September 8, 2019
Did you know that you can shape a life with your words? So much of your satisfaction and success in life is determined by how well you communicate with people — especially when it comes to parenting. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren will teach you how to L.I.S.T.E.N. so that your kids will speak up, and how to S.P.E.A.K. so that your kids will listen.
September 1, 2019
If you’ve ever thought, “I’m lonely,” you’re not alone! Despite the world being more connected through technology than ever before, loneliness is a common experience for people at all stages of life. In this message, Pastors Rick Warren and Kurt Johnston will walk you through the key to combating loneliness: forming healthy friendships.
August 25, 2019
Your personal identity, or how you see yourself, is the foundation of your success and your happiness. If you don’t know who you are, other people will define you. In this message, Pastor Rick and Kay Warren will give you four powerful truths you can teach yourself and your kids about your identity in Christ.
August 18, 2019
The peace that comes from God is a personal peace that you have in your heart and soul, regardless of your circumstances. In this message, Pastor Tom Holladay will give you five ways to enjoy God’s promise of peace in your life.
August 11, 2019
The world promises you all sorts of great things — happiness, success, wealth, significance. But the assurance of a fulfilled life is a promise that only Jesus can make. In this message, Katie Edwards will show you why the best life you can possibly have is a life lived for and with Jesus Christ.
August 4, 2019
The fear of failure is a universal fear, and if you never learn how to disarm it, you’ll miss all that God wants to do in your life. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren will give you four truths to remember and four steps to take so that you can neutralize the fear of failure in your life.
July 28, 2019
God has promises for you to experience in your everyday life — energy, positivity, and resilience. One of the channels God uses to send us these things is people. In this message, John Townsend will talk about the four ways God provides relational “nutrients.”
July 21, 2019
Many of us are waiting for God to tell us what to do. We’re faced with a decision, but we don’t know whether to go left or right. So we get stuck. In this message, Pastor Buddy Owens will talk about God’s promise of guidance.
July 14, 2019
You’re going to spend the rest of your life in the future — your past is behind you. But since you don’t know the future and have no control over it, looking ahead can be scary. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren will talk about six promises God has for your future.
July 7, 2019
Have you ever felt stuck in spiritual rut? You read your Bible, you pray, and you go to church, but you still feel like you’re in a never-ending routine, wondering if there’s more to being a Christian. In this message, Tommy and Amy Hilliker will talk about how the key to an abundant life is the Holy Spirit.
June 30, 2019
The Bible says that God has set eternity in the hearts of men and women, meaning that the earth is not all there is. He has promised us a home in heaven, but what will heaven be like? And how do we get there? In this message, Pastor Tim Lucas will talk about the five promises God has made about heaven.
June 23, 2019
God makes more promises in the Bible about giving generously than anything else. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren will talk about the nine rewards God promises us when we learn to be generous with money.
June 16, 2019
God has no intention of making your life meaningless. He put you on this planet because he has a plan and a purpose for your life — right here, right where you are. In this message, Pastor Buddy Owens will share God's invitation to greatness, destiny, and purpose.
June 9, 2019
It would be nice if we could take a break from building character, but once we take a break, we start to go backwards in our progress. In this message, Pastor Tom Holladay will talk about four things to look for in order to keep from drifting.
June 2, 2019
One of the key ways God builds our character is through the work we do — whether it’s at a job or in school. In this message, Rick Warren will cover how God uses pressure to teach us responsibility, uses problems to teach us character, and uses people to teach us how to really love.
May 26, 2019
God uses tests in your life to grow your character and strengthen your faith. As long as you’re on Earth, you’ll be in constant growth and development to become more like Jesus. In this message, Rick Warren will go over the six ways God tests your faith to build character.
May 19, 2019
When we are in charge of ourselves and left to our own devices, we will only leave damage in our wake. In this message, Kay Warren will talk about how when the Holy Spirit is in charge of our lives, over time he will shape us into his image so that we leave blessing in our wake.
May 12, 2019
God wants to use your marriage as a reflection of Jesus’ love. But in order to do that, your marriage needs to be healthy. In this message, George and Tondra Gregory will talk about four steps to rethinking your marriage and relationships.
May 5, 2019
If you were to rate yourself in every of your life — spiritual, mental, family, career, personal, financial, and physical — what would you give yourself? In this message, Jason Frenn will help you break free from bad habits and see transformation in your life.
April 28, 2019
If someone asked you what your biggest problem in life was, you’d probably answer with something like, “Well, I’ve got relationship problems," or, “I’m under a lot of financial stress.” But what if your biggest problem … was you?
April 21, 2019
The resurrection — Jesus rising from the dead after three days — is the single most important event in history. In this Easter message, Pastor Rick will share the six reasons why the resurrection gives us more hope than anyone else.
