Do you want to know a secret?

Have you ever been semi-listening in on someone’s conversation? Not intentionally, of course, because you would never do that. But maybe you were in a restaurant and your table was right next to someone else’s, or maybe you were in an adjoining booth. And then (even though you didn’t mean to hear) someone said, “What I’m about to tell you now is a secret. I need you to hold this in complete confidence….” We all love secrets. What did you . . . read more ›

This Weekend at Harvest/Riverside

Are you facing a really hard time in your life right now? Are you in one of those situations where if God does not come through for you, then there is no solution? If so, rejoice! I have a message for you this weekend at Harvest/Riverside that will address those issues and more. The title is “Walking with Jesus through the Storms of Life.” We all love to walk with Jesus, especially when the sun is shining and we are . . . read more ›

What does it really mean to follow Jesus Christ?

“And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it…”(Luke 14:27-28). When Jesus was in Jerusalem during the Passover, John’s Gospel tells us that many believed in His name after they saw the signs He did. But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, because “He knew all men, and . . . read more ›

Tonight at Harvest/OC – “Walking with Jesus through the Storms of Life”

Storms Sometimes we know they are coming and prepare ourselves ahead of time. But other times they come suddenly and with great force. One thing is clear: you cannot control them; you can only react. The Gospels have multiple stories of storms on the sea of Galilee and how the disciples faced them. These storms could be seen as a metaphor for the those hardships, challenges, problems, and even tragedies we all inevitably face in life. How do we get . . . read more ›

Pray for Christchurch, New Zealand!

Our hearts go out to our friends in Christchurch, New Zealand after they have survived a 6.3-magnitude earthquake. Christchurch is the second-largest city in New Zealand and the site of a wonderful evangelistic crusade we were able to hold, back in 2006.I remember this charming city well and the warmth of the people there. A friend from Christchurch wrote us and told us the following: Many are still being rescued alive but there are many who have died. The inner . . . read more ›