt to reach God; Christianity is God’s attempt to reach man. Babylon was the beginning of humanism. “People think that when they do not believe in God, they believe in nothing, but the fact is, they will believe in anything.” —G. K. Chesterton Babylon looks good on the outside but is dead on the inside. Sin cannot win and faith cannot fail. Put your hope in God. We celebrate because the power of God has finally vanquished evil. We rejoice because the Lord is reigning. We celebrate because the Marriage Supper of the Lamb has come. We have two cities to choose from: The City of Man or the City of God. Babylon or the New Jerusalem. Scripture Referenced 1 Thessalonians 1:9–10 1 Thessalonians 5:9 Revelation 3:10–11 Matthew 8:11 1 Chronicles 29:15 --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 02, 2021
Encore Interview: The Faith of Senator Tim Scott
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He made headlines with a speech earlier this week, and in this special episode US Senator Tim Scott shares all about his faith in this discussion with Pastor Greg Laurie. Originally broadcast on June 19, 2020, this interview features insights on policing, politics, and how faith can inform many of our current social issues.  Senator Scott says, “I can be pro-law enforcement and pro-communities of color. You can be both. The question is how to we drive ourselves to a position where Galatians 3:28–29 that reminds me that we are both seeds of Abraham and adopted into the same family.”  Read the full transcript of this inspiring interview here. --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 01, 2021
The Biblical Worldview on the Afterlife: Spiritual Warning Signs
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Our culture has some very sophisticated warning systems. We have warning systems in our cars, on our computers, on TV. We get weather alerts, Amber alerts, medical alerts. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie issues a spiritual alert. We’ll see that those who live their lives apart from a relationship with Jesus Christ are facing the most serious kind of danger there is. They’re not only risking life in the here and now, they’re risking their life in the hereafter. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 30, 2021
The Biblical Worldview on Finding Contentment: Gaining Godly Insight
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If you knew that you had the resources to handle anything...ANYTHING...that came your way, would that change your outlook on life? Sometimes, our demeanor is soured when life has been harsh and we feel there’s nothing we can do about it. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie brings some good news. You can have an attitude of contentment, no matter what. Because your Heavenly Father knows what you’re facing and He has a plan to bring you through. Good insight coming your way today. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 29, 2021
The Biblical Worldview on Finding Contentment: Controlling Our Mindset
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It would seem that it’s easy to be content when things are going well . . . and it’s easy to be discontented when life has brought us to our knees. But is our contentment always tied to our circumstances? Pastor Greg Laurie would remind us that some of Paul’s most encouraging words were written from a dank, dark prison cell. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg helps us see how to have a spirit of contentment no matter what life throws our way. It’s part of his series called Worldview. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 28, 2021
The Biblical Worldview on Overcoming Fear & Worry: The Peace of God
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If you’ve run out of things to worry about, just turn on the news. It’s one crisis after another, 24 hours a day. The old saying in the news business is, “if it bleeds, it leads.” But the Lord calls us to set our minds on things above. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us why. When we’ve made our peace with God, it’s so easy to enjoy the peace of God. Pastor Greg shows us how to enjoy a biblical worldview that’s not mired in worry and fear. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 27, 2021
The Biblical Worldview on Overcoming Fear & Worry: Worries Into Prayer
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Author Erma Bombeck was quoted as saying “Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but doesn’t get you anywhere.” Matthew 6:27 is pretty frank: “Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us overcome fear and worry. In a new series, we’re learning to adopt a biblical worldview . . . and we’ll learn today, that worldview doesn’t include worry. We’ll see worry and faith are mutually exclusive. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 26, 2021
America and Armageddon | Sunday Message
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Where is America in the end-times scenario? And what about the person who has never heard the gospel? In his newest message from Revelation, Pastor Greg Laurie reveals how God offers every opportunity to escape the coming judgment. Listen in to this latest study from Revelation: A Book of Promises.  Notes God takes no delight in judging people. When God’s judgment comes it’s always just and right.  Who are these people singing this song? These are believers in the Tribulation; they have been martyred for their faith. God takes it personally when one of His followers is attacked. God’s people will stand on a sea of glass and nonbelievers in a lake of fire. How did these Tribulation saints prevail over Antichrist? By not taking his mark—they held on to the very end. “In this world you will have tribulation” (John 16:33). “Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution” (2 Timothy 3:12). When a believer can praise God during times of difficulty, a lost world takes notice. The song of Moses and the song of the Lamb. Heaven is a real place for real people.  Armageddon is actually the name of a place; it means, “Valley of Megiddo.”  “If God is not, everything is permitted.” —Fyodor Dostoevsky The United States may not be mentioned because our country is decimated in a nuclear attack. America may not be mentioned because we simply decline as a world power. America may not be mentioned in Scripture because a great spiritual awakening and revival takes place. “Anyone who believes you can explain our victory in the American Revolution without the hand of providence completely misunderstands what happened.” —President George Washington He who watches means, “to be awake.” To keep your garments means to be ready to go at a moment’s notice. We should live every day as though it were our last day on Earth as well. Scripture Referenced Ezekiel 33:11 Matthew 5:10–12 Acts 16:25 Revelation 9:16 Romans 13:11–12 --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 25, 2021