April 14, 2019
At some point in life, everyone faces their most traumatic experience — the experience of feeling overwhelmed or frightened from a deeply distressing event. As part of the message, Pastor Rick interviews leaders who have been helping the nation of Rwanda recover from the trauma of the horrific genocide of 1994. Learn what it takes to recover from the trauma in YOUR life.
April 7, 2019
Regardless of the kind of pain you’re going through — emotional, physical, or mental — you'll be far better prepared to handle it if you focus on the potential benefits and the possible purposes of that pain.
March 31, 2019
Discouragement can be debilitating. It can cause you to give up trying, give up hoping, and give up caring. The Bible has a lot to say about it, and in this message Pastor Rick will talk about how to rethink the things that discourage you.
March 24, 2019
We often get stuck in the same pattern when we’re tempted: good intentions, failure, and guilt. Maybe there are areas of your life you have habitually stumbled in, and you’re wondering how to get out of this cycle. The key to overcoming temptation is not to resist it, but to rethink it.
March 17, 2019
If someone asked you what your biggest problem in life was, you’d probably answer with something like, “Well, I’ve got relationship problems," or, “I’m under a lot of financial stress.” But what if your biggest problem … was you?
March 10, 2019
Have you ever gotten tired of making the same mistakes over and over? You can’t help but wonder, “Why do I keep falling for the same tricks? The same lies?” But if we really want to change our behavior, we have to change the way we think. It’s easy to conform to our old patterns of living, but God wants to transform our minds!
March 3, 2019
Have you ever noticed that your mind doesn’t want to obey you? That’s why it’s important to learn how to manage your mind. Because our thoughts control our life, our mind is a battleground for sin, but it’s also the key to peace and happiness. In this message, you’ll learn about three choices you must make every day for a healthy mind.
February 24, 2019
All the important things in life revolve around how you think about God — even if you don’t think about God at all. It determines the way you look at your problems, the way you look at your future, and the way you look at your relationships. In this message, you’ll learn six ways to change your life by rethinking your view of God.
February 17, 2019
Have you ever gotten tired of making the same mistakes over and over? You can’t help but wonder, “Why do I keep falling for the same tricks? The same lies?” But if we really want to change our behavior, we have to change the way we think. It’s easy to conform to our old patterns of living, but God wants to transform our minds!
February 10, 2019
What does it mean to think like Jesus? Is it really possible to have his same thoughts, the same attitude, and the same reactions? In 1 Corinthians 2:16, Paul says, “We can understand these things, because we now have the mind of Christ.” In this message, Pastor Rick will go through the characteristics of a person who thinks like Jesus.
February 3, 2019
Your mind is the greatest asset you’ve been given by God. You may not be able to control your life, but you can control your thoughts, and your thoughts have the power to shape the kind of life you’ll live. In this message, Pastor Rick will teach on nine truths about rethinking the way you think.
January 27, 2019
Pastor Rick has always said it’s his life’s greatest honor to serve and pastor Saddleback Church. As he enters into his 40th year of ministry, we’re taking this opportunity to honor him and his legacy. In this Q & A-style interview, we’ll be asking Pastor Rick all types of questions regarding his public ministry and personal life. You’ll learn from his life lessons and hear his heart and vision for Saddleback Church.
January 20, 2019
If God asked you how you were going to spend the next 15 years of your life, what would you say? Thankfully, God’s plan for our lives is not a mystery. In this message, Pastor Rick shows you God’s roadmap to a life well-lived — and the five purposes that God has given to those who follow him. By centering our lives around God (worship), learning to love God’s family (fellowship), cultivating spiritual maturity (discipleship), contributing something back (ministry), and telling others about God’s love (evangelism), we will build the foundation for a successful and satisfying life.
January 13, 2019
Did you know that your happiness is directly connected to your identity and how you see yourself? Knowing what God thinks and says about who you are is the key to living a life well-lived. So how do you know who you really are? In this message, Pastor Rick will focus on five aspects of your true identity: you are accepted, you are valuable, you are loved, you are forgiven, and you are capable. Embracing these five aspects of your identity as absolute truth could change your life!
January 6, 2019
Every great accomplishment involves the element of timing. Whether you’re a football player, a musician, or a surfer, it’s vital that you get your timing right. In this message, Pastor Rick talks about the spiritual concept of “walking in the Spirit.” There are times when God will ask us to move fast, as well as times when God will ask us to move slow. Being prepared to speed up or slow down will make a huge difference in the success of your life during this new year.
