Greg Laurie Podcast

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 Mar 4, 2019

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

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


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Are You His Disciple? | The Importance of Growth
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It’s one thing to be ON the team, it’s another to be IN the action. It’s one thing to watch from the bench, it’s another to get in the game. Spiritually speaking, our salvation is a free gift from God—Jesus paid the price. But discipleship has a cost. It’s a higher level of devotion . . . and a higher level of reward! Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us chart a course for genuine discipleship. And he begins by commenting on an evangelistic outreach that had just concluded.

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A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.

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Dec 01, 2022
The Foundation of Life | Good News About Bad Times
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The Christian life isn’t constant rainbows and butterflies. It’s not bliss, bling, and bemusement. And we shouldn’t promise that kind of life in our presentation of the Gospel. We need to be honest. Sometimes trials come our way, but the Lord is with us in the midst of them, and will help bring us through them. We’ll learn more today on A NEW BEGINNING, as Pastor Greg continues our study of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. It’s timeless insight that stretches right into the 21st Century.

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A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.

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Nov 30, 2022
The Nonbeliever's Favorite Verse | Not Everyone Wants to Hear the Gospel
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Remember Harvest Ministries this Giving Tuesday and help us reach people with the gospel in unique ways! Just go to harvest.org/givingtuesday

Among the highest paid professions, all in the top 10 are in the medical field. Anesthesiologists top the list. Their knowledge comes at a premium. But they can save your life. What believers know is worth even more (spiritually) . . . and it can save a life for eternity. But some resist hearing the life-saving Good News. What then? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us be ready for those times when the hearers don’t have ears to hear.

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A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.

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Nov 29, 2022
The Nonbeliever's Favorite Verse | Should Christians Judge?
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The Lord tells us He’s not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. Yes, God judges sinners but that’s not His desire. What’s our desire? When someone is in sin, do we reflect the Lord’s objective, that we should lovingly lead them back into fellowship with God? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to important counsel from the Sermon on the Mount—the Lord’s directives to His disciples on matters of faith, love and harmony.

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A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.

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Nov 28, 2022
How to Have a Happy Holiday Season | Sunday Message
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We've all heard the phrase “it's the most wonderful time of the year.” But is it true? Not for some of us. That's why Pastor Greg Laurie's offering us a Christian perspective on how to make this holiday season a joyful one. Don't miss this valuable, encouraging message.

Notes 

There are more than 2,700 passages in the Bible containing words such as joy, happiness, pleasure, laughter, gladness, feasting, and celebration.

God Himself is happy.

Jesus said, “I have told you this to make you as completely happy as I am.”

1. Remember the reason for the season.

Christmas is the celebration of the happiest message of all time.

The only real happiness you will find is in Christ, not in Christmas but in Christ, not in merriment but in the Messiah.

“God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself because it is not there. There is no such thing.” —C. S. Lewis

2. If you want a happy holiday, spend time with loved ones.

There is power when God’s people pray with each other.

3. If you want a happy holiday, be grateful for what you have.

“In everything, give thanks for this is the Will of God in Christ Jesus.” —1 Thessalonians 5:18

“Give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” —Psalm 106:1

It is very easy to only want to give thanks when we feel like it; but according to Scripture, it is something the believer is to do regardless of circumstances.

The Two Most Important Moments in a Person’s Life:

When they are born and when they realize what they are born for.

4. Focus on giving instead of receiving this Christmas.

“It is more blessed to give than it is to receive.” —Acts 20:35

“The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.” —Proverbs 11:25

  1. We give God our treasure. 
  2. We give God our talent.
  3. We give God our time.

Every morning, God deposits into your bank of time 86,400 seconds or 1,440 minutes, equaling 24 hours. 

Jesus’ summary of it all was, “Real life is not measured by how much we own; it is measured by who we know and what we do with our lives.”

  1. Remember the reason for the season.
  2. Spend time with loved ones.
  3. Be grateful for what you have. 
  4. Focus on giving instead of receiving this Christmas.

It’s not presents under a tree, but His presence in your life.

Scripture Referenced

John 15:11

Hebrews 10:24–25

Hebrews 13:15

2 Corinthians 9:7

2 Corinthians 9:8

Matthew 25:15

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Nov 27, 2022
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.

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Nov 26, 2022
Time to Take Out the Trash | When Your Burdens Pile Up
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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.

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A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.

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Nov 25, 2022
Thankful People Are Happy People | Giving Thanks in Hard Times
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They say thousands of Thomas Edison’s early experiments initially failed, including finding the right filament for the practical electric light bulb. His friend said, what a shame, all that work and no results. Edison said, “I have gotten lots of results! I know several thousand things that won't work!" . . . How’s your life going? And how do you respond? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie has good encouragement for anyone who’s facing tough challenges and feels like giving up.

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A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.

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Nov 24, 2022
Thankful People Are Happy People | In Everything Give Thanks
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We’ve all had those unfortunate moments when we’ve said something we shouldn’t have. It’s a regrettable mistake. But today on A NEW BEGINNING, we’ll see there are also times when we should have said something and we didn’t. We’ll focus on the importance of expressing our thanks to God for His goodness. And we’ll see there’s a lot more to this issue than just good manners. Today, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how it’s a pathway to a closer and more rewarding relationship with Jesus Christ.

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A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.

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Nov 23, 2022
Time to Take Out the Trash | Truths About Suffering
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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.

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A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.

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Nov 22, 2022
How to Overcome Lust & Protect Your Mind | What Jesus Said
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Is there a subject you know a lot about? Maybe you’re a sports fan, or like history. Maybe you know all about songs on the radio, or you’re a bird watcher. When someone says something that’s inaccurate in your particular specialty, alarm bells go off in your mind: “nope, nope, nope.” Well, today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie says we should each be specialists in Scripture, and then when Satan tries to plant a thought that’s contrary to the Bible, right away we’ll say, “no, no, no.”

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A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners

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Nov 21, 2022
Spicy Truths for a Bland Culture | Sunday Message (with Jonathan Laurie)
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The Bible tells us “faith without good deeds is useless” (James 2:20). We should not only be talk but action when it comes to our faith, and guest speaker Pastor Jonathan Laurie’s reminding us of that in this Sunday episode.

Notes

James is stating that merely saying you have faith does not mean you have it.

The sin of commission is knowing what is wrong and doing it anyway.

The sin of omission is knowing what is right and not doing it.

1. Dead Faith.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” —John 3:16

We are saved by grace through faith, not works.

But saving faith will have works.

2. Demonic Faith.

A faith that only stirs our hearts, stimulates our intellect, and does not bring forth a transformed life does not bear spiritual fruit—it is not a true faith.

3. Dynamic Faith.

Dynamic saving faith, to start with, is based on the Word of God.

“The whole person plays a part in true saving faith. The mind understands the truth; the heart desires the truth; and the will acts upon the truth. The men and women of faith named in Hebrews 11 were people of action: God spoke, and they obeyed.” —Warren Wiersbe

“Of what value is the grace I profess to receive if it does not dramatically change the way that I live. If it does not change the way that I live, it will never change my eternal destiny.” —C. H. Spurgeon

Scripture Referenced

Ephesians 2:8–10 (ESV)

Matthew 7:18–23 (ESV)

Galatians 5:22–23 (ESV)

James 2:18–20 (ESV)

Revelation 12:12 (ESV)

Romans 10:17 (ESV)

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Nov 20, 2022
An Update on the SoCal Harvest (and What’s Next for Harvest Ministries)
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Pastor Greg Laurie gives an update on the attendance and outcome of the SoCal Harvest at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, with over 210,000 in person and online attendance and over 8,600 professions of faith. 

Read the full recap here: https://harvest.org/resources/gregs-blog/post/2022-socal-harvest-recap/

What's next for Harvest Ministries?

Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon

Learn more: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/Johnny-Cash-the-Redemption-of-an-American-Icon

Jesus Revolution

Learn more: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ 

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Nov 19, 2022
How to Overcome Lust & Protect Your Mind | Consequences of Sin
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Chemistry majors know that liquids can be adhesive or cohesive. Some liquids stick to other things, while others cling together. If you’ve broken a mercury thermometer and seen the little beads of mercury ball-up together, you’ve seen cohesion. Well, when impure thoughts come at us, do we let them stick inside our minds . . . or do we repel them and cling to what we know is right? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings good encouragement from the Lord’s Sermon on the Mount.

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A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners

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Nov 18, 2022
Happiness: What it Is & How to Have It | Who Are the Blessed?
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Think persecution doesn’t happen today? More than a dozen Christians die for their faith each day around the world. But even when the persecution isn’t that severe, many of us still face opposition for what we believe. We may not lose our lives, but we may lose our job, a promotion, or a friend. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us a new perspective on persecution, and on several other facets mentioned in the Beatitudes—from the Sermon on the Mount.

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A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.

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Nov 17, 2022
Happiness: What it Is & How to Have It | Being Godly
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During World War II, everyone sacrificed. Meatless Tuesdays, rationed gasoline, sugar, meat, cooking oil, and canned goods. Nowadays, we post pictures of our excesses on social media. Self sacrifice begat the selfie. It’s been called “corrosive narcissism” . . . and culture has never been more unhappy. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the problem. We’re not following the Lord’s prescription for happiness.

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A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.

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Nov 16, 2022
Happiness: What it Is & How to Have It | More to Learn
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Maybe you remember . . . there was an old TV commercial for potato chips that said, “Bet you can’t eat just one.” And they were right. When’s the last time you were satisfied with just one potato chip? With some things, one taste and you want more. A lot more. Well, the Psalmist wrote, “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us do just that as we dig in to the Beatitudes . . . a biblical attitude adjustment from the Lord’s Sermon on the Mount.

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A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.

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Nov 15, 2022
Happiness: What it Is & How to Have It | Living a Holy Life
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It seems holiness and happiness are now considered opposites. When someone is reverent, or pious, or devoted, most don’t expect to see a smile on their face. They expect a serious, somber look of concern and stillness. But Christians should be the happiest people on the planet! Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see the biblical basis for happiness. It revolves around the word blessed . . . a term we see repeatedly in the Sermon on the Mount.

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See Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon in theaters this December.

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A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.

Support the show: https://harvest.org/support

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Nov 14, 2022
No Discrimination Allowed | Sunday Message (with Special Guest Pastor Tony Clark)
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In today’s episode, special guest speaker Pastor Tony Clark continues our series through the book of James with a message titled “No Discrimination Allowed.”

The church should be no place for discrimination or special treatment. James urges us to be impartial and treat everyone equally. Pastor Tony shares this compelling lesson behind James 2—and shows you how to love your neighbor as yourself. Listen in!

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Nov 13, 2022
Greg Laurie Interviews Veteran and Evangelist Tim Lee
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In this short conversation, Pastor Greg Laurie sits down with Vietnam veteran and evangelist Tim Lee. They discuss his experiences in Vietnam as a Marine, his coming to Christ, and his current ministry sharing the gospel.

Give a listen to a powerful testimony!

