Ben is passionate about building the Church. An engaging speaker with a genuine heart to see people find hope, life and answers in Jesus Christ, his messages are heartfelt and life-giving. Ben and his wife Lucille are Lead Pastors of Hillsong Church California.
Pastor Ben Houston preaches a message focused on living a life of generosity. The Corinthian Church was challenged to not only excel in their faith, enthusiasm and knowledge, but also to excel in their gracious act of giving. Ben breaks this down further and encourages us to live outward focused ...
Pastor Ben Houston breaks down Romans 12 and elaborates on the challenge he discovered in it. Ben delivers a faith-filled, future-focused message titled “True Worship”, encouraging us to continue to stay within the will and the heartbeat of what God has for us.
Pastor Ben Houston talks about “Stewardship”, expanding on the parable of the talents. God has given each of us something, and we need to honour, protect and grow what He's given us. This sermon challenges us to step out of our comfort zone and be people who steward our lives and resources wisely.
Pastor Ben Houston delivers a message titled, “What do you See?”. Ben challenges us about how we see the people and the world around us. Never lose your empathy for those around you; we live in a world that needs love and value and our intervention.
Pastor Ben Houston preaches a great message sparked by his experience after visiting Israel. He shares his study around the beatitudes to teach one of the most inspiring statements Jesus preached in His sermon; being hungry for the things of God.
Pastor Ben Houston teaches from Jesus’ sermon on the mount and hones in on the statement in Matthew, “blessed are the righteous”. What did Jesus really mean, and how should we put this into practice in a world where labelling a person “self-righteous” is considered a criticism?
Inspired by his recent visit to Israel, Pastor Ben Houston continues his teaching on the Beatitudes - this time looking at the words of Jesus, "Blessed are the Pure in Heart." Ben unpacks this and shares some powerful insights on how we can apply this verse to our daily lives.
In this message, Pastor Ben Houston studies the words of Jesus from the Sermon on the Mount, “Blessed are the Peacemakers”. In our frantic and self-focused world, what does it look like to pursue peace?
Pastor Ben Houston preaches from Acts 9 - are we living our lives to bring God glory? Let's decide to be people who are unshakeable in our joy - joy that is founded in the goodness of God, despite difficulties we might face.
Preaching from Galatians 6 and Luke 18, Pastor Ben Houston encourages us to be persistent in what God has placed in our spirit. Don't lose hope or lose sight of God's Word in a world that is so transient - get back up and keep on going.
What is your story? What has shaped you? Pastor Ben Houston shares some personal stories that have brought him and Hillsong LA to the place it is today. Ben encourages us to find direction in God's Word.
Pastor Ben Houston shares passionately about being a part of a mission focused church. Be inspired to step up and be Christ’s ambassadors as he challenges his congregation to open up their mind, ears and eyes to the calling of God.
Pastor Ben Houston talks about leadership and culture in today's sermon as he describes the heavenly responsibility leaders of churches have. Seek and follow Jesus, as we become the servant-hearted church God has called us to be.
Pastor Ben Houston focuses on what the concept of prayer truly is as he shares honestly from his own experience as a father and the conversations with his daughters. Learn key principals on prayer that will help you draw closer to God.
How can we shape our decision making around the character of Jesus? Pastor Ben Houston talks about living for an audience of one, and making sure that above all we are truthful to the message of Jesus.
Pastor Ben Houston speaks about persecution. The world is not always ready to hear the message of Christ, and there will be times where we will have to deal with opposition and criticism. The Bible challenges us to take up our cross daily and follow Him, not matter the persecution we face.
Pastor Ben Houston teaches from Jesus’ sermon on the mount about being salt and light. What does this look like practically to be salt and light in our communities? Be stirred to be the hands of feet of Jesus in a world that desperately needs our help.
What do you stand for, and who is standing alongside you? Pastor Ben Houston shares the story of Moses holding his staff up in the air during battle. Ben inspires us to find the right people in life who will hold us up when we feel weary.
Pastor Ben Houston speaks about John the Baptist preparing the way for Jesus, and what it looks like today for us to have hearts expectant for Jesus to return. Are we Christ-centred in all we do? Ben gives some key principles we can apply to draw closer to Jesus in our everyday lives.
From a personal place of questioning his own ability to dream, Pastor Ben Houston brings this message on “Look Up, Look Out, Look Down”. Be inspired to dream as Pastor Ben shares his revelation from the Bible on this topic.