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Jesus’ Secrets of Resilience


Nobody experienced a greater amount of stress than Jesus Christ. And yet, when we look at his life, we see that he walked and he lived with amazing peacefulness. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren teaches about how we can watch Jesus’ example of endurance and learn his secrets of resilience.

How to Keep Your Tank Filled Instead of Running on Empty


Are you feeling drained? The feeling of emptiness is at an all-time high, and many of us are feeling empty and drained. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren describes the 10 reasons you might feel emotionally and spiritually drained, and then explains how Jesus is the solution to our emptiness.

How to Trust God When You Don’t Like the Changes in Your Life


There are seasons when change is so rapid and relentless that you just get tired of it. In this message, Pastor Rick shares five truths from the Bible on how to trust God when you’re going through changes that you don’t like. Learn how God can use unavoidable change for good as a test of faith to make you more like him.

How to Be Happy No Matter What Happens


Pain, pressure, people, and problems can kill your joy, but when you approach every situation with faith and not fear, God will be the ultimate source of your happiness. In this message, Pastor Rick shares four principles for being happy no matter what happens in your life. Learn how God can bring good out of anything, and how to stay focused on your purpose, and not problems.

Finding the Strength to Keep Going When I’m Emotionally Worn Out


When you’re emotionally worn out and are searching for strength, you need a strategy to recharge your spiritual and emotional battery. In this message, Pastor Rick shares four solutions from God’s Word about how to keep on going when you feel like giving up.

How to Earn the Respect of Others


Everybody needs to feel valued and appreciated. It’s essential to your emotional and spiritual health. But being respected doesn’t come naturally — it has to be earned. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our study through the Book of Nehemiah by describing how you can earn the respect of others, especially during times of conflict.

When You Feel Like Giving Up


Are you feeling discouraged lately? Discouragement is one of the primary reasons we feel tempted to give up on our God-given dreams. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren describes four things that typically discourage you, as well as God’s cures for your discouragement.

How to Handle Insults and Ridicule


If you’re going to build a better future, not everybody’s going to like it. In fact, one of the biggest ways God tests your character is through how you respond to critics. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren describes five ways people will try to stop you with ridicule, as well as five biblical ways to handle opposition.

How to Discern the Best Time to Make a Major Change


Timing affects everything you do in life. It can mean the difference between success and failure. And you can only serve God with the time that he gives you and the times he puts you in. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren walks through a six-step process you can take to discern if God is calling you to make a major change in your life.

Getting People to Work Together


God wired us to need each other — you can’t succeed on your own! Being able to work together with others is one of the most important skills you’ll ever develop. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren walks you through a biblical, 7-step process for getting people to work together in pursuit of a God-given dream.

Enlisting Support for Your Dream


What dreams are you dreaming today? Maybe it seems small and insignificant, or maybe it seems so out of reach that you feel discouraged. Or maybe you are currently running after that God-given dream of yours! In this message, Pastor Rick Warren shares about how you can enlist support for your dream and withstand opposition.

Making a Plan to Improve Your Life


Whether we like making plans or not, the truth is that it’s impossible to build a better life for ourselves without a plan. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren gives us Nehemiah’s seven-step planning model to partner with God as we make plans.

Withstanding the Winds of Life


Wind is one of the most powerful forces of nature. In fact, all throughout the Bible, God uses wind as a metaphor for the unexpected circumstances that show up in your life. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren describes four different kinds of wind — winds of change, opposition, temptation, and conflict — as well as what the Bible says about withstanding those winds.

Doing a ‘Reset’ for a Better Life


The world has changed dramatically in the last year. You have changed, too; you’ve developed some new patterns, some new habits. But instead of resuming the way you used to live, God is giving you an opportunity for a total reset. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren lays out four biblical steps for resetting your life and getting a fresh start.

Fearless Living


“Fear not” is the most-used command in the Bible. Why? Because fear is humanity’s most common problem. But Jesus offers you a way to live without fear. In this special Easter message, Pastor Rick Warren explains the benefits of the better life that’s offered in the miracle of Easter and Jesus’ resurrection.

