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Mar
4
2024
Pastor Greg Laurie has the opportunity to share the Gospel with countless people each year. He does so through films, crusade events, through social media and right here on A NEW BEGINNING. We’ve seen more than a million professions of faith in the 50 years of Harvest Ministries. So there must be a secret formula for successful evangelism, right? Pastor Greg would be the first to say there is no secret formula. But there are some practical pointers, and he explains them today. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
3
2024
Pastor Greg Laurie continues covering The Beatitudes, where we see what the actions of happy people look like.  Notes: Matthew 5 The Sermon on the Mount is only for Christians Happy are the humble Happy people are "unhappy" people A happy person will be a meek person A happy person passionately desires a righteous life Read Matthew 5:7 Point #1: Happy people are merciful people Extend God's mercy toward you to others; forgiven people should be forgiving people Read Matthew 5:8 Point #2: A happy person will be a holy person Pure in heart = whole being is directed toward God. To be single (single eye), or pure in heart, means to have a single focus on Jesus Christ. Read Matthew 5:9 Point #3: A happy person will be a peacemaker If you're a Christian, you're a son or daughter of God Read: Matthew 5:10 Point #4: A happy person will be persecuted  If you want to be a happy person, you're going to be a persecuted person If persecuted, rejoice (Matthew 5:12) Let persecution be for righteousness sake God can work through persecution It's not easy to be a Christian. It takes courage. But Jesus Christ is worth not only living for, but dying for. It's worth it! A relationship with God will bring you happiness. --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
2
2024
Pastor Greg Laurie speaks with Billy Hallowell on various topics, including his new cartoon. Watch The Adventures of Ben Born Again & YellowDog on Harvest+ --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
1
2024
If there’s a war raging, and someone mistakenly stumbles into the middle of it, the warriors don’t suddenly stop and say, ‘Hey, wait a minute, fellas, this guy isn’t part of it. Let’s wait ‘til he gets outta the way.’ No people who stumble into battle unaware often get caught in the crossfire. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie wants to make sure that doesn’t happen to us. He points out that we’re surrounded by spiritual warfare, and we need to be prepared to fight, and fight victoriously. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
29
2024
A pilot said, “the basics of aviation are really quite simple. You push the control stick forward and the houses get real big; you pull it back and the houses get real small.” But imagine if a pilot did lose track of the basics—can’t remember what those switches do, or even why they’re important. Well, today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us with a refresher course on the basics of the Christian faith. It’s a good reminder of the fundamentals that’ll keep us all from crashing and burning. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
28
2024
For every 1,000 live births in the U.S., there are 195 abortions. Nearly 20%. Thinkabout that. Since 1973, more than 63 million unborn children never got the chance tolive their lives. That’s more than the current population of 26 U.S. states combined.Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie addresses that heartbreakingreality, and the need to take a stand. Pastor Greg, you recently took a trip toWashington, D.C. along with your wife. Describe the occasion. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
27
2024
Sometimes we may think that our effort, by itself, does count for much. Maybe we’re the only believer in our family . . . or the only Christian at work . . . or the only one in our group of friends at school. The odds are against us. Well today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to one of the most encouraging stories in the Old Testament. We’ll catch up with a military leader about to fight a battle, when God told him to send most of his army home so that God alone would get credit for the victory. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
26
2024
Let’s say you want to sell your car. You think it’s worth about 10 thousand dollars. But right away, someone pays you 15 thousand dollars. Sold! So what was your car worth? Well, it was worth what the buyer was willing to pay. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us some encouraging insights on OUR worth based on the One who purchased us with the blood of His only begotten Son. And given our real worth, we’ll see how the Lord has equipped us for real Kingdom work. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
25
2024
Some people look for happiness in relationships, money, or shopping. Where do you look? Hint: If it's not to God, that's the wrong place! Pastor Greg Laurie reminds us that true happiness can only be found in a relationship with our Creator. Notes: "God cannot give us happiness and peace apart from Himself because it's not there." —C. S. Lewis Happiness comes from who you know, not what you have. "...Joyful indeed are those whose God is the Lord" —Psalm 144:15 The Christian faith is a happy faith.  God wants you to be happy, contrary to popular belief.  Angels brought good news that brings joy (Luke 2:10). God Himself is happy. Christians will still face tragedy. God's definition of happiness is different than ours. Biblical world-view: The Bible should change the way you see things. Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1). Jesus gave it to His disciples, not the multitudes; only Christians can live by this sermon.  First 4 beatitudes deal with our relationship with God, the other 4 deal with our relationships with others.  Blessed = happy. Read Matthew 5:2–9. Point #1: God wants you to be blessed and happy. Point #2: Happy people are humble people. Point #3: Happy people are "unhappy people." Point #4: A happy person will be a meek person. Point #5: A happy person passionately desires a righteous life. The only way to be a happy person is to know God. Not by chasing happiness, but by knowing God. --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
23
2024
During Jesus’ earthly ministry, He didn’t restore sight to just one eye. He didn’t feed most of the 5,000. He didn’t calm the storm on only half the Sea of Galilee. And He didn’t give part of His life on the cross to pay for some of our sins. As someone has said, “Sin had left a crimson stain, and He didn’t wash it light pink.” Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how Jesus gave His all . . . and the only appropriate response is from us is to give our all. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
22
2024
What’s the best way to chart a course for a successful Christian life over the long haul? We might ask someone who’s walked that path over the long haul. There’s no discounting the wisdom that comes with experience. Well today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie looks back over the past 50 years of ministry at his home church, Harvest Christian Fellowship. The Lord has blessed, but it hasn’t always been easy. So today he offers some good perspective for all of us on the path of faith. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
21
2024
Ever been caught in gridlock? Maybe you’re trying to get out of the parking lot of a large sporting event. You’re stuck. You can go forward, you can’t back up, you can’t go to the right or the left. Only thing you can do is...look up. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to a time of challenge in the history of the Israelites. They needed help. They were stuck. They looked up, and God came through. We’ll see what lessons we can learn for our own spiritual gridlock. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
20
2024
We’ve all gotten used to spam calls, right? We can sometimes see them coming. Maybe we don’t answer the phone. If we do, we have our way of ending the call as quickly as possible. When the Devil comes calling, some of us forget all those defensive techniques. We sit there and listen to his sales pitch. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie returns to our series in Joshua with some practical advice on saying no to our enemy no matter how tempting his offer. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
19
2024
Special effects companies are masters at building small models of railroads or high rises or mountain ranges. But in the movie theater, they seem huge—they fill the screen! Could it be that our problems only LOOK big? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see our challenges through the lens of faith. And we’ll see, whether our problems are small or big or incalculable, nothing’s too hard for the Lord. Glad you’re along for our series in Joshua. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
18
2024
In Genesis 11, we see the theme of rebellion over and over again. As Pastor Jonathan Laurie looks at the chapter, he reveals an important lesson: we must deny our flesh and listen to God. Notes: Genesis 11 Omnipresent: All Present. Jeremiah 23:24 Omniscient: All Knowing. Psalm 139:1–4 Omnipotent: All-Powerful. Colossians 1:16 God Is Love. 1 John 4:8 God Is Patient. 2 Peter 3:9 God Is Wise. Proverbs 2:6 Proverbs 19:21 Genesis 11:1–9 The Pride of Man. James 4:6 Genesis 3:4–5 Genesis 9:1 Obedience to God always brings sensational blessings. Divine Intervention. Genesis 11:5 God’s Discipline. Job 5:17 Philippians 2:5–11 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
17
2024
"Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins." —Ephesians 2:1 Subscribe to Pastor Greg's daily devotional podcast for more content like this: https://link.chtbl.com/dailydevo --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
16
2024
Kids learn early on the playground that if a bully is bigger than them, it’s good to have a friend who’s bigger than the bully. A bully who has met his match is no longer a threat. As the Bible says, "He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world" (1 John 4:4 NKJV). Our adversary is no match for our Almighty God. We stand in victory when we stand with the Lord! A good lesson on that today on A NEW BEGINNING as Pastor Greg continues his series called "Joshua: Living in the Land of Promises." Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
15
2024
We don’t take our young kids to the shoe store to learn to tie their shoes. We don’t take them to the dentist to learn to brush their teeth. We don’t take them to a nutritionist to learn to eat their vegetables. No, there are certain things parents teach their kids. It’s just part of being a parent. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out those things that go along with being a Christian parent . . . namely to pass along our faith . . . to train them up in the way of the Lord . . . to disciple them. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
14
2024
When we go to a restaurant we’ve never been to before, do we test the chair before we sit down? Do we send the main course for chemical analysis before we take a bite? When we give our credit card to pay, do we follow the server to the register to make sure it’s not charged inappropriately? We exercise a certain amount of faith everyday. And coming up on A NEW BEGINNING. Pastor Greg Laurie helps us exercise our faith in the God of the universe, the One who loves us and only has plans for good and not to harm us. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
13
2024
The Christian life has been compared to a race. And it certainly is that. But given the opposition we often face, it could also be compared to an obstacle course. It’s a tough assignment to “run to win” when our adversary is trying to trip us up and stop us in our tracks. Well today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie offers biblical advice on keeping our focus and priorities where they should be. God can give us the spiritual power, but we need supply the determination to succeed. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
12
2024
Sometimes, we can face impossible situations. It seems there’s no way out, and no way through. Well, God can make a way where there seems to be no way. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us lean on the care of our loving God. Glad you’re along for a series called Joshua: Living in the Land of Promises. Maybe you need God’s help today. Or maybe you really don’t; you’ll need God’s help tomorrow. So stay tuned and learn how to come to God when He’s your only option. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.  Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
11
2024
Have you ever made a promise you couldn't keep? Unlike us, God is completely faithful. We can always trust Him to fulfill what He's promised. Pastor Greg Laurie talks more about this in an insightful Bible study. Notes: Genesis 6 God promises the forgiveness of our sins. 1 John 1:9 God promises a new life in Christ if we believe in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:17 God promises He will be with us and comfort us in our hard times. Isaiah 43:2 God promises He will complete the work He has begun in you. Philippians 1:6 God promises peace when we pray instead of worry. Philippians 4:6 God promises to provide for our needs. Matthew 6:31–33 The Bible promises that Jesus Christ will come again. John 14:3 Jesus is coming back again! There are over 1,500 passages in Scripture that deal with Christ’s return. It’s going to get worse before it gets better. God is in control. And we win in the end! (Build) Jesus told us our last days would be just like Noah’s time. Matthew 24:37–44 Noah walked with God when no else did. “Shall two walk together, except they have agreed?” Amos 3:3 To walk with God means that I am in agreement with Him. Early is on time, on time is late, and late is never acceptable. To walk with God is to get in-sync with Him and move when He moves. To walk with God is to have the same goal, purpose, and desires. Noah was a witness for God. 2 Peter 2:5 Noah worked for God. The Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic was built by professionals. God not only remembered Noah, but Noah remembered God. Coming out of the Ark, Noah offers a sacrifice to the Lord. Genesis 8:20 Noah had his priorities straight! Saying grace over a meal. Faithful giving of your finances. Not skipping church. Scripture reminds us to remember God. Ecclesiastes 12:1 Read: Genesis 9:20–29 Noah’s fall teaches us that anyone can fall into sin. Moses sinned by striking the rock instead of speaking to it. David sinned with Bathsheba. Solomon sinned with the pursuit of pleasure. Our goal as Christians, therefore, should be to not just start this race, but also finish well, too! Noah’s fall teaches us about the destructive power of alcohol. Genesis 9:21 Noah’s life stands as a warning to every person who follows Jesus! If we see some Christian fall into sin, what should we do? Galatians 6:1 Our goal is always to restore, not destroy. James 5:19–20 God keeps His promises! God never forgets about us! Never lower your guard or rest on your laurels, spiritually. If someone has fallen into sin, our goal should always be to restore. --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
10
2024
What do women look for in men? What’s the truth about submission in marriage? What allows for a strong family? Greg and Cathe Laurie speak on all that and more. --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
9
2024
Here’s a good quote you can find on the Internet: “In times of trouble, don’t give in to your natural reflex of worry. Instead, condition your reflex to pray.” It’s a meme from a man named Greg Laurie. Well, that same Greg Laurie brings us a complete message on how to turn our worries into prayers today as he continues a new series called “Joshua: Living in the Land of Promises.” Glad you’re along for A NEW BEGINNING as we learn to awaken our faith, and put our worries to bed. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
8
2024
When astronauts used to orbit the moon, there was a period of about 45 minutes when they were on the back side of the moon and couldn’t receive any signals from NASA’s Mission Control. Those were the longest 45 minutes of the mission! Well, believers often go through periods of disconnection from the wisdom of God’s Word. We’re without that supernatural power and direction. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us reconnect to Scripture, and see more success in our walk of faith. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
7
2024
Jesus wasn’t the only one who walked on water. Remember? For a few moments, the Apostle Peter walked on water when Jesus bid him, “come to me.” But when his faith turned to fear, his feet didn’t float! Well today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how we can keep our faith above water, and let fear sink to the bottom. It’s an encouraging message called “How to Live a Successful Christian Life.” Good inspiration for the times of trial and challenge we face. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
6
2024
God has built into us a hunger for Him . . . it’s an insatiable longing that nothing else can fill. And He’s given believers a pivotal message—the Gospel message—that has the power to bring people to Him. The ingredients are there. It just needs our willingness to share that message. Are you willing to be used that way? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us a number of practical principles to help us share that life-giving message more effectively and confidently. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
5
2024
In scholastic debates, they keep score. It’s a competition, and each side wants to win big. All too often, believers think sharing their faith is some kind of competitive debate. If they can score enough points, they win . . . and the other person automatically comes to Christ. But that approach can suddenly end the conversation, and even end the friendship. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how we’re to win souls, not debates. Good encouragement coming today. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
4
2024
How was Noah able to live in the world without being OF the world, and how can we do the same as we clearly see the days of Noah becoming parallel to ours? Pastor Jonathan Laurie gives us guidance.  Notes: We were made in the image of God. We were created on purpose, and we were created for a purpose! 1 Corinthians 10:31 Psalm 119:105 Hebrews 11: Hall of Faith. Hebrews 11:7 True faith will always lead to faithfulness! James 2:26 Matthew 24:36–39 Read: Genesis 6:9–14 Read: Genesis 6:17–22 Read: Genesis 7:1, 5 Read: Genesis 7:11–14 Read: Genesis 7:17–24 Read: Genesis 8:1 Read: Genesis 8:15–20 Read: Genesis 9:1 1. Counter Cultural Living. Genesis 6:9 2. Obedience and Joy. Genesis 6:22 “Noah’s venture to build his vessel upon dry land while awaiting the impending floodwaters is exemplary of a person trusting in what cannot be seen or proven.” —Ken Matthews Genesis 9:1 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
2
2024
One of the key words here are Harvest Ministries and A NEW BEGINNING is just two letters: Go! In fulfilling the Great Commission, that may be the hardest step. Go. Get up and get started. Today, on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps kindle a fire within us . . . a fire that won’t let us remain silent. We’ll see sharing our faith is a joy and a privilege. We’re featuring a message Pastor Greg recently presented at The Bold For Jesus evangelism conference in Spokane, Washington. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
1
2024
When people get to the end of their rope and run out of options, sometimes you’ll hear, “Well, all we can do now is . . . . . . pray!” As if that’s the last resort, and not a great one at that. Turning to our God shouldn’t be our last resort, it should be our top priority. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie recounts the times he turned to God. It’s part of a recent 50th anniversary, celebrating God’s faithfulness to the ministry, even during challenging times. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
28
2024
Pastor Greg Laurie describes the theme of this message as “what happens when we don't follow the warning?” He takes us into Adam and Eve's story, where we get important takeaways on mankind's shortcomings. Notes: Genesis 4 The theme of this message is, “What happens when we don't follow the warning?” Genesis 3:6 Every temptation in life fits into three categories. 1 John 2:15–16 The Lust of the Flesh: Things that feel good. Genesis 3:6 The Lust of the Eyes: Things that look good. Genesis 3:6 The Pride of Life: Things that make you feel and look good. Genesis 3:6 The pride of life is an obsession with self. The world with its allure is the eternal foe. The flesh with its evil desires is the internal foe. Satan with his enticements is the infernal foe. Mark 2:21 God called out, “Where are you?” Genesis 3:10–13 Adam blamed God for what he himself had done. Genesis 3:12 We play a role in our own temptation and sin. Jeremiah 17:9 Because of Adam’s sin, we all suffer. Romans 5:12 Read: Genesis 4:1–7 The book of Genesis can be divided into three sections: Chapters 1–2: Generation, Chapters 3–11: Degeneration, and Chapters 12–50: Regeneration. Mankind wrecks everything he touches! Being exposed to truth does not guarantee you follow it. The heart of the matter is the matter of the heart! Hebrews 11:4 God wanted confession because that is the way to forgiveness! God gave Cain a warning. The Devil is always looking for trouble. Job 1:7 Ephesians 4:26–27 Sin is crouching at our doors, too! Shakespeare called envy the “green-eyed monster.” Jealously and envy are powerful and destructive sins we often underestimate. Envy has been described as a small-town sin that breeds in proximity. “The wicked envy and hate; it is their way of admiring.” —Victor Hugo Genesis 3:14–15 The Bible tells us Jesus was, “slain from the foundation of the world.” --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
27
2024
Since 1974, pro-life advocates have stood up and been a voice for the unborn at the March for Life rally. This year, Pastor Greg Laurie was honored to be asked to give a speech at the annual event. He not only acknowledged the value of life in the womb, but shared the gospel to attendees. Listen in to hear the whole thing! You'll also get a chance to hear what he has to say about the entire experience. --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
26
2024
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
25
2024
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, 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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
24
2024
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
23
2024
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
22
2024
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. Well 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 is one our most requested of the year. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
21
2024
In Genesis 2, we get a close look at the events that occurred in the Garden of Eden. We get to focus on the relationship between God and man. Pastor Greg Laurie shares valuable points from this book today.  Notes: Genesis 2/Genesis 3 Elohim is the appropriate word to portray God as the Majestic Creator. Yahweh is the personal name God uses when dealing with humanity. Read: Genesis 2:7–9 God created man and breathed life into him. The word, “breathed,” is warmly personal. Genesis 2:7 Eden means, “delight.” God placed man in a real place called, Eden. Eden was hand-made by God Himself, untouched by sin and death, perfect. Adam was tasked with naming the animals. Genesis 2:20 Read: Genesis 2:18, 21–25 God created woman and brought her to the man. The word, “helper,” does not imply inferiority; it’s the same term God uses to describe Himself as a helper to His people. God establishes the family and the home: A man and a woman. To have a successful marriage, you must both leave other relationships. Genesis 2:24 To have a successful marriage, the couple must cleave together. Cleave means, “to glue, to cling.” Marriage is a picture of Christ and the church! 1 Corinthians 7:32–33 Our greatest needs are not fulfilled in marriage but in Jesus! Read: Genesis 3:1–9 The devil undermines in four ways. Satan questioned God’s Word. “Has God, indeed, said?” Satan added to God’s Word. Genesis 3:3 God never said, “Neither shall you touch it.” Satan questioned God’s love. Satan denied God’s Word. Satan substituted his own lie. Every temptation can be resisted and overcome. James 1:12 Genesis 3:8 God wanted Adam to admit to and confess his sin. --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
20
2024
In this special interview, Pastor Greg Laurie speaks with film star, Dennis Quaid. They discuss faith, Hollywood, Quaid's gospel album, and more. You’ll also get to hear Quaid perform a few songs from his album. It's a not-to-be-missed interview! --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
19
2024
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
18
2024
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. Well 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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
17
2024
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 Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
16
2024
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
15
2024
Many people feel they just can’t function in the morning without 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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
14
2024
Pastor Greg Laurie introduces a fresh series, "It All Starts Here," where we explore the Book of Genesis. In this first message, he focuses on God's purpose for us while helping us understand other topics, such as the creation of the world.  Notes: Genesis 1 We are created on purpose and for a purpose. God has a plan and purpose for you. Acts 13:36 We need to know and fulfill our purpose. Romans 8:28 Genesis means, “beginning.” The book of Genesis begins with God. Genesis 1:1 Since God created the heavens and the Earth, He is more than adequate to meet your needs. Genesis is the ground floor and foundation of the entire Bible. Without it, the rest of the Bible would be incomprehensible. Read: Genesis 1:1–10 God is triune, meaning, three-in-one—eternally existing in three persons. Genesis 3:22; Genesis 11:6 The Trinity consists of three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is the Creator of all things! Created (Bara) means, “to create something out of nothing.” Only God can create; that is, call into existence that which had no existence. God has always existed. He is self-existent. He has existed from the beginning. Revelation 1:8 God created all things in six days! Genesis gives a broad-stroked painting of creation, not a photograph. The focus of Genesis is not to show us “how the heavens go,” but “how to go to Heaven.” I don’t believe in the Bible because Science proves it true; I believe in the science that the Bible proves is true! God created mankind in His image. Read: Genesis 1:26–28 After each thing God created, He said, “It is good.” When God created man, He said, “It is very good.” Genesis 1:31 Read: Genesis 2:1–3 God did not rest because He was tired; He rested because He was done! The word rest in Hebrew is Shabath and it means, “cease.” “Cast all your care on Him, for He cares for you!” 1 Peter 5:7 The God who created you will bear it for you. “If you will come to Him, He will turn your night into day with a word. He will reorder your broken life with a word. He will bring form out of chaos with a word. It’s His specialty.” “The Lord remembers us, and He will bless us.” Psalm 115:12 The meaning of life is to know and bring glory to God! --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
12
2024
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
11
2024
Sometimes, we just can’t hold back the joy. When our favorite sports team wins the big game. When our young child takes his first steps. When you hear the words, “You may kiss your bride.” Well, when we get to Heaven, we just may not be able to hold ourselves back from worship. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see what we’ll be doing in Heaven . . . and what things will be different from this life, and what things will largely be the same. It’s one of our most requested messages. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
10
2024
Ever fallen for that ruse at the supermarket? You see a package marked new & improved and so you buy it. Then you get it home and taste it and . . and . . It isn’t new or improved! Well, as believers, there’ll come a time when we’re new and improved. For real. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out just how we’ll change personally when we get to Heaven. This message is one of those our listeners requested the most this past year. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
9
2024
Imagine sitting down for a fine meal. It may be the finest meal you’ve ever experienced. The service is first class. The chef is world renowned. His culinary creations will leave you speechless. But you can’t get your eyes off the shiny silverware. You ignore the food and gaze upon the utensil. Behold the spoon! Ridiculous. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the folly of being so enamored with the world we miss eternity. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
8
2024
Pastor Greg Laurie gives an in-depth talk about what’s waiting for us in the afterlife. He discusses his book, As It Is in Heaven—available now on harvest.org.  Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
8
2024
Pastor Greg Laurie revealed last time that 81% of Americans—churched and unchurched—believe in Heaven. More than three quarters. Even more hope to go there! But what’s it like there? Is it even possible to know? Yes, it is. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg brings a biblical travel brochure about our eternal home. It’s beyond our imagination, but we’ll see today the Bible gives us some good information. It’s one of the most requested messages of this past year. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
7
2024
In this message, Pastor Adam helps us remember "why church matters." We'll take a look at Hebrews for important points.  Notes: Hebrews 10:19—25 Hebrews 4:12 Hebrews 4:15—16 Hebrews 6:19 We must go to God. We must hold on to hope. We must motivate each other. Only 24% of our congregation attended Harvest at least once per month on average. 76% attended less than once per month. Only 11% went to at least half the Sundays in 2023. 1. We must go to God. The Church exists for 3 reasons: The exaltation of God (Upward) The edification of the saints (Inward) The evangelization of the world (Outward) 2. We must hold on to hope. Ephesians 2:8–9 (ESV) “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” 3. We must motivate each other. --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
6
2024
Enjoy episode #1 in this Life Hacks series where you get priceless advice for the new year! Today, Pastor Greg Laurie spreads encouragement, reminding us that everything is going to be OK... Whatever you’re going through, you’re going to get through it. Listen in! --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
5
2024
Each year, about 27 million people in this country move . . . relocate. That may explain why there are 17,000 moving companies across the fruited plain. When we move, try to find out some details about our new home. Well today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie provides some details about our eternal home. The Bible gives us more detail than you may be aware. And none of us knows our moving date, so it’s a good idea to get that information now and be prepared. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
4
2024
Some professions have specialty clothing . . . and it saves lives. Firefighters have “turnout pants and jackets” to protect against heat. Police officers wear kevlar vests. Soldiers have vests and helmets and boots. As we’ll learn today, Christian soldiers have specialty clothing, as well. But too many of us don’t know much about it. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us get to know our six pieces of spiritual armor, and how we can use them in spiritual battle. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
3
2024
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
2
2024
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 First Kings 18. Elijah goes toe to toe with the prophets of Baal. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
1
2024
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
31
2023
In this Sunday message celebrating all that God has done over the past 50 years, Pastor Greg Laurie delivers important points on God’s faithfulness and our faith in Him. If these messages have impacted your life and walk with the Lord, consider supporting the mission of Harvest Ministries into 2024 as we attempt to reach more people than ever through media outreach and evangelistic events. Visit https://harvest.org/donate/ to make your gift before the end of the year! Notes: Two words stand out in our 50-year history: Faithfulness and faith. The faithfulness of God and our response of faith to His calling. Jesus promised to the church: “The gates of Hell shall not prevail against us.” God has remained faithful to lead, protect, and guide us each step of the way. 2 Thessalonians 3:3 “The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places. I have a beautiful inheritance.” Psalm 16:6 “Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for, evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 Faith is not just intellectual ascent; it is also action. Faith is belief plus action. Faith is a living, restless thing; it cannot be inoperative. What saves is faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone. How does faith come? By listening, studying, and immersing yourself with the Word of God. Romans 10:17 Theology without apology. Worshiping Evangelizing Learning Loving Faith can make the difference between something happening and not happening. Faith sees what could be; a believer sees invisible things. Read: Matthew 14:28–31 Faith is the refusal to panic, and it has no back door. When you have a lapse of faith, call out to Jesus! Matthew 14:30–31 “Little faith” is one word in the Greek. With Peter’s eyes back on Jesus, “little faith” walked back to the boat. Matthew 14:32 We should never believe our doubts and doubt our beliefs. We should believe our beliefs and doubt our doubts. “Your faithfulness continues from generation to generation.” Psalm 119:90 Teach God’s Word faithfully. Invite people to come to Christ. Preach the gospel to our culture. --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