From the Archives: Greg Laurie on the 100th Birthday of Billy Graham
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In this recording, preserved from the 100th birthday celebration of Billy Graham after Billy went to Heaven, Pastor Greg Laurie addresses a gathered crowd of ministry leaders, pastors, and many others joining to celebrate Billy’s life. Greg Laurie expands on Billy Graham’s common refrain that he was “just a country preacher,” and shares familiar stories about his relationship with Billy. Pastor Greg reads a passage from Acts 20 and explains what it means to finish well as a minister of the gospel, strongly encouraging us to run the spiritual race of life well.  More topics that Greg addresses are: The origins of the “Modesto Manifesto” Billy as a bridge-builder Who could replace Billy Graham? Billy’s constant emphasis on the presentation of the gospel message Receive a copy of Pastor Greg’s new biography, Billy Graham: The Man I Knew, when you support this podcast. Just go to harvest.org/support. This message was originally given in 2018.  --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 24, 2021
The Biblical Worldview on Salvation: Your Personal Relationship with God
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Where does your electricity come from in your home? The electric company, right? You’re connected directly. Your neighbor is connected directly. You’re not running an extension cord over to the neighbor’s to power up your lights. (At least I hope not.) Well, we each need a direct spiritual connection to our Heavenly Father. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how that sheds light on Paul’s injunction to “work out our own salvation.” Glad you’re along today for Pastor Greg’s new Worldview 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 23, 2021
The Biblical Worldview on Salvation: Viewing the World Through Scripture
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We live in the information age. Facts and figures fly at us faster than we can absorb. And opinions, suppositions, rumors and innuendos come screaming at us from every form of media – especially social media. Where do we find an escape? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out our respite is right in the pages of God’s Word. Not only do we find solace, we find the soothing salve of Scripture. Today, let’s ponder on things above. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 22, 2021
Encore Episode - Greg Laurie Interview on Billy Graham: The Man I Knew
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“Billy said to me many times, I’m just a country preacher. But God elevated him. And I remember he just looked at the crowd and said, ‘God loves you.’ And when he spoke, those kids listened. You could have heard a pin drop.” Coming up today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie relays some fascinating insights based on his brand new book, Billy Graham: The Man I Knew. --- In a time of division, we need hope more than ever. Our cinematic crusade, A Rush of Hope, is streaming free and on demand. Just go to harvest.org/arushofhope. --- 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. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 21, 2021
How to Be a World Changer: Impact the World Around You
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Believers are called to go forward for Christ... “Onward Christian Soldiers.” Then why are there so many Christian “Retreats”? Shouldn’t there be some Christian “charges”? Seriously, though, we’re often more comfortable staying in our bubble than marching onto the battlefield. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us be people who impact the culture around us. Pastor Greg says we’re called to be World Changers. Important principles on making sure we impact the world, and not vice versa. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 20, 2021
How to Be a World Changer: Let Our Light Shine
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Can you imagine chocolate chip cookies without the chocolate chips? Can you imagine fried chicken, hold the chicken? Some ingredients are prerequisites. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that our job is to influence the world around us. We’ll see today that God calls us to change the world. But there’s a must-have ingredient involved. Without this ingredient, we’re just spinning our spiritual wheels. Let’s learn how to follow the Bible’s blueprint. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 19, 2021
What Is the Mark of the Beast? | Sunday Message
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In this Sunday episode, Pastor Greg Laurie takes on one of the most intriguing and sensationalized subjects in the Bible—the mark of the beast. Looking at today’s culture and technology, Pastor Greg will show you how to steer clear of deception and embrace God’s truth. Listen in for this newest message from Revelation: A Book of Promises. Notes Antichrist will introduce a cashless society, requiring people to take a mark. The mark is future, not past or even present. The mark is a visible, literal brand of sorts. The mark is given as a sign of devotion to Antichrist and as a passport to commerce. “The knowledge of the Lord will fill the earth” (Isaiah 11:9). Antichrist is coming to deify Satan. Antichrist is coming to defy and take the place of Jesus. Antichrist’s time and reign will be limited. Antichrist is coming to kill Christians. We all have the choice to believe God or believe the lie. Antichrist will rebuild the Jewish Temple. Antichrist will help the Jews rebuild their Temple and then desecrate it. The Antichrist erects an image of himself and demands worship. They have the mark of the Father in Heaven, not Antichrist. They sing a new song. The 144,000 are sincere in their faith. They follow the Lamb wherever He goes. Following Jesus is something we do each and every day. Scripture Referenced Isaiah 46:9–10 2 Thessalonians 2:9–11 Matthew 24:15–16 2 Thessalonians 2:4 John 18:9 Psalm 40:2–3 1 Corinthians 9:27 --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 18, 2021