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Nov 12, 2022
Happiness: What it Is & How to Have it | The Lord’s Sermon on the Mount
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A GPS device needs to first know where you are before it can tell you how to get where you’re going. On a spiritual level, the Bible helps us understand where we are so we can find our way along the straight and narrow path of righteousness. It helps us see our need, then it helps us meet our need. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us examine some of the most foundational passages in helping us gain our bearings. Glad you’re along for the start of a brand new series we think you’ll really enjoy.

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A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.

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Nov 11, 2022
The He-Man with the She-Weakness | Opportunities to Flee to God
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An old man who had been walking with the Lord for many years was asked by a newer Christian, “When will I get past temptation? When will I finally reach the point when I’m no longer tempted?” The old man said, “When you’re dead.” Well, maybe we can shoot for being dead to sin. That’s our goal today on A NEW BEGINNING as Pastor Greg Laurie brings us a look at the Bible’s most famous strong man. We’ll see he was strong physically, but he became weak in the face of temptation.

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A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.

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Nov 10, 2022
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.

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A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.

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Nov 09, 2022
How to Never Stumble or Fall | Avoiding Temptations
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So many people made decisions for Christ this past weekend! 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 the 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.

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A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.

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Nov 08, 2022
How to Never Stumble or Fall | Walking With God
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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.

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A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.

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Nov 07, 2022
SoCal Harvest Kicks off Tonight!
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JOIN THE MOVEMENT

As life becomes increasingly unpredictable and chaotic, many people are searching for answers. Here’s the good news: when things are very dark, God has a history of doing great things. 

At SoCal Harvest 2022, November 5 and 6, God has a message of hope and healing for those who are anxious about what the future holds for this crazy mixed-up world. Join us at Angel Stadium of Anaheim for an amazing weekend of music, hope, and real community—and hear a life-changing message from Pastor Greg Laurie about getting right with God.

Featuring music performances from Crowder, Phil Wickham, Jeremy Camp, Newsboys, and Andy Mineo!

Learn more: https://events.harvest.org/socal-harvest-2022 

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Nov 05, 2022
The He-Man with the She-Weakness | What Not to Do With Your Life
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In any marathon, the runners who jump out in front at the beginning are rarely the ones in front at the end. In fact, if a person isn’t careful how he runs, he probably won’t finish first and may not finish at all. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how even the strong can be brought to weakness. It’s a lesson on spiritual integrity and resisting those things that can derail our faithfulness to God. Pastor Greg begins by directing us to our Scripture text.

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A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.

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Nov 04, 2022
Hope for Hurting Hearts | Leaning on the Lord
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When the alarm goes off early so we can get up and work out, it’s easy to wish we could strengthen our muscles while we lie there in bed. But we know it doesn’t work that way. When it comes to growing strong in our faith, sometimes we have to exercise our faith . . . and sometimes that comes at the most painful, distressing times of life. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us get through the toughest times of our lives. Today, we’ll see our faith grows as we lean on the Lord.

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Nov 03, 2022
Hope for Hurting Hearts | A Message for the Troubled
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SoCal Harvest happens this weekend! If you’re in the Southern California area, we’d love to see you come out for two nights of powerful worship and a message from Pastor Greg Laurie. This event will also be live-streamed all over the world. Join the movement and learn more: https://events.harvest.org/socal-harvest-2022 

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It’s a statistical certainty that someone listening to A NEW BEGINNING today has just received the toughest news of their life. A diagnosis. A court order. An eviction. A pink slip. A phone call. It’s so often a phone call. What do you do when you don’t know what to do? Today, Pastor Greg Laurie reassures you that God knows, God sees, and God cares. And God has power that’s bigger than this crisis. And he can make a way when there seems to be no way.

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Nov 02, 2022
The Writing Is On the Wall | No Regrets
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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.

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Nov 01, 2022
The Writing Is On the Wall | Robust Faith
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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.

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Oct 31, 2022
How to Deal with Trials and Temptations | Sunday Message
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How to Deal with Trials and Temptations | Sunday Message

Greg Laurie gives us guidance on overcoming trials that come our way from James 1.

Pastor Greg Laurie begins a new series in the book of James called Walk this Way with a message titled “How to Deal With Trials and Temptations.” 

We all go through unique trials and temptations. In fact, it is a good sign that you are walking in the right direction. It is through the toughest trials and temptations that we learn the most and can become healthier, better followers of Jesus Christ. 

Listen in for good encouragement!

Notes

God allows trials to strengthen us because He wants to use us!

What Jesus is saying is, “Satan will not be able to stop you!”

The Epistle of James is for suffering people.

James and the family did not believe in Jesus until His resurrection.

1. Living a perfect Christian life will not convince some people.

The resurrection of Jesus turned James around. 

2. Make a choice to rejoice when you go through trials.

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials.” —James 1:2

The more we rejoice in our testings, the more we realize they are not liabilities but privileges.

They are ultimately helpful, not harmful; no matter how severe they may appear.

Job gave thanks.

It is very easy to only want to give thanks when we feel like it, but according to Scripture, it is something the believer is to do regardless of circumstances.

“Gratitude reduces toxic emotions ranging from envy and frustration and reduces depression, and actually increases happiness.” —Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D.

Thankful people are happy people!

3. Trials happen to make us stronger in every way. 

In Greek, “The testing of your faith produces ‘patience’” actually translates to, “toughness,” or “fortitude.”

Trials are like God’s gym, where we are broken down to be built up.

God has a purpose for every trial.

Spiritual strength will come through trials.

Jesus would come in His time and in His way because of His love!

Jesus delayed His arrival so He could bring greater glory to His name.

Jesus loves us and wants to be glorified through our lives.

Two words stand out against Paul’s travesty of tragedy: “Nevertheless God!”

4. It is through trials that we learn great wisdom. 

Through knowledge, we have learned how to travel faster than sound, but we show our lack of wisdom by going faster in the wrong direction!

5. God will enable us to endure and get through times of temptation. 

Where does temptation come from?

Answer: We play a key role in our own temptation by giving Satan our cooperation.

Where there is no desire on our part, then there is no temptation.

The temptation itself.

You are now under its power and are enjoying the experience.

You are now almost hooked.

“Drawn away by his own desires and is enticed.” —James 1:14

The lethal effects of sin kick in.

“And sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.” —James 1:15 

Temptation often comes after great times of blessing!

  1. We will go through times of trial.
  2. We need to make the choice to rejoice in times of trial. 
  3. God will guide you and give you the wisdom you need.
  4. Temptations will come, but there is always a way out!

Jesus suffered and died for your sin, so you can be forgiven!

Scripture Referenced

John 7:5

1 Corinthians 15:4, 7

Job 1:21

Hebrews 12:11

Romans 5:3 

John 11:4–7

2 Corinthians 7:5–6

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Oct 30, 2022
From the Archives: Harvest Crusade 1990
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We're only one week away from SoCal Harvest 2022, taking place November 5–6 at Angel Stadium! Learn more at https://events.harvest.org/socal-harvest-2022 

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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.

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Oct 29, 2022
The Biblical Worldview on the Afterlife | Who Goes to Heaven?
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People can talk all day about what it takes to get to Heaven. Inevitably, the discussion touches on the golden rule, and includes phrases like “be true to yourself” and “it doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you’re sincere.” People can be sincere and sincerely wrong at the same time. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie goes straight to Scripture for the real answer. If we want to know how to get to Heaven, it’s best to ask the God of Heaven. And that’s what we’ll do today.

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Oct 28, 2022
The Biblical Worldview on the Afterlife | A Needed Warning
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Our culture has some very sophisticated warning systems. We have warning systems in our cars, on our computers, on TV. We get weather alerts, Amber alerts, medical alerts. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie issues a spiritual alert. We’ll see that those who live their lives apart from a relationship with Jesus Christ are facing the most serious kind of danger there is. They’re not only risking life in the here and now, they’re risking their life in the hereafter.

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Oct 27, 2022
The Biblical Worldview on Finding Contentment | Our Source of Strength
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If you knew that you had the resources to handle anything—ANYTHING—that came your way, would that change your outlook on life? Sometimes, our demeanor is soured when life has been harsh and we feel there’s nothing we can do about it. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings some good news. You can have an attitude of contentment, no matter what. Because your Heavenly Father knows what you’re facing and He has a plan to bring you through. Good insight coming your way today.

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Oct 26, 2022
The Biblical Worldview on Finding Contentment | Mastering Your Mind
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It would seem that it’s easy to be content when things are going well . . . and it’s easy to be discontented when life has brought us to our knees. But is our contentment always tied to our circumstances? Pastor Greg Laurie would remind us that some of Paul’s most encouraging words were written from a dank, dark prison cell. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg helps us see how to have a spirit of contentment no matter what life throws our way. It’s part of his series called Worldview.

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Oct 25, 2022
The Biblical Worldview on Overcoming Fear & Worry | Finding Peace
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If you’ve run out of things to worry about, just turn on the news. It’s one crisis after another, 24 hours a day. The old saying in the news business is, “if it bleeds, it leads.” But the Lord calls us to set our minds on things above. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us why. When we’ve made our peace with God, it’s so easy to enjoy the peace of God. Pastor Greg shows us how to enjoy a biblical worldview that’s not mired in worry and fear.

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Oct 24, 2022
How to Divorce-Proof Your Marriage | Sunday Message
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In this Sunday episode, Pastor Greg Laurie concludes his current series, Am I Doing This Right? with a message titled “How to Divorce-Proof Your Marriage.” Listen in and learn how to strike the word “divorce” from your vocabulary and put your spouse first in all things.

Notes

“I would give my entire fortune for one happy marriage.” —J. Paul Getty

If you do not work on making your marriage stronger, it will slowly but surely die.

1. Selfishness (one word to sum up what breaks most marriages apart).

The problem more likely is you.

Marriage is not about finding the right person but being the right person.

People are so obsessed with themselves.

The origins of sin, selfishness, and the focus on ourselves came from the fall.

“Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.” —Genesis 3:16

The term desire means to, “compel, impel, urge, or seek control over.”

(Same word used when the Lord warned Cain later in Genesis.)

Sin wanted to master Cain, but God commanded Cain to master sin!

God is saying to Eve, as a result of sin, “you will want to control the man.”

God is saying to Adam, “You will want to rule over and dominate the woman.”

The curse on Eve (and woman) would be a desire to control man.

The curse on Adam (and men) would be the desire to control women.

2. Communication breakdown.

Learn to listen.

“Only a fool answers a matter before he has heard it.” —Proverbs 18:13

Avoid raising your voice.

If you feel anger building (if necessary) walk away.

Once you have had your disagreement, try to find a resolution, and then forgive!

Fight to resolve, not to win.

3. Adultery.

Sow a thought, reap an act.

Sow an act, reap a character.

Sow a character, reap a destiny.

In the New Testament, there are 26 references to Pornea.

  1. Our bodies are not made for it (1 Corinthians 6:13).
  2. We should not seek it out (1 Corinthians 7:2).
  3. We should run from it (1 Corinthians 6:18).

You do incredible damage to yourself.

“When adultery walks in, everything worth having walks out.”