29
2023
Help us share the gospel in 2024! Christian growth doesn’t happen automatically. It takes effort, persistence and determination. When people come to Christ, they need to learn how to grow spiritually. We’ll discuss that today here on A NEW BEGINNING. It’s important insight whether you came to the Lord a couple of weeks ago, or a couple of decades ago! Today, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us avoid the common pitfalls all believers seem to fall into, and instead set our focus on Christ and His plan for our lives. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
28
2023
Help us share the gospel in 2024! Pastor Greg Laurie recently pointed out that more than a million people have heard the Gospel through all the outreaches of Harvest Ministries! They hear the Gospel each day on A NEW BEGINNING, through evangelistic films, through books, television and social media, and through our large Harvest Crusades. And not only are they hearing the message, they’re responding! Today, we answer the question: “what’s next?” Good insight on the importance of spiritual growth, especially for new believers. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
27
2023
Help us share the gospel in 2024! Ever try to run up a downward escalator? Sounds silly, but kids try it all the time, just to see if they can. When we try to fight against the lures of temptation on our own strength, we’re running up a downward escalator. The momentum against us is just too much. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us change escalators and embrace the power and provision of God through prayer. When we’re moving in the same direction as the Spirit of God, the journey is much easier. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
26
2023
Help us share the gospel in 2024! Are you facing a challenge right now? A trial, a tragedy, a crisis, a loss? God knows what you’re going through. He’s concerned about what you’re going through. And He has the power to get you through. But today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out He wants us to come to Him and ask for His help. Prayer is a vital part of surviving the toughest of challenges life throws our way. And today, Pastor Greg helps us pray effectively using the Lord’s model for effective prayer. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
25
2023
Merry Christmas from all of us at Harvest Ministries and A NEW BEGINNING. Today, Pastor Greg helps us look beyond the gifts and the garland, the tinsel and the tree. We’ll see the birth of Jesus had a purpose. God sent His Son on a rescue mission for sinners who couldn’t save themselves. That was His purpose. But Pastor Greg first draws our attention to some family matters. We’ll examine two separate earthly genealogies of Jesus, and what they teach us of God’s mercy and grace. Catch a Christmas greeting from Pastor Greg here. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
24
2023
Merry Christmas! In a fresh and timely message titled, “Waiting for Christmas,” Pastor Greg Laurie helps you experience the joy of Christmas by reminding you of the great promises we have fulfilled in the birth of Jesus Christ.  Listen in to hear the truth that God’s gift to you this Christmas will never get old—it’s eternal.  --- This year-end, support the work of evangelism through Harvest Ministries by going to harvest.org/support Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
24
2023
Help us share the gospel in 2024! Struggling in the family department this Christmas? Pastor Jonathan Laurie reminds us that even Jesus had an imperfect family tree. See how you can approach challenges and emotions you’re facing—and how you can be a light to those around you. Notes: Matthew 1:1–7, 15–17 “Jesus’ story is not about God helping perfect people but saving lost people.” —Pastor Greg 2 Chronicles 16:9 1 Corinthians 1:27–31 1. Joyfully. James 1:2–4 Hebrews 4:15–16 2. Humbly. Philippians 2:5–8 Romans 2:4 Luke 6:32–35 3. Look Up and Look Ahead. Philippians 3:12–14 Ecclesiastes 3:11 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
23
2023
Help us share the gospel in 2024! "It's the most wonderful time of the year" isn’t true for everyone. For some, it's a depressing, stressful season. But, as Pastor Greg Laurie takes us back to the first Christmas, he tells us how we can ALL experience a joyful holiday. Open your Bible to Luke 2 and start listening! --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
22
2023
Help us share the gospel in 2024! Some of the genealogy TV shows are fascinating. They trace the ancestry of a famous actor or music artist. So often, hopes are high that they can trace the lineage back to a regal monarch from a faraway land. But sometimes all they find is a regular ol’ horse thief from a nearby county. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to Jesus’ family tree. It’s a fascinating tour of the colorful characters God chose for Jesus’ earthly ancestry. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
21
2023
Help us share the gospel in 2024! Some may make the assumption that Jesus was “behind the scenes” in the heavenlies right up until the moment He made His first appearance in the stable in Bethlehem. Some would even say the Son didn’t even EXIST until that moment. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie sets the record straight. We’ll see how the Son is coeternal with the Father, and even makes several appearances in Scripture before that first Christmas. We’ll see for ourselves. Revealing insight is coming our way today. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
20
2023
Help us share the gospel in 2024! Some may think that everyone celebrates Christmas just like we do here in the United States. Wintertime scenes of sleighs and snow-covered Christmas trees. But in many parts of the world, December 25th is the start of summertime. Our friends in Australia just said, “Amen.” In the Orthodox tradition, Christmas comes January 7th. But there’s even more to learn about this important holiday. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie takes to the book of Genesis for a thorough Bible study! Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
19
2023
Help us share the gospel in 2024! Because of the deluge of robocalls we all get, if an unfamiliar number pops up on the phone, many people just don’t answer. Who wants those calls? Do we feel like we’re an unfamiliar number popping up God’s phone when we call on Him in prayer? Do we wonder if He’ll pick up the phone? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that God not only answers the phone, He answers our requests. We’re not an unfamiliar number at all. We’re family. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
18
2023
Help us share the gospel in 2024! 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.  Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
17
2023
Help us share the gospel in 2024! Do you ever wonder, “God where are you!?” Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see how God is always at work—even if it’s behind the scenes. We’ll also see what more we can learn from Zechariah, Elizabeth, and John the Baptist.  Notes: Luke 1 Malachi 4:2 We live by time; God lives outside of time. God recognizes human time, but He is not bound by it. God sees the big picture, but we see the small picture. God has His timing and makes everything beautiful in His time. Ecclesiastes 3:11 No one wants your loved ones to come to Jesus more than Jesus does! God was not only promising the Messiah, He also spoke of a forerunner. Malachi 3:1 The forerunner would be known as John the Baptist. From Genesis to Revelation, we have one complete Revelation of God. From the Old Testament to the New Testament, He is the same. Jonah 4:2 Read: Luke 1:11–17 Continually bring your burdens to the Lord in prayer! Zechariah means, “God remembers.” Elizabeth means, “My God is an oath.” God remembers us and keeps His promises! Philippians 1:6 Zechariah was a humble man. “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6 God is still looking for humble people to use for His glory. 2 Chronicles 16:9 We represent God to a lost world, and we intercede for those in need to God in prayer. 1 Peter 2:9 Zechariah was a faithful man. God often speaks to His people when they are busy doing their daily tasks. Zechariah and Elizabeth were Godly and blameless people. Luke 1:6 Blameless does not mean they were sinless; it means they obeyed God. God was preparing them both for this day, and now the reward for their faithfulness has come! Luke 1:13 His prayer on earth was heard in Heaven! God promises that if we, as His people, call out to Him, He will hear and answer! Psalm 34:15 God urges us to call out to Him! Jeremiah 33:3 God’s delays are not necessarily His denials. God hears and stores our prayers. Not one is wasted. Every prayer is answered: Yes, no, and wait. Zechariah was human and flawed just like us! Luke 1:18–19 Read: Luke 1:21–22 John was the direct forerunner of the Messiah! His job was to clear the way, prepare the way, and get out of the way. Be humble, wait on the Lord, and serve Him where you are. --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
16
2023
"They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh." —Matthew 2:11 Subscribe to Pastor Greg's daily devotional podcast for more content like this: https://link.chtbl.com/dailydevo --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
15
2023
Help us share the gospel in 2024! There’s a certain wisdom that comes from growing older . . . from learning some of the lessons of life. There’s even more wisdom that comes when we embrace God’s Word as our pattern for living. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie looks to the Bible for practical principles we can put to use. If you missed some of the principles he’s already covered, we invite you to catch up by listening to the previous two episodes. There’s good insight coming your way worth taking some notes. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
14
2023
Help us share the gospel in 2024! 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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
13
2023
Have you noticed how our perspective changes in life? Some of us hated certain vegetables when we were kids. And now? Well, we may still hate those vegetables but that’s not the point! The point is our perspective changes. Right? We eat vegetables ‘cause they’re good for us. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us realize that a changing perspective is good evidence that we’re maturing. And today we’ll see how we can embrace and enhance that maturing process. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
12
2023
History records the names of individuals who made a difference . . . a real difference. Henry Ford, Albert Einstein, Billy Graham, Martin Luther King, The Wright Brothers. They got something done. What if Thomas Edison had decided to stay in bed the day he finally got his light bulb to work after 1,000 failures? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how we can make a difference as we shine a light on this dark culture, and point out how Jesus is coming back . . . soon! Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
11
2023
It’s clear that the Lord’s return could come at any time. So the question is, if Jesus was coming back tomorrow, how should we spend our time today? One day He will come, and then it’ll be too late for preparation. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie begins the final message in his eye-opening series called, The End of the World: What Does the Bible Say? We’ll focus today on what the Lord would have us do as Last Days believers. Important insight given the signs of the times. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
10
2023
Pastor Greg Laurie points out that we often don’t appreciate the gifts we receive enough—including our God-given gift of salvation. He talks about what this gift brings, and how we should respond. Notes: Matthew 2 The gift that God gave to us. The gift that we give to God. The gift we give to others... The gift that God gave to us. Christians carry this gift in their hearts. It is salvation, the gift of eternal life. “The gift of God which is eternal life through Jesus Christ.” Romans 6:23 The gift God has given us is more valuable than any earthly gift; it’s called justification. Romans 5:1–2 The word justify speaks of the forgiveness of our sins. God takes our sin and forgives and forgets them! “God hurls our sins into the sea where they sink like a stone.” Micah 7:19 “For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” Jeremiah 31:34 Do not choose to remember what God has chosen to forget. Justification means, “just as if it never had happened.” Justified means, “to put to one’s account.” Acts 13:38–39 The gift that we give to God. There is nothing we could ever give to God that would equal what He gave us. Read: Matthew 2:9–12 Gold, because Jesus was a King. Frankincense, because Jesus was our high priest. Myrrh, because Jesus came to die for our sin. “In the blink of an eye wealth disappears, for it will sprout wings and fly away like an eagle.” Proverbs 23:5 You are sitting in someone else’s sacrifice. The gift we give to others. The key to having a happy Christmas is not receiving but, rather, giving. A 10-Step Solution for Depression: Step 1: Do something for someone else who has greater needs than you. Step 2: Repeat Step 1 nine more times. 3 John 1:4 The only real happiness you will find is in Christ, not in Christmas but in Christ. “God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself because it is not there. There is no such thing.” —C.S. Lewis --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
8
2023
Are you a little tired of hearing the terms “new and improved”? New and improved soap. New and improved mouthwash. New and improved floor wax. It’s often hard to tell the difference, but for the big sticker on the package. Well, there’s a time coming when earth will definitely, definitively be new and improved! It’s a mass renovation project with the Lord as the architect. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings revealing insights from his series, The End of the World: What Does the Bible Say? Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
7
2023
Some may think, "as long as I make it through the pearly gates, I’ll be satisfied." I mean, it’s Heaven, for Heaven’s sake! They think everyone’s on equal footing on the streets of gold. Well, today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how some will receive special rewards for dedication and sacrifice. We’ll see that, at the judgement seat of Christ, we’ll receive an award for all those things we did for the Kingdom—all those things no one ever noticed or acknowledged. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
6
2023
Ever driven past the home you grew up in, and were a little heartsick? Maybe it’s fallen into disrepair and looks so uninviting. It’s not the way it used to be, you say to yourself. Well imagine what the Lord must think of the world He created. After the fall of Adam and Eve, the culture just kept on falling. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us what’s ahead for planet earth. We’ll see the Lord has big plans, and believers will see the “big reveal.” Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
5
2023
When the world goes to war, as we see foretold in prophecy, why would the United States, the leading global superpower, not merit a single mention? Is it something we said? Seriously, it’s an interesting question to consider. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us important perspective. It’s a good time to consider where our country is heading . . . and an important time to check our personal readiness for the next event on God’s prophetic timetable. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
4
2023
Few of us have a real clear picture of the Antichrist. For that matter, our understanding may be a little foggy of the whole End Times landscape. Well, we hope to clear that up for you today here on A NEW BEGINNING as Pastor Greg Laurie brings us a close look at the drama of the Last Days, according to God’s Word. He’ll answer the questions on the minds of many, and reveal some things we may have never considered before. It’s the kind of study you’ll want your friends to hear. More on that later. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
3
2023
Guest speaker—and leading apologetic in America—Lee Strobel brings a powerful message discussing evidence for God’s existence. Listen in to expand your knowledge on spiritual topics, not only for yourself, but for future conversations with nonbelievers. Notes: 1. Cosmology: The Origin of the Universe Whatever begins to exist has a cause. The universe began to exist. Therefore, the universe has a cause. Genesis 1:1 (NIV) Transcendent, spirit, eternal, powerful, smart, personal, creative, caring, and unique. 2. Physics: The Numbers Behind the Universe Psalm 19:1 (NIV) “The exquisite order displayed by our scientific understanding of the physical world calls for the divine.” —Dr. Vera Kistiakowski, physics professor, MIT, and president of the Association of Women in Science 3. The Resurrection 1 Corinthians 15:17 (NIV) Jesus was definitely alive at Point A. “Jesus did exist, whether we like it or not.” —Agnostic Historian Bart Ehrman Jesus was surely dead at Point B. “Clearly the weight of the historical and medical evidence indicates that Jesus was dead [even] before the wound to his side was inflicted.” —Journal of the American Medical Association Jesus was alive again at Point C. His tomb was empty. His disciples were convinced He appeared to them. “I say unequivocally that the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus Christ is so overwhelming that it compels acceptance by proof which leaves absolutely no room for doubt.” —Sir Lionel Luckhoo John 1:12 (NASB) Believe + Receive = Become “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” 1 Peter 3:15 (NIV) “These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may KNOW that you have eternal life.” 1 John 5:13 (NASB) --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
2
2023
Pastor Greg Laurie is joined by his family—Brittni, Jonathan, and Cathe Laurie—for a fun discussion on the beginnings of Harvest, their faith, and their family. They speak on God’s plan and His blessings over 50 years of ministry! Listen in for laughs and a heartwarming talk! --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
1
2023
There’s so much evil in the world, it’s hard to wrap our minds around it. But serious Bible students know that “we ain’t seen nothing yet.” There’ll come a time when evil will reach a crescendo unlike the world has ever seen. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us understand what’s to come, and how the Lord wants us to respond to that information. And we need to remember, ultimately, the battle belongs to the Lord, and we know Who wins in the end! Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.  Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
30
2023
On a clear, moonless night, a human eye can detect a match being struck 50 miles away! The darker the environment, the more a small light can make an impact. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the vital importance of letting our light shine in this dark, sinful culture. We’re in a five-part series called “The End of the World: What Does the Bible Say?” . . . considering the Rapture, the Antichrist, Armageddon and the Second Coming. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
29
2023
Missed Giving Tuesday? You can still make a gift! Just go to givingtuesday.harvest.org When we hear about the Rapture, how we’ll meet the Lord in a heartbeat, our first reaction might be, “Let’s go!” But when we think about all the loved ones who haven’t come to Christ yet, our second response might be, “Can we wait just a bit longer?” Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us understand the Rapture and its part in the Lord’s grand Last Days plan. It’s a dramatic moment to be sure, but that’s only part of the startling things to come according to God’s Word. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
28
2023
This Giving Tuesday, we ask that you remember Harvest Ministries and help us with our mission to make God known! Just go to harvest.org/donate to make your gift! Just before we head out the door for vacation, many of us work like crazy to make sure everything’s in order. If certain things are neglected, the consequences could be unthinkable. Well, some day soon, Jesus will return . . . and we need to make sure everything’s in order before we leave . . . or the consequences could be unthinkable. And coming up today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us make sure our priorities are in order, and that we place our trust in the Lord. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
27
2023
People ask if the current Middle East situation is a sign of the times. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out we started seeing signs of the times long before October 7th. It’s clear Jesus could come back at any time. And the question is: are we ready? Are our friends and family ready? Today, Pastor Greg offers an important update on where we stand, and where can find reliable counsel about our future. We’ll learn to stay grounded in a time of uncertainty. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
26
2023
Pastor Greg Laurie delivers important points on God’s faithfulness and our faith in Him. Notes: Two words stand out in our 50-year history: Faithfulness and faith. The faithfulness of God and our response of faith to His calling. Jesus promised to the church: “The gates of Hell shall not prevail against us.” God has remained faithful to lead, protect, and guide us each step of the way. 2 Thessalonians 3:3 “The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places. I have a beautiful inheritance.” Psalm 16:6 “Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for, evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 Faith is not just intellectual ascent; it is also action. Faith is belief plus action. Faith is a living, restless thing; it cannot be inoperative. What saves is faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone. How does faith come? By listening, studying, and immersing yourself with the Word of God. Romans 10:17 Theology without apology. Worshiping Evangelizing Learning Loving Faith can make the difference between something happening and not happening. Faith sees what could be; a believer sees invisible things. Read: Matthew 14:28–31 Faith is the refusal to panic, and it has no back door. When you have a lapse of faith, call out to Jesus! Matthew 14:30–31 “Little faith” is one word in the Greek. With Peter’s eyes back on Jesus, “little faith” walked back to the boat. Matthew 14:32 We should never believe our doubts and doubt our beliefs. We should believe our beliefs and doubt our doubts. “Your faithfulness continues from generation to generation.” Psalm 119:90 Teach God’s Word faithfully. Invite people to come to Christ. Preach the gospel to our culture. --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
25
2023
On November 19, we celebrated 50 years of Harvest! To God be the glory! In Pastor Greg Laurie's celebratory message, he touches on Harvest's evangelistic work over the years, the never-ending need for the gospel, and hope for the future. He also welcomes a special guest, Pastor Skip Heitzig, who shares encouraging words with us. --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
24
2023
When we talk to friends and co-workers right after Christmas, they’ll often ask, “Well, what did you get for Christmas?” How many times has someone asked you, “Well, what did you give?” That doesn’t usually come up. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out there’s more joy in what we’ve given than what we’ve received. Good encouragement to take with us as we march full speed ahead into Black Friday! And Pastor Greg has even more encouragement coming. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
23
2023
Every breath we breathe is a gift from God. For most of us, that’s about 20,000 gifts a day . . . over 7 million a year. So here on Thanksgiving Day, we have over 7 million reasons to be thankful! Glad you’re along today on A NEW BEGINNING as Pastor Greg Laurie takes a look at gratitude, and how it’s an important key to helping us celebrate the holiday season. When we thank God for His goodness, it reacquaints us with His love. Good insight is coming up; start listening! Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
22
2023
Sometimes we need a new beginning, don’t we? When our spiritual lives have meandered and we’re not as close to the Lord as we used to be, it’s okay to make an adjustment. God allows U-turns. It’s legal in every state! Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how we may have come to this point, and how we can get beyond—way beyond. And you want to invite someone else to hear today’s study, just direct them to our website! They can listen for free at harvest.org. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
21
2023
Sometimes it’s easiest to see our human idiosyncrasies in other people. Take a toddler, for instance. The little one may be despairing over the toy—or the cookie—he can’t have... until daddy walks through the door, home from work. Suddenly, his focus changes and his little world is all about dad. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out, when our love and focus is on our Heavenly Father, we won’t despair for the things of this world. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
20
2023
There’s a good chance you’ve seen a two-man saw. With handles on both sides, it’s an excellent example of teamwork. One man pushes, the other man pulls, and then vice versa. Some of those saws were 12 feet long. The Christian life has many examples of teamwork, and today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us focus on discipleship. It addresses the push n’ pull of daily life as a believer—where a new believer and a veteran believer each have something to offer the other. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
19
2023
Do you struggle with contentment? In this valuable message, Pastor Jonathan Laurie points to biblical figures who’ve “been there, done that” and have some wisdom to share!  Notes: “The Word of God is like a lion. You don’t have to defend a lion. All you have to do is let the lion loose, and the lion will defend itself.” ―Charles Spurgeon Psalm 12:6 Read: Philippians 4:1–13 “Resilient Faith” Rejoice. Philippians 4:4 Proverbs 29:11 Philippians 4:19 As Christians, our job is to have the right perspective and rejoice not in what you don’t have, but in what you do have. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Give it to God. Philippians 4:6–7 The word for anxious can also be translated as “care” or “concerned.” God’s Plan. Philippians 4:19 “I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.” —Jim Carrey “When the child of God is in the will of God, all of the universe works for him; but when the child of God is out of the will of God, everything works against him.” —Warren Wiersbe --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
17
2023
When was the last time you were the “newbie” on the job . . . the new guy or gal just hired? If you were fortunate, you had someone come alongside you to show you the ropes. Because if you don’t know anything, it’s hard to do anything. Well, today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how we tutor new believers through a process called “discipleship.” It’s a process of spiritual duplication where older believers give the younger an example to follow, a paradigm for success. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
16
2023
The Lord is clear. He doesn’t want anyone to perish but wants everyone to come to repentance. That includes everyone in your household, everyone at your neighbor’s home, everyone at your place of work. “Fine. Now how does that happen?” That’s where you and I come in. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out some biblical steps toward sharing the message that saved our lives. It’s not as daunting or intimidating as it seems. Pastor Greg has practical help today. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
15
2023
Each day, we’re surrounded by needy people. Their needs may not be obvious on the outside, but they’re glaring on the inside. Pastor Greg Laurie has pointed out that everyone’s lonely, everyone carries a load of guilt, and everyone is afraid to die. And, as believers, we have something that can address all of those needs. Glad you’re along today for A NEW BEGINNING as we learn practical principles for sharing the Good News of eternal life.  Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
14
2023
Ever heard of “planned obsolescence?” Products are built to last only a limited time so that . . . yeah, you gotta get a new one! Well, the Lord designed the message of the gospel to be everlasting. It never goes out of style, it’s never obsolete. It speaks to the needs of our hearts no matter the date on the calendar. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie explains how to share that timeless message most effectively. Today, an evangelist speaks on evangelism! Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
13
2023
Ever discover after the fact that someone forgot to relay an important message to you? Maybe it was about a great opportunity. Or maybe it was about a serious problem . . . but you never got the message. The consequences can be significant. Well, today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the message we need to deliver, and it’s about both a serious problem and a great opportunity. We’ll see it’s about a choice between life and death—literally, and offers the hope of Heaven! Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
12
2023
We have to remember that God's perspective is different than our own. As Pastor Greg Laurie says, where we see weakness, God sees potential. Where we see the past, He sees the future. We see a lump of clay, He sees a beautiful sculpture... More on that in this episode! Notes: “In those days, Israel had no king, so the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes.” Judges 17:6 Israel was living in despair, but they finally called out to God to deliver them, and He did. Jeremiah 33:3 Read: Judges 6:12–14 “Why has all of this happened to us? And where are all the miracles we heard about in days gone by?” So, he said to Him, “O my Lord, how can I save Israel?” Judges 6:15 God uses people who are humble. We see weakness, but God sees potential. We see a lump of clay, but God sees a beautiful sculpture. We see a lump of coal, but God sees a sparkling diamond. If you want to be used by God, be faithful in the little things. Judges 6:27 The hardest people to reach will always be your own family. As Jesus said, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his own town.” Your family will never be reached by you compromising. This is what Lot did, trying to fit in with the culture around him. You can never reach a person by sinking to their level. Read: Judges 7:2–3 God wants the glory for the work He does. There is always God’s part, and there is our part. The Red Sea parted, but Israel had to still march through. Fear is contagious. Read: Judges 7:4–5 We, too, are in a spiritual battle, and God is looking for men and women today who will let their light shine in a dark place. Jesus made radical statements about commitment that caused thousands to leave because He knew these fickle multitudes were simply fair-weather followers. There are many in the church today that follow God in the sunshine, but when hardship or tragedy comes, they lose their faith. The faith that cannot be tested is the faith that cannot be trusted. The Lord is looking for some men and women who will blow the trumpet and are willing to take some chances and obey God, taking a stand first in their own homes. Nicodemus had a weak beginning but a strong finish. Better that than a strong beginning and a weak finish! --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
11
2023
"There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." —John 15:13 Subscribe to Pastor Greg's daily devotional podcast for more content like this: https://link.chtbl.com/dailydevo --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
10
2023
Greg Laurie is both a pastor and an evangelist. His giftedness in sharing the gospel is obvious. More than 6 million have attended his Harvest Crusades, and more than 500,000 have registered decisions of faith. So today on A NEW BEGINNING, he helps us consider a few things about sharing our faith. We have a life-saving message, and we just can’t keep that to ourselves. Those who do share it experience a thrilling sense of satisfaction like no other... Let's learn more. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
9
2023
If your neighbor’s home catches fire, that’s not the time to “just mind your own business,” or the time to wait until you’re "in the mood." People’s lives are at stake and they need to be saved. Well, in a similar way, today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how God’s end times calendar is counting down. People’s eternal lives are at stake and they need to be saved. We’ll get a glimpse of the spiritual realm today to help energize and inform our actions. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
8
2023
The sum total of what many people know about angels came from a movie . . . or a TV show . . . or a book . . . or social media. But whether it came from a screenplay or a novel, it was fiction. Someone made it up. And it may have left real angels rolling on the floor laughing. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to the authoritative source on angels. We’ll read the words of the Creator of angels with Scripture. It’s from the series called “Timeless.” Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
7
2023