From the Archives: Greg Laurie Interviews Will Graham
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In this interview from the archives, pastor and evangelist Greg Laurie sits down with Will Graham, son of Franklin Graham and grandson of Billy Graham. Will discusses his grandfather Billy Graham, his own travels, and also how he entered the ministry himself.  This discussion originally took place on the evening of December 12, 2013.  --- Pastor Greg Laurie's new book, Billy Graham: The Man I Knew, takes an in-depth look at his relationship with the great man while revealing the human side of Graham and his impact in history. Receive a copy when support this podcast by going to harvest.org/support. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 17, 2021
Hope for Hurting Hearts: Growing Our Faith in God
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When the alarm goes off early so we can get up and work out, it’s easy to wish we could strengthen our muscles while we lie there in bed. But we know it doesn’t work that way. When it comes to growing strong in our faith, sometimes we have to exercise our faith and sometimes that comes at the most painful, distressing times of life. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us get through the toughest times of our lives. Today, we’ll see our faith grows as we lean hard on 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 16, 2021
Hope for Hurting Hearts: Finding Hope for Hopeless Situations
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It’s a statistical certainty that someone listening to A New Beginning today has just received the toughest news of their life. A diagnosis. A court order. An eviction. A pink slip. A phone call. It’s so often a phone call. What do you do when you don’t know what to do? Today, Pastor Greg Laurie reassures you that God knows, God sees, and God cares. And God has power that’s bigger than this crisis. And he can make a way when there seems to be no way. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 15, 2021
How to Fight the Spiritual Battle: Using the Sword to Defend Against the Enemy
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Some professions have specialty clothing and use it to save lives. Firefighters have turnout pants and jackets to protect against heat. Police officers wear kevlar vests. Soldiers have vests, helmets and boots. As we’ll learn today, Christian soldiers have specialty clothing as well. But too many of us don’t know much about it. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us get to know our six pieces of spiritual armor, and how we can use them in spiritual battle. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 14, 2021
How to Fight the Spiritual Battle: Using the Tools Provided by God
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The old evangelist Billy Sunday said, “Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole. Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in.” How many of us have our fingerprints on the doorknob, and wonder why we fell to the devil’s lures? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us good insight on the spiritual environment we’re living in. It’s a look at the spiritual battle being waged all around us and whether we realize it or not, we’re all combatants in the fight. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 13, 2021
Angels and Demons: How to Resist the Devil
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Ever been the target of a scam? Many of us have, some without even realizing it. None of the scammers admit they’re trying to rip you off. They play upon your fear, or your kindness. They find a weakness or a vulnerability. Satan is like that, only he’s been practicing a lot longer. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie warns us about his tactics and strategies. We’re each in his crosshairs, but as believers we are under the protection of The Cross. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 12, 2021
Who Is the Antichrist? | Sunday Message
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The Antichrist is real, and the Bible describes him in great detail. In this podcast episode, Pastor Greg Laurie reveals what we should understand about this mysterious figure—and why he won’t prevail. Listen in to find out more!  It’s the latest message in our series Revelation: A Book of Promises.  --- When you support the podcast this month, we’ll send you a copy of Pastor Greg’s new biography, Billy Graham: The Man I Knew. Just go to harvest.org/support. --- Notes There are over 100 passages that detail the origin, nationality, career, character, kingdom and final doom of Antichrist. Harnessing economic and technological power, Antichrist will lead a one-world government, economy, and religion. 1. The Antichrist is energized and empowered by Satan himself. “And he was given authority to continue for forty-two months” (Revelation 13:5).   The term beast describes his character. 2. He is coming to deify Satan.  3. Antichrist is coming to defy and take the place of Jesus.  4. He is coming to kill Christians.  5. Antichrist is coming to dominate the globe.  “The man of sin” (2 Thessalonians 2:3). “The wicked one” (2 Thessalonians 2:8). The Antichrist will not act alone; he has a “sidekick,” the False Prophet.  Satan imitating God. The Antichrist masquerading as the Son. The False Prophet masquerading as the Holy Spirit.  One of the signs of the times will be a great apostasy or falling away.  “Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching” (2 Timothy 4:2). We should be aware of and avoid: 1. Any move away from the uniqueness of Christ as the only way to God. 2. Any move toward embracing other faiths as being on the same level as Christianity. 3. Any move away from Biblical exposition. The False Prophet will be able to perform “signs and wonders.”  Antichrist will even have a mock death and resurrection like Jesus.  Antichrist will exploit this “resurrection” to cause people to worship Satan himself.  Are you an antichrist? You either follow Jesus Christ, or are in effect, antichrist.  Scripture Referenced 2 Thessalonians 2:9 Daniel 7:7 Matthew 24:12 2 Thessalonians 2:3 1 Timothy 4:1–2 2 Timothy 4:3 1 John 2:22 --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 11, 2021
