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Featuring pastor and evangelist Greg Laurie's audio messages from Harvest Christian Fellowship and the Harvest Crusades.

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    The Writing is on the Wall: Steadfast and Immovable

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 26:37


    Be steadfast and immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord. That was an exhortation from the Apostle Paul in First Corinthians. We DO the work of the Lord, and we're to BE steadfast and immovable. When the winds of change blow through our culture, we're to be solid as a rock. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how to do that as we consider a man who showed us how NOT to do that. We're considering an epic failure in the Old Testament. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg's weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    With God, Nothing Is Impossible | Sunday Message

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 31:37


    Sometimes it is easy to forget that the people God chose as Jesus' parents were young and, in many ways, unprepared. Yet Mary and Joseph trusted in God's plan and were faithful.  Starting off our Christmas series, Pastor Greg Laurie shows how God fulfills His promises through the obedience of regular people. Listen in for a message from Luke 1 and Matthew titled, “With God, Nothing Is Impossible.” Notes The word for power comes from the root word “dynamite.” Mary saw Jesus enter the world as her son and leave as her Savior. Mary was living in Nazareth. 1. Mary lived a Godly life in an ungodly place. Nazareth could be described as sin city. Mary models for us that it is possible to live a holy life in an unholy place. “Don't let anyone think less of you because you are young.” Mary was a nobody in a nothing town in the middle of nowhere. God uses “nobodies” to tell everybody about somebody. The Lord hand-picked Mary to fulfill this prophecy. Troubled means “disturbed,” “confused,” or “failure to function.” 2. Mary was surprised that God had selected her and not someone else. Gabriel the Archangel tells Mary what the name of her child, the Messiah, was to be. Mary was willing to do whatever God wants! 3. Mary obeyed and magnified God. Mary wonders how she, being a virgin, will conceive and Gabriel says, “For with God nothing will be impossible.” —Luke 1:37 For with God nothing will be impossible! Joseph is an unsung hero of the Christmas story. 4. God chose Joseph just as surely as He chose Mary, to be a stepfather, a father figure for Jesus on Earth! Joseph was doubtful about the supernatural conception. The angel of the Lord came to Joseph, too! If there were no virgin birth, there would be no sinless Christ. If there is no sinless Christ, there would be no atonement. 1. Jesus came to die and give His life as a ransom for many. “For even the Son of man came not to be served, but to serve others, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” —Mark 10:45 2. Jesus was born in Bethlehem to bring life in all of its fullness. 3. Christ was born in a manger so that we could be born again! God has given us the ultimate gift. For with God nothing will be impossible! Scripture Referenced 1 Timothy 4:12 Isaiah 7:14 John 10:10 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    How ‘The Chosen' Series Makes Ministry Impact (with Greg and Cathe Laurie)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 4:40


    In this special promo episode, Pastor Greg Laurie joins his wife, Cathe Laurie, to discuss the Christmas season and to share the unique ministry Harvest provides through Harvest at Home, our online church community. They also review the powerful series, The Chosen, and explain why it's an amazing tool for evangelism.  Listen tomorrow for the first message in Pastor Greg's Christmas series, “With God, Nothing Is Impossible.” Hear it on this podcast or join us at harvest.org/live! You can request The Chosen, season one, when you make a gift of any size to Harvest Ministries this month. Your donations help support this podcast and other outreach efforts. Just go to harvest.org/support. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    The Refreshing Power of the Word of God: The Owner's Manual to Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 26:00


    According to one survey, only 5% of people read owners' manuals. Maybe that's why one lady called Kitchen Aid to ask which was the best spin cycle in her clothes washer for drying her lettuce. And then wanted to know why her clothes were turning green. Well, we have an owner's manual for life – the Bible. But so many leave it on the shelf. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us recognize the Bible for what it is – it's a book that gives the prescription for life. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg's weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    The Refreshing Power of the Word of God: Spiritual Nourishment

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 25:04


    Ever been so hungry you felt weak? Not just hunger pangs, not just in a “hangry” mood. You actually felt sluggish and powerless. Food is at the top of your mind. Well, we can start to feel weak spiritually . . . but so many times our spiritual food ISN'T at the top of our minds. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out just what God's Word does for the weary traveler on the road of life. We'll see it gives us actual power for living. And we shouldn't deprive ourselves. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg's weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    The Refreshing Power of Sharing Your Faith: Reignite

