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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Unseen | A Message from Special Guest Dr. Jack Graham
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In this Sunday episode, guest speaker Dr. Jack Graham discusses the “unseen” world of angels and demons. Did you know that all around us, there is a spiritual dimension that is invisible to the naked eye but impacts our lives in remarkable ways? Pastor Jack explains the importance of this world and explores our place in it! Listen in for deep spiritual insight! --- 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 03, 2022
Classic Replay | A Visit with an American Hero: The Story of Louis Zamperini Part 1
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Today, we revisit a classic conversation between Pastor Greg Laurie and World War II hero, Louis Zamperini. Originally aired on A New Beginning in 2011, this conversation relates the powerful story of Zamperini’s youth and survival in the Pacific. It’s a riveting story of heroism and perseverance from a man who became a devoted follower of Jesus Christ.  --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 02, 2022
Angels in the Life of the Believer | Surprising Protection
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Movies and cartoons have romanticized the king of the jungle. The cowardly lion, Tigger, Simba, Mufasa. . . But, in real life, lions can grow up to ten feet long, weigh 400 pounds, and sprint up to 50 miles per hour. They kill 250 humans each year. When Daniel was in the lion’s den, the danger was very real. But Pastor Greg Laurie points out today on A NEW BEGINNING that Daniel’s protection was very real . . . and quite surprising. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 01, 2022
Daniel in the Lion’s Den | Living to Please God, Not Culture
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Remember the Sunday School song, “Dare to be a Daniel”? Daniel was a prophet of God, and a man who lived a godly life in the midst of an ungodly culture. Did he cloister himself away in monastic secrecy? No. He lived boldly, even risking his very life to do so. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie says dare to be a Daniel. Our culture doesn’t revere those who are committed to their faith. But we’re not living to please culture, we’re living to serve our Savior. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 30, 2022
The Writing Is on the Wall | Is Your Time Used Wisely?
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In the Lord’s prayer, we pray “thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.” But the way many live their lives, their de facto prayer might be, “God, I have some plans and dreams, and I’d really appreciate it if you’d get on board and help make them a reality.” Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie looks at the life of King Belshazzar, whose plans and dreams evolved into sin and debauchery. God sent the king a text message of sorts that told the king what was coming. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 29, 2022
The Writing Is on the Wall | Fixing an Ego Problem
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The Bible says, “from dust you came and to dust you will return.” And yet between our dust cycles, we humans can get a little full of ourselves. We build a few things and call them “The Seven Wonders of the World.” I’m sure God is very impressed . . . as He looks out on the vast universe He created with the power of His Word. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points to one ancient king who let his ego get the best of him . . . and how God humbled him. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 28, 2022
No One Is Beyond the Reach of God | Sharing the Cure to Eternal Death
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You may remember how amazing it was when certain shipping companies could finally begin delivering packages anywhere in the country overnight! “Absolutely, positively overnight,” as one of them said. It’s a little less impressive now, since it’s nothing to send a text message at the speed of light. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out we have a message that absolutely, positively needs to be delivered. It’s no exaggeration to say lives hang in the balance. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 27, 2022
How to Be a Man’s Man in 2022 | With Special Guest Michael Franzese
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Former mafia boss, Michael Franzese, is the next speaker in our Summer Reading series! Listen in as he goes over 10 characteristics of Jesus and encourages us to be more like Him! 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.  --- 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, 2022
Feature | Pastor Greg’s Devotion: “Why We Can Trust God”
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“O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge.” —Psalm 62:8 Someone once asked me what was the most spiritual moment of my life, the moment when I felt God more than any other time. I had to think about that. Was it the day that I accepted Christ as a 17-year-old on my high school campus? I don’t remember that as being an emotional day, but it was the most important day of my life. The day I was baptized in the ocean at Pirate’s Cove in Corona del Mar was a little more emotional for me. But that wasn’t even the most emotional moment. The day I married Cathe was an emotional day. She was a vision of beauty in her white wedding gown, while I looked like one of the guys from Duck Dynasty in the worst-looking tuxedo ever made. But that was not the most spiritual moment of my life. I realized the most spiritual moment, the moment when I felt Christ more than any other, also was also the worst moment of my life. July 24, 2008, was the day I heard the unspeakable news that my son, Christopher, had died in an automobile accident. I felt like my life had just ended, literally. I didn’t think I could go on. But God was with me. With our home filled with people, I went to my office, shut the door, fell down on the floor, and prayed a Job-like prayer. I said, “Lord, You gave me my son, and I give him back to You.” And I experienced the presence of God. God came through for me at that moment, and He is still coming through for me today. He was with me in that time of trial and is still with me. We don’t like times of trial in our lives. We don’t want times of trial. But God will give us strength when we are in them. --- Listen to Pastor Greg’s daily devotional 6 days a week when you download the Harvest app: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id373393946 Read more and subscribe to get these devotions in your inbox: https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/why-we-can-trust-god/ Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 25, 2022
No One Is Beyond the Reach of God | The Whole Truth
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Most PC users know what “Control/Alt/Delete” means. When the computer has gone down a path of rebellion, control/alt/delete will force it to reboot. It’s a reset. A do-over. Well, when a life has gone down a path of rebellion, when a spiritual reboot is needed, what then? We’ll find out today on A NEW BEGINNING. Pastor Greg Laurie brings us good news about the pathway to spiritual health . . . the pathway of forgiveness . . . the pathway into fellowship with God. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 24, 2022
Staying Cool When Things Get Hot | Staying Strong Under Pressure
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Ever see a piece of petrified wood? It’s hard as a rock. It’s wood that was under such intense pressure for such a long time, it became solid and rock-like. It’s a good object lesson on how times of pressure can make us stronger. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points to a time of pressure faced by three Hebrew young men. They refused to engage in idol worship, and the punishment they faced would surely spell their demise. Or would it make them stronger? Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 23, 2022
Staying Cool When Things Get Hot | Modern Day Idol Worship
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In biblical times, idol worship was a real problem. Good thing those days are over, right? Well, wait a minute. Whatever captures more of our attention than God does may be modern-day idol worship . . . the TV, our smartphone, pleasure. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings some important perspective. We’ll see three Hebrew teens faced a fiery trial that helped develop their faith and character . . . and it was idol worship that set the stage. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 22, 2022
Dream On! | When God Preps Us for Work
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God has work for us to do. And He wants to equip us for that work. So often, His training program includes some trials and challenges along the way . . . and, at the time, we may wonder why we’re going through such difficulty. But God knows what He’s doing. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how the Lord used Daniel in a powerful, miraculous way. And it was only because of the challenges Daniel faced that he could successfully complete the task he was given. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 21, 2022
Dream On! | God's Standards for Our Lives
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Ancient Greeks and Romans decided to measure what we now know as one “foot” (12 inches) based on the size of a man’s foot. The trouble is: feet vary. If there’s no absolute standard, whose foot is right? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie speaks of the importance of following God’s consistent, unchanging standard in how we live. It’s a life of character and conviction, and the most rewarding life we can live.  Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 20, 2022
4 Convictions of Those Who Turned the World Upside Down | Sunday Message with Special Guest J. D. Greear
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Pastor J. D. Greear kicks off our Summer Reading series by taking us to Acts! Though Stephen wasn’t considered a theological leader, he took the job he had and did it well. Listen in as Pastor J. D. introduces four convictions that molded Stephen’s life and see which you can apply! Notes 1. God wants to use me. 2. The Holy Spirit fills me.  Nevertheless, I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you.  3. As Jesus was to me, I will be to others.  4. Jesus is worth it. Scripture Referenced Acts 6:10 John 16:7  --- 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 19, 2022
Greg Laurie Answers the Question, “What Does It Mean to Live a Successful Life?”
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In this valuable short episode, Pastor Greg Laurie gives some insights on a life worth living. He says, “God determines the date of my birth, and the date of my death, but I have everything to say about that little line in the middle.” Be encouraged to live a life that gives everything to the 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.
Jun 18, 2022
What in the World Is Going On? | Being Faithful in the Small Things
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Remember the first time you drove a car? It was unnerving. Just starting the car and adjusting the mirrors took concentration. But before long, you were driving in traffic . . . merging . . . parallel parking -- or something close to it. But you had to start with the small things before you could tackle the big things. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie says the same dynamic applies in our walk of faith. Being faithful in the small things equips us for the big things. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 17, 2022
What in the World Is Going On? | Nearing the End Times
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When you go to the movies, no doubt you’ve noticed how the theater gets darker just as the show begins. Well, God has a spectacular End Times plan he’s about to unleash, and this earthly theater seems to be getting darker and darker. Does that mean it’s showtime? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie launches a revealing study in the book of Daniel. We’ll read exactly what God’s Word says about the End of Days. In fact, that’s the title of this new series: The End of Days. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 16, 2022
You Reap What You Sow | A Good Seed Produces Good Fruit
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So many say they’re glad they came to Christ for forgiveness of sin and only wished they’d done it sooner. You don’t hear many say, “I went back to partying and drinking and waking up with hangover – I wished I’d done it sooner.” Few would choose pain and heartache over peace and freedom. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us a man of great power who sowed evil, and we’ll see he reaped the fruit he deserved. Today, it’s a look at the law of sowing and reaping. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 15, 2022
You Reap What You Sow | Does God Notice Your Actions?
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Some do many great things, but talk very little about them. Some do few great things, but talk a lot about them. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie presents a contrast between Mordecai and another man named Haaman. They both appear in the story of Esther. One is a good man and gets little recognition – the other, an evil man who’s angling for great recognition. But today, as the story continues, the winds of change blow, and these men get their “just desserts.” Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 14, 2022
Why God Chose You | Adopted Into God’s Family
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Genealogy is big business these days. And now more than 12 million people have taken DNA tests to learn more about their lineage – maybe hoping they’re related to royalty! But today on A NEW BEGINNING, as we study the life of Esther, Pastor Greg Laurie points out there’s a lineage that extends beyond the earthly. We’ll see, spiritually-speaking, we’ve been adopted into God’s family through Christ. Indeed, we are related to royalty. We’re chosen sons and daughters of the King. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 13, 2022
“Dealing with Depression” | Sunday Message
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We tend to think of people who do big things as invincible—but everyone is susceptible to trials. Even Elijah, who called fire down from Heaven, faced the burden of depression. Pastor Greg Laurie speaks of what to do when your emotions are in disarray. Notes 1. If we want to see God work, we must do our part. Don’t wait for the fire of God to fall on you again. You need to repair your altar first. If you have lost the spark, the romance, the love in your marriage, then do loving things again. God is never asleep at the wheel. God is never asleep; He is always watching. “Even atheists have moments of doubt.” —C.S. Lewis “Social media does not bring happiness, it does not bring fulfillment, and it does not bring connection.” —Unknown 2. Our job is to pray. God’s job is to answer. Elijah’s prayer had no screaming, moaning, or hype. 3. God answers prayer the way He wants and when He wants. Sin will have its pound of flesh! Elijah was the instrument God used to call down the fire. But he was also the man who got depressed. Principles about Dealing with Depression: Times of depression and vulnerability come after great victories. Depression often follows disappointment. Takeaway Truth: After spiritually great moments return to normal again, don't focus on your emotions; focus on God! Don’t live in the past; prepare for the future. Principles about Dealing with Depression: When you are depressed, do not isolate but surround yourself with friends. Principles about Dealing with Depression: Don’t ignore the practical when you are feeling down. When you are feeling down, you need perspective from God’s Word. The Lord spoke to Elijah in a still small voice. Listen for the voice of God in your life. It is time to leave that cave and find God’s purpose for your life. God had a plan for Elijah, and He has a plan for you as well! Scripture Referenced 2 Chronicles 16:9 --- 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.
Jun 12, 2022
Getting an Eternal Perspective: A Classic Interview with Randy Alcorn
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In this episode, we visit a classic conversation between Pastor Greg Laurie and Randy Alcorn. Their discussion centers on how pain, suffering, and the promise of Heaven shapes the believer’s worldview here on earth.  Pastor Greg starts off with two major questions: Why is there suffering? Why do Christians have to suffer? As Randy explains, “[God] didn’t make the world with all of this suffering. He made it different than that. Then we made some choices—sin—that brought suffering into the world. Now we are living with the consequences. The great thing is, according to the Bible, God doesn’t give up. He is still sovereign. He is still in control.” Listen to this fruitful discussion about a necessary topic and be encouraged in your faith! Randy Alcorn is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 books, including Heaven. He is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching biblical truth and drawing attention to the needy and how to help them. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 11, 2022
Why God Chose You | For Such a Time as This
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People often ask one of the big questions. Why are we here? What’s the purpose of life? Ask a dozen people, and you’ll get a couple of dozen answers. But God put us here, and He knows exactly why we’re here. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out we’re to know God and to make Him known. And today, we’ll follow one of the great dramatic stories of the Bible where a person’s heart for God and the providence of God come together in spectacular fashion. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 10, 2022
The Plot Thickens | Use Your God-Given Talents
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Someone said if the only tool you have is a hammer, it’s tempting to treat every problem as if it were a nail. It’s always best to have the right tool for the job. And each of us is a unique instrument in the hands of God. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, as Pastor Greg Laurie continues our studies in Esther, we’ll see how Esther was uniquely equipped and chosen to prevent a catastrophic annihilation of her people. And we’ll see how we may be uniquely equipped to serve God in a special way in our time. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 09, 2022
The Plot Thickens | Having Godly Priorities
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Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to the book of Esther for insight on how to have Godly priorities when surrounded by an ungodly culture. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 08, 2022
For Such a Time as This | When You Don't Feel God's Presence
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We’ve all heard the phrase “for such a time as this.” Today, we begin a study of where it comes from. Glad you’re along for A NEW BEGINNING today as Pastor Greg Laurie begins a study of courage in the face of danger, and of God’s providence when the odds are stacked against us. It concerns a young woman named Esther who was chosen to be queen . . . but, more importantly, how God chose her to help bring deliverance to the Jewish people. It’s a fascinating study of a true biblical hero. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 07, 2022
This Is Not a Drill | A Strong Finish
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Some people decide one day to get back to the gym. They make the commitment on Monday, and they’re all in! Tuesday, there they are. Wednesday. Thursday a little late. Friday...oops missed that day. And by the following Wednesday they want their money back. Some people come to Christ full of passion and resolve. But today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out, it’s not how you start, but how you finish. It’s our final study in Nehemiah where we’ll learn to finish well. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 06, 2022
“Angels and Demons” | Greg Laurie on Spiritual Warfare
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Although we do not see it, the supernatural world is real, and spiritual battles happen all around us. In this Sunday message, Pastor Greg Laurie gives you biblical insight into the world of angels and demons—and your place in the most important battles. Listen in for a riveting message from Revelation 12.  Notes “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see!” —2 Kings 6:17 Angels are actively involved in the life of the Christian. Acts begins with two angels after Jesus ascended.  It would appear angels are eternal and never die. Angels have a special work and ministry in the life of the Christian. 1. Angels sometimes deliver us from difficult situations.  Angels played a major role in getting Peter out of prison again in Acts 12. 2. Angels sometimes stop us and other times they prompt us. Angels are everywhere in the Bible doing the work of God. The metaverse is not real, but the supernatural world is!  Demons are fallen angels.  3. The Devil. Lucifer came from Heaven. Satan was once a high-ranking angel. Lucifer was not satisfied with worshiping God; he wanted to be worshiped himself. Though Satan lost his once exalted position, he still has access to Heaven. If Satan can’t enter in the front, he’ll try to get in the back door. If that doesn’t work, he’ll try to come through the roof or tunnel up under the floor. 4. Satan is not alone, he has a well-organized network of demon powers doing his bidding. 5. The purpose of demons seems to be twofold: They seek to hinder the purposes of God and to extend the power of Satan. 6. Satan knows his days are numbered. 7. Satan does not want you to know that he attacks with accusation.  It’s not the bait that constitutes sin; it’s the bite!  8. They overcome the devil by the blood of the Lamb.  Our access to God is the result of what Jesus has done for us. At the cross of Calvary, Jesus dealt the decisive blow against Satan and his forces. It is through the blood of the Lamb, I can even approach God and find the help I need. 9. They overcame by the word of their testimony. 10. They did not love their lives to the death. You can be forgiven of your sin!  Satan says “tomorrow” while the Holy Spirit says “Today is the day of salvation.” Angels rejoice when a sinner comes to repentance! Scripture Referenced Acts 1:11 Luke 24:4 Luke 20:36 Hebrews 1:14 Psalm 34:7 Hebrews 13:2 Revelation 22:8 Matthew 12:24 Hebrews 10:19–20 Colossians 2:14 Ephesians 2:13 --- 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.
Jun 05, 2022
What the Devil Knows | Some Thoughts from Pastor Greg Laurie
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In this special episode, Pastor Greg Laurie shares a few things that the devil knows—and why you should care! Greg Laurie: I know we don't like to talk about him, but it's important to understand our adversary. Let me tell you something that might surprise you about Satan: he is quite “orthodox” in his beliefs. Now let me explain. I'm not suggesting that he's a believer by any stretch of the imagination. Actually, he is the great opponent to God. But for instance, the Bible says the demons believe and tremble. The devil knows and the demons know that God is real. The devil is neither agnostic nor atheist. Number two, the devil believes that Jesus is God, because in the temptation, in the wilderness, he said to Christ, if you're the Son of God turned this rock into a piece of bread, but a better translation would be “Since you're the Son of God . . . .” The devil also believes the Bible is the Word of God. He hates it. He opposes it. But he knows it's true. And he also knows that Jesus is coming back again. We read in Revelation that the devil knows he has a little time. And that is why he is wrecking so much havoc in the last days—and yes, I believe we're living in the last days. So the devil is active, trying to cause trouble, trying to keep people from coming to Christ, trying to cause division among Christians and on the list goes. If the devil and the demons are so motivated to do their dirty work, as Christ is approaching, should we not as Christians be doing as much, if not more? Let's apply ourselves. Jesus is coming. Let's tell someone about Him and engage them in a conversation about Christ. Learn more about spiritual warfare this weekend with Pastor Greg’s special message, “Angels and Demons.” Attend online at https://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.
Jun 04, 2022
This Is Not a Drill | Cheerfully Giving for God
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Every Sunday morning belongs to God . . . unless it’s a beautiful day, then you gotta get out in the fresh air. Every Sunday morning belongs to God . . . unless the weather’s awful, then you gotta watch the forecast. Devotions, every morning . . . unless you didn’t sleep well, or were out late the night before. God isn’t content with the leftovers of our lives. He wants to be top priority. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that principle even extends to our financial management. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 03, 2022
This Is Not a Drill | Make Your Stand for Christ
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When you see thousands of enthusiastic sports fans at a stadium, do they keep their team loyalty a secret? No! They yell and scream and wear the team colors . . . sometimes those colors are painted on their faces! And it’s a just a game. Do we have that same overt pride in following Christ? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see the importance of making our faith a public declaration. If our faith is a big secret, the question is...why? Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 02, 2022
It's Time to Pray | Praying Daily for Forgiveness
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Sin is a barrier. It keeps us from God. That’s the reason Christ died . . . and that’s why unconfessed sin is a barrier to our prayers. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie continues our series in the book of Nehemiah. We’re learning so much from Nehemiah’s leadership as the people rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem. And today, we’ll see the importance of prayer . . . and how prayer led to great repentance and a great revival. We want to see that happen again in our time. Let’s find out how. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
It's Time to Pray | Are You Praying Wholeheartedly?
