The Book of Revelation doesn’t just have a lot to say about the future. It speaks accurately to the present as well. In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us exactly what Jesus knows about you and what He has to say to you, personally. Listen in for some encouraging truth from Revelation: A Book of Promises. Notes We learn about the future to motivate us to live right in the present. They speak to us practically. They speak to us prophetically. They speak to us personally. The Church has many critics, but no equals. The Lord always knows what’s going on in His churches and with His people. As followers of Jesus we should be busy and about our Father’s business. As followers of Jesus we need to hang in there through thick and thin. We need to be more discerning as Christians. It’s not that they lost their first love, they left it. “You have left your first love.” —Revelation 2:4 Their devotion had turned to duty. Remember Repent Repeat “Be faithful until death, and I will give you the Crown of Life.” —Revelation 2:10 Different crowns promised in the Bible: The Crown of Rejoicing The Crown of Righteousness The Crown of Life If you have trusted Christ, you do not' have to fear the second death (Revelation 2:11). “She that lives for pleasure is dead while she is living.” —1 Timothy 5:6 For those who have trusted Christ, the best is yet to come! Scriptures Referenced Ecclesiastes 3:15 Matthew 6:3–4 Psalm 85:6 1 John 4:1 --- 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/donate/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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