Life's Most Dangerous Word | Classic Crusade Message
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In this classic crusade recording, Pastor Greg Laurie preaches a message titled, "Life's Most Dangerous Word." From this crusade event, we see the power of the gospel to change you and the power of God to satisfy your deepest longings.  Speaking to a large crowd, Pastor Greg gives tragic examples of people who pursue happiness and cannot find it in this world. The answer, we learn, is only found in a relationship with God, and we're invited to believe on the name of Christ today—not tomorrow. Pastor Greg Laurie states, "Life's most dangerous word is tomorrow. Tomorrow sounds so innocent, but it's life's most dangerous word. Tomorrow is the road that leads to the town called Never. Tomorrow is the barred and bolted door that shuts people out of Heaven."  If you would like to learn more about having a personal relationship with God, just go to KnowGod.org. This message was originally given at Harvest America at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, TX on the evening of June 10, 2018. --- Learn more about America's preeminent evangelist in Pastor Greg's newest biography, Billy Graham: The Man I Knew. Receive a copy in thanks for your gift when you support this podcast at harvest.org/support. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 10, 2021
Angels and Demons: The True Angels of Heaven
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Angels, unfortunately, suffer from a good deal of bad press. Fake news. Inaccurate reporting. They’re not plump little babies sitting on clouds playing harps. They don’t have two wings and a glowing halo. And not all angels are the good guys. What’s the truth about these heavenly beings? Pastor Greg Laurie has the answer today on A New Beginning from the only reliable source: A book inspired by God, the creator of angels, the Bible. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 09, 2021
A Hell of a Message: The Opportunity to Avoid Judgment
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We can have a steady diet of donuts and burgers and then blame the giant carbohydrate conglomerates for our weight gain. We can speed and blame the cop for our traffic ticket. But at some point, we all need to take personal responsibility for our choices. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out no one goes to hell by accident. God gives opportunity after opportunity to choose the path that leads to heaven. Today, we’ll examine the clear choice where we spend eternity. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 08, 2021
A Hell of a Message: The Truth About Hell
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There are things we don’t like to talk about in polite company. Politics, of course. How about embarrassing moments, a troubled past, those times we didn’t tell the truth, the date that went very badly. Near the top of the list would have to be death and the existence of hell. But today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that our knowledge of hell may be dangerously limited . . . or worse yet, influenced by all the things we’ve heard in books or on TV or movies. We’ll get the truth 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 07, 2021
Let’s Talk About Heaven: Who’s Watching Us in Heaven?
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They say, in any major city these days, there are cameras watching you. As you walk, as you drive, security cameras in front of a market, or cameras built into a nearby ATM. Maybe a webcam on the top of a building or someone’s video door bell. What about our friends and loved ones in heaven? Are they watching what’s going on here on earth? Pastor Greg Laurie address that question and several others today on A New Beginning as he presents a glimpse of life inside our eternal home. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 06, 2021
Greg Laurie Interview on Billy Graham: The Man I Knew
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Coming up today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie relays some fascinating insights based on his brand new book, Billy Graham: The Man I Knew. “People need to know about this man who was called by God to be the greatest evangelist 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 05, 2021
The Day that Changed the World | Easter Sunday Message
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In today’s Sunday morning episode, you can discover what Easter means to you. Listen for a hope-filled gospel message from Pastor Greg Laurie from Luke 23 and John 20. Because of Easter, we have all God's promises! Notes Easter is the day we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34) Forgiven people should be forgiving people. “The first to apologize is the bravest, the first to forgive is the strongest, and the first to forget is the happiest.” “Truly, truly I say to you today you will be with Me in Paradise” (Luke 23:43). “Woman, behold your son.” “Son, behold your mother” (John 19:26).  “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Mark 15:33–34). At the cross, even God the Father turned His face away from God the Son; because God, in all His holiness could not look at sin. Jesus entered the darkness that we might walk in the light. “I thirst!” “It is finished!” or “Tetelestai!” “Into Your hands I commit My spirit” (Luke 23:46). On the cross, Jesus addressed the Father at the beginning, middle, and end. We should do the same in life.  1. The resurrection of Jesus assures me that I am accepted by God. “On the cross, God treated Jesus as if he had lived your life, so that He could treat you as if you had lived His life.” 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. At the cross, Jesus took the stinger out of death. 4. The resurrection of Jesus assures me that I will receive a new body just like His. These are all promises for the Christian. Scripture Referenced Ephesians 4:32 John 16:32 Isaiah 53:5 Matthew 28:8–9 Romans 4:25 Romans 8:11–12 1 Corinthians 15:54–55 Job 19:26 --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 04, 2021