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In Hebrews 4 we read, “So let us keep on coming boldly to the throne of grace, so that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” If God, in God’s Word, invites us to come to God in boldness . . . maybe we should! Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us take that direction to heart. We’re continuing our studies in the fascinating Old Testament book of Nehemiah. So many great lessons from the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
How to Have a Personal Spiritual Revival | Getting Uncomfortable with Sin
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None of us is unaware of sin’s attraction. And each of us has fallen victim to its lure. And so many have experienced the disaster that often follows. Sin looks good through the windshield, but it’s a bad memory in the rearview mirror. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us a cold, hard look at sin and how to resist its foothold in our lives. We’re in the book of Nehemiah today discovering how we can each experience a personal, spiritual revival. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 30, 2022
Which Side Are You On? | Sunday Message
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Everyone endures trials in life—even Christians—but Elijah shows us what our response to them should look like. In this episode, Pastor Greg Laurie takes you into 1 Kings 18 with a powerful message on keeping our faith strong. Notes What were the secrets of Elijah’s power and boldness? 1. He stood in the presence of God. When you stand in the presence of God, you will not bow before any man. What were the secrets of Elijah’s power and boldness? 2. He was a man of prayer (James 5:17). It was Elijah’s prayer in private that was the source of his power in public. What were the secrets of Elijah’s power and boldness? 3. He knew Scripture and acted on it (Deuteronomy 11:16). What were the secrets of Elijah’s power and boldness? 4. He faithfully delivered the message. What were the secrets of Elijah’s power and boldness? 5. He was a man of faith and obedience. There is a time to move and a time to wait. God often places His people in significant positions. God has not called us to isolate but to infiltrate. The church is the only hope for America. An idol is not merely an object or statue we bow before; it is anyone or anything that takes the place of God in our lives. You can make yourself god in your life. You can make money god in your life. If the Lord God is number one in your life, everything else will find its proper balance, but if He’s not, everything else will be in chaos. Why does God not want us to have any other gods before Him? Answer: “For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God” (Exodus 20:5). Christians trying to live in two worlds are enough into the world to be miserable in God, and enough of God to be miserable in the world. People slash their souls by compromising their integrity to get everyone’s attention. God loves you so much, and He wants a relationship with you! God showed His commitment by sending Jesus to die for our sins! Medical Science seeks to add years to your life, but only Jesus will add life to your years. Scripture Referenced Proverbs 28:1 Isaiah 40:31 Romans 1:25 --- 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, 2022
Working from Salvation | Today’s Devotion from Greg Laurie
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Get encouragement with this special reading of Pastor Greg’s daily devotion.  Learn more and subscribe at: https://harvest.org/resources/devotions/  --- “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” —Galatians 6:9 When we hear the statement “You reap what you sow,” we tend to think of it in a negative sense. And there is a negative way that it can play out in our lives. But the Bible says, “For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life” (Galatians 6:8 NKJV). The Bible promises rewards — acknowledgment for our faithful service to the Lord. And Jesus said, “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work” (Revelation 22:12 NKJV). We must do His work. Are you working for the Lord? I’m not referring to working for your salvation, because salvation is a gift from God to you. Ephesians 2:8 tells us, “God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God” (NKJV). Because of that, we should want to do something for the Lord, not working for salvation but working from salvation. A faith that works will produce works. A faith that doesn’t work won’t. The apostle Paul wrote, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58 NKJV). Jesus often made the statement, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” (Matthew 11:15 NKJV). In other words, “Pay attention to what is being said!” We all know what it’s like to tune things out when someone is saying something that we don’t want to hear. But when it comes to hearing and obeying God’s Word, Jesus is saying, “Tune it in.” The decisions we make and the lifestyle we choose now will impact us in the life to come. --- 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 28, 2022
How to Have a Personal Spiritual Revival | Refreshment
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Somebody asked the great evangelist Dwight L. Moody why he said that he needed to be continually filled with the Holy Spirit. He said, “Because I leak.” When it comes to having a passionate relationship with the Lord, we have to continually refresh our passion, because we all have a slow leak. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see where we are in that relationship with the Lord, and take the proper steps to re-energize our faith, fervor and fidelity to the Lord. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 27, 2022
Don't Give Up | God's Instrument
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There have been many famous violinists . . . far fewer famous luthiers – the master craftsmen who made the great violins. Among the few was Antonio Stradivari – and there’s not a violinist alive who’s never heard of a Stradivarius. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out, whether we play an instrument, whether we make an instrument, or just listen to instruments, we can all BE an instrument in the hand of God. And we’ll learn to serve God with the passion of a Stradivari. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 26, 2022
Don't Give Up | Strong Character
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The great basketball coach John Wooden said, “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us how to forge a good, strong character – a moral fortitude based on our relationship with God. We’ll follow in the footsteps of one of our spiritual forefathers who faced great opposition, but he had the character to stand strong. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 25, 2022
Don't Give Up | Response to Hardship
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If we sow a thought, we’ll reap an action. Sow an action, reap a habit. Sow a habit, reap a character. Sow a character, reap a destiny. We need to give some thought to our thoughts. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie continues our studies in the book of Nehemiah. It describes a great undertaking, how the workers were under great pressure, they faced great opposition, and we’ll glean some great lessons on how they responded. Our study today is titled, “Don’t Give Up.” Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 24, 2022
How to Handle Discouragement | God–fearing
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When we fear God, we serve God. When we fear God, we obey God. When we fear God, we don’t need to fear much else. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us insights from the book of Nehemiah. It’s the story of the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem. God’s people were working hard, but we’ll see some began acting in a way that was out of sync with being a God-fearing man or woman. Pastor Greg helps us learn from this tense development in the story. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 23, 2022
Exit Stage Left | Elijah: The Power to Stand
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In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie offers an encouraging message from 1 Kings. With Elijah, we learn that everyone faces trials, but we can trust God to show us the way through them. Listen in for more! Notes God told Elijah to “hide himself.” This move was for Elijah's preservation and preparation. We learn things in deserts we do not learn anywhere else. Better to be in a valley or a desert with Jesus than anywhere else without Him. There has to be a cross before there can be a crown. God allows trials in our lives so we will grow up spiritually. God allows hardships to show us His power. Trials and testing produce a necessary quality in our lives. You can never be too small for God to use, only too big. An important lesson: “With God nothing is impossible.” We need to trust God in everything. God loves to take what we have and multiply it. God says the same to each of us, “Give Me your son, your daughter, your marriage. Give Me your problems, your fears, your anxiety.” Scripture Referenced James 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 22, 2022
Encore Interview | Alice Cooper: God, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll
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In this exclusive interview, pastor and evangelist Greg Laurie sits down with rock legend Alice Cooper. Widely considered to be the father of “shock rock,” Alice Cooper has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. While he is known for his music career, most do not know Alice Cooper is a committed Christian. Pastor Greg explores more of Alice Cooper’s life in his latest book, Lennon, Dylan, Alice, & Jesus. Request your copy when you make a gift of any amount to Harvest Ministries! Just go to harvest.org/donate.  View this interview in full here.  --- In this sprawling conversation recorded at Solid Rock (a teen center in Phoenix created and started by Alice), Cooper and Laurie chat about his journey to faith and how he has used his faith in Jesus Christ to help at-risk youth in his community. Growing up in a Christian home, Cooper always knew he needed Christ. But it took a dramatic turn in a drug-induced haze for him to realize he needed to recommit to Jesus Christ or he was finished. The son and grandson of preachers, Cooper knew who Jesus was and knew that Christianity was true, yet he wanted to walk his own path—a trail that led him to the heights of stardom, partying, and befriending some of the biggest names in show business. Then it all changed. His marriage was falling apart and Cooper was in the pits of alcohol and drug use when he decided to quit and get clean. He began going to church and said that it was the fear of God that brought him around, that he was terrified of Hell. Although fear brought him to the Lord, it was the love of Christ that grew him. The conversation also includes musings by Cooper and Laurie about the so-called “27 Club,” various legends of rock and roll, as well as a discussion about depression, suicide, drugs, alcohol abuse, and their power to destroy. This conversation in its entirety is a testament to the power of God and His transforming power and forgiveness—if we only accept Him and allow Him to change us for the better! --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 21, 2022
How to Handle Discouragement | Spiritual Attacks
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When people stand against us, it’s often because of what we stand for. Some people can’t stand people of faith, but they tolerate just about everything else. We have to remember that the attack is nothing personal, it’s something spiritual. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see what’s behind that hostility. We’ll look at a time in the Old Testament when a great work of God faced open hostility. And we’ll see how we can compose and conduct ourselves just as our forefathers did. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 20, 2022
Dealing with Criticism | Resilience
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Winston Churchill, during WWII, spoke at the school he once attended. Tradition records his entire speech as just 17 words: 'Young men, never give up. Never give up! Never give up!! Never, never, never-never-never-never!' Historians point out the words were slightly different, and the speech notably longer, but it’s still good advice. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out we must display that same kind of resilience. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 19, 2022
Dealing with Criticism | Detractors
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When you’re listening to the radio, you hear one station at a time. There may be dozens and dozens up and down the dial, but your tuner helps you hear just one. Well, today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out there are voices of opposition calling to us as we walk with the Lord. We need an internal, spiritual tuner that helps us hear just the voice of God. We’ll look to the example of Nehemiah and his wall builders today in learning how we can ignore our detractors. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 18, 2022
“Lennon, Dylan, Alice, & Jesus” Releases Today!
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“There will be three surprises when we get to Heaven: #1 Some of the people we thought would be there won’t be. #2 Some of the people we never thought would be there will be there. #3 We will be there!” —Greg Laurie Pastor Greg’s latest book, Lennon, Dylan, Alice & Jesus officially releases today! It’s filled with stories about unexpected people in unexpected places responding to the gospel. You can pick up a copy at your local bookstore, order it at harvest.org, or order the book, Kindle or audio format, at Amazon.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.
May 17, 2022
Wall Builders | Unified
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In the book of Acts, we read that the believers were all “in one accord.” In one accord. No, not in a Honda . . . they were unified. They were in agreement. They were in harmony. They were a team. Are we today? Pastor Greg Laurie addresses that issue here on A NEW BEGINNING. We’re looking at a fine example of teamwork recounted for us in the book of Nehemiah. They had a great task to be done, they faced great opposition, but they dedicated their great efforts to a great God. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 17, 2022
Wall Builders | Service
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When we attend church in person, we walk on a freshly-swept sidewalk . . . we may be greeted by someone . . . maybe handed a bulletin . . . we pass an usher or two on our way to our seat . . . then we’re led in worship, and we’re taught from God’s Word. You know, a lot of people made themselves available for all that to happen. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie wonders what you’re willing to do for someone else. It’s an encouraging message today on how we can say yes to service for God. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 16, 2022
“There’s a New Kid in Town” | Sunday Message
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During our spiritual walk, we will have to move past obstacles—which can even be ourselves—to be faithful to God’s calling for us. In today's Sunday episode, Pastor Greg Laurie speaks on Elijah, a man who struggled with fear, loneliness, anger, and doubt—just like us but overcame these burdens to bring light to a dark culture. Notes Elijah the prophet is one of the most memorable characters in all of scripture. Elijah was a man just like us. James 5:17 Jesus has called us to be both salt and light in our culture today. “When a man stops believing in God, he doesn’t then believe in nothing; he believes in anything.” —G. K. Chesterton People can become too comfortable with sin, and then sin bites. God brought in Elijah to be a brilliant and blazing light. Elijah means, “My God is Jehovah” or “The Lord is my God.” Elijah stood continually in the presence of God. God is looking for men and women today who are willing to stand in the gap like Elijah. Ezekiel 22:30 Elijah was a man of prayer. Elijah knew the scripture and acted upon it. Elijah faithfully delivered the message. We must preach the gospel to the people who are hurting our society. They are not the enemy; they are in the control of the enemy who is Satan! Takeaway truth. . . God gives second chances. --- 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, 2022
How to Be a Successful Leader | Perseverance
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Weight lifters know that if there’s no pain, there’s no gain. If you’re lifting weights that are easy and effortless, you’re not helping yourself. But if there’s resistance, if it’s tough going, that’s a good sign. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie says the same applies to our work for the Lord. We may face resistance, we may face opposition from the enemy. That’s not the time to run and hide, not the time to give up. We’ll learn from Nehemiah, that means it’s time to buckle down. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 13, 2022
How to Be a Successful Leader | Prayer
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A modern combustion engine does one thing. It moves a piston. But the piston is connected to a crankshaft . . . and the crankshaft to a transmission . . . and the knee bone is connected to the leg bone and pretty soon your car is moving. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that prayer moves things. And today, we’ll see we may be the pray-er . . . or we may be the thing that gets moved. But wherever we fit, let’s see today how we can put our efforts “in gear” for the Lord. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 12, 2022
The Rebuilt Life | Accepting Blessings
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When a cashier gives you change back, do you take some of it and put in your pocket? No, you take it all. When you file your taxes, do you tell the IRS to keep your tax refund for themselves? Probably not. If something belongs to us, we’ll take it . . . thank you very much. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the blessings and promises God has made available to us. Many of us have never taken advantage of them – maybe we don’t even know what they are. Let’s learn today. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 11, 2022
The Rebuilt Life | Christians in Ministry
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Ministry, essentially, is a “to do list” from God. Once we’ve come to the Lord, our sins are forgiven and our names are written in the Book of Life, what’s next? The Lord has a few suggestions. And whether we stand at a pulpit or a drill press, whether we deliver babies or bottled water, whether we work inside or outside the home, God has work for us to do right where we are. From the book of Nehemiah, today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us solid counsel. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 10, 2022
Greg Laurie on Lennon, Dylan, Alice and Jesus | Part 2
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In this special episode of A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie surveys the stories of rock stars, and shows how their pursuit of fame and fortune often led to a dead end. It’s all part of a conversation on his newest book, Lennon, Dylan, Alice, & Jesus. Pastor Greg says, “If you think that fame or having more people know your name will make you happy, you’re going to be very disappointed when you reach that pinnacle and find it is not the answer. Christ is the answer.” Request your copy of Lennon, Dylan, Alice, & Jesus when you make a gift of any size to Harvest Ministries.  Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 09, 2022
Win or Learn, There Is No Lose | Sunday Message (with Jonathan Laurie)
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Pastor Jonathan Laurie visits completes this series in Acts, pointing out that Paul became an encourager during a trial. This serves as a reminder that nothing can stop God—not even the hardest of times. Listen in for good encouragement! Notes 1. Paul the Counselor  2. Paul the Encourager  “A crisis does not make a person; a crisis shows what a person is made of, and it tends to bring true leadership to the fore.” —Warren Wiersbe  3. Paul the Helper  4. Paul the Preacher --- 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 08, 2022
Don’t Be Afraid | Message from the 2022 Boise Harvest
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The 2022 Boise Harvest at ExtraMile Arena was a tremendous weekend with stunning musical performances and plainspoken appeals for people to believe in Jesus Christ. In this podcast, we bring you Pastor Greg Laurie’s message from night two of the event titled, “Don’t Be Afraid,” from Sunday, April 24. Addressing current issues and crises all over the world, Pastor Greg encouraged his audience to run to Jesus for hope and assurance. “Don’t party like it’s 1999,” he said. “Pray like it’s 2022.” At the Boise Harvest, we saw 21,500 in-person attendees, along with 144,013 joining online. And when Pastor Greg gave the invitation for people to come to Christ, over 3,000 people responded. To God be the glory! If you prayed with Pastor Greg to receive Christ, we want to reach out to you and help you in your spiritual walk. Go to: https://harvest.org/request-material/ Learn more about the Boise Harvest at https://harvest.org/boise-harvest-2022/ --- 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 07, 2022
Greg Laurie on Lennon, Dylan, Alice and Jesus | Part 1
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Today on a special edition of A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie is here to talk about the insights he shares in a brand new book, Lennon, Dylan, Alice and Jesus. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 06, 2022
Angels and Demons | Satan's Tactics
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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’re under the protection of The Cross. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 05, 2022
Angels and Demons | Angels Are Real
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What do most people know about angels? Chances are they don’t know a lot, and what they do know comes from movies, or TV programs or . . . cartoons! That’s just fiction . . . make believe. But it would be a mistake to just throw out the concept of angels altogether. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that angels are real, and they’re an important part of the plan of God. But we’ll see not all angels are “the good guys.” Reliable biblical insight is coming your way today. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 04, 2022
Indecision | Decisions About Jesus
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Some will sacrifice everything to climb the ladder of success. And then when they get to the top, they find it’s pretty lonely . . . and sometimes discover the ladder was leaning against the wrong wall. It’s all about the decisions we make. Missionary Jim Elliot said, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points to some unfortunate decisions made during the arrest and trial of Jesus in the First Century. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 03, 2022
Indecision | Pontius Pilate
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We’ve all been in a pickle. A bind . . . a jam . . . a quandary . . . a real fix . . . a tight spot. What do you do when you’re between a rock and a hard place . . . clowns to the left of you, jokers to the right? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the tough decision faced by Pontius Pilate. A man stood before him, ready for sentencing. The crowd wanted his death, Pilate thought he may be innocent, and his superiors were monitoring the outcome from Rome. What will he do? Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 02, 2022
The Almost Christian | Sunday Message
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In this episode, Pastor Greg Laurie talks about what it means to be an “almost” Christian. Although some pray, attend church, and get baptized, it’s still possible they’re not truly Christian—there’s more to it. Learn more from a powerful exchange in the book of Acts between the apostle Paul and King Agrippa.  Notes “Almost” is a word that is often coupled with procrastination. Herod the Great tried to kill Jesus.  Herod Antipas was responsible for beheading John the Baptist. The son of Herod Antipas slew James the apostle and imprisoned Simon Peter. Herod Agrippa was moved by Paul’s powerful and persuasive message. A person may pray and still not really be a Christian. Polls show that 9 in 10 Americans pray. A person may make visible changes in their life and still not be a Christian. You can hear the gospel and believe it and still not be a Christian.  You can keep the commandments of God from childhood and still not be a Christian.  Paul showed us how to effectively communicate the gospel.  When possible, find common ground and build a bridge to your listener.  Paul used his personal testimony to build that bridge.  Two big steps must be taken to become a real Christian, not an “almost Christian.” You need to have your “eyes opened.” You need to “turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God.”  There is a difference between repentance and remorse. Remorse is being sorry you got caught. Repentance is being sorry enough to stop what you're doing and change your behavior. God gives us forgiveness of our sins.  God gives us an inheritance. Paul preached Christ crucified and risen.   It is not enough to just be exposed to truth; we must act on it. God wants each of us to share the gospel. As we share His message, we should try to build bridges not burn them. B.L.A.S.T. B — build a bridge L — lovingly enter their world A — ask questions S — share your testimony T — tell them about Jesus  Only God can open the spiritual eyes of the listener. Scripture Referenced Luke 13:32 2 Corinthians 13:5 Isaiah 59:1–2 John 4:39 2 Corinthians 4:3–4 Romans 13:12–14 2 Corinthians 7:10 1 John 1:9 Ephesians 2:7 1 Corinthians 2:1–2 --- 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 01, 2022
What You’re Really Looking For | Message from the 2022 Boise Harvest
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The 2022 Boise Harvest at ExtraMile Arena was a long-awaited two days of hope and transformation, as so many found hope and experienced the transformation that Jesus Christ brings. In this special podcast, we bring you Pastor Greg Laurie’s message from night one of the event titled, “What You’re Really Looking For,” from Saturday, April 23. In this message, he shares why a relationship with Christ answer’s life’s big questions.  At the Boise Harvest, we saw 21,500 in-person attendees, along with 144,013 joining online. And when Pastor Greg gave the invitation for people to come to Christ, over 3,000 people responded. To God be the glory! If you prayed with Pastor Greg to receive Christ, we want to reach out to you and help you in your spiritual walk: https://harvest.org/request-material/ Learn more about the Boise Harvest at https://harvest.org/boise-harvest-2022/ --- 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 30, 2022
Indecision | Right Choices
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When you take a road trip, you’re often faced with decisions on which road to take. Sometimes there’s a short cut. Sometimes the short cut turns out to be the long way. Sometimes an alternate route can be fiasco, or a disaster. The Donner party comes to mind. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us choose the right road in life. We’ll see how to evaluate our options and make the right choice. It’s a message with a short title and long implications. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
How to Never Stumble or Fall | God's Grace
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In 1998, the Etch a Sketch was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame. With it, you can draw picture after picture, as complicated as you want. If you mess up, turn it upside down, give it a shake, and start over. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie says, no matter how your life is messed up, God offers you the chance to turn your life right side up and start over. Shaking is optional. We’ll see a case in point from our studies in the Gospel of John. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
How to Never Stumble or Fall | Your Spiritual Walk
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The internet is full of videos of people walking along looking at their smart phones, and then suddenly falling . . . falling into fountains, falling into swimming pools, tripping over a plethora of obstacles in their path. Seconds before, they might have said, “I got this. I can read my phone while I walk.” Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that many of us have the same confidence in our spiritual walk. Today, a message of caution: anyone can fall. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
The Purpose of Gethsemane | Sobering Moments
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Sometimes life brings us to a sobering moment, a crisis, an agonizing decision, an inescapable admission and we wonder how we’re going to get through it. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that Jesus faced such a climactic moment. His crucifixion was hours away, His disciples had fallen asleep. He was left alone with His thoughts. But we’ll see He was actually left alone to commune with the Father. What Jesus did can help us navigate our Gethsemane moments. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
The Purpose of Gethsemane | Suffering
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Some come to the Lord thinking the Christian life is smooth sailing, never a cloud in the sky, never a rogue wave to rock our boat. That’s a faulty assumption. The Lord doesn’t promise perfect weather, He walks with us in the midst of the storms. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us how we can be ready for those times of challenge. We’ll see how to prepare for extreme challenges by following the example of Jesus Himself as He faced an extreme challenge. Listen on harvest.org. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 25, 2022
This Is Only a Test | With Special Guest Pastor Levi Lusko
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**Join Pastor Greg Laurie, Chris Tomlin, and Jordan Feliz for Night 2 of the Boise Harvest! Be sure to share this life-changing event with your friends and family. Learn more at https://harvest.org/boise-harvest-2022/ In this special Sunday episode of the Greg Laurie Podcast, special guest Pastor Levi Lusko shares a powerful message from John 6 titled, “This Is Only a Test.” Levi Lusko is the founder and lead pastor of Fresh Life Church, located in Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, and Utah and everywhere online. He is the bestselling author of Through the Eyes of a Lion, Swipe Right, I Declare War, Take Back Your Life, and Roar Like a Lion. Levi also travels the world speaking about Jesus. He and his wife, Jennie, have one son, Lennox, and four daughters: Alivia, Daisy, Clover, and Lenya, who is in heaven. Learn more at https://levilusko.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.
