• Rich Hadley

    Contributing sermons since Dec 12, 2001
Rich's church

Vici Church of the Nazarene
Vici, Oklahoma 73859

About Rich
  • Education: B.A. Biblical Studies from Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs. Looking forward to Seminary in the near future.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: What I gun for in sermon writing is bringing the passage to life without harming the original divine message of the scripture. I am still fairly new at this so I may miss the mark occassionally, but all I hope for is to preach Jesus and Him crucified AND risen again.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: "Let the person who shakes hands at the door be the same guy they hear from the pulpit." "Remember they’re not interested in your theology...they want to know if Jesus cares that she just had a miscarriage, that his father is sexually abusing him, whether or not they can find the money to pay the rent this month, or how they will pay for that surgery...Forget Moses on the mountaintop until you can preach Moses in Midian..."
  • Books that have had an impact: Rediscovering Pastoral Ministry by John MacArthur, Jr. is a powerful book that should be required reading for every pastor. To other "burnout" symptom relief books that I must recommend are Home to Harmony and They Call Me Pastor.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: "You all really don’t want to hear me again, do ya?" :^)
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Newest Sermons

  • Dear Editor: Someone Is Trying To Pull The Wool Over Your Eyes

    Contributed on Oct 14, 2002
    based on 116 ratings

    Abundant life comes through Jesus alone. Jesus’ way is the way of sacrifice and service.

    John 10:1 "I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. 2The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep. 3The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own more

  • At Your Command

    Contributed on Dec 17, 2001
    based on 37 ratings

    Jesus has promised us that if we will commit ourselves wholly to the Kingdom of God that all our basic needs will be provided.

    At Your Command Introduction: Matthew 6:25-33 Proposition:Jesus commands us not to worry each day for our basic needs but to,instead, be about our daily spiritual duties. (Outline) I.RECOGNIZE HIS INTEGRITY (by) A.Obey(ing) His Commands 1.The Soldier 2.The Christian more

  • Jesus Practioners

    Contributed on Dec 17, 2001
    based on 36 ratings

    The Practicing (serving) Church is a: Philanthropic Church, Proclaiming Church,Persecuted Church, Protected Church, Praising Church, Praying Church, and aPowerful Church

    (Excerpt from Peter Marshall—"Were you there") ("The [afternoon sun was sliding into its gentle decline] over the City of David. Already pilgrims, and visitors pouring in through [the north and south gates of the Temple; elbowing their way past those milling around in the grand court yards and more

  • To Obey Is Better Than Sacrifice

    Contributed on Dec 17, 2001
    based on 55 ratings

    A sermon for pastors and church leaders. It is a message on leadership illustrated from the interactions between Samuel and Saul.

    I Samuel 14:47: After Saul had assumed rule over Israel, he fought against their enemies on every side: Moab, the Ammonites, Edom, the kings of Zobah, and the Philistines. Wherever he turned, he inflicted punishment on them. Saul was a fighting King. He was a great general. He dealt all more

  • Broken

    Contributed on Dec 16, 2001
    based on 217 ratings

    Designed to be used in conjunction with CeCe Winan’s song "Alabaster Box", this sermon challenges the Pharisee in us all.

    Luke 7 "The Alabaster Jar" 36. Now one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, so he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. 37. When a woman who had lived a sinful life in that town learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, she brought an more