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 26:57


    When people hear what Jesus has done for us, they'll see what Jesus can do for them. That's the essence of sharing the Gospel. But what HAS Jesus done for us? If we've lost sight of how our life has changed, it may be time to for some soul searching before we go out soul winning. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us reignite the passion in our hearts, and ignite our afterburners in our efforts to share Christ with those who need to meet Him. Today's study is from the series called Refresh. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg's weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    The Refreshing Power of Sharing Your Faith: Evangelizing Jesus Style

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 26:11


    This Giving Tuesday, transform lives and support evangelism in your world through Harvest Ministries. Just click here or go to harvest.org/support. Imagine coming upon a burning car with someone trapped inside. And you help them get free. Or imagine seeing a toddler heading toward a busy street just as momma turns her head. And you scoop him up just in the nick of time. It's a good day when you save someone from peril! Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out we save someone from eternal peril when we help them come to Christ. And when that happens, it's a very good day! Practical help today with evangelism. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    The Refreshing Power of Sharing Your Faith: Fishers of Men

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 25:09


    When you think back on your spiritual journey and how it was that you came to Christ, most likely there was at least one human being involved in the process. Aren't you thankful for that person? Well, we each have the opportunity to be “that person” for someone else. It's God's plan for disseminating the Good News. And today on A New Beginning, as part of his series called Refresh, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how refreshing it is when we follow through with our evangelism privilege and responsibility. Kickstart Giving Tuesday with a gift to transform lives! Just go to harvest.org/support. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Overcoming Your Greatest Fear | With Special Guest Lee Strobel

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 32:19


    How can believers use the hope of Heaven to defeat the fear of death? In this Sunday message, bestselling author and speaker Lee Strobel reveals the secret to overcoming your greatest fears. Get real encouragement today! This Giving Tuesday, do big things and invest in transformed lives. If you believe in the work of evangelism that Harvest Ministries is doing, give today here or just go to harvest.org/support. Notes “My heart pounds in my chest; the terror of death assaults me.”  David in Psalm 55:4 (NLT) “…[God] has planted eternity in the human heart….”  Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NLT) “…[Jesus] set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying.”  Hebrews 2:15 (NLT) “Don't let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father's home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.” John 14:1-3 (NLT) “God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.” 1 John 5:11 (NIV) “…Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?...Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:55,57 (NIV) “…No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9 (NLT) Luis Palau's message to Christians: “Go for it!” “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6: 23 (NLT) Luis Palau's message to others: “Don't be stupid!” --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    See You in the Morning | Classic Crusade Message

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 36:18


    In this episode, we revisit a classic crusade message from Pastor Greg Laurie, titled “See You in the Morning.”  Originally preached at the SoCal Harvest on August 17, 2014 Pastor Greg points out in this message that many people get their notion of Heaven from television or the movies. He calls that “cartoon heaven.” He points out the biblical truth about our heavenly home. Get a guided tour of life hereafter!  --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    The Refreshing Power of Sharing Your Faith: Responsibility to Share

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 26:59


    Some seem to believe the realm of evangelism is for “men of the cloth” . . . for pastors, ministers, evangelists. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie says it's a privilege and responsibility shared by all believers. In recent days, he's been pointing out the tremendous lessons we can learn from Jonah's success in Nineveh. It was the most successful evangelistic gathering in history. And there are six practical lessons we can learn from that account. Let's take some notes. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg's weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    An Attitude of Gratitude: A Theology of Thanksgiving

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 27:46


    It's “Parenting 101" to teach our children to say please and thank you. It's just good manners. But a mumbled thank you does not an attitude of gratitude make. Today on A New Beginning, to honor the holiday here in the U.S., Pastor Greg Laurie brings us a look at the proper way to show genuine, heartfelt gratitude to our God for all the many blessings He's bestowed on us. If you're hearing this, and you're breathing, you have something to be thankful for. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg's weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    The Refreshing Power of Sharing Your Faith: A Reward Worth the Risk