You do incredible damage to your spouse; trust is broken.

You do incredible damage to your children.

You do damage to the church.

You do great damage to your witness and the cause of Christ.

You sin against the Lord Himself.

Note: They said, “Command.” Jesus said, “Permitted.”

1. Divorce is allowed when sexual immorality takes place.

Immorality is not only grounds for divorce; it is also grounds for forgiveness.

2. The only other reason God gives for divorce: desertion.

“Am I loving my wife as Christ loves the church?”

“Am I respecting my husband and submitting to his leadership?”

“Am I denying myself and putting the needs of my mate above my own?”

1. Walk with God.

2. Walk with your spouse.

3. Do not walk in the counsel of the ungodly.

4. Count the cost.

Jesus responded, “Let him that is without sin among you cast the first stone.”

Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more!”

Scripture Referenced

James 4:1–2

2 Timothy 3:1–2

Genesis 4:7

Ephesians 5:28

Philippians 2:3–5

James 1:19

Ephesians 4:31–32

Ephesians 4:26

Matthew 5:27–28

1 Corinthians 6:16–18

1 Corinthians 7:13, 15 

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Oct 23, 2022
“Why?” | Classic Message from the Los Angeles Crusade
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Join Pastor Greg Laurie for the 2022 SoCal Harvest this November 5–6. Learn more here: https://events.harvest.org/socal-harvest-2022 

In today’s episode, we bring you a classic message, originally given on the eve of September 11, 2011 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. In this message, Pastor Greg Laurie addresses the simple question at the forefront of many people’s minds in the wake of national tragedies: Why? 

Listen in as Pastor Greg gives hope and encouragement through the gospel, telling us directly, “Only those who are prepared to die are really ready to live.”

This episode was originally produced for radio broadcast and features attendance numbers and some audio of what happened after over 5,934 people came onto the outfield of Dodger Stadium to accept Jesus Christ.

As we remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001, find encouragement in these resources from Pastor Greg.

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Oct 22, 2022
The Biblical Worldview on Overcoming Fear & Worry | Rejoicing
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Author Erma Bombeck was quoted as saying, “Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but doesn’t get you anywhere.” Matthew 6:27 is pretty frank: “Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us overcome fear and worry. In a new series, we’re learning to adopt a biblical worldview . . . and we’ll learn today that worldview doesn’t include worry. We’ll see worry and faith are mutually exclusive.

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Oct 21, 2022
The Biblical Worldview on Salvation | Having a One-on-one Relationship With God
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Where does your electricity come from in your home? The electric company, right? You’re connected directly. Your neighbor is connected directly. You’re not running an extension cord over to the neighbor’s to power up your lights (at least I hope not). Well, we each need a direct spiritual connection to our Heavenly Father. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how that sheds light on Paul’s injunction to “work out our own salvation.” Glad you’re along today for Pastor Greg’s Worldview Series.

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Oct 20, 2022
The Biblical Worldview on Salvation | Learning to Think Biblically
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We live in the information age. Facts and figures fly at us faster than we can absorb. And opinions, suppositions, rumors, and innuendos come screaming at us from every form of media—especially social media. Where do we find an escape? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out our respite is right in the pages of God’s Word. Not only do we find solace, we find the soothing salve of Scripture. Today, let’s ponder on the things above.

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Oct 19, 2022
How to Fight the Spiritual Battle | About Our 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, 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.

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Oct 18, 2022
How to Fight the Spiritual Battle | Using God-given Weaponry
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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.

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Oct 17, 2022
What the Bible Says About Parenting | Sunday Message (with guest speaker Adam Eaton)
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If there’s one area of life where you’re sure to ask, “Am I Doing This Right?” it’s parenting! Every Christian parent desires to raise their kids in the ways of the Lord and have them experience an intimate relationship with Jesus. But let’s be honest: parenting is hard! 

In this episode, special guest Pastor Adam Eaton gives a message titled, “What the Bible Says About Parenting.” Parents and future parents will be encouraged and exhorted to follow what the Bible says about raising children.

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Oct 16, 2022
From the Archives: Hugh Hewitt Interviews Greg Laurie
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In this classic conversation originally aired on The Hugh Hewitt Show, radio host Hugh Hewitt interviews Pastor Greg Laurie on his testimony and preaching ministry. You'll hear details about Hugh Hewitt's previous work on looking into Harvest Crusades and more insights on how Pastor Greg started his evangelistic ministry. 

Other topics covered include:

  • Why we should keep evangelism simple
  • Hardship, suffering, and the goodness of God
  • What's changed since the Harvest Crusades began

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Oct 15, 2022
Angels and Demons | How the Devil Works
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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.

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Oct 14, 2022
Angels and Demons | About God's "Secret Agents"
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Angels, unfortunately, suffer from a good deal of bad press. Fake news. Inaccurate reporting. They’re not plump little babies sitting on clouds playing harps. They don’t have two wings and a glowing halo. And not all angels are the good guys. What’s the truth about these heavenly beings? Pastor Greg Laurie has the answer today on A NEW BEGINNING from the only reliable source, a book inspired by God, the creator of angels. . . the Bible.

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Oct 13, 2022
A Hell of a Message | A Chosen Path
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We can have a steady diet of donuts and burgers and then blame the giant carbohydrate conglomerates for our weight gain. We can speed and blame the cop for our traffic ticket. But at some point, we all need to take personal responsibility for our choices. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out no one goes to Hell by accident. God gives opportunity after opportunity to choose the path that leads to Heaven. Today, we’ll examine the clear choice where we spend eternity.

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Oct 12, 2022
A Hell of a Message | The Truth About Hell
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There are things we don’t like to talk about in polite company. Politics, of course. How about embarrassing moments, a troubled past, those times we didn’t tell the truth, the date that went very badly. Near the top of the list would have to be death and the existence of Hell. But today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that our knowledge of Hell may be dangerously limited . . . or worse yet, influenced by all the things we’ve heard in books or on TV or movies. We’ll get the truth today.

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Oct 11, 2022
Let’s Talk About Heaven | Questions Answered
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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 door bell. What about our friends and loved ones in Heaven? Are they watching what’s going on here on Earth? Pastor Greg Laurie address that question and several others today on A NEW BEGINNING as he presents a glimpse of life inside our eternal home.

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Oct 10, 2022
How to Get a New Husband | Sunday Message
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In this special message, Cathe Laurie joins Pastor Greg to speak to women on being godly wives. Let’s set what culture says aside and instead turn to God’s Word for biblical insight on marriage. It’s a message you won’t want to miss!

Notes

If we want a marriage and family that succeeds, we must do it as God tell us to!

H. O. P. E

Holding On with Patient Expectation.

“Victory is not won by evacuation.” —Winston Churchill 

1. Be the best version of yourself that you can be.

Proverbs 31 speaks of a balanced woman strong in every way.

The Bible reminds us to not focus on outward appearance alone.

The Godly woman focuses primarily on the internal but does not forget the external. 

The word adornment is “cosmos” in Greek.

Note: The Bible does not forbid women to look attractive.

Paul gives a balanced view of a balanced believer.

The godly woman is known for her wisdom as well as her beauty.

2. Respect your man. 

For a wife to win her husband requires her to respect him.

“When a husband feels disrespected, it is especially hard to love his wife. When a wife feels unloved, it is especially hard to respect her husband.” —Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

God is not calling on wives to feel respect; He is commanding them to show respectful behavior.

Let your beauty be primarily inward, but don’t forget the outward.

Respect and honor your husband. 

Focus on actions over words to influence your husband.

A man needs to listen to what his wife has to say.

A woman needs to avoid the temptation to nag.

T. – True

H. – Helpful

I. – Inspiring

N. – Necessary

K. – Kind 

Often in communication, we are speaking from different perspectives.

3. Submit to the leadership of your husband. 

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.” —Galatians 3:28

The husband has the God-given responsibility to provide, protect, and lead just as the Lord does for the church!

“But Peter and the other Apostles answered and said, “We ought to obey God rather than men.” —Acts 5:29

Scripture Referenced

Song of Solomon 1:10

1 Timothy 4:8

Proverbs 31:26, 30

Ephesians 5:33

Proverbs 31:26

Proverbs 19:13; Proverbs 21:19 

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Oct 09, 2022
Life's Most Dangerous Word | Classic Crusade Message
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In this classic crusade recording, Pastor Greg Laurie preaches a message titled, "Life's Most Dangerous Word." From this crusade event, we see the power of the gospel to change you and the power of God to satisfy your deepest longings. 

Speaking to a large crowd, Pastor Greg gives tragic examples of people who pursue happiness and cannot find it in this world. The answer, we learn, is only found in a relationship with God, and we're invited to believe on the name of Christ today—not tomorrow.

Pastor Greg Laurie states, "Life's most dangerous word is tomorrow. Tomorrow sounds so innocent, but it's life's most dangerous word. Tomorrow is the road that leads to the town called Never. Tomorrow is the barred and bolted door that shuts people out of Heaven." 

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This message was originally given at Harvest America at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, TX on the evening of June 10, 2018.

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Oct 08, 2022
Let’s Talk About Heaven | What We'll Be Doing
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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 good insight from his series on the afterlife.

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Oct 07, 2022
Let’s Talk About Heaven | How We'll Be Different
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Ever fallen for that ruse at the supermarket? You see a package marked new and improved, so you buy it. Then you get home, 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. It’s information we can trust, coming from the infallible truth of the Word of God.

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Oct 06, 2022
Let’s Talk About Heaven | Are You Heavenly Minded?
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Imagine sitting down for a fine meal. It may be the finest meal you’ve ever experienced. The service is first class. The chef is world renowned. His culinary creations will leave you speechless. But you can’t get your eyes off the shiny silverware. You ignore the food and gaze upon the utensil. Behold the spoon! Ridiculous. . . Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the folly of being so enamored with the world we miss eternity.

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Oct 05, 2022
Let’s Talk About Heaven | What to Expect
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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 some good information. Let’s open our minds and hearts to God’s Word.

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Oct 04, 2022
Let’s Talk About Heaven | What We Need to Know
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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. 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 to be prepared.

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Oct 03, 2022
How to Do Marriage Right | Sunday Message
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Hear what Pastor Greg Laurie has to say about doing marriage God’s way! Husbands, this one’s especially for you!

Notes

A successful marriage is a total commitment.

Wedlock should be a padlock. 

1. God created marriage.

Before God created the church, before God created the state, before God created the school, God created marriage.

As marriage goes, so goes the family.

As the family goes, so goes the nation.

Satan hates what God loves.

And the man said, “This is now bones of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman, for she was taken out of man.” —Genesis 2:23

The Garden of Eden was perfection.

Some are called to singleness, and for them, friendship can fill this gap.

Neither Jesus nor Paul the apostle were married.

2. To have a marriage that works, requires you to do two essential things: leave and cleave.

The Hebrew word for leave is often translated as “abandon.”

The Hebrew word for cleave means, “to glue, to cling.”

Companion: One you are united with in thoughts, goals, plans, and efforts.

To dwell means, “to be aligned to or give maintenance to.” 

