Greg Laurie Podcast

By Greg Laurie

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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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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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Why do believers face trials? If we’re God’s children and He has infinite power, why doesn’t He use that power to spare us? So many have asked that question. It’s easy to ask . . . it’s not so easy to find a satisfying answer. That’s why we’re so glad you’ve joined us for today’s edition of A NEW BEGINNING. Pastor Greg Laurie tackles that question head on. You’ll get some solid, straightforward biblical insight on trials today. If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 23, 2021
Why You Need the Church & the Church Needs You: A Blessing to Believers
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Think of your last family gathering. Did you watch from a distance or were you part of the conversation? Were you seated at the table, or did you observe from the next room? Did you stay for dessert or sneak out early? Family gatherings aren’t spectator sports. Everyone is a part. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out church is a family gathering of believers . . . and everyone has a part to play. We’ll see how we need the Church, and the Church needs us. If you would like to receive daily devotions written by Pastor Greg, sign up here --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 22, 2021
Afterlife | Sunday Message
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What we believe about the afterlife influences how we live this present life. In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us draw insights from Revelation by expanding our thinking about a place called Heaven. Listen in and get biblical perspective! This is the latest in the series, Revelation: A Book of Promises. Notes The church is nowhere to be found in Revelation 4–19. “After these things . . .” (Revelation 4:1). What is the Rapture? “Rapture” is from the Greek word Harpazo, which means, “to take forcibly,” “to snatch,” or “caught up.” Why is there a Rapture? “A continual looking forward to the eternal world is not a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do.” —C.S. Lewis Jesus Himself spoke of the Rapture. The Apostle Paul spoke of the Rapture. John sees the Lord seated on His throne. John sees 24 elders. John sees ominous storm warnings. Jesus promised to keep His people from the Great Tribulation Period. John sees angelic creatures. There are different types of angels in the Bible. Michael the Archangel Gabriel The Cherubim and Seraphim What will we be doing while we are in Heaven? Worshipping We will be busy working for the Lord in Heaven. Why do we exist? To bring God glory and pleasure. Living for pleasure is one of the most unpleasurable things you can do. God created us for His own glory. You decide in this life where you will spend the afterlife. Scripture Referenced 1 Thessalonians 4:13 John 14:2–3 Matthew 24:40–42 1 Corinthians 15:51–52 Hebrews 11:5 2 Kings 2:11 Acts 8:39–40 Acts 1:9–11 Revelation 3:10 Revelation 6:10 Revelation 22:3 Isaiah 43:7 1 Corinthians 10:31 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 21, 2021
Life Abundantly: A New Conversation with Darryl Strawberry
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In a new, exclusive interview, Pastor Greg Laurie sits down with baseball legend Darryl Strawberry and asks him more questions about his testimony and his brand-new book, Turn Your Season Around.  This previously unreleased conversation features questions from Pastor Greg about: The pursuit of fame and the meaning of E-G-O, Fear and anxiety in the minds of today’s young people, How playing baseball prepared Darryl for preaching the gospel, And other encouraging topics! Recounting his life and career, Darryl says, “I tasted everything else, I tasted home runs, I tasted championships, I tasted cars, I tasted home, I tasted money—it never satisfied my soul. . . the God-shape that’s in every last one of us is only filled with God Himself.” Request a copy of Darryl's transformative new book when you make a gift of any size to Harvest Ministries today: harvest.org/donate. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 20, 2021
Why You Need the Church & the Church Needs You: Representing Christ
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We’ve all had a bad customer service experience. Maybe a waiter or waitress messed up a meal. Or a clerk at the register wouldn’t honor the sale price on bananas or a loaf of bread. It not only affects how we feel about that person but about that company, doesn’t it? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out we’re all representatives of Christ. How we interact with people can draw people to the Lord or push them away. Good insight is coming. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.   Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 19, 2021
Why You Need the Church & the Church Needs You: Loving His People
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A sign outside a church said, “Does your life stink? Then we have a pew for you.” But it’s a valuable point. If life has fallen apart, why not plug in to the support system designed by Jesus Himself? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how important it is to be a part of an alive, supportive group of believers. And if we don’t really feel like being a part, we’ll see that’s a warning sign that we NEED to be a part of the Church. Good insight coming your way. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 18, 2021
The Importance of Prayer in the Life of the Believer: Purposeful Prayer
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Many of us have owned a wonder car. You turn the key and wonder, will it start or won’t it? And your whole day changes based on the outcome. Some of us have the same feeling about prayer . . . will it be answered or not? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie gives us some easy-to-follow principles, some secrets, that’ll help us all pray more effectively. It’s part of his practical series, “What Every Growing Christian Needs to Know.” View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 17, 2021
The Importance of Prayer in the Life of the Believer: Prayer Helps Overcome
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Some of us are major league "worriers" and minor league "pray-ers". Today, we’ll help you change leagues. Pastor Greg Laurie is presenting a series called “What Every Growing Christian Needs to Know.” And today we’re focusing on prayer. Glad you’re along here on A New Beginning as we investigate the proper role of prayer in a healthy believer’s life. We’ll see God even provides a model for effective prayer. And to neglect the privilege of prayer is to rob ourselves of His power and peace. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.   Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 16, 2021
The Importance of Prayer in the Life of the Believer: Pray Without Ceasing
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The great Christian writer and pastor Andrew Murray said, "We must begin to believe that God, in the mystery of prayer, has entrusted us with a force that can move the Heavenly world, and can bring its power down to earth." And today on A New Beginning, we’ll get some insights on how to put that power to work. Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see how to model Jesus’ example in praying as often as possible. We’ll learn the value in staying connected to our all-powerful God. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 15, 2021
The 7 Love Letters of Jesus to His Church | Sunday Message
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God’s love for you motivates His words and actions toward you. In this episode, Pastor Greg Laurie describes the lengths to which God goes to pursue fellowship with you. Find out more from the Book of Revelation in this message, “The 7 Love Letters of Jesus to His Church.” It’s the latest in Revelation: A Book of Promises. Notes The Bible tells us simply that God is love. God wants a relationship with you. Ephesus was the church leaving its first love.  Smyrna was the suffering church. A sign of the End Times is an increase in persecution. Pergamum was tolerating sin (Revelation 2:14). The church of Thyatira had grown tolerant of sin.  The church of Sardis looked good on the outside but were dead on the inside. “Him who holds the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars.” What the church of Sardis desperately needed was the power of the Holy Spirit. All Christians need to ask God to fill them with the Holy Spirit.  Jesus has given to us an unprecedented open door (Revelation 3:7). God has given us enough strength to do what He has called us to do.  Jesus promises to keep us from the Great Tribulation Period.  Some churches make the Lord weep; other churches make Him angry. The Laodicean church makes him sick. Read: Revelation 3:14–16 “You are neither cold nor hot” (Revelation 3:15). Laodicea was a church that was neither cold nor hot, merely lukewarm. Lukewarmness makes Jesus sick. The word cold means frozen or icy cold. The word hot means to be boiling hot. Lukewarm people are usually the last to know (Revelation 3:17). “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent” (Revelation 3:19).   You need to enter into a relationship with Christ. Scripture Referenced Ephesians 1:4 Matthew 5:11–12 2 Corinthians 2:12 Colossians 4:3 Matthew 24:12 Hebrews 12:6 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 14, 2021
Jesus Loves You! | Classic Crusade from Anaheim, CA
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In this classic crusade message, Pastor Greg Laurie has a simple message to deliver: “Jesus Loves You!”  Speaking from John 8 on the story of Jesus and the woman caught in adultery, Pastor Greg emphasizes God’s love and His readiness to forgive. At the same time, we learn about the danger of “religious” living without true heart change. The religious leaders proved to be only self-righteous, and none of them could say they had no sin.  Thus, we all need the forgiveness that comes from true faith in Jesus Christ.  Pastor Greg says, “No matter who you are, no matter what you have done, Jesus loves you. He proved that love for you by dying in your place and paying the price for your sin. Maybe you weren’t loved by your parents. Maybe your father walked out on you when you were just a little child—or your mother even. Maybe you have messed your life up. I am telling you: God can transform you. God can change you. God can forgive you.” To learn more about having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, just go to KnowGod.org. This message was originally given at Harvest SoCal on the evening of August 26, 2016 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.  --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 13, 2021
The Importance of God's Word in the Believer's Life: Memorize Words of Life
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Someone asked “Why can I remember the lyrics from a song from 1964 but I can’t remember why I came into this room?” It’s true. Short term memory is pretty fragile. But those things we learn by repetition stick with us a long time. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie invites us to put that robust, long-term memory of ours to work . . . not with the words of lyrics but with the words of life. We’ll consider the vital part Scripture plays in the life of the healthy believer. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.   Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 12, 2021
The Importance of God's Word in the Believer's Life: Keeping God's Word
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It was our 26th president, the rough rider himself, Teddy Roosevelt, who said “a thorough understanding of the Bible is better than a college education.” A surprising statement from someone who graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the importance of being a student of God’s Word . . . more than that, making it part of the fabric of our lives so it controls what we think, say and do. That’s our goal. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 11, 2021
The Parable of Spiritual Growth: The Best Comes from God
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Everyday, there are hundreds of decisions. The healthy breakfast or the quick one with all the bad stuff in it. Read your on-line Bible or check out your Facebook news feed. Listen to the zany radio station and hope they keep it clean this time, or tune in a good Bible study. Glad you made the choice you did! Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out those decisions can help strengthen our spiritual foundation or erode it. Today, good encouragement about those choices. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 10, 2021
The Parable of Spiritual Growth: Foundation Built on God
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The strength of our future walk with Christ depends in large part to the way we build a strong foundation today. What can we do to reinforce that foundation and stay properly focused? Pastor Greg Laurie answers that question today on A New Beginning as we examine a familiar parable. In these words of Jesus we see a key to growing a faith that’s strong and robust. We’ll see how some succeed in spiritual growth while others fail. We’ll isolate the prescription for success. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 09, 2021
A Crash Course on Prayer: Don't Give Up on Prayer
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It’s said that Abraham Lincoln had an open-door policy for citizens. They could literally come right into the While House and talk with him. My how things have changed. Today, VIPs are universally unreachable . . . with one notable exception. Our God not only allows us to come to Him, He invites us, in fact He urges us. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us take full advantage of the open door we call prayer. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 08, 2021
Sunday Message: What if Jesus Sent You an Email?