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 25:40


    Evangelism is at the heart of Pastor Greg Laurie's ministry. From this radio broadcast, A New Beginning, to his television program, to his large Harvest evangelistic events, the Gospel is always a central component. Our mission statement is Knowing Him and Making Him Known. And today, from Pastor Greg's new series called Refresh, we dig deep into some principles for effective personal evangelism by learning from the most successful evangelistic outreach in history. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg's weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    The Refreshing Power of Sharing Your Faith: The Importance of Evangelism

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 26:13


    Whatever we've accumulated in life, we can't take it with us when life is over. It's like a game of Monopoly . . . the cash, the houses, the hotels . . . when the game is over, it all goes back in the box. But there is one exception. People. We can take people to heaven with us. The Lord invites us, urges us, to share the Gospel, and invite them to Christ. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie offers good encouragement as a part of his encouraging series called Refresh. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg's weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    The Refreshing Power of Revival: Reaching the Unreachable

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 28:20


    God has given us mere humans the opportunity to participate in giving life. A mom and dad bring life into this world with their newborn baby. And as believers, we have the privilege of bringing the message of new life to people as we share Christ. But some folks are not easily persuaded. They're stuck in their sin and don't want to move. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how we can reach the unreachable. It's part of his series called Refresh. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg's weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Thankful People Are Happy People | Special Thanksgiving Message

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 36:04


    This Thanksgiving, we must be thankful for the things that we have but also for the things that God has in store for us! In this Sunday message, Pastor Greg Laurie shares a powerful example of praising God in all circumstances. Listen in to a special message from Acts 16. Notes Thanksgiving is not about eating, but rather giving thanks! “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus.” —1 Thessalonians 5:18 “Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” It's easy to want to give thanks when we feel like it, but according to Scripture, it is something the believer is to do regardless of circumstances. Having an attitude of gratitude will affect you emotionally and physically. Thankful people are happy people! The two most important moments in a person's life is when they are born and when they realize what they are born for. Far too often, we fail to give God the glory that is due to His name! Only one of the nine lepers thanked Jesus for what He did.  1. To give thanks, I must first realize as a Christian, God is in control of my life. “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.” —Proverbs 16:9 God is sovereign and able to do what He pleases with whomever He chooses whenever He wishes. “For everything serves Your plans.” —Psalm 119:91 2. I must realize God loves me and is always looking out for my eternal benefit. When God takes the events of our lives, the good things and the bad things and puts them in the oven of adversity, we will say “that is good.” 3. To give thanks, I must realize God is far wiser than I am. What is immediately good is not always eternally good. What is eternally good is not always immediately good but painful.  “Through each day the Lord pours His unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing His songs praying to God who gives me life.” —Psalm 42:8 Worship can be a powerful evangelistic tool. When we worship on Earth, we are in tune with what is happening in Heaven. Scripture commands us to rejoice! Nothing can separate us from the love of God. Our joy and contentment in life does not come from what we have, but from who we know!  If you feel like it or not, rejoice in the Lord! “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved.” Jesus Christ is ready to save you! Scripture Referenced Psalm 106:1 Job 1:21 Hebrews 13:15 Psalm 29:2 Luke 17:15–16 Romans 8:28 2 Corinthians 4:17–18 Revelation 5:12 Psalm 73:16 Philippians 4:4 Romans 8:38–39 Hebrews 13:5 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Courage or Fear? | Today's Daily Devotion from Pastor Greg

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 2:23


    In today's episode, you can hear Pastor Greg's Laurie's daily devotional from November 20, 2021. Learn how you can get this daily encouragement delivered to you in both text and audio form by going to https://harvest.org/resources/devotions/. Read the full devotion below! --- “Then Peter called to him, ‘Lord, if it's really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.' ‘Yes, come,' Jesus said.” —Matthew 14:28–29  Courage or Fear? Let's give credit where credit is due. No one else volunteered to walk on water—not James, not John, and not any of the other disciples. But Peter did. So Jesus told him, “Yes, come” (Matthew 14:29 NLT). What happened next? Matthew tells us that “Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. ‘Save me, Lord!' he shouted” (verses 29–30 NLT). Peter sank because he was afraid and because he took his eyes off Jesus. When fear reigns, faith is driven away. Fear and faith don't hang out together. Either faith will be there, or fear will be there. But when one walks in, the other walks out. Sometimes we're doing well, and then we look at the wind and waves in our lives, and we begin to sink. We check our email or social media, or we turn on the news, and it causes our hearts to panic. Peter began to sink because he took his eyes off Jesus. And when take our eyes off Jesus, we're going to sink as well. When we forget God's promises to us, we'll start to sink. But then Peter called out to Jesus, and He “immediately reached out and grabbed [Peter]. ‘You have so little faith,' Jesus said. ‘Why did you doubt me?'” (verse 31 NLT). In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, I heard a doctor on the news say something that I'd never heard before: Courage uses the same pathways as fear. When you're facing the storms of life, you have a choice: either you can be afraid, which is easy, or you can be courageous while you keep your eyes on Jesus. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    The Refreshing Power of Revival: Wake Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 28:37


