Integrity over Celebrity

2012 The Nines Conference


In this 9-minute session, pastor Dr. Rick Warren speaks from the book of Judges to caution pastors to not value a celebrity status. While fame is attractive, it won’t satisfy you or help your church. Dr. Rick Warren is an author global strategist, theologian, philanthropist and Senior Pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California.



Which of Rick's points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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Achieving a name for yourself might motivate you, but it won’t sustain you. Instead of trying to become famous, focus on your church, on your people. Minister to them in intentional, discerning, and obedient ways, as God leads you. Value integrity over celebrity. 



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