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The Book of Revelation doesn’t just have a lot to say about the future. It speaks accurately to the present as well. In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us exactly what Jesus knows about you and what He has to say to you, personally. Listen in for some encouraging truth from Revelation: A Book of Promises.  Notes We learn about the future to motivate us to live right in the present. They speak to us practically. They speak to us prophetically. They speak to us personally. The Church has many critics, but no equals. The Lord always knows what’s going on in His churches and with His people. As followers of Jesus we should be busy and about our Father’s business. As followers of Jesus we need to hang in there through thick and thin. We need to be more discerning as Christians. It’s not that they lost their first love, they left it. “You have left your first love.” —Revelation 2:4 Their devotion had turned to duty. Remember Repent Repeat “Be faithful until death, and I will give you the Crown of Life.” —Revelation 2:10 Different crowns promised in the Bible: The Crown of Rejoicing The Crown of Righteousness  The Crown of Life  If you have trusted Christ, you do not have to fear the second death (Revelation 2:11). “She that lives for pleasure is dead while she is living.” —1 Timothy 5:6 For those who have trusted Christ, the best is yet to come! Scriptures Referenced Ecclesiastes 3:15 Matthew 6:3–4 Psalm 85:6 1 John 4:1 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 07, 2021
Greg and Cathe Laurie Talk About Celebrating 47 Years of Marriage
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In this special episode, Pastor Greg Laurie joins his wife, Cathe, to discuss their 47 years of marriage. They recount the fascinating circumstances of how they met and give advice for couples who are struggling in their marriage. Greg emphasizes the importance of overcoming and settling conflict in peaceful ways, owning your mistakes and offering forgiveness. As Cathe says, marriage is "two sinners, and a wonderful God." To watch the video of their conversation, tune into Harvest at Home at harvest.org/live. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 06, 2021
A Crash Course on Prayer: Pray About Everything
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Someone has said worry is the advanced interest you pay on troubles that seldom come. An old Swedish proverb says worry gives a small thing a big shadow. What shadow is looming over you right now? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie continues a series called Faith 101: A Crash Course on the Christian Life. We’ll tackle the problem of worry and anxiety. Pastor Greg points out that the Lord has given us a very powerful tool to help us put our worries to rest. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 05, 2021
A Crash Course on Evangelism & Discipleship: The Gospel Is for Everyone
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About 30 million real Christmas trees decorated homes this past Christmas. And about 30 million Christmas trees became kindling not long after the holiday. There’s a spiritual parallel. Today, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how to keep our faith from drying out. We’ll learn to keep it re-kindled by sharing the hope we have with others. Glad you’re along for A New Beginning as Pastor Greg brings us some practical pointers on effective evangelism. It’s a good opportunity to take notes. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 04, 2021
A Crash Course on Evangelism & Discipleship: The Great Commission
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Pastor Greg Laurie has the opportunity to share the gospel with countless people each year. He does so through Harvest at Home, through his evangelistic outreaches and right here on A New Beginning. Last year alone, more than 150,000 people made decisions for Christ. So he must have the secret formula for successful evangelism, right? He’d be the first to say there is no secret formula. But there are some practical pointers, and he explains them today. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 03, 2021
Faith 101: The Spiritual Battle
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If there’s a war raging, and someone mistakenly stumbles into the middle of it, the warriors don’t suddenly stop and say, ‘Hey, wait a minute, fellas, this guy isn’t part of it. Let’s wait ‘til he gets outta the way.’ No, people who stumble into battle unaware often get caught in the crossfire. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie wants to make sure that doesn’t happen to us. He points out that we’re surrounded by spiritual warfare, and we need to be prepared to fight, and fight victoriously. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 02, 2021
Faith 101: Growing in Our Faith
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A pilot said, “the basics of aviation are really quite simple. You push the control stick forward and the houses get real big; you pull it back and the houses get real small.” But imagine if a pilot did lose track of the basics – can’t remember what those switches do, or even why they’re important. Well today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us with a refresher course on the basics of the Christian faith. It’s a good reminder of the fundamentals that’ll keep us from crashing and burning. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 01, 2021
Sunday Message: Your Password to Unlocking Revelation
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In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie embarks on a brand-new series titled, Revelation: A Book of Promises. The Book of Revelation is full of promises, warnings, instructions, and a vivid picture of the glory that awaits all believers. There's a blessing promised to the person who reads, hears, and keeps the words of this book. Listen in and experience the blessing! Notes The word revelation means, “unveiling.” God does not give us Bible prophecy to scare us, but to prepare us. The primary objective of Revelation is not to reveal Antichrist, but Jesus Christ. The essence of prophecy is to give a clear witness for Jesus (Revelation 19:10). Bible prophecy is not given to inflate our brains, but to enlarge our hearts. Revelation is the only book of the Bible with a “built-in” blessing attached. Three prerequisites necessary to receive the promised blessing: Read it for yourself. Hear the words of the prophecy. Keep the things which are written in it. We learn about the future to motivate us to live right in the present. Studying the Book of Revelation unlocks the mystery of history. Studying the Book of Revelation brings sense to our suffering. “He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever” (Revelation 21:4). God wants us to understand Bible prophecy. “Whatever exists today and whatever will exist in the future has already existed in the past. For God calls each event back in its turn” (Ecclesiastes 3:15). Revelation reveals the events of the Last Days are closely linked together. Revelation is from Jesus Christ revealing Himself to us. Jesus always tells the truth about us and the future, but He speaks that truth in love! Not only are you loved, but as a Christian, you are cleansed from your sins. When Christ returns all the world will know.  Revelation gives us the only actual description of Jesus in the Bible.  The Book of Revelation tells us not to be afraid!  When you fear God, you fear nothing else; whereas, if you do not fear God, you fear everything else. Scriptures Referenced Romans 13:11–12 2 Peter 3:11  1 John 3:3 Daniel 12:4 Matthew 24:30 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 31, 2021
Being Awake and Alert for the Lord's Return
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In this short exhortation from Pastor Greg Laurie, we learn how to await the coming of Jesus Christ by being awake and alert to his coming. Pastor Greg looks at the full meaning behind Paul's words in 1 Thessalonians 5:6 when he says, "So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober."  Rather than being distracted, lethargic, or even intoxicated, we are encouraged to live sober, expectant lives filled with the Holy Spirit.  Discover how studying Bible prophecy can change your life by joining us for Pastor Greg's brand-new series, Revelation: A Book of Promises. Just go to harvest.org/live. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 30, 2021
Hope for Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones: It’s Okay to Ask Questions
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Much of life is bittersweet. There are good times, there are bad times. It’s only during the bad times that we ask why. But the Lord wants to walk beside us through it all. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie draws from his own bittersweet experiences to bring us fresh perspective on the faithfulness and compassion of the Lord. We’ll see it’s okay to bring our hurts and questions to God. But it’s also okay to leave the perplexing, vexing uncertainties in His hands. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 29, 2021
Hope for Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones: Hope that Comes from God
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The old pop song by Bill Withers called “Lean on Me” talked about the value of leaning on a friend when we’re weak. Today, we’ll see that’s God’s message to us. When our lives have been shredded by circumstances beyond our control – or even circumstances brought on by our own mistakes – God is our refuge. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out, after his son suddenly went to heaven, God’s compassion was reconfirmed – and he shares that reassurance today. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 28, 2021
Hope for Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones: A Hopeful Perspective for Loss
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“I couldn’t believe this was happening. It’s not possible. It’s like time just stops.” Pastor Greg Laurie recounts hearing the news that his son was gone. “I actually thought, if a person could die from hearing words, I could have died from what I had just heard. I lost my appetite, I couldn’t sleep, I went into an immediate state of shock, I collapsed on the floor, I could not stand. And I just cried out to God.” Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg shares from his family’s very personal experience. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 27, 2021
Best of 2020: The World Changer at the End of the World Part 2: Prepared for His Return
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Imagine sitting in the driver’s seat of your parked car. And you start disassembling your steering wheel. You loosen the nut that holds your steering wheel in place. Now, the steering wheel is barely connected to your front wheels. Are you willing to hit the open highway without that control? Only if you like ditches. Today on A New Beginning, in one of the year’s most requested messages, Pastor Greg Laurie points out some people choose to do that with their very lives . . . and wind up in some kind of ditch. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 26, 2021
Best of 2020: The World Changer at the End of the World Part 2: Finish the Race Well
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Funambulism is the skill of walking the tightrope . . . the high wire. And performers face mortal danger . . . it’s a long way down. The last thing they want (literally) is to make it only half way across the high wire. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out it’s even more important to finish the race of life well. There’s mortal danger, there’s uncertainty and breathless moments. But thankfully, when we fall, the Lord is there to catch us and restore us. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 25, 2021
Sunday Message: What the Resurrection of Jesus Means to You