Apr 24, 2022
Jesus' Prayer for You | Representing the Lord
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Have you noticed how social media seems to break out in a virtual fist fight at the drop of a hat? No matter the topic, it seems like some people are just ready to rumble. That’s the time when believers should be ready to be humble. We’re here as representatives of the Lord . . . we’re here to show the world what Christians look like. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie urges us to display that Christ-like attitude at all times . . . insight from our study the Lord’s prayer for us. The Boise Harvest is almost here and we want you there, especially if you’ve ever questioned your purpose or felt lost in the world. This free event is taking place soon on April 23–24 at the ExtraMile Arena—don’t miss it. You can join online or in person; learn more. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 22, 2022
Jesus' Prayer for You | Your End of the Bargain
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More than 15,000 lives are saved each year by seatbelts. But seatbelts don’t help one bit if you don’t buckle up. It’s our choice to be safe . . . or not. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out we have a choice whether to avail ourselves of the safety and security we find in Jesus. This world is a scary place, don’t we know it all too well. But we’ll find out how to look beyond this world for help. It’s a message from Pastor Greg’s series in John. The Boise Harvest is almost here and we want you there, especially if you’ve ever questioned your purpose or felt lost in the world. This free event is taking place soon on April 23–24 at the ExtraMile Arena—don’t miss it. You can join online or in person; learn more. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 21, 2022
Jesus' Prayer for You | Privilege of Prayer
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Some people are very warm and welcoming. They might say, “Hey, come by our place any time, really. Our door is always open.” Really? Any time, like 2 in the morning? Will the door be open then? No, it’s sort of a figure of speech. Maybe a little overly welcoming. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out when God invites us to come to Him in prayer, He absolutely means it. And, surprisingly, Jesus actually prayed for us. Let’s take a look at that prayer. The Boise Harvest is almost here and we want you there, especially if you’ve ever questioned your purpose or felt lost in the world. This free event is taking place soon on April 23–24 at the ExtraMile Arena—don’t miss it. You can join online or in person; learn more. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 20, 2022
Greg Laurie and Lee Strobel: The Case for Heaven, Part 2
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Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie has invited NY Times best-selling author and former atheist Lee Strobel to discuss the afterlife. The Boise Harvest is almost here and we want you there, especially if you’ve ever questioned your purpose or felt lost in the world. This free event is taking place soon on April 23–24 at the ExtraMile Arena—don’t miss it. You can join online or in person; learn more. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.  Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 19, 2022
Greg Laurie and Lee Strobel: The Case for Heaven
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Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie welcomes a special guest, Lee Strobel, to discuss Heaven and the afterlife. --- The Boise Harvest is almost here and we want you there, especially if you’ve ever questioned your purpose or felt lost in the world. This free event is taking place soon on April 23–24 at the ExtraMile Arena—don’t miss it. You can join online or in person; learn more. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 18, 2022
Breakfast with Jesus | Easter Sunday Message
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Jesus died on the cross, conquering sin, and rose again, defeating death. This is the truth we’re celebrating; listen in as Pastor Greg Laurie unravels the meaning behind Easter in a message titled, “Breakfast with Jesus.” Notes Jesus first appeared to Mary Magdalene in the garden by the tomb. Jesus appeared to two disciples having an animated conversation. Jesus appeared behind closed doors to the disciples. Jesus appeared to 500 at one time! When Jesus died on the cross, He conquered sin.  When Jesus rose again from the dead, He defeated death. As Christians we want to go to Heaven. Death died when Christ arose. Death used to be an executioner; the resurrection just makes it a gardener. We come out of the grave because Jesus was willing to go into it. Because of Jesus’ resurrection, we will one day receive a new body. Because of Jesus’ resurrection, our new glorified bodies will be much like His. People ask, “Will we know each other in Heaven?” We will “know fully” even as we are known. Because of Jesus’ resurrection, our bodies will no longer age, get sick, or break down. Because of Jesus’ resurrection, we will also have resurrected relationships. This is the message of Easter: Christ came, He died, He rose, and He is here Scripture Referenced 1 Corinthians 15:20–22 1 John 3:2 1 Corinthians 13:12 — Join Pastor Greg Laurie in person or online at the Boise Harvest. Learn more: https://harvest.org/boise-harvest-2022/  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 17, 2022
A New Beginning | Classic Crusade Message from New Zealand
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This weekend, celebrate what Christ accomplished at Easter with a special message from Pastor Greg Laurie. Go to harvest.org/live! In this classic crusade message, Pastor Greg Laurie addresses the issues that universally affect us and shows us how we can have a “new beginning,” from John 3. This message was originally given in Wellington, New Zealand, on October 26, 2007. Pastor Greg states, “It doesn’t matter where you live in the world—if you live in Wellington, or Christchurch, or Auckland, or Sydney, or Melbourne, or Kenya, or Los Angeles, or New York City. No matter where you live in the world certain things are true of every person.” “Every person without Jesus Christ has a hole in their heart.” “Everyone is lonely deep down inside.” “Everyone feels guilt.” “Everyone is afraid to die.” But to all of us, Jesus gives the answer: “You must be born again” (John 3:7).  Read more: “What It Really Means to Be ‘Born Again.’” To find out how to have a personal relationship with God, go to KnowGod.org. --- Join Pastor Greg Laurie next weekend April 23–24 for the Boise Harvest—both in person and online. Learn more here: https://harvest.org/boise-harvest-2022/  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 16, 2022
The Day that Changed the World | Easter
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When you write about resurrection generically – “the celebrity’s popularity has seen a resurrection” – the word isn’t capitalized. When you’re writing about THE Resurrection of Christ, it must be capitalized. So significant was that event in the context of history, so significant is that to Christians worldwide, that even secular writing experts give it that respect. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us appreciate all Jesus’ Resurrection has accomplished. Don't forget to celebrate Easter with Harvest! Services will be available online and in person; we hope to see you this year. Learn more. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 15, 2022
The Day that Changed the World | Words of Jesus
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When we’re at our best, people may learn from our example. What about when we’re at our worst . . . when we’re not feeling well, or when we’ve suffered great loss? As Jesus hung from the cross – no doubt His darkest hour – he essentially preached a sermon. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us just how much we can learn from the Lord’s words. It’s great inspiration from the suffering Savior when each and every word came at a painful price. Don't forget to celebrate Easter with Harvest! Services will be available online and in person; we hope to see you this year. Learn more. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 14, 2022
The Holy Spirit and You, Part 2 | Drawn to Christ
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Some believers wish there was a tried and true formula for bringing someone to Christ. Memorize these verses, rehearse these statements. If they ask this, you say that. Well, preparation is good . . . but sometimes people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the Holy Spirit is the One who draws people to Christ. We can certainly plant a seed, but we have to allow for the Spirit’s work in their lives. Don't forget to celebrate Easter with Harvest! Services will be available online and in person; we hope to see you this year. Learn more. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 13, 2022
The Holy Spirit and You, Part 2 | Non-Christians
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In our natural bodies, there are many things inside that keep us alive, although we’ve never seen them. Antibodies, clotting agents, intestinal flora, white blood cells. Now, spiritually speaking, there are invisible forces at work that want to help us and save us, although other forces want to destroy us. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the work of God’s Spirit acquaints us with our sin, and acquaints us with our Savior. It’s important we know how to respond. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
The Holy Spirit and You, Part 2 | Receiving Him
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Few of us buy products to solve problems we don’t have. Why would you buy a flea collar if you don’t have a pet? But there are many people who have a problem they’re not yet aware of. They’re afflicted with the “good enough” syndrome. They’re convinced they’re good enough to get to heaven. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that the Holy Spirit shows us our sin, shows us its penalty, and shows us our need for a solution. It’s life-saving information. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
“Christ’s Call to Courage” | Sunday Message
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Pastor Greg Laurie delivers a message on courageous faith from Acts 23. Those arrested by anxiety, depression, or other burdens: listen in and learn how you can find peace with God! Notes We will see what Jesus both did and said to revive Paul. Paul was not afraid of death or hardship. The only thing he seemed to fear was the disapproval of God. The Lord stood by Paul in his hour of need. Jesus said to Paul, “Be of good courage!” Courage: the willingness to act in the face of fear. Moral courage: the ability to do what is right in the face of opposition or discouragement. It takes courage to: Live honestly and with integrity Honor the vows you made Speak up for Christ Jesus said, “Be of good courage” to: The paralytic man—the forgiveness of Jesus brought courage. The woman struggling to reach Him—the power of Jesus gave courage! The disciples on the storm-tossed sea—the presence of Jesus gives courage. 1. God reminded Paul that he was not alone. Jesus was forsaken so that you would never be forsaken. 2. God knew where Paul was and why he was there. Jesus is there for you in your hour of need too. 3. God still had a future for Paul. Our “job” is to obey the leading of the Holy Spirit. Jesus showed raw physical courage when He went to the cross. Scripture Referenced Matthew 9:2 Matthew 9:22 Acts 1:8 Matthew 14:27 Acts 23:11 Hebrews 4:16 Jeremiah 29:11 Hebrews 12:2 --- 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.
Apr 10, 2022
God Walking Among Us | Today’s Daily Devotion from Pastor Greg
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Today, we’re featuring Pastor Greg’s audio daily devotional in light of Palm Sunday. To receive this daily devotional in your inbox every day, just go to harvest.org/devo. This weekend we celebrate Palm Sunday. This was the day Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem while the crowds laid down palm branches in the road and shouted, “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Mark 11:9 NKJV). There was an air of expectancy in Jerusalem. The name of Jesus was on everyone’s lips. In fact, Luke’s gospel tells us, “The crowd was listening to everything Jesus said. And because he was nearing Jerusalem, he told them a story to correct the impression that the Kingdom of God would begin right away” (Luke 19:11 NLT). In other words, they thought this was it. They thought Jesus would establish His kingdom then and there. The Jewish people had been conquered by the Roman Empire, and they were under Roman control. They expected Jesus the Messiah to overthrow the power of Rome. But they failed to understand the prophecies that said before the Messiah would come and rule the Earth, He would die for the sins of the world. Before He would sit on the throne, He would go to the cross. Jesus wasn’t coming to overthrow Rome; He was coming to establish His kingdom in the hearts of men and women by dying for them on the cross. There’s never been a man who walked the earth like Jesus. He was fully God and fully man. He was God walking among us. He still had human emotions and felt physical pain. He felt hunger and thirst like human beings do. In fact, the Bible says of Him, “For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15 NKJV). This reminds us that Jesus knows what we’re going through right now. He understands, He cares, and He wants us to give our burdens to Him. --- Receive daily, biblical encouragement from Pastor Greg. Subscribe to the daily devotional at harvest.org/devo! 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 09, 2022
The Holy Spirit and You | Resisting
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The Lord created us with a will of our own. In doing so, He knew some people would reject Him, but that was His plan from the beginning. And yet the Holy Spirit calls out to us, drawing us to the Lord. It’s the wise person who heeds that call. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that’s just one of the jobs of the Holy Spirit. He has a multi-dimensional role in the lives of believers. And few of us know just how involved He is in our lives. It’s about time for the whole 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.
Apr 08, 2022
The Holy Spirit and You | His Role
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We know our adversary is a powerful force. . . far more powerful than we are on our own. But we also know that our God is omnipotent. . . all-powerful. And when the Holy Spirit – the third person of the Godhead – takes up our cause, we’re in good hands! Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the role the Spirit plays in the life of the believer. Foundational insight from a series simply called “Life,” based in the Gospel of John. . . and available at harvest.org. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 07, 2022
The Holy Spirit and You | A Helper
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You may encounter the Holy Spirit or His work in your life on a daily basis, but you may not realize it. Yet His work is vital in keeping us spiritually energized, and headed in the right direction. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie has insight as he continues his series in the Gospel of John called “Life.” To tell a friend about today’s teaching, just invite them to go to harvest.org and look for the title, The Holy Spirit & You, Part 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.
Apr 06, 2022
Why Does God Allow Evil? | How to Deal with Sin
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Romans tells us all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. It’s something we all have in common. We’re sinners. The critical factor is what comes next. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us in John how two of the Lord’s own committed sins – significant sins – while they were following the Lord. One chose the pathway of repentance and restoration, the other chose the path of rebellion and destruction. It’s a lesson today on how we should respond to our own sin. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
Why Does God Allow Evil? | The Narrow Path
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We’re all faced with decisions every single day. The most important decision is whether we choose the narrow path that leads to righteousness, or the wide path that leads to destruction. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that two people can be exposed to the same truth, the same wisdom, given the same choice, and each make opposite decisions. It’s a look at man’s free will and the strong pull of sin. Today’s study is based in the Gospel of John. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
What I Would Tell My Younger Self | Sunday Message
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When trials, anxieties, and tough decisions loom large, sometimes it’s best to hear from a voice of experience. In this Sunday podcast, Pastor Greg Laurie directs a special word of encouragement to young people: God has a plan for your life.  Notes Whatever you’re going through, it’s going to be OK.  What you go through isn’t meant to destroy you but to develop you. “We comfort with the same comfort we are comforted with.” —2 Corinthians 1:4 You are loved and wanted by more people than you could ever imagine. God’s plan and purpose for you is good! Put God first in your life. Read the Bible every day. “Study to show yourself approved unto God.” —2 Timothy 2:15 Success or failure in the Christian life is determined by how much of the Bible you get into your life on a daily basis and how obedient you are to it. Stop worrying and start praying. Worry can ruin your day, your week, and even your life if you let it. Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength. Give your worries to Jesus Christ. God is in control of your life. Have an attitude of gratitude. Job thanked God, despite his difficulties. Live with honesty and integrity. Character over charisma. “If I take care of my character, God will take care of my reputation.” —D. L. Moody Marry the right person. Find someone Godlier than you. Wedlock should be a padlock. Eight words you should say to your spouse every day: “I’m sorry,” “please forgive me,” and “I love you.”  Tell those you love that you love them. Keep short accounts and forgive. Forgiveness is not about absolving the perpetrator; it’s about healing the victim. “Forgiveness isn’t giving in to another person; it’s getting free of that person.” —Frederic Luskin, Director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project Be a nice person. Be an encourager, not a discourager; lift people up, don’t beat them down! Have fun. Be a generous person. Three things we can give to God: Time, talent, and treasure. Take care of your health. Make the right choices. You make your choices, and then your choices make you. Tell others about Jesus, and then disciple them. Spend time with older Godly people. Finish your race well. “Hold the course!” —Pastor Chuck Smith Come to or come back to Jesus right now. Scripture Referenced Jeremiah 29:11 Matthew 6:33 Philippians 4:6–7 1 Peter 5:7 Psalm 101:2 Ephesians 4:32 Ephesians 4:31 1 Timothy 4:8 2 Timothy 2:2 --- This 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, 2022
Encore Interview | Soul Surfer: A Conversation with Bethany Hamilton
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In this concise but classic 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.
Apr 02, 2022
Why Does God Allow Evil? | What We Know
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There’s a lot we don’t know about gravity. It’s a bit mysterious. But we know better than to fight against it, or jump off a building claiming it doesn’t exist. Some people find something mysterious about God and suddenly want to question His motives, or even His existence. Our finite mind won’t always understand the infinite mind of God. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie tackles one of the questions people ask most often. It’s part of the series called “Life” from the Gospel of John. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
What Angers and Saddens God | Living God's Way
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We’ve all seen the bumper sticker: “Christians aren’t perfect, just forgiven.” And it’s true. But if we’re SO imperfect that unbelievers wonder if Christianity works. . . they wonder if it makes any impact on someone’s life. . . haven’t we done a disservice to the body of Christ? And to the Lord Himself!? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us live the way God wants us to. It’s a message from the Gospel of John Pastor Greg has titled, “What Angers & Saddens 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.
