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Saddleback Church Weekend Messages

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Welcome to Saddleback! Here you will find the audio version of the messages from the weekend services at Saddleback, taught by Pastor Rick Warren and other Saddleback teaching pastors. We hope you enjoy the service and are encouraged by the message from God’s Word.

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Welcome to Saddleback! Here you will find the audio version of the messages from the weekend services at Saddleback, taught by Pastor Rick Warren and other Saddleback teaching pastors. We hope you enjoy the service and are encouraged by the message from God’s Word.

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I love pastor Rick! So full of practical amazing wisdom from God!

Relevant and Biblical

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Rick is great at helping us see the practical relevance of the Bible for everyday life.

iTunes Ratings

460 Ratings
Average Ratings
397
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24
10
7

Blessing 🙏🏼

By Vpowerzzz - May 06 2019
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I love pastor Rick! So full of practical amazing wisdom from God!

Relevant and Biblical

By Dwoooooo - Feb 13 2019
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Rick is great at helping us see the practical relevance of the Bible for everyday life.
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Saddleback Church Weekend Messages

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Welcome to Saddleback! Here you will find the audio version of the messages from the weekend services at Saddleback, taught by Pastor Rick Warren and other Saddleback teaching pastors. We hope you enjoy the service and are encouraged by the message from God’s Word.

Rank #1: Choosing to Manage My Mind

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Have you ever noticed that your mind doesn’t want to obey you? That’s why it’s important to learn how to manage your mind. Because our thoughts control our life, our mind is a battleground for sin, but it’s also the key to peace and happiness. In this message, you’ll learn about three choices you must make every day for a healthy mind.

Mar 03 2019

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Rank #2: What To Do When It Feels Hopeless

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Have you ever felt like you were being swallowed up by worry, depression, guilt, or other negative feelings? When Jonah found himself literally swallowed up, he turned to God for help. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren will give you seven lessons you can learn from Jonah chapter 2, and how you can find hope and freedom during a situation that feels hopeless.

Nov 17 2019

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Rank #3: When God Says "No"

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There’s no such thing as an unanswered prayer. God answers every prayer with “Yes,” “Wait,” or “No.” The last response is always the most difficult one to receive, and can be flat-out heartbreaking. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren teaches us three reasons God says, “No.” You’ll learn how God’s answer is his way of protecting you, helping you grow spiritually, and teaching you his perspective, plan, and purpose for your life. Discover how to trust that God does everything—even saying, “No”—out of goodness and love. Don’t miss Part 7 of 40 Days of Prayer.

Nov 26 2017

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Rank #4: God's Mercy & My Failures

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Because we’re imperfect people that live in an imperfect world, we all experience failure in life. The night Jesus was arrested, two of his best friends had massive failures: Judas betrayed Jesus, and Peter denied him three times. In this message at Saddleback Church, Pastor Rick Warren looks at how God’s mercy helps us overcome and move through our failures. He examines the differing responses between Peter and Judas to failure. You will discover the answer to three key questions: What causes personal failure? What should I do when I fail? And what does Jesus do when I fail?

Apr 10 2016

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Rank #5: Making Hard Changes In Me

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If someone asked you what your biggest problem in life was, you’d probably answer with something like, “Well, I’ve got relationship problems," or, “I’m under a lot of financial stress.” But what if your biggest problem … was you?

Apr 28 2019

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Rank #6: When Your World Is Shaken Up

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Jul 24 2016

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Rank #7: When You Feel Like Giving Up

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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.

Sep 02 2018

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Rank #8: When A Setback Fills You With Fear

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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.

Sep 16 2018

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Rank #9: Why You Need To Think About What You Think About

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Your mind is the greatest asset you’ve been given by God. You may not be able to control your life, but you can control your thoughts, and your thoughts have the power to shape the kind of life you’ll live. In this message, Pastor Rick will teach on nine truths about rethinking the way you think.