    How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? God reaches people through people. God may want to reach someone you know . . . through you! And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us be ready for that assignment. There's nothing like helping someone meet Jesus and find eternal life! You'll never forget it. The reward is worth the risk. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg's weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    The Refreshment of the Spirit in Times of Trial: Refined and Refreshed

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 27:50


    Wood that's been split and sawn, and sanded and shaped can make some fine furniture. But if our compassion should get the best of us and we didn't want to see that wood face that stress, most of us would just have some chunks of tree sitting in our living rooms. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how the sanding and shaping in our lives helps us mature into the kind of people God wants us to be. Good encouragement coming today. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg's weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    The Refreshment of the Spirit in Times of Trial: All We Need, All We Have

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 25:49


    It's been said that, when we get to the end of our rope, we get to the beginning of God. A lot of truth in that statement. When we're out of answers, and short on hope, God opens His supply of reassurance and direction. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie has good insight for those challenging times. We're glad you've joined us for his new series called “Refresh: What Every Christian Needs to Know.” Valuable information for believers who face the challenges of life. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg's weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    The Refreshing Power of the Spirit-Filled Life: Calling on God

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 29:10


    Sometimes, a child needs a little help from his mom or dad. Whether it's trying to tie his shoe, or trying to climb a tree, sometimes he just can quite make it on his own. Well, whether we admit or not, we often need help from our Heavenly Father. When we try to live a righteous life, but still have a sin nature, that's when we need to rely on our God. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see how to call on God and accept His help in our daily walk. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg's weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    The Refreshing Power of the Spirit-Filled Life: Empowerment From the Holy Spirit

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 25:37


    A car can't go anywhere without an engine. A car better not go anywhere without a steering wheel! A car needs propulsion and direction. You know, so do believers. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how it's the Spirit of God who provides both. He leads us in the path we should go. And He gives us the spiritual strength to make the journey. You've joined us for an encouraging series called “Refresh: What Every Christian Needs to Know.” View and subscribe to Pastor Greg's weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    No One Is Beyond the Reach of God | Sunday Message

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 43:21


    How does one go from being an enemy of the Christian faith to one of its key evangelists? In this episode, Pastor Greg Laurie surveys the most stunning conversion in the book of Acts—when Saul came to faith. Notes God gives us absolutes for our own protection. Religion can turn you from God. God promises that His Word will not return void. “Saul was uttering threats with every breath.” —Acts 9:1 Jesus is the only Way to God because the Bible says so! Only Jesus was qualified to bridge the gap between a Holy God and sinful man. We are not people of “a way” or even “a better way,” but “the only way.” Saul not only heard Jesus; Saul also saw Jesus! What were the goads Saul was kicking against? The arguments, life, and death of Stephen. The spread of the gospel and the response of the believers. The gospel is: “The power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes.” “May your money be destroyed with you.” —Acts 8:20 Be thankful for what God has given you! True repentance will result in a changed course in life. Two men placed side by side in Scripture: Simon and Saul. Simon wanted power and fame. Saul had power, fame, and influence and fought with Jesus, but ultimately Saul believed. Paul said two things to Jesus: “Who are You, and what do You want me to do?" Scripture Referenced Ephesians 4:31–32 Isaiah 55:11 Acts 26:11 James 2:19–20 John 2:23–24 2 Corinthians 7:10 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Classic Interview: Heaven, Happiness, and Hope with Randy Alcorn