Mar 31, 2022
What Angers and Saddens God | Righteous Indignation
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Usually, we don’t think of Jesus as getting angry. We have mental snapshots of Him healing the leper, bringing sight to the blind, feeding the multitudes with a few loaves and fish. His kindness and compassion were on display. But on rare occasion, His righteous indignation came to the surface. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us one of those incidents. It’s a message called “What Angers & Saddens God” from the popular series called “Life,” based in the Gospel of John. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
What Angers and Saddens God | Wrong Assumptions
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Ever been pulled over by a police officer? It’s a nerve-wracking experience. There are videos on social media of people being pulled over, obviously confused about why, and the cop walks up and gives them an ice cream cone. Or some toys for the kids in the backseat. Sometimes our assumptions are all wrong. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how wrong the assumptions were about Jesus’ mission as Messiah. It’s from his series in the Gospel of John. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
No Regrets | Doing What You Can for God
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What’s the one thing you could never see yourself giving up for the Lord? Money? Reputation? Personal comfort? Time? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that just may be what the Lord wants from you. We’re in John chapter 12 as Pastor Greg continues his series called Life. And remember, anytime you want to refer this counsel to a friend, invite them to go to harvest.org and look for today’s title, No Regrets. They can stream it or download it. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 28, 2022
Overcoming Discouragement | Sunday Message (with Jonathan Laurie)
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We know life isn't without difficulties. But the world is not our final home. In this Sunday episode, discover how to let the Bible be your guide in times of struggle. Listen in as Pastor Jonathan Laurie reveals three ways to overcome discouragement from the life of the apostle Paul. Notes Paul was a man of conviction and character; he was in submission to his Lord Jesus.  Paul was the right man for the job.  Paul had grit. He was unwavering.  How to overcome discouragement: Obedience  Serving others Sharing our hope God’s revealed will is found in scripture:  It is not if we will suffer, but when we will suffer.  It is also what we will do with our sufferings.  The greatest thing we can do with our suffering is to use it for God’s glory.  Paul served people because Jesus laid that foundation.  Paul went from a persecutor of the church to being persecuted for the church.  “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11) Scripture Referenced Acts 9:15–16 1 Thessalonians 4:3  Luke 9:23  1 Peter 2:15  Ephesians 5:15–20 1 Peter 4:19 1 Peter 4:1–3 Matthew 20:28 --- 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, 2022
Three Things Christians Can Do in Times of Crisis
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As things seem to worsen in our world, whether it's the pandemic or the fighting in Ukraine, many Christians are asking what they should be doing. In this brief word of encouragement, Pastor Greg Laurie gives good news: We can make a difference in three different ways! --- 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 26, 2022
No Regrets | Doing More
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When you’re on the road, every once in a while you may see an unusual speed limit sign. Most mention the maximum speed. But a few post the minimum. Why is that? Because if you fall below the minimum, you’re in danger. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us realize the danger of falling below the minimum in our walk with the Lord. Instead, we’ll focus on giving our all, and hoping to hear those words: “Well done, good and faithful servant.” View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
No Regrets | Giving It All for the Lord
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Many pastors are asked a variation of one particular question. Can I do such-and-such and still be a Christian? It’s never “can I tithe and still be a Christian?” It’s always something questionable, or clearly sinful. Essentially, it’s asking, “Can I give my all to Jesus but hold this one thing back?” Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie presents the flip side of that coin. We’ll see a New Testament story of a woman who gave it all for the Lord, including a most precious possession. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
When God Seems Late | Handling Pain
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Some people will share their pain with anyone. . . a friend, a bartender, the checker at the supermarket, a wrong number who calls their phone. Other people keep all that pain locked away inside the aching chambers of their heart. What’s the best way to deal with those calamities? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the value of bringing our pain to the Lord. He invites us to call on Him, and He has the capacity to bring help in the midst of the crisis. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
When God Seems Late | Trusting God's Timing
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Humans tend to be impatient by nature. And technology has made it worse. We can’t a week to receive a letter anymore. Send a fax? No, nobody does that either. Too slow. Send an e-mail. Better yet, a text. And make sure you abbreviate every word you can, LOL. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that we need to have the opposite mindset in our relationship with God. We need to wait onGod’s timing, and trust that His timing is divinely 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.
Mar 22, 2022
Why Does God Allow Suffering? | The Disease of Sin
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During a recent hurricane, limits on prescription refills were suspended so people had enough medicine to get them through the storm and any aftermath. So important was that medication, they got creative in making sure it was available. Well, as believers, we have a remedy for a deadly disease: the disease of sin. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie says we need to get creative in delivering that remedy to the people who need it. Some good counsel today on how to do that. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
How to Live a Meaningful Life | Sunday Message
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God wants us to have a successful finish and part of that means helping Him reach those around us. Listen in as Pastor Greg Laurie explores Acts 19 and 20 to share “running tips” from the apostle Paul! Notes God used Paul powerfully, and miracles were happening! Whenever God is at work, the devil will be there to oppose. Satan is real and powerful. Jesus is much more powerful than Satan. The best defense is a good offense. Paul compares himself to a runner in a race (1 Corinthians 9:24). Paul warned to not “get off track.” Paul warned against looking back. Paul wanted to "finish his race with joy." It is a joyful thing to know and walk with God. We need to “play by the rules.” Paul compared himself to a steward. Everything we have has been given to us by God. Paul compared himself to a witness. Paul compared himself to a herald.  Paul compared himself to a watchman. We all have 3 things to give to God: Our talent Our treasure Our time We are to be: Runners Stewards Witnesses Heralds Watchmen God wants all of us to finish well. The greatest legacy you can pass on is your faith. Heaven is a prepared place for prepared people. Scripture Referenced Isaiah 55:12 1 Corinthians 9:26–27 Ezekiel 3:17 Luke 6:38 --- 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, 2022
Special Episode | How to Pray for the Conflict in Ukraine
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In this episode, Pastor Greg Laurie shares what we should be praying for and how we should respond when we look at the events happening in Russia and Ukraine now. At the end, Pastor Greg offers a special prayer for all those involved.  For more, read Pastor Greg's recent blog which answers the question, “Are Russia and Ukraine in Bible Prophecy?” --- 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 19, 2022
Why Does God Allow Suffering? | Embracing Correction
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It’s no mistake that the words disciple and discipline are related. Those who truly follow the Lord wholeheartedly – genuine disciples – may often feel the loving Hand of correction when they stray. Disciples are sometimes disciplined. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that discipline may sometimes be perceived as suffering. And we may ask God why we’re facing that pain. But Pastor Greg points out that suffering can be an effective way for God to guide 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.
Mar 18, 2022
Why Does God Allow Suffering? | Good Perspective
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When you take your young child to the doctor to get a shot, you know it’s going to cause them some pain. From the child’s perspective, they may ask “why?” “Why does it have to hurt?” From a parent’s perspective, you know the pain is momentary, but the benefit is long-lasting. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see our pain through the eyes of God, our Heavenly Father. It may not end the pain, but it may give us good perspective for our journey. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
How to Not Be Born Again | Fake Faith
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We’ve all had experience putting our best foot forward. A first date. A job interview. We let people see the best side of ourselves. Is it who we are? Well, some version of who we are. But God knows all the versions of who we are. And we can’t fool Him when it comes to where we stand with His Son. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie urges us to consider the genuineness of our faith and walk with God. We’ll learn how to put our best foot forward toward 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 16, 2022
How to Not Be Born Again | His Power On Display
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Ever wonder why the stars glow at night? No, not the scientific reason. Why did God make them visible to us, even though some are thousands of light years away? Maybe it’s a message. If He can create a universe that’s bigger than we can imagine, maybe He can solve a problem that’s bigger than we can handle. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us look at God’s power and His love . . . they’re demonstrated in how He sent His Son to save us from our sins. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
How to Not Be Born Again | A Message From God
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God had an important message to deliver to mankind. He was surrounded by heavenly messengers, called angels. But He had a different plan. He could have written His message across the sky, or fashioned creation itself to reveal His words. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out, instead, God chose to deliver the message Himself, clothed in humanity, born as a baby. Today, we’ll look at the message, and the God-man who was born in a manger. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
The Real Thing | Sunday Message (with Pastor Jonathan Laurie)
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Having a community of believers to surround you will support you in your walk and give you the opportunity to support others as well. In a special Sunday episode, Pastor Jonathan Laurie gives us a model of what a gospel partnership really looks like. Notes Priscilla and Aquila were ordinary people who made a profound impact. To be “Corinthianized” meant to be morally corrupt to the extreme. Priscilla and Aquila were missionaries, evangelists, teachers, and friends to the church. Priscilla and Aquila built their life upon the rock-solid foundation of Jesus Christ. Hope comes from being in a relationship with Jesus Christ. Priscilla and Aquila had spiritual community. Don’t underestimate just how much Christian fellowship through a small group, “koinonia,” can change your life. Salvation comes by faith in what Christ did on the cross. “The path to public success is always paved with private discipline.” —Craig Groeschel A fake salvation, a fake faith, a fake relationship with God hurts you the most. The world is constantly telling you to do things for yourself, to be selfish. The Bible says worship God, empty yourself, and live your life as a living sacrifice. Scripture Referenced 1 Corinthians 2:1–5 Matthew 7:24–27 2 Corinthians 1:3–5 James 1:2–4 Psalm 103:2 --- 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.
Mar 13, 2022
Classic Interview | Finding My Identity: An Conversation with Austin Carlile
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Pastor Greg Laurie sits down with Austin Carlile, former vocalist from Of Mice & Men about his journey to faith. Austin recounts the years he spent running away from God and how he came into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. Although he was raised by Christian parents, Austin Carlile grew angry with God after his mother’s death and pursued satisfaction in a music career. Having spent years in the band Of Mice & Men, Austin Carlile had it all: money, fame, and a fast lifestyle. He performed alongside Kanye West, Linkin Park, Avenged Sevenfold, and others, but inside he had a hole in his heart that only God could fill. Diagnosed with Marfan syndrome and undergoing many surgeries, Austin had to turn to the one person who could save him: Jesus Christ.  God had a plan for Austin's life, and He has a plan for your life. If you would like to learn more about entering a personal relationship with Jesus, just go to KnowGod.org. --- 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 12, 2022
The Race We Must Win | Living for The Future
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Author Max Lucado has pointed out that a car’s windshield is a lot bigger than the rearview mirror, because we need to focus on where we’re going, not where we’ve been. Too many of us want to drag our past failures right into our present. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us break from the sins of our past, and focus on finishing our lives well. It’s the final instalment today in Pastor Greg’s encouraging series in Philippians . . . a series simply called Happiness. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 11, 2022
The Race We Must Win | Running With Endurance
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As a rule, people don’t walk much anymore. Oh, some might do a couple of miles on the treadmill at the gym, but they drove three laps around the parking lot to get the closest parking space. In biblical times, everybody walked . . . a lot! And running? Well, that was the speeding they did when they were late for work. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how Paul the Apostle offers counsel on how we can run the race of life with endurance, and how we can run to win. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
The Race We Must Win | Living With Purpose and Intent
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In Pastor Greg Laurie’s current series, he’s been focusing on Paul’s words in Philippians. While he was under house arrest, he wrote some of the most inspiring counsel on where to find happiness and joy. And as Pastor Greg presents the final message in his Happiness Series, we see Paul talks about the Christian life as a race. And much like a coach inspiring his runners, today on A NEW BEGINNING we’ll be inspired to run with purpose and intent, so that we finish 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.
Mar 09, 2022
We Can Work it Out | Pleasing God
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To be a Christian, you don’t have to fill out a form in triplicate and have it notarized. You don’t have to cut your hair a certain way, or get a tattoo. There are no secret handshakes or confidential passwords. But how do we know if we’re really a Christian? That’s not an insignificant question. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us evaluate ourselves to see how our commitment matches the biblical requirement. It’s a part of his Happiness Series based in Philippians. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
We Can Work it Out | One on One
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Some people say “absence makes the heart grow fonder.” Others say “out of sight, out of mind.” The truth is, any relationship requires connection. What do we say about friends who’ve drifted completely out of our lives? “Oh, so-and-so is someone I used to know.” The same dynamic applies to our relationship with God. It’s a connection that needs to be maintained. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that connection is one of the keys to finding real happiness in 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 07, 2022
How to Reach Our Culture with the Gospel | Sunday Message
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These days, many people claim to be spiritual but not “religious.” In this Sunday episode, Pastor Greg Laurie shares why an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ is better than mere religion. Listen in! Notes As Christians, we have all been called to share the gospel. We live in a unique time in American history. The days of “cultural Christianity” are largely over. Epicureans believed in the pursuit of pleasure. Stoics believed that “God was in all things.” Effective communication begins with a burden. Sinners are not the enemy, sin is. Effective communication should be culturally relevant. Paul’s message arrested the interest of his listeners. Effective communication should build a bridge not burn one. We must preach a biblical message.  Our message must focus on Jesus, crucified and risen!   Paul trusted God for the results.   People reacted differently to Paul’s message:  Some mocked  Some delayed  Some believed  Effective communication is summed up by the acronym, S.H.A.R.E.  S: Be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit  H: Honor and respect others  A: Arouse the interest of the listener  R: Reveal sin  E: Explain the way of salvation  Scripture Referenced 2 Timothy 2:26 Isaiah 55:11  2 Timothy 3:15–17 --- 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, 2022
Classic Crusade: Hope for Hurting Hearts
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In this classic message given at a SoCal Harvest event, Pastor Greg Laurie offers hope from the Gospel of John. How can we have hope when we’re faced with disappointment and tragedy? We only find hope in a relationship with Jesus.  In John 14:1, Jesus said to His disciples, “Let not your heart be troubled.” Pastor Greg reminds us that these words remain true for us today. In Christ, we have the comfort and assurance that we will spend eternity in Heaven.  He says, “Only the person who has put their faith in Christ as Savior and Lord has the assurance they will go to Heaven.” Learn more about a personal relationship with Jesus Christ by going to KnowGod.org. “Hope for Hurting Hearts” was originally delivered on the night of August 8, 2010 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. Since 1990, more than 9.8 million people have participated in Harvest Crusades events in person or online around the United States. --- 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 05, 2022
Upside-Down Living | Where Happiness Is Found
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Celebrity marriages are twice as likely to end in divorce. The reason? Research shows the stars experience more pain and suffering than the rest of us. So you have people who are wealthy, famous, attractive, powerful – everything the world says is supposed to make one happy – and they’re miserable. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out why. When we look to the world’s prescription for happiness, we get just the opposite. We’ll instead look to God’s Word. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 04, 2022
Upside-Down Living | The Lord's Plan for Fulfillment
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The world tells us to “look out for number one.” “Every man for himself.” Or to quote Polonius in Hamlet, “Above all, to thine own self be true.” As a result, the world is full of lonely, unfulfilled souls looking for something they never seem to find. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the Lord’s plan for fulfillment. It doesn’t come from focusing on our own needs, it comes from focusing on what we can do for others. Good encouragement today to elevate our way of living. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
What Do You Live For? | To Die Is Gain
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Collectively, American’s are than 15 trillion dollars in debt. That’s trillion with a “T.” And what is credit, exactly? It’s borrowing tomorrow’s money to pay for today. It’s a stark picture of how our culture wants to live in the moment. But today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that mindset can get us in a world of trouble on the spiritual level. We’ll take a few moments to consider what we’re living for. And we’ll see where that leads us when it comes to 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 02, 2022
What Do You Live For? | Love and Discernment
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For some people, happiness is as elusive as a feather floating in a strong breeze. It’s in their sights, then escapes before they can lay hold. Is happiness just out of bounds for some people? Or are they looking in the wrong places? Pastor Greg Laurie is addressing those concerns in his current series here on A NEW BEGINNING simply called Happiness. We’re studying Paul’s counsel in Philippians. It’s some of the Bible’s strongest encouragement, even though the words were written while Paul was in chains. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
What Do You Live For? | True Satisfaction
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So many people post pictures of their food on social media. And admittedly, a lot of it looks really good. But have you noticed the food that’s to die for is also the food you can die from? Isn’t that true? And in the bigger picture, that’s the way sin is. Sin first says “live it up” . . . then says, “you’ll never live that down.” Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out where we can find real satisfaction in life. We go to the Author of Life Himself to find out what He recommends. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
How to Look Up When Things Look Down | Sunday Message
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During crises or setbacks, we don’t have to lose hope. In this Sunday episode, Pastor Greg Laurie gives us reason to trust God’s plan for our lives. Glean assurance from this timely message! Notes Have you ever been in a situation that looked utterly hopeless? Paul and Silas saw the hand of God in the darkest of places and praised Him. Sometimes God closes a door and opens another. The Lord directed Paul and Silas through a vision. The Lord opened Lydia’s heart. God is in control of a Christian’s life. A Christian can rejoice in the most difficult circumstances. The people reached by Paul and Silas in this chapter: Lydia – the designer The Slave Girl – the demon-possessed “snake” girl The Roman Jailer – a military man The Jailor asked, “What must I do to be saved?” Scripture Referenced Psalm 42:8 --- 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 27, 2022
Are Russia and Ukraine in Bible Prophecy?
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During these events in Ukraine, many people are asking whether this crisis has anything to do with Bible prophecy. Pastor Greg Laurie gives his answer: We’re all aware of what’s happening over in the Ukraine right now. They’re under attack from Russia, and people have asked the question, “Is there any significance to all of this prophetically?” Let me pull the camera back and say this: I believe we’re living in the last days. I believe Christ could come back at any moment. There are signs of the times the Bible tells us to be looking for. And in fact, Jesus likened it to labor pains in a woman who’s ready to give birth, the idea being the closer they get together, the closer you are to the birth. And as we see more signs—more things happening—they’re reminding us Christ is coming back again. Read more at harvest.org. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 26, 2022
Happiness: Where to Find It | Here and Now
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We all want to live lives with no trouble, no problems, no crises. But Jesus never promised us that. In fact, He warned us of the opposite. In this life, we will have tribulation. Can we live a life of joy and happiness even when surrounded by calamity and chaos? Pastor Greg Laurie says, yes we can. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, he takes us to Paul’s words on happiness written not while sitting at a cushy desk in a four-star resort – no, words written while under house arrest. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
Happiness: Where to Find It | Renewing Our Minds
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One of the classic kids’ books is called Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. How’s that for a title? Does the Lord ever have a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day? Wouldn’t think so. Can we say the same thing? How can we begin to let God’s thoughts permeate ours? That’s one of the things we’ll discuss today here on A NEW BEGINNING as Pastor Greg presents the first message in a series called Happiness, based on Paul’s words in Philippians. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
Happiness: Where to Find It | Genuine Relationship with God
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You can’t walk out your front door and say, “I’m gonna go find happiness.” You can’t get in your car and enter happiness as a destination in your GPS. No wonder so many people have a hard time finding it. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out happiness is a by-product, an after-effect. And today, we’ll see how happiness can be fleeting unless it’s the by-product of a genuine relationship with God. It’s a series called Happiness based in the book of Philippians. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
Can We Have Revival in Our Time? | It Starts With Us
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Ever been at a candle-lighting service where the candle lighter’s candle goes out before he can light any of the others. Hard to pass on the fire when you got no fire. Such is the case with some believers. They try to ignite someone else’s faith but their own fire has died down. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us make sure revival begins in our own hearts, and then gets passed along to create the kind of nationwide renewal that’s so desperately needed. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
Can We Have Revival in Our Time? | The Recipe for Revival
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Our world turns on “if/then” statements. If we stop at the stop sign, then we don’t get a ticket. If we push the power button, then the computer turns on. If we study the Bible, then we grow as believers. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, as we study the Bible, Pastor Greg Laurie points out one of the most important if/then statements given by God Himself. It’s the recipe for revival. And there’s no better time for revival here and around the world than right now. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
“How to Resolve Conflict” | Sunday Message
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The Bible calls us to invest in each other even though risks are associated with it. We need to be a bridge, not a barrier, to bring people to Christ. In this episode, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us the biblical path to conflict resolution. Listen in! Notes Christians may have conflict and disagreements. The Bible is an honest book. Some people bring joy wherever they go. Others bring joy whenever they go. We should never put a wall up where God has opened a door. We need to be a like bridge, not a barrier, to bring people to Christ. The gospel says, "Come to Christ, and He will clean up your life!" What do you need to do to be saved? 1. Recognize that you are a sinner. 2. Realize that Christ died for you. 3. Repent of your sin. Baptism is important but not necessary for salvation; it is a response to salvation. When you have a disagreement with someone: 1. Don’t talk about them; talk to them. 2. Forgive them. Forgiveness is good for you spiritually and for your health. 3. Reconcile Before you can forgive others, you need to be forgiven. Jesus says, "Come to Me, all you who are weighed down with sin.” God loves you! Scripture Referenced 1 Thessalonians 4:3 Matthew 18:15 Ephesians 4:26 2 Timothy 4:11 --- 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.