Keep working on, maintaining, cultivating, and strengthening your marriage, because the moment you stop progressing, you potentially start regressing.

3. Men hold the key to a happy and working marriage. 

Note: Paul takes more time and gives more space to what he says to the husband than he does the wife.

A successful marriage is not about finding the right person; it is being the right person.

4. Doing marriage right requires constant communication.

“A good marriage consists of two good forgivers.” —Ruth Graham

“Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.” —Proverbs 31:28

5. Doing marriage right comes back to a commitment you reaffirm every day.

Marriage is tough.

Dating reveals the best of you.

Marriage reveals the worst of you.

6. We need the power of the Spirit to be a good spouse. 

The filling of the Holy Spirit will empower you to be a Godly spouse.

The wife cannot submit to her husband without the filling of the Holy Spirit.

If you are a Spirit-filled person, you will be a submitting person.

If you are a Spirit-filled person, you will think of others over yourself.

Wives are called to submit to the loving leadership of their husbands.

Husbands are to bow to the needs of their wives.

It’s not about you; it’s about your mate.

Most marriages fail because of selfishness.

Note: God uses marriage as a picture of His love for us.

Jesus came to the earth and died for your sins; He will forgive you.

Scripture Referenced

Malachi 2:14

1 Peter 3:7

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Oct 02, 2022
Classic Interview | The Family Is God's Idea: An Interview with Dr. James Dobson
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In this interview, Greg Laurie sits down with the famed author, speaker, and psychologist Dr. James Dobson. 

Dr. Dobson is the founder of Focus on the Family and Family Talk; both are nationally syndicated radio programs heard by millions. Dobson is well known for his books, such as Bringing Up Boys, The Strong-Willed Child, and Dare to Discipline. Dr. Dobson is also well known for his interview with serial killer Ted Bundy on the eve of Bundy’s execution.

In this wide-ranging interview, Pastor Greg and Dr. Dobson discuss Dobson’s life from childhood to marriage, as well as how to raise a family with godly intentions and how to raise children with Heaven in mind.

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Oct 01, 2022
How to Be a World Changer | 10 Important Points
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Believers are called to go forward for Christ . . . “onward Christian soldiers.” Then why are there so many Christian “retreats”? Shouldn’t there be some Christian “charges”? Seriously though, we’re often more comfortable staying in our bubble than marching onto the battlefield. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us be people who impact the culture around us. Pastor Greg says we’re called to be World Changers. Important principles on making sure we impact the world, and not vice versa.

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Sep 30, 2022
How to Be a World Changer | Using Your Faith
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Can you imagine chocolate chip cookies WITHOUT the chocolate chips? Can you imagine fried chicken, hold the chicken? Some ingredients are prerequisites. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that our job is to influence the world around us. We’ll see today that God calls us to change the world. But there’s a must-have ingredient involved. Without this ingredient, we’re just spinning our spiritual wheels. Let’s learn how to follow the Bible’s blueprint.

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Sep 29, 2022
Dealing With Depression | Turn to Christ
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It may come as a surprise to some . . . it may be welcome confirmation for others . . . but believers can get depressed. Yes, there are numerous Scriptures about joy and contentment, but we’re humans living in mortal bodies, in challenging times. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie focuses on a depressing time in the life of the great prophet Elijah, and highlights a number of practical principles to help us in our times of challenge. You might want to take some notes.

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Sep 28, 2022
Dealing With Depression | Committing to God
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Trying to live a godly life in an ungodly world can seem like we’re trying to walk up a downward escalator. The culture is trying to drag believers right into a quagmire of hopeless humanism and angry atheism. But God has a plan. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us revisit one of the most exciting stories of the Old Testament when a single prophet of God confronts 850 feckless false prophets and watches God’s plan unfold.

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Sep 27, 2022
Which Side Are You On? | Warning Against Idolatry
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We throw the word idol around pretty freely in our culture. “So-and-so is a teen idol” . . . “did you watch American Idol?” . . . “Humphrey Bogart was a matinee idol.” But, biblically speaking, an idol is a representation or symbol of an object of worship. It’s a clear transgression of the First Commandment. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie warns about idol worship based on an epic confrontation in 1 Kings 18. Elijah goes toe-to-toe with the prophets of Baal.

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Sep 26, 2022
Singleness and Dating | Sunday Message with Pastor Jonathan Laurie
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In this Sunday message, Pastor Jonathan Laurie uses what the Bible says about our purpose on Earth to provide perspective on what to do when single or dating. He’s answering the question, “What are we to do in these seasons?” And you’re invited to hear the answer!

Notes

“What do you do when we come to a verse in the Bible you disagree with? Change your opinion.” —Greg Laurie 

1. The Glorification of God 

“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.” —Augustine

To honor God means to put His desires ahead of your desires, His will for your life ahead of your own will.

2. Edification

3. Evangelization

Upward: Glorification – Matthew 6:33

Inward: Edification – 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Outward: Evangelization – Mark 16:15

Scripture Referenced

1 Corinthians 10:31

Revelation 4:11

Isaiah 55:8–9

Ephesians 4:11–15

Matthew 28:19–20

1 Corinthians 7:1, 9

2 Corinthians 6:14

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Sep 25, 2022
“Where Our Focus Should Be” | Today's Daily Devotion from Greg Laurie
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In this episode, we’re featuring the audio version of Pastor Greg’s daily devotion.

You can get daily emails of this devotion delivered directly to your inbox when you sign up at https://harvest.org/resources/devotions/ or through the Harvest App, available for Android and iOS. 

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Where Our Focus Should Be

So when the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking him, ‘Lord, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?’ (Acts 1:6)

After His resurrection, Jesus said to His disciples, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8 NLT). This statement was prompted by the following question from the disciples: “Lord, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?” (verse 6 NLT). The disciples thought that the Messiah, Jesus, had come to establish the Kingdom of God on Earth. This was why it seemed like a mistake when He was crucified.

But as the Scriptures foretold, the Messiah would come first to suffer and die for the sins of the world. Then He would return to Earth and establish His Kingdom therein.

Jesus told them, “The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know” (verse 7 NLT). In other words, “Guys, will you get over this already? I’m not going to establish My earthly kingdom right now. That will come later. Stop focusing on when I’ll return and instead focus on what you are to do until I return.”

Today, there are still people asking when Jesus is coming back. And an occasional misguided person will say they know the date of Christ’s return. But Jesus said, “No one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows” (Matthew 24:36 NLT).

Our focus, therefore, should be on what we’re supposed to do while we await Christ’s return. The early Church had a job to do, and so do we. Jesus’s words in Acts 1 were not only for the first-century believers. He is still calling us to tell people everywhere about Him.

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Sep 24, 2022
Which Side Are You On? | Importance of Waiting on God
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None of us likes to wait. Like when we’re on hold hearing that annoying music repeat over and over again. Or when we’re in line at the grocery store or the airport. Or in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, and our name is finally called and we go to the exam room to . . . wait some more. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that when we wait on GOD, it can renew us. We’ll see some great miracles took place through the prophet Elijah AFTER a time of waiting on the Lord.

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Sep 23, 2022
Exit Stage Left | God's Plan Includes You
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The only part where your car touches the ground is where the wheels contact the pavement, right? You may have hundreds of horsepower under the hood, but if that power doesn’t reach the ground, nobody’s going anywhere. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the power of God is ready to do great things, but He wants our help to bring it to ground level. We’ll follow the example of Elijah in 1 Kings 17, and see how we can be part of God’s plan.

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Sep 22, 2022
Exit Stage Left | Times of Trial
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Getting everything we want—success, money, respect—would be an amazing way to live, right? Well, look at celebrities, who have success, money, and respect. Look at how often they suffer from depression and addictions, and sometimes die quite young. Maybe many people want the wrong things. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us learn from Elijah. We’ll see HE learned from some of the toughest challenges life threw at him . . . and we can too.

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Sep 21, 2022
There’s a New Kid in Town | Properly Presenting the Gospel
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If we preach a watered-down gospel, and people respond that half-of-a-gospel message, are they really responding to the truth? The whole truth? The truth presented clearly in Scripture? That’s an important question, and Pastor Greg Laurie tackles that today on A NEW BEGINNING. We’re studying the life of the prophet Elijah—a man who stepped out in courageous boldness and made a difference in his time. Let’s find out today how we can do the same in our time!

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Sep 20, 2022
There’s a New Kid in Town | Ordinary With Supernatural Courage
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Believers have the privilege of sharing a life-saving message within their circle of influence. But many times, we let those opportunities pass by. Maybe we don’t feel equal to the assignment . . . we’re just “regular folks” and the stakes are so high. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie introduces us to another “regular guy” who stepped out with uncommon courage and did great things for the Kingdom. Let’s learn how we can find the courage to follow in his footsteps.

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Sep 19, 2022
You’ve Got a Friend | Sunday Message
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When it comes to our relationships, we should each ask, “Am I doing this right?” And we should turn to God for the answer. Kicking off a relevant series on relationships, Pastor Greg Laurie explores what the Bible says about godly friendships.

Notes

In a culture that is redefining everything, we need to go to God’s original plan.

A friendship is made up of two people committing themselves to one another.

Jesus said, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

We need Godly friendships.

You become like the people you spend the most time with.

Show me your friends, and I will show you your future.

Some people bring joy wherever they go.

Some people bring joy whenever they go.

Which person are you?

“There are friends that destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.” —Proverbs 18:24

Look for godly people to be your closest friends.

If your friend has no relationship with God, and they are dragging you down, then it could be time to part company.

Give serious consideration about who you want to be your friends.

Friends matter because you will influence them as they will influence you.

As friends, we need to encourage one another, not discourage others.

True friends support each other through thick and thin.

A friend can help you through the hard times.

True friends share their burdens with each other.

True friends tell each other the truth.

A true friend will tell you when you’re doing the wrong thing, too.

“A true friend always stabs you in the front.” —Oscar Wilde

True friends resolve their conflicts.

“Envy grows naturally in a relationship between equals.” —Aristotle

Envy has been described as a small town sin that breeds on proximity.

“The wicked envy and hate; it is their way of admiring.” —Victor Hugo

Once you have had your disagreement, try to find a resolution.

Fight to resolve, not to win.

If you go into to win, you lose, even if you win.

Try out these eight words that you should be willing to say everyday:

“I’m sorry,” “Please forgive me,” and “I love you.”

Jesus is the perfect friend. 

True friends of Jesus obey Him continually.

True friends of Jesus obey God in even the smallest matters.

Do you have a relationship with God?

Jesus is much more than a friend; He is also a Savior.

Scripture Referenced

1 Corinthians 15:33

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Galatians 6:2

Ecclesiastes 4:9–10

Proverbs 27:6

Ephesians 4:26

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Sep 18, 2022
Are We Desperate Enough? | Jon Erwin on the Making of “Jesus Revolution”
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Are we desperate enough for another spiritual awakening in America? In this exciting conversation, Pastor Greg Laurie sits down with Jon Erwin, the director of Jesus Revolution to talk about the making of this landmark film, coming to theaters in February of 2023. 

