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Greg Laurie Podcast

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

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

Location:

Coniston, NSW

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

Twitter:

@greglaurie

Language:

English

Contact:

P.O. Box 4000 Riverside,CA 92514 1-800-821-3300


Episodes

Happiness: What It Is & How to Have It, Part 2: Joy, Even in Persecution

8/4/2021
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, or 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. View and subscribe to...

Duration:00:29:22

Can Jesus' Deity Be Proven Without the New Testament?

8/3/2021
Crime shows are extremely popular today—especially “true crime,” where investigators solve real-life crime stories and cold cases. On this episode of A New Beginning, Pastor Greg interviews J. Warner “Jim” Wallace, a retired cold-case detective who now investigates the claims of Jesus Christ. In this special interview, Jim Wallace takes on a bold question: “If we didn’t have the New Testament account of Jesus, could we still prove His deity?” Listen in for an enlightening conversation on...

Duration:00:40:27

Happiness: What It Is & How to Have It, Part 2: Putting Others’ Needs First

8/2/2021
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. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more...

Duration:00:28:03

The Refreshing Power of the Word of God | Sunday Message

8/1/2021
For believers, there is no greater authority and foundation than the Bible. And in this Sunday message, Pastor Greg Laurie informs us that our spiritual success depends on how we regularly get into the Word of God. Get biblical encouragement from Psalm 19 in this final message in the Refresh series. Notes Don’t build your life on fickle emotions; build your life on Christ and God’s Word. As we read, study, memorize, and obey Scripture, it refreshes us. The word convert means, “to revive,...

Duration:00:41:54

From the Archives | Chuck Smith: Man of Impact Part 2

7/31/2021
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...

Duration:00:26:51

Happiness: What It Is & How to Have It, Part 2: Enough Is Never Enough Without Jesus

7/30/2021
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...

Duration:00:26:29

Happiness: What It Is & How to Have It, Part 1: Happy and Holy?

7/29/2021
It seems holiness and happiness are now considered opposites. When someone is reverent, or pious, or devoted, most don’t expect to see a smile on their face. They expect a serious, somber look of concern and stillness. But Christians should be the happiest people on the planet! Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us see the biblical basis for happiness. It revolves around the word blessed . . . a term we see repeatedly in the Sermon on the Mount. View and subscribe to Pastor...

Duration:00:31:54

Happiness: What It Is & How to Have It, Part 1: Finding Answers in God's Word

7/28/2021
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...

Duration:00:25:44

Staying Cool When Things Get Hot: Preparation, Practice, and Planning Doesn't Hurt

7/27/2021
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....

Duration:00:27:11

Staying Cool When Things Get Hot: Feeling Dissatisfied No More

7/26/2021
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....

Duration:00:26:05

The Refreshing Power of Discipling Others | With Jonathan Laurie

7/25/2021
In this special Sunday morning message, you’ll discover that making disciples isn’t just for pastors and “full-time ministers.” It’s for you too! Greg Laurie’s son, Pastor Jonathan Laurie helps you discover this aspect of unique blessing in your life. Listen in for the latest message from our series, Refresh. Notes “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy...

Duration:00:52:57

From the Archives | Chuck Smith: Man of Impact Part 1

7/24/2021
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...

Duration:00:17:47

Staying Cool When Things Get Hot: How Do You Act When You Think No One's Looking?

7/23/2021
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....

Duration:00:27:24

Good News in a Bad World: Only Jesus, Nothing Else, Can Satisfy

7/22/2021
The world is a mess! The economy is recovering the pandemic, there’s political discord everywhere you look, the world is a powder keg. It’s enough to make even optimists wonder if the sky is falling. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us there’s only one hope. It’s not a government handout, or a political standout. It’s not in social reform or better border security. It’s in the security that comes from having peace with God. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes....

Duration:00:30:22

Good News in a Bad World: Keeping God as Our Top Priority

7/21/2021
When you boil it all down, the preeminent reason God created man is so that man might have fellowship with God . . . we were created to worship God. Now, if we worship another god – money, our jobs, our hobbies, another person – our lives become the antithesis of what we were created for. It’s such a foundational issue that God reserved the first of His Ten Commandments to address this. And so we’ll address it today here on A New Beginning with Pastor Greg Laurie. View and subscribe to...

Duration:00:26:58

So What?: Putting to Use Our God-Given Gifts

7/20/2021
What if you had a son who really liked to work on cars, and so you bought him a nice tool set. But months later, there it was in the original box, still shrink-wrapped. Or you gave a pallette of paints and canvases and brushes to your daughter who liked to paint. But they went untouched. Disappointing, huh? That may be how God feels with the spiritual gifts He makes available to you and me. Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us put those gifts to good use. View and subscribe...

Duration:00:28:11

So What?: How Others See You Is How They'll See Christ

7/19/2021
Christians, by definition, are the representatives of Jesus Christ. We’re the Lord’s ambassadors. What are people learning about Christ by watching how we conduct ourselves? Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out we have certain resources – time, talent, treasures – that are on loan from God. But He wants us to use those resources for the Kingdom. Today, Pastor Greg has some help for us. It’s practical insight from his series called “Essentials.” View and subscribe to Pastor...

Duration:00:25:24

The Refreshing Power of Sharing Your Faith, Part 2 | Sunday Message

7/18/2021
Sharing your faith may lead you out of your comfort zone. As Pastor Greg Laurie reveals in this podcast episode, that might be the very thing you need to revive your spiritual life. Learn from John 4 how to do evangelism, “Jesus-style,” with this latest message from Refresh: What Every Christian Needs to Know. Notes “He that refreshes others will be refreshed himself.” —Proverbs 11:25 Who is called to go into all the world and preach the gospel? We are! Where are we to preach the gospel?...

Duration:00:49:11

Classic Crusade: Greg Laurie on the Prodigal Son

7/17/2021
Today, we look back almost 20 years at a message from Pastor Greg Laurie given at the SoCal Harvest event at Angel Stadium (formerly Edison Field) of Anaheim. Pastor Greg speaks powerfully from Luke 15 on the story of the prodigal son. In this message, you’ll find answers to the major questions of life. What are you on this Earth for? What are you here for? And how can you be a happy person? No matter what kind of home you might have come from, Pastor Greg underscores the possibility of...

Duration:00:33:23

So What?: Getting Rapture Ready

7/16/2021
In most action movies, there are two factors almost always involved: a crisis, and a time limit. Something’s about to go horribly wrong, and time is running out. And as the clock counts down, the pace of the action speeds up. Well today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie points out, time is getting short before the return of Christ. And we need to ramp up our awareness, our resolve and our action in helping those around us be prepared for what’s to come. View and subscribe to Pastor...

Duration:00:25:31