Feb 20, 2022
Classic Interview: Tackling “Big Life Issues” with Randy Alcorn
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In this episode, we revisit a conversation with Pastor Greg and Randy Alcorn—this time to tackle life’s big issues. They discuss what Heaven is like, address some misconceptions about the afterlife, and explore the importance of an eternal perspective on our problems. Randy says, “There are many things [God] hasn’t told us about Heaven. . . So we don’t have to know those. But what He has told us is powerful. Let us study and contemplate and know and look forward to what He has told us about Heaven.”  Enjoy this edifying discussion about the most important topics of life. Randy Alcorn is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 books, including Heaven. He is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching biblical truth and drawing attention to the needy and how to help them. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 19, 2022
Can We Have Revival in Our Time? | Spiritual Awakening
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The world always seems to be in a state of disequilibrium. The problems are too numerous to mention . . . and with 24-hour cable news, we’re all too aware anyway. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie says there is a treatment for what ails us. It’s not found in a pill or a protest or a political candidate. We’ll see we need to invite God onto the scene. And that starts right at our front door. We’ll see believers need to take the lead . . . we’ll found how 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 18, 2022
Marriage 101: Keeping the Fire Alive
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Some couples spend months preparing for their wedding day. It can be intense, frustrating and exhausting! And when that special day is finally behind them, sometimes they discover that the real challenges have “only just begun.” How can couples keep the fire alive and retain that love that brought them together in the first place? Some answers today on A NEW BEGINNING as Pastor Greg Laurie offers a message that gets us back to the basics of God’s plan: Marriage 101. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
Marriage 101: Holding On
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Recipes are comprised of the ingredients and the instructions. Most of us know from personal experience that things can go sideways in either area, right? But it’s something special when everything works. Marriage is like that. When you combine two people who want to seek God, you fold in mercy, season with grace, and marinate in agape love, you’ve got the start of something beautiful. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us find God’s recipe and follow the instructions. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
Marriage 101: Happily Even After
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Marriage is a union of two imperfect people . . . and often that’s the perfect recipe for conflict. How can couples learn to disagree agreeably? How can couples bring harmony to the home when each spouse is singing a different tune? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings a practical study of biblical marriage. Sometimes that relationship can be filled with questions, but the answers are easy to find. Let’s all pay attention for a new presentation called Marriage 101. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
How to Divorce-Proof Your Marriage: Reinforcing Relationships
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Why is God so concerned about adultery? Because when a husband and wife stand and make commitments to each other, they’re also making a commitment to God. And the Lord takes our vows, our promises, very seriously. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie explains how adultery unravels the very fabric of a marriage. But it doesn’t have to be end of the marriage. We’ll dig into God’s Word today in a message from Pastor Greg’s popular series, Home Sweet Home. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
Why Do Christians Have to Suffer? | Sunday Message
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If you’re suffering today as a Christian, you’re not alone. But here’s the good news: God uses suffering to reinforce some big truths. In this Sunday episode, Pastor Greg Laurie reveals the profound reasons God allows His people to experience trials. Listen in! Notes The Christian life is about persevering. Job said, "We're all adrift in the same boat: too few days, too many troubles.” There is a loving God who, despite the worst tragedy, can bring good out of bad. Christians are not exempt from suffering. 1. Suffering and adversity keep us humble. “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” —C. S. Lewis 2. Adversity teaches us eternal truths we would otherwise not learn. Trials are like God's gym: to break us down and to build us up. God will teach us lessons in those valleys we would never learn on mountaintops. “Pain removes the veil; it plants the flag of truth within the fortress of a rebel soul.” —C. S. Lewis 3. We have a new compassion for others in pain. Success builds walls; failure builds bridges. There are two forms of satanic attacks when you set out to serve the Lord: 1. Outward attack 2. Pride On Heaven: 1. The 1st Heaven: the sky, clouds, atmosphere surrounding Earth 2. The 2nd Heaven: outer space, the sun, moon, galaxies, stars 3. The 3rd Heaven: the dwelling place of God and future destination of believers “Paradise” indicates the “future life.” Jesus told the thief on the cross, “Today you will be with Me in paradise.” In Revelation 2, "Paradise" can be translated “the royal garden of a king.” Heaven is a place of sight and sound. Heaven is a place of feasting, fellowship, friends, and family. Heaven is a place of fun. Paul and Barnabas encouraged the believers to "continue in the faith." We need to “continue in the faith.” You don’t go to Heaven to find Christ; you go to Christ to find Heaven. Scripture Referenced Romans 5:3 John 11:4–7 Proverbs 30:7–9 2 Corinthians 1:4-5 --- 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.
Feb 13, 2022
Classic Message: God’s Cure for Heart Trouble
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In this special crusade message from the archives, Pastor Greg Laurie speaks on our need to hope in Christ and His Word. Pastor Greg ends his message with a clear presentation of the gospel, saying, “The most important journey you’ll ever take is the one into eternity.” Do you know where you’re going when you die? Listen in for an explanation of what the Bible says about Heaven—and how to get there. This message was originally preached in 2012 at the Harvest Crusade held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. 61,000 people attended this crusade over two days, with some 5,900 making professions of faith. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 12, 2022
How to Divorce-Proof Your Marriage: Together in Love
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One writer said, “Marriage isn’t 50-50. Divorce is. Marriage isn’t dividing everything in half, it’s giving everything you’ve got.” Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see how to divorce-proof our marriages. When our culture tries to unravel the family – the very fabric of society – we need to work hard at knitting ourselves together in the love of God. This message is part of a popular teaching series from Pastor Greg ... a series called Home Sweet Home. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
God’s Plan for the Family: Power in Prayer
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Christian parents invest a lot of themselves in training up their children in the ways of the faith. It’s their most important job . . . and they take it very seriously. But when a child exercises his own free will and declares his independence, it can leave mom and dad heartsick. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie offers reassurance from his family series, Home Sweet Home. From Ephesians 6, Pastor Greg brings his message called “God’s Plan for the 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.
Feb 10, 2022
God’s Plan for the Family: Biblical Parenting
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The years of influence we have over our children are precious, and they’re few. We need to lead them in the ways of the Lord. Frederick Douglas said, “It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us chart a course for practical, biblical parenting. We’ll explore the Lord’s counsel to parents on how to rear our children in the fear and admonition of the Lord. And for a copy of this study, go 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.
Feb 09, 2022
How to Get a New Husband: Spiritual Leaders
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No one knows an invention better than the inventor himself. No one ever heard Alexander Graham Bell say, “Excuse me, would someone show me how to work this phone?” When God created the family, He had in mind how the family works best. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us explore God’s plan for families as he continues his series, Home Sweet Home. We’ll discover more harmony in the home when we live in harmony with God’s will. Let’s get started. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
How to Get a New Husband: Finding Harmony in the Home
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Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps husbands and wives, in particular, be the people God created them to be. It’s good counsel from God’s Word on how men and women can work together to enjoy more harmony in the home. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised | Sunday Message (with Jonathan Laurie)
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The early Church was ground zero for the very first “Jesus revolution.” But it wasn’t easy to cause mass revival: it took some bold leaders to proclaim the Good News. In this Sunday morning message,, Pastor Jonathan Laurie, Greg Laurie’s son, shares how the early Church turned its world upside down. Listen in! Notes Luke is the only Gentile to have written a book included in our Bibles. We are the Church, not this stage, not this platform or these walls or this screen. You are the Church!  Barnabas: The Son of Encouragement. Simeon: The man who helped Jesus carry the cross. Lucius of Cyrene: A founder of the Christian Church in Antioch. Manaen: Was brought up with Herod the Tetrarch. The church is diverse, multicultural, multiethnic, multigenerational, and unified through believing that Jesus is Savior and Jesus is Lord. Christianity isn’t about bad people becoming good people, it’s about dead people coming to life.   “But Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him . . .” —Acts 13:9 “The gospel is like a caged lion. It does not need to be defended; it just needs to be let out of its cage.” —C. H. Spurgeon  You can be made free from all your sin. Scripture Referenced Acts 5:28 --- 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, 2022
From the Archives: Greg Laurie and Chuck Smith on the Harvest Crusades
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In this classic interview, Greg Laurie sits down with his mentor, the late Pastor Chuck Smith, to discuss the origins of the Harvest Crusade and share stories of God’s faithfulness.  Encouraged by Pastor Chuck, Greg Laurie held the very first “Summer Harvest” in 1990 at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, California. Since then, more than 9.8 million people have participated in Harvest Crusade events in person or online around the United States. Pastor Chuck Smith, who went to be with the Lord in 2013, was the founder of Calvary Chapel and speaker of the radio broadcast, The Word for Today. --- Learn more about 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 05, 2022
4 Words that Can Change Your Marriage: Loving Selflessly
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Marriage is not a successful arena for a “me first” mentality. Marriage works best when spouses are givers. Newswoman Diane Sawyer said, “A good marriage is a contest of generosity.” And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see how that plays out in real life. It’s a look at the Bible’s prescription for loving selflessness in marriage – a plan crafted by the Creator of marriage. And you can invite your spouse to listen at harvest.org. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 04, 2022
4 Words that Can Change Your Marriage: Loving Unconditionally
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Nike made a lot of money telling us all to “Just Do It.” Well, the shoes may have helped, but it still takes a lot of work to get out there and run the race or play the game. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us good counsel. It’s simple, and yet it’s a challenge at the same time. But we’ll learn to unleash the power of four words that can change our marriages and our homes. Are you ready? And for a copy of this insight, go on-line 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.
Feb 03, 2022
Home Sweet Home: Marital Harmony
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Certain things can upset marital equilibrium. The thermostat is too hot...or too cold, the toilet paper roll was replaced incorrectly, or not replaced at all, the TV remote control is missing again, the car was parked without enough gas to make it back to the gas station. Those things never happen to you? You must be single! Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie continues his Christian family series with 5 biblical principles toward a successful marriage . View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
Home Sweet Home: Leaving and Cleaving
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Some young couples spend a small fortune on their wedding, planning it down to the most minute detail. And the event is over in a few hours. Then, quite often, they don’t invest the same amount of care and attention in the marriage that they promised would last a lifetime. But it’s never too late to take corrective action. Whether you’ve been married 50 minutes, or 50 years, Pastor Greg Laurie has some important insight to strengthen your relationship. Glad you’re along today for 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.
Feb 01, 2022
Home Sweet Home: God's Plan for Family
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Scour the TV listings from front to back and you’ll have a hard time finding a series that extols the virtues of traditional families. Long gone are the Father Knows Best kinds of TV shows. Yet the influence of media on the home is at an all-time high! Art doesn’t imitate life, it dictates trends, pushes an agenda. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us get back to God’s plan for the home . . . a plan for the family that He designed when He designed the 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 31, 2022
Angels and Demons | Sunday Message
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Although we do not see it, the supernatural world is real, and spiritual battles happen all around us. In this Sunday morning message, Pastor Greg Laurie gives you biblical insight into the world of angels and demons—and your place in the most important battles. Listen in for a riveting message from Revelation 12.  Notes “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see!” —2 Kings 6:17 Angels are actively involved in the life of the Christian. Acts begins with two angels after Jesus ascended.  It would appear angels are eternal and never die. Angels have a special work and ministry in the life of the Christian. 1. Angels sometimes deliver us from difficult situations.  Angels played a major role in getting Peter out of prison again in Acts 12. 2. Angels sometimes stop us and other times they prompt us. Angels are everywhere in the Bible doing the work of God. The metaverse is not real but the supernatural world is!  Demons are fallen angels.  3. The Devil. Lucifer came from Heaven. Satan was once a high-ranking angel. Lucifer was not satisfied with worshiping God; he wanted to be worshiped himself. Though Satan lost his once exalted position, he still has access to Heaven. If Satan can’t enter in the front, he’ll try to get in the back door. If that doesn’t work, he’ll try to come through the roof or tunnel up under the floor. 4. Satan is not alone, he has a well-organized network of demon powers doing his bidding. 5. The purpose of demons seems to be twofold: They seek to hinder the purposes of God and to extend the power of Satan. 6. Satan knows his days are numbered. 7. Satan does not want you to know that he attacks with accusation.  It’s not the bait that constitutes sin; it’s the bite!  8. They overcome the devil by the blood of the Lamb.  Our access to God is the result of what Jesus has done for us. At the cross of Calvary, Jesus dealt the decisive blow against Satan and his forces. It is through the blood of the Lamb, I can even approach God and find the help I need. 9. They overcame by the word of their testimony. 10. They did not love their lives to the death. You can be forgiven of your sin!  Satan says “tomorrow” while the Holy Spirit says “Today is the day of salvation.” Angels rejoice when a sinner comes to repentance! Scripture Referenced Acts 1:11 Luke 24:4 Luke 20:36 Hebrews 1:14 Psalm 34:7 Hebrews 13:2 Revelation 22:8 Matthew 12:24 Hebrews 10:19–20 Colossians 2:14 Ephesians 2:13 --- 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 30, 2022
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."  --- 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 29, 2022
How to Fight the Spiritual Battle: Spiritual Armor
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Some professions have specialty clothing . . . and it saves lives. Firefighters have “turnout pants and jackets” to protect against heat. Police officers wear kevlar vests. Soldiers have vests and 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.
Jan 28, 2022
How to Fight the Spiritual Battle: Opposition From the Enemy
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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, whether we realize it or not . . . and how we’re all combatants in the fight. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
The World Changer at the End of the World: Filled with The Spirit
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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, 2022
The World Changer at the End of the World: The Race of Life
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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 halfway 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, 2022
The World Changer at the End of the World: 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. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 24, 2022
How to Be an Encourager | Sunday Message
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Everybody needs someone to encourage them in their walk of faith. In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie notes the world-changing impact of one man who was known as the “son of encouragement.” Glean good news in this latest message from the book of Acts. Notes “The right word at the right time is like precious gold set in silver.” —Proverbs 25:11 75% of what we worry about never happens, but God will be with us when the other 15% happens. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” —Philippians 4:13 There is a place for criticism and correction. 1. An encourager sees the potential in others and cheers them on. Barnabas took Saul under his wing and true to his name, encouraged him! Do you know a Barnabas? Are you a Barnabas? Paul could not get the church to embrace him. New believers need Christians who will model for them what it is to follow Jesus. If we had more Barnabases, we would have more Pauls. Our calling is to lead others to Christ and then disciple them. The more I give, the more He gives to me. Have you ever led anyone to Jesus Christ? Have you discipled anyone? Everybody needs a Barnabas in their life at one time or another. When people are suffering, they don’t always need a prayer; they need an encourager. We are able to encourage others as we ourselves have suffered. 2. If you want to be an encourager, help other Christians to grow in their faith. “He encouraged the believers to stay true to the Lord.” He will forgive you of all of your sin! Scripture Referenced 1 Thessalonians 5:11 2 Corinthians 12:8–9 Psalm 38:15 Proverbs 27:6 Matthew 28:19–20 James 5:19 — 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.
Jan 23, 2022
Classic Message: Harvest Crusade 1990
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In this podcast, we’re taking you back in time over three decades to the very first Harvest Crusade with Pastor Greg Laurie. At the time called, “Summer Harvest” and held at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, California, this event features a powerful gospel presentation from Pastor Greg.  Many things have changed over the years, but one thing never changes: the life-changing gospel message. Listen in as Pastor Greg speaks on the excuses that keep us from following Jesus Christ.  Since 1990, more than 9.8 million people have participated in Harvest Crusades events in person or online around the United States. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 22, 2022
The World Changer at the End of the World: Pleasing God
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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 its 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, 2022
Hope for Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones: In His Hands
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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 a 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 20, 2022
Hope for Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones: God's Message to Us
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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 19, 2022
Hope for Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones: Crying Out to God
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Today, a message called Hope for Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones. It’s a study that has resonated with so many of our listeners. They voted it one of this past year’s most requested messages. Get a permanent copy of this encouragement for yourself by going to harvest.org. Here’s Pastor Greg now to begin. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
Time to Take Out the Trash: Where Our Focus Should Be
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Driving instructors often tell their students to look ahead on the road – don’t focus on the mailbox coming up on the right, or the approaching car on the left. If you focus on those dangers, you tend to steer that direction. On a spiritual level, we find similar advice in the Lord’s Sermon on the Mount. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie highlights this time-tested counsel Jesus gives us about the worries and cares that keep us from focusing where we should: on Him. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 17, 2022
“What Happens When Christians Pray Together” | Sunday Message
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There is power in united prayer when it is offered to God with passion and persistence. In this Sunday morning message, Pastor Greg Laurie relates the ways that prayer can change lives in his newest message, “What Happens When Christians Pray Together.” Give a listen! Notes There is a right and a wrong way to pray. Prayer can dramatically change situations, people, and even the course of nature. God allows hardship, challenge, need, and even tragedy so He can reveal Himself. When we pray, we are acknowledging our weakness and need for God’s help. Who was the strongest man to have ever lived? Jesus! And He prayed—so we should, too! God does not want us as believers to isolate but, rather, infiltrate culture. Satan hates evangelism. “But constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church.” —Acts 12:5 1. The prayer that has power is the one that is offered to God. The key is to get our will into an alignment with God’s will. We can know the will of God by careful study of Scripture. Nothing lies outside the reach of prayer except that which lies outside the will of God. 2. They prayed with passion and persistence. Sometimes God says “Go.” Sometimes God says “Slow.” Sometimes God says “Grow.” 3. They prayed together! There is power in united prayer! “Prayer is striking the winning blow; service is gathering up the results.” —Psalm 4:8 4. They prayed doubtingly. We enter into eternity! We decide in this life where we will spend the afterlife. Scripture Referenced Matthew 15:8 1 John 5:14 Psalm 127:2 --- 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.
Jan 16, 2022
Encore Interview | If God Is Good: A Conversation with Randy Alcorn
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In this classic interview, Pastor Greg Laurie discusses suffering, evil, and the goodness of God with Randy Alcorn, best-selling author of If God Is Good: Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil. There are two types of people in the world: Those who are going through a crisis and those who will go through a crisis. So before crisis hits, how should we prepare, and how do we deal with difficult questions we grapple with in our suffering? Randy Alcorn says about God, “He doesn’t mind our questions. We should bring them to Him. He has answers. But He doesn’t always have the answers that we want that are direct and exact. He gives us principles and basically reveals Himself and His character and calls upon us to trust Him.” Gain spiritual perspective from this compelling conversation! --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 15, 2022
Time to Take Out the Trash: Leaving Our Burdens with The Lord
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The Lord tells us to cast all our cares upon Him, for He cares for us. It’s like we’ve come out of a department store with bags full of merchandise, and it’s hard to navigate our way through the parking lot. We drop this bag, then we drop that bag. We might even hear the sound of broken glass. The Lord shows up with a cart and says, I’ll take ‘em from here. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how we can leave our burdens with the Lord. He’ll know what to do with them. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 14, 2022
Let’s Talk About Heaven: Our Eternal Home
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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 built into a nearby ATM. Maybe a webcam on the top of a building or someone’s video doorbell. What about our friends and loved ones in heaven? Are they watching what’s going on here on earth? Pastor Greg Laurie addresses 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. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
Let's Talk About Heaven: Overwhelming Joy
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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. It’s one of our most requested messages. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
Let’s Talk About Heaven: New and Improved
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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 and taste it and . . . 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. This message is one of those our listeners requested the most this past year. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2022
Let’s Talk About Heaven: Keep Your Mind on Things Above
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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. Listen on harvest.org. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 10, 2022
Never Say Never | Sunday Message
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Our love for God and for others should motivate us to take the gospel everywhere. In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us how to put away prejudices and share the Good News widely in his message, “Never Say Never.”  Listen in for the latest message from the book of Acts! Notes Our marching orders are clear: “Go into all the world and preach the gospel, making disciples of all nations.” God can and will be found by the true seeker.  This was not about food but people, people that God happened to love. It’s time to stop dividing and start uniting. We too can be hard and angry toward people who have hurt us in life. Take the gospel message to the people who have mistreated you.  “Everything in life is preparation for something else.” —Pastor Chuck Smith  Because a man overcame his personal prejudice, revival came. Can you overcome yours?  Maybe certain things have happened to you that mystify you … remember, God is in control and the “steps of a righteous man are ordered by the Lord.”  Never say never! Never be afraid to commit an unknown future to a known God. Before Jesus prayed “if it is possible, let this cup pass from me,” He said, “Abba Father, all things are possible for You” (Mark 14:36). We are not childish but childlike; open to and dependent on God without embarrassment. No life is an unfinished life. Even if it’s a short life, if it’s lived for God’s glory, it’s still a success. Not my will, but Yours be done! If we believe in the providence of God, we know that the Lord is in control of all things. If we are a true Christian, we do not have the liberty of saying, “never, Lord!” Who is God calling you to reach out to right now? God has prepared you to bring the gospel to other people. Jesus Christ died on the cross for you! Scripture Referenced Jeremiah 29:13 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 09, 2022
Encore Interview | Faith and Filmmaking: An Conversation with Mel Gibson
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In this popular podcast episode, we revisit an interview in which Pastor 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.
