Rick Warren

  • Rick Warren: The Difference Between Real Faith and Fake Faith

    Rick Warren: The Difference Between Real Faith and Fake Faith

    If 2020 has taught us anything about faith, it’s that fake faith isn’t enough. Our culture is literally overrun with fake products. You can get fake versions of just about everything at a cheaper price than the originals. I fly through many international airports, and in many countries, you can buy a fake $15,000 watch

  • Rick Warren: The Most Important Habit to Maintain Your Spiritual Fitness

    Rick Warren: The Most Important Habit to Maintain Your Spiritual Fitness

    “Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come” (1 Tim. 4:8, NLT). At Saddleback Church, we’ve been teaching about how loving others the way God wants requires developing habits that keep you physically, emotionally and spiritually renewed. The Bible says real

  • Why Your Ministry Matters to God

    Why Your Ministry Matters to God

    Your ministry matters to God. You matter to God. Pastor, I don’t know what you’re dealing with at your church today. I don’t know what challenges you see over the horizon, but I know you have a significant ministry. God has a purpose for you at the church where you serve. You are not at

  • Why Leaders Need to Constantly Pray for These 3 Things

    Why Leaders Need to Constantly Pray for These 3 Things

    First Chronicles begins with lists that include more than 600 names, yet Jabez stands out because he prayed and God granted his request. Don’t you want to pray the kind of prayers God answers? Jabez’s prayer was simple: “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and

  • Rick Warren: How Holy Spirit Can Keep You in His Perfect Will

    Rick Warren: How Holy Spirit Can Keep You in His Perfect Will

    “He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake” (Ps. 23:3b). Life is composed of starts and stops. When I took a couple guys from our staff for a hike one day, I noticed we had both starts and stops along the way. We stopped to look at something on the side of

  • Rick Warren: Discover God’s Secret for Stress-Free Living

    Rick Warren: Discover God’s Secret for Stress-Free Living

    “If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand” (Phil. 4:7a, TLB). Americans are more stressed than ever. A 2017 American Psychological Association “Stress in America Survey” showed that those polled were more stressed about the country’s future than at any time in the

  • Rick Warren: 4 Biblical Ways God Answers Your Prayers

    Rick Warren: 4 Biblical Ways God Answers Your Prayers

    “You fathers—if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead? Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion? Of course not! So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy

  • Who Will Be in Heaven Because of You?

    Who Will Be in Heaven Because of You?

    The Bible says in Acts 20:24 (NCV), “The most important thing is that I complete my mission, the work that the Lord Jesus gave me—to tell people the Good News about God’s grace.” Notice it doesn’t say the most important thing in life is to get married, fund your retirement, travel a lot, become famous

  • Jesus Can Restore You After You Sin—Here’s How

    Jesus Can Restore You After You Sin—Here’s How

    “If you return to me, I will restore you so you can continue to serve me” (Jer. 15:19b, NLT). When you become a believer in Christ, you are born again into God’s family, and you cannot be unborn. Although the fellowship with God can be damaged by sin, the relationship is still there. You’re only

  • The Real Reason God Wants You to Take Care of Your Body

    The Real Reason God Wants You to Take Care of Your Body

    “What? Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God, and that you are not your own? You were bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s” (1 Cor. 6:19-20). Have

  • Lessons From Noah on How to Hear God’s Voice

    Lessons From Noah on How to Hear God’s Voice

    “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Prov. 1:7). Have you noticed that the moment you establish a goal in your life, you start hearing people say, “Who do you think you are” or “It can’t be done” or “Forget about it”? The antidote to the

  • Rick Warren: How to Get a Fresh Start After Sexual Sin

    Rick Warren: How to Get a Fresh Start After Sexual Sin

    “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). God’s standards never change. Premarital sex is unacceptable. It always has been. It always will be. Living together without getting married is unacceptable to God. It always has been. It always

  • Rick Warren: How to Think Before You Speak in Anger

    Rick Warren: How to Think Before You Speak in Anger

    “Stupid people express their anger openly, but sensible people are patient and hold it back” (Prov. 29:11, GNT). Anger confounds many people in our world today. We simply don’t know how to handle our anger like we have in the past. One of the Bible’s simplest yet most profound answers for our anger comes in

  • 3 Things That Happen When You Receive Your Genesis 32 Blessing

    3 Things That Happen When You Receive Your Genesis 32 Blessing

    “Then the man said, “Your name will no more be called Jacob, but Israel. For you have fought with God and with men, and have prevailed” (Gen. 32:28). You don’t have to stay the same. In conversion, we’re given a new identity. Look at Jacob in the book of Genesis. Once Jacob confesses his manipulative

  • Rick Warren: One Thing You Absolutely Cannot Do Without the Holy Spirit

    Rick Warren: One Thing You Absolutely Cannot Do Without the Holy Spirit

    “Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God — truly

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