Why God Made You!
Delivered on 02/08/2015
Part 1 of the series Welcome Home - If I Could Only Teach You One Thing
Pastor Rick shares the most important sermon he’s taught in his thirty-five years at Saddleback Church. Why God Made You is Pastor Rick’s life message, the reason Saddleback Church was started and the basis for The Purpose Driven Life book, read by over 70,000,000 people worldwide. Taught most recently on Easter of 2005, over 4,000 people committed their lives to Christ for the first time in response to this message.
How to Hear God's Voice
Delivered on 02/15/15
Part 2 of the series Welcome Home - If I Could Only Teach You One Thing
Pastor Mike Howerton returns to Saddleback Church to teach us how to attune ourselves to hear God’s voice, using the example of Jonah and the whale. Mike served as Saddleback’s college pastor for six years, leading that ministry through explosive growth. He is now Lead Pastor at Overlake Christian Church in Washington.
Seizing Spiritual Opportunities
Delivered on 02/22/15
Part 3 of the series Welcome Home - If I Could Only Teach You One Thing
Lee Strobel, atheist-turned-Christian, former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune, and best-selling author of more than twenty books is best known for his compelling teaching about the Christian faith that engages both seekers and believers alike. In this message he looks at the Sermon on the Mount, teaching us how to live in a way that makes people thirst for God, and how to shine God’s grace and compassion into the darkness.
Walking With God For Life
Delivered on 03/01/2015
Part 4 of the series Welcome Home - If I Could Only Teach You One Thing
Back in high school, Pastor Rick made the decision to enter into ministry while working as a summer camp lifeguard. The following year, while serving on an evangelism team, he met Steve Williams. Together, the two led weekend youth revivals, with Steve doing the teaching and Pastor Rick heading up the music. That was the beginning of a life-long friendship that brought Steve to Saddleback in the early years of the church to serve as the very first staff member. Today, Steve is the founding pastor of NorthPointe Community Church in Fresno, California - a purpose driven church that has grown to several thousand people since its inception. Pastor Williams teaches five things God wants us to step up to in order to have a closer walk with him for life!
Run Don't Walk or Walk Don't Run
Delivered on 03/08/15
Part 5 of the series Welcome Home: If I Could Only Teach You One Thing
In 1992, a 28-year-old youth pastor joined the Saddleback staff with a desire to love God, love others, and help build our church. For 18 years, he did just that and so much more. Doug Fields’ casual teaching style, practical ideas, and perfect comedic timing endeared him to our entire church family, and he led the youth ministry to unprecedented growth. In this message Pastor Fields uses Matthew 11:28-30 to teach us how to slow down – instead of running through life at a pace that hurts the relationships that matter most in our lives, to walk with Jesus, taking time to really love as he taught us to do in his life on earth.
How to Lead the Most Difficult Person You Know
Delivered on 03/15/2015
Part 6 of the series Welcome Home: If I Could Only Teach You One Thing
Lance Witt, one of Saddleback's most beloved former pastors, shares an inspiring message on what it looks like to lead yourself well by practicing what he calls the four pillars of a healthy soul. During his six years on staff, Lance was an executive and teaching pastor who helped develop and lead the 40 Days of Purpose and 40 Days of Community campaigns.