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)

“Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. He humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.”  (Philippians 2:6-8 NLT)

Happiness comes from harmony, and harmony comes from humility. If you want to be a humble person, you have to learn to ask yourself a question: “What would Jesus do?” What would Jesus do in this problem? What would Jesus do for that person who’s hurting? What would Jesus do at the office? On the golf course? What would Jesus do in your marriage?

Ask this question, and you’ll always come up with a humble answer that builds harmony and happiness rather than difficulty, defeat, bitterness, and resentment.

So, what does it mean to act like Jesus? Philippians 2 gives us three examples:

Don’t demand what you think you deserve. Philippians 2:6 says, “Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to” (NLT).

Do you realize how counter cultural it is to give up your right to something? Yes, you have rights, but there’s a better way to get your needs met than demanding your rights. You can be tender without surrender, and you can be understanding without demanding.

Look for ways that you can serve. Philippians 2:7 says, “Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being.”

If you want to be like Jesus, you’re going to have to learn to serve.

Do what’s right even when it’s painful. Philippians 2:8 says, “He humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.”

Jesus is the ultimate model of humility, and God gave him the greatest honor in the universe. God honors your humility, too, when you follow Jesus’ example and do these three things.

Talk It Over

  • What are some ways you can be “tender without surrender” in a relationship?
  • How can you serve someone without having to be asked?



 
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