Welcome to Saddleback! Here you will find the audio version of the messages from the weekend services at Saddleback, taught by Pastor Rick Warren and other Saddleback teaching pastors. We hope you enjoy the service and are encouraged by the message from God’s Word.
The Road To R.E.C.O.V.E.R.Y.
Did you know that God has a biblical plan to help you recover from your hurts, habits, and hangups? In this special message, Pastor Rick Warren honors the life of Pastor John Baker, who launched and led Celebrate Recovery for 28 years, by showing how the Beatitudes of Jesus in Matthew chapter 5 provide a road to R.E.C.O.V.E.R.Y.
Finding God in the Desert of the Soul
Do you ever feel like the heat has turned up, your heart has gone cold, and you’re giving out more than you’re taking in? These experiences are called deserts of the soul. In this message, Buddy Owens offers five biblical things you can do while you’re waiting in the desert.
Freedom From Offense
The world is an imperfect place, and we’re all imperfect people. At some point in your life, you’re going to be offended. But offense doesn’t need to become bitterness in your heart. In this message, Pastor Tom Holladay provides a biblical model for taking offense and offering forgiveness without living in bitterness and resentment.
Maintaining Harmony In My Home, Small Group, And Church
During this pandemic, we’ve all been in containment. And when you’re contained, you’re more likely to blow up on the people around you. But having peaceful relationships is still possible with God’s help. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren shares four biblical principles for maintaining harmony in your home, small group, and church.
My Part In Fulfilling Christ’s Vision
Unity is the soul of God's fellowship, the church. God doesn't want you to merely tolerate other Christians; he wants you to be united with them. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our series on vision by providing four ways you can be an agent of unity in the church.
Christ’s Vision: A Unified Family
Before Jesus died on the cross, the last thing he prayed for was unity. More than anything else, he wanted his church to be unified in their love for him. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our series on vision by describing 12 biblical truths about God’s vision for unity in the church.
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Miss you Rick
When I moved to the OC. I was trying to find a great church. Some at work told me about saddleback. I got dressed up in my Sunday best. When I arrived. I scratched my head. Because I saw a very big tent in front of me. So I walked up to that tent. And they welcomed me. Like I was family. Oh by the way it was raining that day, So I went inside. And sat in a folding chair. The music started. I couldn’t help but stand up with everyone and sing my heart out. I must apologize to the people around me on that day. Then Rick comes up and Greats us all. I’m thinking to myself. What in the world. That guy is in a Hawaiian shirt 😀. The started tell us about Jesus in such a different way. That I understood every word he said. He touched me so much . That I was in tears. You must know I will cry about everything. These tears where for the peace I felt in my heart. Because Jesus brought me to saddleback. And I was so great full. So a year or so. They had their church. What a church it is. So beautiful. And then we moved out of state. I was lost without Saddleback. Back then we didn’t have on line church. Then years later . I did divorce my husband. I moved back to my home town. You won’t believe this. But Jesus sent me to cottonwood. They where in a tent too. So I thought, this is a sign. I’ve been going there ever since. I love baileys and his family. I have become both my parents caregiver for a few years now. So I must stay home. To care for them. So all my activities had stopped. I miss church so much. Then covid happened. Now I try my best to watch in line. But it’s not the same, my last word is. I’m so truly blessed . The Lord has sent to two of the most wonderful churches I’ve ever been too. By the way I now dress down for church 💒🙏😄
I spend 6 hours a day driving for my job. Back in March, had to turn radio off and my Wife and I quit watching TV news due to all the crap that was being spewed about virus and all the political hatred. Tried a few different podcasts and found Rick’s. First one I listened to sold me that he was the real deal! Turned my Wife on to him and we both faithfully listen to Saddleback and the Daily Hope podcasts!! I listen to 4-5 per day. I listen to them over and over. Has been LIFE CHANGING!!! I have renewed strength and conviction thanks to Pastor Rick’s full understanding of the Word. I have gone to Church my entire life(aged 64) and have NEVER had Scripture explained to me like this!!
THANK YOU, PASTOR RICK AND GOD BLESS YOU!
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