Pastor Joel Osteen's Full Sermon "The Power of 'I Am'" | Oprah’s Life Class | Oprah Winfrey Network

  • Published on Oct 29, 2012
  • It's the sermon that changed the way Oprah sees her life. Watch as Pastor Joel Osteen, one of America's favorite preachers, reveals the power of the words "I am" during a Sunday sermon at Lakewood Church in Houston. Find out why Pastor Osteen says anything is possible if you have the faith to believe it. For more on #lifeclass, visit
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  • Darren Haumaha
    Darren Haumaha 11 hours ago


  • Pertti Heinikko
    Pertti Heinikko 13 hours ago

    If this is the state of Christianity in our times... Well, let's be happy that the Western world is getting more and more secular by the day.. What's the use of saying "I'm young" if you're old?

  • Sarah Nyambura
    Sarah Nyambura 2 days ago

    Let's call God God

  • John George
    John George 5 days ago +1

    I am mentally retarded and identify as a spoon.

  • mingamadji doumro marie rose

    I am beautiful,I am strong.

  • Twyla Van Sickle
    Twyla Van Sickle 6 days ago

    JOEL is an instrument that will saving mega populations all over the world

    JUSSTTIINFU3K 7 days ago +1

    Hi there are we still at the gate at your work and then I can get the bike up and get you can I get the garage garage code and I will be able thanks so yeah

  • wifi free
    wifi free 12 days ago

    Mary sleeping?😂😂

  • Dimitar Dimitrov
    Dimitar Dimitrov 12 days ago

    that is right love it.

  • Francis Nkurumua
    Francis Nkurumua 13 days ago


  • Kevin Manning
    Kevin Manning 14 days ago

    i am who God say i am not who people say i am

  • koreanphood
    koreanphood 14 days ago

    Wow. He spoke about looks, being beautiful, talked about his book, talker about success.
    Seems pretty sketchy...Woof in sheep’s clothing

    • koreanphood
      koreanphood 14 days ago

      He said the princess spirit

  • kafka jam
    kafka jam 15 days ago

    How much money$$$$$$ you need.....

  • JESUS is Lord JESUS died for you JESUS Saves

    Peoples , in this church if you are a true flower of Jesus Christ, please don't waist your time here inside until your death , by saying only I Am ..I Am.. I Am......l..l...l..
    Why you dont said , I am a disciple of Jesus to peach the Gospe l!!! Only saying I Am for flesh .., beautiful... Talented,, attractive.. So, on.
    please leave the church , Go and preach the Gospel for the lost one !!!!
    May God gives you biblical wisdom!!!

  • wifi free
    wifi free 16 days ago

    On my way with tithe....😂😂

  • Jeff Letoya
    Jeff Letoya 16 days ago

    there is nothing wrong saying positive words about yourself the power of the tongue determines the outcome

    • Jeff Letoya
      Jeff Letoya 7 days ago

      @Steve R but at least taking a step of faith requires some positiveness isnt that so? I mean how can one walk on faith even when cannot see in a negative manner?

    • Steve R
      Steve R 8 days ago

      Jeff Letoya
      Which Bible verse are you referring to that say, "in order for Jesus to control you one has to be positive in every situation?"
      What you are saying is you have to be positive before Jesus can control you. So a person who has sinned against God, Jesus can't help him until he changes his life around?

    • Jeff Letoya
      Jeff Letoya 8 days ago

      Steve R yes but in order for Jesus to control you one has to be positive in every situation

    • Steve R
      Steve R 8 days ago

      Jeff Letoya
      Wrong. The principle is to let Jesus Control you where negativity can't touch you.

    • Jeff Letoya
      Jeff Letoya 15 days ago

      @Steve R the verse is true and I agree but the principle is always not to let negativity control you

  • jimmy tiler
    jimmy tiler 17 days ago

    This man Olsteen and his wife are two of the biggest of false prophets. I pray they change their money grubbing ways but more importantly stop lying to those who follow them. Little time is left probation hasnt closed yet.