Most pilots follow an unwritten rule: if they flip a certain switch and the plane suddenly starts going crazy, they switch it back. Pretty basic. Well, spiritually, if we think a certain path we’ve chosen is God’s will for our lives but then our lives suddenly fall apart, maybe it’s worth reconsidering. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings helpful insights on following God’s will for our lives. It’s practical help for those of us who are unsure about God’s direction. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
6
2023
We all want certain things for our children. We want them to be healthy and happy. We want them to make good choices, foremost among them being accept Jesus as their Savior. But our kids reach a certain point, and the principles we taught them are working their way in to the specific choices they make. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie says our Heavenly Father’s guidance is similar. The closer we get to God and His values, the more we’ll know that we’re walking in His ways. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
5
2023
Pastor Greg Laurie delivers a message on spiritual growth from Joshua 14. He reminds us of Caleb, a man who started and ended his spiritual race well! Notes: “What has been the greatest surprise of your life? ‘The brevity of it,”’ said Billy Graham. Philippians 3:13–14 Keep moving forward spiritually—the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. “The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places.” Psalm 16:6 It doesn’t matter if we’ve held first for the first laps; we must finish! Acts 20:24 Caleb started and finished well, never losing his spiritual edge! We are to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. We are to pray that both Palestinians and Jews will come to Christ. Joshua 14:11–12 Where did Caleb get this strength, stamina, and longevity? Read: Joshua 14:7–8 We must wholeheartedly follow the Lord (six times in the Bible we learn that Caleb wholeheartedly followed). The majority group did not see God for who He is, only problems. The minority group (Joshua and Caleb) saw God for who He is, and also saw the obstacles and challenges, but they also saw opportunities and great victories if they would attack. To have spiritual longevity and finish well, you don’t follow the crowd. Caleb, who wholeheartedly followed the Lord, had principles … being more concerned with God’s approval than mans! To have spiritual longevity, you must take God at His Word! Remember that God’s delays are not necessarily His denials. To have spiritual longevity, you must fight to the very end, as the Christian life is one of constant growth and learning. It is taking on new challenges and looking for new opportunities. Spiritual battle rages to the end of your life. “I (Caleb) am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me.” Joshua 14:11 It was the first love Caleb maintained, causing him to not lose his first strength. “Give me this mountain!” Joshua 14:12 Jesus Christ is coming again, so let’s be busy doing the Lord’s work. We are to remember Jesus at the communion table. 1 Corinthians 11:26 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
4
2023
In this special episode, Pastor Greg Laurie sits down to discuss the beginning of Harvest, its evolution, future plans, and more! --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
3
2023
Our minds have a cruise control function, it would seem. We can be driving down afamiliar road, paying only a modicum of attention, and wonder when that last mile went by. Our minds weren’t really in the moment. We can unfortunately follow that same pattern when we read Scripture, especially if we’re trying to read a certain volume of passages as a goal. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie reminds us of the tremendous power of God’s Word to instruct, to inspire and to inspect. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
2
2023
God wants us to live a successful Christian life. And He hasn’t hidden the secrets to success in some obscure passage in the Bible. It isn’t encoded into the dimensions of the temple in First Kings. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out one of the most important ingredients for a healthy walk with the Lord. But it’s an ingredient that’s often missing in many believers’ lives. Today’s insight is from the brand new series, “Timeless: Unchanging Truth in a Changing Culture” Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
1
2023
Many of us have seen a trailer for a movie and it looked pretty good. Then after seeing the movie itself, we thought the trailer was better than the movie! It’s all abou texpectations versus reality. Well today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us what to expect about heaven. And it will surpass our wildest dreams. “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” A revealing study is coming! Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
31
2023
Cemeteries are full of people who didn’t expect to die when death came knocking. And what comes after this life has to be pre-arranged before this life is over. So although death may be years away for you, it’s not too early to make those afterlifearrangements. And today is the day, as Pastor Greg Laurie brings a message called“Will I Go to Heaven?” Glad you’re along for A NEW BEGINNING and a message from the series, “Timeless: Unchanging Truths in a Changing Culture.” Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
30
2023
Some believers wish there were 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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
29
2023
Sometimes we like to justify sin as a "little" sin, but that "little" sin can continue to grow until it takes us over. Pastor Greg Laurie addresses this issue in the Christian life, encouraging us not to give the devil even an inch. Notes: The devil is looking for vulnerabilities in our lives. The Bible tells us that Satan can take many forms: he can come in open wickedness as the devil of Hell and a fiery dragon, or he can masquerade as an angel of light. Read: Joshua 9:3–6 The spiritual battle never stops. You are being attacked because you are a threat to the devil and his kingdom. People come into the church and say they are seekers, but sometimes they are sneakers. Judas was an affective actor, and no one suspected he was the betrayer. Do not make deals with the devil; you will be the loser! “Don’t give place to the devil.” Ephesians 4:27 If you give the devil an inch, he will take a mile! God can intervene if we have made a bad decision. Abortion is never an option … ever! We do not control what hand is dealt to us in life. We need to pray about things before we decide. Joshua 9:14 Always start with Scripture! God speaks to us through His peace. Colossians 3:15 God’s peace can act as an umpire in your life. Don’t be crippled by your past; learn from it! You cannot sell your soul; it’s not yours to sell. On the cross, Jesus broke all deals with the devil. Colossians 2:15  --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
28
2023
Pastor Greg Laurie proudly stands with Israel and condemns Hamas' evil attack during his speech at the Simon Wiesenthal Center.  --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
27
2023
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
26
2023
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
25
2023
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
24
2023
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 practical series called “Timeless: Unchanging Truths in a Changing Culture.” Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
23
2023
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 called “Timeless: Unchanging Truths in a Changing Culture.” Invite someone else to hear this at harvest.org and look for the title, The Holy Spirit & You, Part 1. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
22
2023
Pastor Jonathan Laurie delivers an insightful message on the peaks and valleys in the Christian life. Notes: “The Christian life is filled with peaks and valleys, successes and failures, and blessings and trials. Peaks of victory and valleys of discouragement.” Romans 5:3–5 Deuteronomy 11:11 “Peaks and Valleys” Joshua 6:27, 7:6 Vulnerable Victories. Psalm 20:7 Self-reliance and self-confidence will not advance you in the Christian life. “Yesterday’s homeruns don’t win today’s games.” —Babe Ruth The Price of Rebellion. Joshua 7:11–13 Joshua 7:19–21 Joshua 7:25 Joshua 6:18–19 “Our craving, our heart’s desire for things is so strong, it overcomes our conscience. It overcomes our understanding, our reason. Eventually, it will overcome your fear of consequences and even your own sense of self-preservation.” —Tim Keller God wants us to prosper, but more than that, He wants us to remain dependent on Him. The Gift of God. Joshua 8:1–2 Joshua 8:24–25 Matthew 18:9 God is with you! --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
20
2023
When we’ve invited someone over for dinner, and they’re on their way, our excitement about it says something about our feelings for them, does it not? Your best friend since childhood – “can’t wait!” Your boss, who invited himself over, um...was that tonight? Well today on A NEW BEGINNING, as Pastor Greg Laurie brings us some foundational insights on the character and attributes of Jesus, we’ll give thought to His Second Coming. It’s a revealing look at how much we love the Lord! Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
19
2023
We could call the sun a source of warmth – but that misses the enormity. We could call a nuclear explosion a big flash of light – but that says nothing of the phenomenal power. So many times, people miss the enormity of who Jesus is? He walked among us, but He created the universe. He died, but He rose again. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us sense the full scope of who Jesus is. It’s a part of the series called, “Timeless.” Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
18
2023
In Oklahoma, it’s reportedly illegal to trip a horse. In Arizona, it’s illegal for a donkey to sleep in a bathtub. In Connecticut, a pickle must be able to bounce. Yeah, those laws are reportedly still on the books. Mankind came up with some doozies. So why do we let the culture dictate what’s right and wrong? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, as Pastor Greg Laurie continues his series called “Timeless,” we’ll continue our look at the attributes of our God. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
17
2023
God parted the waters of the Red Sea, He caused time to stand still, He caused time to go backwards! He protected Daniel in the Lion’s Den, and the three Hebrew teens in the fiery furnace. Jesus fed multitudes with table scraps, healed the sick, raised the dead, and conquered the grave. And don’t forget all of creation! Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how powerful God is, and how your gigantic problem is no match for an omnipotent God. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
16
2023
If you’re on a long road trip, you’ve got to map out your course. If you don’t know where you’re going, how do you know when you get there!? As we travel the road of life, serving the Lord, heavenbound, we need to make sure we’re on course. If we ignore the direction of Scripture, we may discover we’re on that broad road that leads to destruction. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us recalibrate what we know, and what we do with what we know. Glad you’re along! Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
15
2023
From Joshua chapter 5–6, Pastor Greg Laurie reminds us to be steadfast in our faithfulness. Just as the Israelites trusted the Lord to deliver the promised land, we can trust Him with the challenges in our life. Notes: The Bible tells us that the final conflict of man would be centered on Jerusalem. Jerusalem will be the focal point of End Times events. Jerusalem plays a key role in the Last Days. Zechariah 12:2–3 We need to pray for Israel and their military, that they prevail in this war; but as Christians, we also need to pay attention to the potential prophetic significance. Ephesians 6:10–13 Satan often attacks us in our minds and imaginations. 2 Corinthians 11:3 We must learn how to guard our minds. 2 Corinthians 10:4 You are the air traffic controller of your mind! Read: Joshua 5:13–15 To enter the land of promises, you must encounter and follow Christ. The first step to winning the spiritual battle is to stand close to Jesus. Ephesians 6:10 Read: Joshua 6:1–5 God will work in different ways and in different situations, so we look to Him, whether it’s Joshua with trumpets, or Gideon with torches and pitchers. God uses weaknesses to show His strength! Jesus would touch a person, and they would be healed. People would touch Jesus, and they would be healed. Jesus would speak, even spit on the ground, and wipe it, and they would be healed. When we get to the end of ourselves, we get to the beginning of God. God will often do His work in ways that seem unusual or even counterintuitive. Isaiah 55:8 If you want success, don’t seek it; seek the Lord! Matthew 6:33 If you want to be happy, you must learn to be sad! If you want to be great, serve others! Mark 9:35 God had the Israelites walk around Jericho to show they needed Him. The greatest difficulty for many is to get to the place where we admit we need God and are prepared to admit that the whole thing is simply too big for us. The Canaanites could have believed and been spared, but they refused. They Israelites overcame their enemy by faith, not by feeling. Hebrews 11:30 Faith does not take “no” for an answer. It’s not just faith; it’s also patience. Hebrews 6:12 The moment you are ready to quit may be the moment right before the miracle happens! Galatians 6:9 Revelation 11:15 Guard your mind and your heart; do not retreat, attack! --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
14
2023
Greg Laurie sits down with New York Times bestselling author Joel Rosenberg to discuss the war in Israel, Hamas, and Bible prophecy.  To support Harvest's relief efforts in Israel, just go to https://harvest.org/israel-relief-fund/  Transcript of Full Interview: Greg Laurie: Hey everybody, Greg Laurie here with an exclusive interview with my friend Joel Rosenberg who is an absolute expert on what is going on in the Middle East. Joel was born in the United States but has actually moved to Israel and is in Jerusalem right now and has dual citizenship as both an American and Israeli citizen. So I think he's uniquely qualified to talk about what's happening there. And also Joel has written many best selling books that deal with issues in the Middle East as well. So, Joel, thank you so much for taking the time to talk just a little bit about what is happening. I think what is unique about this attack, Joel, as you know well, is it isn't against soldiers. It's against women and children. And even babies have been killed and decapitated, and even survivors of the Holocaust have been taken away, some murdered, some now hostages. Why is this happening at this moment in time? And the bigger question: how is it that Israel with its state-of-the-art intelligence and technology and everything else at her disposal did not detect this was coming? Joel Rosenberg: Well very hard questions, but important ones, but you're asking two questions. So the first is why why is it happening? Well, There are several answers to that question. The first answer is, is that you have to look not at Hamas. Hamas is a terrorist organization. They're horrible. They're basically like ISIS. But they're—they don't control themselves. They're funded by somebody. The terrorist regime in Iran. They 're armed by somebody. That's the terrorist regime in Iran. They are directed by somebody, and that's the leaders of Iran. So, it's not a Hamas operation. It is, tactically. But this is coming from the leaders, the supreme leader of Iran, and what does the Supreme Leader of Iran want? He wants several things. Ultimately, he wants to commit genocide. He's been very open. He wants to wipe Israel off the map and kill every Jew that lives here. So that's the first, his first objective. But, but he has sub-objectives. To get there, to his genocidal, apocalyptic, end of the world—usher in the coming of their Messiah known as the Mahdi, if you annihilate every Jew and every Christian, to get there, what are they trying to do? Well, they're trying to lure Israel into a ground war in the Gaza Strip, which we're going to have to do now. But, but they want to lure us in. Why? We're the biggest, most powerful military in the entire Middle East. We're the superpower here. Why would a terrorist organization, small, be directed by a big country like Iran to go after the biggest military in the region, us, Israel? And the reason is not because the Supreme Leader right now doesn't just want to see dead Jews. He wants to see dead Palestinians. Why would he want to see dead Palestinians? Because every dead Palestinian will be a television image that will be on MSNBC, CNN, CBS Evening News, the front page of the New York Times, the Washington Post, the LA Times, to turn the script from Israel is, oh, Israel's the high-tech innovator and they're making peace with all these Arab countries—maybe Saudi Arabia next? No, the, the Iranians wanna flip that script to make us look like the monsters of the region when they're the monsters. Right? So that's the objective right now. Blow up the peace process and make the whole world think that we're monsters for doing what? Defending ourselves. Greg Laurie: Yeah. Joel Rosenberg: But you're right. You just described it, and it's not just 1,200 civilians were murdered. They were set on fire while they were alive. They were burned in their homes. Mothers were shot while their children watched. Children were shot to death while their mothers watched. The babies were decapitated. This isn't just wrong, it's demonic. And that's what we're up against, and they infiltrated our homes, and they caught us by surprise. Now, your second question was, how could we get caught by surprise? And the answer is, we don't know yet. In a general sense, Greg, I'll keep it short, because I know you've had other questions, but the general sense that I think is, the political, military, and intelligence establishment in Israel, I think, got lulled into a false sense of security, in which we are making peace with all of our neighbors, increasingly. And the Saudis seemed next. And they may still be, but who knows now? And I think they just let their guard down. But the problem is: it's true that things are getting better in this region, but there are still demons. And if you let the demons out of the cave and let them roam the countryside, they will, you know, let the wolves out. They're gonna eat the sheep. And so... That's what happened, and it's devastating, and there will be political ramifications and repercussions. But right now, I'll just say this, Hamas has managed to do in five days what no Israeli was able to do all year, and that's unify Israel. One of the main opposition leaders is a guy named, that I know personally, Benny Gantz—former Defense Minister and Chief of Staff of the IDF. He, just this afternoon said, yes, he will join Netanyahu. His party will join, and he will help Netanyahu win the war—even though those two don't see eye to eye on almost anything. So that's a sliver of hope in a very dark time. This is our darkest hour. Greg Laurie: You know, you stop and think about, I mean, if we look at this proportionally, this would be like an attack in the United States where 30,000 people were murdered—because it's hard for us to realize how devastating this is for a nation the size of Israel. But, you know, we'll often hear about, "Well, no, what about the plight of the Palestinian people?" And that will be brought forward. But in reality, I don't think this is about a two-state solution. I think this is about a final solution—to use the verbiage of the Nazis. When your enemy, Iran, vows publicly over and over again to wipe Israel off the face of the map, how can you negotiate with someone who doesn't want you to exist? But this is often the way it's presented—as Israel being in the position of the occupier, the colonial occupying power there, when in reality, God gave this land to Israel. Joel Rosenberg: This is what we're up against. Now, in the first five days or so, I would say that the international community and the international media, even the left-wing American media, has actually been pretty sympathetic to Israel, because, because we're on defense, and I gotta tell you—and this sympathy is good—but why are people sympathetic? People are sympathetic to Jews when we're dying, but when we start fighting back—watch, Greg, you know this, but your audience needs to understand that as we start shifting from defense to offense, the United Nations is going to turn against Israel. The members, the left-wing members of Congress, they're going to turn against Israel. The American media, the international media, they're going to turn against Israel, and they're going to say, you're the monsters, and already we've heard—again, I don't want to make this political, I'm just saying, you know—a certain Secretary of State, who happens to live in Washington, he's calling for a de-escalation. He's calling for a ceasefire. But if you had a school in Orange County, in Riverside, let's say, and it was an elementary school, and there were maybe three or four mass shooters coming in just, just shooting children with AR-15s, and the SWAT team arrived and all the police arrived and surrounded it, can you imagine if the mayor and of your community said, "Hey," to the police, "Deescalate, man." You gotta cease fire. Cease fire? No, you go arrest those guys, or you blow their heads off. That's justice. That's why God says that government wields the sword to bring justice. And it's not the same. The moral equivalence of terrorists killing babies and chopping their heads off is not the same as the police, or in this case the army, instituted by God to protect and to crush the enemy, and that's, but that level of moral equivalence—but in a world where people don't know who men and women are, you know, are they gonna know what right and wrong is what, who are the good guys and bad guys? So watch for this. Greg Laurie: Yeah. Joel Rosenberg: It's why I do what I do with all original news and my show on TBN, the Rosenberg Report to try to get the truth out there and, and educate Christians so they can pray and help in a very, you know, with knowledge. Greg Laurie: Right. Let's sort of pull the camera back 'cause you know, you're definitely an expert on Bible prophecy. You've written about it in your novels, but you speak on it. Talking about Iran backing Hamas. That seems to me to be an established fact that Iran is backing Hamas. And we know that there's a close relationship now that has developed between Iran and Russia that's very unique. And it's only happened fairly recently. And I don't understand why that would be in question with our government as to the Iranian connection to Hamas. I know you've spoken out about that. What are your thoughts? Joel Rosenberg: Well, unfortunately leaders at the highest level in the United States are saying that they don't see any connection between this attack, and they don't say—they say we have no evidence that it was directed by Iran. Wait a minute, in a court of law in Orange County, if somebody holds a gun and points it at you and it goes off, let's say Alec Baldwin, but let's—you know, let's take him out of the—but like, "I didn't mean it, I didn't know it was going to happen," but if you aim a loaded gun at somebody's face and it goes off. You're guilty of murder, maybe manslaughter, but you can't say—so Iran has built Hamas into a terrorist organization, given them weapons, given them training, given them money, and if you say at the last minute, well, they didn't give the direction, maybe, on this specific, like, "Go do this," they're still guilty. So, why would the American government right now be letting Iran, the biggest terror regime on the planet, why let them off the hook? But I think we will find out that there was actually directives. It doesn't really matter. You know, you have to be willfully blind to to say that Iran is not in charge. Now, the danger is, and this is what's up on All Israel News right now as our lead story, the risk is that Iran will direct another terrorist organization, known as Hezbollah, in Lebanon to launch a second front against us. Hezbollah is much bigger, much stronger. They have 150,000 missiles, much more powerful, even with precision guidance. So the rockets that come out of Gaza—it's like a Russian roulette, they just point in one way and they just go, but they don't have precision guidance. Many of the missiles coming out of Lebanon do, so the danger is—I wrote a novel about that too, The Beirut Protocol, that was two years ago, like, that scenario that I wrote about fictionally, let's pray it's fiction, but it might not be. Now prophetically, all right, let's do the short version of the prophecies. Look, could this set into motion the War of Gog and Magog? It could, but it's not playing out right now the way the text says, so I think that's unlikely. I think, here's what's more likely. Israel is making peace with all of its neighbors, increasingly, but until—but Ezekiel 38 says that Israelis are feeling—are living securely in the land. Greg Laurie: That's right. Joel Rosenberg: And they don't have gates and bars. Well, we have a wall between us and Gaza, but they blew it up, and there's a wall between Israel and the West Bank. That's why we've been so secure. Those walls probably won't exist when the war of Gog and Magog actually takes place. So what would have to happen? Well, by killing so many Jews, Israelis no—Israeli government no longer can say, well, we'll try to do a few pinprick airstrikes. No, we're preparing for a full-on invasion, and what will happen? It will be bloody. Greg, your people have to be prepared that they're going to see terrible casualties on the Israeli side. And many of my friends, young men—I had two sons that served in the army, but they— one, you know, one of them in a special forces unit, he was so badly injured in his time in the army that they don't—they're not calling them back up in reserve, but I have, they've got, friends that are in right now. They're on the board. They're ready to go in. I think what's going to happen—I think there's going to be a full-on invasion, and it's going to be very bloody, and there's going to be a lot of deaths on both sides, a lot of casualties, but then I think Hamas will have been cleaned out, finally, from Gaza, and then a moderate government, hopefully, will be established, and they, and they'll want to rebuild and, you know, have a peaceful life on the Mediterranean, and, you know, they could have a Palestinian paradise. Remember, Israel doesn't occupy the Gaza Strip. In 2005, our Prime Minister pulled all Israeli civilians and all Israeli soldiers out of the Gaza Strip and gave the territory to the Palestinian people as a gift, saying, "Look, you want it, we don't. There it is. It's yours. Have a paradise. Build a paradise." But they built a terror—I mean, Hamas took over and built a terror regime instead. So we need to be praying for the two million Palestinians who live under the reign of terror of Hamas. We have compassion on them. We gotta pray that the leaders of Hamas will convert to Jesus or die. And then we got to pray that this war will be successful, and it'll be over. And then there may be an actual defeat formally and finally of the Palestinian armed resistance movement. And they'll finally say, look, rather than peace we've all—the Palestinian leadership has always wanted, they don't want peace with Israel, they want peace instead of Israel, they want all of Israel, but if they finally lose the way the Japanese lost, I mean, not with nuclear weapons, I'm not saying that, the way the Japanese, the Germans, once a country is fully defeated, they can become peaceful and go, "All right, we," you know, "we're, we're not going to fight anymore, let's build a healthy society," that's what we want. And if that were to happen over the next few months, years, that would really set into motion as something that right now feels so dark, but could in fact be part of God's prophetic plan. We'll have to see. Greg Laurie: Yeah. You know, 2 Chronicles 7:14 is often quoted, but in this particular situation, it's really contextual because it was given by God to Israel. When He says, "If my people which are called by my name will humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land." Joel, tell us a little bit about the spiritual state of Israel, specifically focused on the church. And by that, I mean, believers in Jesus. I know you have. Messianic Jews like yourself who have embraced Jesus as your Messiah. But then there are Gentiles in the Arab world— people who've come to Christ as well—in Palestine. So talk about the work of the Holy Spirit among people on both sides of this conflict right now in Israel. Joel Rosenberg: Sure. Well, two things on that. The first thing is God often allows, and we see this all throughout scripture, he allows terrible things to happen to Israel. to wake us up, shake us, and it's not that—it's not that the evil is the thing that God wants, but He's gonna—He sort of lets go of Israel a bit, and lets the evil come that Satan is—why? To get people to turn to Him. And unfortunately most Israelis are not looking to Jesus. They're not looking to the Bible. They don't read the Bible. So, as you know, we started 17 years ago, my wife and me, a ministry called the Joshua Fund. And over the last 17 years, by the total grace of God, we were sort of blown away by the whole thing. The Lord has allowed us to raise and invest almost a hundred million dollars in strengthening the local church in Israel and the Palestinian territories—and Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt, and humanitarian relief, and my main focus, educating the church to understand God's love and plan for Israel and our neighbors and the prophecies over the future and how to invest in and strengthen the church today so it can fulfill the Great Commission, which has not been fulfilled in 2,000 years. You know, we, we often say, Greg, I've said it to you, if it were easy to reach Israel with the gospel, it would have been done by now. It's the first country. He came to his own. the Jews, and his own received them not. But we are heading towards a Romans 11:26 world, where all Israel will get saved. So to make that concise, the Joshua Fund is literally on the front lines. I mean, we have humanitarian relief, teams all over the country on a normal day, but especially right now. And people could, you know, if they're thinking, well, how do I help? Help through the Joshua Fund. Not only are we doing the gospel and strengthening pastors and, and equipping the church in very practical and specific ways, but we're doing humanitarian relief all through the local churches so that—nobody knows about the Joshua Fund in Israel. But they receive the humanitarian relief and the emergency aid through local Israeli and Palestinian believers who love Jesus and speak the language and are your neighbors. That's the most practical way to bless Israel right now. And the needs are enormous. Greg Laurie: Oh, absolutely. And for anybody watching this, I completely endorse what you're doing and you've been doing it for so long and doing it so well. So I just wanted to close: Thank you again for this time. But how can we best pray for you and the nation right now of Israel? Joel Rosenberg: Well, I appreciate it. Well, for the nation, obviously, we need to pray that our leaders, yes, come together. I'm encouraged by today. We broke the story, actually, at All Israel News. Nobody else had reported yet that there was going to be this unity government, but we, we broke that story, and it's now being confirmed. So, remember the scriptures that say the sons of Issachar were men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do. Right. We need to pray because none of our leaders know Jesus personally, and so, and most aren't even religious, they don't read the Bible. So that's why we have to intercede, right? That's what the Christians do. We intercede for people who don't have the wisdom of God because they don't have God's spirit in them. We need to do that. We need to pray and intercede for Israelis and Palestinians who are grieving right now. And they're not going to experience the peace that passes all comprehension, because they don't know the God of peace. But we can intercede, just like Abraham interceded for Sodom and Gomorrah, and I'm not saying Israel is Sodom and Gomorrah right now, but, but that's intercession, right? Just as Jesus prayed and wept over the city of Jerusalem, saying, my people don't even understand this, Lord, help them, even from the cross, "Father, forgive them, they don't know what they're doing." So those are the ways to pray—comfort, healing, victory, rescuing the hostages, but also praying for the believers to be witnesses. I know a lot of believers who are in the combat units, they're getting ready to go into harm's way, and they may never come home, but they may be a witness, a bold witness for Yeshua, Jesus, while they're in motion. And then for us, you're asking, look, we need courage. We need stamina. It is around the clock here. And you know, we need to be walking in the Spirit every moment. It's easy to get so frantic trying to serve the Lord in a crisis that you're starting to move past your supply lines. You're not sitting and having a good quiet time. You know, you're praying, but it's like you're eating cotton candy throughout the day. Like, you're not—the Lord's with you, but you need to slow down and just let the Lord speak. Thinking of one last thing, Elijah and Elisha. It was Elisha and his young servant, you know, young servant wakes up, gets out of the tent, you know, looks around, he's surrounded by an enemy and he's freaking out and Elisha says something. He says, Lord, open his eyes that he can see that there's more of us than them. And, you know, you can feel it in the scriptures, you know, it doesn't say it, but the guy must have been like, you gotta be kidding me. What's this guy smoking? But Elisha prayed, the young man's eyes were opened. And he saw the chariots of fire. He saw the forces of God. That's what we need for ourselves and for the church to see the way God sees. He's got a plan. Satan has a plan, but God has a plan, and God's plan is going to win. So may we be strong, healthy, brave, and resilient during a very exhausting, painfully brutal time. Again, the darkest hour I've ever gone through. And certainly my nation of Israel has ever gone through in the modern era. Greg Laurie: So Joel, would you close us in prayer? You pray for the nation Israel and for your people. And then I'll pray after your prayer for you and your family and your ministry. So please go ahead and pray for the nation. Joel Rosenberg: Father in Heaven, Abba, Lord, we love you. And we thank you that you are the God of Israel. You are Shomer Yisrael. You're the guardian of Israel, and you neither slumber nor sleep. I need more sleep. I need some slumber, but you don't need that. And so I pray that first you'd fill Lynn and me and our family and our team with your Holy Spirit. Don't let us operate in the flesh. Don't let us outrun our supply lines and be disconnected from you. And don't let— and we also pray that you would suit us up in your full armor, literally and figuratively, because we need you to extinguish the fiery missiles that are literally and spiritually coming our way. Greg Laurie: Yes. Joel Rosenberg: And then help us put the oxygen mask on others and be able to help and provide that care through the Joshua Fund, through All Israel News and so forth. And we pray for our nation's leaders, you give them wisdom, Lord. They don't have it. That's how we got to this problem. But, but you will provide it. If they will ask, and even if they don't ask, we're asking on their behalf, Lord, we know you; they don't. So we ask for wisdom and victory. Yes. Rescuing of all of our hostages back safely, just like in the times of David. And we also pray for comfort and healing, spiritual, physical, emotional, for every child, every mother, every son, every father, every grandparent who is grieving and traumatized. By the worst attack in the history of Israel, and we also pray for our Palestinian neighbors, Lord, have mercy on them, and we pray for our enemies, the leaders of Iran and the leaders of Hamas, Lord, convert them to Jesus, miraculously, or remove them from the Earth. Lord, please, we pray these things humbly, knowing that you, I think of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Lord, we know You can rescue us, but even if You don't, Lord, we're going to stick with You. We're not going to bow down to the world. We're not going to bow down to fear and the enemy. But we want You to move powerfully so that You get the glory, not us. And that all is, you'll know there's a God in Heaven. Greg Laurie: Father, I thank you for Joel and his wife, Lynn. I thank you for the team around him there at the Joshua Fund, put Your hand of protection upon them. Give them the strength. They need the energy. They need the provision, the finances they need. And use them as a bright light right now in this very dark time in the nation of Israel. Among your people that you brought back to the land of fulfillment of Bible prophecy. And we know one day that many of them will turn to you and we pray that day will come soon. And we pray even through this conflict that many will realize that there is a God in Heaven who loves them so much. He sent His son, Jesus. Right there to Israel to be born in Bethlehem, to die in Jerusalem, to rise from the dead. And it is there in the Holy land that He will return again. And so Lord, we commit this all to you now, and we ask your blessing on Joel and his ministry. And we pray this in the name of Yeshua and everyone watching said Amen. Joel, thank you so much for joining us and God bless you and stay in touch. And we'll keep praying for you and I hope to see you soon. Joel Rosenberg: I would love that. Thank you, Greg. Bless you, Cathe, and your entire team. Greg Laurie: Thanks. --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