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When the disciples saw their Lord crucified on the cross, their hopes and dreams were dashed. But where they saw an ending, God brought a new beginning. In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie explores the defining event of our faith. Find out “What the Resurrection of Jesus Means to You” in this message. It’s the finale of our series, The Gospel for Busy People. Notes The cross was Jesus’ goal and destination from the very beginning; and it happened exactly as Jesus had predicted. The crucifixion and resurrection were God’s well thought out plan. God takes our endings and turns them into new beginnings. Read: Mark 16:1–8 “So they went out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy.” —Matthew 28:8 If Jesus were not God, He would have never allowed worship. Read: John 20:11–17 Jesus made many post-resurrection appearances.  1. The resurrection of Jesus assures me that I am accepted by God.  There is no forgiveness from balancing records, but from canceling them. 2. The resurrection of Jesus assures me that I have all the power I need to live the Christian life. 3. The resurrection of Jesus assures me that I too will live forever in Heaven. The tomb is not an entrance to death, but to life! The moment we take our last breath on Earth, we take our first breath in Heaven. 4. The resurrection of Jesus assures me that I will receive a new body just like His. You will still be you in Heaven. 5. Because of Jesus’ resurrection, we will have resurrected relationships. Because Jesus died and rose there are many blessings that have come. 6. Because Jesus died and rose from the dead, we need to tell others.  The Great Commission   These words are a command. These words were not directed merely to the original twelve disciples.  They are for every follower and disciple of Jesus Christ. Scriptures Referenced Matthew 28: 8–9 Acts 1:3 Romans 4:25 Romans 8:11–12 1 Corinthians 15:54–55 1 Corinthians 15:20–22 Colossians 3:4 1 Thessalonians 4:14–18 1 Corinthians 15:51–52 Matthew 28:19–20 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 24, 2021
Our Blessed Hope: Greg Laurie and Don Stewart Answer Questions About the Rapture
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In this episode, we revisit a fascinating conversation with Pastor Greg Laurie and Bible scholar Don Stewart. They look at the topic of the rapture and answer some questions many people have about this prophetic event.  In addition to answering objections and evaluating different views of this event, they underscore the importance of biblical prophecy in the lives of believers. Pastor Greg says, "Scripture says he that has this hope purifies himself, even as He is pure. It has a purifying effect when you know Christ can come back. I think when you are walking with God, you love it." Don Stewart is an internationally recognized Christian apologist and speaker. He graduated cum laude from Talbot Theological Seminary and the International Seminar in Theology and Law in Strasbourg, France, as well as from Biola University. Don is also a best-selling and award-winning author/co-author of over seventy books. Learn more at educatingourworld.com. If you would like to know more about having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, just go to KnowGod.org. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 23, 2021
Best of 2020: The World Changer at the End of the World Part 1: God of All Comfort
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The world has been going through a hailstorm of crisis and calamity . . . sickness, death, economic upheaval, uncertainty about the future. Hope may seem in short supply. But today on A New Beginning, we’ll see it’s only in short supply if we’re going to the wrong supplier. Pastor Greg Laurie introduces us to a man who faced an epic challenge but depended on God’s provision to see him through. We’ll learn to follow in his footsteps as Pastor Greg introduces this Last Days believer. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 22, 2021
Best of 2020: The World Changer at the End of the World Part 1: True Rebels
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Scripture warns us that wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction. Lots of folks going that way. It’s the way that “seems right to a man, but it's end is the way of death.” Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us an alternative. He helps us through the narrow gate. It won’t make us popular or politically correct. But better to live in a way that’s pleasing to God, even if it displeases people, rather than the other way around. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.   Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 21, 2021
Best of 2020: Why Does God Allow Trials in the Life of the Believer?: To Comfort Others
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School kids love to whisper something to someone and say “pass it on.” Remember doing that? But today’s insight is worth passing on in more than a whisper. Today, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that God sees our trials, God reaches out to com fort us in our trials, and then He wants us to reach out with that same comfort to someone else who’s suffering. It’s a lesson on how we can be the hands and feet of God to those around us - one of the most requested studies of the year today A New Beginning. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 20, 2021
Best of 2020: Why Does God Allow Trials in the Life of the Believer?: Opportunity
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The song says if we never had a problem, we’d never know God can solve them. And if we never let God solve our problems, how will our friends know God can solve their problems? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out our trials are an opportunity to put our faith to work and to put our faith on display. It’s good insight from one of the top ten most requested messages of the past year. If you’re going through a tough time today, there’s good encouragement straight ahead. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 19, 2021
Best of 2020: Why Does God Allow Trials in the Life of the Believer?: The Benefits
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Why do believers face trials? If we’re God’s children and He has infinite power, why doesn’t He use that power to spare us? So many have asked that question. It’s easy to ask . . . it’s not so easy to find a satisfying answer. That’s why we’re so glad you’ve joined us for today’s edition of A New Beginning. Pastor Greg Laurie tackles that question head on. You’ll get some solid, straightforward biblical insight on trials today from one of the past year’s most requested studies. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 18, 2021
Sunday Message: What the Death of Jesus Means to You
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Why did Jesus have to suffer and die? The cross was not a mistake in God’s plan. It was the plan all along—to save us. In this Sunday message, Pastor Greg Laurie preaches on one of the most important subjects in all the Bible: the death of Jesus. From Mark 15, it’s the latest message in our series, The Gospel for Busy People. Notes We need to go out into the world and preach the gospel. Not through politics, but through prayer and preaching, we will turn our world upside down in the same way. Why did God suffer? Because He loved and He loves. Jesus took the curse, so we don’t have to. Jesus was dying on someone else’s cross. Jesus was dying for Barabbas, and all sinners everywhere! They were there against their will. Jesus was there because He willingly went. The seven statements of Jesus on the cross: “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.” “Today you will be with me in paradise.” “Woman, behold your son.” “Son, behold your mother.” “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” “I thirst!” “It is finished!” “Into Your hands I commit my spirit.” Jesus could have saved Himself. No man has ever experienced loneliness and isolation as Jesus did at this point. At the cross, even God the Father turned away His face from God the Son. Jesus was forsaken so we don’t have to be. Jesus was forsaken of God that we might be forgiven. God was the “Master of Ceremonies” at the cross. For all the evil of the crucifixion, it brought about an infinite good. Scriptures Referenced Isaiah 53:3–5 Hebrews 2:17–18 Galatians 3:13 Matthew 26:53 Luke 23:40 Isaiah 53:4–5 Isaiah 53:10 Romans 8:32 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 17, 2021
What Do You Live For?: Classic Crusade from Philadelphia, PA
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In this classic crusade message, Pastor Greg Laurie poses a pointed question to his audience: "What Do You Life For?" Pastor Greg declares, "It is our short time on earth—it is here that we determine where we will spend eternity." With a steady look at the apostle Paul's words in Philippians 1, this message challenges us to look to Heaven not only as our destination but our motivation and hope.  If you would like to know more about a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, just go to KnowGod.org. This message was originally given at the Wachovia Center (now Wells Fargo Center) in Philadelphia, PA on October 3, 2008. The theme for this event was "Down-to-Earth Talk About Heaven."  Greg Laurie has been the main speaker of the Harvest Crusades since their inception in 1990. In 2020, our very first "cinematic crusade," A Rush of Hope, had over four million viewers and saw over 20,000 people make professions of faith. You can now own a DVD copy of this digital outreach by going to harvest.org/donate.  --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 16, 2021
Best of 2020: God's Plan for Sex & Marriage: The Problem with Selfishness
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It’s been said that if marriage doesn’t end your selfishness, selfishness might lead to the end of your marriage. A good marriage is made up of givers and forgivers. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie brings another of his most requested studies of the year with a look at strengthening our marriages. We’ll see marriages that go the distance work on closing the distance between the two spouses through better communication and reorienting priorities. Let’s learn more. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 15, 2021
Best of 2020: God's Plan for Sex & Marriage: Experiencing His Blessing
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Some people may think taking God’s advice on sex is like taking the principal’s advice on how to have a fun day at school. Just a lot of “don’t you dare”s. But today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie reminds us that God created us, and sex was His idea. And we’ll see that, as we follow His guidelines, we’ll find the fulfillment we long for. It’s one in our series of top-ten most requested messages of the past year. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 14, 2021
Best of 2020: God's Plan for Sex & Marriage: Building on the Right Foundation
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Imagine getting a nice, thoughtful birthday present for a good friend of yours. But when he opens it up, he’s more excited about the box the gift came in than the gift itself. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how couples often do that with those things that surround a marriage. We’ll see how to make sure we honor our relationships the way God wants us to. It’s a good reminder today that marriage is a covenant between a husband, a wife, and God Himself. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 13, 2021
Best of 2020: Greg Laurie & Don Stewart on the Hard Questions Nonbelievers Ask: Part 3
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Many of us have “a-ha” moments. Something puzzles us but then—“a-ha”—we discover the answer. We can have a-ha moments thumbing through a dictionary, or a news article . . . we might watch a documentary or a how-to video. But when nonbelievers ask tough questions about the faith, instead of offering them an a-ha moment, they sometimes hand us an “uh-oh” moment. Help is on the way today on A New Beginning from Pastor Greg Laurie and Bible scholar Don Stewart. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 12, 2021
Best of 2020: Greg Laurie & Don Stewart on the Hard Questions Nonbelievers Ask: Part 2