December 30, 2018
There’s usually one weekend in between Christmas and New Year’s when we have the chance to relax and reflect on the ending of one year and the beginning of another. The truth is, we have no way of knowing what will happen in the future — but God does. In this message, Pastor Tom Holladay will go through how to make the new year new by asking the questions: “What do we need to put off and put on?” “Where are the closed doors and the open doors?” and, “What seems important and what is truly important?”
December 23, 2018
"Have you ever waited on God for something you desperately needed? Maybe it was a job, a spouse, a repaired relationship, a clean bill of health, or direction for your life. The Christmas story is also a story of waiting — the world was waiting for a Savior, and God answered that need by sending his Son, Jesus, to Earth at just the right time in history. In this special Christmas message, Pastor Rick Warren shows us how we can trust God’s perfect timing in our own lives. By looking at the example of Jesus’ birth, we can trust a God who overcomes our fear, teaches us patience, reminds us of his promises, and tells us to never give up.
December 16, 2018
In this Advent season, we’re preparing our hearts and focusing our minds on celebrating Jesus’ birth. This week, we’re learning about the word “joy” and what it means for the Christmas season. Joy is the primary emotion at Christmas — we see it on children’s faces, in our decorations, and in our songs. In this message, Pastor Buddy Owens will teach us that joy and happiness are not the same thing. You can be unhappy and joyful at the same time. Happiness is based on circumstances, but joy is the emotion of hope.
December 9, 2018
In this Advent season, we’re preparing our hearts and focusing our minds on celebrating Jesus’ birth. This week, we’re learning about the word “peace” and what it means for the Christmas season. When you look at the Christmas nativity, you see different kinds of people — the outcasts (shepherds), the elites (wisemen), and the average (Mary and Joseph). Kay Warren talks about how Jesus came to Earth for every type of person, no matter how marginalized or overlooked. He saved us by bringing peace for our past, peace for today, and peace on Earth.
December 2, 2018
In this Advent season, we’re preparing our hearts and focusing our minds on celebrating Jesus’ birth. This week, we’re learning about the word “hope” and what it means for the Christmas season. We live between two Advents — Jesus coming to Earth as a baby, and Jesus one day returning as King. Dr. Ed Stetzer talks about the hope of the kingdom, the hope of the “already but not yet,” the hope we bear, and the hope of Christ. The best part is that this hope is not wishful thinking — it’s hope in a God who fulfills all his promises.
November 25, 2018
God doesn’t want us to waste any experience. He wants to use everything for our good and our growth. So when we go through pain and illness, how can we learn from it? James 5:13-17 tells us to pray in every situation — in trouble, in celebration, and in sickness. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren talks about when to pray for healing, how to pray for healing, and who can pray for healing. If you or a loved one are going through any kind of suffering, be encouraged knowing that every believer has access to healing through prayer.
November 18, 2018
Leadership is a big topic these days — how do you get to the top? How do you become successful? How do you become the greatest? According to Jesus, the secret to greatness is serving. In Matthew 23, he said, “The greatest among you will be your servant.” The greatest businesses serve their customers. The greatest bosses serve their employees. In this message, Pastor Tom Holladay talks about the five qualities of a servant. Being a servant may sound like being weak or a pushover, but through this message you’ll find that serving will transform your life in great ways.
November 11, 2018
Trusting God is easy when life is going well. But trusting God when you’re in trouble is an entirely different thing — especially when you don’t feel like you’ve done anything to deserve it. It’s in those times when our trust in God is put to the test. In this message, Pastor Buddy Owens teaches us how to cultivate a life of faith, even when going through times of adversity. When you’re going through a storm, God is not standing on the other side, waiting for you to figure things out on your own. He is walking through the storm with you. Your trouble is not the end of the story ... it’s the beginning of something beautiful.
November 4, 2018
When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was, his answer was to love God — love him with all your heart, soul, and mind. As human beings, we’ve all been hard-wired to worship, or express our love. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren shares four reasons why we worship God and seven practical ways to worship God. We were made to be loved by God, and when you do what you were made to do, God will bless you in ways you didn’t know were possible!
October 28, 2018
Everyone wants to leave a legacy. But the only way to make an eternal impact is to bring someone else into God’s family. Did you know that, if you’re a Christian, you are an ambassador of Jesus Christ? You may think you’re not qualified to do this, because you don’t have the right personality or you lack certain character traits. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren shares five things to give you confidence and six things you can do this week to share your hope with others.
October 21, 2018
In today’s world, dependency is often considered a weakness. We’re taught that we don’t need anyone to figure things out on our own. But God did not create you to be alone — he created you to depend on a spiritual family for support. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren talks about how community is God’s answer to loneliness, fatigue, defeat, and despair. Having a church family is important because we need others to walk with us, work with us, watch out for us, wait and weep with us, and witness with us.