Jan 08, 2022
Let's Talk About Heaven: Heaven’s Itinerary
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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. It’s one of the most requested messages of this 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 07, 2022
Let’s Talk About Heaven: The Hope of A Christian
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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.
Jan 06, 2022
Angels and Demons: Keeping Your Guard Up
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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’re under the protection of The Cross Listen on harvest.org. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 05, 2022
Angels and Demons: The Truth About Angelic Beings
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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 directly from God’s Word, in one of the most requested messages of the past year. Part of our “top ten.” Listen on harvest.org. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 04, 2022
God’s Plan for Sex & Marriage: Selflessness
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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. And 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. Listen at harvest.org. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 03, 2022
When Jesus Calls | Sunday Message (Special Guest Jonathan Laurie)
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When the Lord calls us to follow Him, we have a choice to make. How will we respond? In this special message from Greg Laurie’s son, Pastor Jonathan Laurie explains that saying yes to Christ’s call is the best decision we could ever make.  Listen in and discover the secret to Christian living in 2022! Notes 1. Ordinary and Obedient. God uses ordinary everyday people! 2. Supernatural and Blessed. Scripture Referenced Matthew 10:39 Matthew 18:3 2 Chronicles 16:9 --- 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.
Jan 02, 2022
God’s Plan for Sex & Marriage: Boundaries
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Time is running out to make an end-of-year gift to Harvest Ministries. We believe that God is going to do amazing work in 2022, and your support helps that happen! Give now at harvest.org/support. 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 dares.” 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. And for a copy, go to harvest.org. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 31, 2021
God’s Plan for Sex & Marriage: Honorable Relationships
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Time is running out to make an end-of-year gift to Harvest Ministries. We believe that God is going to do amazing work in 2022, and your support helps that happen! Give now at harvest.org/support. Imagine giving a nice, thoughtful birthday present to 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 of the sanctity of marriage from one of the most requested studies of this past year. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2021
Why Does God Allow Temptation in the Life of the Believer?: Power in Christ
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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?” --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2021
Why Does God Allow Temptation in the Life of the Believer?: Being Honest With Ourselves
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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. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2021
Why Does God Allow Temptation in the Life of the Believer?: Standing Your Ground
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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, in one of the year’s messages requested the most by our listeners, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us learn how to stand our ground and resist the temptations that seem to surround us constantly. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2021
The Case for Heaven | Special Guest Lee Strobel
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On this last Sunday of 2021, it’s so important to think upon what matters most: not this life alone, but the afterlife. And we’re so excited to have our friend, bestselling author and speaker Lee Strobel, give a message on the topic of Heaven titled, “The Case for Heaven.” If you’ve ever heard Lee speak before, you know that he always offers outstanding arguments for the claims of Scripture. This message is no different. Listen in and be encouraged! --- This year-end, support the work of evangelism through Harvest Ministries by going to 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.
Dec 26, 2021
Why God Sent a Savior | A Christmas Day Devotion
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Merry Christmas!  Today, we’re featuring today’s daily devotion from Pastor Greg Laurie for Saturday, December 25, 2021. We hope you have a blessed Christmas Day with friends and family.  --- I heard about a couple that was going out of town for the Christmas weekend. They packed their luggage, dropped off the dog at a friend’s house, and then loaded up their SUV. They pulled out of the driveway and were driving down the street when the woman suddenly turned to her husband and said, “We forgot the baby!” They had to go back and collect their child, whom they had left in the house. That’s what Christmas is like for many people. How easy it is to miss the whole point. We trim our trees, hang our lights, and attend endless events, but we forget about the Baby. Did Jesus come to this earth so that we could shop and spend too much money on Christmas presents? Of course not. He actually came with the express purpose of dying on a cross for our sins. He said that He came “to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45 NLT). Continue reading the full devotion here: https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/why-god-sent-a-savior/  View Pastor Greg’s Christmas card here: https://harvest.org/resources/gregs-blog/post/merry-christmas-from-our-family-to-yours/  --- This year-end, support the work of evangelism through Harvest Ministries by going to 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.
Dec 25, 2021
Mary, Did You Know?
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At Christmastime, we celebrate the babe in the manger. And for many people, even unbelievers, a baby is a comforting, sentimental image they’re comfortable with. But Jesus came with a mission. His mission was to give His life, so that we might live. He came to save sinners from their sin. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us reset our perspective on our celebration of Christ’s birth. We’ll see He wants to have a close, personal relationship with each of 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.
Dec 24, 2021
A Hopeful Christmas: Our Hearts’ Desire
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Several decades ago, most homes had a TV that could receive maybe a half-dozen channels. That was it. In March of this year, the FCC said there are currently 1,758 channels in the U.S. And many of us still flip around and complain there’s “nothing on.” Could it be that we’re looking in the wrong places to satisfy an internal desire? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see what our hearts are really longing for. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 23, 2021
Don’t Be Afraid: Joy in Christ
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If you ask retailers, the message of Christmas is shop, shop, shop. If you ask credit card companies, the message of Christmas is charge, charge, charge. If you ask a student of the Bible, the message of Christmas is “God is with us.” Jesus came not only to be born in a manger but to give His life on a cross for our sins. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie focuses on that message that changes lives and saves lives. It’s “good news of great joy.” --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 22, 2021
Don’t Be Afraid: Prince of Peace
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Faith and fear are mutually exclusive. We can’t be faithful and fearful at the same time. But here during this week when we celebrate a significant event within our faith, we also face some of the most trying times of our year. If it’s not busyness, it’s finances. If it’s not the pandemic, it’s the inevitable challenges of family gatherings. But today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out our focus should be on the One whose birthday we celebrate. And that brings 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.
Dec 21, 2021
How Eternity Brings Focus to What Really Matters: Eternal Perspective
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Have you noticed how happiness and kids seem to go together? They play, they jump, they skip, they frolic. When was the last time you frolicked? We grow up, get some education, and happiness gets left behind. Author Ernest Hemingway said, “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us we’ll find real joy by seeking God and keeping an eternal perspective. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2021
What’s in a Name? | Christmas Message
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In this special Christmas episode, Pastor Greg Laurie teaches on the meaning of Jesus Christ's name and why it gives us hope! Notes At the name of Jesus Christ, every knee will bow! Isaiah 9:6 The Christmas story is about more than a birth but also a gift. 1. Jesus’ name is wonderful (this takes care of the dullness of life). Only God is awesome! 2. Jesus’ name is Counselor (this takes care of the decisions of life). 3. Jesus’ name is Mighty God (this takes care of the demands of life). Jesus Christ is Mighty God. 4. Jesus’ name is Everlasting Father (this takes care of the future of life). 5. Jesus’ name is Prince of Peace (this takes care of the disturbances of life). The incarnation was for the atonement; the birth of Jesus was so there would be the death of Jesus. Red is the color of Christmas because Jesus’ blood flowed from that cross for us. God offers a gift to you: Eternal life through Jesus Christ. Have you received the gift of Christmas yet? --- This year-end, support the work of evangelism through Harvest Ministries by going to 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.
Dec 19, 2021
The Hope of the Christmas Story: An Interview with Shannon Bream
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In this special interview with Fox News host Shannon Bream, Pastor Greg Laurie hears about her start in broadcasting, the health trials she has endured, and her faith in Jesus Christ. You’ll be encouraged as Shannon also shares about the hope of the Christmas season.  Among other topics, they explore: Significant interviews How God brought Shannon through a season of pain Shannon’s new book, The Women of the Bible Speak How do you encourage people enduring pain during the Christmas season? Watch the full interview here.  --- This year-end, support the work of evangelism through Harvest Ministries by going to 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.
Dec 18, 2021
How Eternity Brings Focus to What Really Matters: Living with Purpose
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All cars are equipped with rear-view mirrors and side-view mirrors. But the safest way to drive is obviously looking out the windshield. It’s best to look ahead at what’s coming. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie says we should take the same approach to life. We should look ahead to see what’s coming. And today we’ll do just that as we look at eternal life to help us properly focus on how to live this life. A good many of your questions about heaven will be answered. We’ll learn to look 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.
Dec 17, 2021
Loving God: Getting Back Where You Belong
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Sometimes we all NEED a new beginning, don’t we? When our spiritual lives have meandered and we’re not as close to the Lord as we used to be, it’s okay to make an adjustment. God allows U-turns. It’s legal in every state! Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how we may have come to this point, and how we can get beyond – way beyond. And you want to invite someone else to hear today’s study, just direct them to our website. They can listen for free at harvest.org. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 16, 2021
Loving God: The First and Great Commandment
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Sometimes it’s easiest to see our human idiosyncracies in other people. Take a toddler, for instance. The little one may be despairing over the toy...or the cookie...he can’t have – until daddy walks through the door, home from work. Suddenly, his focus changes and his little world is all about dad. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out, when our love and focus is on our Heavenly Father, we won’t despair for the things of this world. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2021
The Highway to Heaven: Finding True Happiness
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Ever heard the term “retail therapy.” So many of us, if we need a pick-me-up, a little fun and enjoyment, we go shopping! And, boy, do we go shopping at this time of the year! We all should all be ecstatic! When people get to the end of the temporary happiness they find in the things they buy, they often wonder, is that all there is? They wonder if there’s more to life. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie says, YES THERE IS, and he explains where we can find it! View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 14, 2021
What I Would Tell My Younger Self: The Importance of Discipleship
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Whether you’re an electrician or a chef, an auto mechanic or a roofer, chances are you served some sort of apprenticeship. You learned the trade from someone with a few years under his or her tool belt. Well the Lord has a similar plan for how believers can pass knowledge from older to younger. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie shares the kinds of precepts that we should be passing on. If you missed the first 14 precepts in this thoughtful message, get a replay at harvest.org. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 13, 2021
How to Have a Joyful Christmas | Sunday Message
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Have you experienced the joy of Christmas? In today’s episode, Pastor Greg Laurie shares how the jubilance of the Advent season transcends even the toughest circumstances. Listen in for a new message from Luke 2. Notes The joy of Christmas is not in what’s opened Christmas day. Joy does not come from what is under the tree but from who died on the tree! The Lord needed Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem to fulfill Micah 5:2. History is His story. Jesus wasn’t a mere man or just one of the prophets. Jesus was God in human flesh! Christmas is not a rags-to-riches story, but rather a riches-to-rags story. When Jesus arrived, almost everyone missed it.  1. The highest message came initially to the lowest of people. 2. The message of the first Christmas was a message of joy!  Great joy which shall be to all people! At the cross, Christ defeated sin. At the resurrection, Jesus defeated death. 3. Fear robs us of the joy of Christmas. “Do not be afraid, the Messiah has come!” The message of Christmas is fear not and have joy! The condition of joy is to let go of fear. Joy and happiness are something you choose, not wait to feel. “Rejoice in the Lord, always. Again, I will say, rejoice!” —Philippians 4:4 Joy is a powerful magnet the Christian has because the nonbeliever has nothing like it. 4. We can have joy this Christmas because we have a Savior: Christ the Lord. Jesus is not just your Savior; Jesus is also your Lord! Scripture Referenced Micah 5:2 Luke 5:32 Philippians 4:4 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 12, 2021
From the Archives | Christmas at the Graham House: An Interview with Franklin Graham
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In a special episode, we revisit a conversation between Pastor 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/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.
Dec 11, 2021
What I Would Tell My Younger Self: Embracing God's Word
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There’s a certain wisdom that comes from growing older . . . from learning some of the lessons of life. There’s even more wisdom that comes when we embrace God’s Word as our pattern for living. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie looks to the Bible for practical principles we can put to use. If you missed some of the principles he’s already covered, we invite you to catch up by listening to the previous two programs online at harvest.org. There’s good insight coming your way worth taking some notes. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 10, 2021
What I Would Tell My Younger Self: Worry Less, Pray More
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No one ever teaches us how to worry. Our parents don’t sit us down and say, “Okay, kids, I want you to put your head in your hands, look really discouraged, and stress out on something you can’t change.” No, we pretty much picked it up on our own. Well today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us lay down that which we’ve picked up. He’ll offer up some practical precepts in a message called What I Would Tell My Younger Self. Insight for everyone, particularly young people. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2021
What I Would Tell My Younger Self: From Pain to Gain
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Have you noticed how our perspective changes in life? Some of us hated certain vegetables when we were kids. And now? Well, we may still hate those vegetables but that’s not the point! The point is our perspective changes. Right? We eat vegetables ‘cause they’re good for us. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us realize that a changing perspective is good evidence that we’re maturing. And today we’ll see how we can embrace and enhance that maturing process. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2021
The Writing Is on the Wall: Filled with Regret?
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“If I had only known.” It’s a sentence filled with regret. “If I had only known that would be the last time I’d see my mom.” “If I’d only known the house wasn’t safe to live in . . . or, the water wasn’t safe to drink, or the car wasn’t safe to drive.” Many may have a similar regret when they one day stand before the Lord. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us face to face with the regret that enveloped a certain Old Testament king. It serves as a strong warning to all of 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.
Dec 07, 2021
The Writing Is on the Wall: Steadfast and Immovable
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Be steadfast and immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord. That was an exhortation from the Apostle Paul in First Corinthians. We DO the work of the Lord, and we’re to BE steadfast and immovable. When the winds of change blow through our culture, we’re to be solid as a rock. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how to do that as we consider a man who showed us how NOT to do that. We’re considering an epic failure in the Old Testament. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2021
With God, Nothing Is Impossible | Sunday Message
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Sometimes it is easy to forget that the people God chose as Jesus’ parents were young and, in many ways, unprepared. Yet Mary and Joseph trusted in God’s plan and were faithful.  Starting off our Christmas series, Pastor Greg Laurie shows how God fulfills His promises through the obedience of regular people. Listen in for a message from Luke 1 and Matthew titled, “With God, Nothing Is Impossible.” Notes The word for power comes from the root word “dynamite.” Mary saw Jesus enter the world as her son and leave as her Savior. Mary was living in Nazareth. 1. Mary lived a Godly life in an ungodly place. Nazareth could be described as sin city. Mary models for us that it is possible to live a holy life in an unholy place. “Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young.” Mary was a nobody in a nothing town in the middle of nowhere. God uses “nobodies” to tell everybody about somebody. The Lord hand-picked Mary to fulfill this prophecy. Troubled means “disturbed,” “confused,” or “failure to function.” 2. Mary was surprised that God had selected her and not someone else. Gabriel the Archangel tells Mary what the name of her child, the Messiah, was to be. Mary was willing to do whatever God wants! 3. Mary obeyed and magnified God. Mary wonders how she, being a virgin, will conceive and Gabriel says, “For with God nothing will be impossible.” —Luke 1:37 For with God nothing will be impossible! Joseph is an unsung hero of the Christmas story. 4. God chose Joseph just as surely as He chose Mary, to be a stepfather, a father figure for Jesus on Earth! Joseph was doubtful about the supernatural conception. The angel of the Lord came to Joseph, too! If there were no virgin birth, there would be no sinless Christ. If there is no sinless Christ, there would be no atonement. 1. Jesus came to die and give His life as a ransom for many. “For even the Son of man came not to be served, but to serve others, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” —Mark 10:45 2. Jesus was born in Bethlehem to bring life in all of its fullness. 3. Christ was born in a manger so that we could be born again! God has given us the ultimate gift. For with God nothing will be impossible! Scripture Referenced 1 Timothy 4:12 Isaiah 7:14 John 10:10 --- 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.
Dec 05, 2021
How ‘The Chosen’ Series Makes Ministry Impact (with Greg and Cathe Laurie)
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In this special promo episode, Pastor Greg Laurie joins his wife, Cathe Laurie, to discuss the Christmas season and to share the unique ministry Harvest provides through Harvest at Home, our online church community. They also review the powerful series, The Chosen, and explain why it’s an amazing tool for evangelism.  Listen tomorrow for the first message in Pastor Greg’s Christmas series, “With God, Nothing Is Impossible.” Hear it on this podcast or join us at harvest.org/live! You can request The Chosen, season one, when you make a gift of any size to Harvest Ministries this month. Your donations help support this podcast and other outreach efforts. Just go to 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.
Dec 04, 2021
The Refreshing Power of the Word of God: The Owner’s Manual to Life
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According to one survey, only 5% of people read owners’ manuals. Maybe that’s why one lady called Kitchen Aid to ask which was the best spin cycle in her clothes washer for drying her lettuce. And then wanted to know why her clothes were turning green. Well, we have an owner’s manual for life – the Bible. But so many leave it on the shelf. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us recognize the Bible for what it is – it’s a book that gives the prescription for 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.