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We’re ambassadors for Christ; we’re the “field representatives” for our faith. As such, we feel a bit of responsibility, and the “what ifs” go through our mind. “What if I can’t explain what I believe—will people wonder if I really believe it? What if they run circles around me with what they learned in some philosophy class?” Maybe you need your own class to get prepared. Well, class is in session today on A New Beginning. Pastor Greg Laurie speaks with author and Christian apologist, Don Stewart. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 11, 2021
Sunday Message: A Second Chance in Life
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We can’t change the past, but as Pastor Greg Laurie shares in this Sunday morning episode, Jesus can take our endings and turn them into new beginnings! Listen in for much-needed encouragement from the life of the apostle Peter in Mark 14. It’s the latest in our series, The Gospel for Busy People.  Notes We see problems, God sees solutions. We see failure, God sees potential. We see an end and God sees a new beginning. God can take our endings and turn them into beginnings. Read: Mark 14:27–31 NLT Every temptation has a way out. “Happy is the person who patiently endures testing and temptation.” —James 1:12 God has built a wall of protection around you! When God allows us to go through fiery trials, He has a purpose. “If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room I would not fear a million enemies. Yet distance makes no difference. He is praying for me.” —Robert Murray M'Cheyne 1. Peter’s first step down was self-confidence. Many men in Scripture fell in the area they were known to be strong in. 2. Peter’s second step down was a result of prayerlessness. Mark 14:37–40 Prayerlessness can be as much a sin as breaking a commandment.   3. Peter fell because he trusted human efforts instead of God’s power. Mark 14:46–47 4. Peter fell because he was warming himself at the enemy’s fire. Mark 14:66–68 “He went in and sat with the servants to see the end.” —Matthew 26:58 5. Peter’s fifth step down was his denial. Peter’s setback stands as an example of the fact that nobody is above falling into sin. Scriptures 1 Peter 5:8 Luke 22:31–32 1 Corinthians 10:13 Luke 22:32 1 Peter 5:10 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 10, 2021
Soul Surfer: An Interview with Bethany Hamilton
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In this concise interview, Greg Laurie hears the story of Bethany Hamilton. She describes how God brought her through a traumatic experience and gave her a platform to share her life story and her faith in Jesus Christ. This interview originally took place at a past SoCal Harvest event.  In a single moment, professional surfer Bethany Hamilton's life was changed forever when a shark bit off her left arm. Her life could have ended, but God had other plans for her. Join Pastor Greg for this monumental interview about the miracles of God and how he can use us, no matter what. Learn more about Bethany Hamilton at https://bethanyhamilton.com/ --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 09, 2021
Best of 2020: Greg Laurie & Don Stewart on the Hard Questions Nonbelievers Ask: Part 1
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Levi Strauss is credited with saying, “An expert knows all the answers—if you ask the right questions.” The trouble is, when a nonbeliever is throwing the questions our way, he may ask a tough one . . . and he’ll find out an “expert” we’re not. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie invites his friend and Bible scholar, Don Stewart to join him as they discuss how to address the toughest questions nonbelievers ask. It’s one of this past year’s most requested presentations. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 08, 2021
Best of 2020: Pastor Greg Laurie Then & Now: Getting on Our Level
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Were you around in 1977? Back then, the mini-series “Roots” premiered on TV. A postage stamp was 13 cents, gas was 62 cents. And snow fell in Miami, Florida. In 1977, Pastor Greg Laurie was standing at a pulpit about to preach a message and give his testimony. Today on A New Beginning, we’ll hear that recording. 24-year-old Greg’s voice was a bit higher, but his passion for the gospel was already deep and infectious. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 07, 2021
Best of 2020: Pastor Greg Laurie Then & Now: Making a Deal with God
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Well, we’re glad you’re joining us on a special edition of A New Beginning today. Pastor Greg Laurie is here with me in the studio. And, Pastor Greg, as part of our series of most requested messages of the year, we’re going to be going back into our archives . . . View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 06, 2021
Best of 2020: In Case of Emergency: The Strength Needed to Resist
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Ever try to run up a downward escalator? Sounds silly, but kids try it all the time, just to see if they can. When we try to fight against the lures of temptation on our own strength, we’re running up a downward escalator. The momentum against us is just too much. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us change escalators and embrace the power and provision of God through prayer. When we’re moving in the same direction as the Spirit of God, the journey is much easier. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 05, 2021
Best of 2020: In Case of Emergency: God Is Bigger Than Your Problems
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Are you facing a challenge right now? A trial, a tragedy, a crisis, a loss? God knows what you’re going through. He’s concerned about what you’re going through. And He has the power to get you through. But today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out He wants us to come to Him and ask for His help. Prayer is a vital part of surviving the toughest of challenges life throws our way. Today’s message is from our collection of top-ten most-requested presentations. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 04, 2021
Sunday Message: The Best Choice
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This is the time of year when we evaluate our lives in light of decisions we’ve made. And in this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie reminds us that each and every day we confront one all-important choice. Get perspective on your priorities as we glean from one woman’s extravagant gift to Jesus in a message titled, “The Best Choice.”  It's the latest message in The Gospel for Busy People from Mark 14. Notes Wherever Jesus went, people would throng him. The same people that made Jesus popular soon turned on Him. Every time we read of Mary, she is at the feet of Jesus. Mary chose what was better—and we all have that choice each and every day. When you choose what is better, you make the best choice. Mary understood that Jesus had come to die on the cross. Read: Mark 14:1–9 Mary breaks open this box of very expensive perfume. This was an act of complete devotion and abandon! What is the most valuable physical possession you own? Would you be willing to give it to Jesus? This was never about stuff; it was about his heart. Can people tell you have been with Jesus? What was it that brought this love and sacrifice from Mary? It was Jesus Himself! Mary had a perception no one else seemed to have. Not everyone appreciated Mary’s generosity and sacrifice. “Not that he cared for the poor—he was a thief.” —John 12:6 The ones who often complain the most are the ones who do the least. Judas Iscariot did not care for the poor; all he cared about was himself. Jesus commends Mary as an example to us. Mary did what she could because she understood that Jesus would do what He did. Mary did what she could . . . we must do what we can. You can’t do everything, but you can do something. One day, it will be our last day. “The meaning of life is a life with meaning . . . in Christ.” —Jim Scripture Matthew 13:2 Luke 12:1 Acts 4:13 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 03, 2021
How to Bring Glory to God in the New Year
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In this special episode, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us discover the meaning and the purpose of our lives—to bring glory to God. As we enter this new year, what should be the outlook of every Christian? Pastor Greg encourages us to take a heavenly perspective on our lives and warns us against three things that can keep us "earthbound" this year.  Want to learn more about the meaning of your life? Do you want to have a personal relationship with God? Just go to KnowGod.org. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 02, 2021
Best of 2020: In Case of Emergency: Access to the Creator of the Universe
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Because of the pandemic of robocalls we all get, if an unfamiliar number pops up on the phone, many people just don’t answer. Who wants those calls? Do we feel like we’re an unfamiliar number popping up God’s phone when we call on Him in prayer? Do we wonder if He’ll pick up the phone? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that God not only answers the phone, He answers our requests. We’re not an unfamiliar number, not at all. We’re family. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.     Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 01, 2021
Best of 2020: God's Answer to Fear, Worry, & Anxiety: Let God Take Over
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Problems often bring worry and fear. And fear and worry make it difficult to solve problems. And that causes more fear and worry. Many of us have been caught in a downward spiral like that—especially this year. But today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us learn how to end that whirlwind. As he launches our series of best-of messages of 2020, we’ll go to Scripture for “God’s Answer to Fear, Worry & Anxiety.” Help is on the way for your challenges. Your year-end gifts help us reach the world and bring people to Jesus Christ with the hope of the gospel message. Just go to harvest.org/donate. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 31, 2020
Best of 2020: God's Answer to Fear, Worry, & Anxiety: Look to Christ Not Our Crisis
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As the sun sets on 2020, we’re all hoping next year is a lot brighter. For some, it’s hard to imagine it getting much darker. But no matter how promising 2021 is, we’ll all still encounter challenges. But in the midst of those challenges, Jesus will walk right beside us. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie launches a collection of most- requested messages from the past year. And to kick-off this series – he offers “God’s Answer to Fear, Worry & Anxiety.” Your year-end gifts help us reach the world and bring people to Jesus Christ with the hope of the gospel message. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 30, 2020
The God Who Suffers: Giving His Life for Our Sins
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As Jesus hung from the cross at Calvary, in excruciating pain, it took great effort to speak even a single word. It took great effort even to breathe. And yet he uttered seven final statements, each word carefully chosen, each thought embedded with deep insight. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us examine those final words, and we’ll see they have tremendous meaning for how we live our lives today. It’s a message called The God Who Suffers. Your year-end gifts help us reach the world and bring people to Jesus Christ with the hope of the gospel message. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 29, 2020
The God Who Suffers: How Far God Will Go for Man’s Salvation
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In our culture, VIPs get special treatment. Government officials fly around in special planes and drive around in motorcades. Corporate leaders have high rise offices and mansions in the nice part of town. So what a paradigm shift it is that God’s Son would live a humble life, and die a painful death – for all for us. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how each detail was carefully chosen long ago by our Heavenly Father. And today we’ll find out why. Your year-end gifts help us reach the world and bring people to Jesus Christ with the hope of the gospel message. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 28, 2020
Encore Episode: There's a Better World Coming!