  • Lola
    Lola 19 days ago +1

    Please don't fall for this!!!!!! He is a false prophet!!!!

  • Frances
    Frances 20 days ago

    70 million in annual benefits...good golly

  • Chanra Liam
    Chanra Liam 21 day ago

    the power of world

  • Keniesha Wakkeen
    Keniesha Wakkeen 22 days ago


    • Steve R
      Steve R 16 days ago

      Hmmm, Why haven't I heard of you then?

  • Quynh Hoang
    Quynh Hoang 23 days ago +2

    If our words so powerful like that, all human will become God.It seems like he teaching about law of attraction

  • wifi free
    wifi free 24 days ago

    God he is here sitting down, with a Bible....😂😂

  • Norbel Semaj Fan
    Norbel Semaj Fan 24 days ago

    you are a heresy

  • wifi free
    wifi free 25 days ago

    Son of God, he is white.....

  • Laura Weber
    Laura Weber 25 days ago

    Evangelical Christians should eat it

  • Alex Mattie
    Alex Mattie 26 days ago


  • Bebouin Monkey
    Bebouin Monkey 27 days ago

    Dont trust a human who DEFEACATES DAILY...when he finished his preaching he goes hide in the toilet and DEFECATES..

  • wifi free
    wifi free 27 days ago

    Am not there.....

  • Sudama Maharana
    Sudama Maharana 27 days ago

    I am not strong at math but I feel better in me.

  • Scott Cleon
    Scott Cleon 27 days ago

    Shy sus sus rock

  • Liv D.
    Liv D. 28 days ago +1

    I am glad I listen to this. I always put myself down I stop today.

  • Donavan Freberg
    Donavan Freberg 28 days ago +1

    The comment section of this proves that we need this message more than ever.

    • Steve R
      Steve R 20 days ago

      This message has nothing to do with God's word. How can you then say,"we need this message more than ever"?

  • Donavan Freberg
    Donavan Freberg 28 days ago

    Wallace Wattles

  • John Adams
    John Adams Month ago

    i. need. prayear to. my. son. to. be. a pastor

  • Valeriano Diaz
    Valeriano Diaz Month ago

    Great preacher

    • Steve R
      Steve R 20 days ago

      I agree but for the Devil's side

  • Gorgoroth Bergen
    Gorgoroth Bergen Month ago

    A great SCAM , As usa. 🇧🇻👍

  • Marilou Jiwin
    Marilou Jiwin Month ago


  • Koki 777
    Koki 777 Month ago

    I don't know how people feel about osteen but...from many days I was feeling as am a great sinner even though I am saved in the christ..all my sins are Infront of me again and again even I confess them...I have lost the hope about my life...but this message pulled me up and helped me to encourage myself....I believe he is not the false teacher

    • Steve R
      Steve R Month ago

      Koki 777
      Just because Joel makes you feel good does not mean his messages are Biblical. Which they are not.
      1 John 1:9 says, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness."
      If you find your sins reappearing it is the work of the Devil. The Devil's aim is to pull you away from God and rely upon yourself for relief. This is what Joel offers. It is not Biblical or God's word. we all go through this from time to time so don't feel like your anything less.
      Joel said he will not talk about sin. If he won't talk about sin then there is no way he can help you in this matter.
      Have you given your life to Jesus Christ? Do you live your life that no matter what you say, do or go Jesus Christ comes first?
      The Bible tells us to call upon the name of the Lord in times of need. Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to help us and to guide us.
      In the name of Jesus Christ you demons will leave me. Holy Spirit, I open my life to you, I need your help. Fill my life with your presence.
      Should these demons come back say this prayer again as many times as it takes. Next, your life is hidden in Jesus you now have to stop bringing these things up.
      Lastly stay away from Joel Osteen he does not speak God's word and you will travel farther from god through him not closer.
      Try listening to this guy his words are Biblical and will pertain to everyone.
      God's blessings on your life

  • the mexican
    the mexican Month ago +1

    Anybody else click wondering if he was going to talk about the one and only I AM? Or am I the only one?

