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See all individual, non-series sermons from 2017 below.
Delivered on 01/01/2017
It's always a good time for a fresh start, but first you need to know the one thing that will help everything else fall into place — your God-given purpose. Pastor Buddy Owens shares an inspiring message, teaching us how to discern God's will and stay focused on his goals us, drawing from God's Word.
Delivered on 01/22/2017
Want to live an extraordinary life? Turns out, what you accomplish isn't nearly as important as the quality of your relationships. In this message at Saddleback Church, Pastor Tom Holladay shares valuable insight on how to live your best life. You'll learn how to prioritize the right things and fill your life with what's most important — love — as Jesus taught in Mark 12:29-30.
Delivered on 03/11/2017
Tom Holladay interviews Lee Strobel a few weeks before the release of the movie based on Lee's life and his best-selling book, The Case For Christ. Lee shares about his conversion from atheism to Christianity and helps us to see through the eyes of a skeptic or atheist to better understand how we can share Christ with others who are far from God.
Delivered on 3/12/2017
Pastor Rick shares a heartfelt discussion with singer-songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman. They discuss the heartbreak of the loss of a child, and the hope that Jesus brings to the valleys that we face.
Delivered on 04/09/2017
Pastor Tom Holladay teaches on Palm Sunday, preparing us to share the joy of Easter with someone who may not know about the Good News. He looks at six things we learn about sharing our faith through Jesus's example in his conversation with the woman at the well in John 4. Pastor Tom also shares his personal testimony of the invitation extended to him when he was in high school that changed his life forever.
Delivered on 04/30/2017
Have you ever faced a problem in your life that seemed too big to overcome? Did you feel like you were destined to live with the outcome no matter how much you believed? The Bible tells us that faith can move mountains and that God faithfully keeps his promises. In this message Pastor Tom Holladay shares the importance of putting our faith in the promises of God and how to move mountains in our lives. Learn how to see with eyes of faith instead of eyes of fear by thinking big, starting small, and trusting God for miracles.
Delivered on 04/02/2017
When someone we love calls our name, we can automatically identify their voice, hear their tone, and picture their face, even if they're not standing in front of us. If you're longing for that same level of connection with God, this message is for you. Pastor Dudley Rutherford talks about encountering Jesus. His message on Nicodemus will teach you how to have an experience with God that will deepen your personal relationship with him.
Delivered on 05/28/2017
If you've ever filled your body or mind with wasteful things, you know the empty feeling that comes with those actions of regret. That's why the Bible tells us to be continually filled with good things and to live an anointed life filled with the Holy Spirit. In this message, Pastor Buddy Owens shares what it means to be filled with the Holy Spirit and how it reminds us of our constant need for reliance on God. You'll learn how a constant flow of the Spirit can prepare you for any challenge that comes your way.
Delivered on 09/10/2017
Have you ever felt pain and brokenness to the point that hope seemed far beyond reach? The Bible is full of men and women who experienced deep grief and soul-crushing despair. Even Jesus felt devastating sorrow. The good news is that God is in control of all the details. Kay Warren shares a powerful message on finding hope again, no matter how dark life seems. We learn how to lean on the Word as our survival tool, and why the only one who will bring us hope is God himself. Discover hope within reach!
Delivered on 08/13/2017
Do you want to heal from the hurts, habits, and hang-ups that mess up your life? Pastor Rick Warren shares about the connection between prayer and recovery, giving examples from the Bible of different kinds of recovery including grief, shock, and loss. Discover how prayer can bring about recovery, and the hope we have in serving a God that heals our past!
Delivered on 10/15/2017
Have you ever invested hours, or even days on a project that never panned out? Maybe you even threw in the towel on a failed repair job despite changing the batteries, reading the instructions, and getting a second opinion. Sometimes our prayer life can feel just like that—with a lot of time on our knees and nothing quite working. In this message, Pastor Tom Holladay teaches us about prayers that work and shares how to pray frequently, earnestly, and specifically. You’ll learn how to boldly ask God to act, and five directions for specific prayers. Discover how to align your prayers with God’s will, and pray with his ultimate plan in mind.
Delivered on 09/17/2017
Before Martin Luther started the Reformation in the church 500 years ago, he experienced a reformation in his life. His personal reformation changed the world. Yours can too. In this message at Saddleback Church, Pastor Tom Holladay and Pastor Buddy Owens share how to experience a personal reformation. Learn how this historic event marked the movement toward faith in Christ alone and how five Latin phrases from the Reformation still impact you today.
Delivered on 10/22/2017
Have you ever played a sport that required daily practice just to be part of the team? Maybe you’ve taken up a foreign language or a musical instrument that demanded time and energy to improve or become fluent. Just like any skill we want to master, our prayer life requires practice to develop a closer relationship with God. In this message, Pastor Buddy Owens teaches us the purpose, practice, and power of prayer and how it can bring about miraculous change. You’ll learn the reach and influence of your prayers, and how to practice through scheduled prayers and daily reminders. Discover how to pray effectively and be empowered through God’s Word.
Delivered on 09/03/17
Have you ever heard someone say “everything happens for a reason”? When we examine that notion from a Biblical perspective, we’re often directed to Romans 8:28, that “All things work together for good to those who love God.” Not only is this one of the most quoted verses in the Bible, but it’s also one of the most misunderstood. Bishop Dale Bronner, Pastor of Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral, shares the true meaning of Romans 8:28, helping us to understand the depth of this powerful verse, and how to find hope and goodness in difficult times.
Delivered on 12/09/2017
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. 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.
Delivered on 12/24/2017
Imagine looking into the night sky and seeing a star so bright it couldn’t be ignored. On Christmas, we celebrate Jesus — the one to whom that star pointed thousands of years ago, and the one to whom we lift our eyes. Pastor Rick looks at the first Christmas through the eyes of Mary, Joseph, the shepherds and the wise men, seeing how their feelings changed when their focus changed. This message of good news can have the same impact on us today, as we experience the gift that Jesus offers us at Christmas.