Harvest Bible Chapel with James MacDonald

Welcome to the podcast and Bible-teaching ministry of Dr. James MacDonald, Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel in the suburbs of Chicago and teacher of the daily Walk in the Word broadcast. James MacDonald’s ministries emphasize the precise exposition and life application of God’s Word. Whether from behind the pulpit or through audio, video, web, printed resources, and events, his personal and practical teaching leads people to the transforming power of God’s Word.

About James MacDonald

Pastor James MacDonald (D. Min. Phoenix Seminary) is married to his high school sweetheart, Kathy, and both are from Ontario, Canada. He is the father of three grown children, two daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, and grandfather to five amazing grandsons. James’ ministry focuses on the unapologetic proclamation of God’s Word. In 1988, along with a small group of ministry partners, James and Kathy planted Harvest Bible Chapel which has grown to thousands of people each weekend, meeting in multiple locations across Chicagoland each weekend.

Walk in the Word, a Bible-teaching broadcast ministry, was established in 1997. The radio program reaches millions of people, and the television audience extends across the globe. In 2002, a church-planting ministry called Harvest Bible Fellowship was born and has established many churches across North America and around the world.

James’ extensive ministry also includes a training center for pastors, a year-round camp, a center for biblical counseling, a disaster recovery organization, and a Christian school—all used to reach more people with the life-changing message of the Gospel.

James is the author of several books including Vertical Church, Authentic, When Life is Hard, Always True, and most recently, Come Home.

Latest Episodes

  • When Strongholds Start to Crumble – B
    God wants to—and can—destroy your strongholds. The demolition begins when consequences become crises. Satan condemns and immobilizes with generalities, but God convicts with specifics. When the crisis …
  • When Strongholds Start to Crumble – A
    God wants to—and can—destroy your strongholds. The demolition begins when consequences become crises. Satan condemns and immobilizes with generalities, but God convicts with specifics. When the crisis …
  • Strongholds of My Own Making – C
    Strongholds get stronger through our own behavior, putting the weight of biblical responsibility on us. Consider twelve significant strongholds and address the patterns that need to change in your lif …
  • Recently Preached: When Kings Fail – Compromise
    Maybe it’s family. Maybe it’s integrity. Maybe it’s morality. Somewhere, we all make personal compromises. But in a world so accepting of grey morality, what does God have to say? In this message (tak …
  • Strongholds of My Own Making – B
    Strongholds get stronger through our own behavior, putting the weight of biblical responsibility on us. Consider twelve significant strongholds and address the patterns that need to change in your lif …
  • Strongholds of My Own Making – A
    Strongholds get stronger through our own behavior, putting the weight of biblical responsibility on us. Consider twelve significant strongholds and address the patterns that need to change in your lif …
  • Ending Double-Mindedness – B
    It sounds crazy, but we do it: we want two things that cannot co-exist and lead to very different places. It’s called double-mindedness and it creates instability in every area of life. As this messag …
  • Ending Double-Mindedness – A
    It sounds crazy, but we do it: we want two things that cannot co-exist and lead to very different places. It’s called double-mindedness and it creates instability in every area of life. As this messag …
  • Recently Preached: Love So Right
    Love So Right was preached from John 14:21 by Pastor James MacDonald live at Harvest Bible Chapel. Follow James MacDonald: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrJamesMacDo…  Twitter: https://twitter.co …
  • Destroying the Strongholds of Family Dysfunction, Part 2 – C
    In this summarizing message, the influence of your disposition and family of origin continue to be examined and lead to a biblical bottom line: the heart of every stronghold reveals a theological prob …
  • Destroying the Strongholds of Family Dysfunction, Part 2 – B
    In this summarizing message, the influence of your disposition and family of origin continue to be examined and lead to a biblical bottom line: the heart of every stronghold reveals a theological prob …
  • Destroying the Strongholds of Family Dysfunction, Part 2 – A
    In this summarizing message, the influence of your disposition and family of origin continue to be examined and lead to a biblical bottom line: the heart of every stronghold reveals a theological prob …
  • Recently Preached: Love Gone Wrong
    Love Gone Wrong was preached from 1 John 2:15-17 by Pastor James MacDonald live at Harvest Bible Chapel. Follow James MacDonald: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrJamesMacDo…  Twitter: https://twit …
  • Destroying the Strongholds of Family Dysfunction, Part 1 – C
    Your family background can affect your thinking like chains that bind, but the influence doesn’t have to control you. And your family of origin doesn’t alleviate your responsibility—you will be held r …
  • Destroying the Strongholds of Family Dysfunction, Part 1 – B
    Your family background can affect your thinking like chains that bind, but the influence doesn’t have to control you. And your family of origin doesn’t alleviate your responsibility—you will be held r …

 

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