Resuming Life After a Captivity


Captivity is the condition of having your freedom limited involuntarily. We could say that this past year, the COVID-19 global pandemic, was a year of captivity for all of us—but we’re now seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. In this special Palm Sunday message, Pastor Rick Warren teaches how we can resume life successfully and honor God as things begin opening up and our choices are restored.

What Seeds Will You Plant This Spring?


Many of Jesus’ parables have to do with the spiritual parallels to planting and farming. Whether you realize it or not, your life, your family, and even your career is like a spiritual garden. In this message, Pastor Rick shares the 10 laws of spiritual planting and shows us why we should be thinking about which “seeds” to plant in our lives this spring.

The Road to R.E.C.O.V.E.R.Y.


Did you know that God has a biblical plan to help you recover from your hurts, habits, and hangups? In this special message, Pastor Rick Warren honors the life of Pastor John Baker, who launched and led Celebrate Recovery® for 28 years, by showing how the Beatitudes of Jesus in Matthew chapter 5 provide a road to R.E.C.O.V.E.R.Y.

Maintaining Harmony in My Home, Small Group, and Church


During this pandemic, we’ve all been in containment. And when you’re contained, you’re more likely to blow up on the people around you. But having peaceful relationships is still possible with God’s help. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren shares four biblical principles for maintaining harmony in your home, small group, and church.

My Part in Fulfilling Christ’s Vision


Unity is the soul of God’s fellowship, the church. God doesn’t want you to merely tolerate other Christians; he wants you to be united with them. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our series on vision by providing four ways you can be an agent of unity in the church.

Christ’s Vision: A Unified Family


Before Jesus died on the cross, the last thing he prayed for was unity. More than anything else, he wanted his church to be unified in their love for him. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our series on vision by describing 12 biblical truths about God’s vision for unity in the church.

When You Need A Fresh Start


Do you ever feel like you need a fresh start? The good news is, God specializes in special chances, fresh starts, and new beginnings. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren describes God’s five-step process for giving you a fresh S.T.A.R.T.

How God Heals Broken Nations


The world gasped at what happened recently in Washington, D.C. These are difficult times, and many norms have been broken. What is it going to take to turn things around? How does God heal a broken nation? In this special message, Pastor Rick Warren walks us through the path and promise of God toward healing hearts, healing relationships, and healing nations.

Seeing Your Future With Faith, Not Fear


God has given you a life vision and a purpose. But you can’t fulfill that vision until you clearly see it. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren kicks off a series on the transforming power of vision by describing the consequences of an unclear vision and revealing the antidote to fear in pursuing the future God has planned for you.

The Light of Jesus for Your Darkest Days


How does the light of Jesus help you in your darkest days? We’ve experienced some very dark days in 2020, and so the good news of Christmas is needed like never before. In this special Christmas message, Pastor Rick Warren describes how Jesus’ light can illuminate, purify, heal, and grow you in this season and beyond.

A Thanksgiving Message to the Nation from Pastor Rick


Thanksgiving is not an easy holiday for many people. How are you supposed to be thankful this Thanksgiving? God tells us many times in the Bible that gratitude is the healthiest emotion. Watch this special Thanksgiving message with Pastor Rick Warren, as he encourages you with wisdom from the Bible about how to have a spirit of gratitude this year.

33. When Your Plan Doesn’t Match God’s Plan


We all experience disappointments in life. Have you ever noticed that God often has different ideas than you do about your life? In this message, Pastor Rick Warren offers seven principles from God’s Word for dealing with disappointment.

32. Having the Mind of Christ During an Election


How do you have the mind of Christ during an election? There is a BIG difference between the values and priorities of Jesus and the values and priorities of politics. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren speaks about four specific examples contrasting what the world says and what God’s Word says — what politics says is important and what Jesus says is important.

31. A Faith That Can Heal Illnesses


As followers of Jesus, we don’t only care about people’s spiritual needs — we care about their physical needs, as well. In fact, a major element of Jesus’ ministry on Earth was physical healing. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our study through the Book of James by explaining three mistaken views about physical healing and by describing how to pray for healing for yourself and others.