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In this Sunday morning episode, we revisit a hope-filled message from Pastor Greg Laurie titled, “There’s a Better World Coming!” Don’t we need a better world right now? Happily, the Bible tells us all about it.  Pastor Greg lists seven distinct things that every Christian can look forward to when God makes all things new! There will finally be world peace. There will be joy and happiness and no more disabilities. People will live super long lives. The animal kingdom will be subdued. There will be universal justice and righteousness. The curse that came upon the world because of sin will be lifted. Holiness will prevail. --- Your year-end gifts help us reach the world and bring people to Jesus Christ with the hope of the gospel message. Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 27, 2020
Waiting for Christmas Part 2: Anticipation for His Second Coming
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We’re so happy you’re taking a few moments to celebrate Christmas with us today here on A New Beginning. On behalf of Pastor Greg Laurie and all the team here at the ministry, we want to wish you a Merry Christmas! There’s such a heightened sense of anticipation for this holiday . . . for kids, especially. But for all of us, there should be a heightened sense of anticipation for Jesus’ SECOND coming, as well. And as Pastor Greg takes us back to the very first Christmas, we’ll get some insight on that. Glad you’re along. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 25, 2020
Waiting for Christmas Part 1: A Deep Yearning
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“''Twas the night before Christmas.” The poem says not a creature was stirring. That may have been the case in 1823 . . . but in 2020, Christmas Eve is probably a cauldron of last-minute projects, family tensions and frayed nerves. Not exactly the way it’s described on Christmas cards. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how to pause for a moment and refresh ourselves with another perspective. It’s a message from last year’s Christmas Eve service at his home church. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 24, 2020
A Messed Up Family Tree Part 2: Unsung Hero of the Christmas Story
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Not everyone in the Christmas story gets equal billing. Of course, there’s the Christ child, and Mary, and the Shepherds. There’s the Wise Men, evil King Herod, and the innkeeper. But oftentimes, Joseph, who was betrothed to Mary, is barely mentioned. But a key decision he made put everything in motion in bringing God incarnate to earth. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see how Joseph, and other often-overlooked family members, figure in to God’s plan. During this season, your year-end gifts help us reach the world and bring people to Jesus Christ with the hope of the gospel message. --- View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 23, 2020
A Messed Up Family Tree Part 1: God’s Love in Action
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Christmas cards are often full of warm, fuzzy thoughts that make us say, “Awww.” But the first Christmas wasn’t warm and fuzzy. It was cold and inhospitable. And Jesus didn’t come to inspire heart-warming cards, He came to save lives. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie has some surprising facts you may not know about the Christmas story. We’ll see the perfect Savior, dwelled in the midst of earth’s imperfection, and accomplished His mission. During this season, your year-end gifts help us reach the world and bring people to Jesus Christ with the hope of the gospel message. --- View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 22, 2020
The Real Message of Christmas: Supernatural Peace that Transcends Circumstances
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Just a few more days left in this tumultuous year. How many of us have wished there was a fast-forward button on the calendar? But there’s a treatment for the anxiety we’ve all been feeling, especially here at Christmastime. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that the antidote for holiday stress is actually built-in to the reason for the holiday. We’ll see the real meaning of Christmas offers hope for the next few days, and it offers hope for all of eternity. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 21, 2020
Sunday Message: A Hopeful Christmas
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When Christ came to this world as a baby, He took on titles such as “Wonderful” and “Counselor.” As Pastor Greg Laurie helps us discover in this special Christmas message from Isaiah 9, these roles mean hope to a hopeless world. Listen in and discover how to have “A Hopeful Christmas.” Notes Christmas is not about presents under a tree, it’s about His presence in your life. Christmas is about God undoing loneliness. Read: Isaiah 9:6 The birth of Jesus was not His beginning. His name is Wonderful: that takes care of the dullness of life. There is nothing this world offers that will satisfy a person who was created to know God. His name is Counselor: that takes care of the decisions of life. His name is Mighty God: that takes care of the demands of life. Jesus became one of us without ceasing to be Himself. His name is Everlasting Father: that takes care of the future of life. His name is Prince of Peace: that takes care of the disturbances of life. “And the government shall be upon His shoulders.” —Isaiah 9:6 Before taking the government upon His shoulders, Jesus would first take the cross upon His shoulders. Red is the color of Christmas. Red is the color of Christmas because that is the color of the blood of Jesus Christ that was shed for the sin of the world. Scriptures Referenced Luke 1:78–79 Psalm 73:24 --- This year-end, support the work of evangelism through Harvest Ministries by going to harvest.org/donate. Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 20, 2020
The True Power of the Christmas Story (featuring Cathe Laurie)
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In this episode, Pastor Greg Laurie takes an extended look at the account of the very first Christmas as recorded in Luke 2. With the help of Cathe Laurie, who takes part in reading the Christmas story, Pastor Greg underscores the true power and beauty in the circumstances of Christ's birth.  He concludes, “The shadow of the cross lay over the beauty of the first Christmas night. . . . And that is why red is the color of Christmas. Not because Santa wears red, or because sometimes we wrap our gifts in red. Red is the color of Christmas because red is the color of the blood that Jesus shed for us on the cross.” If you would like to learn more about a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, just go to KnowGod.org. --- This year-end, support the work of evangelism through Harvest Ministries by going to harvest.org/donate. Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 19, 2020
Home for Christmas: Make Room for Jesus in Our Hearts
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“Make yourself at home.” It’s something we often say to guests. “Hey, make yourself at home.” And their presence in our homes brings us certain blessings and benefits. Well today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that, when Jesus makes Himself at home in our hearts, we’ll notice. We’ll see what kind of difference it makes in how we live our lives for the Lord. It’s the first message in a series of presentations for the Christmas holidays. It’ll help us focus where we should. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 18, 2020
The Power of One Part 2: Real Impact for the Kingdom
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People who attend class reunions are often surprised. Sometimes, the more popular people way back when have lost that prominence . . . and the prominent people today were the wallflowers years ago. And that’s not really random or accidental. It has to do with the choices they made. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us how the choices we make in how we serve God will affect the here and now, and will likely affect the hereafter as well. We’ll learn to chose well. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 17, 2020
The Power of One Part 1: God Uses Individuals to Accomplish Great Things
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Throughout the Bible, we see stories of God using individuals to accomplish great things: Noah, Abraham, David, Solomon. Sometimes there’s strength in numbers, but other times there’s supernatural strength in a humble man or woman saying yes to God. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us open ourselves to being used by God by looking to the example of Moses. It’s an inspiring presentation from Pastor Greg’s series Water–Fire–Stone. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 16, 2020
A Conversation with Eric Metaxas & Greg Laurie: Biblical Perspective on Slavery and Racism
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History records many dark times of human suffering and tragedy. But God’s people have always brought light into the darkness. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie is with radio and TV host, Eric Metaxas as they discuss just what part the Church has played in combating racism, bigotry, and slavery. And we’ll discover that the spiritual moorings of America can be traced back to a certain preacher who planted the seeds of the gospel that allowed our republic to be born. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 15, 2020
On the Outside Looking In: Hope Beyond Our Failures and Regrets
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Ever had a stain appear on an article of clothing? Maybe you try to wipe it clean. Maybe you try vinegar and baking soda . . . or one of the “revolutionary” new products from the store. Or, you take it to the cleaners . . . but you get it back and it’s still there! Sometimes our lives have stains like that . . . and the embarrassment never goes away. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to a reassuring story in God’s Word. We’ll see the Lord can treat the stains of our lives. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg's weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 14, 2020
Special Christmas Message: Don’t Be Afraid!