Dec 03, 2021
The Refreshing Power of the Word of God: Spiritual Nourishment
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Ever been so hungry you felt weak? Not just hunger pangs, not just in a “hangry” mood. You actually felt sluggish and powerless. Food is at the top of your mind. Well, we can start to feel weak spiritually . . . but so many times our spiritual food ISN’T at the top of our minds. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out just what God’s Word does for the weary traveler on the road of life. We’ll see it gives us actual power for living. And we shouldn’t deprive ourselves. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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, 2021
The Refreshing Power of Sharing Your Faith: Reignite
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When people hear what Jesus has done for us, they’ll see what Jesus can do for them. That’s the essence of sharing the Gospel. But what HAS Jesus done for us? If we’ve lost sight of how our life has changed, it may be time to for some soul searching before we go out soul winning. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us reignite the passion in our hearts, and ignite our afterburners in our efforts to share Christ with those who need to meet Him. Today’s study is from the series called Refresh. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 01, 2021
The Refreshing Power of Sharing Your Faith: Evangelizing Jesus Style
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This Giving Tuesday, transform lives and support evangelism in your world through Harvest Ministries. Just click here or go to harvest.org/support. Imagine coming upon a burning car with someone trapped inside. And you help them get free. Or imagine seeing a toddler heading toward a busy street just as momma turns her head. And you scoop him up just in the nick of time. It’s a good day when you save someone from peril! Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out we save someone from eternal peril when we help them come to Christ. And when that happens, it’s a very good day! Practical help today with evangelism. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This 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 30, 2021
The Refreshing Power of Sharing Your Faith: Fishers of Men
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When you think back on your spiritual journey and how it was that you came to Christ, most likely there was at least one human being involved in the process. Aren’t you thankful for that person? Well, we each have the opportunity to be “that person” for someone else. It’s God’s plan for disseminating the Good News. And today on A New Beginning, as part of his series called Refresh, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how refreshing it is when we follow through with our evangelism privilege and responsibility. Kickstart Giving Tuesday with a gift to transform lives! Just go to harvest.org/support. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 29, 2021
Overcoming Your Greatest Fear | With Special Guest Lee Strobel
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How can believers use the hope of Heaven to defeat the fear of death? In this Sunday message, bestselling author and speaker Lee Strobel reveals the secret to overcoming your greatest fears. Get real encouragement today! This Giving Tuesday, do big things and invest in transformed lives. If you believe in the work of evangelism that Harvest Ministries is doing, give today here or just go to harvest.org/support. Notes “My heart pounds in my chest; the terror of death assaults me.”  David in Psalm 55:4 (NLT) “…[God] has planted eternity in the human heart….”  Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NLT) “…[Jesus] set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying.”  Hebrews 2:15 (NLT) “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.” John 14:1-3 (NLT) “God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.” 1 John 5:11 (NIV) “…Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?...Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:55,57 (NIV) “…No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9 (NLT) Luis Palau’s message to Christians: “Go for it!” “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6: 23 (NLT) Luis Palau’s message to others: “Don’t be stupid!” --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 28, 2021
See You in the Morning | Classic Crusade Message
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In this episode, we revisit a classic crusade message from Pastor Greg Laurie, titled “See You in the Morning.”  Originally preached at the SoCal Harvest on August 17, 2014 Pastor Greg points out in this message that many people get their notion of Heaven from television or the movies. He calls that “cartoon heaven.” He points out the biblical truth about our heavenly home. Get a guided tour of life hereafter!  --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 27, 2021
The Refreshing Power of Sharing Your Faith: Responsibility to Share
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Some seem to believe the realm of evangelism is for “men of the cloth” . . . for pastors, ministers, evangelists. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie says it’s a privilege and responsibility shared by all believers. In recent days, he’s been pointing out the tremendous lessons we can learn from Jonah’s success in Nineveh. It was the most successful evangelistic gathering in history. And there are six practical lessons we can learn from that account. Let’s take some notes. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 26, 2021
An Attitude of Gratitude: A Theology of Thanksgiving
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It’s “Parenting 101" to teach our children to say please and thank you. It’s just good manners. But a mumbled thank you does not an attitude of gratitude make. Today on A New Beginning, to honor the holiday here in the U.S., Pastor Greg Laurie brings us a look at the proper way to show genuine, heartfelt gratitude to our God for all the many blessings He’s bestowed on us. If you’re hearing this, and you’re breathing, you have something to be thankful for. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 25, 2021
The Refreshing Power of Sharing Your Faith: A Reward Worth the Risk
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Evangelism is at the heart of Pastor Greg Laurie’s ministry. From this radio broadcast, A New Beginning, to his television program, to his large Harvest evangelistic events, the Gospel is always a central component. Our mission statement is Knowing Him and Making Him Known. And today, from Pastor Greg’s new series called Refresh, we dig deep into some principles for effective personal evangelism by learning from the most successful evangelistic outreach in history. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 24, 2021
The Refreshing Power of Sharing Your Faith: The Importance of Evangelism
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Whatever we’ve accumulated in life, we can’t take it with us when life is over. It’s like a game of Monopoly . . . the cash, the houses, the hotels . . . when the game is over, it all goes back in the box. But there is one exception. People. We can take people to heaven with us. The Lord invites us, urges us, to share the Gospel, and invite them to Christ. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie offers good encouragement as a part of his encouraging series called Refresh. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 23, 2021
The Refreshing Power of Revival: Reaching the Unreachable
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God has given us mere humans the opportunity to participate in giving life. A mom and dad bring life into this world with their newborn baby. And as believers, we have the privilege of bringing the message of new life to people as we share Christ. But some folks are not easily persuaded. They’re stuck in their sin and don’t want to move. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how we can reach the unreachable. It’s part of his series called Refresh. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 22, 2021
Thankful People Are Happy People | Special Thanksgiving Message
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This Thanksgiving, we must be thankful for the things that we have but also for the things that God has in store for us! In this Sunday message, Pastor Greg Laurie shares a powerful example of praising God in all circumstances. Listen in to a special message from Acts 16. Notes Thanksgiving is not about eating, but rather giving thanks! “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus.” —1 Thessalonians 5:18 “Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” It’s easy to want to give thanks when we feel like it, but according to Scripture, it is something the believer is to do regardless of circumstances. Having an attitude of gratitude will affect you emotionally and physically. Thankful people are happy people! The two most important moments in a person’s life is when they are born and when they realize what they are born for. Far too often, we fail to give God the glory that is due to His name! Only one of the nine lepers thanked Jesus for what He did.  1. To give thanks, I must first realize as a Christian, God is in control of my life. “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.” —Proverbs 16:9 God is sovereign and able to do what He pleases with whomever He chooses whenever He wishes. “For everything serves Your plans.” —Psalm 119:91 2. I must realize God loves me and is always looking out for my eternal benefit. When God takes the events of our lives, the good things and the bad things and puts them in the oven of adversity, we will say “that is good.” 3. To give thanks, I must realize God is far wiser than I am. What is immediately good is not always eternally good. What is eternally good is not always immediately good but painful.  “Through each day the Lord pours His unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing His songs praying to God who gives me life.” —Psalm 42:8 Worship can be a powerful evangelistic tool. When we worship on Earth, we are in tune with what is happening in Heaven. Scripture commands us to rejoice! Nothing can separate us from the love of God. Our joy and contentment in life does not come from what we have, but from who we know!  If you feel like it or not, rejoice in the Lord! “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved.” Jesus Christ is ready to save you! Scripture Referenced Psalm 106:1 Job 1:21 Hebrews 13:15 Psalm 29:2 Luke 17:15–16 Romans 8:28 2 Corinthians 4:17–18 Revelation 5:12 Psalm 73:16 Philippians 4:4 Romans 8:38–39 Hebrews 13:5 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 21, 2021
Courage or Fear? | Today’s Daily Devotion from Pastor Greg
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In today’s episode, you can hear Pastor Greg’s Laurie’s daily devotional from November 20, 2021. Learn how you can get this daily encouragement delivered to you in both text and audio form by going to https://harvest.org/resources/devotions/. Read the full devotion below! --- “Then Peter called to him, ‘Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.’ ‘Yes, come,’ Jesus said.” —Matthew 14:28–29  Courage or Fear? Let’s give credit where credit is due. No one else volunteered to walk on water—not James, not John, and not any of the other disciples. But Peter did. So Jesus told him, “Yes, come” (Matthew 14:29 NLT). What happened next? Matthew tells us that “Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. ‘Save me, Lord!’ he shouted” (verses 29–30 NLT). Peter sank because he was afraid and because he took his eyes off Jesus. When fear reigns, faith is driven away. Fear and faith don’t hang out together. Either faith will be there, or fear will be there. But when one walks in, the other walks out. Sometimes we’re doing well, and then we look at the wind and waves in our lives, and we begin to sink. We check our email or social media, or we turn on the news, and it causes our hearts to panic. Peter began to sink because he took his eyes off Jesus. And when take our eyes off Jesus, we’re going to sink as well. When we forget God’s promises to us, we’ll start to sink. But then Peter called out to Jesus, and He “immediately reached out and grabbed [Peter]. ‘You have so little faith,’ Jesus said. ‘Why did you doubt me?’” (verse 31 NLT). In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, I heard a doctor on the news say something that I’d never heard before: Courage uses the same pathways as fear. When you’re facing the storms of life, you have a choice: either you can be afraid, which is easy, or you can be courageous while you keep your eyes on Jesus. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 20, 2021
The Refreshing Power of Revival: Wake Up
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How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? God reaches people through people. God may want to reach someone you know . . . through you! And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us be ready for that assignment. There’s nothing like helping someone meet Jesus and find eternal life! You’ll never forget it. The reward is worth the risk. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 19, 2021
The Refreshment of the Spirit in Times of Trial: Refined and Refreshed
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Wood that’s been split and sawn, and sanded and shaped can make some fine furniture. But if our compassion should get the best of us and we didn’t want to see that wood face that stress, most of us would just have some chunks of tree sitting in our living rooms. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how the sanding and shaping in our lives helps us mature into the kind of people God wants us to be. Good encouragement coming today. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 18, 2021
The Refreshment of the Spirit in Times of Trial: All We Need, All We Have
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It’s been said that, when we get to the end of our rope, we get to the beginning of God. A lot of truth in that statement. When we’re out of answers, and short on hope, God opens His supply of reassurance and direction. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie has good insight for those challenging times. We’re glad you’ve joined us for his new series called “Refresh: What Every Christian Needs to Know.” Valuable information for believers who face the challenges of life. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 17, 2021
The Refreshing Power of the Spirit-Filled Life: Calling on God
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Sometimes, a child needs a little help from his mom or dad. Whether it’s trying to tie his shoe, or trying to climb a tree, sometimes he just can quite make it on his own. Well, whether we admit or not, we often need help from our Heavenly Father. When we try to live a righteous life, but still have a sin nature, that’s when we need to rely on our God. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see how to call on God and accept His help in our daily walk. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 16, 2021
The Refreshing Power of the Spirit-Filled Life: Empowerment From the Holy Spirit
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A car can’t go anywhere without an engine. A car better not go anywhere without a steering wheel! A car needs propulsion and direction. You know, so do believers. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how it’s the Spirit of God who provides both. He leads us in the path we should go. And He gives us the spiritual strength to make the journey. You’ve joined us for an encouraging series called “Refresh: What Every Christian Needs to Know.” View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 15, 2021
No One Is Beyond the Reach of God | Sunday Message
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How does one go from being an enemy of the Christian faith to one of its key evangelists? In this episode, Pastor Greg Laurie surveys the most stunning conversion in the book of Acts—when Saul came to faith. Notes God gives us absolutes for our own protection. Religion can turn you from God. God promises that His Word will not return void. “Saul was uttering threats with every breath.” —Acts 9:1 Jesus is the only Way to God because the Bible says so! Only Jesus was qualified to bridge the gap between a Holy God and sinful man. We are not people of “a way” or even “a better way,” but “the only way.” Saul not only heard Jesus; Saul also saw Jesus! What were the goads Saul was kicking against? The arguments, life, and death of Stephen. The spread of the gospel and the response of the believers. The gospel is: “The power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes.” “May your money be destroyed with you.” —Acts 8:20 Be thankful for what God has given you! True repentance will result in a changed course in life. Two men placed side by side in Scripture: Simon and Saul. Simon wanted power and fame. Saul had power, fame, and influence and fought with Jesus, but ultimately Saul believed. Paul said two things to Jesus: “Who are You, and what do You want me to do?" Scripture Referenced Ephesians 4:31–32 Isaiah 55:11 Acts 26:11 James 2:19–20 John 2:23–24 2 Corinthians 7:10 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 14, 2021
Classic Interview: Heaven, Happiness, and Hope with Randy Alcorn
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In this episode, we're revisiting Pastor Greg Laurie’s substantial interview with bestselling author and speaker, Randy Alcorn. They discuss the celebration of Thanksgiving for every Christian, tackle questions about Heaven and eternity, and look at the topic of happiness in relation to the Christian life. You’ll hear answers to questions such as: What do we actually have to be thankful for? What can Christians expect when they go to Heaven? Will we wear clothes in Heaven? Does belief in an afterlife change how we live today? Randy reminds us, “If your hope is in yourself, or your hope is in the economy, or stock market and your retirement plan, and your hope is always being healthy or wealthy or whatever, those things are not a solid or firm foundation for hope. Jesus Christ is the source of hope.” Randy Alcorn is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 books, including Heaven. He is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching biblical truth and drawing attention to the needy and how to help them. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 13, 2021
The Refreshing Power of Prayer: Fundamentals of the Christian Life
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We’ve all had moments of relief when an annoying problem is finally solved. We remove that little rock from our shoe. Or we clean the bird dropping off our windshield. Or someone finally shuts off that incessant car alarm. What a relief! It’s refreshing. Well currently here on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie is highlighting a number of spiritual issues where many of us could use some refreshment. It’s foundational insight on the fundamentals of the Christian life. Glad you’re along. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 12, 2021
The Refreshing Power of Prayer: Refreshing Reassurance
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When we think about sitting down, we might think that’s pretty relaxing. But if you’re sitting in traffic, not so much. If you’re sitting in the doctor’s office, you might be fearing bad news. Many are fearful of sitting on an airplane. But is God feeling fear or tension as He sits on His throne? No. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us tap into God’s state of mind through the power of prayer. He invites us to taste of the refreshing reassurance of a heavenly point of view. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 11, 2021
The Refreshing Power of Prayer: An Open Invitation from the Lord
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Imagine if the richest man in the world slipped you a piece of paper and said, “Here’s my cell number. Call me if I can ever do something for you.” And then you hear a sound. Oh, it was your jaw hitting the floor. Imagine! What an invitation! Well today on A New Beginning, we see we have an invitation from God himself to come to Him anytime in prayer. No cell phone required. Pastor Greg Laurie is offering insights to help encourage us straight from the truths in God’s Word. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 10, 2021
God’s Answer to Fear, Anxiety & Worry: Pray and Persevere
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Worry can burn through our minds like a forest fire. It consumes our sense of peace and well-being . . . our emotional equilibrium and passion . . . our entire outlook on the day. What extinguishes that fire that tries to burn through our serenity? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie answers that question. We’ll see prayer can keep us from worry . . . but we have to have perseverance because worry can keep us from prayer. Glad you’re along today for a practical study. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 09, 2021
God’s Answer to Fear, Anxiety & Worry: Love That Provides
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The Bible says “be anxious for nothing” – in other words, don’t worry about anything. It also tells us to cast our cares on the Lord because He cares for us. What is it that’s heavy on your heart today? Pastor Greg Laurie brings some good encouragement toward a worry-free life in the final message of a three-part series called God’s Answer to Fear, Anxiety, and Worry. Glad you’re along today for A New Beginning. Good encouragement is coming your way on today’s program. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 08, 2021
A Conversation in the Desert | Sunday Message with Jonathan Laurie
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Opportunities to share the gospel aren’t limited to the walls of the church. In this podcast episode, speaking guest Pastor Jonathan Laurie, Greg Laurie’s son, shares how you can be bolder in your faith by following the leading of the Holy Spirit! Listen in for a compelling message from Acts 8.  Notes Stronger Harder Increased fatigue resistance Integrity retention How can I understand unless someone guides me? About whom is the prophet speaking? What prevents me from being baptized? Scripture Referenced Acts 1:8 James 1:2–4 Romans 10:15 Jeremiah 29:13 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 07, 2021
How to Glorify God When You’re Worried
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In this powerful snippet, Pastor Greg Laurie offers us some practical advice on worry. He recommends we glorify God at every opportunity. Be encouraged with this word! --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 06, 2021
God’s Answer to Fear, Anxiety & Worry: Rejoice in the Lord
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It’s so easy to get inside our own heads. It’s an echo chamber of thoughts – often negative thoughts – that feed each other. One anxious thought sits there and germinates the next anxious thought. Pretty soon it’s a garden of worry and depression. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us pull those anxious thoughts out by the roots, and let the truth of God plant itself deeply in our hearts and minds. Glad you’re along today for good insights from Scripture! View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 05, 2021
God’s Answer to Fear, Anxiety & Worry: Giving Our Worries to God
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In the stillness of the night, we hear things . . . the faucet dripping, a dog barking in the distance, a car going down the road. We also think about things. It’s often when worry moves into our minds and sets up shop for the night. What if . . . how come . . . if only . . . why didn’t I...? How can we get worry to pack it up and be on its way? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us put our worries to bed, so we can get back to sleep. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 04, 2021
God’s Answer to Fear, Anxiety & Worry: Faith Filled
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Problems often bring worry and fear. And fear and worry make it difficult to solve problems. And that causes more fear and worry. Many of us have been caught in a downward spiral like that. But often, when we get to the end of ourselves, we get to the beginning of God. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that the Lord is ready to help, but He waits for our invitation. What is it that has you backed into a corner today? Help is on the way from the book of Romans. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 03, 2021
God’s Answer to Fear, Anxiety & Worry: Children of God
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Every kid has known a bully. The bully is often bigger and meaner and is a force to be reckoned with. Well, when your new best friend happens to be the linebacker of the school football team, it’s amazing how the bully isn’t so threatening anymore. What problems are bullying you right now? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us how God stands ready to meet us at our point of need, and His problem-solving resources are limitless and reassuring. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. Request your copy of The Jesus Musichere. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 02, 2021
God’s Answer to Fear, Anxiety & Worry: Trusting in God's Promises
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If worry were an Olympic sport, some of us would qualify for the Gold Medal. But, in reality, life gives us so much to worry about, doesn’t it? The world is a mess, on so many levels. And we all have issues on a personal level, as well. But so many times, we’re so much more attached to our burdens than our burdens are attached to us. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie begins a message designed to set us free from the worry trap. Good encouragement worth taking some notes. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. Request your copy of The Jesus Musichere. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 01, 2021
A Life Well-Lived | Sunday Message
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What are you really passionate about? What motivates you? In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie gives us a potent example of living wholeheartedly to know God and make Him known. Discover the key to a well-lived life! Notes The priorities of the early church were prayer, Bible study, and evangelism. When God is working, Satan will always be attacking. Happiness is not found in looking for self-fulfillment but self-denial. An early death means an early crown. 1. Stephen was well-respected. Integrity and character are what you are in the dark. 2. Stephen was full of faith and the Holy Spirit. To be filled with the Holy Spirit means to be controlled by the Holy Spirit. 3. Stephen was filled with wisdom. 4. Stephen was faithful in the little things. You can never be too small for God to use, only too big! 5. Stephen looked for opportunities and seized them. “But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit.” —Acts 6:55 When You obey God, He will fill you with the Spirit. “And they cast him out of the city and stoned him.” —Acts 7:58 God gave Stephen the grace he needed when he needed it. As Stephen stood for Jesus on Earth, Jesus stood for Stephen in Heaven! The Bible promises a believer will enter Christ’s presence immediately following death. “Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.” —Psalm 90:12 “Don’t let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator.” —Ecclesiastes 12:1 1. For the Christian walking in the will of God, death will come at the appointed time. 2. The Christian does not have to fear death. Sleep is only used to describe death for the Christian, not the non-Christian. 3. In Heaven, all our questions will be answered. 4. God can bring good out of the worst kind of bad. Stephen’s life was short, but it was full. Stephen went to Heaven. Where will you go when you die? Scripture Referenced 1 Timothy 3:7 Galatians 5:22–23 John 3:20 Proverbs 11:25 Hebrews 4:16 2 Corinthians 5:8 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 31, 2021
Encore Interview | Alice Cooper: God, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll
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In this exclusive interview, pastor and evangelist Greg Laurie sits down with rock legend Alice Cooper. Widely considered to be the father of “shock rock,” Alice Cooper has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. While he is known for his music career, most do not know Alice Cooper is a committed Christian. View this interview in full here.  --- In this sprawling conversation recorded at Solid Rock (a teen center in Phoenix created and started by Alice), Cooper and Laurie chat about his journey to faith and how he has used his faith in Jesus Christ to help at-risk youth in his community. Growing up in a Christian home, Cooper always knew he needed Christ. But it took a dramatic turn in a drug-induced haze for him to realize he needed to recommit to Jesus Christ or he was finished. The son and grandson of preachers, Cooper knew who Jesus was and knew that Christianity was true, yet he wanted to walk his own path—a trail that led him to the heights of stardom, partying, and befriending some of the biggest names in show business. Then it all changed. His marriage was falling apart and Cooper was in the pits of alcohol and drug use when he decided to quit and get clean. He began going to church and said that it was the fear of God that brought him around, that he was terrified of Hell. Although fear brought him to the Lord, it was the love of Christ that grew him. The conversation also includes musings by Cooper and Laurie about the so-called “27 Club,” various legends of rock and roll, as well as a discussion about depression, suicide, drugs, alcohol abuse, and their power to destroy. This conversation in its entirety is a testament to the power of God and His transforming power and forgiveness—if we only accept Him and allow Him to change us for the better! --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 30, 2021