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 37:37


    In this episode, we're revisiting Pastor Greg Laurie's substantial interview with bestselling author and speaker, Randy Alcorn. They discuss the celebration of Thanksgiving for every Christian, tackle questions about Heaven and eternity, and look at the topic of happiness in relation to the Christian life. You'll hear answers to questions such as: What do we actually have to be thankful for? What can Christians expect when they go to Heaven? Will we wear clothes in Heaven? Does belief in an afterlife change how we live today? Randy reminds us, “If your hope is in yourself, or your hope is in the economy, or stock market and your retirement plan, and your hope is always being healthy or wealthy or whatever, those things are not a solid or firm foundation for hope. Jesus Christ is the source of hope.” Randy Alcorn is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 books, including Heaven. He is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching biblical truth and drawing attention to the needy and how to help them. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    The Refreshing Power of Prayer: Fundamentals of the Christian Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 25:30


    We've all had moments of relief when an annoying problem is finally solved. We remove that little rock from our shoe. Or we clean the bird dropping off our windshield. Or someone finally shuts off that incessant car alarm. What a relief! It's refreshing. Well currently here on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie is highlighting a number of spiritual issues where many of us could use some refreshment. It's foundational insight on the fundamentals of the Christian life. Glad you're along. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg's weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    The Refreshing Power of Prayer: Refreshing Reassurance

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 26:09


    When we think about sitting down, we might think that's pretty relaxing. But if you're sitting in traffic, not so much. If you're sitting in the doctor's office, you might be fearing bad news. Many are fearful of sitting on an airplane. But is God feeling fear or tension as He sits on His throne? No. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us tap into God's state of mind through the power of prayer. He invites us to taste of the refreshing reassurance of a heavenly point of view. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg's weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    The Refreshing Power of Prayer: An Open Invitation from the Lord

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 25:27


    Imagine if the richest man in the world slipped you a piece of paper and said, “Here's my cell number. Call me if I can ever do something for you.” And then you hear a sound. Oh, it was your jaw hitting the floor. Imagine! What an invitation! Well today on A New Beginning, we see we have an invitation from God himself to come to Him anytime in prayer. No cell phone required. Pastor Greg Laurie is offering insights to help encourage us straight from the truths in God's Word. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg's weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    God's Answer to Fear, Anxiety & Worry: Pray and Persevere

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 25:51


    Worry can burn through our minds like a forest fire. It consumes our sense of peace and well-being . . . our emotional equilibrium and passion . . . our entire outlook on the day. What extinguishes that fire that tries to burn through our serenity? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie answers that question. We'll see prayer can keep us from worry . . . but we have to have perseverance because worry can keep us from prayer. Glad you're along today for a practical study. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg's weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    God's Answer to Fear, Anxiety & Worry: Love That Provides

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 25:52


    The Bible says “be anxious for nothing” – in other words, don't worry about anything. It also tells us to cast our cares on the Lord because He cares for us. What is it that's heavy on your heart today? Pastor Greg Laurie brings some good encouragement toward a worry-free life in the final message of a three-part series called God's Answer to Fear, Anxiety, and Worry. Glad you're along today for A New Beginning. Good encouragement is coming your way on today's program. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg's weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    A Conversation in the Desert | Sunday Message with Jonathan Laurie

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 48:12


    Opportunities to share the gospel aren't limited to the walls of the church. In this podcast episode, speaking guest Pastor Jonathan Laurie, Greg Laurie's son, shares how you can be bolder in your faith by following the leading of the Holy Spirit! Listen in for a compelling message from Acts 8.  Notes Stronger Harder Increased fatigue resistance Integrity retention How can I understand unless someone guides me? About whom is the prophet speaking? What prevents me from being baptized? Scripture Referenced Acts 1:8 James 1:2–4 Romans 10:15 Jeremiah 29:13 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    How to Glorify God When You're Worried

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 12:07


    In this powerful snippet, Pastor Greg Laurie offers us some practical advice on worry. He recommends we glorify God at every opportunity. Be encouraged with this word! --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    God's Answer to Fear, Anxiety & Worry: Rejoice in the Lord

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 26:01


    It's so easy to get inside our own heads. It's an echo chamber of thoughts – often negative thoughts – that feed each other. One anxious thought sits there and germinates the next anxious thought. Pretty soon it's a garden of worry and depression. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us pull those anxious thoughts out by the roots, and let the truth of God plant itself deeply in our hearts and minds. Glad you're along today for good insights from Scripture! View and subscribe to Pastor Greg's weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    God's Answer to Fear, Anxiety & Worry: Giving Our Worries to God