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In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie delivers an encouraging message, just in time for the season. With so many issues striking fear in our hearts, we need the message of Christmas more than ever. And in “Don’t Be Afraid!” Pastor Greg offers us biblical reassurance from the Christmas story and gives us reason to take joy in Christ’s coming! Notes Shepherds were despised and mistrusted. Read: Luke 2:8–16 The message of Christmas is, “Fear not and have joy!” History would swing on the hinge of a door of a stable in Bethlehem. It’s a big event in Heaven when someone comes to Christ. Christmas is for everyone! Jesus Christ is for everyone! Everyone needs Jesus. We don’t have to be afraid because Jesus has come! Scriptures Referenced 1 Corinthians 1:27–31 MSG Luke 2:17–20 --- This year-end, support the work of evangelism through Harvest Ministries by going to harvest.org/donate. Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 13, 2020
Christmas at the Graham House: An Interview with Franklin Graham
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In a special episode, we revisit a conversation between Greg Laurie and Franklin Graham. The two discuss the legacy of Billy Graham, and Franklin reminisces about Christmas traditions in the Graham household.  Franklin also describes his start at the far-reaching ministry, Samaritan’s Purse, and shares stories of impact through their initiative, Operation Christmas Child.  Watch the video of this full interview here. Franklin Graham has devoted his life to meeting the needs of people around the world and proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The eldest son of Billy and Ruth Bell Graham, he serves as President and CEO of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Learn more about Samaritan’s Purse at SamaritansPurse.org. --- This year-end, support the work of evangelism through Harvest Ministries by going to harvest.org/donate. Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 12, 2020
On the Outside Looking In: When Anger Gets the Best of Us
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The Bible tells us that believers are ambassadors, or representatives of Christ. Each of us is a walking, talking billboard for the Lord. What does your billboard say? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie continues his series Water–Fire–Stone. . . an inspiring look at the life of Moses. Today, we’ll see how Moses actually demonstrated how NOT to behave as one of God’s children. We’ll see what happens when angers gets the best of us. Good insight is coming up. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 11, 2020
It's All How You Look at Things: How God Intervenes
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Sometimes, problems seem to come our way in droves. When it rains, it pours. Ever been at the end of your rope? Someone has said, "When you get to the end of yourself, you get to the beginning of God." And the Bible is replete with accounts of God stepping in at the right place, at the right time, for just the right reason. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us how God specializes in putting His providence and His faithfulness on display. We’ll see a case in point today. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 10, 2020
It's All How You Look at Things: Seeing from God's Perspective
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When you’re driving clear across the country, you might encounter the Rocky Mountains. A huge mountain range. Pikes Peak alone jets up more than 14,000 feet into the sky. But when you fly over those mountains on an airliner, it kinda looks like the same ground you saw an hour ago but with more . . . texture. So it is with differing perspectives. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us God's reassuring perspective on our "mountain-sized" problems. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 09, 2020
A Blessing for You: The Verse You Need to Know
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There are some passages in the Bible that sound poetic and inspiring. The kind of thought you might see on social media or even crocheted on a throw pillow. But if you look below the surface, you can often find a treasure trove of rich insight to sink your spiritual teeth into. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie looks at a familiar verse, an inspiring verse, but one that reveals six truths about God every believer needs to know. Glad you're along for today's study. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 08, 2020
A Blessing for You: What We Need the Most
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Has anyone ever tried to help you who—candidly—wasn’t much help at all? Maybe a child showed up to your plumbing emergency with a smile and her “Little Tikes” plastic, toy crescent wrench. It may have warmed your heart, but you were still ankle deep in water. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that God can bless us when we need Him most, and with just what we need the most. It’s as if He knew all along! Today, we’ll learn how to open ourselves to His blessings. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 07, 2020
Sunday Message: Only Jesus!
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In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie takes us through Mark 9 as we look at the story of the Transfiguration from the disciples’ perspective—as they catch a glimpse of the glory of Jesus. As Pastor Greg explains, the true miracle in this story isn’t what you think it might be, and the lesson of the story is crucial to understand.  “Only Jesus!” is the latest message in our series, The Gospel for Busy People.  Notes Read: Mark 9:1–10  The transfiguration was a significant point in Jesus’ life and ministry.   The Bible teaches there will be a bodily resurrection; our body, our personality, everything we were will live again!   “And they were speaking about his exodus from this world, which was about to be fulfilled in Jerusalem.” —Luke 9:31  “Only Jesus.” It’s Jesus only who can save and keep us.  Friends come and go . . . Jesus comes and stays!  Read: Mark 9:20–24  “Anything is possible if a person believes.” —Mark 9:23  It’s not more mountaintop experiences we need in our Christian life . . . it’s more day to day obedience, walking by faith, not by feeling.  Additional Scriptures Referenced Luke 9:32  --- After an incredible year of ministry, we’re positioned to reach more people than ever in 2021. Would you consider a year-end gift to support evangelism in your world? Just go to harvest.org/donate. Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 06, 2020
When God Allows Suffering: An Interview with Joni Eareckson Tada
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In this special interview, Pastor Greg Laurie speaks with author and speaker Joni Eareckson Tada about God’s sovereignty—and why He permits suffering in this world. What follows is a classic conversation that touches on Christmas, Heaven, and how we can glorify God in our broken bodies. You'll learn about the grace and amazing nature of God, and how He can and does work everything out for good to those who serve Him. This conversation is encouraging for those suffering through hard times or who have a loved one that is going through a difficult trial. Joni shares the words that changed her perspective on everything: “God permits what He hates to accomplish that which He loves.” Joni Eareckson Tada is an esteemed Christian stateswoman and respected global leader in disability advocacy. Although a 1967 diving accident left her a quadriplegic, she emerged from rehabilitation with a determination to help others with similar disabilities. Mrs. Tada serves as CEO of Joni and Friends, a Christian organization which provides programs and services for thousands of special-needs families around the world. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 05, 2020
How to Have Friendship with God: Approaching Him with Boldness
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The Lord never advises us to approach His throne gingerly, with reluctance and uncertainty. Even though He’s “God most high,” Hebrews invites us to “come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points to the example of Moses, who showed us how to approach the Lord with uncommon courage and confidence. We’ll get some practical insight on taking our prayer lives to the next level. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 04, 2020
How to Have Friendship with God: Modeling Moses in Prayer
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Mature believers talk to others about God. And they also talk to God about others. Do you regularly pray for others . . . pray for their needs, pray they might come to the Lord or come closer to the Lord? Our mission statement at A New Beginning is Knowing Him and Making Him Known. And intercessory prayer is a vital instrument in that pursuit. So today, Pastor Greg Laurie continues his series on the life of Moses uncovering the leader’s faithful ministry of intercessory prayer. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 03, 2020
The Heart of the Problem: What Does It Mean to "Covet"?
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At various times, we all come down with a case of the “gimmes.” Gimme this, gimme that. And nearly every advertisement feeds that craving. Whatever they say, what they really mean is, “You want one of these, don’t you?” A new car, a new phone, a new outfit. But today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the biblical reference to coveting goes even beyond the gimmes. “I don’t just want one . . . I want YOURS.” Today, we’ll see it’s addressed in the Ten Commandments. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 02, 2020
The Heart of the Problem: Why We Wander from the Lord
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Children often look like their parents. It could be facial features, the way they move their hands as they speak, or their laugh. And a child will often mimic his parents’ mannerisms. Something about an apple not falling far from a tree. But ever since Eve was handed the fruit one particular tree, Satan has been lying to us . . . and many now mimic his behavior. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us chart a course for our behavior from the Lord’s Ten Commandments. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. On this Giving Tuesday, would you consider supporting this podcast? When you give to Harvest Ministries, you give through us as we reach people with the hope of the gospel. Just go to harvest.org/donate. One podcast listener wrote to us: After being saved 3 years ago, [I was] always falling back into my old sinful ways—till this past month when I came across your podcast. It has helped change my life in so many ways. I would never be able to put it in words how thankful I am for your ministry and what God has done for me through you. Your support changes lives! --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 01, 2020
From Hopelessness to Happiness: Keeping Your Focus on the Lord
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What things are most important in our lives? Our computers probably know . . . our smartphones have a good idea. Or certainly our checkbook or our charge card. What captures our attention, what steals our thoughts? What is it that’s always near the top of our minds? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that idols are anything or anyone that takes our focus off of God. And we’ll see the Lord recognizes the danger and mentions it in His Ten Commandments. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. If you've been impacted by this podcast, we hope you'll consider Harvest Ministries this Giving Tuesday. Help us bring hope through the gospel by going to harvest.org/donate. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism.  Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 30, 2020
Sunday Message: Lost in Translation
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In this Sunday morning message, titled “Lost in Translation,” Pastor Greg Laurie looks at the most important question we can answer—a question that Jesus asked His disciples: “Who do you say that I am?” From Mark 8, we’ll come to understand who Jesus is, why He came to Earth, and how we ought to live out these truths.  It’s the latest message in our series, The Gospel for Busy People. Notes Jesus’ disciples did not understand why He came and what His purpose was. Before there would be a crown, there would be a cross. Read: Mark 8:27–30 Everyone will say, “Jesus is Lord!” (Philippians 2:10–11) Caesarea Philippi was named after the Greek god Pan. In a place of paganism and false belief, Jesus asks them to make a stand. “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” (Matthew 16:13) “You are the Messiah!” (Mark 8:30) Jesus was not a mere man. The birth of Jesus Christ is the most momentous event that has ever occurred.  Read: Mark 8:31–33 “Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him.” (Mark 8:32) Satan was trying to divert Jesus from the cross.  Read: Mark 8:34–38 To deny means, “to say no to.” Following Jesus is long obedience in the same direction. Selfish people are unhappy and selfless people are happy. Other Scriptures Referenced Matthew 16:17–18 Revelation 13:8 Matthew 16:25 2 Timothy 3:1–2 Galatians 2:20 Mark 8:35 --- This Giving Tuesday, would you consider supporting the work of evangelism through Harvest Ministries? Just go to harvest.org/donate. Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 29, 2020