13
2023
People who attend class reunions are often surprised. Sometimes, the more popular people way back when have lost that prominence . . . and the prominent people today were the wallflowers years ago. And that’s not really random or accidental. It has to do with the choices they made. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us how the choices we make in how we serve God will affect the here and now, and will likely affect the hereafter as well. We’ll learn to chose well. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
12
2023
Throughout the Bible, we see stories of God using individuals to accomplish great things: Noah, Abraham, David, Solomon. Sometimes there’s strength in numbers, but other times there’s supernatural strength in a humble man or woman saying yes to God. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us open ourselves to being used by God by looking to the example of Moses. It’s an inspiring presentation from Pastor Greg’s series Water - Fire - Stone. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
11
2023
Ever had a stain appear on an article of clothing? Maybe you try to wipe it clean. Maybe you try vinegar and baking soda . . . or one of the “revolutionary” new products from the store. Or, you take it to the cleaners . . . but you get it back and it’s still there! Sometimes our lives have stains like that . . . and the embarrassment never goes away. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to a reassuring story in God’s Word. We’ll see the Lord can treat the stains of our lives. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
10
2023
The Bible tells us that believers are ambassadors, or representatives of Christ. Each of us is a walking, talking billboard for the Lord. What does your billboard say? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie continues his series Water - Fire - Stone . . . an inspiring look at the life of Moses. And today, we’ll see how Moses actually demonstrated how NOT to behave as one of God’s children. We’ll see what happens when angers gets the best of us. Good insight is coming up. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
9
2023
Sometimes, problems seem to come our way in droves. When it rains, it pours. Ever been at the end of your rope? Someone has said, when you get to the end of yourself, you get to the beginning of God. And the Bible is replete with accounts of God stepping in at the right place, at the right time, for just the right reason. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us how God specializes in putting His providence and His faithfulness on display. We’ll see a case in point today. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
8
2023
Pastor Greg Laurie gives us wisdom from Joshua 3–4, where we see the Israelites cross the Jordan River. Notes: The Christian life is not a playground but a battleground, and there’s not really a choice of fighting or not fighting; it’s a choice of victory or defeat. Deuteronomy 6:23 “He brought us out, that He might bring us in.” The people of Canaan were wicked. When people repent, God relents! Read: Joshua 3:4–8 If we want to enter the land of promises, we must be bold and strong! Joshua 3:4 Habakkuk 3:2 “Lord, I have heard of Your fame; I stand in awe of Your deeds. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath, remember mercy.” The Three R’s of Revival: Remember, repent, and repeat. If you want to live in the land of promises, you must keep your eyes on God. Joshua 3:4 When we are looking to Jesus, it will change the way we see our circumstances! If you want to live in the land of promises, you must take risks! If you are called to lead, you must go first and set the pace. Joshua 3:7 If you want to be a good leader, first be a good follower. Joshua and the people of Israel moved in faith! Faith is like a muscle; it gets stronger through use, but if you don’t use it, it will atrophy! If you are called to be a leader, then lead! Romans 12:7–8 Sometimes a step of faith will not necessarily make much sense! Remember to give thanks with as much passion as you prayed for help! Read: Joshua 4:21–24 Judges 2:8–10 Children will remember the time you made for them. Children will remember the way you interacted with your spouse. Your kids will remember your words of affirmation and criticism. To train up means, “to create a thirst in.” It’s never too late for a new beginning! --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
7
2023
"For we must all stand before Christ to be judged. We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body." —2 Corinthians 5:10 Subscribe to Pastor Greg's daily devotional podcast for more content like this: https://link.chtbl.com/dailydevo --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
6
2023
When you’re driving clear across the country, you might encounter the Rocky Mountains. A huge mountain range. Pikes Peak alone jets up more than 14,000 feet into the sky. But when you fly over those mountains on an airliner, it kinda looks like the same ground you saw an hour ago but with more . . . texture. So it is with differing perspectives. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us God's reassuring perspective on our "mountain-sized" problems. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
5
2023
There are some passages in the Bible that sound poetic and inspiring. The kind of thought you might see on social media or even crocheted on a throw pillow. But if you look below the surface, you can often find a treasure trove of rich insight to sink your spiritual teeth into. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie looks at a familiar verse, an inspiring verse, but one that reveals six truths about God every believer needs to know. Glad you're along for today's practical study. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
4
2023
Has anyone ever tried to help you who – candidly – wasn’t much help at all? Maybe a child showed up to your plumbing emergency with a smile and her “Little Tikes” plastic, toy crescent wrench. It may have warmed your heart, but you were still ankle deep in water. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that God can bless us when we need Him most, and with just what we need the most. It’s as if He knew all along! Today, we’ll learn how to open ourselves to His blessings. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
3
2023
The Lord never advises us to approach His throne gingerly, with reluctance anduncertainty. Even though He’s “God most high,” Hebrews invites us to “come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points to the example of Moses, who showed us how to approach the Lord with uncommon courage and confidence. We’ll get some practical insight on taking our prayer lives to the next level. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
2
2023
Mature believers talk to others about God. And they also talk to God about others. Do you regularly pray for others . . . pray for their needs, pray they might come to the Lord or come closer to the Lord? Our mission statement here at A NEW BEGINNING is Knowing Him and Making Him Known. And intercessory prayer is a vital instrument in that pursuit. So today, Pastor Greg Laurie continues his series on the life of Moses uncovering the leader’s faithful ministry of intercessory prayer. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
1
2023
Pastor Jonathan Laurie shows us what we can learn about God through Rahab's story. Notes: 1 Samuel 16:7 “…the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” Joshua 2 / Joshua 6 Read: Joshua 2:1–15 This Is Only a Test. Joshua 2:1 Matthew 19:26 “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” An Unlikely Ally. Joshua 2:3–5 Joshua 2:10–11 A True God. Joshua 4:13–14 Philippians 4:7 “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” John 1:29 “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” Romans 10:13 “For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” “Before the spies came, something must have happened in Rahab’s heart so that she would be brought to faith in God as the supreme God of Heaven and Earth. She was a Canaanite. She was a Gentile, but she embraced the God of the scriptures.” —Pastor Chuck Swindoll Deliverance from Above. Joshua 6:23 Genealogy of Jesus. Matthew 1:5 An example of faith in action. James 2:25 Spiritual hall of fame (faith). Hebrews 11:30 It’s not good people that get into Heaven; it’s forgiven people! --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
30
2023
Pastor Greg Laurie interviews Academy Award-winning director, actor, and producer Mel Gibson at the 2016 Harvest Crusade. They discuss his popular faith films, including the highly anticipated sequel to "The Passion of the Christ," now expected to release February 2024 as "The Resurrection." --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
29
2023
At various times, we all come down with a case of the “gimmes.” Gimme this, gimme that. And nearly every advertisement feeds that craving. Whatever they say, what they really mean is, “You want one of these, don’t you?” A new car, a new phone, a new outfit. But today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the biblical reference to coveting goes even beyond the gimmes. “I don’t just want one...I want YOURS.” Today, we’ll see it’s addressed in the 10 Commandments. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
28
2023
Children often look like their parents. It could be facial features, the way they move their hands as they speak, or their laugh. And a child will often mimic his parents’ mannerisms. Something about an apple not falling far from a tree. But ever since Eve was handed the fruit of one particular tree, Satan has been lying to us . . . and many now mimic his behavior. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us chart a course for our behavior from the Lord’s 10 Commandments. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
27
2023
What things are most important in our lives? Our computers probably know . . . oursmartphones have a good idea. Or certainly our checkbook or our charge card. Whatcaptures our attention, what steals our thoughts? What is it that’s always near the topof our minds? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that idolsare anything or anyone that takes our focus off of God. And we’ll see the Lordrecognizes the danger and mentions it in His 10 Commandments. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
26
2023
If we thought about it, many of us could name our 10 favorite movies . . . our 10 favorite actors . . . our 10 favorite songs . . . our 10 favorite meals. But what about God’s top 10 instructions, carved on stone tablets and hand-delivered to Moses on Mt. Sinai? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us dig in to those instructions as we return to his series called Water - Fire - Stone . . . an enlightening study of the life of Moses. Good encouragement coming our way today. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
25
2023
If there’s some liquid left in the bottom of a drinking glass – milk, juice, soft drink – what’s the first thing we do to get it clean. Rinse it out, right? Run some water in it and flush it clean. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that same approach works well with all the stuff that needs to be cleaned out of our minds. We’ll see how to wash it clean with a renewed mind and a renewed passion to draw closer to the Lord. It’s a message from Pastor Greg’s series simply called ‘10.’ Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
24
2023
Pastor Greg Laurie gives great encouragement and guidance for navigating the seemingly impossible.  Notes: The flood had come, and the Earth was covered in water. Genesis 8:1 Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery and thought him dead. Genesis 50:20 Death does not have the final word. Psalm 49:15 God is bigger than any obstacle! God will always have the last word! Hebrews 11:25–26 “Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin. Esteeming the reproach of Christ for greater riches than the treasures in Egypt, for he looked to the reward.” Before you can face an impossible situation, God needs to prepare you. Exodus 13:17–18 Before you can face an impossible situation, remember that God’s way is always the right way. Christ Himself lives inside us, guiding and speaking to us through Scripture. Isaiah 55:12 “You shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace.” God knows things that we don’t! Isaiah 30:21 Genesis 1:27 “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female He created them.” Don’t let this culture guide you—look to God and His Word! Ecclesiastes 2:10–11 Ecclesiastes 12:13 “The last and final word is this: Fear God and do what He tells you. And that’s it.” Read: Exodus 14:3–4 Exodus 14:10 “As Pharaoh approached, the people of Israel looked up and panicked when they saw the Egyptians overtaking them …” It took God one night to get Israel out of Egypt, but it took 40 years to take Egypt out of Israel! When facing an impossible and more impossible situation, pray! Exodus 14:11 Faith and worry cannot coexist because one chases the other away. “Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything…” Philippians 4:6 Our relationship with Christ is not about what we do for Jesus but what Jesus has done for us! Unbelief tends to create or magnify our difficulties. Faith raises the soul above the difficulty. When led by the Lord, make your move! Exodus 14:15–16 World changers take bold, radical steps of faith! The more you use your faith, the stronger it gets! World changes see opportunities; the worldly see obstacles. To face the impossible, you must walk by faith, not feelings. Exodus 14:21 We would prefer it if God would let us go around the Red Sea, but sometimes He wants us to walk through it. God is bigger than your problems! After overcoming the impossible, give God the glory. Exodus 15:1–2 Jesus was born to die so that we might live. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
22
2023
The Bible tells us God is love. Yes, He’s loving, but First John 4:8 says God IS love. And it says, “He who does not love does not know God . . .” So it should come as no surprise that hatred is not a part of God’s plan for believers. But today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie addresses the hatred we see around us in our culture. What are we as believers to do? Good insight is coming. And a word to parents – the content of today’s study may be a little too strong for younger ears. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
21
2023
Teaching our children to walk and talk is not usually intimidating. Teaching them to tiea shoe or pedal a bike is in our comfort zone. But we parents sometimes stall when itcomes to sharing our faith with our kids. We acknowledge it’s the most importantsubject of all, but few parents feel like they’ve mastered the assignment. Today on ANEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us solid insight based on the 10Commandments found in Exodus chapter 20. Glad you’re along. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
20
2023
The cultural definition of a family is quite broad and all-encompassing. It’s proudly inclusive. But when we get creative with what a family is, we get creative with how a family works. And if we get too creative, maybe it’s time to consult the Creator. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie gets us back to bedrock truth as laid out in God’s timeless Word. We’ll go back to the 10 Commandments and discuss how to honor God’s design for how homes can function best. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
19
2023
If we follow God’s blueprint for life, our lives will go better. You can depend on that. If we ignore God’s blueprint, our lives will face more challenges and heartache. But sometimes we think we’re the exception . . . or this situation is the exception. The sweet aroma of certain decisions can lead to the stench of bad destinations. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us consider more of the timeless wisdom we find in the 10 Commandments. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
18
2023
God Almighty is worthy of all glory and honor. We’re mere men and women under the umbrella of His divine authority. So how inappropriate is it to express some kind of disrespect or dishonor to God on high? It’s almost a question that doesn’t need to be asked. Yet so many dishonor the Lord by using His name inappropriately. Does it bother God? Well, today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that transgression is mentioned in God’s top ten list of commandments. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
17
2023
Pastor Greg Laurie starts a new series called, “Joshua: Living in the Land of Promises” with an encouraging message on living a successful Christian life. New believers tend to be on fire: excited for church, Bible studying, having a healthy prayer life. . . But then a backslide happens: going back to the same sins, neglecting prayer and Bible reading. . . In this message we'll see how we can put a stop to that. Notes Joshua is the story of the end of the wilderness wanderings of the Jewish people. God promises spiritual rest to those who believe in Him. Matthew 11:28 Jesus promises eternal life to those who put their faith in Him. John 4:14 Jesus promises a rich and satisfying life to those who follow Him. John 10:10 The promises of God are like gift cards; they need to be claimed. God’s promises are exceedingly precious! For years, the Jewish people had cried out for someone to deliver them from Pharoah—God heard their cries and sent Moses to be that man. The Lord guided the Jewish people with the ultimate GPS: cloud by day, fire by night. Just as the Jewish people were slaves in Egypt, we were slaves to sin. Just as they took the Passover lamb and applied the blood to their homes, Jesus was the Passover Lamb slain for us, and we applied His blood in our lives. “Conversion has made our hearts a battlefield.” Ephesians 6:12 Satan does not want you to follow Jesus Christ because he knows we are in the End Times. Revelation 12:12 This is not really a choice of fighting or not fighting; it’s a choice of victory or defeat! In the Christian life, you are either an overcomer or you are overcome. Exodus 23:30 “I will drive them out a little at a time…” No addiction needs to control you; no sin needs to have a foothold in your life. “They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb.” They focused their attention on the obstacles instead of their objective. When you focus on the obstacles rather than the objective, fear will always eclipse your faith. Read: Joshua 1:1–5 To succeed in the spiritual life, you must overcome fear and admit you need help. Joshua 1:6 “Be strong and of good courage.” Joshua 1:7 “Be strong and very courageous.” Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid.” Joshua 1:5–6 “I will not leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and of good courage…” 2 Timothy 1:6–9 To succeed in the spiritual life, you must be consistent. Our job is to be faithful in our generation. Acts 13:36 Joshua 1:5 To succeed in the spiritual life, you must know and keep God’s Word. Joshua 1:8 Meditate means, “to ponder, consider, contemplate.” Matthew 13:23 You decide what soil you will be! Matthew 13:23 “They hear and accept God’s Word.” Success or failure in our lives depends on how we hear God’s Word. Luke 12:48 The golden key to spiritual growth is hearing, receiving, and obeying the Word of God. Jesus’ blood was shed for you on the cross! --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
16
2023
Pastor Greg Laurie shares practical ways to deal with temptation. --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
15
2023
The military has specific ranks among its service members. Admirals and Generals . . .Captains and Colonels . . . Sergeants and Petty Officers. It’s a chain of command . .  and there’s never any doubt who’s in charge in any situation. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps Christian soldiers realize their chain of command. It’s basic, essential truth spelled out clearly in the 10 Commandments. Today, we’re studying these top ten instructions from God. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
14
2023
We each have to make a decision in our relationship with God. Are we sold out . . . or are we a sell out? Are we sold out for the Lord, where He is number one and we don’t compromise? Or do we allow ourselves to sell out to the world and its lures? We face that question afresh each and every day. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that’s an issue that’s addressed up front in the 10 Commandments, and it’s a decision that affects our quality of life. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
13
2023
Ever driven on a tire that’s out of balance. Sometimes it feels like the tire is bouncing down the roadway . . . the steering wheel wabbles, your seat vibrates and you wonder if you’re losing control. But a tire store can adjust that balance and give you a smooth ride once again. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us how to adjust a life that’s out of balance. If your life is wabbling and it feels a little out of control, glad you pulled in for an adjustment today from the 10 Commandments. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
12
2023
What time is it? No, really. What’s the exact time? How do we know what the exact time is? Maybe your clock is a few seconds different from mine. The defacto standard is International Atomic Time, a weighted average of time kept by over 400 atomic clocks in 50 laboratories worldwide. That’s the source that’s trustworthy. When it comes to right and wrong, Pastor Greg Laurie says the trustworthy standard is God’s Word. And we’ll consult that standard today on A NEW BEGINNING. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
11
2023
One of the great tools to memorization is repetition. If we hear something over and over, we can’t help but remember. We didn’t intend to memorize the words to that TV theme, or that corny commercial, but they’re stuck in our heads. Why? Repetition. The real question is, what do we let our minds hear over and over. But the fact you’re listening now is a great step forward. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings some scriptural truth worth remembering. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
10
2023
Pastor Greg Laurie wraps up our end times series with a look at a modern day miracle and fulfillment of Bible prophecy: the nation Israel. He also focuses on how we should be living as believers waiting for the Lord’s return.  Notes Israel will be scattered. Israel will be regathered. Israel will regain Jerusalem. Israel will be isolated. Israel will be attacked.   Jerusalem will be the focal point of End Times events.   Jerusalem has been and always will be the Capital of Israel.   Israel will be an “intoxicating drink,” “a heavy stone,” “and a burden for the world.” Zechariah 12:2–3   Never has a nation been able to maintain its national identity, even 300–500 years after being removed from its homeland … until Israel!   Read: Ezekiel 37:1–6   Read: Ezekiel 37:11–14   Read: Ezekiel 38:1–11   America needs Israel more than Israel needs America!   God made a promise to Abraham and his descendants in Genesis 12:3: “I will bless them that bless you, and I will curse those that curse you.”   The Lord will send a national revival to Israel where they turn to Yeshua.   The fact that God will pour out His Spirit on Israel shows that she will have a revival.   Romans 11:25   God has been pouring out His Spirit on the church, but that time is coming to an end when the last person has come to faith. Then, the Rapture happens.   In light of the signs of the times, we will look at a Last Day’s believer, Noah.   In this dark time, we need to shine as lights.   Scripture says, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.”   A world changer is someone who wants to change the culture.   A world changer is a follower of Jesus Christ, and they affect their surroundings more than their surroundings affect them.   A world changer, like Noah, are thermostats, not thermometers; they control the temperature and set the pace.   Noah was commanded to build a giant boat. Hebrews 11:7   Remember: The Ark was built by amateurs; The Titanic was built by professionals.   God revealed secrets to Noah.   Christians know things the world does not.   It seems to be that openhearted Christians know we are in the Last Days.   Noah had a great reverence for God. “Noah moved with Godly fear.” Hebrews 11:7   To fear God does not mean we cower in fear before Him; it means we revere Him.   God gave us the rainbow to remind us of His promise!   The last page in the Bible states that we win in the end!   One of the signs of the times is people will not think these are the Last Days. 2 Peter 3:3   Jesus told us our last days would be just like Noah’s time. Matthew 24:37–44   Noah walked with God when no one else did. Genesis 6:9   The prophet, Amos gives us a key as to what it means to walk with God. “Shall two walk together, except they have agreed?” Amos 3:3     Noah was a witness for God. 2 Peter 2:5   “By faith, Noah being divinely warned of things not yet seen.” Hebrews 11:7   A world changer will draw their family to Christ; but those changed by the world, drive their family from Christ.   Noah has great reverence for God. Noah walked with God when no one else did. Noah was a witness for God.   Jesus Christ is coming back again! --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
8
2023
Smart grocery shoppers pay attention to expiration dates. You may see a dozen cartons of milk on the shelf . . . but a careful look shows that the expiration dates on some cartons are much further into the future. But sometimes we don’t think carefully about the other things of life that may affect us. Those things that bring quick enjoyment, often bring long-lasting disappointment. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us focus on the things above. It’s a study of Moses. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
7
2023
GPS systems have come a long way over the years. They not only can show the best route, but traffic along the way, coffee stores, gas stations and fast food. You know exactly which way to go and how long it’ll take. But you still have to put the car in drive and get moving. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the same is true in our walk with God. After we’ve prayed for direction and strength, it’s time to get moving. It’s harder to steer a parked car.  Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
6
2023
We love to watch movies where the hero is stuck in an impossible situation with time running out. Will he make it? Can he make it? And he’s rescued just in the nick of time. But when WE’RE stuck in a tough spot, it’s not nearly as enjoyable. No inspiring music – maybe just an icy, lonely silence. And it may look like our time is up. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie says don’t give up hope. Instead, realize where your hope comes from.  Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
5
2023
Nearly all pain relievers on the market use the phrase “for fast, temporary relief.” Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen – they’ll give a little relief, for a little while. But when it comes to forgiveness of our sin, we’re more interest in “immediate, everlasting relief” from our guilt and guile. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, as Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to the story of the first Passover, we’ll see God provided a solution for sin that forever paid the price that had to be paid.  Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
4
2023
New believers and non-believers can be baffled by so many references to blood in Scripture: washed in the blood, saved by the blood, the blood of the covenant, the blood of the Lamb. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, some biblical history and context as Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to the book of Exodus and Moses’ confrontation with the Pharaoh of Egypt . . . a confrontation that culminated one night in the death of all the first-born sons of Egyptians. But the Lord passed over and spared all the Jews. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest PartnersSupport the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
2
2023
"For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile." —Romans 1:16 Subscribe to Pastor Greg's daily devotional podcast for more content like this: https://link.chtbl.com/dailydevo --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
1
2023
The stock market has had some tumultuous times in recent years. Trillions of dollars lost in days. But some managed to weather the storm...a few even had a gain. What’s the difference? They knew where to invest. What investments are a sure thing? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out we should invest our lives in our relationship with God and His plan. That’s a plan that never devalues, dwindles or depreciates. Today, we’re studying the life of Moses. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners .Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug
31
2023
Ever gotten into a dialogue with a telemarketer. You refuse his sales pitch, but he always has a rebuttal, a counter argument, a counter offer! Sometimes the best way to deal with him is just to say goodbye. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out we can use that same approach with our spiritual adversary. We can’t negotiate with sin, we can’t “come to an understanding” with evil, we can’t compromise with the Devil. Today, some insight from our study of the life of Moses. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners .Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug
30
2023
Wedding vows are pledges of loyalty and faithfulness to a spouse. You never hear a groom promising to “love, honor and cherish, but I’m still going to date some other girls on the side.” A good relationship is defined by how much we do for the other...not by how much we can get away with just ‘cause we want to. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that same dynamic applies in our spiritual lives...as we cling to the Lord, and resist our spiritual adversary. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners .Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug
29
2023
Remember Eeyore from the Winnie the Pooh books? He was an old grey donkey with a sour disposition. Complaining, pessimistic, discontented. Now, many of us get down and discouraged here or there, but some people just bring a dark cloud of hostility with them everywhere they go. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that could be evidence of a spiritually-hardened heart. And today, we’ll learn to spot that syndrome, and where to find the cure. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners .Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug