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Sep 17, 2022
The Almost Christian | How to Be a Real Christian
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Prerequisites. Students certainly know what those are. Those are things that have to come before other things. Before you can take English 201, you have to take English 101. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us explore any prerequisites in making a genuine commitment to Jesus Christ. If Heaven hangs in the balance, we want to make sure our hearts and minds are sincere in fully accepting the Lord’s invitation. Today’s message serves as the finale to our studies in Acts.

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Sep 16, 2022
The Almost Christian | Checking in on Yourself
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Ever drive away from home and had that nagging feeling you might have left the stove on? Or you forgot to lock a door? Or you left a curling iron plugged in? If you don’t go back and check, you start thinking of how things could go horribly wrong. We want to be sure about certain things, don’t we? Well, today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us check ourselves when it comes to the sincerity of our faith in Christ. When it comes to matters of eternity, “close enough” isn’t close enough.

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Sep 15, 2022
Christ’s Call to Courage | Where to Find Courage
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Sometimes, it can seem as though we’re swimming against the current in our life of faith. If it isn’t opposition and even persecution for what we believe, it’s challenges in health, or finances, or relationships. How do we get through? How have others made it? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points to the Apostle Paul as our inspiration. We’re in the book of Acts considering the trial upon trial Paul faced, but the word of encouragement that pulled him through.

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Sep 14, 2022
Christ’s Call to Courage | Speaking Up for Truth
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Many people feel they just can’t function in the morning with their cup of coffee. But, long ago, coffee met with grumpy, nearly global opposition for hundreds of years (They were grumpy ‘cause they hadn’t had their coffee). People oppose lots of things, but then come to embrace them warmly. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how we need to realize that people need the message we share, and we need to find the courage to share it even in the face of opposition.

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Sep 13, 2022
How to Live a Meaningful Life | Spirit of Generosity
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Wouldn’t it be a remarkable world if everyone tried to out-give one another? If we saw someone in need, we automatically took care of it. We were always looking for ways to help. But we don’t live in a culture of givers, it seems like we live in a culture of takers. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see how a spirit of generosity is part of the prescription for living a more meaningful life. We’re considering the Apostle Paul’s counsel about living in a way that honors God.

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Sep 12, 2022
It’s Time for Another Jesus Revolution! | Sunday Message
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What does it take for God to turn around an entire generation? The answer may be closer to home than you think. In this special message, Pastor Greg Laurie gives reasons to hope for another spiritual awakening in your lifetime—and shares how you can play a part.

Notes

America is at a crossroads right now.

We are seeking to redefine what God has defined.

We are sowing the wind and reaping the whirlwind.

The seeds we sowed in the ‘60s have become a crop of destruction today. 

This younger generation is looking for answers.

Today’s younger generation needs help!

God sent a spiritual awakening before, and we want this next generation to have one too!

“Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?” —Psalm 85:6

Our responsibility is to tell the next generation what God did for us. 

Revolution means, “upheaval” and “change”; it also means “turning around” or “rotating.” It’s returning to something.

America has never been more divided.

God says the source of the problems is His house, the church!

An earmark of the Jesus Movement:

The Holy Spirit was at work in our lives.

An earmark of the Jesus Movement:

There was a belief in the soon return of Jesus.

Jesus has given us an unprecedented open door.

We need to look for open doors to share our faith.

We should never put a wall up where God has opened a door.

God has given us the power and resources we need.

We need to keep God’s Word and not deny His name.

Open your heart and life to the work of the Holy Spirit.

Be ready for the Lord’s imminent return.

Walk through the doors God opens for you and take risks.

Keep His Word and be faithful.

Scripture Referenced

Joel 1:3

2 Chronicles 7:14

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Sep 11, 2022
How to Live a Meaningful Life | Giving It Your All
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In any gym, there are people there who are just getting it done . . . a certain number of reps, a certain duration of time, and–whew!–they’re done, and they’re gone. And there are others who push themselves, and they give it their all! And it shows. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that this life is too important to muddle through. The Lord wants us to run this race with endurance, and to run this race to win. We’ll learn more about how to do that in Acts.

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Sep 09, 2022
How to Reach Our Culture with The Gospel | 6 Things to Consider
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As believers, sometimes it seems we’re living in some kind of weird, upside-down culture where right is wrong, up is down, and sin is to be celebrated. We feel disoriented, like aliens on a strange planet. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that sometimes people may feel a bit disoriented when they talk to us. He’ll show us ways to find common ground, use common language, and capture their interest with our message of hope.

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Sep 08, 2022
How to Reach Our Culture with The Gospel | Finding the Right Approach
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As believers who want to share our faith, sometimes it would seem we’re attempting to deliver a message that many people just don’t want to hear. They think they don’t NEED to hear it. The truth is, everyone needs the hope of Jesus Christ. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie reminds us that God built us with a hunger for God. People may try to feed that hunger with the things of this world, but sooner or later they’ll come to realize their hunger is for something more.

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Sep 07, 2022
How to Look Up When Things Look Down | Uncomplicating the Gospel
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Some people come to Christ instantly, as soon as they hear the Gospel. It’s the miracle of a moment. Others resist that decision for decades, until one day they realize their need for Christ. Sometimes it’s a crisis or tragedy that brings them to that point, other times it’s as though their eyes suddenly opened. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us the miraculous conversion of a certain Philippian jailer . . . a conversion that would sweep through his entire family.

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Sep 06, 2022
How to Look Up When Things Look Down | Opening Up to God
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We like to put our best foot forward. It’s a cultural thing. We keep certain things to ourselves. If we’ve just bounced a check, or we’re in over our head at work, or there’s relationship stress, we stay silent on those subjects. But today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that when Jesus makes His home in our hearts, we give Him permission to explore the hidden issues we’re keeping to ourselves—yeah, including the one you’re thinking about right now. Let’s get some good encouragement.

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Sep 05, 2022
The Foolish Wise Man | Sunday Message
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How can I serve God? That’s a question every Christian should ask themselves. As Pastor Greg Laurie says, every Christian is called to serve Him—and it should be our greatest joy. See what other insightful comments he has in this special message.

Notes

“For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his generation, fell asleep.” —Acts 13:36

To fall asleep means, “to die.”

A long life is not the objective; fulfilling God’s purpose for your life is.

1. Focus on what God has given you, not on what He did not give you.

One day, we too will give our final words.

2. Have an intimate relationship with God.

3. Serve God with a whole heart and willing mind—a person who really knows God will want to serve God.

“The joy of the Lord is your strength!” —Nehemiah 8:10

Every Christian is called to serve God.

4. Put God first in your life and everything else will find its proper order.

Prayer is about getting our will in alignment with God’s Will.

God answered Solomon’s prayer and gave him great wisdom.

Solomon compromised his relationship with God.

Solomon disobeyed God’s commandments and married a nonbeliever.

It’s much harder to pull someone up than it is for them to pull you down.

Solomon compromised his morality.

In Hebrew, to seek and explore means, “to investigate the roots of a matter.”

Solomon looked to the pursuit of knowledge without God.

After many years wasted, Solomon finally came to his senses.

Solomon warned others to not make the same mistake (Ecclesiastes 12:1).

The end of a life is known by its beginning, and the evening by the morning of it.

If you leave God out of the picture, your life is going to be empty, meaningless, and futile.

Before you know it, you, like Solomon, will have more life behind you than before.

You have two major dates in your life: 

Your date of birth and date of death.

Scripture Referenced

2 Corinthians 6:14

Ecclesiastes 12:13–14

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Sep 04, 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.”

If you are in the Southern California area, make plans to join Pastor Greg Laurie November 5 and 6 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Learn more at https://events.harvest.org/socal-harvest-2022.

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Sep 03, 2022
How to Resolve Conflict | Practical Help
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In so many arguments, as one person is making her point, the other person is formulating his response. He’s not really hearing her point, he’s preparing his counterpoint. It’s tactical gamesmanship, and they’re keeping mental score. Hopefully that DOESN’T sound familiar. But if it does, today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us learn to resolve conflict by following an example we see in Scripture. Today, practical help for everyone.

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Sep 02, 2022
How to Resolve Conflict | Choosing the Right Response
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Disagreement and conflict is almost inevitable in human relationships. When that happens, some people put up their fists . . . others call up their lawyer. Others look up the Proverb that says a soft answer turns away wrath. In the big picture, those moments can either undergird our efforts to share Christ, or undermine them. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us deal with everyone in a spirit of grace and humility. We’re in Acts chapter 15.

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Sep 01, 2022
Why Do Christians Have to Suffer? | Temporary Pain, Everlasting Reward
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When we have something enjoyable to look forward to tomorrow, it makes the stresses of today a little easier to take. Have you noticed that? It’s all about perspective. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us adopt a biblical perspective on the challenges of today. It’s a message called “Why Do Christians Have to Suffer?” We’ll look ahead to our everlasting reward, and let that give us encouragement for the temporary pain and opposition we face today.

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Aug 31, 2022
Why Do Christians Have to Suffer? | A New Way to See Hardship
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Have you ever seen your child face something pretty tough? Maybe it was an important medical procedure that was quite painful. You knew it was necessary and helpful in the long term, but your child just focused on the suffering. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us trust our Heavenly Father to know what’s best—even when there’s pain in the present. We’ll learn the encouragement that comes when we focus on the future benefit, and the present presence of God in our lives.

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Aug 30, 2022
How to Be an Encourager | Learning From Barnabas
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The Gospel can be an uncomfortable message. It’s a message of sin and its consequences . . . but of course the remedy found in the Lord’s sacrifice. But that discussion can be so effective in an atmosphere of encouragement. It’s what their heart needs wrapped in what their heart wants. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how to be an encourager in the tradition of Barnabas. As we study the book of Acts today, we’ll see how we can follow in his reassuring footsteps.

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Aug 29, 2022
“Four Warnings and a Promise” | Sunday Message (with Pastor Jonathan Laurie)
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How important are our choices? When we look back at David’s failures, we get the answer: very important. In this Sunday episode, special guest Pastor Jonathan Laurie reminds us that our actions not only impact us, but also our children. With them, we lay their foundation. Tune in to see how you can ensure it’s a sturdy one!

Notes

The way we walk matters.

“The chastening hand of a loving heavenly Father is a very different thing from the judging hand of a holy God.” —Alan Redpath

The choices we make matter. 

1. The Death of David and Bathsheba’s First Son 

The hope of Heaven guarantees a reunion.

2. The Rape of Tamar

Monogamy is God’s original and best design.

We cannot pretend that our actions do not affect those around us. 

When you engage in sin, it is easy to see the same sin in others, but hard to correct.

3. The Murder of Amnon 

4. The Rebellion and Death of Absalom 

Then Joab came to Absalom at his house and demanded, "Why did your servants set my field on fire?" —2 Samuel 14:31–33 

So Joab told the king what Absalom had said. Then at last David summoned Absalom, who came and bowed low before the king, and the king kissed him.

Our actions today lay the foundation upon which our children and our descendants will build their lives.