  • One Life2Live
    One Life2Live Month ago

    Folks one drop of poison in the well, you can't drink the water. Find a new pastor Oprah!

  • Niraj lakra
    Niraj lakra Month ago


  • Matthew B
    Matthew B Month ago +1

    Another great message! Thank you Joel for your inspiring words. Keep up the good work of God

    • Steve R
      Steve R Month ago

      Matthew B
      Thank you for your responses.
      My remarks are not meant as a negative or condemnation of one's beliefs but more reflection on how their beliefs follow and are aligned to what is written in scriptures.
      All to often I see Joel misquote scriptures and then see people say; "What a man of God!" That is a negative. Misquoting scriptures to make it fit in with your message is wrong and leading people away from God not to him. I would call that a huge negative. It also pains me to see this happening. So should I as a Preacher and Elder just let it go or should I say something?
      My roll as a Preacher is to teach God's word as written. Not to change its meaning, to show how it pertained to those when written and how it can impact our lives today and how it draws us closer to God.
      A Peacemaker is not only one than helps 2 sides come together but in the Biblical sense he is a person who spreads God's peace to others. Peace is a part of the Fruit of the Spirit. It only comes from God. He is a person who, unwavering stands up for God's word and helps people understand that God's peace can only come from Jesus Christ, None greater none less.
      You have not offended me in any way. Likewise I pray I have not offended you. I pray you have a very Merry Christmas. God's blessing on yours and your family's life

    • Matthew B
      Matthew B Month ago

      I agree with Joel that God is good and wants us to thrive. I'm not saying everything he says is perfect. I've seen God's goodness many times in my life. He answers my prayers and helps me get through and learn from any situation I involve him in. Joel has helped me strengthen my relationship with God, and I will forever be thankful to him for that. I will now choose as a peacemaker to not respond to any further negativity. If you want to send a positive reply, I would be happy to respond accordingly. I'm sorry if I have offended you in any way, that was surely not my intention. I wish you the best and may God bless you

    • Steve R
      Steve R Month ago

      Matthew B
      As I shake off the dust from my sandals I leave you with this thought. How do you know Joel preaches God's word? What criteria do you use?

    • Matthew B
      Matthew B Month ago +1

      @Steve R you are entitled to your opinion and I am not here to try and prove anyone right or wrong. Jesus said "blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of God". I'm just trying to keep the peace.

    • Steve R
      Steve R Month ago

      Matthew B
      There is one thing I dislike on you tube and that is 'arguments'.
      I do not argue. I point a path to Jesus Christ.
      Joel is a very good motivational speaker but his messages are not God's word. Simply reading the Bible should tell you that.
      I also object to anyone who claims to be a Christian Preacher to lie or change the meaning of Scripture to support their message no matter how small. Are you really getting younger? Isn't everyone "fearfully and wonderfully made?" That would include Hitler, Charles Manson, all Murderers and rapists etc.
      I suggest you read Psalm 139:14 and see how it compares to what Joel said. Where is the emphasis in the Bible? Where does Joel put the emphasis? If he is speaking God's word they will line up exactly.
      I challenge you to read your Bible and come back and tell us what the Bible has to say about I Am. I think you will find it is not the same thing that Joel says.

  • wifi free
    wifi free Month ago

    The key is John junior And Maria heaven.#Bible.

  • wifi free
    wifi free Month ago

    Two Mary and John junior.

