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  • Richard Goble

    Contributing sermons since Oct 30, 2007
Richard's church

Calvary Baptist Church
Orange, Virginia 22960
540-661-1074

About Richard
  • Education: Doctor of Theology - Covington Theological Seminary (2007), Master of Ministry - Temple Baptist Seminary (2000), Associate of Science in Computer Science Technology - Pellissippi State Technical Community College (1988); I also studied Music Composition at the University of Tennessee
  • Experience: I have more than 20 years experience in both full-time and part-time ministry, serving various churches as Youth Pastor, Minister of Music, Minister of Education, and Associate Pastor. In October 2001 I began my tenure as Pastor of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN.
  • Family: I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Kay, for 30 years. My life and my ministry would have been very incomplete without her. She teaches women’s groups, plays the keyboard, and works with teens in AWANA. We have two sons, Daniel and Steven. Daniel is married to Shelbi Deane, and they have given us our first grandchild, Madison Anna, who was born on January 25, 2005.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: The best advice ever given to me about preaching came from an old retired pastor just after I announced my call to preach. He said, "Son, a lot of people are going to tell you to just open your mouth and God will fill it. But if you don’t study, He’ll only fill it with hot air." I haven’t stopped studying in more than 20 years.
  • Books that have had an impact: "The Gospel According to Jesus" by John MacArthur "Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God" by J.I. Packer "Spurgeon v. Hyper-Calvinism" by Iain H. Murray "Dispensatonal Truth" by Clarence Larkin "Rightly Dividing the Word" by Clarence Larkin "Hard to Believe" by John MacArthur "21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadeship" by John Maxwell "The Chemistry of the Blood" by M.R. DeHaan "Things to Come" by J. Dwight Pentecost
  • Hobbies: My hobbies are collecting historical biblical documents, reading, and gardening.
  • What I want on my tombstone: He was faithful in preaching the Word.
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  • Finding Peace In The Midst Of The Storm

    Contributed on Mar 20, 2008
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    It’s hard to know what to do when the storms of life come our way. In Peter’s attempt to walk on the water we discover some valuable principles that will help us face those storms while giving glory to our Lord.

    Title: Finding Peace In The Midst Of The Storm Series: God Uses Broken Vessels Text: Matthew 14:22-32 Introduction Tom Dooley was a young doctor who organized hospitals, raised money, and literally poured out his life in the service of the afflicted peoples of Southeast Asia. Here was a ...read more

  • You Can Make A Difference

    Contributed on Mar 20, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
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    God often calls us to minister in ways that seem to be beyond our abilities. Like Moses, God always equips us sufficiently to accomplish what He calls us to do.

    Title: You Can Make A Difference Series: God Uses Broken Vessels Text: Exodus 3:1-10 Introduction In 1829, Martin Van Buren sent the following letter to then President Andrew Jackson: To: President Jackson The canal system of this country is being threatened by the spread of a new form ...read more

  • How To Cope With Stress

    Contributed on Mar 20, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
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    Stress is normal, and can be healthy. How we deal with it is what makes the difference. John the Baptist shows us how to cope in times of extreme stress by trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Title: How To Cope With Stress Series: God Uses Broken Vessels Text: Luke 7:19-23 Subject: Stress is normal, and can be healthy. How we deal with it is what makes the difference. Introduction Psalm 23 Antithesis The clock is my dictator, I shall not rest. It makes me lie down only when ...read more

  • How To Recover From Spiritual Victory

    Contributed on Mar 19, 2008
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    Satan’s fiercest attacks often come in those moments when we are basking in our spiritual victories; when our strength is exhausted and our defenses are down. Elijah helps us to find ways to overcome those moments of great temptation.

    Title: How To Recover From Spiritual Victory Series: God Uses Broken Vessels Text: 1 Kings 19 Introduction It was the final hole of the 1961 Masters tournament, and Arnold Palmer had a one-stroke lead and had just hit a very satisfying tee shot. He felt he was in pretty good shape. As he ...read more

  • The Quest For Beautiful Feet

    Contributed on Mar 19, 2008
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    Our commission is to take the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world.

    Title: The Quest For Beautiful Feet Text: Romans 10:13-15 Theme: Our commission is to take the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world. Introduction Illustration: Unnecessarily Blind A woman named Rose Crawford had been blind for 50 years. "I just can’t believe it!" she gasped as ...read more

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  • Tom Dooley Was A Young Doctor Who Organized ...

    Contributed on Mar 20, 2008
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    Tom Dooley was a young doctor who organized hospitals, raised money, and literally poured out his life in the service of the afflicted peoples of Southeast Asia. Here was a man whose deep relationship with God motivated him to abandon a soft career in the United States for a desperately difficult ...read more

  • Railroads And Canal Boats

    Contributed on Mar 20, 2008
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    RAILROADS AND CANAL BOATS In 1829, Martin Van Buren sent the following letter to then President Andrew Jackson: To: President Jackson The canal system of this country is being threatened by the spread of a new form of transportation known as "railroads." The federal government must ...read more

  • I Surrender All – Judson W. Van Deventer, 1896

    Contributed on Mar 19, 2008
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    I Surrender All – Judson W. Van DeVenter, 1896 Van DeVenter beautifully describes the process of absolute surrender in his timeless hymn I Surrender All. If I may impose my perception of this hymn, I would suggest that He reveals the struggle involved in surrendering all that he is to the Lord. ...read more

  • The Bible Is A Universe Of Revelation Facts ...

    Contributed on Feb 17, 2008
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    The Bible is a universe of revelation facts which have no meaning for us until we are born from above; when we are born again we see in it what we never saw before. We are lifted into the realm where Jesus lives and we begin to see what he sees. Oswald Chambers (1874-1917). Edythe Draper, Draper’s ...read more

  • The Infallible Bible-Barometer

    Contributed on Feb 17, 2008
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    The Infallible Bible-Barometer In September, 1938, a man who lived on Long Island was able one day to satisfy a lifelong ambition by purchasing for himself a very fine barometer. When the instrument arrived at his home, he was extremely disappointed to find that the indicating needle appeared ...read more