The Promise: God does not just sweep life away; instead, He devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from Him.

Scripture Referenced

Galatians 6:7

Matthew 7:2

1 Thessalonians 4:3

Hebrews 12:6

2 Corinthians 5:17

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Aug 28, 2022
Classic Crusade Message: God in Pursuit
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In this episode, we revisit a message from Pastor Greg Laurie titled, "God in Pursuit." Preaching from the story of the prophet Jonah, Pastor Greg describes how God pursues us in order to have a relationship with us. 

Sometimes we run from God, not understanding that He is looking out for our own good. Are you not convinced of God's lovingkindness and offer of forgiveness of sins to you?

Pastor Greg says, "Jesus Christ came to pay a debt He did not owe because we owed a debt we could not pay. And if you'll believe in Him and turn from your sin, you can be forgiven."

Learn more about a personal relationship with Jesus Christ by going to KnowGod.org.

This message was originally delivered at the SoCal Harvest in Anaheim, California on Sunday night, August 25, 2013. 

Since 1990, more than 9.8 million people have participated in Harvest Crusades events in person or online around the United States. 

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Aug 27, 2022
How to Be an Encourager | What Are You Known For?
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Someone can brighten our day with just a smile . . . or a kind word. Others seem to steal the sunshine and rain on our parade. Isn’t it interesting that other people have that kind of influence on us? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out we should take that to heart and learn to have a positive influence on others. It’s not that hard to do, and the rewards are wonderful. You’ve joined us for a study in the book of Acts Pastor Greg has called The Upside-Down Life.

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Aug 26, 2022
What Happens When Christians Pray Together | Why Your Prayer Lacks Power
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Some people seem to dabble at prayer, “Lord, bless everybody, everywhere. Amen.” Others get on their knees and pray earnestly, whole-heartedly, passionately. Prayer can actually energize our faith . . . and faith can energize our prayers. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us move to a more immersive, more rewarding experience in talking with God. We’ll learn some important principles that’ll take us there. It’s a good time to take notes.

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Aug 25, 2022
What Happens When Christians Pray Together | The Forgotten Power of Prayer
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Ever lose your electricity at home? It’s surprising how much we depend on it. We know the power’s out but, when we walk into a room, what do we automatically reach for? The light switch. Muscle memory. We take that connection for granted. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the connection we each have with God through prayer. And when we ignore that connection, it starts to feel like the lights are out in our faith. Good encouragement coming from the book of Acts today.

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Aug 24, 2022
Never Say Never | Don't Say This to the Lord
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Have you ever been to an auction, or seen one on TV? Maybe classic cars or farm animals. As you’re sitting there, you have to be very quiet and still. You scratch your head at the wrong moment and you’ll suddenly own a 1500 lb Texas Longhorn! Today on A NEW BEGINNING, we’ll see we need to be careful in our speech and attitude toward the Lord. Pastor Greg Laurie points out how our behavior should draw people to the Lord, not stand in the way of that decision.

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Aug 23, 2022
Never Say Never | Overcoming Reluctance to Share the Gospel
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If you find a great restaurant, or see a good movie, chances are you’re not shy in mentioning it to someone else. We like to pass along helpful suggestions. But so many of us just don’t feel comfortable in suggesting someone consider the hope of the Gospel. We’ll talk about that reluctance today on A NEW BEGINNING as Pastor Greg Laurie continues his studies in the book of Acts. We’ll learn to follow the example of our First Century forefathers and discover the thrill of spreading the Good News.

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Aug 22, 2022
The God of Second Chances | Sunday Message
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Have you ever thought your sin was so horrible that there was no coming back? Pastor Greg Laurie has good news for you: God gives second chances. In this Sunday episode, hear the story of a man who fell away from God and was in need of forgiveness.

Notes

“My heart is fixed; my heart is fixed, O Lord.” —Psalm 57:7

 The actual sin David committed lasted only a minute, but the repercussions of his sin lasted the rest of his life.

“Let him that thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.” —1 Corinthians 10:12 

David’s fall came after great spiritual success.

The sins we commit today may come back to haunt us tomorrow.

2 Samuel 5 tells us David took concubines, after he became king, in direct disobedience to God.

You do not feed lust; you starve it!

David was sleeping when he should have been fighting.

Our greatest battles do not necessarily come when we are working hard; they often come when we have some leisure time on our hands and when we are bored. 

When deluded by sin, we do not think clearly because sin makes us stupid.

Instead of confessing, David tried to hide his sin.

“The thing that David had done displeased the Lord!” —2 Samuel 11:27

Psalm 32 describes the futility and misery of sin that is unconfessed.

God disciplines those He loves.

We have ourselves to blame when we fall into sin.

There is only one correct response to being caught in sin: “I have sinned!”

When David was confronted about his sin, he repented.

When King Saul was confronted about his sin, he got worse.

Despite David’s sin, he was given a second chance in life.

Bathsheba made it into the Messianic line of Jesus Christ.

Scripture Referenced

Matthew 6:31

Hebrews 12:8, 12

Proverbs 28:13

James 1:14–15

Matthew 1:5–6

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Aug 21, 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.

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Aug 20, 2022
No One Is Beyond the Reach of God | Choosing Between Life and Death
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In spite of the fact that eternal life is a free gift from God, paid for by Jesus’ death at Calvary, some accept that gift and some don’t. That’s startling to believers: “heaven or hell, take your pick.” “Yeah, I just don’t think heaven’s the right fit for me.” Today on A NEW BEGINNING, we’ll take a look at that choice and how people each make the choices that lead to life or death. Pastor Greg Laurie is presenting an enlightening series in the book of Acts called The Upside Down Life.

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Aug 19, 2022
No One Is Beyond the Reach of God | Spreading the Good News
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There are several groups of people who used to say they’d never become religious, never darken the door of a church building, never be caught carrying a Bible. Today, we call one of those groups “believers” . . . another of those groups “pastors” . . . and another group “evangelists.” Pastor Greg Laurie is a member of all three groups! And today on A NEW BEGINNING, he brings us good encouragement about sharing the Good News with people who need to hear some good news.

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Aug 18, 2022
A Life Well-Lived | Fundamentals for a Rewarding Life
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We’re on an inspiring journey through the book of Acts here on A NEW BEGINNING. Pastor Greg Laurie is helping us learn from our spiritual forefathers and see how “The Acts of the Apostles” show us how to live more rewarding lives here and now, 20 centuries later. Today, in a message called A Life Well-Lived, Pastor Greg helps us consider the story of a young man in Acts chapter 7 that set a strong example for other believers to follow. It was an inspiring life, right up to the very end.

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Aug 17, 2022
A Life Well-Lived | Staying Focused on Christ
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Remember back to your school years. You’re in class, paying attention to the teacher, but the cut-up in the front row, the class clown, starts to...perform. He’s miming what the teacher is saying. You try not to look, but you can’t help yourself. Distractions are powerful, aren’t they? And they’re everywhere. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the importance of keeping our eyes fixed on the Author and Finisher of our faith, Jesus Christ. It’s the pathway of a life well-lived.

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Aug 16, 2022
Honest to God | Putting on a Show for the World
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In the movie industry, they talk about the “suspension of disbelief.” It’s all make- believe, right? But they try to make the costumes, the special effects, and the acting so convincing that it suspends our disbelief. They hope we forget it’s fake, or fiction, if you prefer. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that some people sort of act their way through life. They try to suspend our disbelief about how they’re really living. We’ll see that’s a fruitless pursuit.

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Aug 15, 2022
What Is God Like? | Sunday Message
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What is God like? The answer may depend on who you ask. Instead of allowing others to form our view of Him, we need to find the answer ourselves—and we can only do that by diving into the Word. Don’t miss your chance to know Him better through this powerful message from Pastor Greg Laurie. 

Notes

The Bible refers to the Almighty as “Father.”

The New Testament picture of God is as a loving heavenly Father.

God the Father longs for fellowship with us.

The Old Testament is a beautiful picture of a loving God.

After David was selected by God, his troubles began.

The same can be true for us.

David was willing to forgive his enemies. 

David reached out to a potential rival, even an enemy, and loved him.

God specializes in picking up people who have been dropped in life.

The word kindness means, “grace.”

Grace is not based on merit; it’s based on love.

Just as David reached out to Mephibosheth, God reaches out to us! 

This is a picture of what God is like:

David, like Jesus, showed forgiveness and love instead of judgment.

Mephibosheth was afraid when he heard David wanted to see him. 

“Nothing twists or deforms the soul more than a low or unworthy conception of God.” —A. W. Tozer

1. Don’t let other people form your view of God.

Jesus said, “Follow Me.”

2. Forgive your enemies, whether they deserve it or not.

3. Leave the past in the past.

David, out of sheer love for Jonathan, demonstrated grace to Jonathan’s son, Mephibosheth.

Mephibosheth had nothing, deserved nothing, and could repay nothing.

Mephibosheth was adopted as a son and invited to eat at the king’s table.

Other Scripture Referenced

Psalm 27:4

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Aug 14, 2022
Do Our Kids Need to Learn About the Real World?
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In this short episode, Pastor Greg Laurie addresses the question about whether we need to shelter our children. He gives us important insight on preparing our children for the real world.

Listen in to good family insight!

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Aug 13, 2022
Honest to God | Getting Rid of the Facade
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When we hide behind a facade–a false-front–trying to pretend we’re someone we’re not, we’re not fooling God. He knows who we really are. In fact, He knows us better than we know ourselves. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the peril of living an imitation life. It’s a disappointment to the Lord, and our act may not be believable to those around us either. It’s a good opportunity for a reset, and to live a life of transparent honesty going forward.

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Aug 12, 2022
They Had Been with Jesus | When Mistreated Because of Your Faith
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Jesus warned us that we may face persecution for our faith. It doesn’t mean we’re doing something wrong, it may be an indication that we’re right with the Lord. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points to that characteristic and several others that show us how we’re doing. If we’re walking closely with the Lord, these traits will be obvious. It’s good insight, and a good opportunity to take some notes. Pastor Greg is in the book of Acts today, reading from the New Living Translation.

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Aug 11, 2022
They Had Been with Jesus | Can People Tell You've Been with Him?
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When we spend some serious time out in the sun, it’s pretty obvious. People can see it all over our face. “You got some sun, didn’t you?” Well today, we’ll see when we spend some time with the Son, it may be just as obvious. People will wonder what’s different about us. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie continues our studies of the Church of the First Century in the book of Acts. Let’s see how to show we’ve been with Jesus.

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Aug 10, 2022
The Gifts that Keep Giving | Finding and Using Your Abilities
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Great things rarely happen when we’re deep inside our comfort zones. No one’s ever heard of the great LazyBoy Revival, or the evangelistic Hammock Crusades! No, somebody’s got to get up and do somethin’! And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us some good news: God empowers and equips those He calls into service. You may already have a special God-given talent you’re not even aware of. Today, we’ll learn how to identify and use those abilities.