  • sherina Rendini
    sherina Rendini Month ago

    I am blessed
    I am prosperous
    I am free
    I am talented
    I am young
    I am wise
    I am successful
    I am beautiful
    I am a child of God
    I am patiant
    I am a role model
    I am a leader
    I am attractive
    I am smart
    I am hardworking
    I am successful
    I am who I say I am
    I am rich
    I am loving
    I am powerful
    I am filled with happiness
    I am filled with the holy spirit
    I am close to God

    • Steve R
      Steve R Month ago

      sherina Rendini
      1) "So here is the point of asking for forgiveness to your God."
      My God? Should not my God also be everyone's God? Does the Bible stipulate that there is more than 1 true God? Perhaps what you are saying is people make up their own god to suit themselves? In which case that would not be the God of the Bible.
      3) How do you know you are a child of God? Your answer says it's communication with God. According to the Bible to be a Child of God means surrendering your life to Jesus, to accept him as your savior. There is no other way.
      "I believe everyone can find their own way." Jesus said, "I am the way the truth and the life; no one goes to the father except through me."
      I will agree that a positive outlook is important but not essential. I have met many people that suffer with depression who struggle with this and yet find peace in knowing Christ.
      Your 'I ams' come from yourself, your thoughts, your desires. You seem to live in a 'New age' mentality intermixed with some form of diluted christianity.
      You mention your thousands of 'I ams', white light technique, and TD Jakes show your more interested in the law of attraction and Name it and Claim it than you are in what the Bible has to say. I imagine you have Joel's book, "Your Best life Now" All of these things are not found in the Bible.
      You said at the outset I did not get the point of this video.
      As a Christian I listened to a professed Christian Pastor and was expecting a Christian message. How silly of me. (sarcasm) I understand this video better than you think. God's word is not something to be manipulated. It stands alone without any help from new age mumbo jumbo. God's word and Joel, white light technique, TD Jakes and oprha are like salad oil and vinegar. They just don't mix.
      Sorry for being so hard hitting

    • Steve R
      Steve R Month ago

      Sharon Nyabuti
      Yes,Yes & Yes!
      If i could sum this up. I would say, Put Christ 1st in All you say and do. Otherwise all of your 'I ams' are just self talking and not God.
      Joel quotes psalm 139:14, "I am fearfully and wonderfully made" but leaves out the heart of that verse "I praise you because I am ...." and leaves out the wonderful ending, "your works are wonderful, I know that full well."

    • Sharon Nyabuti
      Sharon Nyabuti Month ago

      Of course we ought to seek of the LORD on our I am.
      We are who GOD says we are.

    • Sharon Nyabuti
      Sharon Nyabuti Month ago

      It doesn't stop at I am a sinner. We must go on to recognize that I am saved and I am forgiven.
      We know that we are children of GOD because the Bible tells us so - See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. - 1 John 3:1‭-‬2 NIV
      We are saved by what JESUS did for us on the cross - The Bible says it is by Grace we have been saved not by works (Ephesians 2:8 - 9) so the things that we do are not what make us children of GOD.
      However we also told to work out our salvation with fear and trembling by the Power of GOD in Philippians 2:12 - 13.
      Note - We are not told to work for Salvation, that is something we could never earn but it is a Gift from GOD.
      Of course when we say I am we also need to be intentional and seek the LORD to realise this things.

