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, 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.
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.
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
"Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins." —Ephesians 2:1
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."
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.