Rick Warren | – Making Hard Changes with Rick Warren

[support us] — Seeing change and growth in our lives means a gradual process of becoming more and more like Jesus, and it isn’t always easy. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren will talk about the six elements that God uses to make us spiritually mature.

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  1. my name is joshua uphouse rick warren u did a great job put on a homosexuality and thank you for your support the bible says that homosexuailty is a powerful goverment that u are a good pastor well guess what u are on gay marriage a gay marriage is a scripture that kevin donnhue is on fox news so i argee amen

  2. Liarrrrrrrrrrr son of satannnnn you are going to burn in hell if you don’t repent from all your evils works and the way you DECEIVE all those your poor souls with your blindness!!!!!! How disgraceful you are son of Satan. Yes you find it hard because you are the son of Satan. Become the son of GOD and you’ll find the everlasting life and nothing you are going to be find hard. DONT LISTEN to him! He is a liar. Read the bible king James because the rest of the bibles all those wicked ppl has changed. So much I can tell you don’t listen to him. You can do everything through JESUS is power remember this. If you cried out to the lord with all your heart he will change in a second. He is the accuser look at him how speaks look at his life look at him how he lives…ect……. Do you think Jesus will do and will speak like him??????????????????????????????????

  3. You guys are so mean. Rick helps so many people around the world, including me. He is down to earth and honest in his teachings. He empowers us to become more Jesus-like, and we become closer to the Holy Spirit within us. Be kind to each other. Thank you, Pastor Rick.

  4. To all haters commenting below, stop criticizing the man of God. You are not the one who called him to ministry so why are you judging him. One thing you need to know is that salvation is personal, if you have nothing good to say just don't comment. Stop choking the word of God and cause people to have a doubtful heart. Don't just talk if you don't know what it is to be a pastor, mind your own business and let the man of God do his job.