October 14, 2018
Why do more than 2 billion people attend church worldwide? What are the benefits? If someone were to ask us why we go to church, we may have a difficult time thinking of an answer. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren talks about how a church is not a place we go to or an event we attend — it’s a spiritual family. It’s a group of baptized believers who’ve joined together in a commitment to help each other fulfill God’s five purposes for their lives. You’ll learn why the church is the most important group on earth, and why it’s exactly where you belong!
October 7, 2018
In a world full of distractions, what’s the one thing we need to fix our eyes on? What the one thing that, if we get it right, can make everything else fall into place? In this message, Pastor Daniel Fusco walks us through Matthew 22, when Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was. You’ll learn the three components of his answer: to live upward by loving God, to live inward by loving yourself, and to live outward by loving others. When we have a commitment to the Greatest Commandment, we will start to live great lives.
September 30, 2018
Have you ever had a dream or a vision that no one else seemed to understand? In this message, Pastor Rick takes a look at the life of Noah who — despite doubt from those around him — followed God’s plan to save the human race. This lesson focuses on the heart of Noah, rather than the miracle of the storm. You’ll learn the four choices to make in order to fulfill God’s purpose for your life, including daring to be different, listening to God, doing what he tells you, and never giving up on his dream. Find out how to stick to your goal, even when no one else sees the big picture.
September 23, 2018
When we think of impossible comebacks, our minds often go to a football game in which a team is down by two touchdowns in the final minutes. But for us, it’s never too late for a comeback when God is on our side. In this message, Pastor Tom Holladay takes a look at the life of Moses as a powerful example of a comeback that can give us hope. You’ll learn God’s four answers to our questions about comebacks, including knowing who he is, finding comfort in his presence, examining what’s in your hand, and knowing that God is in control. Don’t miss this message that will give you strength to take that first step — even when a comeback feels impossible.
September 16, 2018
Have you ever watched a football game when the underdog came back to win in the final seconds? We all love a good comeback story, especially when it results in an unexpected victory. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren shares the four truths about setbacks and how every challenge is a setup for a great comeback. You’ll learn the common fears associated with setbacks, including inadequacy, disapproval, disappointment, and loss of control. Find out how to replace fear with faith by surrendering to God and basing your hope on the promises of God.
September 9, 2018
Have you ever wondered why you have so many setbacks in life? Are you waiting for a happy ending to all the suffering and challenges? In this message, Pastor Rick Warren tells us about a series of painful setbacks in Joseph’s life and how God used them to position Joseph for a spectacular comeback that saved two nations. You’ll learn how to follow his example of resilience by depending on God’s presence no matter where you are, and trusting his plan regardless of how long it takes. Don’t miss this encouraging message that will help you lean on God’s help in every challenge that comes your way!
September 2, 2018
It’s always easier to start something than it is to finish it — college courses, construction projects, and even fitness goals. Just like a marathon, as time goes on it becomes harder to cross the finish line because of setbacks that often leave us feeling defeated. Did you know that setbacks are actually part of the character-building process designed by God? In this message, Pastor Rick Warren discusses the causes of discouragement that lead to fatigue, frustration, fear, and a sense of failure. Find out what to do when you’re ready to give up, starting with reorganizing your life, refocusing on God, and resisting discouragement.
August 27, 2018
One of the common negative side effects of setbacks is that they can drain your emotional tank, leaving you feeling empty so that you have no reserves for dealing with daily life. When you feel like you have nothing left to give, each day feels as if you’re running on fumes. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren takes a look at the setbacks in Elijah’s life, and the 10 warning signs of an emotionally empty tank. You’ll learn what steps God uses to refill your life with hope, joy, and love. Discover how to find rest, release, and refocusing through Christ. T
August 18, 2018
Have you ever faced a setback in work, family, finances, or health that left you questioning if God really understood your pain? It’s easy to wonder how God can still be in control when everything around us feels out of control. In this message, author and speaker Sheila Walsh shares insight on how to move forward when your setback feels like a failure. You’ll hear her personal story of abuse, loss, and a breakdown that left her crying out to God for a miracle. Find out how God responds when you’re ready to give up, and how he’s with you even when you can’t see his plan.
August 12, 2018
Budget cuts, car accidents, natural disasters, health problems — we’ve all faced setbacks in life that were outside of our control. Even the apostle Paul was pounded by angry waves and shipwrecked on his way to share God’s Word. In this message, Pastor Rick tells us common mistakes that lead people into the storm and how to anchor your ship before it sinks. You’ll learn which setbacks will cause you to drift away from your goals and how to stay focused on things with eternal value. Discover the three anchors of hope founded on God’s presence, purpose, and promise!