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Aug 09, 2022
The Gifts that Keep Giving | Gifts of the Spirit
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Whether you’re a woodworker, a steel worker, or in another form of construction, you know that the tougher the job, the more the need for power tools. Hard to build a skyscraper with just a tape measure and a good idea. Well, spiritually speaking, with some of our assignments, the Lord gives us power tools. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the importance of putting them to work. It’s part of his series in the book of Acts called The Upside Down Life.

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Aug 08, 2022
Don’t Make Deals with the Devil | Sunday Message
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We don’t leap toward spiritual decline, but crawl toward it, little by little; and we experience it when we give the Devil a foothold. As Pastor Greg says, “Show me a Christian who’s starting to compromise, and I’ll show you a Christian who’s headed toward spiritual ruin.” Hear what else he has to say on the matter in this Sunday episode!

Notes

Do not make deals with the devil, you will lose.

The devil is evil, the devil is wicked, and the devil is cunning.

A Christian who begins to comprise is headed toward spiritual ruin.

You are loved, you are needed, and your life matters!

Distressed in debt and discontented.

1. Distressed.

Under the pressure of stress.

2. In Debt.

To have a number of creditors. 

3. Discontented.

To be bitter of soul, having been wronged or mistreated.

God specializes in taking the outcasts of this culture and making them people of God.

We see ourselves for what we are; God sees us for what we will be! 

“Saul sought him every day, but God did not deliver David into his hand.” —1 Samuel 23:14

Satan is described as, “A roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.”

Satan believes the Bible and knows that his days are numbered. 

1. We need to do God’s Will the right way at the right time.

2. We should not take vengeance on people, even if they deserve it.

Forgiveness is not a suggestion in Scripture; God commands it!

Forgiven people should be forgiving people!

“Everyone thinks forgiveness is a lovely thing until they have someone to forgive.” —C. S. Lewis

To forgive means, surrendering the right to get even. 

Godly sorrow produces repentance.

3. You cannot make deals with the devil.

Any person can be saved, regardless of what they have done!

The price has been paid for our redemption.

The debt has been canceled.

Scripture Referenced

Ephesians 4:27

Psalm 57:4

Ecclesiastes 3:11

Romans 12:14, 17-19

Ephesians 4:31-32

Colossians 2:14

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Aug 07, 2022
Greg Laurie Speaks on the State of California
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In this short snippet, Pastor Greg Laurie addresses the exodus of many residents from the state of California and offers an optimistic point of view for the golden state. Listen in for some encouraging thoughts. 

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Aug 06, 2022
Better Together | The Importance of the Church
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The Lord has many options for reaching us in a time of need. Certainly one of the most obvious and most important is the local church. In a crisis, help may be as close as the church down the street. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us learn from the early Church. As we study the book of Acts today, we’ll see they set the example for reaching out with the care and concern of Jesus Christ and they provide us an opportunity to serve—to give as we have received.

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Aug 05, 2022
Better Together | Early Days of the Church
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Christianity is a worldwide faith. Some say over 31% are Christians the world over. Yet, if you rewind history, Christianity began in a small geographic area on the other side of the globe, with just a handful of followers. How in the world did they reach the world!? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us some good insight from the book of Acts that’ll help us encourage one another in the faith, and reach our world in our time with the love of Christ.

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Aug 04, 2022
The Secret to Sharing the Gospel Effectively | The Power of God's Word
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When God wanted to share His message of love, surprisingly He chose to use people to reach people. Flawed, fallible, foible-filled people. Ahh, but the power of the message is not in us messengers, it’s built in to the message. And the boldness and direction we need is built in to us by the Spirit who lives within us. Pastor Greg Laurie discusses that today on A NEW BEGINNING as he continues a message from his brand new series in Acts—a series called The Upside Down Life.

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Aug 03, 2022
The Secret to Sharing the Gospel Effectively | Unity for a Great Purpose
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Whether it’s a small folk group or a large orchestra, beautiful music comes when everyone plays together in rhythm and harmony. If each is playing a different tune, they have a word for that: yuck! Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the importance of unity in our efforts to bring the Gospel to our generation. In a time of division and disunity in the culture, it’s more important than ever that we all come together “in one accord,” as the Bible puts it.

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Aug 02, 2022
The First Jesus Movement | How to Fulfill God's Calling
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The home renovation business is a 340 billion dollar industry. Reviving an old home takes some skill and a lot of hard work. Well, God has a blueprint for reviving our culture and He’s looking for our involvement in the project. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie continues his opening message in a new series called The Upside Down Life. It’s a look at the part we’re called to play in bringing a spiritual renovation to the world in which we live.

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Aug 01, 2022
What to Do When the Bottom Drops Out | Sunday Message
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In the midst of feeling down, we need to look up. Caving to hardship can lead to weakened faith, like David experienced. Listen in as Pastor Greg Laurie reminds us to keep our eyes on God, no matter what. 

Notes

King David is described as “the man after God’s own heart.”

But King Saul could be described as “the man after man’s own heart.”

“Indeed, I have played the fool and erred exceedingly.” —1 Samuel 26:21

Fear replaced courage in the heart of David. 

  1. E. A. R.=False Evidence Appearing Real

The very people who are out to get us are often the ones who are afraid of us, because we are a threat to them and their power.

Though people abandon us, God never will!

“If God is for us, who can be against us?” —Romans 8:31

David went to the wrong place for solace.

Sin makes you stupid!

I cry out to the LORD; I plead for the LORD's mercy.  I pour out my complaints before him and tell him all my troubles. When I am overwhelmed, you alone know the way I should turn. Wherever I go, my enemies have set traps for me. I look for someone to come and help me, but no one gives me a passing thought! No one will help me; no one cares a bit what happens to me.

We need to look up and put our focus on God, not our problems.

It is okay to complain in your prayers.

Do not cry out against God; cry out to God.

When the Israelites criticized and turned against Moses, he cried unto the Lord.

When John the Baptist was beheaded, the disciples went and told Jesus.

When the bottom drops out, cast your cares on God!

God is mindful of you and your interests.

If it is a concern for you, it is also a concern for Him.

Casting our cares is something we need to do daily, and sometimes even hourly.

When your burdens and worries pile up, cast them on God! 

Come to Jesus with your burdens today!

Scripture Referenced

Psalm 142:1-4

Exodus 15:25

Matthew 14:12

1 Peter 5:6

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Jul 31, 2022
Classic Interview | Hope Unseen: An Interview with Captain Scotty Smiley
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In this episode, we revisit a classic Veteran’s Day interview between Pastor Greg Laurie and Captain Scotty Smiley. They discuss Scotty’s service as an Army Ranger and his experience as the Army’s first active-duty, blind officer.

On April 6, 2005, Scotty lost his eyesight when a suicide car bomber blew himself up thirty meters in front of Scotty’s IAV Stryker vehicle. Shrapnel blew through Scotty’s eyes, leaving him blinded and temporarily paralyzed. He woke up in Walter Reed Army Medical Center a week later. Through questioning his faith, Scotty made a decision to forgive and rebuild his life and continue to serve in the Army, becoming the first blind active-duty officer in military history.

Listen in for an amazing testimony.

Learn more about his story at hopeunseen.com.

It’s important that we take the time to remember and honor our military veterans. It’s because of their selfless service and sacrifice that we live in a free country today.

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Jul 30, 2022
The First Jesus Movement | A Christian's Role in the World
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Before COVID, few of us had ever been subjected to a quarantine. But that experience effectively isolated us in a bubble. In a spiritual sense, sometimes believers are constantly isolated from the world in a self-imposed quarantine. We don’t want to be OF the world so we try not to be IN the world. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how that neglects one of our most important responsibilities. It’s the kick off of a new series in Acts called The Upside-Down Life.

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Jul 29, 2022
What I Would Tell My Younger Self | Passing on Knowledge
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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 by checking out the three previous episodes!

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Jul 28, 2022
What I Would Tell My Younger Self | Gaining Wisdom
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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 of 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!

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Jul 27, 2022
What I Would Tell My Younger Self | Setting Worry Aside
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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.

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Jul 26, 2022
What I Would Tell My Younger Self | Evidence of Maturing
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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 because 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. 

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Jul 25, 2022
Contending with Discontentment | Sunday Message (with Jonathan Laurie)
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It’s easy for us to fall into discontentment, especially when comparing ourselves to others. King Saul was this way, forgetting his blessings and giving a home to envy and unhappiness. Thankfully, there’s a cure, and Pastor Jonathan’s sharing it in this special Sunday message!

Notes

We want to live the way we want to live, but we want to also secure our place in Heaven, meaning people will live like a devil, and then hope to die like a saint.

People who live their lives for God and are obedient and submissive to His Word, and are grounded in the community of the church, are among the happiest, balanced, most content, and vigorous in this life.

When we sin, we are choosing our will and desire for our life, not God’s.

Discontentment is not something that only plagued people in Saul’s day; it plagues people today as well!

“The roots of them are in all of us, the only way to keep them from growing up rank is to think less of our reputation and more of our duty, to count it a very small matter what men think of us, and the all-important matter what God thinks.” —Alexander McClaren

“If you will take care of your depth, God will take care of your breadth.

If you will take care of your character, God will take care of your reputation.” —Greg Laurie

  1. Practice Contentment.
  2. Celebrate the Success of Others.
  3. Rejoice, Always!

Scripture Referenced

1 Timothy 6:6–10 (ESV)

1 Samuel 18:3–4 (ESV)

1 Thessalonians 5:15–18 (ESV)

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Jul 24, 2022
Spiritual Junk Food | Today’s Daily Devotion from Pastor Greg
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“The instructions of the LORD are perfect, reviving the soul. The decrees of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.” —Psalm 19:7 

Not long ago I read about a personal trainer who was in perfect shape. He ate the right foods and loved to exercise. But most of his clients were overweight, and he couldn’t really relate to what they were going through.

To better understand their struggles, he decided to intentionally gain 70 pounds. He started by changing his diet. Instead of his usual healthy food, he ate fattening foods. It was exhilarating to him because at first there was no difference in his body. He still looked good.

But then he started to notice some changes. First to go were his abs. Then he started getting flabby. He found that his blood pressure was going up, and he was tired all the time. He felt lethargic and depressed.

To me this is a picture of what it’s like in the Christian life when we start going in the wrong direction spiritually. Instead of nourishing ourselves with the message of God's Word, we fill our lives with spiritual junk food.

We all have those moments when we stumble, when we trip up, when we make the wrong decision, when we think that wrong thought and need to repent. When this happens, we need a spiritual reboot. We need to be revived and refreshed.

The Bible tells us, “The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul. The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple” (Psalm 19:7 NLT).

If you want to be a growing Christian, if you want to produce spiritual fruit, then you need to be a Bible studying Christian.

As believers, we are either progressing or regressing. We are either going forward or going backward. And the moment we stop our forward momentum is the moment we begin our backward regression.

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Jul 23, 2022
Things to Do Before the End of the World | Staying Ready for Jesus' Return
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People sometimes ask, can Christians do this or that? It’s often a sneaky way of asking, “How much can I get away with and still be a Christian?” Pastor Greg Laurie would say that’s the wrong question to ask. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, he points out that we should be asking: how much can I do for God, given all He's done for me? How can I make myself most useful as I wait for that great day when Jesus returns to take us home? That's our focus in our final study in Daniel.