Classic Crusade Message: God in Pursuit
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In this episode, we revisit a message from Pastor Greg Laurie titled, "God in Pursuit." Preaching from the story of the prophet Jonah, Pastor Greg describes how God pursues us in order to have a relationship with us.  Sometimes we run from God, not understanding that He is looking out for our own good. Are you not convinced of God's lovingkindness and offer of forgiveness of sins to you? Pastor Greg says, "Jesus Christ came to pay a debt He did not owe because we owed a debt we could not pay. And if you'll believe in Him and turn from your sin, you can be forgiven." Learn more about a personal relationship with Jesus Christ by going to KnowGod.org. This message was originally delivered at the SoCal Harvest in Anaheim, California on Sunday night, August 25, 2013.  Since 1990, more than 9.8 million people have participated in Harvest Crusades events in person or online around the United States. Through A Rush of Hope, our first-ever cinematic crusade, an additional 2 million people have heard the clear gospel message in 2020. Learn how to receive your own copy of A Rush of Hope on DVD by going to harvest.org/donate. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 28, 2020
From Hopelessness to Happiness: How God's Directions Get Us There
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If we thought about it, many of us could name our 10 favorite movies . . . our 10 favorite actors . . . our 10 favorite songs . . . our 10 favorite meals. But what about God’s top 10 instructions, carved on stone tablets and hand-delivered to Moses on Mt. Sinai? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us dig in to those instructions as we return to his series called Water–Fire–Stone . . . an enlightening study of the life of Moses. Good encouragement coming our way today. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 27, 2020
How to Have a Happy Thanksgiving: Getting Back to Today's Priorities
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Just six years after Abe Lincoln declared the first fixed national Thanksgiving holiday in 1863, football became a permanent part of the holiday. Today, in many homes, there’s a turkey in the oven, a flying pigskin on the tube, and a lot of expectation surrounding both. But how much of the day really focuses on the giving of thanks? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us recognize the importance of expressing gratitude to God with conviction and sincerity. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 26, 2020
How to Have a Happy Thanksgiving: Gratitude in Challenging Times
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Some may find a day of thanksgiving more challenging this year. It’s been a year of trial and tension. It’s been one of uncertainty and unease. Some have suffered loss—great loss. But today, we’ll learn that thanksgiving springs from an attitude of obedience, it’s a choice to have a thankful attitude even in less than ideal circumstances. Glad you’re along for A New Beginning today as Pastor Greg Laurie helps us exercise our gratitude muscles, given all the Lord has done for us. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 25, 2020
America, This Is Your Wake-Up Call: What God Asks of Us
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Many of us know someone who can sleep through anything . . . a storm, an earthquake, a siren, an alarm. Sometimes you have to go give them a shake to pry them loose from their slumber. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that it seems the church will sometimes sleep through anything. Oh, we may be aware of the pandemic, the unrest and all the rest, but God wants us to stand up and speak out with God’s antidote for the ills our country is facing. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 24, 2020
America, This Is Your Wake-Up Call: God's Plan for Spiritual Transformation
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God has limitless power. He’s omnipotent. But He often calls on His ever-so-limited children to help Him accomplish His kingdom agenda. We’re limited not only in our abilities, but also in our willingness. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us embrace God’s plan for the spiritual transformation of our culture. And he shows us that God empowers those He directs. If He sends us to do a job, He gives us the tools to get it done. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 23, 2020
Sunday Message: Amazing Faith!
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If you’re praying for something, and you haven’t received an answer, don’t give up! In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie shares the story of someone whose persistence in faith made the difference. Listen in for some dynamic teaching on “Amazing Faith!” It’s the latest message in our Sunday series, The Gospel for Busy People. Notes There is no safer place to put your faith than in God. Faith is belief plus action. Faith does things. We are saved by faith. Faith can make the difference between something happening and not happening. Read: Mark 7:24–30 This woman had an unexpected and amazing faith. As parents, we have a direct influence on our children. It’s easier to build a child than repair an adult. “Be He answered her not a word.” —Matthew 15:23 Your prayer may not be answered because a spiritual battle is raging you know nothing about. Your prayer may not be answered because there is unconfessed sin in your life. God cannot forgive the sin you will not confess. Idols in our hearts cause God to refuse to listen to our prayers. An idol is anyone or anything that takes the place of God in our lives. Your prayer may not be answered quite yet because God wants you to keep praying. Never give up in your prayers! Faith is often found in the most unusual places. No matter what, bring your problems to Jesus. When you pray, seek to find the will of God and pray with persistence! Scriptures Referenced Ephesians 2:8 Matthew 15:28 Mark 7:26 Psalm 66:18 Isaiah 59:1–2 Ezekiel 14:3 Mark 7:28, 29 Join us every weekend for an interactive worship experience on Harvest at Home by going to harvest.org/live. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 22, 2020
Encore Interview: Heaven, Happiness, and Hope with Randy Alcorn
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In this episode, we'll hear Pastor Greg Laurie’s substantial interview with bestselling author and speaker, Randy Alcorn. They discuss the celebration of Thanksgiving for every Christian, tackle questions about Heaven and eternity, and look at the topic of happiness in relation to the Christian life. You’ll hear answers to questions such as: What do we actually have to be thankful for? What can Christians expect when they go to Heaven? Will we wear clothes in Heaven? Does belief in an afterlife change how we live today? Randy reminds us, “If your hope is in yourself, or your hope is in the economy, or stock market and your retirement plan, and your hope is always being healthy or wealthy or whatever, those things are not a solid or firm foundation for hope. Jesus Christ is the source of hope.” Randy Alcorn is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 books, including Heaven. He is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching biblical truth and drawing attention to the needy and how to help them. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 21, 2020
Greg Laurie Podcast Trailer
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The Greg Laurie Podcast delivers compelling, practical insights on faith, culture, and current events—with an emphasis on the saving power of the gospel message. Subscribe to Greg’s podcast to get life-changing sermons delivered to your device daily. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 21, 2020
The Secret to Being a World Changer: Practical Steps of Faith
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As Pastor Greg Laurie has said before, a good description of the Christian life is “long obedience in the same direction.” It can be rewarding at times, daunting at times . . . it can remind us how weak we are in and of ourselves, but where we are weak, He is strong! Glad you’re along today here on A New Beginning as Pastor Greg brings the finale of his inspiring series called World Changers. We’re learning how we can impact the culture around us. And today, he gets very practical. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 20, 2020
The Secret to Being a World Changer: Wholehearted Dedication
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When the battery in our phone is running low, what do we do? We turn off any app or option that isn’t necessary, anything that will deplete that precious power. Well, that’s a good strategy to follow as we serve the Lord. Is there anything siphoning off energy that could be used for God? Maybe we should shut it down. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us dedicate ourselves wholeheartedly to the task of serving the Lord with all we’ve got. We’ll learn how to be World Changers. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 19, 2020
Of Whom the World Was Not Worthy: Following in the Footsteps of Heroes
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When we look into Scripture to see how our spiritual ancestors changed their culture, it’s inspiring . . . and we can learn from their examples. And that’s what we’re doing in Pastor Greg Laurie’s current series called World Changers. We’re seeing what separates those leaders from the crowd, and how we can follow in their footsteps. Coming up today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg points out that some escaped their persecution, while others endured. We’ll learn to be ready for both. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 18, 2020
Of Whom the World Was Not Worthy: God's Appointments
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We’ve all heard the stories of athletes, in perfect physical condition, who die suddenly in the prime of life. And on the other side, many of us know folks who’ve taken horrible care of themselves and they’re in the 90s and going strong. It’s a good idea to look after our own health, but ultimately God decides when our time is up. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us God not only appoints our days, He appoints those tasks He wants us to do while we’re here. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 17, 2020
The Ups & Downs & Ups of a World Changer: Why We Need Spiritual Momentum
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Ups and downs are the enemy of Christian growth. It takes consistent forward momentum to make progress in our walk with God. And yet we see that a number of our spiritual forefathers had ups and downs. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us the ups and downs in the life of David. He’s known for two stories—his great victory over Goliath, and his great fall with Bathsheba. We’ll learn from his mistakes and chart a course for consistency in our own walk of faith. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 16, 2020
Sunday Message: You Say You Want a Revolution? (with Jonathan Laurie)
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Many believed Jesus came to usher in a political revolution on Earth. But why had He really come? In this special episode featuring Greg Laurie’s son, Pastor Jonathan Laurie, we’re going to look at our Lord’s most popular miracle and what it has to say to our divided culture.  Grab your Bible and get ready to dig into Mark 6 to examine the feeding of the 5,000 and to learn how Jesus answers our most pressing needs today. It’s the latest in our Sunday series called The Gospel for Busy People. Notes Read: Mark 6:30–44 NLT 1. You Say You Want a Revolution? “A huge crowd kept following him wherever he went, because they saw his miraculous signs as he healed the sick.” —John 6:2 2. Not That Kind of Revolution “Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth 'thrown in': aim at Earth and you will get neither.” —C. S. Lewis “That God does not exist, I cannot deny. That my whole being cries out for God I cannot forget.” —Jean-Paul Sartre 3. Crooked Sticks 4. A Greater Kingdom Is Coming Jesus came not to liberate from political oppression, but from sin and death itself on the cross. Scriptures Referenced Mark 6:32 John 6:2 Mark 6:34 Numbers 27:17–18 John 6:32–33 John 6:35 Mark 6:37–38 Mark 6:41 Join us every weekend for an interactive worship experience on Harvest at Home. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 15, 2020
Encore Episode: Who Is the Antichrist?