August 5, 2018
A setback is defined as a loss of progress, a defeat of a plan, or a reversal of good fortune. In this message, Pastor Rick teaches us what to do when a setback seems irreversible and how to trust God for a comeback. You’ll learn five things to do when life seems hopeless, starting with unloading your emotions and telling God exactly how you feel. Discover how to avoid bitterness, surround yourself with the right people, surrender your future, and trust Jesus for the ultimate comeback.
July 29, 2018
Because we live in a broken world, we all experience failures, mistakes, trials, and setbacks in life. It may be relational, financial, emotional, or physical. In this message, Pastor Rick takes a look at how God helped people in the Bible overcome business setbacks in life. You’ll learn four steps to take when your career is suffering, including giving Jesus access to your business and trusting him to turn things around for good. Learn how to answer God’s call in your profession and use your job as a platform to share his message of hope. Discover how to go from empty to overflowing and experience God’s blessing in your career.
July 22, 2018
At some point in our childhood, we all learned the three “Rs” of education: reading, writing, and arithmetic. In this message at Saddleback, Pastor Rick and a panel of moms and teachers share a new set of “Rs” — ones that every child needs to lead a remarkable life. You’ll learn what the Bible says about being remarkable through respect, reliability, resourcefulness, and resilience. Find out how to affirm the dignity of everyone around you, be dependable, make the most of what you have, and recover from disappointment. Don’t miss this message that will equip you — and those around you — to live a life of purpose.
July 15, 2018
Have you ever wondered what God thinks of you? Do you feel that he remembers your past or that he dreams about your future? The way we answer those questions has a profound impact on how we perceive God — either as distant and demanding, or as a loving Father who has compassion on his children. In this message, Pastor Buddy Owens takes a look at the prodigal love of our heavenly Father. You’ll learn the true meaning of “prodigal” and how it defines the heart of God as a generous Father who loves us, even when we don’t deserve it. Find out why Jesus wants to welcome us home, and how to receive his loving embrace.
July 7, 2018
From the moment a child comes into our lives, we are figuratively packing their bags with tools to carry once they leave the home. During the 1,000 weeks between infancy and graduation, we have the potential to influence our kids’ “now” to change the direction of their future. In this message, guest speaker Reggie Joiner teaches us how to examine the time we have left in parenting, and to place greater value on what happens to our child over time. You’ll learn six principles of intentional parenting, including love, words, stories, work, fun, and tribes. Find out why redefining how we parent is key to our success in leading a purpose driven family.
July 1, 2018
We all have something that powers our families, businesses, and marriages. Sometimes it’s the right thing, and sometimes it’s the wrong thing. It might be fear, guilt, responsibility, or love. In this message, Pastor Tom Holladay and his wife Chaundel tell us about love-powered parenting and practical ways to plug into God’s love. You’ll learn how to love like Jesus by following his example, by building a stronger foundation, by living to a higher purpose, and by loving with a greater power. Discover a new pattern for loving one another as Christ loves us. Find out how to stop trying so hard, and start trusting God’s model for a purpose driven family.
June 24, 2018
There’s no question that having children costs money, time, and sleep! But the investment is worth every ounce of energy — kids keep us younger, smarter, and revitalize our lives. In this message, Pastor Rick tells us the five principles to bring out the best in kids or anyone else. You’ll learn how to accept their uniqueness, affirm their value, trust them with responsibility, correct without condemning, and love them fiercely and unconditionally. Find out how to discipline your child without overreacting, over-correcting, and overprotecting. Discover practical insights from fathers on how to bring out the best in kids and others around us.
June 17, 2018
Being a parent takes courage, effort, and sacrifice. In fact, raising a child may be the most demanding task of life. The way we bring up a child not only affects that child’s life, but it impacts generations to come. In this message, Pastor Rick invites four Saddleback fathers to share their thoughts on bringing out the best in our kids. You’ll learn the importance of accepting the uniqueness of our children by no longer comparing and conforming to the ways of the world. Find out how to affirm your kids’ value by knowing that God custom-made us, died for us, and has his Spirit living inside of us. Don’t miss this message that will teach you how to accept your children — just as they are, created in God’s image.
June 10, 2018
When you drive, how low do you let the gas tank get before you fill it up? Have you ever run out of gas, even when the warning light told you that you were running on empty? In this message, Pastor Rick gives us 10 reasons we run out of gas, and how those reasons parallel our own lives. You’ll learn how to start your day with a full tank, watch your gauges, recognize your limits, and allow time to refuel. Find out how to keep your tank filled by giving up control, learning to trust Jesus, and starting every day topped off with the right fuel. Don’t miss this final message concluding our series, Living with Margin.