  5. 99.99% truth mixed with .001% lie is not the TRUTH that will MAKE you Free. According to the Hebrew Scriptures not the English Bible. Many are called few are chosen to understand what you are about to read. Here is how subtle and crafty your adversary really is. Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtle and crafty than any beast of the field which Father YAHweh had made. And he said to the woman; Has YAHweh indeed said: You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
    God is only a misleading TITLE not a name! Proverbs 30:4 Who has ascended into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound up the waters in His garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His Name? And what is the Name of His Son? Tell me, if you know!
    "How can we know that Satan is the God of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4)?" Answer: The phrase “God of this world” (or “god of this age”) indicates that Satan is the major influence on the ideals, opinions, goals, hopes and views of the majority of people. His influence also encompasses the world’s philosophies, education, and commerce. The thoughts, ideas, speculations and ALL the religions of the world are under his control and have sprung from his lies and deceptions.
    Satan is also called the "prince of the power of the air" in Ephesians 2:2. He is the "ruler of this world" in YAHchanan (John) 12:31. These titles and many more signify Satan’s capabilities. To say, for example, that Satan is the "prince of the power of the air" is to signify that in some way he rules over the world and the people in it. This is not to say that he rules the world completely; Father YAHweh is still sovereign. But it does mean that Father YAHweh, in His infinite wisdom, has allowed Satan to operate in this world within the boundaries Father YAHweh has set for him. When the Scriptures says Satan has power over the world, we must remember that Father YAHweh has given him domain over "unbelievers". True believers that are called out of the STRONG DELUSION ( 2 Thess. 2:1-11 ) are no longer under the rule of Satan the father of lies YAHchanan ( John ) 8:44 ) (Colossians 1:13). ALL unbelievers, on the other hand, are caught "in the snare of the devil" (2 Timothy 2:26), and lie in and under the control of "power of the evil one" (1 YAHchanan (John 5:19), and are in bondage to Satan (Ephesians 2:2). 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 tells us Satan has a STRONG DELUSION for those who love lies more than the TRUTH, so Father YAHweh allows Satan to deceive those people with a religious delusion. They really believe the religion they joined or that they are a part of is the right "religion". That is a very subtle way to deceive. ( Genesis 3:1-5 ) So, when the Scriptures says that Satan is the "God of this world," it is not saying that he has ultimate authority. It is conveying the idea that Satan rules over the unbelieving world in a specific way.
    In 2 Corinthians 4:4, the unbeliever follows Satan's agenda: "The God of this world has blinded the minds of ALL unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the message of the glory of Father YAHweh's resurrected Son and our Messiah." Satan's scheme includes promoting false philosophies in the world—philosophies that blind the unbeliever to the truth of the message. ( 2 Cor. 5:18-21 ) Satan’s philosophies are the fortresses in which people are imprisoned, and they must be set free by Father YAHweh's Son YAHWEHSHUA the resurrected Hebrew Messiah.
    An example of one such false philosophy is the belief that man can earn Father YAHweh's mercy by a certain act or acts. In almost every false religion, meriting Father YAHweh’s mercy or earning eternal life is a predominant theme. Earning salvation by works, however, is contrary to the revelation found in the Hebrew Scriptures. Man cannot work to earn Father YAHweh's mercy; eternal life is a free gift (see Ephesians 2:8-9). And that free gift is available through Father YAHweh's Son and Him ALONE ! YAHchanana (John) 3:16; 14:6). You may ask why mankind does not simply receive the free gift of salvation (John 1:12). The answer is that Satan—the God of this world—has tempted mankind to follow his PRIDE instead. Satan sets the agenda, ALL the unbelieving world follows, and mankind continues to be deceived. It is no wonder that Scripture calls Satan a liar (John 8:44) And the father of ALL lies? Satan the God of this world has deceived man with the many man made religions based on the traditions of men, religious men love lies more than the TRUTH. Every church house is built to worship the very being that has deceived them. That is how subtle your adversary is, you don't know what you are worshiping. You miss the warning back in Genesis 3:1-5 and you do not believe Revelation 12:9 or 2 Corinthians 4:4. Most folks will die trusting that God will save them. WAKE UP. Acts 4:12 really does mean what it says. Acts 4: 11-12
    11 This is the stone which was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the Head stone of the corner,
    12 Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is NO OTHER NAME under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. There was no one name jesus living in the first century.


  6. Thank you Rick, I was feeling left out and alone, hurting others in the process. But this has woken me up and thank God spoke through you to me realizing..I am loved and lead by Jesus and his power through his love, that are not like the world wants to be but the glory and power of God who watches us with love. Thank you. God bless. NZ Wellington Porirua loves you

  7. Rick Warren is into holding hands with every religion, calling them all equal. As Christians we are called to be separate [holy] unto Christ Jesus. We worship the one true Almighty Creator of heaven and earth…..not allah, not isa, or anything or anyone else. We never compromise our faith.

  8. Hello Pastor Warren, I have recently discovered your channel and am LOVING IT! I did have a question: Do you have a link on your website to your message notes? I have been unable to find them when searching there. I suppose I should send a direct message from your site but hopefully you will be able to answer me here first. If not, I will send a message from your contacts page.. Thanks for your INCREDIBLE LESSONS, I'm really getting a lot from them and look forward to many more! May God bless you and your family and may He continue to bless your ministry..Much love!

  9. @Lauren, God bless you! I have respect for all humans and the ones who teach the word. But, right now you are acting like the devil by saying things based on some else’s beliefs. Please be respectful and keep your opinions to your self. Don’t be that person. Thank you and god bless

  10. Have been listening to Rick's sermons for few times now. And I can say, the sermons have helped to gradually get myself up again. I am slowly fighting away my fleshly desires to have this real change in me. Thankyou for continuosly sharing the wonderful and simplified practical mesages of God.

