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.
Looking Back to Move Forward
One of the ways God shows us the areas in need of growth in our lives is through relationships. Relationships reveal certain habits that we have and force us to look back at why we have them. By looking back, we find pathways to new growth and discover new relational skills. This week, Milan and Kay Yerkovich share how they had to look back in order to grow, and the skills they learned as a result — skills that are necessary for healthy relationships.
Making the Hard Changes in Me
A life reset requires change. Identifying the areas in our life that need to change is one thing, but actually changing them is another. Especially the areas in our life that are resistant to change. This week, Pastor Rick takes a look at the areas of our life that seem to resist all efforts of change, and what God says it takes to change them.
Changing Always Starts With Choosing
The ability to make moral choices is one of the greatest gifts that God has given to each of us. In fact, our choices shape our lives far more than our circumstances do. This is especially true in the area of our minds. Choosing what we think about, how we think about it, and what we allow into our minds affects our lives daily. This week, Pastor Rick takes a look at the first step toward a life reset — choosing to change what we think about.
How to Prepare for a Life-Reset
Life is complicated, and there are so many things that require our attention. It’s easy to get overloaded and start to feel sluggish. It’s time to hit the reset button! However, there are a couple steps toward resetting our lives that have to take place before we begin the journey. This week, Pastor Rick shares four steps you can take to get ready for a reset.
What is Jesus Doing Now?
This weekend, on every continent on earth and in thousands of different languages, people are celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. But it doesn’t stop there — not only was Jesus resurrected, he is STILL alive! As Christians, we know this to be true, because we have had a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. This Easter weekend, instead of looking at what Jesus did, Pastor Rick is taking a look at what Jesus is currently doing in the world today.
Three Truths To Build Your Life On
I have listened for well over two years, Pastor Rick’s sermon “tones” has allowed my “trust” that God does & will ( though most of the time it’s in his timing not mine ) answer prayers to grow & mature. These sermons have given me a better understanding of what trust is — and using the book of James throughout the Pandemic ( for what 39 sermons ) was most enlightening as to how to live our/my life . . . even with the issues which we have been & continue to be faced with. “Trust” is a difficult concept to put your arms around let alone totally embrace when evolving God — something you “feel” and can’t touch physically. Pastor Rick takes God’s Word and makes applicable each week to life. MDH
I’ve yet to find a church like Saddleback!! We were members when we lived in Cali and are still looking for a home church in our new state, but during the pandemic.... we returned to listening to Pastor Rick and his words are the teachings we needed to hear. It’s like he’s speaking to us directly. Thank you Pastor for serving our Lord God so faithfully.
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 💒🙏😄