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 25:55


    In the stillness of the night, we hear things . . . the faucet dripping, a dog barking in the distance, a car going down the road. We also think about things. It's often when worry moves into our minds and sets up shop for the night. What if . . . how come . . . if only . . . why didn't I...? How can we get worry to pack it up and be on its way? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us put our worries to bed, so we can get back to sleep. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg's weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    God's Answer to Fear, Anxiety & Worry: Faith Filled

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 26:13


    Problems often bring worry and fear. And fear and worry make it difficult to solve problems. And that causes more fear and worry. Many of us have been caught in a downward spiral like that. But often, when we get to the end of ourselves, we get to the beginning of God. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that the Lord is ready to help, but He waits for our invitation. What is it that has you backed into a corner today? Help is on the way from the book of Romans. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg's weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    God's Answer to Fear, Anxiety & Worry: Children of God

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 25:14


    Every kid has known a bully. The bully is often bigger and meaner and is a force to be reckoned with. Well, when your new best friend happens to be the linebacker of the school football team, it's amazing how the bully isn't so threatening anymore. What problems are bullying you right now? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us how God stands ready to meet us at our point of need, and His problem-solving resources are limitless and reassuring. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg's weekly notes. Request your copy of The Jesus Musichere. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    God's Answer to Fear, Anxiety & Worry: Trusting in God's Promises

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 25:28


    If worry were an Olympic sport, some of us would qualify for the Gold Medal. But, in reality, life gives us so much to worry about, doesn't it? The world is a mess, on so many levels. And we all have issues on a personal level, as well. But so many times, we're so much more attached to our burdens than our burdens are attached to us. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie begins a message designed to set us free from the worry trap. Good encouragement worth taking some notes. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg's weekly notes. Request your copy of The Jesus Musichere. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    A Life Well-Lived | Sunday Message

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 47:03


    What are you really passionate about? What motivates you? In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie gives us a potent example of living wholeheartedly to know God and make Him known. Discover the key to a well-lived life! Notes The priorities of the early church were prayer, Bible study, and evangelism. When God is working, Satan will always be attacking. Happiness is not found in looking for self-fulfillment but self-denial. An early death means an early crown. 1. Stephen was well-respected. Integrity and character are what you are in the dark. 2. Stephen was full of faith and the Holy Spirit. To be filled with the Holy Spirit means to be controlled by the Holy Spirit. 3. Stephen was filled with wisdom. 4. Stephen was faithful in the little things. You can never be too small for God to use, only too big! 5. Stephen looked for opportunities and seized them. “But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit.” —Acts 6:55 When You obey God, He will fill you with the Spirit. “And they cast him out of the city and stoned him.” —Acts 7:58 God gave Stephen the grace he needed when he needed it. As Stephen stood for Jesus on Earth, Jesus stood for Stephen in Heaven! The Bible promises a believer will enter Christ's presence immediately following death. “Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.” —Psalm 90:12 “Don't let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator.” —Ecclesiastes 12:1 1. For the Christian walking in the will of God, death will come at the appointed time. 2. The Christian does not have to fear death. Sleep is only used to describe death for the Christian, not the non-Christian. 3. In Heaven, all our questions will be answered. 4. God can bring good out of the worst kind of bad. Stephen's life was short, but it was full. Stephen went to Heaven. Where will you go when you die? Scripture Referenced 1 Timothy 3:7 Galatians 5:22–23 John 3:20 Proverbs 11:25 Hebrews 4:16 2 Corinthians 5:8 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Encore Interview | Alice Cooper: God, Drugs, and Rock ‘n' Roll

