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Posts Tagged ‘preaching’

Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on January 5, 2010

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday morning’s message, “A Matter of Trust” based on Mark 12:41-44:

  • Tithing is an Old Testament concept
  • Tithing is not commanded in the New Testament
  • Tithing is a concept under the law
  • The New Testament model of giving is based on grace
  • The concept of tithing is abused and mis-guided in the church today
  • 10% is a good place to start, but Jesus demands everything
  • If you can’t trust God with your finances, how can you trust Him with to save your soul?
  • If God isn’t Lord over your money, He probably isn’t Lord over your heart either.

You can listen to the message here or by clicking on the audio player below:

You can also listen to the message brought by Bro Charles Cameron in the evening service “Ready to Preach” based on Romans 1:15-17 here or by clicking on the audio player below:

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A Note from Bro Rick

Posted by Rick on August 6, 2009

Dear Church Family,

For two years I have had the honor and privilege of being your pastor.  This past Sunday, I gave my anniversary sermon despite the fact that I have been suffering from pneumonia.  Make no mistake; I needed to give that sermon, which you can hear by going to and searching for “Parts is Parts”.  I want to say that I honestly never thought I that I would enjoy being a pastor, but I do!  I love being your pastor!

Unfortunately, by my own stubbornness, I have made an error in judgement.  It was fool hearted of me to presume that I could preach two services while trying to recover from pneumonia.  After a visit to the doctor yesterday, it became exceedingly clear that I am not recovering as quickly as I should be.  Therefore, the doctor has ordered bed rest for a week.

With that in mind, I have asked Bro. Willy Rice to preach for me Sunday morning, and Bro Gene Limb to preach for me Sunday evening.  It isn’t an easy thing for me to do, but I think it is best for our church in the long run.  Thank you so much for your prayers and your support & encouragement!

Bro Rick

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