Yes, the 21st Southern California Harvest is coming! And we have some special surprises that I will tell you about soon. Musically, we will be joined by the David Crowder Band, MercyMe, Steven Curtis Chapman, and the Katinas. On our Saturday youth night, Sanctus Real, Phil Wickham, and The O.C. Supertones will appear. We will also have some other musical guests, as well. You can download this poster, by right-clicking on the image and saving it. Enjoy!
In the Beatitudes, Jesus unlocked a major secret to living a happy life: A happy person will be a holy person. Jesus said, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8). In the modern use of the word “heart,” we tend to associate it with our emotions. We will say, “My mind says one thing, but my heart says another.” We describe an emotional person as “wearing their heart on their sleeve.” In other words, . . . read more ›
It’s been said, “To not forgive is like drinking rat poison and waiting for the rat to die! If there is one thing we all could use more of these days, it’s forgiveness and mercy. Jesus said, “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy” (Matthew 5:7). In Jesus’ time, Roman culture did not value the virtue of mercy. A Roman philosopher said that mercy was the disease of the soul. A sign of weakness The Romans glorified justice, courage, . . . read more ›
Our youngest son Jonathan got married on Saturday! It was a beautiful wedding where family and friends joined together to witness the joining of Jonathan Allen Laurie with Brittni Alexandra Hill. That’s right, we have a Brittany Laurie and a Brittni Laurie now! You can post your congratulations here, if you’d like.
This Sunday at Harvest,I will be speaking on the Pursuit of Happiness. Happiness is certainly something we all want, but few find. Why is that? British Pastor Martin Lloyd Jones summed it up this way: Seek for happiness and you will never find it. Seek righteousness and you will discover you are happy. It will be there without your knowing it, without your seeking it. That is so true, and I want to explore that this weekend at Harvest in . . . read more ›