28
2023
Some months ago, social media was ablaze with an interesting sound experiment. A certain recording sounded like the word “Laurel” to some people, and like “Yanny” to others. It was very interesting, and a bit odd. But we see the same thing on a spiritual level – two people can respond to a single Gospel message in two different ways. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the danger of listening with a hardened heart. And Pastor Greg begins with an admission. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners .Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug
26
2023
Armageddon, the rapture, Antichrist, Jesus' Second Coming... ever have a hard time figuring out what happens when? Watch this flyover of prophetic events in their chronological order. --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug
25
2023
There’s a special form of Japanese pottery called Kintsugi. It means “golden joinery.” Broken ceramics are restored with a lacquer resin mixed with powdered gold, silver or platinum. The repairs are obvious...and beautiful! The Bible speaks of us as God’s workmanship. We may have some cracks and chips, but God can heal us in a beautiful way and make us vessels of honor. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie explains how we can be fit for the Master’s use. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug
24
2023
God used a lot of unlikely people to serve Him in big ways...a shepherd boy, a prostitute, a drunkard, a tax collector, a little boy with a sack lunch. And David, Rahab, Noah and Matthew would all tell you how God can use anyone, anywhere, anytime, under any circumstance. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how to make ourselves available for God’s plan. No matter where you’re at right now, you’re in the right spot to be used by the Lord. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug
23
2023
Our lives don’t always go according to plan. Or maybe we should say our lives don’t always go according to OUR plans. God knows what’s coming, He knows our heartache and our disappointment, He knows our strengths and limitations, and He has a plan hand-crafted for each of our lives. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us learn to recognize God’s plan in our lives and say yes to the Lord’s calling. That’s the most rewarding pathway you and I can travel. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug
22
2023
Those friends and associates you’re in contact with...they have a word for that group. It’s called your “circle of influence.” The key question is, what kind of influence do you have on your circle of influence? Do you draw them to Christ, or do they wonder what kind of Christian are you? Or would they be surprised you ARE a Christian? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us put ourselves out there on the front line for the Lord...he invites us to put our faith on display to everyone we meet. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug
21
2023
God can use just about anybody. He can use a former shoe salesman...such as D.L. Moody. He can use a young dairy farmer...such as Billy Graham. Or use an aimless young high school kid looking for answers...such as Greg Laurie. The Bible is full of people who seemed to lack ability but offered availability. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the time is right for God to use you. What’s holding you back from saying yes to what the Lord has in mind? Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug
19
2023
An update from Pastor Greg and Mark on what's happening on the ground in Maui in the aftermath of the horrific fires. You can help us to bring help and hope to the people of Maui by giving to the Harvest Maui relief fund. — Send hope to Maui.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug
18
2023
Imagine if the signers of the Declaration of Independence had stayed within their comfort zone. Imagine if Henry Ford was satisfied with the horse and buggy. Or if Steve Jobs thought the flip phone was good enough. Those men changed their world. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that God wants to take us outside our comfort zone to change our world. It’s not about nations or cars or phones. It’s about letting God use us to impact people with an eternal message. Support the Harvest Maui Relief Fund Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners .Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug
17
2023
The Bible helps us learn real lessons from real people. Sometimes we learn from their successes, sometimes we learn from their failures. But it helps to see principles lived out in real life. And currently on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie is helping us learn from the life of Moses. He was a great prophet, a true man of God...but he was a man with shortcomings and blind spots, as are we. And today, we’ll learn from Moses’ impulsiveness, and learn from his shortcomings. Support the Harvest Maui Relief Fund Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners .Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug
16
2023
Ever researched a product online and when you discovered dozens of bad reviews, you decided against it? What happened in that research? Other people influenced your behavior. They kept you from making a mistake. How are you influencing others...no not in the products they buy but how they pattern their life? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie returns to our studies of the life of Moses to consider what kind of influence we want to have on those friends around us. Support the Harvest Maui Relief Fund Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners .Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug
15
2023
Certain advertisers used to be guilty of something called “Bait and Switch.” The consumer would get lured into the store by something the advertiser had no plan to deliver. So it goes with the way our adversary tries to bait us with his temptations...but sin never delivers guilt-free pleasure. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to an important case in point in the life of one of the Bible’s great Old Testament patriarchs. We’ll learn from his experience. Support the Harvest Maui Relief Fund Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug
14
2023
The world has a knack for attempting to put a happy face on some deep, dark times of crisis. “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” “Don’t worry, be happy.” “Look on the bright side.” But sometimes an earthquake so shakes our lives that there doesn’t seem to be a bright side. But...don’t mountains rise from earthquakes? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see how God can help us rise above our pain, and He can put our past to use in the most fulfilling ways. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners .Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug
11
2023
Imagine sitting in the driver’s seat of your parked car. And you start disassembling your steering wheel. You loosen the nut that holds your steering wheel in place. Now, the steering wheel is barely connected to your front wheels. Are you willing to hit the open highway without that control? Only if you like ditches. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, from the series Heroes of the Bible, Pastor Greg Laurie points out some people choose to do that with their very lives...and wind up in some kind of ditch. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners .Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug
10
2023
Our hearts break for the people of Maui as they face deadly wildfires. But you can come to their aid by supporting the Harvest Maui Relief Fund. In this urgent time of need, your gift helps provide tangible and spiritual resources. Thank you in advance for your support. Send hope to Maui.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug
10
2023
Funambulism is the skill of walking the tightrope...the high wire. And performers face mortal danger...it’s a long way down. The last thing they want (literally) is to make it only half way across the high wire. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out it’s even more important to finish the race of life well. There’s mortal danger, there’s uncertainty and breathless moments. But thankfully, when we fall, the Lord is there to catch us and restore us. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners .Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug
9
2023
The world has been through a hailstorm of crisis and calamity...sickness, death, economic upheaval, uncertainty about the future. Hope may seem in short supply. But today on A NEW BEGINNING, we’ll see it’s only in short supply if we’re going to the wrong supplier. Pastor Greg Laurie introduces us to a man who faced an epic challenge but depended on God’s provision to see him through. We’ll learn to follow in his footsteps as Pastor Greg introduces this Last Days believer. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners .Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug
8
2023
Scripture warns us that wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction. Lots of folks going that way. It’s the way that “seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us an alternative. He helps us through the narrow gate. It won’t make us popular or politically correct. But better to live in a way that’s pleasing to God, even if it displeases people, rather than the other way around. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners .Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug
7
2023
Even in the Lord’s Prayer, we say the words “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” Thomas Fuller once wrote, “He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.” Today, on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to the life of Joseph, an outstanding biblical example of forgiveness and what fruit can come of that selfless action. We’re studying the Bible’s great heroes. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners .Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug
6
2023
God has great promises for believers who are living in the last days—of which the Rapture is one of the greatest. Listen in as Pastor Greg Laurie explores what the Bible says about this future event and how it changes the way you live today.  Notes When a believer dies, they go to Heaven, because death means separation, not annihilation. Humans do not cease to exist; we simply change our address.  Our physical bodies will be transformed at the Rapture. The world itself will not end or cease to exist, but this evil age will come to an end (1 John 2:17).   One of the signs of the end times is a greater awareness of Bible prophecy (Daniel 12:4). The return of Jesus Christ is described for us many times in Scripture. There are over 300 passages that deal with Christ’s return, and one verse in 25 mentions the Lord’s return. One of the big signs of the Last Days is the gathering of Israel to their homeland. Scripture tells us Israel will be attacked (Ezekiel 38; 39).   After Israel is attacked, God will pour out His Spirit on them in a great revival (Romans 11:25).  If the Antichrist is close, the coming of Jesus Christ is even closer! What is the Rapture? It is when Christ descends from Heaven, and we are caught up to meet the Lord—it is the moment we receive our new bodies.  The word rapture is used 13 times in the New Testament, and it means, “to take forcibly, snatch, or caught up.”  Why is there a rapture? In Heaven, not only will you be with your loved ones, but you’ll be with Jesus Himself, too! That is why the Christian grieves hopefully, not hopelessly. “A continual looking forward to the eternal world is not a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do.” —C. S. Lewis When is the Rapture? “About that day, no one knows the day or hour, not even the angels, nor the Son, but only the Father” (Matthew 24:36). The Rapture will happen in a moment of time, effectively immeasurable (1 Corinthians 15:51–52).  When Christ returns for us in the Rapture, first up is the resurrection of the dead, then all who are alive will meet them in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:17).   Following the Rapture will come the emergence of Antichrist with the Tribulation Period. In the Rapture, Jesus comes in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:16–17). In the Second Coming, Jesus comes to the Earth (Zechariah 14:4). In the Rapture, Jesus comes for His bride. In the Second Coming, Jesus comes with His bride. In the Rapture, Jesus comes like a thief in the night. In the Second Coming, the whole Earth sees Him. In the Rapture, He comes before judgment. In the Second Coming, Jesus comes with judgment. “If you knew the Lord would return tonight, how would you spend the rest of the day? I wouldn’t do anything different than I do every day.” —D. L. Moody  We should be shining lights in a dark place (Luke 12:35). As a church, we need to be more known for what we are than what we’re against!  The same sun that softens the wax, hardens the clay. The same message that transforms one life can cause another to say, “I don’t believe!” Scripture Referenced Acts 8:2 Matthew 24:48–49 Ephesians 5:18 --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug
5
2023
"So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus." —Romans 8:1 Subscribe to Pastor Greg's daily devotional podcast for more content like this: https://link.chtbl.com/dailydevo --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug
4
2023
Doesn’t it seem like some people on social media are just looking for a fight? If something displeases them, they attack. And then someone else attacks right back. Has it come to that? Is that the new norm for human interaction? Glad you’re along today on A NEW BEGINNING as Pastor Greg Laurie shows us a better way...a higher way. We’ll see God shows us a fresh prescription for life, demonstrated in the lives of some remarkable people who rose above. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners .Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug
3
2023
More people complain about headaches than any other health condition. About 45 million people suffer from them each year. The major causes? Stress and lack of sleep, among others. There’s a lot on our minds. Many people feel overwhelmed much of the time. But today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us chart a new path. He’ll talk about the giants we face...those forces that seem bigger than we are. We’ll learn today how to stand against them in the power of God. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners .Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug
2
2023
God has never encountered a problem or a crisis too big for Him to handle. He’s never said, “Uh-oh.” So when we encounter something we can’t handle, we need to look to our God who can handle anything. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, as Pastor Greg explores stories of the heroes of the Bible, we’ll see what happened when David faced a giant-sized problem. It’s a familiar account, but sometimes we miss the practical application. That’s Pastor Greg’s focus as we begin today’s study. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners .Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug
1
2023
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners .Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul
31
2023
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners .Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul
30
2023
In this Sunday episode, Pastor Greg Laurie initiates a timely series called End of the World: What Does the Bible Say? Get insights as he answers a question on a topic many people have wondered: “Is Jesus Coming Back Again?”  Today’s message will set the stage for the remainder of our series, studying the Bible’s prophecy on the end of the world and how we can prepare. --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul
29
2023
Pastor Greg Laurie delivers his second Harvest Crusade message, "Good News in a Bad World." --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul
28
2023
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! Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org .   A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners .Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul
27
2023
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org .   A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners .Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul
26
2023
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners .Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul
25
2023
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org . A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners .Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul
24
2023
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org .   A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners .Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul
22
2023
Jon Erwin discusses filming the baptism scene for Jesus Revolution. --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul
21
2023
Ever had your car break down out in the middle of nowhere...scorching heat...no cell service...no other cars to stop and help...no friendly, little farmhouse beckoning you in the distance? Crisis compounded by solitude. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out, we never have to face our challenges by ourselves. We’ll learn to reach out to the Lord in our times of need, and that He’s our anchor when we’re feeling helpless and hopeless. Good encouragement is coming. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul
20
2023
Many people ask one question when tragedy strikes. Is the one-word question that reverberates in our very soul: “why?” Why did this have to happen? “Why...why me...why now...why this?” Maybe you’ve asked that question...or maybe you’ve tried to answer that question. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie addresses that challenge head on. When earthly answers don’t satisfy, we have to look to what God tells us in His Word. Truth that speaks to the heart. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul
19
2023
It frankly would be hard to list all the things Jesus has done for us. The top of the list would be that He loved us enough to die for us. So here’s the question. If we love Jesus, what are we willing to do for Him? If He died for us, are we willing to live for Him? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to the Gospel of John for an important look at a well-known miracle. As we examine this account, we learn a lot about how Jesus wants us to live for Him and speak about Him. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul
18
2023
Believers have the opportunity to be salt and light in a world that desperately needs both. Our culture is marinating in sin and hopelessness, and we have the opportunity to point the way to hope and forgiveness. But will we stand up and speak out? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us recognize the difference we can make, and make the difference so many will recognize. If you’ve ever complained about the state of the world we live in, learn how your efforts can help turn the tide. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul
17
2023
Our God can calm storms, create storms, part the waters of the Red Sea. He can make time literally stand still, He can raise the dead, and cause the deaf to hear. So what is it that you need today? Glad you’re along for A NEW BEGINNING as Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see nothing is impossible for the Lord. And He invites us to come to Him in prayer. He bids us to “ask, seek, and knock.” And when our petitions intersect with His willingness, big things can happen! Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul
15
2023
Here’s an update on all that God did at the 2023 Harvest Crusade. --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul
14
2023
Sometimes, we treat prayer as a last resort. In reality, it’s our best option. And sometimes it’s our only option. So many of us could testify to the power of prayer, and even tell a story of how God came through just in the nick of time. So why aren’t we calling on God more often? And why don’t we let Him use us to step out boldly for Him? We’ll consider those questions today on A NEW BEGINNING as Pastor Greg Laurie helps us examine the feeding of the 5,000 in John chapter 6. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul
13
2023
How many of us are up in the wee hours of the morning worrying if the sun will rise? Didn’t it rise yesterday? And the day before? Has it not risen every day in all of human history? When something has been that reliable in the past, we can trust it will be reliable in the future. Well today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us pause and consider the faithfulness and reliability of the Lord. In addition to making the sun rise each morning, we’ll see just how well God takes care of His own. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul
12
2023
The second law of thermodynamics says things tend toward disorder. As time goes on, things fall apart. When it comes to our homes, a clean room never stays that way for long. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out there’s a spiritual parallel. Our Christian lives can get messy and out of sorts. But we’ll learn Jesus can come in sort it out...if we let Him. Pastor Greg urges us to open the door and let Jesus have access to every room of our spiritual house. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul
11
2023
The successful Christian life doesn’t happen by accident. It takes focus and effort. Salvation is a free gift...but Christian growth involves some work and sacrifice on our part. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie continues his series in John called The Seven Signs of Jesus. We’ll learn how to map out a plan to keep us moving full speed in the right direction. If you’ve had a few stumbles and sputters in your walk with the Lord, this is a great opportunity to knuckle down and buckle up. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul
10
2023
We can make two mistakes when it comes to the afterlife. Some people think hell won’t be too bad. They joke that all their friends will be there – they’ll just party all the time. There won’t be any parties there. The other mistake we can make is thinking heaven isn’t all that good...especially if you don’t play the harp. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see what’s really waiting for believers. We’ll learn about the abundant life in the here and now, and eternal life in the hereafter. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul
8
2023
After this past weekend's Harvest Crusade on July 1–2, we saw 6,794 professions of faith! We're still in awe of what God did and give Him all the glory. If you didn't get the chance to join us live, catch up on Pastor Greg Laurie's special message now! --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul
7
2023
Jesus didn’t tell us to argue someone into the kingdom of God...or to protest our culture into the faith...or even to isolate ourselves from those who don’t believe. Pastor Greg Laurie has said we’re not to isolate but infiltrate. We’re to be salt and light in a culture that needs the hope of the Gospel. Well today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg helps us set a course for taking this life-saving message to those whose eternal lives hang in the balance. It’s the very reason we’re here. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul
6
2023
We know prayer is a privilege. We know prayer is powerful. Prayer moves the hand that moves the world. But what some don’t realize is that God WANTS us to come to Him. He welcomes our petitions. He listens to our cries. And prayer can make a difference, even if we don’t feel worthy for such an important role. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us insights on prayer straight from the Word of God. It’s good encouragement to be on “speaking terms” with our Heavenly Father. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul
5
2023
Many of us have a few friends on-line who seem to live a worry-free life! What’s that like, huh? Every post is an unbelievable meal, a breath-taking sunset, or some new toy they just had to have. Well, someone said we should never compare someone’s highlight reel to our blooper reel. But how do we deal with the troubles that stop us in our tracks? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie urges us to take those cares and concerns to the Lord. Good insight coming your way today! Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul
4
2023
Almost everyone faces challenges on the job...problems, pressures, personalities. But if you know that tomorrow you’re leaving on vacation, today’s problems are a little easier to handle, aren’t they? Just hang on a little longer and then...sweet relief. Well, when we think of the trials of life, we need to remember Jesus is coming soon! Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how that reminder can shape the way we go about our lives. Good insight from our study in James. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul
3
2023
For many kids, as the days countdown to the end of a school year, there’s excitement...no more homework, no more tests! I think Alice Cooper sang about that. But those final hours of the school year can go by so S-L-O-W-L-Y. A lot of us feel that way about the return of Christ. We’re excited to see our Savior, but we’ve been waiting a long time. Well today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the reasons for the wait and shows us what God would have us do with our extra time. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul
1
2023
There's a seat for everyone at the Harvest Crusade... the doubters, the sufferers, the seekers, and the believers. We hope to see you this weekend! If you can't make it in person, join us online and watch this life-changing event live with an online community! — July 1–2 | Honda Center | 6 PM | FREE Learn more at crusade.harvest.orgSupport the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun
30
2023
The Harvest Crusade is here this weekend! Join us in person at the Honda Center or online on July 1–2 at 6 PM PDT. Learn more here. Campers who like to go out into the boondocks to find a remote campsite sometimes fly drones to look ahead at what’s around the next bend. They can make better decisions with a bird’s eye view. Well, we’ll make better decisions about our lives if we trust God’s view . . . the one that sees around the bend and w ell into the future. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings some encouraging insights about the will of God and how it’ll keep us from being spiritually stranded in the boondocks. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun
29
2023
The Harvest Crusade is here this weekend! Join us in person at the Honda Center or online on July 1–2 at 6 PM PDT. Learn more here. Many of us remember the stress of driving in an unfamiliar area before GPS. “Do we turn at the next signal, or the one after that . . . or was it the one we just passed!?” Life got simpler when our dashboard told us where to go. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the joy we can discover when we let God’s will tell us where to go. We’re thinking big picture things today as Pastor Greg takes us to James chapter 4 in his new series, “Walk This Way.” Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun
28
2023
The Harvest Crusade is here this weekend! Join us in person at the Honda Center or online on July 1–2 at 6 PM PDT. Learn more here. Certain things people say can SOUND like they’re true. But they’re not. Before the railroad was invented, it was believed people couldn’t ever travel faster than 30 miles an hour because air would rush past them and they wouldn’t be able to breathe. How fast were you driving to work today? And you’re still here. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie urges us to trade human wisdom for Divine wisdom. We’ll see it points us to God and His will for our lives.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun
27
2023
Ever play the telephone game? You and some others gather in a circle. Someone whispers a message to the first person, who whispers it to the second and so on. When the last person reveals what he heard, it’s obvious that the message got wildly distorted. Some people seem to play a game like that with their Bible knowledge. They rely on what they’ve heard the Bible says. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to the source to discover some things people said it said that it never said. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun
26
2023
No matter who we are, what neighborhood we come from, whether we’re famous, infamous or unknown, we have something someone else wants. We have something someone else needs. We have a smile, and a kind word. It’s that simple. Maybe we don’t have a dollar in our pocket, but a moment of kindness may be just what someone needs to get through their difficulty. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us follow the Bible’s plan for the wise use of our words. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun
25
2023
If you’ve ever been nervous about sharing your faith, Pastor Greg Laurie has good news: it’s easier than you might think. In this Sunday message, he gives us a powerful example of leading others to Christ from John 4. Notes Jesus never dealt with any two people in exactly the same way, because there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to evangelism—everyone is different! Telling your story (testimony) is a powerful bridge for the gospel message. People may argue with you about facts, but they cannot deny your personal story. Many people believed as a result of this woman’s testimony. While sharing your testimony, don’t glorify or exaggerate your past (accuracy is important). Don’t boast about what you gave up for Christ, but what He gave up for you! When you tell your story, it’s not about you but Him! We must speak in a language that people understand! Every generation needs the gospel! “The gospel is the power of God to everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16). Any gospel presentation that offers forgiveness without repentance is not the gospel. If it promises Heaven, but does not warn of Hell, it is not the gospel. If it tells you God loves you, but do not tell you God wants to change you, it is not the gospel. We all stand as sinners before a holy God. Trespass speaks of crossing a line. God gave us His Law, the 10 Commandments, not to make us righteous but to show that we all fall miserably short. God tells us the bad news so we can better appreciate the good news. Seeing our complete weakness, God did the unthinkable: He poured His wrath and anger on Jesus, who died in our place. “It is all in four words: Jesus died for me.” —C. H. Spurgeon Sometimes in our attempts to crossover, we don’t bring the cross over! There are hard questions that nonbelievers can fire at you, but you need to know that essence of this gospel message is the cross. Scripture Referenced 1 Corinthians 9:19–23 Galatians 1:6–8 Romans 3:23 Romans 5:6–8 Jude 1:23 1 Corinthians 2:1–2 1 Corinthians 1:18 --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun
24
2023
Scott Furrow interviews Pastor Greg Laurie to discuss recent MLB decisions, the upcoming crusade, evangelizing, and more.    This interview first aired on The Pastor Scott Show. --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun
23
2023
We’ve all been wounded by something someone said to us. And, if we’re candid, we’d probably all admit we’ve said some things that may have hurt someone else. Once those careless words leave our mouths, there’s just no getting them back. How can we control our tongues . . . how can we keep that tiger in the cage? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to some specific counsel in the book of James. Today’s message is a featured part of our brand new series Walk This Way. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun
22
2023
Some people bake a double batch of cookies and then wonder why they’re tempted to eat sweets. Some make sure their new car has a supercharged-mega-hemi-turbo-GT engine and wonder why the police seem to be handing out more speeding tickets. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us take an honest look at temptation and how we often set ourselves up for the fall. We’ll learn to recalibrate and set ourselves up for more success, and more satisfaction. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun
21
2023
The trees with the strongest root systems are not those where a breeze blows gently through the leaves. No, the strongest trees face challenging winds which cause their root systems to grow deeper. Could it be that God is revealing a lesson about how winds of adversity affect our spiritual roots? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see what’s happening when trials and tribulations are blowing against us. We’ll learn how to embrace the growth, and find joy in the journey. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omny.fm/listener for privacy information.
Jun
20
2023
Some comedians have stopped performing on college campuses. Why? Political correctness is more important than humor. And on some campuses, the biblical values we once held sacred are now considered hate speech. Look at TV. Curse words and innuendo flow freely, but traditional family values are deemed offensive. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us find our bearings. The Apostle Paul and several contemporaries show the way. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omny.fm/listener for privacy information.
Jun
19
2023
If ever there was someone who had a reason to be hopeless, it was Jesus. He left the glory of heaven to come to earth. He was tempted like us, felt pain like us, felt betrayal like us. The world He created turned against Him, and He was sentenced to the death of a common criminal. How’s YOUR day going? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points to the hope found in Jesus’ sacrifice for us – a message Pastor Greg has been sharing in his Harvest Crusades for 30 years. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omny.fm/listener for privacy information.