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Jul 22, 2022
Things to Do Before the End of the World | Anticipating the Return of Christ
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What do you do while you’re on-hold? Do you hum along with that on-hold music? Do you tap your pencil, or daydream a little? Few of us enjoy waiting. But we’re all in a waiting mode right now as we anticipate the return of Christ. But today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the Lord doesn’t want us to kill time, He wants us to bring light and life to those around us. Maybe we’re not waiting on God. Maybe He’s waiting for us to invite more into the Kingdom.

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Jul 21, 2022
The Influence of a Godly Life | Bringing Others to Faith
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Famous actors can scarcely go out in public without being mobbed. What are they famous for? Pretending. They wear make-believe clothes, step on to a make-believe set, and deliver make-believe lines. And then, in the commercial break, they hope to make you believe they actually use the hair care product they’re holding. Why do we let them influence us so? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points to a man—a famous name—whose influence can truly compel us toward godliness.

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Jul 20, 2022
The Influence of a Godly Life | When Culture's Against Faith
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There’s a part of our culture that dismisses a biblical worldview as fantasy. They reject the Bible and ridicule those who believe it. Even the government seems to propagate secularism and excoriate matters of faith. The prophet Daniel would be familiar with this trend, and he’d have some encouraging counsel to share on how to cope. In fact, that’s our focus today on A NEW BEGINNING as Pastor Greg Laurie brings a message from the book of Daniel called The Influence of a Godly Life.

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Jul 19, 2022
Why Our Prayers Are Not Answered | Spiritual Battle
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Pilots know that air traffic controllers are their lifeline. They report the wind speed and direction, they give pilots the correct heading. It keeps them safe and aimed in the right direction. The silliest thing a pilot could do is turn off the radio and say, “I got this.” Some believers seem to do that with the privilege of prayer; “Don’t need to talk to God—I got this.” Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us the importance of prayer, and how to pray most successfully.

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Jul 18, 2022
How to Overcome Your Giants | Sunday Message with Greg Laurie
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Everyone knows David for defeating Goliath—but there’s more to the story. In this episode, Pastor Greg Laurie shares the secret behind David’s triumph, so we can use it when confronted by giants of our own! Listen in for another inspiring message on the life of David!

Notes

We can face different giants:

  • The Giant of Fear.
  • The Giant of Personal Sin.
  • The Giant of Addiction.
  • The Giant of Threat that taunts you.

A giant is anyone or anything that seeks to control, hurt, destroy, or torment you in life.

Do not believe the promises or the threats of giants!

1. We all have giants.

While it is true, we all have giants; it is also true that every giant is defeatable.

Goliath was not always a giant.

2. The battle belongs to the Lord.

Only through God’s strength can we win spiritual battles and defeat our giants.

3. Attack your giants!

If you tolerate a Goliath, it will take over your territory.

4. Finish the giant off!

Jesus’ victory is our victory because we are in Christ.

Do not fight for your victory; fight from it and face your giants!

Do not look at God in the light of your giant; look at your giant in the light of God!

Scripture Referenced

1 Corinthians 10:13

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Jul 17, 2022
Classic Interview | Leaving the New Age: An Interview with Frank Sontag
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In this episode, we revisit a classic interview with Greg Laurie and radio talk show host, Frank Sontag. Having spent years as a popular radio host and proponent of New Age philosophy, Frank describes his incredible conversion to Christ. 

Frank’s powerful testimony demonstrates that no one is beyond the reach of God.

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Jul 16, 2022
Why Our Prayers Are Not Answered | Practicing Sin as a Christian
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Old AM/FM radios had to be tuned by hand. You twisted a dial until you found a station, then you had fine tune it, going back and forth to get the best sound. But it was easy to land on the wrong station. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us fine tune our prayer lives. We’ll see that sin de-tunes our life—it gets us listening to the wrong voices. And when we’re tuned to those voices, God may not hear ours. It’s a message from the series called End of Days.

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Jul 15, 2022
Making Sense of the Prophetic Puzzle | Promises of God
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If you know someone’s about to go on a cruise, you know this for sure: they’re about to taste a lot of very tempting food. If you know a young couple with a new baby, you know this for sure: they’re about to take a lot of pictures. If you’re a true believer in Jesus Christ, you know this for sure: you will spend eternity in God’s presence in Heaven. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points that out and so much more from our continuing study of prophecy called End of Days.

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Jul 14, 2022
Making Sense of the Prophetic Puzzle | Prophetic Events to Come
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None of us is very good at predicting the future and some of us have a hard time recalling the past. We might remember an event from 20 years ago but we’ve forgotten what we had for lunch yesterday. Well, God sees the future with perfect clarity. He’s already there. And we can tap His wisdom for what to expect from the pages of Bible prophecy. Pastor Greg Laurie is helping us do that right now, on A NEW BEGINNING, as we study what the Lord tells us by way of the prophet Daniel in the Old Testament.

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Jul 13, 2022
Three of the Hardest Words to Say | Revival Can Begin with You
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Some are in the fault-finding business. . . and business is booming. If we spend all our time finding faults—like a sight-seeing expedition—we have little time to consider our own failings. And if we overlook them, maybe we can convince ourselves they’re not really there. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points us to a man who not only accepted his own sins and shortcomings, but those of his people as well. It’s an encouraging study about humility and self-sacrifice.

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Jul 12, 2022
Three of the Hardest Words to Say | Resensitizing Your Conscience
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How many people would you say are believers in this country? Wild guess. Let’s be extra generous and say half. . . 50%. If that’s true, then the other 50% are in danger of facing judgment. They’re in danger of dying in their sins! Now, God forbid, if the CDC announced ANOTHER virus was coming that could kill half the population, that would be all we’d talk about! But this ETERNAL danger is rarely discussed. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, it’s Pastor Greg Laurie’s focus.

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Jul 11, 2022
The Man After God’s Heart | Sunday Message
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A king. A warrior. A believer . . . . A man. David was still only human; despite his highs, he had lows. His story is one of a second chance, God’s love, and God’s greatness. It’s a relatable story Pastor Greg Laurie tells us in his brand-new series, The House of David.

Notes

Looking at David’s story, the real message is not the greatness of David but the greatness and love of God who gave David a second chance.

David is the only man to be called “a man after God’s own heart.”

God’s selection of David was so unexpected (pay careful attention), but the Lord is showing us the kind of person He is looking for.

God is actively looking for people to use.

God found that man in David. Will He find it in you?

God’s way becomes plain when we start walking in it. Obedience to revealed truth guarantees guidance in matters unrevealed.

Why was Jesus born in Bethlehem?

Because Jesus was from the family tree of David.

“There remains yet the youngest, and there he is, keeping the sheep.” —1 Samuel 16:11

Those who are rejected by men often become beloved of God.

1. God uses ordinary people.

Saul was attractive on the outside, but inside he was vain, shallow, and devoid of true integrity.

Man looks at the outward; God looks on the inward.

A man once said to D. L. Moody, “Moody, the world has yet to see what God can do with and in and through the man who is wholly dedicated to Him.”

2. God is looking for truly spiritual people.

David was not only practical; he was also deeply committed to God.

“My heart is fixed, O God; my heart is fixed.” —Psalm 57:7

“Our greatest danger in life is in permitting the urgent things to crowd out the important.” 

“Is it an alarm or a calling that gets you out of bed in the morning?”

3. David was a faithful man.

Just because God has called you to be a leader does not mean you are ready.

Just as David both provided for and defended those sheep, God did the same for him.

David longed for closeness to God.

David was not perfect; he was very flawed.

God wants to give you a second chance.

Scripture Referenced

Ezekiel 22:30

Psalm 27:4

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Jul 10, 2022
Classic Replay | A Visit with an American Hero: The Story of Louis Zamperini Part 2
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In this classic episode, we revisit the second part of Pastor Greg’s special interview with Louis Zamperini, from a program originally aired on A New Beginning. Pastor Greg speaks with Louie about surviving a World War II plane crash, 47 days adrift at sea, and two years in a concentration camp. It’s a story of resilience, rescue, and redemption.

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Jul 09, 2022
Antichrist, America & the End of Days | The Bad News and Good News
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For many, the Antichrist is a man shrouded in mystery. How could he be adored by so many, and then soon bring death and destruction upon the planet? He’ll bring a divided world together, and then tear it apart. How can that be? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie gives us a detailed view of this man of sin, this son of perdition, from the clear vantage point of Scripture. Pastor Greg clears up the mystery, and solidifies our hope in the soon return of Christ.

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Jul 08, 2022
Antichrist, America & the End of Days | Arrival of the Antichrist
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The tension between good and evil is at the heart of nearly every fictional story we’ve ever seen or read. The bad guy causes some mischief, the good guy settles the score, all is right with the world. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out: when the Antichrist comes onto the scene, it won’t be fiction. It’ll be a war between good and evil like the world has never seen. It’ll reach every single city, town, village and hamlet. . . and, at that point, nothing will be right with the world.

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Jul 07, 2022
God, The Future, and You | Worship Is More Than You Think
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Worship is often underappreciated and misunderstood within the Church. We know it’s more than the songs we sing. It’s more than the words of praise in the prayers we pray. But what is it really? Well, today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie gives us a good appreciation for worship as God defines it. It’s one of the few things we can do on both this side of eternity and the other side as well. And today, we’ll actually get a fascinating glimpse of the other side as seen through the eyes of Daniel.

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Jul 06, 2022
God, the Future, and You | God's Plan for the Last Days
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Reading the news can make us anxious. Reading social media can get us agitated. Reading God’s Word can bring us hope. That’s why the Word of God is our textbook for each study here on A NEW BEGINNING. Today, Pastor Greg Laurie continues his series called End of Days with a look at what’s to come in God’s Last Days plan. We’ll look back to writings thousands of years old to give us a clearer picture of future events. Only God’s Word offers an accurate picture of the future.

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Jul 05, 2022
Angels in the Life of the Believer | God's Secret Agents
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Ever wonder about angels—God’s secret agents? Are they suave and debonaire like James Bond? Are some of them a little awkward like Inspector Clouseau? Or are they intense and focused like Jack Bauer? They’re probably exactly as God needs them to be. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out an angel was involved in protecting Daniel in the lion’s den. It was a difficult season for the godly, and Daniel proved his mettle in the midst of political upheaval.

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Jul 04, 2022
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!

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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 

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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/

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

  1. You can make yourself god in your life.
  2. 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

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May 29, 2022
Working from Salvation | Today’s Devotion from Greg Laurie
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“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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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

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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. 

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.”

  1. You need to have your “eyes opened.”
  2. 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

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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/

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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/

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.”

  1. “Every person without Jesus Christ has a hole in their heart.”
  2. “Everyone is lonely deep down inside.”
  3. “Everyone feels guilt.”
  4. “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.

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

  1. Obedience 
  2. Serving others
  3. 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

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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!

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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?”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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