Special Episode: Easter from Simon Peter's Perspective
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In this special episode, Pastor Greg Laurie relates the incredible personal experience with Jesus that Simon Peter had on the first Easter. After stumbling through his own pride, this bold disciple encounters Jesus in a special way as recorded in John 21.  Sometimes those who have known the Lord for a while are more vulnerable to falling into sin than those who are brand-new believers. When you’re a brand-new believer, you tend to realize that you are weak and vulnerable. New believers think, "I need help. I need prayer. I need to be around other Christians. I need to be in church." But when you have known the Lord for 10, 20, 30, or 40 years or longer, you might think, "I am so strong now. I would never fall to that. How could anyone fall to a sin like that?" But even when we fall, there is always redemption. Discover the hope of Easter when you tune in to our stunning Easter Cinematic Experience, premiering this weekend! Tune in 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 03, 2021
Easter Sunday Message - Easter Is for Everyone: A Timeless Message of Hope
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Many people think Easter is the most important holiday on the calendar. Oh, Christmas certainly gets more attention with all the shopping and gift-giving. But Easter celebrates the day Jesus paid a debt He didn’t owe, for people who owed a debt they couldn’t pay. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see that Easter is a message for everyone. Because, quite simply, we all need the redemption celebrated on this special holiday. It’s a timely message about the timeless gift. Be sure to tune in for our online Easter Cinematic event on April 4th! Attend 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 02, 2021
Good Friday Message - Dealing With Discouragement: He Gave His Life for Us
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The sad reality is, most people are tuned to a certain mental radio station: WIIFM. It stands for “What’s in it for me?” Every thought is measured against that question: what’s in it for me? Today on A New Beginning, in a Good Friday message, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that Jesus’ attitude was just the opposite. He willingly gave His life... not for a return on an investment. He laid down His life just for us. While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Be sure to tune in for our online Easter Cinematic event on April 4th! Attend Here View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 01, 2021
Palm Sunday Message - Spring Cleaning: Becoming an Influencer for God
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We all have a “circle of influence.” It’s those people who listen to what we have to say. Maybe it’s our family. Friends at school or at work. Maybe it’s hundreds or thousands of people we connect with on social media. But do we influence those in our circle of influence? Today on A New Beginning, in a message preached on Palm Sunday, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us consider the message that God wants us to communicate about the price His Son paid at Calvary... a price paid so that we might live. Be sure to tune in for our online Easter Cinematic event on April 4th! Attend 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 31, 2021
Let’s Talk About Heaven: Our Life in Heaven
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Sometimes, we just can’t hold back the joy. When our favorite sports team wins the big game. When our young child takes his first steps. When you hear the words, “You may kiss your bride.” Well, when we get to heaven, we just may not be able to hold ourselves back from worship. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see what we’ll be doing in heaven and what things will be different from this life, and what things will largely be the same. Fascinating insights ahead! View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 30, 2021
Let’s Talk About Heaven: Our Renewed Heavenly Body
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Ever fallen for that ruse at the supermarket? You see a package marked new & improved and so you buy it. Then you get it home, taste it and it isn’t new or improved! Well, as believers, there’ll come a time when we’re new and improved. For real. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out just how we’ll change personally when we get to heaven. Some things will stay the same, and so much will be radically upgraded. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 29, 2021
Looking at the People | Palm Sunday Message with Jonathan Laurie
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On the first Palm Sunday, Jesus entered Jerusalem and had a mixed response—some worshiped while others grew angry. In this Sunday morning episode, special guest Pastor Jonathan Laurie asks us to respond to Jesus’ claims anew. Will we recognize Him for who He is? Listen in for this Palm Sunday message from John 12. Notes Both physical death and leprosy are spiritual pictures of sin. “Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death” (James 1:15 ESV). Sin is an inward disease that shows outward symptoms.  Martha was worshipping Jesus through her service. The Traitor, the Killers, and the Undecided  “She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21 ESV). The Different Responses to Jesus: The Dead Man and the Leper Mary and Martha The Traitor: Judas The Killers: The Religious Leaders The Undecided: The Large Crowd  Who are you in this story? Scripture Referenced Matthew 21:6 Matthew 15:19 Matthew 23:27–28 --- Make plans to join us for an Easter Cinematic Experience on harvest.org! This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 28, 2021
Revelation Bonus Track: What Is the Great White Throne Judgment?
