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New Life At Calvary
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
216-391-8448

About Rick
  • Education: Hamilton College 1979 Gordon Conwel Theological Seminary 1982 MDiv Boston University School of Law 1988 JD Trinity Bible College & Seminary 1999 Dr. Ministry
  • Experience: Pastoring 36 years
  • Family: Toby & I Share The Ministry Together. We have been married for 38 years. Our Daughters are Samantha 36, Anita 31 , Sharon 32 and son Keon 22.
  • Books that have had an impact: The Great Divorce, My Utmost For His Highest, Brother Lawrence, Screw Tape Letters
  • Hobbies: Dealing With Computers, Video & The Web
  • What I want on my tombstone: He was found faithful to Jesus Christ.
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  • Eulogy James Smith Sr.

    Contributed on Nov 7, 2018
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    This is the eulogy I did for my father. He had 9 kids by 4 mothers. We had very different views of our father. He became a Christian later in life. This message attempts to bring healing and hope to all 9 of us.

    Eulogy James Smith 10/30/2018 There were a lot of important things going on in 1939. The United States was hosting the World Fair. Hitler was making plans to invade Poland. Russia was planning to invade Finland, and most of the World was about to break out in World War ...read more

  • I Could Not Have Done It Without You!

    Contributed on Oct 28, 2018
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    This is a lay pastor's appreciation message. It's about helping without always getting recognition for it. It looks at Hur in the Bible. Sometimes God wants us in the backgroung out of the spotlight.

    I Could Not Have Done It Without You. 1 Chronicles 11:10-14 Romans 16:2-13 How do you feel when someone does something and they look at you and say, “I Couldn’t Have Done It Without You.” Today as we honor our lay pastors and look back at how God has used us in the past, we say, we could not have ...read more

  • Eulogy Juliette Deadwyler

    Contributed on Oct 25, 2018
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    Euglogy for a woman who was a Christian, loved her family, and was married for 61 years.

    Eulogy For Juliette Deadwyler Psalms 139:13-139:16 There are some people in the Bible who we know instantly at the sound of their name. Names like Moses, Esther, Peter, Mary and Paul. Yet there are people whose names we don’t know yet their actions changed history, the little girl who told Namaan ...read more

  • To Make It In Life, I Need To Give Encouragement And Appreciation

    Contributed on Oct 23, 2018
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    We miss out on blessings from God and from others when we fail to willingly give out encouragement and appreciation. Barnabus, The Son of Encouragment should be the example for us to follow.

    To Make It In Life In Need To Give Encouragement & Appreciation Luke 17:11-19 Acts 4:32-37 10/21/2018 If you want to get more out of life, there are two traits that you will need to be a blessing and to be more blessed. Is there anyone here who does not want to receive all the blessings that ...read more

  • Take Courage- For You Must Also_____________________!

    Contributed on Oct 12, 2018
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    What do we do when we do God's will and things don't work out the way we intend for them to work out?

    Take Courage, You Must Also_________________ 1 Samuel 23:7-18 Acts 16:6-10 Have you ever did something you felt led by the Lord to do and you believed you had a good motive for doing so, and it still seemed to blow up in your face? David had been running for his life trying to get away ...read more

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  • Telling A Secret

    Contributed on Dec 18, 2012
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    Is there anybody here who has ever told somebody a secret? What’s the first thing you say, when you are about to tell somebody a secret? Right-Don’t tell anybody. But if the secret is some really good news, and you’re the person who is being told the secret, your face lights up, your eyes get ...read more

  • What Will You Need?

    Contributed on Sep 25, 2011
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    WHAT WILL YOU NEED? Let's suppose for a moment you are in a place you have never been before. You have no idea how you got there. A person comes out and tells you, "You must go into that room and choose one of four things to take with you on your journey when you leave this place. You may not ...read more

  • Having Compassion

    Contributed on Sep 12, 2011
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    HAVING COMPASSION Let’s suppose for a moment that it was Friday night and you wanted to go to a movie. You’re running late for the movie because you got home late, and then once you put down the keys, you forgot where you placed them. It was frustrating but you did find them. You finally jump ...read more

  • Imagine With Me For A Moment, If You Had A ...

    Contributed on May 7, 2010
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    Imagine with me for a moment, if you had a beautiful picture in your home that was worth over a hundred thousand dollars because of the artist who had painted it. It was a one of a kind masterpiece. The artist had put excellence into every stroke of his work The colors were awesome. The depth ...read more