Craig Groeschel,

Groeschel’s non-traditional style and vision lead him to pastor the second largest church in the United States with twenty four campuses. Craig Groeschel pioneered the multi-site video sermon church concept, and his media innovations like the YouVersion Bible app and are at the forefront of Christian ministry today. His sermons are practical, Bible-based and challenging to the listener. All content appearing on our site is property of

  • Why Can't I Forgive Myself?

    Forgiving others is hard, but forgiving yourself can be even more difficult. When guilt and regret fill your past, believing in your future seems impossible. But God wants you to step out of the shame that holds you back and into the freedom He has for you. Join Pastor Craig Groeschel and see how much your future can change when you choose to ...more
  • God Uses Highly Unlikely People: The Widow at Zarephath

    God used a highly unlikely widow-pagan and impoverished, to richly provide for God's prophet Elijah. Never underestimate. So often we think God cannot use us because we are unlikely. But ordinary people are the only people God has ever used. 
  • Anxious? The Perspective of Praise

    Anxiety will always try to stop you from chasing God’s calling. Join Pastor Craig Groeschel to see how to start coping with anxiety by adopting a perspective of praise, even when you’re in your darkest moments.
  • How to Develop Godly Habits

    Daniel the prophet was a great man. He was dedicated, disciplined, excellent of spirit and a mighty leader. How do we develop good habits? Small, consistent changes transform us. We are not successful when we hit our goal somewhere in the future! We are successful when we've honored God today. Preached at Life Church. 
  • One Minute After You Die

    What happens when you close your eyes in death? The questions you have about life after death can leave you wondering, but they don’t mean you have to live in fear. Bring your questions and find out what happens One Minute After You Die.
  • Bad Advice: How to Be Dissatisfied

    Focus on being ungrateful. Compare what you have to people who have more. Pursue temporary possessions over eternal treasures. Develop and attitude of entitlement. Preached at Used by permission.
  • Criticizing: My Big Fat Mouth

    Words are powerful. They can beat us down and lift us up. They wound and they heal. And the right words at the right time can be exactly what we need to hear—or what we need to say. Preached at
  • Hope Beyond Here: End Time Rewards

    What should you know about the end of the world? God wins! And if you have received Christ, rewards are waiting for you. Learn about your hope and inheritance. Preached at Used by permission. 
  • My Big Fat Mouth: Lying

    According a University of Massachusetts study, 60% people cannot have a 10-min conversation without lying.We lie to impress, avoid conflict, get away w/something, shift blame, or to be nice. Satan, the Father of Lies, is to get you to lie, to lie to yourself, to live a lie. The healing and forgiveness comes when we confess to God and others our sin ...more
  • How to Love Like Jesus Does

    Jesus embodied compassion. What can we learn from how He treated others? True compassion demands action. It interrupts our daily routine. Caring costs. But compassion changes lives! Preached at Used by permission. 
  • Twisted Truth: Is Money the Root of All Evil?

    Money is not the root of all evil, the love of money destroys us. The richest are not those who have the most, but those who need the least. Money can't be the source of your happiness and security. Only God is. We are called to be generous and compassionate. Preached at Used by permission.
  • The Perspective of Praise

    When you’re wondering how to overcome anxiety, one of the best things you can do is shift your perspective. In this message, we’ll learn from the story of Paul and Silas, who were thrown into prison for their beliefs. But that didn’t stop them from keeping their focus on God’s provision. Used by permission.
  • The Bad We Fear May Be the Good We Need

    God has plans for a hope and a future for us. But the real message is that life isn't easy. Often His best plan is not ours, but protects us in ways we'll never know. Resource from Used by permission.
  • Healing Racism

    Racism isn’t just the presence of hatred-it's the absence of love. How do we "neighbor" others? By recognizing our own prejudices, seeking to understand others, and by loving those different than we.  Preached at Used by permission.
  • Passive or Controlling: Are You Ahab or Jezebel?

    "Once Upon a Marriage, Part Two" is the story of a passive husband, King Ahab, and his controlling wife, Queen Jezebel. A truly bad romance, both partners were self-centered and godless. God designed husbands to provide, protect and pastor their wives. Abusive Jezebel took matters into her own hands and became a murderer in the process. Uploaded ...more
  • Do I Have to Be a Fanatic to Be a Christian?

    How do you know if you are a lukewarm Christian? You crave acceptance from others rather than from God. You rarely share your faith in Christ. You think more about earth than heaven. You gauge your morality by comparing with others. You want to be saved from the penalty of sin without life-change. You only turn to God in a bind. You look like the ...more
  • Strong Praying: Don't Give Up

    Daniel's prayer in Daniel 10 teaches you that God cares more about you than you do., and is doing more than you can understand. Just like Daniel, the first time you prayed, He heard you, and heaven opened. But He doesn't always answer immediately. Pray persistently, faithfully. You are in a spiritual war. Embrace your weakness and tap into His ...more
  • Conquering Lust

    Lust means to entrap, allure and entice. Pornography poisons minds and marriages. You become wounded and sexually conflicted. God can heal your injured soul if you honestly confess your sin and pursue the life of God. provides free ministry resources to churches through Visit Open to download and use this ...more
  • A Christian Atheist, Part One

    A Christian atheist believes in God, but lives his/her life like He does not exist. Therefore, there is no transformation or expression of faith in God. They live worldly lives. When you truly believe God and fear Him, you will obey Him wholeheartedly and unconditionally. provides free ministry resources to churches ...more
  • New: 2 Corinthians 5:17

    Transformation is in our DNA. We were created to grow, and the best kind of change leaves a permanent mark on our soul. Religious behavior, trying hard, that may make you nice, but only Christ can make you new. To watch NEW sermon, Week one online, click HERE. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Better Half: Unconditional Love

    Preached at Elevation Church as part five of the Mr. and Mrs. Better Half series, Craig Groeschel emphasizes the importance of commitment and unconditional love to navigate the difficulties of the marriage relationship. Used by permission. To watch the sermon video on site, go to ...more
  • Codgers and Tweeters: Can They Coexist?

    Craig Groeschel discusses the schemes of Satan to separate the older and younger generations in Christian ministry. Older generations are encouraged to invest in the younger generation, and fight a resistance to change. It's also important to delegate authority to younger leaders. Age and experience, authenticity, wisdom and compassion of older ...more