30. A Faith That Can Transform Weaknesses


Did you know that God can transform your weaknesses into strengths? Once you identify your weaknesses and discover how God wants to use them for his glory, he begins his process of transformation. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our study through the book of James by laying out God’s three-step process for transforming weaknesses.

29. A Faith Known for Integrity


When the non-Christians in your life hear the word “Christian,” what do they think? For many people, you might be the only Bible they ever read! That’s why your integrity as a Christian is incredibly important. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our study through the Book of James by offering four ways you can become known for your integrity.

28. A Faith That Helps Me See the Truth


Have you ever done something that you initially felt was right, but afterward, realized it was the wrong thing to do? That’s because not everything you think or feel is true. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our study through the book of James by showing how we can overcome our self-deception and blind spots by looking to God’s Word for the truth.

27. A Faith That Handles Wealth Wisely


During a crisis, how do you handle your money wisely? God cares about every area of your life, including your finances. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our study through the Book of James by offering three biblical ways to make, save, and use money wisely.

26. A Faith That Doesn’t Need to Hoard


What does God have to say about making money, using money, and investing money? In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our study through the Book of James by providing three biblical reasons for saving, rather than hoarding.

25. A Faith That Knows the End of the Story


How do you stay positive when there’s so much negative news going on in the world? If you’re a follower of Christ, you can remain hopeful because you know the end of the story! In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our study through the Book of James by providing six ways you can prepare for Jesus’ second coming.

24. A Faith That Passes the Tests of Life


These days are unlike any we’ve had in our lifetime. Churches, business, schools, families, and each of us as individuals are being tested. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our study through the book of James by giving you a Bible-based view of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as other tests, showing how God wants to help you pass the tests of life.

23. A Faith That Doesn’t Hold on to Hurt


It can be difficult to let go of bitterness, especially when we’ve been deeply hurt by someone. But bitterness is costly — it’s like drinking poison and hoping it will hurt the other person. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our study through the Book of James by pointing out seven very expensive costs to holding on to hurt.

22. A Faith That Reduces Quarreling


In times of stress and uncertainty, it’s not uncommon to find yourself quarreling — having verbal arguments — with the people you love. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our study through the Book of James by providing God’s wisdom on reducing the conflict in your life through addressing the conflict going on inside you.

21. A Faith for Facing an Uncertain Future


If there’s any single truth that this pandemic has reminded us of, it’s this: None of us know the future. And when you don’t know your future, it can lead to a lot of stress and anxiety. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our study through the Book of James by pointing to three common mistakes we make about the future, and the solution for each one.

20. A Faith That Keeps Me From Playing God in the Lives of Others


When we’re under long-term stress, it often brings out the worst in us. We can become irritable, touchy, rude, demanding, judgmental of others. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our study through the Book of James by examining why we are so quick to judge others and offering seven reminders to help us be less judgmental.

19. A Faith That Keeps Me Hopeful


We can handle an enormous amount of frustration, delays, and pain—as long as we have hope. But when hope is gone, we simply give up. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our study through the Book of James by providing seven reasons you can always have hope, based on the promises found in God’s Word.

18. A Faith That Makes Me More Merciful and Less Judgmental


If you’re serious about becoming like Jesus, then your life mission must be the same as his. Jesus didn’t save you to be a judge of other people but to lead them to God’s mercy. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our study through the Book of James and gives you several ways you can be less judgmental and more merciful to everyone.

17. A Faith That Helps Me Filter What I Say


What you say has the power to build a life or destroy it. You may think you are spiritual and not self-centered, but your words betray what’s in your heart. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our study through the Book of James and offers insight on how to filter what you say by trusting the Holy Spirit to guide your heart and manage your mouth.

16. Facing Darkness, Finding Hope


Many of us are walking through darkness right now, whether physically, spiritually, emotionally, relationally, or financially. If you’re feeling lost in the dark, more than anything, you need hope. In this message, Kay Warren shows how God is willing and able to give you hope as you face darkness in your life.

15. A Faith That Handles Delays Patiently


One of the most important lessons you can learn in life is how to wait patiently — especially during a season when you’re experiencing constant delays. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our study through the Book of James by offering biblical steps for learning to trust God and wait patiently on his timing.

