“Always preach tough topics with a loving heart, a humble mind, and a tender voice.” Rick Warren tweeted Tuesday.
Nearly four months has passed since the pastor of Saddleback Church in Southern California was in the pulpit preaching. This weekend Pastor Rick Warren returns to the pulpit at Saddleback Church.
On Tuesday he tweeted, “July 27-28, I start teaching again. Come early for a seat.”
The Christian Post reported Rick Warren is scheduled to begin a new sermon series titled, “How to Get Through What You’re Going Through.”
Since the loss of his 27-year old son in April, Warren has been open about the tragedy and has reached out via Twitter asking for prayers, thanking his supporters.
Warren’s youngest son Matthew committed suicide on April 5 after years of suffering with mental illness. On July 18, Matthew Warren would have turned 28. Rick Warren shared this, “Dear friends, I’d appreciate your prayers for my family tomorrow. It’ll be a hard day.”
As most recognize, Warren and his family endured a difficult time. People from all walks of life reached out to support them.
Saddleback Church announced Pastor Rick’s return stating, “Join us this weekend for Pastor Rick’s highly anticipated and long-awaited return. Rick’s presence has been greatly missed, and we are excited to welcome him back for a full weekend of services. You won’t want to miss his special message that will inspire and speak to your heart.”
For those unable to attend this weekend’s service, Saddleback offers an online connection. Visit their website to watch the live stream this weekend. The following service times are LIVE, Pacific Standard Time: Saturday 4:30 PM and 6:30 PM. Sunday 9:00 AM, 11:15 AM and 6:00 PM. Other service times are also available.
His preaching style is empathetic and disciplined. The author of the bestseller, “The Purpose Driven Life” continued his ministry via tweets and shared his grief publicly for the first time on May 25.
“I have wept every day since my son died and I make no apology for that,” Warren told his congregation. “Grief is a good thing. It is the way we go through the transitions of life. Everybody has losses and grief is the tool that moves us through the losses of life. The shortest verse in the Bible is two words, ‘Jesus wept.’”
Rick Warren is an evangelical Christian pastor and author. He is the founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church located in Lake Forest, California. Interested parties can follow him on Twitter and watch his sermon on Saddleback’s website.