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Everyone loves a good comeback story. But without a setback those comebacks wouldn’t be possible. Because we live in a broken world, you will experience problems, trials, difficulties, losses, or failures. You might be in the middle of a setback right now. In this series, you’ll learn how God has helped people in the past overcome setbacks and set you on a course to achieve your comeback.
Delivered on 08/11/2018
Part 1 of the series How God Turns Setbacks into Comebacks
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.
Delivered on 08/04/2018
Part 2 of the series How God Turns Setbacks into Comebacks
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.
Delivered on 08/11/2018
Part 3 of the series How God Turns Setbacks into Comebacks
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!
Delivered on 08/19/2018
Part 4 of the series How God Turns Setbacks into Comebacks
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.
Delivered on 08/25/2018
Part 5 of the series How God Turns Setbacks into Comebacks
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.
Delivered on 09/01/2018
Part 6 of the series How God Turns Setbacks into Comebacks
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.
Delivered on 09/08/2018
Part 7 of the series How God Turns Setbacks into Comebacks
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. This encouraging message will help you lean on God’s help in every challenge that comes your way!
Delivered on 09/15/2018
Part 8 of the series How God Turns Setbacks into Comebacks
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.
Delivered on 09/23/2018
Part 9 of the series How God Turns Setbacks into Comebacks
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.
Delivered on 09/29/2018
Part 10 of the series How God Turns Setbacks into Comebacks
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.