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What are some of Joel Osteen's well-known sermons?

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“The Power of ‘I Am’” is Joel Osteen’s most well-known recorded sermon, as of 2015. Osteen’s work gained popularity after being promoted by influential television personality and media mogul Oprah Winfrey. "Don't Lose Your Joy" and "Let God Control Your Feelings" are also favored sermons from the inspirational minister.

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Joel Osteen, a Protestant pastor from the state of Texas, gained notoriety through his work as a televangelist and best-selling author. Osteen’s most noted sermon by far, “The Power of ‘I Am’” encourages people to make daily personal proclamations in order to empower themselves. Osteen suggests that by making these positive statements out loud, declaring what you are or what you want to be, you affect a positive change toward achieving your goals.

A much shorter but also highly reviewed video from Osteen is “Don’t Lose Your Joy.” As the title suggests, in this sermon, he gives his audience advice for living happier and more positive lives by reminding them to leave pain and regret behind in order to embrace faith, health and love.

In “Let God Control Your Feelings,” Osteen preaches about following a path of wisdom and not giving in to negative feelings. He uses scripture to teach that these ordinary impulses are not spiritual and that Christians develop character through following God.

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