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

  • Bigger Than My Expectations – B
    It's tempting to think that when we accept Jesus, life will automatically be okay. But what happens when everything goes south? In this message, James MacDonald looks at the Apostle Paul and offe …
  • Bigger Than My Expectations – A
    When we choose to follow Christ, we often imagine that life is going to be smooth sailing. But when we run headlong into a storm, we realize the life of faith is nothing like we expected! In this mess …
  • Humble Yourself, Part 2 – B
    When Jesus washed the disciples feet during the Last Supper He provided a front row seat to what humility really means. In this message, James MacDonald continues a thought-provoking study in John cha …
  • Humble Yourself, Part 2 – A
    With God, the way up is down. And He sent Jesus to be the perfect example of how to get as low as you can as fast as you can. In this message, James MacDonald points to Jesus' selfless act of was …
  • Humble Yourself, Part 1 – B
    As Christians, we're often told to be humble or to have humility. But what does that really mean? In this message, James MacDonald studies the life of Jesus Christ and finds six examples of how t …
  • Humble Yourself, Part 1 – A
    When Jesus met with His disciples for what He knew would be the last time, He didn't make a grand speech. He didn't outline an elaborate plan. Instead, He washed the disciples' feet. In …
  • How to Live By Faith – B
    The Bible says, The Lord knows those who trust in Him. But how exactly do you trust in someone you can't touch or see? In this message, James MacDonald leads us through one of his favorite verses …
  • How to Live By Faith – A
    Hebrews 11 says, Without faith, it is impossible to please God. So what exactly is faith all about? In this message, James MacDonald explains how to live by faith-and why it's so essential. Visit …
  • What Are We Supposed to Do? – B
    There are many signs that our culture is sinking into a moral recession. But as Christians, we shouldn't be afraid. In this message, James MacDonald teaches us to stand up and share God's lo …
  • What Are We Supposed to Do? – A
    It doesn't take much imagination to see that the world around us is in a state of decline-and Christians are wondering how to respond. In this message, James MacDonald shares God's answer to …

 

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