Rick and Kay Warren took the Saddleback Church stage May 25, the first time since their son's death on April 5, 2013. (Screencap/Saddleback.com)
Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren this month will begin a series of sermons titled, "How to Get Through What You're Going Through."
Almost three months after the suicide of his youngest son, Rick Warren is returning home--his home being center stage at Saddleback Church.
A spokesperson for Warren made the announcement Friday that the founding pastor of Saddleback would begin a series of sermons at the end of July titled, "How To Get Through What You're Going Through."
The announcement came one day after Matthew Warren would have turned 28, although Rick Warren casually mentioned in a tweet on July 15, "This weekend July 20-21 #DuckDynasty speaks @Saddleback. Then July 27-28 I start teaching again. Come early for a seat."
His sermons figure to draw heavily on his and wife Kay's experiences since their son Matthew shot himself at his Mission Viejo home; he was discovered on April 5.
The sermons will take place at the Lake Forest campus of Saddleback on July 27 and 28. The five sermons, beginning with the Saturday, 4:30 p.m. service, will be streamed live at saddleback.com.
Although this will be his first sermon since the tragedy, it will not be the first time Warren has been on the Saddleback stage. He and his wife appeared at the end of a service on May 26, seven weeks after Matthew's death. At that time, Warren said he would continue to take "two or three months to recharge," and though exhausted physically and emotionally, he had "spiritually, never been stronger."
The title of the proposed series, "How To Get Through What You're going Through," differs from what he said in May, in which he announced the series would be titled, "What's On Your Mind?"
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SOURCE: LakeForest Patch