DIVING DEEPER

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

Worship is expressing your affection to God, focusing your attention on God, and using your abilities for God.

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

AUDIO SERMONS BY PASTOR RICK
    1. Do you have a goal in life? Does it excite you? Pastor Rick challenges you to make the number one goal of your life to know and love God because it brings our Creator pleasure.
    1. Have you ever wondered what makes God smile? Join Pastor Rick as he looks at the life of Noah to demonstrate four ways we can make God smile.
    1. Would you like your life to be radically different? What would life be like if you said “yes” to God? Listen in as Pastor Rick and Kay Warren invite you to experience the adventure of dangerous surrender.
    1. Do you ever feel disconnected? Do you ever think God doesn’t hear you? Pastor Rick and Kay Warren explain how to really connect with God.
    1. Are you satisfied with your life? God has made some incredible promises in His word about obedience. Join Pastor Rick as he teaches how to receive God’s promises.
    1. People are involved in many kinds of love affairs—money, career, cars, houses, and self. Pastor Rick teaches how to focus on our one true love: our relationship with Jesus Christ.
    1. Have you ever felt like your life was falling apart? Listen to Pastor Rick as he reminds us that God is able to handle our questions and emotions, and then to meet all our needs.
MINISTRY IDEAS & OPPORTUNITIES

At Saddleback Church


  1. Go on retreat at The Retreat Center at Rancho Capistrano
  2. Participate in Walk and Worship.
  3. Sign up for Pastor Rick’s Daily Hope email and subscribe to Pastor Tom’s Drive Time Devotional. Also, commit to weekly worship attendance at a Saddleback campus.
  4. Surround yourself with reminders of God’s love and truth by listening to music that speaks of God’s goodness, hang pictures of special family memories, create artwork with Scripture.
  5. Create times of worship in your small group by leading a time of singing, focused prayer, leading your group on a prayer hike, or reading Scripture.
  6. Keep a prayer journal and track God’s movement in your life.

In Your Community


  1. Go on a prayer walk.
  2. Commit to a daily devotion (Drive Time Devotions by Pastor Tom Holladay and Daily Hope email by Pastor Rick Warren) and weekly worship attendance.
  3. Keep a prayer journal and track God’s movement in your life.
  4. Surround yourself with reminders of God’s love and truth by listening to music that speaks of God’s goodness, hang pictures of special family memories, create artwork with Scripture.
  5. Champion times of worship in your small group by leading a time of singing, focused prayer, leading your group on a prayer hike, or reading Scripture.

“You must get along with each other. You must learn to be considerate of one another, cultivating a life in common.” (1 Corinthians 1:10 MSG)

One skill that doesn’t seem to be taught in school anymore is how to work well with others. But it’s one of the most important skills to learn if you’re going to be a happy person.

If you don’t work well with other people, you’re going to be unhappy much of your life.

What do you need to learn in order to work with other people?

First, you must learn to cooperate with others.

Epaphroditus was a man that the church in Philippi sent to Rome with a gift of financial support for Paul while he was in prison. Philippians 2:25 says, “I feel that I must send Epaphroditus — my brother, coworker, and fellow soldier — back to you. You sent him as your personal representative to help me in my need” (GWT).

By calling Epaphroditus his brother, coworker, and fellow soldier, Paul was saying that life and ministry is a family, it’s a fellowship, and it’s a fight.

The church is the family of God. We are brothers and sisters with the people we minister and worship with, and we should treat them as such. It’s also a fellowship, where we work and serve together with a common goal — the Great Commission.

You’re also in the same fight together against Satan, and you need to support each other. You need to defend and encourage each other.

The best place to learn how to cooperate with others is in the church.

Second, you need to learn to be considerate.

Paul is speaking of Epaphroditus again in Philippians 2:26 when he says, “He has been longing to see all of you and is troubled because you heard that he was sick.”

Notice there are two examples of consideration. Paul is considerate of his co-worker’s homesickness, and Epaphroditus is considerate about the Philippians’ concern.

This is a key to happiness! The more considerate you learn to be of other people’s needs, doubts, and fears, the happier you will be. If you are inconsiderate you’re going to have an unhappy marriage.

The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 1:10, “You must get along with each other. You must learn to be considerate of one another, cultivating a life in common” (MSG).

None of us is by nature a considerate person, because we tend to think of ourselves first and not the needs of others. “Cultivating a life in common” takes work, and learning to get along and work well with others takes practice. Like a garden that requires cultivation to bear fruit, you’ll see how your effort bears the fruit of happiness and strong relationships.

Talk It Over

  • Why is it sometimes hardest to get along or work well with people who are a part of the church and with whom you minister?
  • What new practices can you adopt to cultivate cooperation and consideration among your ministry group or coworkers?



 
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