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

  • S1E03 – Bound By Sin: Homosexuality
    Pastor James MacDonald unpacks what Scripture has to say about the sin of Homosexuality and how the church should be a welcoming place to all.  Follow James MacDonald:Facebook: https://www.facebook.co …
  • BONUS: Q&A on the Tough Issue of Alcohol
    Listen in as Pastor James MacDonald and Landon MacDonald talk about one of life’s toughest issues: alcohol.  Follow James MacDonald:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrJamesMacDo… Twitter: https://tw …
  • S1E02 – Alcohol: The Choice Is Yours
    Scripture calls us to make a clear choice on how we are going to handle things like alcohol. Pastor James MacDonald urges us to show extreme caution and challenges us to consider abstaining from alcoh …
  • S1E01 – License and Legalism: Deadly to Believers
    Does the Bible strictly forbid Christians from drinking alcohol? Pastor James MacDonald unpacks what Scripture has to say about the concepts of license and legalism and how to find God’s answers to on …
  • Bigger Than My Religion
    With Pastor James away on his summer study break, we’ve chosen to share some of our favorite messages from the Gospel of John. We hope you enjoy these summer staff picks!
  • What to Pray About, Part 2 – B
    Get better or get bitter depending on your choice to pray. When your emotional, physical, or spiritual life is suffering,you need to get low with God. Either you’re kneeling or life is gnawing away at …
  • What to Pray About, Part 2 – A
    Get better or get bitter depending on your choice to pray. When your emotional, physical, or spiritual life is suffering,you need to get low with God. Either you’re kneeling or life is gnawing away at …
  • What to Pray About, Part 1 – B
    In suffering and celebration, your choice to pray and praise will have immediate and lasting rewards on your emotional health. Get some prayer helps to keep you from leaning into your own strength whe …
  • What to Pray About, Part 1 – A
    In suffering and celebration, your choice to pray and praise will have immediate and lasting rewards on your emotional health. Get some prayer helps to keep you from leaning into your own strength whe …
  • Coming Soon: Season One of the new James MacDonald podcast
    This summer we’re updating what we place on this podcast. Get ready for daily & weekly content straight from James MacDonald all in one, easy to find place. You’ll get a weekly, recently preached …
  • Why Don’t We Pray? – C
    If you have unanswered prayers, listen up, and get on the road that leads to a breakthrough. Real, biblical praying calls for total honesty and hard work to remove the barriers and fix the malfunction …
  • Breakthrough Prayer in a Crisis
    In times of crisis, some prayers change everything. You might not see it now, but eventually we all get thrown something we can’t handle. When you’re overwhelmed and don’t know what to do, don’t go hu …
  • Why Don’t We Pray? – B
    If you have unanswered prayers, listen up, and get on the road that leads to a breakthrough. Real, biblical praying calls for total honesty and hard work to remove the barriers and fix the malfunction …
  • Why Don’t We Pray? – A
    If you have unanswered prayers, listen up, and get on the road that leads to a breakthrough. Real, biblical praying calls for total honesty and hard work to remove the barriers and fix the malfunction …
  • How to Renew Your Mind, Part 2 – B
    Think differently, or like Jacob, you will live to regret it. Succumbing to strongholds, leaning on anything more than God, and giving into momentary pleasure is never a good plan. Will power is not e …

 

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