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In this episode, we revisit a classic message from Greg Laurie titled, "Who Is the Antichrist?" from Revelation 13. Pastor Greg tackles questions all about this mysterious character in Scripture: Who is he? When will he appear? Is he alive today? As we'll find out, in the Last Days there will be many who will be anti-Christ—against the Lord. And when the Antichrist does come, he will attempt to turn many hearts against the Lord. Listen in and find answers to your questions about Last Days’ events. Watch the original sermon on YouTube. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 14, 2020
The Ups & Downs & Ups of a World Changer: How God Uses Imperfect People
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We all know people who are talented . . . ridiculously talented. Maybe they play a musical instrument, or they paint. Maybe they have an eye for decorating or for fashion. Or they can hit a baseball into the next zip code. And us? We’re spectacularly average. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out we’re just who God is looking for! Because where we can’t, God can. And the Lord loves to do ridiculously remarkable things through people like us. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 13, 2020
Wasted Potential of a World Changer: Why We Need to Finish Well
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Some of the greatest human achievers of all time had failings. Abe Lincoln lost a number of elections and nominations, lost his job, lost all his money, lost a sweetheart, but eventually became perhaps our most memorable president. The Bible is also replete with stories of failures who became successes. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us it’s not how you start, or detour, but how you finish that matters. Pastor Greg continues his series called World Changers. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 12, 2020
Wasted Potential of a World Changer: The Devil's Dangerous Tactics
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So you go online to a retail site for trash bags, and now every other website you go to shows you ads for trash bags. Are they watching you? Yes, they are! They know what you want, and they want to sell it to you. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie says the Devil knows what you want, too. And he wants to give it to you and sell your reputation down the river. Today, Pastor Greg reminds us of our adversary’s tactics, and how to resist them. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 11, 2020
What to Do When the Odds Are Against You: An Unusual Battle Plan
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A challenging job is always much easier with the right tool. You don’t use a screwdriver to pound a nail. You don’t use a wrench to sand some furniture. And you don’t use trumpets to attack an immense army . . . unless you’re Gideon sent by Almighty God! Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie continues his World Changers series, examining the great leaders of the Bible who made an impact on their culture. We’ll see what we can learn for our lives from the example of Gideon. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 10, 2020
What to Do When the Odds Are Against You: Empowered by God
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The 19th century novelist Charles Edward Montague said, “There is no limit to what a man can do so long as he does not care a straw who gets the credit for it.” There’s truth to that. And there’s absolutely no limit to what a man can do when He’s empowered by God and seeks only God’s glory. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shows the example of a man who drew on God’s strength and provision to accomplish an impossible feat. We’ll see what the Lord wants us to learn from this account. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 09, 2020
Sunday Message: Everyone Needs Jesus
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In today’s episode, Pastor Greg Laurie explores two examples of healings by Jesus. He tackles questions like, “Why does God allow sickness?” and “Why doesn’t God heal everyone?” It’s a powerful message from Mark 5 titled “Everyone Needs Jesus.”  Notes One of the people who needed Jesus was a poor, helpless, and hopeless woman. In contrast, the other principal character was a man of power and prestige. Everyone needs Jesus. In the first movement we see Jesus has power over nature as He calmed the storm. In the second movement we see Jesus has power over evil as He delivered the demonized man. In the third movement we will see that Jesus has power over death and sickness. Key Questions: Where does sickness come from? Why does God allow it? Does God still heal today? Why doesn’t God heal everyone? Read: Mark 5:21–29 This may have even been a divine test for Jairus. His delays are not necessarily His denials. They wanted a healing and Jesus wanted a resurrection! 1. Where does sickness come from? Sickness and death came as a result of the curse of sin. 2. Why does God allow sickness? 3. Does God still heal today? Read: Mark 5:30–34 4. Why doesn’t God heal everyone? If you’re not feeling His touch upon you, reach out and touch Him. Read: Mark 5:35–36, Mark 5:38–40  Scriptures Referenced Mark 5:26 Romans 5:12 2 Corinthians 12:7–10 Isaiah 53:4 1 Peter 2:24 James 4:2 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 08, 2020
Hope Unseen: An Interview with Captain Scotty Smiley
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In this episode, we revisit a classic Veteran’s Day interview between Pastor Greg Laurie and Captain Scotty Smiley. They discuss Scotty’s service as an Army Ranger and his experience as the Army’s first active-duty, blind officer. On April 6, 2005, Scotty lost his eyesight when a suicide car bomber blew himself up thirty meters in front of Scotty’s IAV Stryker vehicle. Shrapnel blew through Scotty’s eyes, leaving him blinded and temporarily paralyzed. He woke up in Walter Reed Army Medical Center a week later. Through questioning his faith, Scotty made a decision to forgive and rebuild his life and continue to serve in the Army, becoming the first blind active-duty officer in military history. Listen in for an amazing testimony. Learn more about his story at hopeunseen.com. It’s important that we take the time to remember and honor our military veterans. It’s because of their selfless service and sacrifice that we live in a free country today. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 07, 2020
Overcoming the Insurmountable: God Has a Plan
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Someone has said if God was small enough for our minds to comprehend, He wouldn’t be big enough to handle our problems. Thankfully, God has never encountered a challenge He found “challenging.” And on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us to a moment in the Old Testament when the Israelites faced a problem they couldn’t handle. But God had a plan . . . an unusual plan . . . that brought about the sure deliverance of His chosen people. And today, we’ll see what He can do for us. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 06, 2020
Overcoming the Insurmountable: Know that God Is in Control
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As we watch a movie, and the main character is in great peril, we may wonder, “How in the world will he going to get out this?” How? Ask the director, or the actor, or the cinematographer—everyone behind the scenes knows. They’ve read the script! Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out, when we’re in a jam, God knows how to get us out. He knows the end from the beginning. Pastor Greg shows us how He delivered the Israelites in a very unusual way.  View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 05, 2020
The Power of One: Being God's Representative
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Every so often, some company will have a serious customer service debacle, and it spreads all over social media. Do you wonder what the company president thinks about the way his organization is characterized? Spiritually speaking, we’re representing God every day. How’s that going for you? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie returns to his World Changers series as we consider a fine example of leadership set for us by the World Changer named Moses. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 04, 2020
The Power of One: "What Can I Do?"
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For every Oskar Schindler or Raoul Wallenberg who are known to have saved thousands of Jews from Nazi holocaust, there’s a Sir Nicolas Winton who saved even more but was never given public recognition. It would have been easy for him to say, “I’m just one man, what can I do?” Instead, he acted. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that one person can make a huge difference in the world, especially when he or she is guided and empowered by the Spirit of God! View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 03, 2020
How to Face Overwhelming Obstacles: Standing Up to Opposition
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Pastor Greg Laurie has titled his current series World Changers. We’re looking at those individuals whom God used to show us how to walk with the Lord, how to live above reproach, and how to stand up to opposition. Today on A New Beginning, as we continue our study of the life of the World Changer named Moses, we’ll see God brought about one of the most talked-about miracles in the entire Bible when the Israelites were being pursued by the Egyptians. Fasten your seatbelts. Here it comes. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 02, 2020
Sunday Message: God Is Bigger Than Your Problem
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In this Sunday morning message, Pastor Greg Laurie shows how God’s offer of abundant life far outmatches any offer the devil might make to us. From Mark 5, we’ll learn how everything changes for those who encounter the Lord Jesus.  This is the latest message in a powerful series called The Gospel for Busy People. Notes “Hell is the highest reward the devil can offer you for being a servant of his.” —Billy Sunday Three forces are at work: Satan, Society, and the Savior. (Chaos, Culture, Christ.) Read: Mark 4:35–41 You learn things in storms that you would not necessarily learn elsewhere. In this storm, Satan was trying to stop Jesus, but he failed! Read: Mark 5:1–8 Demons, though wicked, are quite orthodox in some of their beliefs. “The demons believe and tremble” (James 2:19). “Have you come here to torment us before the time?” (Matthew 8:29). “He knows he has but a short time” (Revelation 12:12). “The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos; conviction or compromise; discipline or disintegration.” —Peter Marshall What the chains could not do, Jesus did with one word! Read: Mark 5:15–17 There are three prayers in this story: The demons’ prayer. The peoples’ prayer. The formerly demon-possessed man’s prayer. No one is beyond the reach of God, so keep praying for them. Scriptures Referenced Jeremiah 29:11 John 10:10 Mark 4:38 Mark 5:7 Mark 5:18–19 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 01, 2020
Why America Needs Revival
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In this episode, Pastor Greg Laurie explains why spiritual revival is needed in our nation today. He describes what true revival is and why it’s more imperative than ever for America to turn back to God.  Back in the beginning of the new millennium, there was a buoyant optimism among Americans about the future.  28 percent of Americans said they were dissatisfied with the way things were and 69 percent were very satisfied. That was the year 2000.  Fast forward to today—a recent poll reveals that 90 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with our situation. Wall Street Journal did a poll that revealed that 73 percent of Americans believe the United States is in a state of decline. From the breakdown of the family to the rejection of God in our public discourse, our issues remind us that our country has two options: judgment or revival. Read more in Pastor Greg's latest article: "A Prayer for a Divided Nation." --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 31, 2020
How to Face Overwhelming Obstacles: Staying on the Path
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