14. A Faith That De-Escalates Conflict


Conflict is inevitable. Whether it’s with your spouse, kids, friends, or co-workers, you will always eventually find yourself in conflict with the other person. That’s why one of the most important life skills you can learn is how to de-escalate a conflict. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our study through the Book of James by providing 10 biblical steps for defusing a conflict.

13. A Faith That Plants Seeds Of Peace


In these tense days, the world desperately needs followers of Christ to be peacemakers. But how do we sow seeds of peace in the midst of chaos and confusion? In this message, Pastor Rick Warren shows how being a peacemaker begins with sowing peace in your relationships, and offers six biblical ways to do just that.

12. Real Faith Versus Fake Faith


Our culture today is overrun with fake products — they look like the real thing, but they’re cheap imitations. Fake may work fine in some areas of your life, but when it comes to your faith, fake simply doesn’t work. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren gives you five truths to test whether your faith is real, as well as two examples of real faith to encourage you in your relationship with God.

11. A Faith That Loves My Neighbor as Myself


In times of crisis, it can be tempting to look inward and focus on our own needs and our own problems. But several times in God’s Word, we are commanded to love our neighbors as ourselves. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren provides five practical ways you can love your neighbor as yourself during this pandemic.

10. A Faith That Shows Respect to Everyone


When we’re under stress or tension, we tend to be less tolerant of people’s differences. We’re more likely to fall into the temptation to be self-centered and prejudiced. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren points to four biblical reasons that God hates prejudice and the solution for rooting out the prejudice in your own life.

9. A Faith That Leads to Emotional Health: Part 2


If you want to be spiritually healthy, you need to be emotionally healthy. You can’t be spiritually mature if you’re emotionally immature. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our series through the book of James by providing 10 commandments for emotional health during a crisis.

8. A Faith That Leads to Emotional Health


If you want to be spiritually healthy, you need to be emotionally healthy. You can’t be spiritually mature if you’re emotionally immature. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our series through the book of James by providing 10 commandments for emotional health during a crisis.

7. A Faith That Stays Calm in a Crisis


Anger may be the most misunderstood and mismanaged emotion. Everyone experiences anger, but very few people know how to express their anger in a healthy or productive way. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our series through the book of James by offering six biblical steps toward managing your anger in a way that keeps you calm during any crisis.

6. A Faith That Anchors Me in Storms


You’re going to go through many different kinds of storms in your life — financial storms, health storms, relational storms. All of these storms can create instability and confusion. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our series through the book of James by giving you three ways you can anchor your life to the rock of God’s Word during any storm.

5. Expecting a Resurrection When Life Falls Apart


How does the resurrection of Jesus Christ help us get through all that we’re going through right now? In this special Easter message, Pastor Rick Warren walks you through the events of Jesus’ death and resurrection, showing how the miracle of Easter can take you from fear and pain, and from confusion and grief, to freedom and joy.

4. A Faith That Counters My Bad Habits


When you’re under stress, one of the things that can happen is you start looking for coping strategies to ease your anxiety. Unfortunately, many of those methods of coping end up making things worse. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our study of the book of James by offering nine “counter moves” for overcoming the bad habits that tempt you.

3. A Faith That Makes Tough Choices Easier


One of God’s greatest gifts to you is your ability to make decisions — your free will. But without God’s wisdom, making big choices is incredibly difficult. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our series, A Faith That Works When Life Doesn’t, by providing four ways that trusting God makes tough choices easier.

2. A Faith That Isn’t Troubled by Troubles


Did you know that God has a purpose for your problems? In fact, the first chapter of the book of James is all about how your faith can get you through your difficulties. In this message, Pastor Rick kicks off our series, A Faith That Works When Life Doesn’t, by offering four facts to remember about difficulties, as well as three purposes for problems and four healthy ways to respond to them.

1. A Faith The Walks Through the Valley of Virus


The COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis is unprecedented in our lifetime. With fear and panic being spread everywhere we look, it can be difficult to have hope. In this special message, Pastor Rick Warren offers 7 things you can remember, rely on, and do during this crisis to experience God’s hope and fight back against fear.