Jun
17
2023
We're just a few weeks away from this year's Harvest Crusade! Get a glimpse of what to expect—and don't forget to join us this summer for an all new gospel presentation from Pastor Greg Laurie. This year we'll be at the Honda Center on July 1–2! Learn more: crusade.harvest.org --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun
16
2023
Many people have colorful stories about their first car. Dependably undependable. Some had to hold the shift lever “just so” to start it, or pop the hood and tap on the battery, or make sure they parked on a hill so they could get a rolling start the next day. How much can God depend on us? Are we “instant in season” . . . or stuck in park? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie invites us to fully commit ourselves to the Lord and to the work He wants us to do. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun
15
2023
Ever been driving along a familiar road, and suddenly you realize you don’t remember the last couple of miles? Your mind was in a fog. You were going through the motions, hand on the steering wheel, foot on the gas pedal, but you weren’t focused. Pastor Greg Laurie is concerned that some people may be serving the Lord that way - lack of focus, in a bit of a fog. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, we’ll get a wake up call to be alert and prepared for the soon return of the Lord. Insights from Romans. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun
14
2023
You might be surprised to know that we put a man on the moon before anyone ever invented a suitcase with wheels. Yeah, in the 60s, everyone grabbed the handle and lifted. But in the 70s, roller bags emerged and people thought why carry the load when you don’t have to. But so many of us are carrying the burden of long-ago offenses when we don’t have to. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us find relief. We’ll see the path forward is outlined clearly in the Bible. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun
13
2023
Each of us is born with something commonly called the “fight or flight” response. If our safety is threatened, our skin gets flushed, our pupils dilate, and our heart rate speeds up. It’s your body’s way of getting ready to respond. But when someone persecutes us, we often feel that same urge to respond. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie says the WAY we respond makes all the difference in the world. And we’ll see Jesus taught us a way to respond that furthers the Kingdom. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun
12
2023
The book of Romans contains some of the most profound insight on what the Christian faith is all about. Paul wrote this theology textbook for a church some 1500 miles away from his own home. But within the explanations of righteousness and redemption is important information about God’s love for us, our love for God, and love for others. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie focuses on that theme as he brings us a message called What It Really Means to Love God. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun
11
2023
The Harvest Crusade at the Honda Center is coming July 1–2! Get all details: https://crusade.harvest.org/  --- Sharing your faith is a major tenet of the Christian life, but it can be intimidating! In this Sunday message, Pastor Greg Laurie demonstrates how to be bold and evangelize efficiently and often. Notes “There are two types of speakers: those who get nervous, and those who are liars!” —Mark Twain Why don’t we share our faith more? 1. Fear of rejection. 2. Anxiety of being asked questions we can’t answer. 3. Feeling we are not the best example. Being an evangelist is a gift more people have than they may realize. 1. Effective sharing starts with caring. We will never reach out to people if we don’t care about them. 2 Timothy 2:26 We will never reach anyone if we don’t have contact with them. The meaning of beautiful feet is “full bloom” … like a blossoming flower. 1. Sharing the gospel is life-giving to us, as well as the person we share with. Another translation of the word beautiful is “lively.” It’s saying, “How lively are the feet, those that preach the gospel of peace.” We have a choice: We can keep it and stagnate, or we can share our faith and flourish and be like a well-watered garden. Evangelize or fossilize. God primarily reaches people through verbal articulation. “Oh, I don’t reject your Christ. I love Christ. It’s just so many of you Christians are so unlike your Christ!” —Gandhi The only way to get to Heaven is to be saved by Jesus Christ! The gospel is only Good News if it gets there in time. 3. We should share the gospel with whosoever, whenever! The Will of God is revealed as we read Scripture and take steps of faith. God’s Will is not an itinerary but an attitude. God’s way becomes clear when we start walking in it. --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun
10
2023
Pastor Greg Laurie shares where to watch Jesus Revolution and says more about the film.  Support our mission in June and we’ll send you the DVD as a gift: harvest.org/donate --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun
9
2023
It almost goes without saying but successful chefs have to spend time cooking. Successful ballerinas have to dance. Successful photographers have to take pictures. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out successful believers are those who love. The more love characterizes our lives, the more successful we’ll be in so many other areas of the Christian walk. And that’s our goal today – to show our love for God by loving others. Glad you’re along. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun
8
2023
Employment agencies work with two different types of people: those who need an employee, and those who need a job. The agency’s goal is to help those people find each other. Well, God has given us spiritual gifts . . . and He also has some work for us to do that’s divinely-designed to make use of those gifts. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us find “gainful employment” of those miraculous gifts God has entrusted to us. There’s a job to be done . . . time to get to work. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun
7
2023
When you walk through the tool department at your neighborhood hardware store, it isn’t just a collection of hammers. Big hammers, small hammers, funny-shaped hammers, but just hammers. No, there are different tools for different jobs. Well, God has different jobs to be done for His Kingdom and so He’s given His people different tools: talents, abilities, personalities and spiritual gifts to get the jobs done. If we aren’t using our gifts, we may not be used by the Master. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun
6
2023
Most pilots follow an unwritten rule: if they flip a certain switch and the plane suddenly starts going crazy, they switch it back. Pretty basic. Well, spiritually, if we think a certain path we’ve chosen is God’s will for our lives but then our lives suddenly fall apart, maybe it’s worth reconsidering. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings helpful insights on following God’s will for our lives. It’s practical help for those of us who are unsure about God’s direction. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun
5
2023
We all want certain things for our children. We want them to be healthy and happy. We want them to make good choices, foremost among them being accept Jesus as their Savior. But our kids reach a certain point, and the principles we taught them are working their way in to the specific choices they make. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie says our Heavenly Father’s guidance is similar. The closer we get to God and His values, the more we’ll know that we’re walking in His ways. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun
4
2023
Pastor Greg Laurie gives a message titled “Angels and Demons,” in which he dispels the myths and helps you understand the truth about the spiritual world. Listen in for a practical message! Notes People do not become angels; angels are angels! The Bible is full of stories of those who were miraculously spoken to, comforted, and delivered by angels; and sometimes angels speak to us, and we don’t even know it! 1. Angels sometimes deliver us from difficult situations. Angels played a major role in getting Peter out of prison again in Acts 12. 2. Sometimes angels stop us, and other times, they prompt us. Perhaps, we have headed for destruction and God changed our course. We may not always be aware of the presence of angels or predict how and when they will appear, but the Bible says they are there. It is entirely possible that you have even personally met an angel! If an angel were to appear to us right now, we would be tempted to worship it. As hard as it is to fathom, not all of the angels follow the Lord, due to a rebellion. 3. Before we talk about demons, let’s say a few words about their leader, the devil. The devil came from Heaven. This angelic rebellion was led by Satan himself. Lucifer was not satisfied with worshiping God. He himself wanted to be worshiped. Though the devil lost this once exalted position, he still has access to Heaven. The Bible describes Satan as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 4. The devil is not alone. He has a well-organized network of demon powers doing his bidding. We read numerous passages that refer to Satan and his minions. 5. The purpose of demons seems to be two-fold: They seek to hinder the purposes of God and to extend the power of Satan. 6. The devil knows his days are numbered. This is more than a political or ideological conflict; it’s a spiritual battle. Satan knows we are in the last days, and he is upping his game; we, as Christians, must do the same. Our offensive weapons are prayer and the proclamation of the gospel. The grammatical construction of this phrase, in the Greek, indicates Satan starts this. Why pick a fight with an angel more powerful than you? Answer: Sin makes you stupid! 7. The devil does not want you to know that he attacks with accusation. “A good general must penetrate the brain of his enemy.”—Victor Hugo There is no sin in a temptation, only in giving into it. It’s not the bait that constitutes sin; it’s the bite. Before we sin, while Satan is tempting us, he whispers: “You can get away with this.” After we sin, he shouts: “You will never get away with this!” 8. They overcome the devil by the blood of the Lamb. My access to God is the result of what Jesus has done for me. 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. You will never overcome the devil as long as there is unconfessed sin in your heart. 9. They overcame by the word of their testimony. 10 They did not love their lives to the death. Jesus said, “There is joy in Heaven in the presence of the angels when one sinner repents.” The devil says, “tomorrow,” while the Holy Spirit says, “Today is the day of salvation.” --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun
3
2023
"They do not compromise with evil, and they walk only in his paths." —Psalm 119:3 Subscribe to Daily Devotions From Greg Laurie for more content like this: https://link.chtbl.com/dailydevo  --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun
2
2023
It’s easy to forget that the Lord uses people to reach people with the Gospel. Chances are good that someone influenced you in your decision to come to the Lord. And chances are good that the Lord wants to use you to influence someone else. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us learn how to do that job effectively. We need to give thought to whether we’re attracting people to the faith, or repelling them away. Today’s message is titled, God Keeps His Promises. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun
1
2023
History is replete with examples of people who lived meager lives, not allowing themselves the simplest of luxuries, and then its discovered after they die that they had millions! They lived as paupers when they could have lived as princes. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the blessings God has reserved for us . . . but how so few of us have claimed them. They’re stored up like dollar bills in an old mattress. Let’s learn how to use them as God intended. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
31
2023
In so many things of life, there are winners and losers. In the stock market, selling real estate, selling a car . . . if someone gets a good deal, someone else may have suffered a loss. But when it comes to sharing Christ, we gain as much as we give. When we share God’s love with another person, we both win. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see the benefit and joy that come from being generous in sharing the love that has so changed our lives. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
30
2023
So many people think, if they share the Gospel with someone, they’ll regret it. “Oh, they might have a question I can’t answer . . . or they may shut me down . . . or they may not like me anymore.” If you talk to those who HAVE shared the Gospel they’ll tell you it’s exhilarating! We’ll find out why today on A NEW BEGINNING as Pastor Greg Laurie brings a message called Happy Feet. He’ll reference a verse in our text, and we’ll find out happy is a good word for how we’ll feel. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
29
2023
Sometimes you might wonder, should you pick your own route through town right now. Or does Google Maps know better? Well, there’s one of you . . . or there are some 7,100 people at Google Maps updating things for you. Worth considering. How about charting a path for your life? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie says you can choose the path you might think is best, or let an infinite, omniscient God choose the path that He KNOWS is best. Worth considering. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
28
2023
In this Sunday message, Greg Laurie’s son, Pastor Jonathan Laurie delivers a message on the will of God. Christians often ponder this subject, and now is your chance to get your big questions answered! Notes “Before we can discern and discover God’s specific will for our lives, we must first follow His revealed will for our lives, found in Scripture.” —Pastor Levi Lusko 1. Present Your Bodies. Seeking God’s Will should not be relegated only to the weighty matters of who we should marry, what cancer doctor we should move forward with, should we take a risk and move out of state for a new job; it’s not just for the monumental decisions in life, but in everything we do! Human beings are made up of thoughts, actions, and emotions—all of which areas we are to present to God. Presenting your body as a living sacrifice ultimately means, “to pursue God’s pleasure.” 2. Do Not Be Conformed. To “echo this world” means, you repeat the behavior, the speech, attitude, and overall objectives this world sets: Wealth, beauty, indulgence, ego, selfishness, and power. 3. Be Transformed. 4. God’s Will Is God’s Word. Give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18). Come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). Abstain from sexual immorality (1 Thessalonians 4:3). Seek first God’s Kingdom (Matthew 6:33). Suffer for doing good (1 Peter 4:19; 3:17). Be saved (Revelation 22:17). Walk worthy (Colossians 1:10). Doers and not hearers only (James 1:22). Be a student of God’s Word  (2 Timothy 2:15). “Sow a thought, and you reap an action; sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
27
2023
Pastor Greg Laurie offers tips for sharing your faith. --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
26
2023
Some people think Jesus is for people who can’t get through life on their own. Many believers can’t imagine trying to get through life on our own. But the more important fact is Jesus is for those who can’t get to Heaven on their own. And we’re all in that category. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie continues our study series in Romans called Relentless Grace with insight on how the Gospel needs to be shared with everyone. . . because we’re all in need of that grace. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
25
2023
Certain words can be freeing. Like “you’re forgiven.” Or “the debt has been canceled.” Or “you’ve been found not guilty.” The Gospel includes all those words. We’ve been forgiven of our sin because Jesus paid our debt and took our guilt upon Himself. Those words of freedom can’t be kept to ourselves. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, as Pastor Greg Laurie continues a series called Relentless Grace, we’ll see the importance of sharing that Good News with those who need freedom. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
24
2023
As believers, Jesus has changed our lives. He’s given us life eternal and life more abundant in the here and now. If Jesus can change our lives, He can change someone else’s life. And there may be someone we know – someone in our circle of influence right now – that needs to hear, wants to hear, and will welcome the chance to hear our experience. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us get over the hurdles and hesitations that keep us from sharing that Good News. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
23
2023
Many of us have heard stories of someone who made a trip to the doctor for some minor ailment, but then the doctor discovered something much more serious. Had it not been for the minor matter, that serious matter may have gone undetected. Are they not actually thankful for that minor ailment? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us perspective on the things that come our way, and how God uses them all for His greater glory, and our greater good. Important perspective today on our challenges. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
22
2023
There are certain chapters of the Bible that stand out for their unforgettable truth. Genesis 1 – the Creation. Exodus chapter 20 – the 10 Commandments. Psalm 23 – the Shepherd’s psalm. Matthew 5, 6 and 7 – the Sermon on the Mount. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us dig in to some powerful words that point out, no matter what we’re going through, God is aware, God cares, and He’s ready to take action. It’s insight recorded by Paul in the 8th chapter of Romans. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
20
2023
Pastor Greg Laurie reminds us of the part we play in our own spiritual success and how to reach it. --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
19
2023
The human body contains over 1200 pain receptors. Per inch! They’re meant to warn us so we don’t hurt ourselves. But when they all start singing in unison, it’s a chorus that just can’t be ignored. Emotional pain often can’t be ignored either. So where can we go, what can we do to find relief? Pastor Greg Laurie addresses that important question today on A NEW BEGINNING. We’ll see our God has the soothing balm we need to get us through and bring us victory. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
18
2023
There are numerous help lines available for times of crisis. For instance, there’s 988 for those with thoughts of suicide. Or sometimes, there’s personal help available through your church. But today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that we can’t forget the help available from the Lord directly. David cried out to God. Samuel cried out to God. Moses cried out to God as did all of Israel. Today, how to cry out ourselves and how to take our pain directly to the Lord’s throne. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
17
2023
It’s fashionable to be an independent thinker. To question the norm. To think outside the box. But what do we call all those independent thinkers who think the same way? It may not always be beneficial to think outside the box, but it IS always beneficial to look up. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out success isn’t measured in how different we are from other people. No, it’s measured in how much we pattern our thoughts and our actions after the Lord. More on that today. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
16
2023
In most parts of this country, if a building falls into disrepair, there’s a good chance they’ll knock it down and start over. But in most of Europe, it isn’t that way. Buildings aren’t as “disposable” . . . and in some towns 500 year old buildings are commonplace. The Lord doesn’t treat sinners as disposable. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out God stands ready to meet us where we are, and help us put the pieces of our sin-shattered lives back together. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
15
2023
There’s a conspiracy afoot. Forces are conspiring together to bring you down. What are they? The world, the flesh and the Devil. We’re surrounded by temptation, and those forces make sure we’re aware. So is our fall, our failure a fait accompli? An unavoidable, irreversible outcome? Pastor Greg Laurie says no. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, he offers some important help from the book of Romans in a practical message called How to Overcome the Power of Sin. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
13
2023
Kayleigh McEnany and Pastor Greg Laurie discuss Gen Z's interest in spirituality and the power of Jesus Revolution. --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
12
2023
It’s possible to dutifully drive to the gym every morning, and drive thru the donut shop on the way back home. It’s possible to set aside time every morning for devotions, but then get distracted by all the stuff on social media. Good intentions by themselves don’t take us far down the path of holiness. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see where our lives are out of adjustment, and helps us chart a course away from carnality and into spiritual growth. Listen on harvest.org  --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
11
2023
Those who’ve had heart surgery often talk of feeling younger and more energetic after the surgery. Their blood flows better, more oxygen to their system, they feel brand new. Spiritually speaking, we get a new heart when we come to the Lord. We’re new creatures in Christ. The old man is dead. But today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie says sometimes that old man tries to come back to life. Paul addressed that very issue in the book of Romans, and that’s our subject for today. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
10
2023
Sometimes believers give the Devil more credit than he deserves. “I couldn’t help myself; the Devil made me do it.” Not really. Sin requires our cooperation. We don’t fall into sin, we jump. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how our adversary and our sinful nature may conspire to lure us, but we can stand in the Lord’s victory over temptation. How? That’s what today’s study is about. Pastor Greg helps us chart a path toward spiritual success. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
9
2023
Romans is widely regarded as a textbook on the Christian faith. It clarifies so many issues of sin and salvation, temptation, and redemption. If the whole of the Bible is a balanced spiritual meal, Romans would be a generous serving of meat. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us gain some clarity on the precepts of our faith. We’ll see God does His part, we cooperate with what He’s done, and there are a few things that are up to us. Let’s learn how it all works together. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
8
2023
Every ship captain likes smooth sailing. No squalls, no storms, no stress. And every ship captain has seen the weather change very suddenly. How many of us have started a particular day with the sun shining and birds singing, and ended the day wondering how we’d make it through until tomorrow. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how Jesus is with us in the midst of our trials, and how those trials may be hand-picked to turn us into the stalwart saints God wants us to be. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
6
2023
Pastor Greg Laurie talks about temptation and encourages us with biblical truths. --- This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
5
2023
Ever bought a product that made you feel out of sorts? A shirt or blouse that was cut strangely. Maybe a pair of shoes that pinched. Or you sat in a chair that looked really comfortable but the minute you sat down, you said, “I’ll stand, thank you.” Many people live their lives all out of sorts . . . and they don’t really know what’s wrong. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out it may be they need to come to the Lord, or come closer to the Lord. Let’s learn more. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
4
2023
Many people remember Polaroid cameras. You’d look through the viewfinder, snap a picture, pull the film out of the back of the camera and wait for the picture to develop before your eyes. The photographer always knew what was coming because he saw what was in his viewfinder. But it was a surprise to everyone else. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie reminds us God knows what’s developing in your life. He’s already seen it. And so we need to trust that His plan is better than ours. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
3
2023
It’s doubtful many of us are very good at waiting. What’s that saying, “Patience is a virtue, Possess it if you can, Seldom found in woman, Never found in man.” The stakes are even higher when there’s great danger or discomfort. But today on A NEW BEGINNING, as Pastor Greg Laurie continues our study series in the book of Romans, we’ll see God will come through for us . . . and His timing is always perfect. And the best example of His providence is in His Son’s sacrifice for our sins. Listen on harvest.org -- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
2
2023
If happiness and fulfillment were found in money, in fame, in accomplishment, then celebrities would be the happiest people on the face of the earth. They often have it all . . . but too many of them end it all when they discover that’s not what life is really about. So . . . then what? Where can we find life that’s worth living? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie speaks with a celebrity who found out where the answer wasn’t, and now he’s found where the answer is. Listen on harvest.org --- A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
1
2023
Physicians will tell you that one of their biggest frustrations is examining a patient, diagnosing an illness, prescribing the medication, and then finding out the patient didn’t take the medication! Sometimes didn’t even get the prescription filled! What’s a doctor to do!? Well today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the same is often true in the spiritual arena. Those who need Jesus the most often resist making a change because they simply don’t want to change. Let’s learn more. Listen on harvest.org --- Own Jesus Revolution on DVD! Receive your copy when you donate to Harvest Ministries today at harvest.org/support. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
29
2023
"And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you." —Romans 12:18 Subscribe to Pastor Greg's newest podcast to receive devotions daily: https://link.chtbl.com/dailydevo  --- This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
28
2023
“Looking for loopholes.” That’s what the late actor W.C. Fields reportedly said when someone asked him why he was reading the Bible. “Looking for loopholes.” Unfortunately, sometimes believers look for loopholes in Scripture. They’ve read a certain passage but they wonder if maybe the original Greek will cut them some slack. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie shows what Scripture reveals about us, but helps us chart a pathway out of our sin to our Savior. Listen on harvest.org --- Watch JESUS REVOLUTION from home! A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
27
2023
The most significant book on some bookshelves is the one with the most dust on it. It has the answers to the biggest questions of life, but it’s opened about as often as a 40 year old Farmer’s Almanac. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see the value of God’s Word . . . and how we need to get that book off the shelf and into our laps. More than that, get its insights into our minds and hearts. Pastor Greg has good counsel today from the book of Romans. Listen on harvest.org --- Watch JESUS REVOLUTION from home! A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
26
2023
Before you came to the Lord, it’s more than likely there was someone praying for you to do so. Maybe many “someones.” Aren’t you glad the Lord heard those prayers? Who are you praying for right now? When someone talks about people who need the Lord, whose name immediately comes to your mind? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us take a big step forward in understanding the issues at hand, and in learning to pray more effectively that that person might meet Jesus. Listen on harvest.org --- Watch JESUS REVOLUTION from home! A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
25
2023
We all know someone who seems like they’re on nonstop sin patrol. They spend their time looking into everyone else’s business seeing if they can spot any kind of inconsistency in a person’s walk of faith. Maybe in searching for other people’s sin it helps them ignore their own. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us each check ourselves. We’ll learn to walk more closely with the Lord, and spend less time worrying about the spiritual scorecards of others. Listen on harvest.org --- Watch JESUS REVOLUTION from home! A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
24
2023
Some people look at sin the way some count calories. That sin? Oh, that’s nothing. It’s like a broccoli sin. You can do that one—doesn’t even count. That other sin? Oh, no. That’s a hot fudge Sunday sin. Stay away from that one. The truth is, we should count sin less like calories and more like poison. Sin kills. The wages of sin is death. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see the antidote. Listen on harvest.org --- Watch JESUS REVOLUTION from home! A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
22
2023
Greg Laurie interviews Jonathan Roumie (Lonnie Frisbee, Jesus Revolution) and Jon Erwin (Director, Jesus Revolution) at the 2022 Harvest Crusade.  --- Watch JESUS REVOLUTION from home! This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
21
2023
What kind of doctor would run some tests and leave out all the bad news? The bad news may be hard to hear but, before you can cure the disease you have to know about the disease. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that believers have the cure for an eternal disease . . . a problem that could affect us for eternity. And we’ll recognize the importance of delivering the bad news and good news side by side so people can be saved from the sickness of sin. Listen on harvest.org --- Watch JESUS REVOLUTION from home! A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
20
2023
Ever gone to a concert or sporting event and had tickets waiting at “will call.” You go to the window and say, “Yes, I’m so-and-so and I believe you have tickets waiting for me.” And then you cross your fingers that nothing went wrong—that your name is on the list and you’ll get in. Some people are hoping their name is on the will call list for Heaven. After all, they did good things. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see it all comes down to our relationship with God’s only begotten Son. Listen on harvest.org --- Watch JESUS REVOLUTION from home! A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
19
2023
There are so many things people will unabashedly advocate. Their favorite sports team, a certain TV show, a particular recipe or certain diet, a particular model of car or truck, their favorite soft drink, Mac or PC. Those subjects come up, they’re not shy. But believers talking about the Gospel? Sometimes not a peep. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie continues our studies in Romans about boldly proclaiming our hope in Christ. Listen on harvest.org --- Watch JESUS REVOLUTION from home! A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
18
2023
When someone famous dies, that news is in circulation on social media within minutes. By the time the “Breaking News” appears on TV, millions already know about it. But when we consider more important news—what’s been called “The Good News”—it’s not the news of death but the news of life—the culture remains largely unaware . . . or at least unconcerned. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how believers should never be ashamed of the Gospel message. Listen on harvest.org --- Watch JESUS REVOLUTION from home! A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
17
2023
Ever been frustrated with some new gadget? You just can’t get it to work as advertised. You’ve flipped every switch, pushed every button, twisted every knob, and nothing. Then, in utter desperation, you read the instructions—and realize doing it their way made it easier. Well God has a set of instructions for life, and today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie opens up one of the most pivotal books in the Bible to see that living life God’s way sure makes things a lot easier! Listen on harvest.org --- Watch JESUS REVOLUTION from home! A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
15
2023
Pastor Greg Laurie joins The Glenn Beck Podcast to discuss America's deep need for a spiritual awakening, the Jesus Revolution film (PS: You can now watch from home), and the importance of family. Interested? Head to YouTube to watch the full episode. --- Watch JESUS REVOLUTION from home! This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
14
2023
"The world has yet to see what God can do with and for and through and in a man who is fully and wholly consecrated to Him." The words are often attributed to D.L. Moody, but Moody actually heard those words and they helped confirm his life’s calling. What can God do with us if we each are fully and wholly consecrated to Him? We’ll discuss that today on A NEW BEGINNING as Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see how our efforts can help usher in the next great revival in our culture. Listen on harvest.org --- Watch JESUS REVOLUTION from home! A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
13
2023
Ever try to run up a downward escalator? Sounds silly, but kids try it all the time, just to see if they can. When we try to fight against the lures of temptation on our own strength, we’re running up a downward escalator. The momentum against us is just too much. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us change escalators and embrace the power and provision of God through prayer. When we’re moving in the same direction as the Spirit of God, the journey is much easier. Listen on harvest.org --- Watch JESUS REVOLUTION from home! A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
12
2023
Are you facing a challenge right now? A trial, a tragedy, a crisis, a loss? God knows what you’re going through. He’s concerned about what you’re going through. And He has the power to get you through. But today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out He wants us to come to Him and ask for His help. Prayer is a vital part of surviving the toughest of challenges life throws our way. And today, Pastor Greg helps us pray effectively using the Lord’s model for effective prayer. Listen on harvest.org --- Watch JESUS REVOLUTION from home! A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
11
2023
Because of the deluge of robocalls we all get, if an unfamiliar number pops up on the phone, many people just don’t answer. Who wants those calls? Do we feel like we’re an unfamiliar number popping up God’s phone when we call on Him in prayer? Do we wonder if He’ll pick up the phone? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that God not only answers the phone, He answers our requests. We’re not an unfamiliar number at all. We’re family. Listen on harvest.org --- Watch JESUS REVOLUTION from home! A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
10
2023
Ever taken a close look at tree rings . . . the age rings we see when a tree has been cut down? When the rings are unusually close together, it indicates that drought, disease or harsh temperatures were threatening that year. Well in our marriages, when the forces of our culture are threatening, it’s a good time for spouses to draw closer together, not further apart. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings biblical insight on just how we can build a marriage that will stand strong. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
8
2023
Did you miss our Good Friday service? Tune in now as Pastor Jonathan Laurie reminds us of the sacrifice Christ made on our behalf.  Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
7
2023
Some things you probably won’t see in Heaven: income taxes . . . hospitals . . . plastic surgeons . . . grief counselors . . . funeral homes . . . telemarketers! Sounds pretty good already, doesn’t it? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie pulls back the veil as we get a glimpse of our resurrected life. But, more importantly, we find out what it takes to make sure we’ll get to live a resurrected life. We’ll consider what made our free gift of eternal life possible. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
6
2023
About 30 million people move each year. It’s a lot of work, packing boxes, unpacking boxes . . . but do you know anyone who’s AFRAID of moving? Well, for the believer, death is—essentially—moving. It’s moving to a nicer neighborhood! But today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie has good reassurance for those who are still afraid of what death may hold. As we begin to prepare our hearts for Easter this weekend, we’ll give some thought to death and the afterlife . . . and how to make sure we’re ready. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
5
2023
Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us reinforce our marriages with a warning about the lure of adultery. It doesn't deliver on its promise and costs more than we think. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
4
2023
Christian parents invest a lot of themselves in training up their children in the ways of the faith. It’s their most important job . . . and they take it very seriously. But when a child exercises his own free will and declares his independence, it can leave mom and dad heartsick. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie offers reassurance from his family series, Am I Doing This Right? From Ephesians 6, Pastor Greg brings his message called “God’s Plan for the Family.” Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
3
2023
The years of influence we have over our children are few, and they’re precious. We need to lead them in the ways of the Lord. Frederick Douglas said, “It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us chart a course for practical, biblical parenting. We’ll explore the Lord’s counsel to parents on how to rear our children in the fear and admonition of the Lord. And for a replay of this study, go to harvest.org. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
2
2023
In this Sunday episode, Pastor Greg Laurie completes our 7 Signs of Jesus series with the last sign. In John 11, four days after the death of Lazarus, Jesus brings him back to life. Listen in for insights over Christ’s victory over death.  Notes Death is not fair; it’s harsh and mean and rips those we love away from us. Death is not a friend; it’s an enemy! “The last enemy to be destroyed is death.” —1 Corinthians 15:26 God did not want people to die. 1. Life is filled with pain, sorrow, and the death of loved ones. 2. God loves us. (Therefore, whatever He does or allows to happen in your life, as His child, is motivated by His everlasting love for you). “Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick.” —John 11:3 “He is a very present help in time of trouble.” —Psalm 46:1 Even though we cannot see how the situation will end, or why it has come upon us, we can know it flows from the love of God and is controlled by Him. We think of the temporal; God thinks of the eternal! Mary and Martha brought their doubts to Jesus!  3. Because Jesus loves us, He weeps with us in our times of pain. (Jesus was/is God, with all His power and glory, but He also was a man who felt our pain and sorrows.) Death breaks God’s heart, just as it breaks ours.  The word troubled could be translated as, “He was mad!” 4. God can be glorified through human suffering and bring good out of bad. Sometimes God will be glorified through the removal of affliction (in this case, death); and other times, He will be glorified through the enduring of the affliction. Heaven is the earthly life of the believer, glorified and perfected. Death is an enemy, but it was also destroyed! Jesus Christ has power over death! Scripture Referenced 1 Peter 4:12 Ecclesiastes 3:11 Isaiah 53:3–4 Isaiah 43:2 Revelation 1:18 --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
