Greg Laurie is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship with campuses in California and Hawaii. He began his pastoral ministry at the age of 19 by leading a Bible study of 30 people. Since then, God has transformed that small group into a church of some 15,000 people. Today, Harvest is one of the largest churches in America. In 1990, Greg Laurie began holding large-scale public evangelistic events called Harvest Crusades. Since that time, in-person attendance and live webcast views for these events have totaled more than 7.6 million, with 489,345 people deciding to made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ. Along with his work at Harvest Ministries, Greg Laurie served as the 2013 Honorary Chairman of the National Day of Prayer, and also serves on the board of directors of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He holds honorary doctorates from Biola University and Azusa Pacific University. Greg Laurie has a daily nationally syndicated radio program, A New Beginning, which is broadcast on more than 800 radio outlets around the world, as well as a weekly television program. Greg Laurie has authored over 70 books including Live Love Fight, Tell Someone, Greatest Stories Ever Told, Hope for Hurting Hearts, As It Is in Heaven, and his autobiography, Lost Boy. The accompanying documentary film, Lost Boy: The Next Chapter has won eight awards at international film festivals. His most recent film, Hope for Hurting Hearts, features his story of trusting God through tragedy. Greg has been married to Cathe Laurie for more than 40 years and he has two sons, Christopher and Jonathan. Christopher went to be with the Lord in 2008. Greg and Cathe also have five grandchildren.
There’s a Better World Coming!
There’s a Better World Coming!
Pastor Greg Laurie continues in his Sunday series, End Times, with a message from Revelation 21 titled, “There’s a Better World Coming!” Don’t we need a better world right now? Happily, the Bible tells us all about it. Notes God loves new too! There will finally be world peace. There will be joy and happiness and no more disabilities. People will live super long lives. The animal kingdom will be subdued. There will be universal justice and righteousness. The curse that came upon the world because of sin will be lifted. Holiness will prevail. Jesus will make Earth into Heaven and Heaven into Earth. When God brings the new Earth there will be no more ocean. There are no racial divisions in Heaven! God is speaking of the future as though it already were the past. We should be thinking Heaven! Set your minds speaks of a diligent, active, single-minded investigation. Our feet must be on Earth, but our minds must be in Heaven. Scriptures Referenced Revelation 21 Isaiah 2:4 Isaiah 35:5–6 Isaiah 65:20 Isaiah 11:6 Psalm 72:2 Romans 8:19–21 Isaiah 35:8 Revelation 7:9 Revelation 21:3 Ecclesiastes 3:15 Colossians 3:1–2 --- 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.