DIVING DEEPER

Welcome to the Diving Deeper area where you can learn more about Evangelism.

Evangelism is sharing the priceless gift of God’s grace and forgiveness so others can have a relationship with Jesus now, and in Heaven. Why would you ever hold back this incredible gift?

Refer back to this page for sermons and resources that can further develop your life long journey through Evangelism.

AUDIO SERMONS BY PASTOR RICK
    1. Do you think you chose God? The reality is God chose you! Join Pastor Rick as he discusses how you were made for a mission.
    1. Does fear stop you from sharing the Good News of Christ? Listen as Pastor Rick breaks down the benefits of fulfilling your life mission, and gives us tools for successfully sharing Jesus with our families and friends.
    1. What is an ambassador? Usually an ambassador is a person sent out on a mission to build relationships. Pastor Rick teaches us how we are ambassadors for God’s Kingdom and why that is so important.
    1. If you could rate your passion for God on a scale of 1 through 10, what would your number be today? Learn how to avoid ‘passion killers’ and seek God with fervor.
    1. By now you know you were intentionally created and gifted by God to be uniquely you. Join Pastor Rick as he asks, “Will my life be about comfort or will my life be about character? What will be the character of my life?”
    1. Do you ever wish you had what someone else has? Do you ever wish God had made you like someone else? Pastor Rick teaches us the antidote for envy.
    1. We all fear rejection. Listen as Pastor Rick explains what fear of rejection does to us and then shows us how to overcome it.
MINISTRY IDEAS & OPPORTUNITIES

At Saddleback Church


  1. Attend PEACE Skills training
  2. Join an HIV & AIDS care group
  3. Take the first step in any of the letters of PEACE through one of the PEACE Initiatives
  4. Sign up to take a trip to assist our Saddleback church plant in one of the 12 cities
  5. Financially sponsor a family who has taken in an orphan through the SVCC Orphan Care Initiative

In Your Community


  1. Join www.thepeaceplan.com and engage in online training or community works
  2. Hold a training event or community outreach for any initiative under a letter of PEACE
  3. Pray for the remaining unengaged people groups around the world
  4. Attend a Muslim service at a Mosque
  5. Mentor an immigrant in English (ESL)

“Reliable friends who do what they say are like cool drinks in sweltering heat — refreshing!” (Proverbs 25:13 MSG)

The more people trust you, the happier you’re going to be. If people don’t trust you, you’re going to live a pretty miserable life.

If you want to be happy, you’ve got to become somebody that people trust.

Paul uses Timothy as an example of this: “You know the kind of person Timothy is. You know he has served with me in telling the Good News, as a son serves his father” (Philippians 2:22 NCV). 

Paul had seen Timothy in action, in all kinds of circumstances, and he considered him genuine, trustworthy, and reliable. God’s Word translation says, “You know what kind of person Timothy proved to be.” Do people know what kind of person you really are? Have you been proven trustworthy like Timothy?

Any time you go to a bank for a loan, they’re going to do a credit check. They want to know if you’re worthy of being trusted with credit. Do you pay your bills on time? Do you have a track record of keeping your word? Can you be depended on to pay this money back? Are you creditable?

The thing is, everybody around you is doing a credit check on your life every moment of your life. They want to know if you are what you say you are. Are you the real deal? Are you showing your true colors? Can you be trusted?

If you’re going to be happy in your relationships and in life, you have to learn to be a trustworthy and reliable person.

How do you develop a reputation of reliability?

First, you live with integrity. Integrity doesn’t mean you’re perfect. It means what you see is what you get. You are the real deal, because your actions match your words.

Proverbs 25:13 says, “Reliable friends who do what they say are like cool drinks in sweltering heat — refreshing!” (MSG) Can your friends rely on you to be the person you claim to be?

Second, you keep your promises.

Psalm 15:4 says, “They always do what they promise, no matter how much it may cost” (TEV).

This means you keep a promise, even when you find out it’s going to cost you more than you thought.

Learning to live with integrity and keep your promises will show others that you can be trusted and will in turn make you a much happier person.

Talk It Over

  • Why do you think the Bible compares a reliable friend to a refreshing drink in sweltering heat? What is the value of a trustworthy friend?
  • Do you consider yourself to be a person of integrity? Why or why not?
  • What are the ways you live your life differently in different situations?



 
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