1
2023
In this special episode, we are sharing Pastor Greg’s devotional thoughts on Palm Sunday.  "Rejoice, O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble, riding on a donkey—riding on a donkey’s colt." Zechariah 9:9 Listen for more devotional thoughts from Pastor Greg Laurie at: https://link.chtbl.com/dailydevo  — JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ Become a Harvest PartnerSupport the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
31
2023
JESUS REVOLUTION is still in theaters and the response has been overwhelming! More than 5 million have seen the film! And we're hearing reports of thousands who are making decisions for the Lord having seen it. It shattered box office expectations week after week. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie explains how the project came together, what happened during filming, and how it's all about igniting the next great spiritual awakening. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
30
2023
The family is the very fabric of society . . . but society itself seems to be gnawing away at that fabric and we see it unraveling. Well currently here on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie is presenting an important series for the Christian family called “Am I Doing This Right?” He’s spoken directly to husbands, and today he turns to wives with a message called How to Get a New Husband. If you want to safeguard your most precious relationships, and even see healing in the home, be sure to listen closely today. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
29
2023
Marriage is a promise. It’s a promise we make to our spouses, and a promise we make to God. But “as long as we both shall live” often becomes “I can’t take this anymore.” If a marriage is headed to divorce court, how can a couple take a step back and get the relationship back on track? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie provides some biblical counsel that’ll help both spouses draw closer to God, and in process, draw closer to each other. It’s time-tested marriage counsel. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
28
2023
Marriage was created by God. It’s a perfect union . . . of two imperfect human beings. So it’s no surprise that matrimony isn’t always rainbows and butterflies. There are issues that arise that can frustrate the harmony in the home. But as we’ll learn today on A NEW BEGINNING, there are biblical principles that can restore the peace and tranquility that makes home feel like home. Today, Pastor Greg Laurie presents a message called How to Do Marriage Right. Insight we can put into practice today. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
27
2023
Every so often, we hear stories of married couples who’ve been together for 60 years! Sometimes 70 years! Remarkable! And then we hear about Hollywood couples. One couple lasts 56 hours. Yeah, basically a weekend. So what are the attributes of marriages that last, and what causes a marriage to fail? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us find the answers from the manual written by the Creator of marriage. Good insight is ahead! Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
24
2023
Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us how we can help usher in the next great spiritual awakening. We'll see how the Jesus Revolution began, and how that kind of awakening can happen in our time. Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
23
2023
Maybe marriage licenses ought to be written on Etch-a-Sketchs. That way, if the relationship gets turned upside down and shaken up a bit, the license will automatically erase itself. Seriously, it’s doubtful anyone enters marriage planning for it to end prematurely. But in too many cases it does. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie diagnoses the problem and spells out the biblical cure.  Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
22
2023
It’s a smooth, carpeted aisle that leads to the wedding altar, but it’s a rough, rocky road that leads to divorce court. Some couples shift into emotional 4-wheel drive and try to slog their way through the tough times, but is that really God’s plan for marriage? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps husbands and wives find the harmony and stability God designed. We’ll find today’s insight in the book of Ephesians.  Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
21
2023
There’s only one way to have a relationship completely free of disagreement, discomfort and discord. And that’s to have an imaginary friend. Even then it’s not guaranteed. But seriously, when two human beings spend time with each other, things can go sideways. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings biblical counsel for the important relationships of our lives. He’s launching a new series for all us with questions. It’s called Am I Doing This Right? Good insight is ahead. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
20
2023
God created us as social beings. We’re not wired to be hermits, living a reclusive, isolated lifestyle. We’re built to engage with others. But whoever we engage with influences us . . . and we them. So there’s wisdom in choosing our influencers. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, as we launch a new series on relationships, we begin with the most common relationship we all enjoy: friendship. We’ll consider one of the Bible’s preeminent examples of rewarding friendship. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
18
2023
In this fascinating story “post-Jesus Movement,” Pastor Greg Laurie fills us in on what happened when he found the father who adopted him: Oscar Laurie. It’s a powerful story of faith, repentance, and healing.  Listen in! --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
17
2023
Pastor Greg Laurie is praying the new film, Jesus Revolution, will help light a fire and bring this generation to Jesus Christ.  Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
16
2023
You can find success principles nearly everywhere: in books, seminars, podcasts, videos, radio programs. But people who are successful often find it less fulfilling than expected. A famous celebrity said, “I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it's not the answer.” Well today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie identifies those things that offer enduring satisfaction – from serving the purposes of God. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
15
2023
Proverbs 13:24 says “Those who love their children care enough to discipline them.” It also points out that undisciplined children can bring disgrace to the family. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the strong lesson we learn about discipline from the life of David. It’s encouragement from Pastor Greg’s series House of David. And today’s message: The God of Second Chances. If you missed any of the earlier parts of this message, get a replay at harvest.org. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
14
2023
God is omnipotent . . . all powerful. More powerful than we can imagine. He created the heavens and the earth by speaking them into existence. So God certainly has enough power to force us to do what He wants, right? Well, that’s not the way He works. He created us with free will and let’s us make our choices. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the responsibility we bear, but how God does try to lead us by speaking to us through our conscience. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
13
2023
Currently here on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie is presenting a fascinating series called House of David. We’re following the life of David through ups and downs, challenges and victories. And today, we come upon a well-known story in 2 Samuel. It’s full of insight about the danger of sin, but thankfully also encouragement about the grace of God. It’s full-strength medicine for those who’ve suffered the sickness of sin and are wondering if there’s a way out of the mess they’re in. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
12
2023
In this Sunday message from Pastor Greg Laurie’s son, Pastor Jonathan Laurie, explores the Gospel of John.  Notes  All miracles were designed by God to point to the greatest miracle.  “Rise, take up your bed and walk” (John 5:8). “Take your place at once among healthy men; recognize the responsibilities of life. Find an outlet for the new strength in you. Be no longer a burden, a charge to others, but begin yourself to bear the burdens of others, and be a source of strength to others.” —Marcus Dods Scripture Referenced John 20:31 (NKJV) 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NKJV) Philippians 4:6–7 (NKJV) John 3:19–20 (NLT) --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
11
2023
In this riveting conversation, author and radio host Ed Stetzer interviews Greg Laurie on his testimony and the film, Jesus Revolution. Pastor Greg shares his own story of coming to faith and they discuss parallels between the 1960s and our very own cultural moment.  They also answer questions about the film and talk a little bit about using it as an evangelistic tool to reach friends and family.  This interview is a selection from the conversation that took place on Ed Stetzer Live, heard on Moody Radio. --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
10
2023
The Bible tells us to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. It says to put on the mind of Christ. The Lord wants us to, “Be holy as I am holy.” It’s our thoughts, our motives, and our actions that set us apart as believers. It helps us do our job as ambassadors of Christ. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to an Old Testament story that shows us how to be a channel through which the love of God can flow to others. A message of encouragement from the life of David. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
9
2023
When we follow the lives of some of the key individuals in Scripture, we learn so much. We see faith in action . . . or sometimes we see a lack of faith in action. But the lessons are practical since they’re demonstrated by real people in real circumstances. Currently on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie is leading our study of David’s life. And today, we learn some things from David and another individual who crosses David’s path. It’s good encouragement for those who’ve had some setbacks. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
8
2023
How is a value determined? Whose opinion matters? Let’s say someone says their car is worth $15,000. Is it worth that much? It’s only really worth that much if some PAYS $15,000. What’s our worth? There might be different opinions. But Jesus gave His life for us—that’s the price He paid. That’s what we’re worth. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see ourselves through God’s eyes . . . we’ll see our worth. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
7
2023
You would imagine the U.S. holds the distinction of being the most litigious country on earth, right? Actually, that dubious honor goes to Germany, but the U.S. isn’t far behind. When we’ve been wronged, so many want their day in court . . . they want to be made whole . . . they want someone to pay! What’s God’s heart on the matter? Pastor Greg Laurie answers that today on A NEW BEGINNING as we continue our practical studies of the life of David. Glad you’re along—good insight is coming our way. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION hits theaters this Friday! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/  A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
6
2023
Are saints required to suffer in silence? When the going gets tough, do the tough get quiet? When the bottom drops out, don’t we all want to cry out? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie offers some valuable insight for the toughest times of life. We’ll follow the life of David from the book of First Samuel, and see what he faced, how he responded, and what we can learn from the biblical account. It’s good encouragement . . . even if you’re not currently facing a time of great challenge. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION hits theaters this Friday! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/  A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
5
2023
In this Sunday message, Pastor Greg Laurie continues our 7 Signs of Jesus series with a particularly powerful story—the “cleansing of the temple.” Discover what makes God angry in this message from John 2! Notes “The Christian life is like a greased pole; you are either climbing or slipping.” —Unknown Goliath was not always a giant. The little things that we nurture can become big things; in other words, little liberties can turn into big vices. “Sow a thought, reap an act. Sow an act, reap a habit. Sow a habit, reap a destiny.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus taught us to ask for forgiveness regularly.  Jesus’ first miracle: Water into wine. Jesus answers our prayers, does what we ask, and comes through for us; but then there are times He comes and cleans house and overturns tables. 1. There are things that make God angry. 2. God cares about His house. If you come to Jesus, He will accept you as you are, but He will not leave you that way. Saul of Tarsus was a murderer, but he became a mighty apostle. “Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for He guards the lives of His faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.” —Psalm 97:10 Sometimes we get angry with sinners when we need to be angry with Satan. What angered Jesus? People being kept from God. 3. God gets angry when people are kept from coming to Him. The church exists to glorify God, edify the saints, and evangelize to the world. “The church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.” —Abigail Van Buren 4. What does Jesus cleansing the Temple have to do with me? As part of the new covenant, God now lives in the hearts of His people. Paul prayed that “Christ would dwell in our hearts by faith” (Ephesians 3:17). Dwell means, “To settle down and be at home.” The dwelling place of God (the Temple of God) is you! Perhaps you have sins that have not been confessed, and vices that have not been confronted. Jesus wants access to every room of your house! Jesus wants access to every room to clean properly. Jesus may overturn a table or two, but when it is done, it will be clean! Revival is returning to original condition. 5. Jesus knows everything about you. 6. Jesus will always reveal Himself to the true seeker; but to the fickle, shallow, and insincere, nothing will happen. Jesus Christ is ready to come clean up your life! Scripture Referenced 2 Timothy 2:25–26 Revelation 21:3 John 14:23 1 Corinthians 6:19 --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
3
2023
The new feature film JESUS REVOLUTION opened last week—and the response was overwhelming. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie explains how the project came together, and how it's all about igniting the next great spiritual awakening.  Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION hits theaters this Friday! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/  A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
2
2023
More people complain about headaches than any other health condition. About 45 million people suffer from them each year. The major causes? Stress and lack of sleep, among others. There’s a lot on our minds. Many people feel overwhelmed much of the time. But today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us chart a new path. He’ll talk about the giants we face . . . those forces that seem bigger than we are. We’ll learn today how to stand against them in the power of God. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
1
2023
God has never encountered a problem or a crisis too big for Him to handle. He’s never said “uh-oh.” So when we encounter something we can’t handle, we need to look to our God who can handle anything. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, as Pastor Greg Laurie returns to our studies of the life of David, we’ll see what happened when David faced a giant-sized problem. It’s a familiar story, but sometimes we miss the practical application. That’s Pastor Greg’s focus as we begin today’s study. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
28
2023
Some tend to think that God only uses perfect people . . . people with no blindspots, no failings, no shortcomings. But the more we study the Bible, the more we see how God used imperfect people to do remarkable things for His Kingdom. How can we be the kind of person God is looking for? Pastor Greg Laurie answers that today here on A NEW BEGINNING as we examine the life of a great leader of Israel who God chose personally, over and above other candidates who appeared more impressive. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
27
2023
We see the social media posts of certain friends and marvel at how great their life is. Lunch on the beach in Cabo. Sipping a hot chocolate in a ski chalet in Aspen. You know, social media has become a collection of highlight reels—because people want to look good. But today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out God follows you . . . no, not on social media, in real life. And He’s most impressed by the things that would never show up in a highlight reel. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
26
2023
In this Sunday message, Pastor Greg Laurie points you to Jesus’ first miracle, what this shows about faith, and the Christian’s future is bright. Notes  Have you ever asked God for a sign? Jesus was asked for signs. Jesus gave the sign the Pharisees and Sadducees asked for; they just did not like it and asked for more. The Great “I Am” Statements of Christ: I Am the Bread of Life – John 6. I Am the Light of the World – John 8. I Am the Door of the Sheep – John 10. I Am the Good Shepherd – John 10. I Am the Resurrection and the Life – John 11:25. I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life – John 14:6.   7 Signs that Prove Jesus is the Messiah: Turning water into wine. Cleansing the temple – John 2:13–22. Healing the centurion’s son – John 4:46–54. Healing the lame man in Jerusalem – John 5:1–15. Feeding the 5,000 – John 6:1–15. Healing the man who was born blind – John 9. Raising Lazarus from the dead – John 11.   Jesus was preparing them for the ultimate sign … His death and resurrection from the dead.  If you want to win some, you need to be winsome. Be a witness, and you will better be able to witness. Jesus’ first miracle simply brought joy to people. Not only did Jesus’ first miracle impress those assembled, but it impacted His own followers! As believers, we need to believe our beliefs and doubt our doubts. My hour has not yet come. But His mother told the servants, “Do whatever He tells you” (John 2:5). The way the miracle was done is important. Jesus did not tell them what would happen; He just told them to do it. Faith is not just intellectual ascent; it’s action! Faith is the means by which the infirmity of man takes hold of the infinity of God. The devil and this world always offer the best wine at first and the diluted later, while God saves His best wine for last. You determine the end of your life by the beginning of it. The best is yet to come in this life. The best is yet to come in the afterlife. We will come back with Jesus to a new earth. For the nonbeliever, the worst is yet to come, and this life is as good as it gets. For the believer, this life is as bad as it gets. The worst is yet to come because the Bible promises a future judgment. Scripture Referenced Colossians 4:5–6 1 Corinthians 9:20–22 John 7:30 2 Corinthians 12:2–4 --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
25
2023
Pastor Greg Laurie chats with Jesus Revolution co-director Jon Erwin on what to expect when you’re seeing the film in theaters this weekend. You help make this film an evangelistic success when you support it in theaters! — JESUS REVOLUTION is out now! Go to https://jesusrevolution.movie/  A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
24
2023
The last great spiritual awakening in America came in the late 60s and early 70s. It was a time of turbulence and upheaval, a time of uncertainty and angst. People were looking for answers, and hope. The Jesus Movement was a time when scores of people found that hope. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie describes how the new movie, Jesus Revolution, in theaters today, can provide the same answers and hope for this troubled generation. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is now in theaters! Tickets are selling out! Get yours: https://jesusrevolution.movie/ A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
23
2023
You may have heard: the new feature film Jesus Revolution is opening this week. The preview showing took place last night, where Pastor Greg Laurie prayed with film goers to accept Christ at the close of the movie. The official nationwide premier is tomorrow. Get tickets at JesusRevolution.movie. But today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg outlines the reasons for this cinematic outreach, and how the whole project came about. It’s all about igniting the next great spiritual awakening. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION hits theaters this Friday! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/  A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
22
2023
Our mission statement here at A NEW BEGINNING is “Knowing Him and Making Him Known.” Today, we’ll see how those two ideas are inseparably linked. When we make Him known, we know Him better. When we draw other people to Christ, we’re drawn to Christ. Sounds like a great idea, doesn’t it? And today on the broadcast, as Pastor Greg Laurie brings us the final installment in his popular series examining the Jesus Movement, we’ll see how we can put that great idea into practice. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is in theaters today, February 22! Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/  A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
21
2023
We can send a text to someone on the other side of the planet at practically the speed of light. Through social media, videos can circumnavigate the globe as the event happens. It’s an exciting time for communication. And there’s nothing more important to communicate than the hope of Christ. Just when the world has so much capability, it also has so much need. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie says it’s time we all do our part to get that message out. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is in theaters everywhere February 24, 2023. Catch an early screening February 22. Go to https://jesusrevolution.movie/  A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
20
2023
You know, when you share a smile with someone, it’s not like they take it from you and you don’t have it anymore. Often you both end up smiling. When you share a word of encouragement, both of you are the better for it. When you share the Good News of God’s love, it can touch both of you profoundly. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie shares how the Gospel is at the very center of God’s plan for mankind. It’s the one thing that can change the eternal trajectory of someone else’s life. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is in theaters everywhere February 24, 2023. Catch an early screening February 22. Go to https://jesusrevolution.movie/  A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
18
2023
Pastor Greg Laurie joins Tim DeMoss to discuss Jesus Revolution. You’ll hear everything from what inspired the film to Greg’s favorite part of it. Plus, some behind the scenes information.  --- JESUS REVOLUTION is in theaters everywhere February 24, 2023. Catch an early screening February 22. Get tickets: https://jesusrevolution.movie/  This interview originally aired on the Tim DeMoss Show (WFIL)Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
17
2023
In 2 Peter 3, we read, “The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.” Some people accepted Christ yesterday—good thing the Rapture didn’t happen the day BEFORE yesterday. Coming up on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us learn all we can about the Rapture . . . that great event when we’re suddenly caught up to meet the Lord in the air. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is in theaters everywhere February 24, 2023. Catch an early screening February 22. Go to https://jesusrevolution.movie/  A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
16
2023
Oh the worthless things that get into our minds when we weren’t paying attention. We can remember the words of TV themes . . . the words in the jingles of various fast food restaurants . . . the words to songs on the radio—songs we don’t even like! If we hear something often enough, it sticks. If we can’t remember Bible verses, maybe we haven’t read them often enough. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us write the truth of Scripture on our hearts, from his message The Bible & Revival. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is in theaters everywhere February 24, 2023. Catch an early screening February 22. Go to https://jesusrevolution.movie/  A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
15
2023
God’s Word is a light for our path . . . food for our souls. It’s the only offensive weapon in our suit of spiritual armor. And yet, in many homes, it’s the most dusty book on the bookshelf. It contains the very keys to the issues of life, yet it’s overlooked and forgotten. And so many times we need the help it offers. A well-used Bible that’s falling apart is usually owned by someone who isn’t. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the importance of digesting Scripture. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is in theaters everywhere February 24, 2023. Catch an early screening February 22. Go to https://jesusrevolution.movie/  A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
14
2023
If we knew exactly when Jesus was returning, most of us would make sure we’re ready. We’d drop everything and GET ready. Well, it’s important to know just how soon Jesus could return. In this case, what we don’t know can impact us for eternity. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings us trustworthy insight straight from God’s Word on what we can expect during the Rapture, and just how close we may be to that event.  Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is in theaters everywhere February 24, 2023. Catch an early screening February 22. Go to https://jesusrevolution.movie/  A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
13
2023
We know Jesus is coming back. We don’t know when. The Bible even tells us that none of us knows the day or the hour. But it also advises us to be ready. It’ll come suddenly and could happen when we least expect it. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie welcomes Bible scholar Don Stewart for a revealing discussion of what the Bible says about God’s End Times plan. Although we don’t know the day or the hour of the Rapture, there’s so much we do know. And we’ll talk about that today. Listen on harvest.org --- JESUS REVOLUTION is in theaters everywhere February 24, 2023. Catch an early screening February 22. Go to https://jesusrevolution.movie/  A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
10
2023
We know we put on our socks before our shoes, and our shirt before our jacket. We all know that the order of things is important. Pastor Greg Laurie says a spiritual awakening will come to our culture after a spiritual revival comes upon the Church. God described that dynamic in 2 Chronicles 7:14. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, we’re learning about the components that lead to revival among God’s people. It’s a part of Pastor Greg’s enlightening series called Jesus Revolution. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
9
2023
Ever been behind the wheel on a long road trip? The endless miles of highway can be fatiguing. We can actually feel sleepy . . . at 65 miles an hour! Sometimes we go through life at 65 miles an hour . . . but spiritually speaking, we’ve practically fallen asleep. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how to wake ourselves up spiritually, and how that’ll have an impact on our culture, as well. He’s explaining the biblical prescription for a societal spiritual awakening. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
8
2023
Ever try to accomplish the simplest tasks in a power failure? Everywhere you go inside your home, you instinctively reach for the light switch, and it doesn’t work. If you can’t see, you can’t do much. Alright, just watch TV. Oh. Yeah. Can’t. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out power is just as necessary in accomplishing the work God wants us to do. And, we’ll find out today, that work has never been more necessary.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
7
2023
“God is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” You can find those reassuring words in 2 Peter 3. And when a culture seems intent on its own destruction, sometimes God’s hand moves in miraculous ways. It’s happened before in the history of our country, and today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie says it can happen again. But we play a part in bringing it to pass. Glad you’re along for a fascinating series that launches today. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
6
2023
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 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.  Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
4
2023
In this special interview originally aired on KKLA, Scott Furrow interviews Pastor Greg Laurie on the upcoming film, JESUS REVOLUTION. They discuss whether America is on the verge of revival, the unique opportunity this film represents, and how to use this film for evangelism.  Get your tickets today at https://jesusrevolution.movie/ SoCal Live! is heard 3–5 PM Monday through Friday on 99.5 KKLA in Los Angeles, CA and https://kkla.com/. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
3
2023
There’s a certain wisdom that comes from growing older . . . from learning some of the lessons of life. There’s even more wisdom that comes when we embrace God’s Word as our pattern for living. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie looks to the Bible for practical principles we can put to use. If you missed some of the principles he’s already covered, we invite you to catch up by listening to the previous two programs. There’s good insight coming your way worth taking some notes. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
2
2023
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
1
2023
Have you noticed how our perspective changes in life? Some of us hated certain vegetables when we were kids. And now? Well, we may still hate those vegetables but that’s not the point! The point is our perspective changes. Right? We eat vegetables ‘cause they’re good for us. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us realize that a changing perspective is good evidence that we’re maturing. And today we’ll see how we can embrace and enhance that maturing process. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
31
2023
Remember when Goldilocks tasted the three bowls of porridge? One was too hot, the other too cold, and the third was just right. Some apply Goldilocks values to their Christian faith. They don’t want to be too “religious,” or too worldly, they want to be just right. The problem is, as we’ll see today, a lukewarm faith makes the Lord sick. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us how to heat up our faith as we consider messages to the seven churches of Revelation. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
30
2023
Ever have guest speakers at your church? What if, one Sunday morning, the surprise speaker was . . . Jesus Himself. He steps to the pulpit, His words are loving, inspirational, insightful. But then He says, “I’m going to speak frankly for just a moment. There’s something on my mind.” Every ear would be listening. Well, today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that’s essentially what the Lord did with seven churches of the First Century. He spoke frankly . . . and we should listen intently. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
29
2023
In this engaging message, Pastor Greg Laurie encourages you to use the life you have for the glory of God.  Notes Life passes quickly. James emphasizes the brevity of the life and the importance of living in God’s will.  Life is short. Live it well.  We should plan for the future but remember to put God’s will first.  A trend in our nation is laziness. “Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.” —Romans 12:11 James is not saying we need to always say, “If the Lord wills.” Rather, it is the idea to remember that God may change or alter our plans. True Christians are characterized as doing the will of God from their heart. Many Christians are afraid of God’s will for their life. Obedience to revealed truth guarantees guidance in matters unrevealed. God wants you to be filled with the Holy Spirit every day. God wants you to be holy and sexually pure. God calls each and every one of us to pray and give thanks. Be patient and wait for the will of God to be shown to you. Never be afraid to entrust an unknown future to a known God. To know God’s will, we need to present ourselves to God each and every day. Come to God and say, “Father, here is my life that You gave to me.” God is able to do above and beyond that which you ask or think. We need to include God in all our plans. The length of our life is up to God. We need to give God the glory for our life and health. We need to do what God calls us to do. The sin of commission is doing what we should not do. The sin of omission is not doing what we should do. We are all called to serve the Lord by serving others. God is nudging some of you to pray more. The Holy Spirit is urging you to share your faith more. God wants you to discover what your gifts are and to use them. “Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.” —Psalm 90:12 If you want to see revival, do revival-like things. Scripture Referenced Job 14:1 Job 9:25–26 Psalm 62:9 Psalm 39 Proverbs 6:6–8 Psalm 40:8 Ephesians 5:17 1 Thessalonians 4:3–4 1 Thessalonians 5:17–18 Psalm 37:4 Romans 12:1 Matthew 6:27 Deuteronomy 8:18 James 4:17 1 Thessalonians 5:17—18 --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
28
2023
See the fascinating story of Chuck Smith and more on the big screen this February: https://jesusrevolution.movie/  --- In the concluding episode of this classic interview, Pastor Greg Laurie interviews Pastor Chuck Smith on the origins of the Harvest Crusade. Seeing a successful and thriving Bible study, Pastor Chuck had an idea: What if we made this a larger outreach event? And over three decades later, these large-scale evangelistic events continue. Other topics addressed include: Pastor Chuck’s health challenges Regrets, memories, and wishes Pastor Chuck’s favorites A performance of “The Love of God” This interview originally took place in 2012 and aired on radio that same year. Pastor Chuck Smith went to be with the Lord on October 3, 2013.  --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
27
2023
The book of Revelation contains a series of letters to seven different churches. It’s the Lord’s specific message to each of those bodies of believers—containing both commendation and criticism. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, we’ll see the Lord would direct those messages to many of today’s believers. It’s one of this past year’s most requested messages, titled The 7 Love Letters of Jesus to His Church. And we’ll pay close attention to the kind of love He’s talking about. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
26
2023
Some believers wish there were 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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
25
2023
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
24
2023
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
23
2023
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
22
2023
In this special Sunday message, Pastor Jonathan Laurie gives a practical message on humility from James 4. Get insight on how to find a life of joy and blessing through submitting to the will of God.  “He who thinks of making no claims shall have all that others claim and by claiming cannot obtain… Only an empty vessel can God fill with His gifts. And the emptier we are of anything that is due to ourselves, the more can God pour into these vessels His eternal riches, honors, and glories.” —R. C. H. Lenski Scripture Referenced Romans 7:15  James 4:1 Psalm 16:11  Luke 8:14 Titus 3:3 2 Peter 2:13 Matthew 18:4 Matthew 23:11–12 James 1:17 James 4:7 Jeremiah 17:9 James 4:4 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
21
2023
In this episode, we continue this short series from the archives of Pastor Greg Laurie’s special interview with Pastor Chuck Smith, founder of the Calvary Chapel network of churches. Pastor Greg begins by sharing his story of how their first interaction led to the production and distribution of the popular Living Water tract (to watch a video on the tract’s history, click here). This discussion features many details of Pastor Chuck’s life, including: Tragedy in Pastor Chuck’s family How he moved from a growing church to a fledgling church in Costa Mesa, CA The birth and the beginning of the Jesus Movement How his church grew and outgrew several of their buildings This interview originally took place in 2012 and aired on radio that same year. Pastor Chuck Smith went to be with the Lord on October 3, 2013.  --- SoCal Harvest is back at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. If you are in Southern California, make plans to join us. Learn more at harvest.org/SoCal. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
20
2023
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 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 of messages our listeners have requested the most over the past twelve months. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
19
2023
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 of most requested messages of the year. 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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
18
2023
Collectively, Americans are more than 15 trillion dollars in debt. And what is credit, exactly? It's borrowing tomorrow’s money to pay for today. It’s a stark picture of how our culture wants to live in the moment. But today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that mindset can get us into a world of trouble on the spiritual level. We’ll take a few moments to consider what we’re living for. And we’ll see where that leads us when it comes to eternity.  Listen on harvest.org --- Listen to our new devotional podcast Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
17
2023
For some people, happiness is as elusive as a feather floating on a strong breeze. It’s in their sights, then escapes before they can lay hold. Is happiness just out of bounds for some people? Or are they looking in the wrong places? Pastor Greg Laurie addresses those concerns today on A NEW BEGINNING from one of this past year’s most requested messages. We’re studying Paul’s counsel in Philippians. It’s some of the Bible’s strongest encouragement, even though the words were written while Paul was in chains. Listen on harvest.org --- Listen to our new devotional podcast Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
16
2023
So many people post pictures of their food on social media. And, admittedly, a lot of it looks really good. But have you noticed the food that’s to die for is also the food you can die from? Isn’t that true? And in the bigger picture, that’s the way sin is. Sin first says “live it up” . . . then says, “you’ll never live that down.” Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out where we can find real satisfaction in life. We go to the Author of Life Himself to find out what He recommends. Listen on harvest.org --- Listen to our new devotional podcast Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
15
2023
