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See all individual, non-series sermons from 2018 below.
Delivered on 04/08/2018
Do you ever wonder about what’s next in your life? On Easter weekend, thousands of people walked through the door to salvation, and are now ready to take their next steps in following Christ. In this message, Pastor Tom Holladay shares about the three things Jesus’s disciples did after the resurrection. You’ll learn what it means to cast your net on the other side, feed his sheep, and follow him. Don’t miss this message on the resurrection of purpose and what steps you need to take to make Christ the center of your life.
Delivered on 04/29/2018
How you start your day will determine how you feel throughout the day. Too often, though, we have no margin in the morning — waking up to an alarm clock, checking our phones, rushing out the door, and sitting in traffic to get to work on time. In this message, Pastor Buddy Owens and Pastor Anthony Miller teach us how to enter the day calmly and with a quiet time with God. You’ll learn how to slow down, read God’s Word, and hear his voice. Find out the three ways God speaks to us, and how 15 minutes alone with God will help you relax, reflect, and respond in prayer.
Delivered on 05/06/2018
One of the greatest needs in our society is learning how to be content. In this message at Saddleback, Pastor Dave Page shares his personal definition of contentment as “margin for your soul.” You’ll learn the secret to being content and the three truths to finding satisfaction in your life. Don’t miss special insight from Pastor Mingo Palacios about the risks that come with comparing yourself to others. Discover how to put your hope in God, focus on what you have, and invest in what lasts forever.
Delivered on 05/13/2018
We all need space in our lives. In this message, Tommy and Amy Hilliker take a look at making space for what matters most — love. You’ll learn how to live a life of love, let God define what love is, and let love determine your priorities. Find out three things to practice in your daily life to get filled up so that you can overflow with love onto other people. This message teaches us how to practice presence over productivity and focus on people over technology. Discover how the starting place in living a life of love is being loved.
Delivered on 05/20/2018
Did you know that worry causes more stress in your life than too much work? In this message, Pastors Kurt Johnston and Santosh Swamidass share the downsides of allowing your mind to dwell on troubles. You’ll learn how worrying can shift your focus from faith to fear and weigh you down spiritually, emotionally, socially, and physically. Find out how to free yourself from the weight of worry by pinpointing your problem areas, casting your cares on Jesus, and walking in the peace that only God can provide. Discover how to trust Jesus to lighten your load.
Delivered on 02/04/2018
God’s Word, the Bible, is powerful. But if it’s so powerful, why do we often feel powerless in our lives? Why do we struggle to have faith? In this message, Pastor Buddy Owens shares how you can combine your faith with God’s promises. The moment we understand and accept God’s promises — as found in his Word — we can begin to experience his power in our lives. Learn how to discover new faith every day by allowing God’s Word to work in you and through you.
Delivered on 02/11/2018
Life can throw you into a tailspin — a lost job, a failed relationship, a struggling business, a financial mess. Where do you start? How do you begin again? Join us this weekend as Pastor Tom Holladay shares insight from his new book, Putting It Together Again When It's All Fallen Apart. You’ll hear how he experienced a catastrophe firsthand, and relied on the principles of Nehemiah to get back on his feet. Don’t miss this opportunity to find the direction you need to get rolling on that fresh start. Learn how to see every problem as an opportunity, face obstacles, and rebuild with confidence.
Delivered on 02/18/2018
The word “trajectory” is generally used in reference to the flight path of an object through space. But your personal trajectory is the path your life travels, which consists of defining moments in various stages. In this message, Pastor Steve Adams uses examples from the life of Joseph to teach us how defining moments worked together for good because of his love for and trust in God. You’ll learn how certain stages in life are God’s way of protecting you from further pain and can help strengthen your faith. Find out what to do when you’re in the “pit” of life, and how to rely on the promise of God to rescue you!
Delivered on 03/25/2018
In our series leading up to Easter, we’ve learned that choosing the right values will help you choose the right future. In this message at Saddleback Church, special guest Ed Stetzer teaches from the book of Matthew about seeing the blessing of the kingdom and how we can bless others. You’ll learn about the heart of Jesus and how to respond to others with Christlike compassion. Discover how to be used by God and the importance of being an ambassador of the kingdom this Easter!
Delivered on 05/27/2018
In this message, Pastors Tom Holladay and Sam Yoon share how to expect the best and plan for the worst through faith and wisdom. You’ll find out how God wants to bring victory and the four steps to get you there. Learn how to stop pretending to be God, to let him take control, to base your planning on his wisdom, and to believe that he is working for your best. Discover how to ask God to take burdens off your shoulders and trust that everything is in his hands!
Delivered on 10/07/2018
In a world full of distractions, what’s the one thing we need to fix our eyes on? What’s the one thing that, if we get it right, can make everything else fall into place? In this message, Pastor Daniel Fusco walks us through Matthew 22, when Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was. You’ll learn the three components of his answer: to live upward by loving God, to live inward by loving yourself, and to live outward by loving others. When we have a commitment to the Greatest Commandment, we will start to live great lives.
Delivered on 11/11/2018
Trusting God is easy when life is going well. But trusting God when you’re in trouble is an entirely different thing — especially when you don’t feel like you’ve done anything to deserve it. It’s in those times when our trust in God is put to the test. In this message, Pastor Buddy Owens teaches us how to cultivate a life of faith, even when going through times of adversity. When you’re going through a storm, God is not standing on the other side, waiting for you to figure things out on your own. He is walking through the storm with you. Your trouble is not the end of the story ... it’s the beginning of something beautiful.