    • sherina Rendini
      sherina Rendini Month ago

      So Steve, i dont think you got the point in this video, however i understand your point and will try answer to the best of my abilities, but it will be your choice and perception that will determine your understanding to what i am writing.
      1. Im a living a sin free life? Never said i was, and the answer to that is no. I know my mistakes, i am human. So here is the point of asking for forgiveness to your God. I say your God cause everyone has their in way communicating to God. Its about wanting to be closer to him, and in order to acknowledge and reflect on your actions, and asking for forgiving and focusing on being a better person is the goal here.
      2. What happens when you get old and useless basically was your question. Uhm- you get old and useless that what really happens , but that doesn’t change your faith, and love for God. Doesn’t change anything spiritual just physically. It about keeping your mind and heart strong. If everything was about physical attributes then life would have been different.
      3. How do you know you are a child of God? This is the most important question. My honest answer: no-one will know but YOURSELF. As i said in #1, its your communication with God. Not me, not the video, not the pastors, its just you. So the question now would be, do you want to be a child of God? And how? I believe everyone can find their own way.
      4. How much time to devote in reading the bible?etc etc, again #3 answers. Take the bible like reading a book, don you understand what your reading? If not do some research, ask people for their perception on that reading, read other books that explain certain scriptures etc etc. Take your own time.
      5. Using a scripture from the bible, to state that Jesus gave himself on the cross and we should follow him and asking if that fit in the IAm, that I wrote. You sound very contradicting here Steve, you seem to try to put a few too many points in one paragraph. Contradicting believing if you can be a child of god and if what we say we are is being a child of God.
      This kind off goes back to what I said, however I understand your point here.
      So firstly, the I ams that i wrote on here online, are not all the I ams that i can list, omg i could write thousands and thousands but in the end those are just words. Its really what I practise everyday, how this “white light technique” works in changing your mindset. Its more of the labelling effect, you are what you say you are. And this whole video, just reminds us that our mind is powerful, and we should not go everyday discouraging ourselves because that will affect our lives. That comes first before anything, if we never have the right mindset, even praying, believing, working and for some people living will be hard.
      So to answer your question.does it go with my I am’s? Yes indeed it does, but thats more for me to decide and not you to question. You should rather look into yourself and your I am’s instead of focusing your energy on the other I Ams
      Another video i feel explained alot on this is TD Jakes- (nothing as powerful as a changed man) you can see its all about the change in mindset first to do with yourself before anything

  • ochieng charles
    ochieng charles Month ago +1

    Gods word is a live and active in me.

  • wifi free
    wifi free Month ago





    When your ways pleases the LORD even your enemies will be at peace with you

    • Steve R
      Steve R Month ago

      Proverbs 16:7 "When a mans ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at piece with him."
      Your version is not quite right. The emphases always on the Lord never man.


    Good evening from Greece God bless us
    all and all in the name of the Master JESUS CHRIST

  • Daily Dose Of Nick Kurs

    He is a false preachers, he said that we need to dress nice and good so that god can answer our prayers, he does not even have a Bible to read, do not believe in this demon false preacher, he is fooling us all !

  • wifi free
    wifi free Month ago

    Freedom. I love God.

  • Kylee Scott
    Kylee Scott Month ago

    I was wondering is this a baptist church

    • Steve R
      Steve R Month ago

      No not at all. Joel does not preach God's word. He uses God's word to support his messages and that is just WRONG!
      At best he is a motivational speaker. But he is NOT a Christian speaker.

  • saul bearcat
    saul bearcat Month ago


  • Tina Martinez
    Tina Martinez Month ago

    When I look upon the lord and whatever it means too me I am
    Pleased through my healthy days and I’m so blessed too
    Have a beautiful smile too and my mom who’s blessed
    Me in so many. I’m sorry lord for calling her all these
    Bad names in I no that I’m my mommy is the best friend into
    My life cause there’s times we’re I saw my oh mom your this
    In that but I love here today is the thanks giving we’re I’m thankful
    With love to show people my mom is here for me too love and
    I promise god too never say the mean things too here she’s
    Open the door for me and giving me faith and love

  • Yasmin Shayk
    Yasmin Shayk Month ago

    This GUY IS A LIAR

  • Robert Harvey
    Robert Harvey Month ago +1

    liquid church house

  • Enzoew
    Enzoew Month ago

    27 minutes of teaching to please one self to be comfortable, successful, wealthy and prosperous but no teaching on what Jesus did in the cross to redeem us of our sins.
    The teaching on this one is in plain sight talking about Law of Attraction but being teach in a so called "Sunday Service" on crowd believing they are "Christians"
    Please preach the truth and that's the Gospel of Jesus Christ even if the sometimes the truth hurts especially when teaching the consequence of sins.

    • Steve R
      Steve R Month ago

      Joel will NOT preach on sin. He therefore will not preach of saving Grace.

  • Kyle Jaworski
    Kyle Jaworski Month ago +1

    Wonder how much front row tickets are.

    • Keona girl
      Keona girl Month ago

      Maybe if you tithe God will let you know!