A New Beginning with Greg Laurie on Bott Radio

A New Beginning

Christian talk radio with Greg Laurie

A New Beginning is the daily, half-hour radio program featuring pastor and evangelist Greg Laurie. Greg is senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside and Irvine, California. With some 15,000 members and multiple campuses, Harvest has become one of the largest churches in America. Greg teaches God's Word in understandable, practical and sometimes humorous ways--equipping listeners with the necessary tools to live out their faith. Since 1990 Harvest has hosted large-scale evangelistic events throughout the United States called Harvest Crusades. More than 5 million people have attended these life-changing crusades.

Recent Episodes

Jan 27

Hope for Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones: A Hopeful Perspective for Loss

“I couldn’t believe this was happening. It’s not possible. It’s like time just stops.” Pastor Greg Laurie recounts hearing the news that his son was gone. “I actually thought, if a person could die from hearing words, I could have died from what I had just heard. I lost my appetite, I couldn’t sleep, I went into an immediate state of shock, I collapsed on the floor, I could not stand. And I just cried out to God.” Today on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg shares from his family’s very personal experience. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/donate/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Imagine sitting in the driver’s seat of your parked car. And you start disassembling your steering wheel. You loosen the nut that holds your steering wheel in place. Now, the steering wheel is barely connected to your front wheels. Are you willing to hit the open highway without that control? Only if you like ditches. Today on A New Beginning, in one of the year’s most requested messages, Pastor Greg Laurie points out some people choose to do that with their very lives . . . and wind up in some kind of ditch. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/donate/. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Funambulism is the skill of walking the tightrope . . . the high wire. And performers face mortal danger . . . it’s a long way down. The last thing they want (literally) is to make it only 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. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg’s weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/donate/. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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When the disciples saw their Lord crucified on the cross, their hopes and dreams were dashed. But where they saw an ending, God brought a new beginning. In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie explores the defining event of our faith. Find out “What the Resurrection of Jesus Means to You” in this message. It’s the finale of our series, The Gospel for Busy People. Notes: The cross was Jesus’ goal and destination from the very beginning; and it happened exactly as Jesus had predicted. The crucifixion and resurrection were God’s well-thought-out plan. God takes our endings and turns them into new beginnings. Read: Mark 16:1–8. “So they went out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy.” —Matthew 28:8 If Jesus were not God, He would have never allowed worship. Read: John 20:11–17. Jesus made many post-resurrection appearances.  1. The resurrection of Jesus assures me that I am accepted by God.  There is no forgiveness from balancing records, but from canceling them. 2. The resurrection of Jesus assures me that I have all the power I need to live the Christian life. 3. The resurrection of Jesus assures me that I too will live forever in Heaven. The tomb is not an entrance to death, but to life! The moment we take our last breath on Earth, we take our first breath in Heaven. 4. The resurrection of Jesus assures me that I will receive a new body just like His. You will still be you in Heaven. 5. Because of Jesus’ resurrection, we will have resurrected relationships. Because Jesus died and rose there are many blessings that have come. 6. Because Jesus died and rose from the dead, we need to tell others.  The Great Commission: These words are a command. These words were not directed merely to the original twelve disciples.  They are for every follower and disciple of Jesus Christ. Scriptures Referenced: Matthew 28: 8–9, Acts 1:3, Romans 4:25, Romans 8:11–12, 1 Corinthians 15:54–55, 1 Corinthians 15:20–22, Colossians 3:4, 1 Thessalonians 4:14–18, 1 Corinthians 15:51–52, Matthew 28:19–20 --- 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/donate/. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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In this episode, we revisit a fascinating conversation with Pastor Greg Laurie and Bible scholar Don Stewart. They look at the topic of the rapture and answer some questions many people have about this prophetic event.  In addition to answering objections and evaluating different views of this event, they underscore the importance of biblical prophecy in the lives of believers. Pastor Greg says, "Scripture says he that has this hope purifies himself, even as He is pure. It has a purifying effect when you know Christ can come back. I think when you are walking with God, you love it." Don Stewart is an internationally recognized Christian apologist and speaker. He graduated cum laude from Talbot Theological Seminary and the International Seminar in Theology and Law in Strasbourg, France, as well as from Biola University. Don is also a best-selling and award-winning author/co-author of over seventy books. Learn more at educatingourworld.com. If you would like to know more about having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, just go to KnowGod.org. --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/donate/. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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