Tonight at Harvest Orange County

Giants. We all face them each and every day. By “giants” I mean seemingly insurmountable problems and issues. It might be a fear, an addiction, a threat. This “giant” looms larger every day and you wonder if you can ever fell it. Tonight at Harvest Orange County I want to look at one of the most well know stories in all of the Bible. The story of David and Goliath. This is a part of our series that I am . . . read more ›

Is Your Life Like a Decaf Low-Fat Latte?

Did you know that Christians will one day be judged? Don’t panic, this is not a judgment about whether or not we get into heaven. (Fact is, this judgment will actually take place in heaven.) This is about the rewards you will receive. Luke 14:14 says, “Then at the resurrection of the godly, God will reward you for inviting those who could not repay you” (NLT). And in Revelation 22:12, Jesus said, “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward . . . read more ›

Heavenly Oscars?

The Oscars are on tonight. There may be a global audience of 40 million people watching around the world. We will all wait for those words: “And the Oscar goes to. . . ” Personally I am rooting for Les Miserables for Best Picture. Did you know there will one day be a “heavenly” awards-type ceremony too? It will not be about acting but about more about being real, as in being a real follower of Jesus Christ. This is . . . read more ›

This Sunday at Harvest Riverside and Orange County

I have good news for you. Jesus Christ is coming again! It’s mentioned over 1,800 times in the Old Testament and 300 times in the New Testament.Statistically, one verse in 25 mentions the Lord’s return. It is referred to in 27 Old Testament books and 23 New Testament books. For every prophecy on the first coming of Christ, there are 8 prophecies on the second coming!One thing is clear in the Bible–Jesus Christ is coming again! C.H. Spurgeon said, “The sound of . . . read more ›

The Best Pizza I Have Ever Had

Yes, I thought that headline would grab your attention. When we led our last trip to Israel we stopped in Rome, Italy and found a wonderful little homey Italian restaurant that I talk about in the video link posted below. It’s a funny thing, because last Sunday in my message that I called “Beauty and the Beast” I was talking about heaven. I mentioned in heaven we will eat at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb and it was my . . . read more ›