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  • Final Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on May 11, 2021
     | 3,817 views

    Jesus was and is the master of Famous last words. "It is Finished," is a single word in Greek. When we allow Jesus to have the final word on anything, painful things become beautiful things.

    Intro: Ben Zander, in his 2008 TED talk, shared a story about last words and how what we say and how we say it really makes a difference. This was a story of a woman, one of the survivors from the Auschwitz concentration camp: "She went to Auschwitz when she was 15 years old and her brother ...read more

  • Betrayal Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on May 11, 2021
     | 2,779 views

    A persons last words seem to be ones of transparency and clarity. The Famous Last Words of Jesus speak powerfully to us still today. Famous last words reveals God's heart and mans needs

    Intro: Someone’s last words seem to echo in our ears, don’t they? Whether famous or infamous, their last words tend to be ones of transparency and often clarity. I want to share some famous last words from history and see if you can identity them. 1) This famous chap said, ‘I’m bored with it ...read more

  • The Love Of God's Call Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on May 7, 2019
     | 3,100 views

    Part 2 this is not about you. This book is about God and His call and pursuit of man. Especially the pouting prophet, Jonah.

    Intro: I want to remind you that this whale of a tale called the book of Jonah is not about a great big fish, a great big city or a grumpy old prophet. This book is about a Great big God that is willing to graciously deal with a disobedient, disgruntled, disgusted prophet. In this story of a ...read more

  • The Love Of God's Call Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on May 7, 2019
     | 4,037 views

    Many remember Jonah as a book about Jonah and the big fish. This book is really about the relentless love and pursuit of God.

    Intro: What do most people remember about Jonah if you have ever heard the story in VBS or Sunday School? You probably remember that it is a whale of a tale. There would be lots of talk about Jonah and his disobedience and reluctance to go where God tells him to go. The problem with remembering ...read more

  • The Influential Mother Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on May 7, 2019
     | 4,384 views

    Jochebed the mother of Moses taught him 2 powerful principles that helped him become a great man of God.

    Intro: It’s been said, if God wants to do a great work, He'll choose a man; if He wants to do an extraordinarily great work, He'll choose a woman When you read Hebrews 11:23-29 we see a striking picture of Moses. Moses made some difficult decisions. He chose to be a slave of God instead ...read more

  • Finding God In The Future Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Jun 1, 2017
     | 5,608 views

    This series was designed to help people find God in unexpected places. Also that advent isn't a season that comes and goes. If you linger over the birth of the Savior Jesus it should create and attitude of celebration.

    Intro: For the past six weeks we have discovered some amazing truths about finding God in Unexpected places. I hope that you have discovered that advent isn’t simply a season that comes and goes. As we linger over the memory of the birth of our savior it produces in us an attitude of ...read more

  • Finding God Through Our Tears Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Jun 1, 2017
     | 6,254 views

    The Christmas story isn't neat nor tidy. Along with good tidings of great joy come great suffering and sorrow as Jesus enters the world.

    Intro: How many of you like Christmas cards? Perfectly cut with just the right saying or Bible verse. The pictures or paintings seem to be perfect. I love the Christmas story because it is in no way like Christmas cards. The Christmas story is not neat nor is it perfect. It isn’t tidy or ...read more

  • Finding God Above Our Heads Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Jun 1, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,192 views

    What was God's real goal for Christmas? Philippians 2:9-11 makes clear that Jesus came so that all knees would bow and all tongues would confess in worship of the God of grace!!

    Intro: How many know how many more shopping days till Christmas? Today there are 13 shopping days until Christmas. The goal for many for Christmas has become finding the perfect gift at the perfect price. But what was God’s goal for Christmas? What was the real purpose for ...read more

  • Just Another Day In The Desert Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Dec 18, 2016
    based on 4 ratings
     | 17,121 views

    Moses is about to find out what we all need to find out, God uses broken things!!

    Intro: Exodus chapter 3 is the continuing journey of God to set His people Israel free. Moses failed in his own power to set his people free. He fled to the desert and seems to be leading a normal life. Remember failure does not disqualify you for being used of God. Only men determine that you ...read more

  • Preparation Day Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Dec 18, 2016
     | 7,354 views

    What does God prepare us for? He prepares us to worship, work, witness and walk.

    Intro: We are told that when John Huss was arrested and informed that he would be burned to death for his faith, he purposely practiced holding his hand over fire to prepare for his final test. He burned himself in preparation. He wanted to be faithful to the end. Moody Monthly, April, 1990, p. ...read more

  • The Desperate Faith Of A Mother Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Dec 18, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 9,832 views

    This portion of scripture shows how God's grace affects the hearts of people

    Intro: We began last time talking about the exodus as a continuation of Genesis. We see that the creation story did not end it just continued into its fulfilment in the redemption story. Last week we saw a lot of hands involved. God’s hands that placed Israel right where He wanted them. ...read more

  • First Steps Of Freedom Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Dec 18, 2016
     | 8,273 views

    Exodus is a continuation of the creation story. The emphasis in Genesis is creation while the emphasis in Exodus is redemption. God takes the first steps to set Israel and all people free from sin!

    Intro: Exodus is a continuation of the story of Genesis. In Genesis we see the constant and consistent failure of man. It is the creation story In fact in the Hebrew the word and or now begins this passage. However if the emphasis in Genesis is creation then the emphasis in Exodus is ...read more

  • God's Plan To Make Us Free Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Nov 18, 2016
     | 9,524 views

    Exodus is a continuation of God's story. Genesis has a focus on creation with all of man's failures and faults. Exodus has a focus on redemption with God dealing with man's sin failure to live up to God's good design. God's plan is to make man free.

    Intro: Exodus is a continuation of the story of Genesis. In Genesis we see the constant and consistent failure of man. It is the creation story In fact in the Hebrew the word and or now begins this passage. However if the emphasis in Genesis is creation then the emphasis in Exodus is ...read more

  • Hope Growing Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Apr 10, 2016
     | 7,432 views

    Victory in Jesus comes from being crucified with Christ. What does it mean to be crucified with Christ?

    Intro: I have a question for you to answer this morning. I don’t want you to answer it out loud. Are you enjoying the Christian life are you enduring it? Jesus made some pretty powerful statements about being saved and following Him as disciples. In the presence of God is fullness of ...read more

  • Hope Reigns Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Apr 10, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,490 views

    Despite the wickedness of our rulers hope reigns. God wants us to trust Him enough that we look to Him for direction in choosing our leaders. He also want us to trust Him when those leaders don't appear to do His will.

    Intro: Something has been weighing heavily on me as November quickly approaches like a growing storm. It is often said that this is the most important election of our nation’s history. What we have to do is look at the elections that are upcoming with a fresh and new set of eyes. The ...read more