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In this brief, "bonus track" episode, Greg and Cathe Laurie discuss the Great White Throne Judgment. They answer who will be there, how it's different from other judgments, and how we should think about judgment.  Pastor Greg says, "Sometimes believers get confused because we read, 'We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ.' We think, 'Oh, that means I'll be at the Great White Throne Judgment.' No, this is speaking of a different judgment. . . . We can almost think of it as an awards ceremony."  Listen in as they clear up this important teaching! --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 27, 2021
Let’s Talk About Heaven: Being Heavenly Minded
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Imagine sitting down for a fine meal. It may be the finest meal you’ve ever experienced. The service is first class. The chef is world renowned. His culinary creations will leave you speechless. But you can’t get your eyes off the shiny silverware. You ignore the food and gaze upon the utensil. Behold the spoon. Ridiculous. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the folly of being so enamored with the world we miss 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 26, 2021
Let’s Talk About Heaven: Our Forever Home
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Pastor Greg Laurie revealed last time that 81% of Americans – churched and unchurched – believe in heaven. More than three quarters. Even more hope to go there! But what’s it like there? Is it even possible to know? Yes, it is. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg brings a biblical travel brochure about our eternal home. It’s beyond our imagination, but we’ll see today the Bible gives us some good information. Let’s open our minds and open our eyes to God’s Word. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 25, 2021
Let’s Talk About Heaven: The Hope of Heaven
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Each year, more than 30 million people in this country move . . . relocate. That may explain why there are 7,000 moving companies across the fruited plain. When we move, we try to find out some details about our new home. Well today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie provides some details about our eternal home. The Bible gives us more detail than you may be aware. And none of us knows our moving date, so it’s a good idea to get that information now and be prepared. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 24, 2021
The Jesus Revolution & Evangelism: The Opportunity to Share Your Faith
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Our mission statement here at A New Beginning is “Knowing Him and Making Him Known.” Today, we’ll see how those two ideas are inseparably linked. When we make Him known, we know Him better. When we draw other people to Christ, we’re drawn to Christ. Sounds like a great idea, doesn’t it? And today on the broadcast, as Pastor Greg Laurie brings us the final installment in his popular series examining the Jesus Movement, we’ll see how we can put that great idea into practice. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 23, 2021
The Jesus Revolution & Evangelism: Gospel Communication
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We can send a text to someone on the other side of the planet at practically the speed of light. Through social media, videos can circumnavigate the globe as the event happens. It’s an exciting time for communication. And there’s nothing more important to communicate than the hope of Christ. Just when the world has so much capability, it also has so much need. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie says it’s time we all do our part to get that message out. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 22, 2021
How to Overcome the Devil | Sunday Message
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The Book of Revelation describes Satan as our great adversary. How do we respond? In this Sunday morning message, Pastor Greg Laurie gives us the key to pinpointing and defeating the devil’s schemes. Listen in and fresh insight to the spiritual battle we all face! This is the latest message in Revelation: A Book of Promises. Notes The Bible teaches that in the Last Days, Jerusalem will be the center of End Times events ( Zechariah 12:3).  Jerusalem must be in Jewish hands. The third Temple must be rebuilt. Antichrist will help the Jews rebuild their Temple then desecrate it. “The day of their prophecy” (Revelation 11:6). The people take the tragic death of these prophets and turn it into a celebration.  The Word of God is sweet to the Christian and bitter to the Non-Christian.  “And his face turned pale with fright. His knees knocked together in fear and his legs gave way beneath him” (Daniel 5:6).  1. The devil knows his days are numbered.  2. The devil does not want you to know that he primarily attacks through accusation. It’s not the bait that constitutes sin; it’s the bite. The Holy Spirit seeks to convict or convince us of our sin (John 16:8).  3. They overcame the devil by the blood of the Lamb. At the cross of Calvary, Jesus dealt a decisive blow against Satan and his minions. It is through the blood of the Lamb that we can even approach God and find the help we need. 4. They overcame the devil by the word of their testimony.  Every Christian has a testimony. 5. They did not love their lives to the death. Are you overcoming the devil or are you being overcome by the devil? Satan doesn’t want you to know that there is forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Scripture Referenced Ephesians 6:12 Matthew 24:15–16; 20–21 2 Thessalonians 2:4; 9 1 Thessalonians 5:3 2 Corinthians 2:11 Hebrews 10:19–20 Colossians 2:14 Ephesians 2:13  1 John 1:7 1 John 1:9 --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 21, 2021
Lost Boy, Part 3: Marriage and Ministry
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As we continue the Lost Boy series, we now come to Pastor Greg Laurie's life after he was in ministry. This installment shares the story of how Greg married his wife Cathe, continued in full-time ministry, and shared the gospel with both his adoptive father and his mother later in their lives.  This series was originally produced by Dave Spiker for radio and features audio clips from our archives and multiple interviews. Interviews included in this episode are Cathe Laurie, Oscar Laurie, and Willie Jordan.  Read more of Pastor Greg's courtship with Cathe in the book, Jesus Revolution. It's yours this month, along with a study guide, when you support this show with a gift 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 20, 2021
The Jesus Revolution & Evangelism: The Power to Change a Life
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You know, when you share a smile with someone, it’s not like they take it from you and you don’t have it anymore. Often you both end up smiling. When you share a word of encouragement, both of you are the better for it. When you share the Good News of God’s love, it can touch both of you profoundly. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shares how the Gospel is at the very center of God’s plan for mankind. It’s the one thing that can change the eternal trajectory of someone else’s life. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 19, 2021
