To Get an Opportunity to do that by Pastor Ed Young

What if, for example, my stomach said to me, “Hey, Ed, man, I don’t want to work anymore. I just want you to feed me.” If I could talk back to my stomach, I’d say, “Get to work!” In several weeks I’m going to Atlanta to speak before about 2500 young leaders, most being [...]

Touchdowns for The Glory of God by Pastor Ed Young

You’re sitting on your blessed assurance right now. And it’s time to leave the stands and hit the field. But if you are not using your God-given skill set within this context of a local church, you are keeping this body of Christ from being all it can be, of scoring more and more [...]

A Mature Believer by Pastor Ed Young

You’re the man,” then my life soars. The moment I say, “Oh, I wonder what they’re thinking about what I said. I wonder what that group thinks. I wonder what these pastors over here think.” That’s when I mess up, and you’re the same way when you start comparing yourself to others. “I wonder [...]

Was just Ordained into the Ministry by Pastor Ed Young

So the next morning I find myself in first class with George Foreman on my right, the writer from Sports Illustrated on my left, and my attorney friend across the isle as we’re flying to Los Angeles. It was surreal.

When we land, this big limousine picks us up, we drive through Beverly Hills [...]

Become a Normal Person by Pastor Ed Young

“Ed,” Ryan says, “Wow, have you been spying on me? I’m a 27‑year old Christian male who has strung along a beautiful woman for 17 months. Every single description you gave of the single male fit me perfectly. I am definitely on the path headed toward weirdo’s‑ville. I was once great looking, in shape, [...]

The Material to the Things of God by Pastor Ed Young

Now, what does it mean to fast? A biblical fast is not dieting. Some of the women are like, “Oh girl! I’m going to fast because I need to drop a few.”

No, no, no. It’s not about that. Yeah, that will happen. But it’s for value, not vanity reasons. Fasting is not just [...]

Living Larger Than Life by Pastor Ed Young

Do you know living larger than life is in Scripture? John 10:10. Jesus said, “I have come that you might have life and have it to the full.” Jesus said that. Now, the answer that I’m going to unfold for you today to deliver on the next level is going to shock some of [...]

The Problem in Life by Pastor Ed Young

So often we allow fear to tyrannize and paralyze us and it causes us to miss the process of joy. The prophet Jeremiah said, “The joy of the Lord is my strength.”

So, joy strengthens us. It enables us to do phenomenal things. But if we’re always weirded out about fear, fear can tyrannize [...]

Talking About Vulnerability by Pastor Ed Young

Think about education. All those areas do not support the only institution that Jesus ever built, the local church. The church is the hope of the world. Jesus didn’t say, “I’m going to build a hospital.” He didn’t say, “I’m going to build the school.” He didn’t say, “I was going to build a [...]

Another Relationship by Pastor Ed Young

And I couldn’t help but think about our lives, because isn’t it true that so many of us spend so much time banging on one key, pounding on one key. We think, “Well if I lived in that area of the country, maybe with that climate or with that size house, then my life [...]