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 67:18


    In this exclusive interview, pastor and evangelist Greg Laurie sits down with rock legend Alice Cooper. Widely considered to be the father of “shock rock,” Alice Cooper has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. While he is known for his music career, most do not know Alice Cooper is a committed Christian. View this interview in full here.  --- In this sprawling conversation recorded at Solid Rock (a teen center in Phoenix created and started by Alice), Cooper and Laurie chat about his journey to faith and how he has used his faith in Jesus Christ to help at-risk youth in his community. Growing up in a Christian home, Cooper always knew he needed Christ. But it took a dramatic turn in a drug-induced haze for him to realize he needed to recommit to Jesus Christ or he was finished. The son and grandson of preachers, Cooper knew who Jesus was and knew that Christianity was true, yet he wanted to walk his own path—a trail that led him to the heights of stardom, partying, and befriending some of the biggest names in show business. Then it all changed. His marriage was falling apart and Cooper was in the pits of alcohol and drug use when he decided to quit and get clean. He began going to church and said that it was the fear of God that brought him around, that he was terrified of Hell. Although fear brought him to the Lord, it was the love of Christ that grew him. The conversation also includes musings by Cooper and Laurie about the so-called “27 Club,” various legends of rock and roll, as well as a discussion about depression, suicide, drugs, alcohol abuse, and their power to destroy. This conversation in its entirety is a testament to the power of God and His transforming power and forgiveness—if we only accept Him and allow Him to change us for the better! --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    The Best is Yet to Come: An Open Invitation

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 26:44


    We're glad you're along for A New Beginning with Pastor Greg Laurie. For the past couple of months, our study tour through the book of Revelation has brought us John's eye-opening vision of what God wants us to know about the End Times. John followed the Lord's instructions carefully in telling us “what you have seen, what is now, and what will take place later.” And we get to the bottom line in today's study. We'll see it all culminates in a personal invitation to come to God. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    The Best is Yet to Come: From Tragedy to Triumph

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 28:07


    So many of us like to get to the end of a movie and see that the people lived “happily ever after.” Some will flip to the end of a book to see if the people lived happily ever after. Well, today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie directs us to the end of the Bible, and, yes indeed, in many respects, we live happily ever after. Even after all the turmoil of the End Times and the Tribulation, we'll get a glimpse today of what life will be like as we spend eternity in the presence of the Lord. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    The Best is Yet to Come: Heaven Bound

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 26:57


    C.S. Lewis said, “Joy is the serious business of heaven.” Well, we're going to get serious today and talk about the joy and relief we'll experience the moment we take our last breath on earth, and our first breath of heavenly air. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie is presenting his final message from our Revelation series. If you've missed any part, you can catch up online. . . or get Pastor Greg's new commentary on the book of Revelation. Go online to harvest.org. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Heaven on Earth: Face to Face

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 26:47


    Ever let your mind wander about how things will be heaven? The Apostle Paul said, after the Rapture, we'll be with the Lord forever, and he encouraged us to “comfort one another with these words.” Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie brings some good comfort. We'll look past the stresses and crises of the day, to the glory of life eternal that's just around the corner. We're nearing the end of an exciting series of studies in the book of Revelation. You'll be glad you tuned in today. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Heaven on Earth: Together at Last

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 27:39


    --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Honest to God | Sunday Message

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 42:48


    Why is hypocrisy a big deal? In this Sunday episode, Pastor Greg Laurie explains that it keeps us from being truthful with ourselves and with God. Discover the warning signs of hypocrisy and find out how you can avoid it in your spiritual walk! Listen in for a message titled, “Honest to God,” Pastor Greg's latest in the series The Upside Down Life, from the book of Acts.   Notes Satan always plants his imitations and fakes in the church to confuse people. We are imperfect people trying to serve a perfect God. We should always be seeking to live Godly lives and become more like Jesus! The further we go in the Christian life, the further we realize we need to go! A hypocrite is someone who deliberately deceives others, pretending to be something they're not. Acts 5 is the story of two hypocrites who found out the hard way that you can't pull the wool over God's eyes. When Jesus walked this earth, He saved His most scathing words for the pharisees. Better to be an honest sinner than a lying, hypocritical saint. Satan comes like a lion. In Acts 5, Satan comes in like a serpent. Every time we see Barnabas (in Acts), he is helping someone. “You have not lied to men but to God.” —Acts 5:4 Better to be a sinner and admit it than to pretend to be something you're not. Judas wanted to appear to be devout when he was in fact devious. The Holy Spirit has come to show us our need for Jesus, but the worst of all sins and the only unforgivable sin is the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. Scripture Referenced Romans 7:15–18 1 Peter 5:8 Matthew 6:1–2 (MSG) --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    How to Start All over Again | Classic SoCal Harvest