The Rapture & Revival: Preparing for the Second Coming
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In 2 Peter 3, we read, “The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.” Some people accepted Christ yesterday – good thing the Rapture didn’t happen the day BEFORE yesterday. Coming up on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us learn all we can about the Rapture. The great event when we’re suddenly caught up to meet the Lord in the air. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 18, 2021
The Bible & Revival: The Value of God’s Word
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Oh the worthless things that get into our minds when we weren’t paying attention. We can remember the words of TV themes . . . the words in the jingles of various fast-food restaurants . . . the words to songs on the radio – songs we don’t even like! If we hear something often enough, it sticks. If we can’t remember Bible verses, maybe we haven’t read them often enough. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us write the truth of Scripture on our hearts, from his message The Bible & Revival. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 17, 2021
The Bible & Revival: A Desire for God’s Word
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God’s Word is a light for our path . . . food for our souls. It’s the only offensive weapon in our suit of spiritual armor. And yet, in many homes, it’s the most dusty book on the bookshelf. It contains the very keys to the issues of life, yet it’s overlooked and forgotten. And so many times we need the help it offers. A well-used Bible that’s falling apart is usually owned by someone who isn’t. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the importance of digesting Scripture. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 16, 2021
Things to Do Before the End of the World: Always Be Ready
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If we knew exactly when Jesus was returning, most of us would make sure we’re ready. We’d drop everything and GET ready. Well, it’s important to know just how soon Jesus could return. In this case, what we don’t know can impact us for eternity. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us trustworthy insight straight from God’s Word on what we can expect during the Rapture, and just how close we may be to that event. There’s literally nothing to stand in its 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 15, 2021
Some Thoughts on the Passing of Luis Palau
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In this bonus episode, Pastor Greg Laurie and his wife, Cathe, share some thoughts on the recent passing of Luis Palau (1934–2021). Referred to as one of the greatest evangelists of the 20th and 21st centuries, Palau preached to hundreds of millions and traveled to over 80 countries.  Pastor Greg says, "He had a passion for Christ, and he had a passion for lost people. And I've no doubt at all that Jesus has probably already said something along the lines of 'Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of your Lord.'" --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 14, 2021
When All Hell Breaks Loose | Sunday Message
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When things go from bad to worse, there’s always hope. In this Sunday morning message, Pastor Greg Laurie encourages us from the Book of Revelation and shows us why we need to understand Bible prophecy more than ever before. Listen in to the latest message from our series, Revelation: A Book of Promises. Notes “The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him” (Psalm 25:14). What is happening is we are in the Last Days, and these are signs of the times. 2/3 of the Bible is prophecy. Studying Revelation and Bible prophecy will unlock the mystery of history.  Studying Revelation and Bible prophecy will bring sense to our suffering. Studying Revelation and Bible prophecy will cause us to live more godly lives. Studying Revelation and Bible prophecy shows us there will be justice in the world one day. The Seven Trumpet Judgments can be divided into two groups: The first four are directed by God at the environment. The last three fall on humanity. Satan is a fallen angel who fell from his position of influence (Isaiah 14:12). Jesus said, “I saw Satan fall as lightning from Heaven” (Luke 10:18). The purpose of demons seems to be two-fold: they seek to hinder the purposes of God and to extend the power of Satan. Demons are real and aggressive. Not all are confined to the abyss. Though powerful, demons have clear limitations. Demons flee at the name of Jesus Christ. Never underestimate the power of prayer. God’s timing is not always our timing. Prayer is a privilege for God’s children. Scripture Referenced Revelation 11:15 Revelation 21:4 1 Peter 4:7 James 5:8 1 John 3:3 Revelation 12:12 Zephaniah 1:7 Revelation 12:9 1 Peter 5:8 1 Thessalonians 2:18 Philippians 2:10–11 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 14, 2021
Lost Boy, Part 2: Pastor Greg Recounts His Start in Ministry
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In this episode, Pastor Greg Laurie continues to share his story of coming to Christ—this time covering extensively his early Christian experience. Complete with insights, archival clips, and various interviews, this story will encourage you and perhaps reveal details about Pastor Greg's life you have never heard before. Produced by Dave Spiker, this feature includes topics such as Greg's first Bible purchase, his early mentors in the faith, sharing the gospel with his mother, and getting his start in ministry. People interviewed include Cathe Laurie, Willie Jordan, and Chuck Smith. Many of the events referenced are described in further detail in Pastor Greg's book, Lost Boy.  Watch Pastor Greg talk more about the history of the Living Water tract here.  Listen to the previous installment of this series here. Learn more about this extraordinary era of revival in Pastor Greg's book, Jesus Revolution. Get a copy when you support this show at 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 13, 2021
Things to Do Before the End of the World: Preparing for His Arrival (with Don Stewart)
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We know Jesus is coming back. We don’t know when. The Bible even tells us that none of us knows the day or the hour. But it also advises us to be ready. It’ll come suddenly and could happen when we least expect it. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie welcomes Bible scholar Don Stewart for a revealing discussion of what the Bible says about God’s End Times plan. Although we don’t know the day or the hour of the Rapture, there’s so much we do know. And we’ll talk about that 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 12, 2021
Prayer & Revival: The Essentials of Spiritual Rejuvenation
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We know we put on our socks before our shoes, and our shirt before our jacket. We all know that the order of things is important. Pastor Greg Laurie says a spiritual awakening will come to our culture after a spiritual revival comes upon the Church. God described that dynamic in 2 Chronicles 7:14. Today on A New Beginning, we’re learning about the components that lead to revival among God’s people. It’s a part of Pastor Greg’s enlightening series called Jesus Revolution. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 11, 2021