June 3, 2018
There’s a universal desire for productivity — to live a life that counts and matters. The Bible calls this stewardship and fruitfulness. In this message, Pastor Rick wraps up our series, Living with Margin, and shares the four secrets of a productive life. You’ll learn how God measures productivity and how to bear fruit that honors him. Find out how to cultivate deep roots, eliminate weeds in your life, cooperate with God’s pruning, and wait for a harvest. Discover why it’s not about how much you get done, but to whom you give the glory that counts!
May 27, 2018
Over the past seven weeks, we’ve been looking at how to create margin to allow God to do his best and greatest work in our lives. In this message, Pastor Tom Holladay shares how to expect the best and plan for the worst through faith and wisdom. You’ll find out how God wants to bring victory and the four steps to get you there. Learn how to stop pretending to be God, to let him take control, to base your planning on his wisdom, and to believe that he is working for your best. Discover how to ask God to take burdens off your shoulders and trust that everything is in his hands!
May 20, 2018
Did you know that worry causes more stress in your life than too much work? In this message, Pastor Kurt Johnston shares the downsides of allowing your mind to dwell on troubles. You’ll learn how worrying can shift your focus from faith to fear and weigh you down spiritually, emotionally, socially, and physically. Find out how to free yourself from the weight of worry by pinpointing your problem areas, casting your cares on Jesus, and walking in the peace that only God can provide. Discover how to trust Jesus to lighten your load.
May 13, 2018
We all need space in our lives. In this message, Tommy and Amy Hilliker take a look at making space for what matters most — love. You’ll learn how to live a life of love, let God define what love is, and let love determine your priorities. Find out three things to practice in your daily life to get filled up so that you can overflow with love onto other people. Don’t miss this special Mother’s Day message that will teach you how to practice presence over productivity and focus on people over technology. Discover how the starting place in living a life of love is being loved.
May 6, 2018
One of the greatest needs in our society is learning how to be content. In this message at Saddleback, Pastor Dave Page shares his personal definition of contentment as “margin for your soul.” You’ll learn the secret to being content and the three truths to finding satisfaction in your life. Don’t miss special insight from Pastor Mingo Palacios about the risks that come with comparing yourself to others. Discover how to put your hope in God, focus on what you have, and invest in what lasts forever.
April 29, 2018
How you start your day will determine how you feel throughout the day. Too often, though, we have no margin in the morning — waking up to an alarm clock, checking our phones, rushing out the door, and sitting in traffic to get to work on time. In this message, Pastor Buddy Owens teaches us how to enter the day calmly and with a quiet time with God. You’ll learn how to slow down, read God’s Word, and hear his voice. Find out the three ways God speaks to us, and how 15 minutes alone with God will help you relax, reflect, and respond in prayer. Don’t miss Part 3 of our series, which will teach you how to start your day the right way!
April 22, 2018
Do you feel like you’re constantly running on empty? Rather than burn out on reserves, we all need to create margin in every area of our lives: physical, spiritual, emotional, and financial. In this message, Pastor Rick teaches how to add margin in your schedule so that you’re not always rushed and worn out. You’ll learn the five ways that being in a hurry can hurt you, and how to slow your pace for a healthier life. Find out how to be content, say “no,” take a day of rest, and trust God’s perfect timing. Discover how to use love as your filter and create space between your load and limits!
April 15, 2018
Between family, work, and the hectic pace of life, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and overloaded. In this message, Pastor Rick teaches us how to lower stress, increase peace of mind, and live a life of margin. You’ll learn what steps to take to create breathing room in your life. Find out how to accept limitations, recognize overload, expect problems, and prune activities in your schedule. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to walk with Jesus and live well, instead of just fast. The end results will be a healthier mind, body, and availability for God to use you!
April 8, 2018
Do you ever wonder about what’s next in your life? On Easter weekend, thousands of people walked through the door to salvation, and are now ready to take their next steps in following Christ. In this message, Pastor Tom Holladay shares about the three things Jesus’s disciples did after the resurrection. You’ll learn what it means to cast your net on the other side, feed his sheep, and follow him. Don’t miss this message on the resurrection of purpose and what steps you need to take to make Christ the center of your life.
March 25, 2018
In our series leading up to Easter, we’ve learned that choosing the right values will help you choose the right future. In this message at Saddleback Church, special guest Ed Stetzer teaches from the book of Matthew about seeing the blessing of the kingdom and how we can bless others. You’ll learn about the heart of Jesus and how to respond to others with Christlike compassion. Discover how to be used by God and the importance of being an ambassador of the kingdom this Easter!
March 18, 2018
Doors have great spiritual significance in the Bible. In fact, there are about 400 references to doors in Scripture, ranging from a gateway to opportunity to a door to salvation. In this message, Pastor Rick tells us what we need to know about the doors in our life. You’ll learn why every door is a decision, and how our destiny will be shaped by which doors we pass by and which ones we walk through. Find out how to distinguish between doors of opportunities and doors of distractions. Don’t miss this message leading up to our personal growth campaign, Doors to Your Destiny, starting at Easter.
