• Jeffery Richards

    Contributing sermons since Aug 23, 2001
Jeffery's church

White Oak Grove Baptist Church
Potosi, Missouri 63664

About Jeffery
  • Education: Bachelor in Bible with Pastoral Studies minor from Central Baptist College in Conway, AR. Master of Arts in Psychology and Christian Counseling from Louisiana Baptist University. Clinical Pastoral Training through Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville, AR. where I served as an Associate Chaplain.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I pray they will be a blessing to you. Be a doer not a hearer only.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: The sermon that my parents preached every day of my life. Although at times it seemed long and boring, I am grateful now for the the harvest of that message.
  • Family: I have a beautiful wife, 2 daughters and 2 sons. The Lord has blessed me with a great family. Both my wife and I were raised in Christian homes for which I am thankful and by which I have been permanently impacted in a positive direction.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They say they love them
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She is my greatest supporter.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: The mind can’t comprehend more than the seat can endure.
  • Books that have had an impact: Left Behind, The New Birth Order Book, Connecting
  • Hobbies: Golf, fishing, hunting, reading, computer tinkering and web site designing.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Work as if everyday is your last, prepare as if you will be here 50 more years, expectantly look for the return of our blessed Savior, and make sure that you know him personally by accepting his offering of salvation by grace through faith.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I was preaching on the passage in Isa 40:31 and instead of saying "wings of eagles" I said "Wings of Weagles". The congreation broke up and I didn’t think we would ever get back on track.
  • What I want on my tombstone: A man that spent his life ministering to the hurting and feeding the spiritually hungry. He finished strong.
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  • Difficult Things That Are Used To Proclaim The Gospel

    Contributed on Apr 30, 2004
    based on 66 ratings

    2nd in a series on Philippians. Deals with overcoming trials.

    DIFFICULT THINGS THAT PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL PHIL 1:12-26 Paul stands as a great example to us in learning how to effectively proclaim the gospel. In one episode from the comic strip "Peanuts", Lucy comes up to her brother, Linus, and tells him that she has "converted" someone in her class to her more

  • Evidence Of True Fellowship

    Contributed on Apr 30, 2004
    based on 65 ratings

    First in a series of messages on Philippians.

    EVIDENCE OF TRUE FELLOWSHIP PHIL 1:1-11 This morning we begin a new series of messages. The book of Philippians is a great book dealing with the practical issues of life. It is just as relevant today as it was when the Holy Spirit inspired Paul to pen these words. Fellowship is a word that more

  • Look Up And Live

    Contributed on Apr 30, 2004
    based on 35 ratings

    A comparrison of looking to the brass serpent with obedience and faith in the wilderness and looking to Jesus Christ for salvation today.

    Look Up and Live Num 21:4-9 Let me give you the background of this passage first and then we will look at the spiritual application together. The children of Israel were in the midst of their wandering. The way is hard and they are getting tired of eating manna. Now manna was a food provided more

  • Two Of The Most Tragic Words In Scripture

    Contributed on Aug 22, 2003
    based on 91 ratings

    Almost Persuaded

    We missed him. Our chance to change things came and passed and we did not know it was there. A dark-skinned little boy sat through Sunday School classes for three years at a great Baptist Church (First Church, San Antonio) but someone missed him. His name was Sirhan Sirhan, and at age 24 he shot more

  • For Such A Time As This

    Contributed on Aug 22, 2003
    based on 14 ratings

    God’s providence in the life of Esther led to the Nation of Israel being saved from the hatred of Haman.

    Why am I here? What plans does God have for me? I am only me. I can’t do much for God. Can I? Esther is a story about a beautiful young lady. A young lady that was used to save a nation. God wants to use us in His ministry and work. But God’s timing is not always our timing. Did you hear more

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  • Larry Walters Bought 45 Helium Filled Weather ...

    Contributed on Sep 7, 2001
    based on 42 ratings

    Larry Walters bought 45 helium filled weather balloons and tied them to a lawn chair. With parachute, sandwich, and B.B. gun he was intent on flying (a couple hundred feet he thought). Before he was ready, the rope broke or came loose from his jeep to which he was tied. He rocketed into the sky, more