Pastor Greg Laurie’s continuing in our Walk This Way series! He’s taking us into the book of James where we find instruction and direction for walking in the way of Jesus. Don't miss this! Notes 1. God is angry with me and wants to ruin my life. “I have loved you with an everlasting love.” —Jeremiah 31:3 2. God loves me and accepts me as I am (this is the opposite of the first one and is also wrong in a different way). God does love you and accepts you as you are, but He does not want to leave you that way! 3. Follow your heart. The modern use of the word heart is primarily thought of as emotion. Do not follow your heart; follow God’s heart (in other words, His Will). “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you.” —Ezekiel 36:26 4. Trust your gut. The problem with trusting your gut is when selfishness is the motivating factor. Instead of trusting our gut, we should trust in the Lord. 5. We need to learn to love ourselves. The real problem is, we love ourselves too much. 6. You deserve to be happy. “Every man, whatsoever his condition, desires to be happy.” —Augustine (A.D. 397) God is happy! Jesus said, “Happy are they that hear the Word of God and keep it.”  7. God wants us to follow our dreams. God loves you and His plan for you is better than your plan. God is omniscient (all-knowing).  What bothers you or brings tears to your eyes is a concern to God. God knows your tomorrow! The way to life is through death, the way to up is down, and the way to happiness is sadness.  8. We need to live our lives God’s way, not the way of the world. Wisdom is known by its actions. Wisdom is known by its good fruit. God’s wisdom is pure (moral purity). A wise person is not so arrogant to think they cannot learn anything; they will talk to a person, not about a person. We need to be bridge builders, not bridge burners. 9. If I live a good life, I will go to Heaven. There will be bad people in Heaven. There will be good people in Hell. It is not enough to know about God; we need to know God. Scripture Referenced Jeremiah 17:9 Proverbs 16:25 Proverbs 3:5–6 Luke 11:28 Psalm 147:4 Psalm 56:8 1 Kings 3:9 James 1:5 James 3:13 James 3:17–18 --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
14
2023
In this special episode, we revisit an interview between Pastor Greg Laurie and his friend and mentor, the late Pastor Chuck Smith. Pastor Chuck shares about his family, his family experienced, and his start in ministry.  The conversation touches many subjects, including: Pastor Chuck’s early love of the Bible How he encountered the Lord in a special way as a teenager  His original plans to be a medical doctor How he met his wife, Kay This interview took place in 2012. Pastor Chuck Smith went to be with the Lord on October 3, 2013.  --- Catch the powerful story of Chuck Smith, Greg Laurie, and more in the upcoming feature film, Jesus Revolution. Get your tickets at https://jesusrevolution.movie/  This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
13
2023
Author Max Lucado has pointed out that a car’s windshield is a lot bigger than the rearview mirror, because we need to focus on where we’re going, not where we’ve been. Too many of us want to drag our past failures right into our present. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us break from the sins of our past, and focus on finishing our lives well. It’s among the most requested messages from the past year. Glad you’re joining us for one of our top ten listener favorites. Listen on harvest.org --- Listen to our new devotional podcast Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
12
2023
As a rule, people don’t walk much anymore. Oh, some might do a couple of miles on the treadmill at the gym, but they drove three laps around the parking lot to get the closest parking space. In biblical times, everybody walked . . . a lot! And running? Well, that was the speeding they did when they were late for work. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how Paul the Apostle offers counsel on how we can run the race of life with endurance, and how we can run to win. Listen on harvest.org --- Listen to our new devotional podcast Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
11
2023
Coming up today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie focuses on Paul’s words in Philippians. While he was under house arrest, he wrote some of the most inspiring counsel on where to find happiness and joy! And as Pastor Greg presents one of the most requested studies of the past year, we see Paul talks about the Christian life as a race. And much like a coach inspiring his runners, today on A NEW BEGINNING we’ll be inspired to run with purpose and intent, so we finish well. Listen on harvest.org --- Listen to our new devotional podcast Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
10
2023
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 an important study in Nehemiah where we’ll learn to finish well. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
9
2023
Every Sunday morning belongs to God . . . unless it’s a beautiful day, then you gotta get out in the fresh air. Every Sunday morning belongs to God . . . unless the weather’s awful, then you gotta watch the forecast. Devotions, every morning . . . unless you didn’t sleep well, or were out late the night before. God isn’t content with the leftovers of our lives. He wants to be top priority. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that principle even extends to our financial management. Listen on harvest.org --- Listen to our new devotional podcast Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
8
2023
We’re back in our Walk This Way series for this Sunday message. Open your Bible to James 3 and join Pastor Greg Laurie as he goes over the power of our words. Get good encouragement from this message! Notes There is power in what we say to others. Words matter, especially words of encouragement. More people have died by words than any weapon of man ever devised. The tongue is the most destructive weapon on the face of the earth. 1. What you say reveals who you are. The control of the tongue is a barometer of Christian maturity. The first sin committed after the fall was a sin of the tongue (Genesis 3:12). 2. We need to control what we say.  James is telling us that the uncontrolled tongue has a direct pipeline to Hell. 3. Our words used right can do so much good. 4. Our words used wrong can do so much damage.  Ways our words hurt others: 1. Gossip and backbiting (Proverbs 20:19). Gossip is like junk food—you know it is bad, but you eat it anyway. Ways our words hurt others: 2. Innuendo. Ways our words hurt others: 3. Misuse of our words in flattery. Gossip is saying behind a person’s back what you would never say to their face. Flattery is saying to a person’s face what you would never say behind their back. 1. Controlling your words is a sign of spiritual maturity.  T – Is it true? H – Will it help? I – Is it inspiring? N – Is it necessary? K – Is it kind? 2. The greatest use of our words is to proclaim God’s Word.   When you speak for God, take it very seriously! 3. Use your words to build up, not tear down. 4. Use your words to praise God, because this is the highest and greatest use of our tongue. It’s not enough to think it; you need to say it out loud! 5. Use your words to preach the gospel, because this is God’s primary way of reaching nonbelievers. 6. Use your words to confess your sins. You can think it, but you need to say it out loud … I have sinned. The best use of our words: Build up, not tear down; encourage, not discourage. Praise God. Proclaim the gospel. Confess your sins. Scripture Referenced Proverbs 18:21 Matthew 12:36–37 Proverbs 26:22 Proverbs 6:23–24 1 Timothy 3:1 1 Peter 4:11 Ephesians 5:19  Hebrews 13:15  Psalm 34:1 Daniel 9:4–5 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
7
2023
Previously aired in an edited version on radio, this episode features Pastor Greg’s full messaging, giving his testimony of how he came to Christ. At the time he was only in his 20s. Listen in for a compelling story! Learn more about the upcoming film of the Jesus Movement of the 1960s and ’70s in the upcoming feature film, https://jesusrevolution.movie/ only in theaters February 2023! --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
6
2023
When you see thousands of enthusiastic sports fans at a stadium, do they keep their team loyalty a secret? No! They yell and scream and wear the team colors. Sometimes those colors are painted on their faces! And it’s a just a game. Do we have that same overt pride in following Christ? Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see the importance of making our faith a public declaration. If our faith is a big secret, the question is... why? Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
5
2023
Certain things can upset marital equilibrium. The thermostat is too hot...or too cold, the toilet paper roll was replaced incorrectly, or not replaced at all, the TV remote control is missing again, the car was parked without enough gas to make it back to the gas station. Those things never happen to you? You must be single! Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie continues his Christian family series with 5 biblical principles toward a successful marriage. Listen on harvest.org --- Listen to our new devotional podcast Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
4
2023
Some young couples spend a small fortune on their wedding, planning it down to the most minute detail. And the event is over in a few hours. Then, quite often, they don’t invest the same amount of care and attention in the marriage that they promised would last a lifetime. But it’s never too late to take corrective action. Whether you’ve been married 50 minutes, or 50 years, Pastor Greg Laurie has some important insight to strengthen your relationship. Glad you’re along today for A NEW BEGINNING. Listen on harvest.org --- Listen to our new devotional podcast Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
3
2023
Scour the TV listings from front to back and you’ll have a hard time finding a series that extols the virtues of traditional families. Long gone are the Father Knows Best kinds of TV shows. Yet the influence of media on the home is at an all-time high! Art doesn’t imitate life, it dictates trends, pushes an agenda. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us get back to God’s plan for the home . . . a plan for the family that He designed when He designed the family. Listen on harvest.org --- Listen to our new devotional podcast Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
2
2023
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Listen to our new devotional podcast Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
1
2023
In this Sunday message, Pastor Greg Laurie gives us encouragement perfect for the New Year with a message titled, “Happiness: Where to Find It.” Most people deep down inside want to be happy. It’s even in our Declaration of Independence that in the United States of America we want to be happy. Even those who say they don’t want to be happy, and want to be unhappy, find a certain happiness in their unhappiness. You may be surprised to know that God wired you to want to be happy, and according to the Bible, you can be happy—you should be happy. But you just need to look for it in the right place. Here are a few places not to look for happiness. Being beautiful or handsome will not bring personal happiness. Sometimes people think, “If I was as handsome or beautiful as the people that I see in magazines or as the movie stars, I’d be happy.” We’re always trying to look our best with surgery, airbrushing, Photoshop, Instagram filters, and other enhancements. But there will always be someone more attractive, and physical attractiveness will not make you happy. Personal possessions will not bring personal happiness. Your life may improve or be more comfortable, but possessions will not bring the real happiness you’re searching for. For many, having more money leads to depression. Proverbs 27:20 says, “Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied” (NKJV). Having relationships will not make you happy. We are wired for a relationship. We are wired to have someone to love and marry one day. That’s not bad, but if you say marriage is going to make you happy, you are going to be in for a big shock. People let us down. Parents let down children. Children let down parents. Husbands let down wives. Wives let down husbands.  Pursuing pleasure will never bring personal happiness. There are many fine pleasures in life that are good. A nice meal. A beautiful sunset. Time with people you love. Those are good pleasures, and then there are perverse pleasures that are sinful. The Bible even says these can be fun for a time, but there are repercussions. 1 Timothy 5:6 says that she “who lives in pleasure is dead while she lives” (NKJV). Here’s the bottom line of Paul’s happiness, found in Philippians 4:4. He says, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!” (NASB). That is the key. It is rejoicing in the Lord. It is not rejoicing in your condition, rejoicing in your circumstances, rejoicing in your current emotional state, or something else. It’s rejoicing in the Lord and filling your mind with the truth of God. It changes your outlook. I’m not talking about positive thinking. I’m talking about having a mind that is filled with God’s truth—having the mind of Christ. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
31
2022
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.  Learn more about the film at https://jesusrevolution.movie/ --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
30
2022
Ever wonder why the stars glow at night? No, not the scientific reason. Why did God make them visible to us, even though some are thousands of light years away? Maybe it’s a message. If He can create a universe that’s bigger than we can imagine, maybe He can solve a problem that’s bigger than we can handle. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us look at God’s power and His love . . . they’re demonstrated in how He sent His Son to save us from our sins. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
29
2022
God had an important message to deliver to mankind. He was surrounded by heavenly messengers called angels. But He had a different plan. He could have written His message across the sky, or fashioned creation itself to reveal His words. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that, instead, God chose to deliver the message Himself, clothed in humanity, born as a baby. Today, we’ll look at the message, and the God-man who was born in a manger. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
28
2022
One of the most positive things people can say about us is that we’re “followers” of Jesus Christ. It means we’re willing to follow His lead, we’re active in our belief, we’ve put feet to our faith. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie takes us to Revelation 13 where we learn about a group of exactly 144,000 “followers” of Jesus. A group recorded for time and eternity in Scripture. We’ll see what makes them unique, and learn to follow in their footsteps. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
27
2022
Our minds come with built-in baloney filters. We hear something that’s too good to be true and we think, “baloney.” The trouble is, our adversary has some pretty sneaky ways of dressing up lies to look like the truth. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us tune up our spiritual discernment so we can spot the lies as they escape from the Devil’s mouth. It’s an important study, and one of the messages our listeners requested the most over the past 12 months. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
26
2022
Some might think a cashless society might be kind of handy—just scan and scoot. But today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how the mark represents allegiance to the Antichrist! It’s something far more consequential than an alternate form of identification. In effect, it identifies us with the powers of darkness. It’s a hard-hitting message, and one of the studies our listeners requested the most over the past 12 months. We’re kicking off our series of top 10 messages today. Listen on harvest.org Make a gift to support Harvest Ministries and change lives in 2023! --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
24
2022
Not even Jesus’ family was a perfect one—but that shouldn’t be a shock. Instead, it should be a reminder that Jesus came to save. Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see God's grace in action and connect what we learn to the story of Christmas. Pastor Greg's Christmas message LIVE Notes God gives second chances! Read: Matthew 1:1–7, 15–16 Jesus’ story is not about God helping perfect people but saving lost people. In this genealogy, which is really a key part of the Christmas story, we have God, in His mercy, doing for sinners what they can’t do for themselves. Reminding us that Jesus came to heal broken lives and restore shattered hopes. David Matthew 1:1 Luke 1:32 Tamar Matthew 1:3 Rehab Ruth Bathsheba Mary Matthew 1:16 Read: Luke 1:26–29 “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!” —Luke 1:28 Mary was troubled, or literally agitated. A truly spiritual person will not boast of their accomplishments. The more spiritual you are, the more aware you will become of your own sinfulness. “My soul exalts the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.” —Luke 1:46–47 Joseph Luke 1:27 God the Father, in Heaven, chose Joseph to be a stepfather, or father figure, for Jesus on earth! The angel of the Lord came to Joseph, too. The whole first chapter of Matthew speaks of the grace of God. There will never be another Joseph and Mary. Then again, there will never be another you! God is preparing you for a purpose in this life, and He is preparing you for the afterlife. That God’s grace may be richly displayed. We have the genealogy of Christ so the focus would be on Jesus and not His family. That we might have hope for our future, and the future of our family. Christmas is all about redemption—taking messed up families and making them right. Scripture Referenced Mark 3:21 Matthew 1:20–21 Ephesians 4:32 Hebrews 7:25 --- Watch Pastor Greg's Christmas message: harvest.org/live Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
23
2022
Tough trials can bring us to our knees. But no doubt the most disheartening time to face those challenges is here at Christmas time. It’s a time to deck the halls, not to be sidelined and feel all alone. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie wants you to know, you’re NOT alone. We’ll see that, within the biblical story of the birth of Christ, is found a promise of His presence in our lives. It’s a promise we can cling to today, through the weekend, and into the coming year! Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
22
2022
We think of Christmas as a season of togetherness . . . family, friends, fellowship. But real life never quite looks like the greeting cards. Maybe a loved one has passed, or someone has let us down. We may have lost a job, or lost our good health. It’s the toughest time of the year for heartache and disappointment. But today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie has a message of hope and reassurance. No matter what’s going on in your life, be assured that you are not alone. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
21
2022
If you follow many of the discussion threads on social media, they often follow a pattern. A suggestion . . . a counter suggestion . . . disagreement . . . rude disagreement . . . personal attack . . . intense, caustic tirade . . . and we close the page uttering something about humanity being doomed. It’s probably a good idea to get our input from a higher source. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points to our Wonderful Counselor. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
20
2022
So many of us are thinking, “How am I gonna get all this stuff done?” It’s probably the holiday that requires the most planning and preparation . . . preparation that has so little to do with the reason for the season. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie contrasts this Christmas with the first Christmas, and points out the joy of this season if we can refocus . . . not on all the things not yet done, but on the finished work of Christ—born in the manger, who died on the cross. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
19
2022
The Christmas holiday focuses a great deal on a birth—a special birth, to be sure. But the reason for Jesus’ birth was ultimately for our re-birth. To miss that element is to miss the message of Christmas itself. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us consider the gift of God’s Son, and how his payment years later at Calvary made it possible for us to be reborn as children of God. We’ll open Scripture to grasp the miracle of God became man. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
17
2022
In this classic interview, Pastor Greg Laurie speaks with author and speaker Joni Eareckson Tada about God’s sovereignty—and why He permits suffering in this world. What follows is a classic conversation that touches on Christmas, Heaven, and how we can glorify God in our broken bodies. You'll learn about the grace and amazing nature of God, and how He can and does work everything out for good to those who serve Him. This conversation is encouraging for those suffering through hard times or who have a loved one that is going through a difficult trial. Joni shares the words that changed her perspective on everything: “God permits what He hates to accomplish that which He loves.” Joni Eareckson Tada is an esteemed Christian stateswoman and respected global leader in disability advocacy. Although a 1967 diving accident left her a quadriplegic, she emerged from rehabilitation with a determination to help others with similar disabilities. Mrs. Tada serves as CEO of Joni and Friends, a Christian organization which provides programs and services for thousands of special-needs families around the world. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
16
2022
In the age of social media, people can make themselves seem quite important, quite successful. But it often only amplifies the difference between life as it is and life as they want it to be. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie has hope for anyone who’s feeling small, unnoticed, disregarded, and dismissed. Hope for anyone who isn’t experiencing the joy of the Christmas season. God stepped into the human story, and He can step into your story. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
15
2022
Many students wait until the night before to study for a test. The adrenaline makes them razor sharp—or so they say. But then they also hope for a little good luck when the test is handed out. Well, someone has pointed out luck is when preparation meets opportunity. Now, as believers, we don’t depend on luck, we depend on the Lord, but today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie shows the wisdom in letting preparation meet opportunity as it relates to the fiery trials we may all face. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
14
2022
Many of us carry smartphones, and most of them have cameras. And it’s great to have a camera at your fingertips. But why do we take pictures? To preserve “moments.” Fleeting moments. We want to hold on to the happiness, because it so quickly disappears. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see real joy comes on another level . . . a level that can’t be captured by a snapshot. It’s a level that brings the richest fulfillment, and also delivers us from the most fiery trials. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
13
2022
Let’s be honest, we all like getting a nod of approval when we’ve done the right thing, don’t we? And then, when we’ve messed up, we hope everyone was looking the other way. But today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out people of integrity do good even without getting credit, and avoid the bad even when they wouldn’t be blamed. We’ll see some tremendous examples of that today as Pastor Greg introduces us to four young men from our Scripture text. We’re in Daniel, chapter 1. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
12
2022
God has given each of us a job. It’s an important job. But we probably spend a lot more time at the job that’s printed on our business card than engaged in the job God has given us. God didn’t put us here to be the vice president of this, or the regional director of that. Pastor Greg Laurie points out, our main job is to show others how to know the Lord. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, some practical insight on how to do that job well. The job is discipleship . . . and we all have been called to that privilege. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
11
2022
Here’s something surprising: the story of Christmas relates to a time before Christ’s birth. Pastor Greg Laurie explains just how and leaves us with a stronger appreciation for the holiday. Listen in! Notes This story of redemption, the Christmas story,  started a long time ago in a garden—and it began with a tree. The tree of the Knowledge of God and Evil. “The woman was convinced. The fruit looked so fresh and delicious, and it would make her so wise. So she ate some of the fruit.” —Genesis 3:6 The Lord gives the first Christmas verse, not Isaiah 9:6 or Micah 5:2 but Genesis 3:15 where God speaks directly to Satan. God the Father was effectively saying, “Satan, there is coming One who will crush you.” Jesus would be born to die so that we might live. The shadow of the cross lay over the beauty of that first Christmas night. The Pharaoh tried to exterminate the Jews, starting with the Hebrew baby boys. The wicked Haman tried to have the Jews wiped off the face of the earth. King Herod, hearing that One was born “The King of the Jews,” tried to kill Jesus. Nothing will stop Christ from coming again! Jesus being God, pre-existed, and He, along with the Holy Spirit and the Father, are co-equal and co-eternal. From our perspective on Earth: Unto us, a child is born. From Heaven’s perspective: Unto us, a Son is given. Jesus is in the Old Testament, concealed, and in the New Testament, revealed. A Theophany is an appearance of God. A Christophany is an appearance of Christ before Bethlehem. Note: It was not an angel of the Lord but the angel of the Lord. “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and staff they comfort me.” —Psalm 23:4 A shepherd has two tools: a rod and a staff. Read: Genesis 32:24–30 Never be afraid to commit an unknown future to a known God. Something changed in the heart of Jacob. He went from wanting to win to worshipping, from fighting to surrendering, from wrestling to nestling. Jesus has always been there, and He will always be there in the future. Even when we sometimes forget about Him, He never for a moment forgets us. Scripture Referenced Isaiah 9:6 Isaiah 43:2 --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
10
2022
In this short episode, Pastor Greg Laurie recollects his childhood desire for a friend who could hear his prayers in times of need. We all are looking for someone to give us meaning, and God tells us that if we seek Him with all our hearts we will find Him (Jeremiah 29:13).  Listen in for an important truth this Christmas! --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
9
2022
Ever been hunting for something in one of those big-box stores . . . and you feel like you’ve been walking forever? You ask an employee, “Excuse me, where are the paper towels?” And you hope they don’t just point to the other side of the store. The words you want to hear are, “C’mon, I’ll take you there.” Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie explains that new believers need that kind of assistance. We need to show them the way. It’s personal, helpful—it's called discipleship, and that’s our topic today. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
8
2022
Do you take a vitamin everyday? It’s a good idea to make sure your body is getting what it needs to thrive. God has provided some spiritual vitamins in His Word. In fact, it’s more than vitamins, it’s our spiritual food, our spiritual sustenance. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out how a regular diet of God’s Word is just what Christian disciples need. If you’re not signed up to get a regular dose of God’s Word through Pastor Greg’s daily e-mail devotions, sign up at harvest.org. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
7
2022
Christian disciples are in the import/export business. No, it’s not Persian rugs or spices from India. It’s truth from Heaven. God’s Word gives us everything we need to know to grow as committed followers of the Lord. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out that it’s up to us to import those truths into our lives, and then look for opportunities to export those principles into the lives of those in our circle of influence. These are “disciplines of discipleship.” Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
6
2022
One of the classic, old CCM songs of days gone by was called Two Hands, by Love Song. The song said “with one hand reach out to Jesus. With the other, bring a friend.” That’s a pretty good description of discipleship in a nutshell. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us follow the Lord wholeheartedly, and show others how to do the same. We’ll learn how to embrace the very purpose we’re here: to have fellowship with God, and to bring others into that fellowship. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
5
2022
Google processes more than 8 1⁄2 billion searches every single day. How do we know? We Google’d it. 8 1⁄2 billion searches, and there are 7 1⁄2 billion people on the planet. A lot of us are curious. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie speaks to one of the most curious issues of the Christian life. How can we discover God’s will for our lives, and how can we align ourselves with His plan? We’ll discover how we can find the fulfillment of living according to God’s purpose. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
4
2022
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.  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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
3
2022
We're only days away from Harvest's biggest film event of the year: Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon. Find tickets and showtimes here: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/Johnny-Cash-the-Redemption-of-an-American-Icon  --- Today, we look back two decades at a message from Pastor Greg Laurie given at the SoCal Harvest event at Angel Stadium (formerly Edison Field) of Anaheim. Pastor Greg speaks powerfully from Luke 15 on the story of the prodigal son.  In this message, you’ll find answers to the major questions of life. What are you on this Earth for? What are you here for? And how can you be a happy person? No matter what kind of home you might have come from, Pastor Greg underscores the possibility of hope. He says, “Even if your parents has let you down, even if your earthly father has left you down, you have a heavenly Father who loves you and will never let you down.”  To learn more about coming into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, just go here.  This message was originally given on July 13, 2002.  --- This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
2
2022
What’s right isn’t always popular, and what’s popular isn’t always right. It’s easy to go with the flow . . . laugh along with others at an inappropriate joke, remain silent when a co-worker is about to do something unethical. But those who never stand for something eventually will fall for anything. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us put our faith—our relationship with God—front and center in our daily lives. It’s part of walking the rewarding pathway of discipleship. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
1
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
30
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
29
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
28
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
27
2022
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 We give God our treasure.  We give God our talent. 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.” Remember the reason for the season. Spend time with loved ones. Be grateful for what you have.  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 --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
26
2022
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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
25
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
24
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
23
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
22
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
21
2022
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.” Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest PartnersSupport the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
20
2022
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) --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
19
2022
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/  --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
18
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest PartnersSupport the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
17
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
16
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
15
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
12
2022
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! --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
11
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
10
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
9
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
8
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
7
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
5
2022
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 Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
4
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
3
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
2
2022
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  --- 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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
1
2022
“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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
31
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
30
2022
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! We will go through times of trial. We need to make the choice to rejoice in times of trial.  God will guide you and give you the wisdom you need. 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 --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
29
2022
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  --- In this podcast, we’re taking you back in time over three decades to the very first Harvest Crusade with Pastor Greg Laurie. At the time called, “Summer Harvest” and held at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, California, this event features a powerful gospel presentation from Pastor Greg.  Many things have changed over the years, but one thing never changes: the life-changing gospel message. Listen in as Pastor Greg speaks on the excuses that keep us from following Jesus Christ.  Since 1990, more than 9.8 million people have participated in Harvest Crusades events in person or online around the United States. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
28
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
27
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
26
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
25
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
24
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
23
2022
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. Our bodies are not made for it (1 Corinthians 6:13). We should not seek it out (1 Corinthians 7:2). 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  --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
22
2022
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. --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
21
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
20
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
19
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
18
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
17
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
16
2022
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. --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
15
2022
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 --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
14
2022
Ever been the target of a scam? Many of us have—some without even realizing it. None of the scammers admit they’re trying to rip you off. They play upon your fear, or your kindness. They find a weakness or a vulnerability. Satan is like that, only he’s been practicing a lot longer. And today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie warns us about his tactics and strategies. We’re each in his crosshairs, but as believers we’re under the protection of The Cross. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
13
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
12
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
11
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
10
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
9
2022
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  --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
8
2022
In this classic crusade recording, Pastor Greg Laurie preaches a message titled, "Life's Most Dangerous Word." From this crusade event, we see the power of the gospel to change you and the power of God to satisfy your deepest longings.  Speaking to a large crowd, Pastor Greg gives tragic examples of people who pursue happiness and cannot find it in this world. The answer, we learn, is only found in a relationship with God, and we're invited to believe on the name of Christ today—not tomorrow. Pastor Greg Laurie states, "Life's most dangerous word is tomorrow. Tomorrow sounds so innocent, but it's life's most dangerous word. Tomorrow is the road that leads to the town called Never. Tomorrow is the barred and bolted door that shuts people out of Heaven."  If you would like to learn more about having a personal relationship with God, just go to KnowGod.org. This message was originally given at Harvest America at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, TX on the evening of June 10, 2018. --- Learn more about this year’s outreach event: SoCal Harvest 2022 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Just go to https://events.harvest.org/socal-harvest-2022  This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
7
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
6
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
5
2022
Imagine sitting down for a fine meal. It may be the finest meal you’ve ever experienced. The service is first class. The chef is world renowned. His culinary creations will leave you speechless. But you can’t get your eyes off the shiny silverware. You ignore the food and gaze upon the utensil. Behold the spoon! Ridiculous. . . Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the folly of being so enamored with the world we miss eternity. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
4
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
3
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
2
2022
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 --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct
1
2022
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. --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
30
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
29
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
28
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
27
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
26
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
25
2022
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 --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
24
2022
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.  --- 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.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
23
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
22
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
21
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
20
2022
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! Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
19
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
18
2022
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 --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
17
2022
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.  Learn more about the film at https://jesusrevolution.movie/ --- 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/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
16
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
15
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
14
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep
13
2022
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. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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