  11. Hei Pastor Rick Warren , i used to follow your program in You tube .
    i am starting come up slowly from my very frustrated ,discouraged , hopeless life .
    i loss my jobb , i loss my licence i loss my benefits to be pensionist , i loss respect people fom my jobb
    What i have now is Life . Bible reading ,family friends and little money from support from the goverment .
    God bless , more power .

  12. I’m going through a separation at the moment. My wife of twenty years decided she doesn’t want to be with me any longer. We have two young children together. I tried my best telling her I still love her and we can work past this. She’s adamant, she wants her freedom. Truly heartbreaking especially because it was so sudden, I didn’t see it coming. We had problems sure but I always thought we had a strong foundation of love. Even when we got married she always knew that I don’t believe in divorce. Guess she had a different belief. Anyways, about two months ago I was led here to Rick Warren’s videos. A great understanding of the bible and Jesus Christ. Thank you for your sermons as they’re helping me in my sorrowful breakup.

  13. Thank you for this message! I needed it desperately. Asking for everyone to please pray for my son. He's got a Kidney Stone that needs to pass. He's in a lot of pain. Thank you in advance.

  14. This info has nothing to do with Saddle back church , People who want to find a Church , Temple or Kingdomhall to worship in , be careful when you thin you've found one pay attention to the people there , the Bible says " Few will enter the kingdom of God" that means even in a place of worship ! There are many in churches that will not enter or Bible students as well ! If you hate your brother because he's of a different race then you , you are listening to devil doctrine from hell bound men ! You are not suppose to hate anyone ! Jesus didn't hate anyone ! I have been to different places of worship and i have found few "understanding Christians " yes few ! Mature Christians ! Caring Christians , most are there just to try and save themselves and that is it ! There's no love in them you will know them by there fruit , says the Bible (GOD !) The devil has most of the people of the world in his hands ! It's the churches and Temples and other places of worship that he works in the most ! He's after the people who are trying to make it to the promised land ! He already has the people of the world ! They don't care about God , their religion is this " Oh yea i believe in God " and that is exactly how far their religion go's , like most so-called born again people. They kneeled down one time went thru the motions and now the have a license to sin because they went thru the easy motions , this is just the begining of a tough life were you have to live like Christ and it's not easy , because you will be tempted every day by your weaknesses ! And again it's not about going thru the motions but by living it ! And we all fall , but we need to make a change and get back up again , don't point your finger at other peoples sins but feel sorry for their salvation and help them if you can , just like you would like someone to confide in also ! What most Christians need to do is reach out and talk to each other !!!!!!! Guide each other support each other ! before it's too late , don't be silent , talk , help and advise each other , strengthen each other ! Don't hold back , your salvation is at stake !!!!!

  15. True Christians need to reach out " Now more then ever " before the end comes , we are very near , Jesus gave us warnings and we are seeing them right now !!! We need to reach out to the people in our Churches who need help first then to non- believers ! But start in your home base ( place of worship) , there are many Christians suffering all sorts of different problems and need support , support that will strengthen them , if your own brothers and sisters in your own Church start falling away. Then what good are you ( you are there for yourself only then) I went to a fallen church ( The church of christ , on March lane , between Royal lane and Walnut hill lane ) in Dallas tx. I saw people in that church that were hurting and even crying and no one was there for them !!!!!!!! I myself was chased away by so-called born again people. A black friend was also chased away from that Godless church ! Know all the people in your church " Not just the one's you like , then what type of Christian are you . association !!!!!! "not , i am an island !!!!!! If you claim to be Christian and don't even start helping the people in your church , then just stay home and read and study there , by your self ! I do it , but becuase i was chased away by so-called christians ! What type of church chases people away ?????? Not Jesus's church , but a church w/ the devil inside !!!!!

  16. I wish we had had a SaddleBack church in Holland. Berlin in 6,5 hours away. I love the videos of SaddleBack especiall from Rick. A bit a fun but full of eye-openers. And that group-idea sounds very healthy. I am Christian for less than a year. I need to start looking for a church…

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