Prayer & Revival: The Renewing of Our Faith
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Ever been behind the wheel on a long road trip? The endless miles of highway can be fatiguing. We can actually feel sleepy . . . at 65 miles an hour! Sometimes we go through life at 65 miles an hour . . . but spiritually speaking, we’ve practically fallen asleep. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how to wake ourselves up spiritually, and how that’ll have an effect on our culture, as well. He’s explaining the biblical prescription for a societal spiritual awakening. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. It's time for another spiritual awakening in our time. Receive a copy of Jesus Revolution and study guide when you support this show at 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. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 10, 2021
The Holy Spirit in Revival: Being Equipped with His Power
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Ever try to accomplish the simplest tasks in a power failure? Everywhere you go inside your home, you instinctively reach for the light switch, and it doesn’t work. If you can’t see, you can’t do much. Alright, just watch TV... Oh yeah, you can’t. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out power is just as necessary in accomplishing the work God wants us to do. And, we’ll find out today, that work has never been more necessary. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 09, 2021
The Holy Spirit in Revival: A Spiritual Awakening
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“God is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” You can find those reassuring words in Second Peter Chapter 3. And when a culture seems intent on its own destruction, sometimes God’s hand moves in miraculous ways. It’s happened before in the history of our country, and today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie says it can happen again. But we play a part in bringing it to pass. Glad you’re along for a fascinating series that launches 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 08, 2021
What Heaven Knows About Earth | Sunday Message
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How much does Heaven know about events on Earth? Perhaps more than we think! In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie unfolds this mystery with a powerful message from the Book of Revelation. Listen in and be encouraged! It’s the latest message from Revelation: A Book of Promises. Notes Chapters 6–19 are the heart of the Book of Revelation. 3 Distinct Series of Future Judgements: Seven Seals, Seven Trumpets, Seven Bowls God’s judgement frightens us. God’s judgement sobers us. God’s judgement humbles us. God’s judgement reassures us.  “They were slain for the Word of God and for the testimony which they held” (Revelation 6:9). Life is hard, but God is good. People in eternity are aware of the fact that their loved ones are not saved. When people believe in Jesus on Earth, it is public knowledge in Heaven.  People in Heaven may know more about the time and place of events on Earth than we realize. There is a direct connection between the believers in Heaven and those still on the Earth. The nonbelievers want to hide from God (Revelation 6:16). “Who is able to stand?” (Revelation 6:17).  Who are the 144,000? The 144,000 are described as, “Following the Lamb wherever He goes.” God has placed that same mark on all of His children. If you deny Jesus is the Son of God, you are antichrist (1 John 2:22). When someone professes faith in Christ and walks away, they are antichrist (1 John 2:18–19).  Someone may walk away from Christ for a time, but if they are a child of God, they will always return.  Seek to follow the example of the 144,000—following Jesus wherever He goes. Scripture Referenced 2 Timothy 3:12 Luke 16:28 1 Corinthians 13:12 Ephesians 2:6–7 Luke 15:7 Psalm 139 Revelation 14:4 Ephesians 1:13–14 --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 07, 2021
Lost Boy: Pastor Greg’s Personal Story
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In this episode, Pastor Greg Laurie shares his personal testimony of coming to Christ. Growing up in an unstable household, Greg turned to alcohol and drug use but couldn’t find what he was looking for in life—until something happened on his high school campus.  Originally produced and aired for radio, this program recounts how Pastor Greg first encountered the Jesus Movement and came to the Lord during this incredible time. You’ll hear him describe his initial experiences on becoming a Christian as well as some humorous moments along the way. Accompanied by various sound bites and different testimonies, producer Dave Spiker helps us navigate through these years as the interviewer. You’ll hear the true story of a life completely changed by God, showing that when God steps into an awful story, He can make something awfully good out of it! Read more about this era in Pastor Greg's book, Jesus Revolution, available to you for your gift of any size when you support this podcast. Just go to harvest.org/give.  --- 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 06, 2021
How to Know the Will of God: His Plan for Us Is Better Than Our Own
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Many late-model GPS systems display live, real-time traffic information. It can show you what roads to avoid. God wants to do that for our lives. He wants to direct us down the right road, but some of us think we can make better decisions just looking out the windshield. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see how to discover God’s will for our lives, and how His plans are far better than ours, given His compassion, His foreknowledge and His providence. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 05, 2021
How to Know the Will of God: Presenting Our Lives as a Living Sacrifice
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God’s will is hard to understand . . . from a distance. As you get closer to God, His will becomes easier to see. And the best way to get close to the Lord is by removing those things that get in the way of that spiritual intimacy. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us take some giant steps forward in clearing the way for discovering God’s plan for our lives. It’s an important message you’ll want to have on hand for the future. 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/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 04, 2021
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/support 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/support 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/support 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/support 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/support 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/support 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/support 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/support 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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