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 44:14


    We like the idea of change in general. We try different things in our lives but soon find that the changes we make aren't really fixing the problems. There are people who would say that the answer is within, but the Bible teaches that the problem is within. Pastor Greg Laurie has good news for you: God can change you. He can make a new person on the inside. Pastor Greg explains how in his message titled “How to Start All Over Again.” This message was originally given at the SoCal Harvest at Angel Stadium on August 24, 2013.  --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Turning the World Right-Side Up: When Judgment Day Comes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 26:12


    At most restaurants, we order when we're hungry, but we pay when we've eaten and aren't hungry anymore. That big meal seemed less expensive when we couldn't wait to taste it . . . but afterward, when we have to settle-up, we wonder if the experience was worth the cost. Spiritually speaking, some will have a similar experience on Judgment Day. Was the experience worth the cost? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how we can make the right choices right now. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Turning the World Right-Side Up: The Millenium

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 26:17


    When's the last time you turned on cable news and the anchor person said, “Well, no problems to report today. Everything's fine, people are happy, even the weather is looking good.” No, they report problems, emergencies, crises 24 hours a day. And as we've learned in our study of Revelation, things will get much worse during the Great Tribulation. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see how the influence of heaven will eventually come down to earth. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    The Second Coming: Holy and Righteous Judgement

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 26:07


    Human history is littered with unthinkable atrocities. The evil is mind-boggling. But the Bible says, “‘vengeance is mine, I will repay,' sayeth the Lord.” Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us peer into the future to the day of judgment when God finally metes out punishment according to His righteousness. We're in the dramatic book of Revelation and examining God's plan for the Last Days. And later, we'll tell you about Pastor Greg's book that takes this insight deeper. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    The Second Coming: Run to Win

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 25:10


    Americans spend over 3 hours a day watching TV which is down 33% from 2014. Which is good, right? But wait. Americans spend more than 11 hours a day connected to some kind of media if not TV, then smartphones, games, or computers. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie says we need to rethink how we allocate our time and attention. Jesus could return soon even today. What should we be doing when He comes? --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    The Second Coming: Preparing for His Return

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 25:10


    This year's SoCal Harvest Crusade was a life-changing event for over 6,000 attendees who responded to the gospel invitation. Following engaging performances from guest artists for KING & COUNTRY and Phil Wickham, Pastor Greg delivered a timely and impactful message titled “What You're Really Looking For.” Click here to check out a quick recap of SoCal Harvest as well as some future events happening with our ministry.     It's not always easy to tell the real from the imitation. Appearances don't tell the whole story. But eventually, the nature of each will be revealed. And today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how critical it is to make sure we have a sincere relationship with the Lord. Christ could return at any time, and we need to be ready now. Pastor Greg goes into more detail in his new commentary on Revelation. You can get all the details now at harvest.org. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    They Had Been with Jesus | Sunday Message

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 44:44


    When someone's life has been radically transformed by Jesus Christ, people recognize it. In this Sunday morning podcast, Pastor Greg Laurie defines the attributes that permeate a life of true conversion. Listen in for the latest message from the series, The Upside Down Life from the book of Acts.  Notes “The doorway of success is often entered through the hallway of failure.” To be forgiven, there needs to be repentance. “That your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19). The Greek word means to “wash off, erase, and obliterate.” Don't choose to remember what God has chosen to forget. When we repent, “times of refreshment come from the presence of the Lord” (Acts 3:19). 1. A person who has been with Jesus will boldly share their faith. 2. A person who has been with Jesus will be a person who knows Scripture. 3. A person who has been with Jesus will be persecuted. There is power in Jesus' name! If and when you're persecuted, wear it as a badge of honor. 4. A person who has been with Jesus will be a person of prayer. 1. The apostles prayed together. There is power in united prayer. 2. The apostles acknowledged the sovereignty of God. “God is able to do what He pleases with whomever He chooses whenever He wishes.” —Chuck Swindoll 3. The apostles prayed for God's will. “Lord, I do not ask for a lighter load; I ask for a stronger back.” —C.H. Spurgeon 4. The apostles were once again filled with the Holy Spirit. Have you been with Jesus? Scripture Referenced Matthew 5:11–12 Galatians 6:2 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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