March 11, 2018
Success is never a one-person show. You need other people to fulfill the plan God has for your life. In this message, Pastor Rick tells us how to choose the right team for your dream, starting with models, mentors, partners, and friends. You’ll learn how a team can help lift the load, bring out our best, compensate for our weaknesses, and pick us up when we stumble. Find out how to choose a team that will help you grow in integrity, humility, and generosity.
March 4, 2018
Whenever you travel to a new destination, you have four options to get to know that place: you can walk around, get a map, read a guidebook, or hire a guide. The same goes for your personal life. Which option you choose will determine how effective, meaningful, significant, and fulfilling your life becomes. In this message, Pastor Rick tells us how God has given us both a guidebook in the Bible and a personal guide in the Holy Spirit. You’ll learn the ways the Holy Spirit wants to help us and guide us, and the necessary steps to take to be led by him. Find out how to wait for God’s response, trust his guidance, hear his voice, and rely on the Holy Spirit’s power instead of your own willpower!
February 25, 2018
Successful people often ask themselves, “What do I need to do today to be where I want to be tomorrow?” In this message, Pastor Rick tells us the importance of choices and how changing our values can give us the future we want — in marriage, business, family, faith, and community. You’ll learn how God gives us freedom to accept his will and follow his purpose, just as Moses did when approaching the Promised Land. Find out how the life-shaping decisions that Moses made can impact you today, by choosing to live by faith and follow the values of God.
February 18, 2018
The word “trajectory” is generally used in reference to the flight path of an object through space. But your personal trajectory is the path your life travels, which consists of defining moments in various stages. In this message, Pastor Steve Adams uses examples from the life of Joseph to teach us how defining moments worked together for good because of his love for and trust in God. You’ll learn how certain stages in life are God’s way of protecting you from further pain and can help strengthen your faith. Find out what to do when you’re in the “pit” of life, and how to rely on the promise of God to rescue you!
February 11, 2018
We live in a world where things fall apart. It may be our faith, confidence, relationships, business, or even our home after a natural disaster. The good news is that we have a God who is in the business of putting things back together again. In this message, Pastor Tom Holladay tells us how to rebuild by expressing our hurt, focusing our heart, and asking for help from God. You’ll learn how to keep going by taking time to give thanks and celebrate Christ’s faithfulness — for all he has done and all he continues do through a new beginning.
February 4, 2018
Have you ever wondered how God’s Word can take shape, have impact, and make a difference in your life? In this message, Pastor Buddy Owens tells us how God’s Word is the key to spiritual growth and why its effectiveness is up to us. You’ll learn how faith releases the power of God’s Word and how to combine the two in our daily lives. Discover the four steps of reading, believing, declaring, and acting on his commands, and how God’s Word acts on you when you act on his Word!
January 28, 2018
Every 98 seconds, someone in America is sexually assaulted. But there is hope and healing and freedom in Jesus! In this message, Pastor Rick interviews Kay Warren and Beth Moore about how they dealt with their own childhood sexual abuse. They discuss how to recover from the traumatic wounds of sexual abuse through the deep healing and wholeness that only Jesus can give. You'll learn the prevalence of the problem, the damage it causes, the process of healing, and how Jesus cares for our pain. Discover how the church can be a safe place of healing for victims and how God can use you to bring hope to others.
January 21, 2018
How do we represent Jesus and love like him in a fractured world? In this message at Saddleback Church, guest speaker Dr. Ed Stetzer shares four answers to those questions by examining God’s Word. You’ll learn how to get a new perspective, live on a mission of reconciliation, represent Jesus and his kingdom, and see people through his lens. Discover how to live as an ambassador for Christ and recognize that it all comes down to what Jesus did for us on the cross.
January 14, 2018
In our culture, it’s easy to focus on the wealthy, famous, and beautiful. That reality leaves the majority of people marginalized because of age, gender, race, background, appearance, health, and finances. In this message, Pastor Rick tells us how God moved the margins of unconditional love and commanded us to love everyone. You’ll learn five ways to show merciful love by listening, stopping, looking, asking, and doing whatever you can to help. Discover how to help the lonely, grieving, and defeated. This message will give you stronger confidence in your daily interactions with all kinds of people, and help you to see their true value.
January 7, 2018
After so many sad flashpoints in 2017, Pastor Rick invited the great Dr. John M. Perkins to help him talk about the Christlike response to violence, injustice, racism, and poverty. As a contemporary of Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Perkins shared his story of loss, abandonment, and search for love. Yet through every circumstance, the 86-year-old author and speaker modeled a spirit of reconciliation. In this message, you’ll learn the five principles of loving like Jesus with dignity, diversity, community, love, and reconciliation. Discover how to find hope in tomorrow by restoring relationships today through Christ’s perfect model.