The Best Is Yet to Come: An Open Invitation
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We're glad you’re along for A New Beginning with Pastor Greg Laurie. For the past couple of months, our study tour through the book of Revelation has brought us John’s eye-opening vision of what God wants us to know about the End Times. John followed the Lord’s instructions carefully in telling us “what you have seen, what is now, and what will take place later.” And we get to the bottom line in today’s study. We’ll see it all culminates in a personal invitation to come to God. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 29, 2021
The Best Is Yet to Come: From Tragedy to Triumph
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So many of us like to get to the end of a movie and see that the people lived “happily ever after.” Some will flip to the end of a book to see if the people lived happily ever after. Well, today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie directs us to the end of the Bible, and, yes indeed, in many respects, we live happily ever after. Even after all the turmoil of the End Times and the Tribulation, we’ll get a glimpse today of what life will be like as we spend eternity in the presence of the Lord. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 28, 2021
The Best Is Yet to Come: Heaven Bound
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C.S. Lewis said, “Joy is the serious business of heaven.” Well, we’re going to get serious today and talk about the joy and relief we’ll experience the moment we take our last breath on earth, and our first breath of heavenly air. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie is presenting his final message from our Revelation series. If you’ve missed any part, you can catch up online. . . or get Pastor Greg’s new commentary on the book of Revelation. Go online to harvest.org. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 27, 2021
Heaven on Earth: Face to Face
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Ever let your mind wander about how things will be heaven? The Apostle Paul said, after the Rapture, we’ll be with the Lord forever, and he encouraged us to “comfort one another with these words.” Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie brings some good comfort. We’ll look past the stresses and crises of the day, to the glory of life eternal that’s just around the corner. We’re nearing the end of an exciting series of studies in the book of Revelation. You’ll be glad you tuned in today. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 26, 2021
Heaven on Earth: Together at Last
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Some believers think, when they go to heaven, that’s their permanent address change. Golden streets forever. Well, yes... and no. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us clearly from Scripture that, when the time is right, God will bring heaven down to earth. Heaven and earth will combine . . . conflate . . . commingle . . . conjoin. You’re probably thinking of some questions right now, aren’t you? Well, Pastor Greg has a lot of insight coming your way. Glad you’re listening. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 25, 2021
Honest to God | Sunday Message
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Why is hypocrisy a big deal? In this Sunday episode, Pastor Greg Laurie explains that it keeps us from being truthful with ourselves and with God. Discover the warning signs of hypocrisy and find out how you can avoid it in your spiritual walk! Listen in for a message titled, “Honest to God,” Pastor Greg’s latest in the series The Upside Down Life, from the book of Acts.   Notes Satan always plants his imitations and fakes in the church to confuse people. We are imperfect people trying to serve a perfect God. We should always be seeking to live Godly lives and become more like Jesus! The further we go in the Christian life, the further we realize we need to go! A hypocrite is someone who deliberately deceives others, pretending to be something they’re not. Acts 5 is the story of two hypocrites who found out the hard way that you can’t pull the wool over God’s eyes. When Jesus walked this earth, He saved His most scathing words for the pharisees. Better to be an honest sinner than a lying, hypocritical saint. Satan comes like a lion. In Acts 5, Satan comes in like a serpent. Every time we see Barnabas (in Acts), he is helping someone. “You have not lied to men but to God.” —Acts 5:4 Better to be a sinner and admit it than to pretend to be something you’re not. Judas wanted to appear to be devout when he was in fact devious. The Holy Spirit has come to show us our need for Jesus, but the worst of all sins and the only unforgivable sin is the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. Scripture Referenced Romans 7:15–18 1 Peter 5:8 Matthew 6:1–2 (MSG) --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 24, 2021
How to Start All over Again | Classic SoCal Harvest
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We like the idea of change in general. We try different things in our lives but soon find that the changes we make aren’t really fixing the problems. There are people who would say that the answer is within, but the Bible teaches that the problem is within. Pastor Greg Laurie has good news for you: God can change you. He can make a new person on the inside. Pastor Greg explains how in his message titled “How to Start All Over Again.” This message was originally given at the SoCal Harvest at Angel Stadium on August 24, 2013.  --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 23, 2021
Turning the World Right-Side Up: When Judgment Day Comes
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At most restaurants, we order when we’re hungry, but we pay when we’ve eaten and aren’t hungry anymore. That big meal seemed less expensive when we couldn’t wait to taste it . . . but afterward, when we have to settle-up, we wonder if the experience was worth the cost. Spiritually speaking, some will have a similar experience on Judgment Day. Was the experience worth the cost? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how we can make the right choices right now. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 22, 2021
Turning the World Right-Side Up: The Millenium
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When’s the last time you turned on cable news and the anchor person said, “Well, no problems to report today. Everything’s fine, people are happy, even the weather is looking good.” No, they report problems, emergencies, crises 24 hours a day. And as we’ve learned in our study of Revelation, things will get much worse during the Great Tribulation. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see how the influence of heaven will eventually come down to earth. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 21, 2021
The Second Coming: Holy and Righteous Judgement
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Human history is littered with unthinkable atrocities. The evil is mind-boggling. But the Bible says, “‘vengeance is mine, I will repay,’ sayeth the Lord.” Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us peer into the future to the day of judgment when God finally metes out punishment according to His righteousness. We’re in the dramatic book of Revelation and examining God’s plan for the Last Days. And later, we’ll tell you about Pastor Greg’s book that takes this insight deeper. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 20, 2021
The Second Coming: Run to Win
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Americans spend over 3 hours a day watching TV which is down 33% from 2014. Which is good, right? But wait. Americans spend more than 11 hours a day connected to some kind of media if not TV, then smartphones, games, or computers. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie says we need to rethink how we allocate our time and attention. Jesus could return soon even today. What should we be doing when He comes? Find out more about Pastor Greg’s book, Billy Graham: The Man I Knew. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 19, 2021
The Second Coming: Preparing for His Return
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This year's SoCal Harvest Crusade was a life-changing event for over 6,000 attendees who responded to the gospel invitation. Following engaging performances from guest artists for KING & COUNTRY and Phil Wickham, Pastor Greg delivered a timely and impactful message titled “What You’re Really Looking For.” Click here to check out a quick recap of SoCal Harvest as well as some future events happening with our ministry.     It’s not always easy to tell the real from the imitation. Appearances don’t tell the whole story. But eventually, the nature of each will be revealed. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how critical it is to make sure we have a sincere relationship with the Lord. Christ could return at any time, and we need to be ready now. Pastor Greg goes into more detail in his new commentary on Revelation. You can get all the details now at harvest.org. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 18, 2021
They Had Been with Jesus | Sunday Message
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When someone’s life has been radically transformed by Jesus Christ, people recognize it. In this Sunday morning podcast, Pastor Greg Laurie defines the attributes that permeate a life of true conversion. Listen in for the latest message from the series, The Upside Down Life from the book of Acts.  Notes “The doorway of success is often entered through the hallway of failure.” To be forgiven, there needs to be repentance. “That your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19). The Greek word means to “wash off, erase, and obliterate.” Don’t choose to remember what God has chosen to forget. When we repent, “times of refreshment come from the presence of the Lord” (Acts 3:19). 1. A person who has been with Jesus will boldly share their faith. 2. A person who has been with Jesus will be a person who knows Scripture. 3. A person who has been with Jesus will be persecuted. There is power in Jesus’ name! If and when you’re persecuted, wear it as a badge of honor. 4. A person who has been with Jesus will be a person of prayer. 1. The apostles prayed together. There is power in united prayer. 2. The apostles acknowledged the sovereignty of God. “God is able to do what He pleases with whomever He chooses whenever He wishes.” —Chuck Swindoll 3. The apostles prayed for God’s will. “Lord, I do not ask for a lighter load; I ask for a stronger back.” —C.H. Spurgeon 4. The apostles were once again filled with the Holy Spirit. Have you been with Jesus? Scripture Referenced Matthew 5:11–12 Galatians 6:2 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 17, 2021
Encore: Why We Should Be Studying the Book of Revelation | Special Interview
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The person who reads, hears, and keeps the words of Revelation will be blessed in a special way. That alone is reason enough to study this book and learn all we can from it, isn’t it?  In an exclusive interview, Pastor Greg Laurie talks about his new book, Revelation: A Book of Promises. With special guest Yves Le Sieur they will touch on several topics:  What did it take to write the book? Why is Revelation an important topic? Revelation’s focal point  God’s plan for the future Pastor Greg will discuss all the above and more! Listen in to get answers the many questions people have on Bible prophecy. Revelation: A Book of Promises is available now. Get your copy here. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 16, 2021
Beauty & the Beast: Babylon's Fall
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This year's SoCal Harvest Crusade was a life-changing event for over 6,000 attendees who responded to the gospel invitation. Following engaging performances from guest artists for KING & COUNTRY and Phil Wickham, Pastor Greg delivered a timely and impactful message titled “What You’re Really Looking For.” Click here to check out a quick recap of SoCal Harvest as well as some future events happening with our ministry.     When we clean out the refrigerator, we’re reminded that nearly everything we buy has a shelf life. With produce, it’s measured in mere days. But so much of what we pursue in our lives has a shelf life. Riches, fame, possessions. They don’t last forever. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us examine a particular worldview that dominates the End Times. It looks good on the outside, but its shelf life is very short, and the end is destruction.  --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 15, 2021
Beauty & the Beast: Looks Can Be Deceiving
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This year's SoCal Harvest Crusade was a life-changing event for over 6,000 attendees who responded to the gospel invitation. Following engaging performances from guest artists for KING & COUNTRY and Phil Wickham, Pastor Greg delivered a timely and impactful message titled “What You’re Really Looking For.” Click here to check out a quick recap of SoCal Harvest as well as some future events happening with our ministry.     Some people like spicy food. Consider the Carolina Reaper. It looks innocent enough. But some say it’s the world’s hottest pepper – 200 times hotter than a jalapeño. They say it has an excellent fruity flavor before it melts your face off. Well, in the spiritual realm, things often look innocent enough. But today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie warns us looks can be deceiving and our enemy specializes in deception.  --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 14, 2021
Beauty & the Beast: Good vs. Evil
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This year's SoCal Harvest Crusade was a life-changing event for over 6,000 attendees who responded to the gospel invitation. Following engaging performances from guest artists for KING & COUNTRY and Phil Wickham, Pastor Greg delivered a timely and impactful message titled “What You’re Really Looking For.” Click here to check out a quick recap of SoCal Harvest as well as some future events happening with our ministry.     Revelation is one of the most challenging books to study. But so many of us feel much more confident in our understanding of it as we’ve followed Pastor Greg Laurie in his study series in Revelation. And today on A New Beginning, he guides us into chapter 17 where we tackle a passage rich with symbolism. But he’ll give us the key to understanding what the Lord is saying to us. And to study Revelation in even more depth, get the details on Pastor Greg’s new commentary at harvest.org. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 13, 2021
America & Armageddon: Ready or Not
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The book of Revelation is a spectacular look at God’s final judgment on sinful man. He pulls no punches. The judgment is swift, sure, and dramatic. But His provision for His own is equally dramatic. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us a look at the reality of the events of The Great Tribulation. But we’ll also be reminded Jesus will spare those who are His. And don’t forget, Pastor Greg has a brand new commentary on Revelation. Get all the details at harvest.org. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 12, 2021
America & Armageddon: Where We Stand
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It’s an often-asked question. America is one of Israel’s most supportive allies. Yet, Last Days’ Scripture doesn’t seem to mention the United States. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, as Pastor Greg Laurie continues our enlightening series in the book of Revelation, he proposes several different scenarios that may explain our absence from the text. It’s an eye-opening look at how close we may be to the next event on God’s prophetic timetable and a reminder of how we need to be prepared. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 11, 2021
Building Kingdom Disciples | Special Guest Dr. Tony Evans
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In this Sunday morning podcast, Dr. Tony Evans steps in as Pastor Greg Laurie’s special guest, delivering a timely message titled, “Building Kingdom Disciples.” Listen in for a compelling exhortation from God's Word!  See all that God did at the 2021 SoCal Harvest. Read a recap here.  About this speaker: Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith. Learn more at https://tonyevans.org/.  --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 10, 2021
What You’re Really Looking For | Message from the 2021 SoCal Harvest
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In this special episode, we’re bringing you Pastor Greg Laurie’s message from this year’s SoCal Harvest, titled, “What You’re Really Looking For.”  This event—which took place on Sunday, October 3 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California—saw over 40,000 people in attendance and an additional 200,000 pageviews from those joining online. By the end of the evening, over 6,000 people made professions of faith to follow Jesus Christ. Throughout his message, Pastor Greg discussed the lure of fame, success, and money—but also asks the question, Who do so many people who have it all end up being so miserable?  To this, he offered an answer through the gospel message: “The meaning of life,” Pastor Greg summarized, “is to know the God who created you.” Watch a video replay of the whole event here.  To read a recap and stories of the impact of the SoCal Harvest, go here. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 09, 2021
America & Armageddon: Persecuted for Our Faith
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It can be agonizing when we’re treated harshly . . . but even more so if we’ve done nothing wrong. But today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us a fresh perspective on the sufferings we face, especially when being persecuted for our faith. And he’ll contrast our persecution with the devilish persecution faced by some during the Great Tribulation – those who accepted Christ after the Rapture. But we’ll see the Bible records their suffering as a victory over the beast. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 08, 2021
What Is the Mark of the Beast?: Followers of Jesus
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One of the most positive things people can say about us is that we’re “followers” of Jesus Christ. It means we’re willing to follow His lead, we’re active in our belief, we’ve put feet to our faith. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to Revelation 14 where we learn about a group of exactly 144,000 “followers” of Jesus. A group recorded for time and eternity in Scripture. We’ll see what makes them unique, and learn to follow in their footsteps. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 07, 2021
How to Never Stumble or Fall: A Helping Hand
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In 1998, the Etch a Sketch was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame. With it, you can draw picture after picture, as complicated as you want. If you mess up, turn it upside down, give it a shake, and start over. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie says, no matter how your life is messed up, God offers you the chance to turn your life right side up and start over. Shaking is optional. A case in point today from the Gospel of John, and the Gospel of Luke. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 06, 2021
Greg Laurie Podcast Trailer
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The Greg Laurie Podcast delivers compelling, practical insights on faith, culture, and current events—with an emphasis on the saving power of the gospel message. Follow this show wherever you listen to podcasts! --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 06, 2021
How to Never Stumble or Fall: Setting Aside Your Pride
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So many people made decisions for Christ this past Sunday! We had scores of people joining us for SoCal Harvest, Pastor Greg Laurie’s live evangelistic event at Angel Stadium. You can get details about Sunday’s outreach at harvest.org. But we want to follow up with them and provide some solid insight for the rest of us. Pastor Greg helps us walk with the Lord and avoid the temptations that would make us fall. Glad you’re along for A New Beginning today as we offer practical insight for all believers. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 05, 2021
How to Never Stumble or Fall: Pushing Forward
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Hopefully you joined us last night, whether in Southern California or online from around the country, for SoCal Harvest, live from Angel Stadium. So many were brought face to face with their need for the Lord. And to hear about the results, get up to the minute details at harvest.org. But to help those who made commitments to Christ, today on A New Beginning Pastor Greg Laurie focuses on the next step: how to walk each day in fellowship with the Lord. Good insight is coming your way today. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 04, 2021
SoCal Harvest Trailer | October 3
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The SoCal Harvest is going to be an unforgettable night of hope. Don’t miss this chance to see performances from for KING & COUNTRY, Phil Wickham, and more in this cinematic, immersive experience. Join Pastor Greg Laurie at Angel Stadium or online on Sunday, October 3! Admission is FREE. Learn more by going to harvest.org/socal. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 02, 2021
What Is the Mark of the Beast?: Don't Buy the Lie
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Glad you’re along today here on A New Beginning with Pastor Greg Laurie. And just before our study gets underway, as we’ve been mentioning, this weekend is BIG! It’s a huge one-night evangelistic event, SoCal Harvest this Sunday!  In today's episode: The Devil is a liar. The Bible calls him the father of lies. Today, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the best antidote for the lies we've been told by our enemy. We'll see it's to let our souls feed on the truth of God's Word. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 01, 2021
What Is the Mark of the Beast?: Allegiance to the Antichrist
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Some might think a cashless society might be kind of handy – just scan and scoot. But today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how the mark represents allegiance to the Antichrist! Hard-hitting insight ahead. And don’t forget to be a part of SoCal Harvest this weekend, live from Angel Stadium in Southern California—and you can watch from anywhere at harvest.org/socal. An important time for a friend or loved one to hear the gospel. Let’s get started with today’s message. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 30, 2021
Who Is the Antichrist?: The Enemy's Despotic Rule
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We even see some semblance of it today: we’re free to believe anything we want . . . as long as it’s the right thing. But Pastor Greg Laurie says that despotic control will be out of control during the reign of the Antichrist. More on that today on A New Beginning. And don’t forget about the Good News coming this Sunday when Pastor Greg shares the gospel at SoCal Harvest – in Southern California, and elsewhere online at harvest.org/socal. Be sure your friend or loved one hears the message. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 29, 2021
Who Is the Antichrist?: Son of Satan
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So many wonder about the Antichrist. Is he on the world stage right now? Is he as bad as we’ve heard? Is it my next door neighbor? Some answers today on A New Beginning with Pastor Greg Laurie. And don’t forget our important evangelistic event—SoCal Harvest this Sunday, October 3rd. A powerful message from Pastor Greg. Tell someone who needs to hear the Gospel. For more information, click here. But let’s get started with our important study of Bible prophecy. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 28, 2021
How to Overcome the Devil: What the Enemy Doesn't Want You to Know
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Glad you’re along today here on A New Beginning with Pastor Greg Laurie. And just before our study gets underway, as we’ve been mentioning, this weekend is BIG! It’s a huge one-night evangelistic event, SoCal Harvest.   The book of Revelation is a startling look at the Devil's last campaign to rule the earth. But Pastor Greg Laurie points out his efforts ultimately fail! Today, we'll see how to make sure our enemy's efforts to influence us also fail. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 27, 2021
The Gifts that Keep on Giving | Sunday Message
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SoCal Harvest is just a week away! Join us in person or online on Sunday, October 3. If you are a Christian, God has personally picked out gifts for you—we call them “the gifts of the Spirit.” And these are gifts you’ll want to put to use! In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie shows you how to use your gifts for the benefit of those around you. Listen in for the latest message from his series in Acts, The Upside Down Life. Notes Whatever gift God gives us is the right gift.  “Do not neglect the gift that is in you” (1 Timothy 4:14). The church exists for the exaltation of God, the edification of the saints, and the evangelization of the world (upward, inward, outward).  A unified church is a powerful witness to a divided world. 1. You are not all that and a bag of chips. 2. Whatever gift you have has been given to you by God. 3. We all have a part to play in the church with our spiritual gifts.    4. The gift of serving. 5. Others are called to teach the Word of God.  6. God has given some the gift of encouraging others! If we really love one another, we must speak the truth in love. Deposit a compliment before you make the withdrawal of a criticism.  We need teachers, and we need exhorters. 7. The gift of giving. “If it is giving, give generously” (Romans 12:8). 8. The gift of showing kindness and mercy.  We need to take some bold steps of faith and find and use our gifts!  Everyone has a role to play. You are never too small for God to use; only too big. The church is family, and you have a seat at the table. There is a place in God’s family for you! God loves you, appreciates you, and notices you. God is not mad at you; God is mad about you! Scripture Reference 1 Corinthians 1:7 Ephesians 4:15 Acts 14:22 Hebrews 10:24–25 --- SoCal Harvest is back at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. If you are in Southern California, make plans to join us. Learn more at https://harvest.org/socal-harvest-2021/.  This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 26, 2021
Why We Should Be Studying the Book of Revelation | Special Interview
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The person who reads, hears, and keeps the words of Revelation will be blessed in a special way. That alone is reason enough to study this book and learn all we can from it, isn’t it?  In an exclusive interview, Pastor Greg Laurie talks about his new book, Revelation: A Book of Promises. With special guest Yves Le Sieur they will touch on several topics:  What did it take to write the book? Why is Revelation an important topic? Revelation’s focal point  God’s plan for the future Pastor Greg will discuss all the above and more! Listen in to get answers the many questions people have on Bible prophecy. Revelation: A Book of Promises is available now. Get your copy here. --- SoCal Harvest is back at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. If you are in Southern California, make plans to join us. Learn more at https://harvest.org/socal-harvest-2021/.  This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 25, 2021
How to Overcome the Devil: End Time Events
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Glad you’re along for A New Beginning with Pastor Greg Laurie, speaker of the Harvest Crusades, coming to Angel Stadium in Southern California a week from Sunday! Find out how an unbelieving friend or loved one can hear a gospel message that can change their life. Find out more by clicking here. But today, Pastor Greg brings us a compelling study of Bible prophecy. We’re examining God’s End Times plan as recorded in the final book of the New Testament. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 24, 2021
When All Hell Breaks Loose: Heavenly Thoughts
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