Feb 03 2019

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Rank #10: What To Remember When Things Don’t Go Your Way

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No matter your age, you’ve probably realized by now that most things in life don’t go your way. When things didn’t go Jonah’s way, he grew resentful toward God. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren will take you through some of the mistakes that Jonah made while trying to live out his life mission. Then, he’ll give you four important truths to remember when your life doesn’t go according to plan.

Dec 01 2019

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Rank #11: Heroic Singleness

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Have you ever been given a gift that came with a tremendous amount of responsibility? Maybe it was a financial inheritance, the birth of a child, or your salvation in Christ — these are all gifts that must be carefully managed in order to fully mature. In this message at Saddleback Church, Pastor Jonathan "JP" Pokluda shares how the gift of singleness can be used to carry out good works and build God’s kingdom. In Part 2 of our series, Everyday Heroes, you’ll learn how singleness teaches us about the supremacy and sufficiency of Jesus and how to view it as a gift from God.

Jun 24 2017

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Rank #12: Live For What Really Matters

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Aug 27 2017

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Rank #13: The Secrets Of A Productive Life

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There’s a universal desire for productivity — to live a life that counts and matters. The Bible calls this stewardship and fruitfulness. In this message, Pastor Rick wraps up our series, Living with Margin, and shares the four secrets of a productive life. You’ll learn how God measures productivity and how to bear fruit that honors him. Find out how to cultivate deep roots, eliminate weeds in your life, cooperate with God’s pruning, and wait for a harvest. Discover why it’s not about how much you get done, but to whom you give the glory that counts!

Jun 03 2018

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Rank #14: There's No Recovery Without Prayer

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"Have you ever experienced the weight of something so heavy in your life that you felt there was no way to get out from under it? The good news is that God wants to help you heal from the hurts, habits, and hang-ups that mess up your life. In fact, we can recover from all types of pain—including grief, shock, and loss—all through the power of prayer. In this message at Saddleback Church, Pastor Rick Warren shares examples from the Bible of differents kinds of recovery and how prayer can bring about healing. You’ll learn how prayer can help us recover from problems, emotions, doubts, and failures, to see things clearly, and help bring recovery to others.
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Aug 13 2017

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Rank #15: God Can Use Anybody!

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The greatest joy on earth is the feeling of being used by God for a purpose greater than yourself. No other experience in your life even comes close to this feeling. Your life is more important than simply growing up, getting a job, retiring, and then dying. You were shaped to serve God, and when you understand that, you find fulfillment and come alive. In this message from Saddleback Church, Pastor Rick Warren continues The Miracle of Mercy with his message, God Can Use Anybody. You will learn that in spite of your weakness or past mistakes, God can use you to fulfill his purposes.

Apr 03 2016

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Rank #16: A Faith That Walks Through the Valley of Virus

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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 10 things you can remember, rely on, and do during this crisis to experience God’s hope and fight back against fear.

Mar 15 2020

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Rank #17: The Two Key Ingredients for Successful Relationships

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How do we solve relationship conflict when the issue that started the fight is no longer the issue? Decades of studying male and female responses to conflict have shed light on two crucial factors that allow men and women communicate better: love and respect. In this message at Saddleback Church, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, best-selling author and speaker, shares his experience and wisdom on how to break down communication barriers in relationships. You’ll understand how love and respect are the keys to communicating more effectively and resolving conflict with others.

May 29 2016

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Rank #18: Being Patient Like God

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God wants us to love him and others. He shows us unending patience, helping us grow and learn along the way. It feels comforting to think of all the ways God has shown patience to each one of us. Now he wants us to reflect that patience to others. In this message at Saddleback Church, Johnnie Moore will share what the Bible teaches about God’s patience and how you can show patience to people close to you.