December 31, 2017
Imagine if someone you deeply admired asked you to walk away from your profession and passions to follow another path for your life. In this message, Pastor Kurt Johnston teaches us about Peter’s commitment to follow Jesus — and how he reacted when it was decision time. You’ll learn how Peter went through stages in his relationship with Christ, taking him from dedication and distance to denial and direction. Find out how to turn things around in the new year and get your walk with God headed in the right direction.
December 17, 2017
Did you know that the tradition of gift-giving started at the very first Christmas? After the birth of Jesus, the wise men came bearing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. While these gifts were significant, they pale in comparison to what God has given us. In fact, the best gift-exchange program in the world comes from him. In this message, Pastor Tom Holladay shares five gifts that God gives us when we come to him with worry, hurt, grief, fear, and sin. You’ll learn how Christ transforms our brokenness into peace, healing, joy, love, and forgiveness. Discover how the greatest gift this Christmas outshines everything else under the tree.
December 10, 2017
Christmas is a time to celebrate traditions — from gathering with family to giving gifts to loved ones. Many of these holiday practices started at the first Christmas with the birth of Jesus. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren shares the many ways we can learn from the Christmas story and those whom God chooses and uses. Don’t miss the adorable children’s pageant performed by Saddleback Kids and narrated by Pastor Rick. You’ll hear a story of survival, hope, peace, healing, and joy. Discover how the original Christmas story teaches us how to celebrate God’s existence, contemplate on his Word, dedicate our gifts to Jesus, and cooperate with his plan for our lives.
December 3, 2017
You’re probably familiar with classic Christmas songs that have lyrics like “Emmanuel” and “Christ the Savior is born.” We sing these songs but often overlook the depth of their words. In this message, Pastor Buddy Owens takes an inside look at the the most important word of all—Jesus, as Emmanuel, Savior, and Lord. You’ll learn how Jesus became human to bring us out of our brokenness and into his family. Find out how Jesus didn’t come as a concept, but as our Savior to experience life with us—through our pain, confusion, challenges, heartaches, and doubts. Discover how the same Jesus who came in the days of oppression, despair, and silence still saves us today through strength, freedom, and new life.
November 26, 2017
There’s no such thing as an unanswered prayer. God answers every prayer with “Yes,” “Wait,” or “No.” The last response is always the most difficult one to receive, and can be flat-out heartbreaking. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren teaches us three reasons God says, “No.” You’ll learn how God’s answer is his way of protecting you, helping you grow spiritually, and teaching you his perspective, plan, and purpose for your life. Discover how to trust that God does everything—even saying, “No”—out of goodness and love. Don’t miss Part 7 of 40 Days of Prayer.
November 19, 2017
When it comes to strengthening and perfecting our prayer life, we have an open invitation from the ultimate teacher, Jesus Christ. In this message at Saddleback Church, Pastor H.B. Charles of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, teaches on one of Jesus’s most important lessons on prayer. You’ll learn Christ’s formula for prayer and how to come to him with reverence, dependence, and confidence. Don’t miss this continuation of 40 Days of Prayer, which will teach you how to pray directly to God with a certainty that he is able!
November 12, 2017
Does God heal people today? Of course he does! God uses different ways to heal different kinds of pain: financial, physical, mental, emotional, relational, and physical. Because we live in a broken world, we all need some kind of healing or restoration, whether we’re aware of it or not. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren teaches us four conditions for healing and restoration in any area of our lives. Learn why humility, prayer, seeking God, and reliance on his Word will bring healing and forgiveness.
November 5, 2017
Imagine how strong your relationship with God could be if you had a proven strategy behind your prayer life. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren shares his own personal prayer strategy based on the Lord’s Prayer. Find out how to plan your prayers, schedule your prayer time, and keep a running conversation with God that’s as natural as breathing. You’ll learn the seven keys to praying throughout the day that will bring you closer to God and help you face any problem with spiritual confidence. Get ready to turn your scheduled prayers into habitual conversations with your heavenly Father.
October 29, 2017
Do you ever feel like your memory is slipping or that you have a hard time remembering things? In this message, Pastor Rick Warren teaches us the relationship between memory and prayers and what the Bible says about this deep connection. Researched from 900 different Bible verses, this sermon will teach you how to change the way you talk to God. Discover how praying in five dimensions can awaken your faith with a new freshness that is personal, passionate, and in partnership with the Holy Spirit. Get ready to take your faith to the next level by looking back to the cross, inward at Jesus living inside you, and forward to your future in Christ.
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