We’ve seen him on televisions, on magazine and book covers, preach to millions of people around the world about the goodness of our Lord. But who is this highly influential and anointed man who has helped not just thousands but millions of souls thirsty and hungry for the gospel?
He is Joel Osteen, son of John Osteen, founder of Lakewood Church. Church Growth Today hailed their church as the largest and the most rapidly growing church in America. After spending $95 million dollars for renovations, Lakewood church was transferred to the former Compaq Center which is capable of seating 16,000 persons. This center is one of the largest worship centers in America. Every week, Pastor Joel Osteen preaches to more than 38,000 attendees and gives hope and inspiration to those broken in heart and in spirit.
Joel Osteen was chosen as the “Most Influential Christian in 2006” by Church Report Magazine readers and was also named as one of Barbara Walters’ “10 Most Fascinating People of 2006”. Joel Osteen sermons were put into words and released as a book in 2004 entitled Your Best Life Now. His first book rose to #1 at the top of New York Times Bestsellers and remained to be on the list for more than two years. This life-changing book sold more than 4 million copies!
The sermon, Programmed for Victory, is one of the many famous Joel Osteen sermons that has touched and blessed the congregation. In this sermon, Pastor Joel talks about how the Lord designed us to be victorious even before we were born. He said that when the Lord made us, he imparted in us his qualities that enable us to conquer obstacles and circumstances and allow us to claim victory over the enemy. His Holy Spirit-inspired sermons turn hopelessness and brokenness and into joy and restoration. The Lord wants to instill in us the mindset that we are living victoriously and that the battle has already been won. We don’t need to strive and work so hard to be victorious because we were born to be victorious and this is an unquestionable and irrevocable command given by our Lord.
A list of Joel Osteen sermons revitalize and refresh parched hearts and spirits. He is a might man of God who has become the Lord’s vessel to pour out the good news to those thirsty for more of the Lord. Another sermon entitled: Having the Right Self Image captures the very heart of those who are led astray. This sermon is veritably inspiring in every single way. Often times we find ourselves immersed in self pity that we tend to forget how special we are in God’s sight. In this sermon, Joel Osteen points out that thinking of ourselves less is an insult to God for the Lord Himself believes that we are special, that He created us in His own likeness and being.
Double for Trouble is another sermon by Pastor Joel inspires many by saying that no matter how bad the circumstance may be, there’s no stopping God from blessing his children. In this sermon Pastor Joel teaches us about the bounce-back personality. That for every trouble we get ourselves into, with the right attitude, we can bounce back and stand firm in our faith to be victorious over our troubles.