May 22 2016

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Rank #19: Finding Everyday Strength

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Between juggling work, family, and everyday obligations, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and defeated at times. That’s why the Bible tells us to find strength in the Lord and not in ourselves. In this message at Saddleback Church, Pastor Tom Holladay shares five things you can do to find everyday strength. You’ll learn what it takes to be a strong person through healthy motives, dependence on others, discipling your desires, trusting in God, and never giving up. Discover how to become an everyday hero by finding strength through sacrifice.

Jul 23 2017

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Rank #20: A Beginners Guide To Prayer

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From Cinderella to Aladdin, these fairytale stories are based on characters whose lives are changed with the granting of a wish. When it comes to prayer, we often treat it like a magical wand that we wave at God when we want our dreams to come true. But the Bible teaches us that prayer is a relationship with God, and not an enchanted tool. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren shares the four foundational truths of prayer and how to connect with God in conversation. You’ll learn the importance of talking to him about everything in simple and sincere ways. Find out how prayer will draw you closer to God and why answered prayers are his gift of grace.

Oct 01 2017

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Facing Darkness, Finding Hope

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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.

Jul 12 2020

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How To Pray When You Haven’t Got A Prayer

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When you’re going through a time of turmoil and crisis, where can you turn? How are you supposed to keep following Jesus when you can’t see the next step in front of you? In this message, Pastor Buddy Owens turns to Psalm 77 as an example of how to pray when you’re going through a season of darkness and confusion.

Jul 05 2020

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A Faith That Handles Delays Patiently

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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.

Jun 27 2020

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A Faith That De-Escalates Conflict

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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.

Jun 21 2020

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Dealing With Grief

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When you experience a loss in your life, the most natural response is grief. Right now, you might be grieving your own loss or the pain or loss of someone else. In this message, Pastor Tom Holladay shows you what the Bible says about grieving, describing how to grieve in a way that brings hope and healing.

Jun 14 2020

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A Faith That Plants Seeds Of Peace

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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.

Jun 07 2020

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Real Faith Versus Fake Faith

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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.

May 31 2020

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A Faith That Loves My Neighbor As Myself

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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.

May 24 2020

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A Faith That Shows Respect To Everyone

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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.

May 17 2020

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A Faith That Leads To Emotional Health: Part 2

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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.

May 10 2020

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A Faith That Leads To Emotional Health: Part 1

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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.

May 03 2020

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A Faith That Stays Calm In A Crisis

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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.

Apr 26 2020

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A Faith That Anchors Me In Storms

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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.

Apr 19 2020

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Expecting A Resurrection When Life Falls Apart

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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.

Apr 12 2020

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A Faith That Counters My Bad Habits

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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.

Apr 05 2020

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A Faith That Makes Tough Choices Easier

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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.

Mar 29 2020

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A Faith That Isn’t Troubled by Troubles

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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.

Mar 22 2020

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A Faith That Walks Through the Valley of Virus

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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 10 things you can remember, rely on, and do during this crisis to experience God’s hope and fight back against fear.

Mar 15 2020

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The Testing Of A Dream

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You don’t have to come up with a plan for your life, because God already has a plan for your life. But God doesn’t just give a dream — he always follows it up with a test. In this message, Chad Veach will walk you through four kinds of tests that God gives to prepare you for your dream.

Mar 08 2020

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The Struggle Behind Every Dream

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A lot of people have dreams for their future, but they never do anything about their dreams. Why is that? In this message, Pastor Rick Warren continues our spiritual growth campaign, Time to Dream, by talking about “the struggle” — four phases God takes us through to get us ready for his dream.

Mar 01 2020

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iTunes Ratings

460 Ratings
Average Ratings
397
22
24
10
7

Blessing 🙏🏼

By Vpowerzzz - May 06 2019
Read more
I love pastor Rick! So full of practical amazing wisdom from God!

Relevant and Biblical

By Dwoooooo - Feb 13 2019
Read more
Rick is great at helping us see the practical relevance of the Bible for everyday life.