Richard L.'s church

First Presbyterian Church
Catlettsburg, Kentucky 41129

About Richard L.
  • Education: BA University of Kentucky
  • Experience: I have been the pastor of First Presbyterian Church for 25 years
  • Family: I have been married for 40 years to my high school sweetheart. We have three children. and 3 grandchildren.
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Newest Sermons

  • Doing Your Duty With A Little Faith

    Contributed on May 23, 2022

    This is a lesson about using the gifts that God has already given us instead of wishing our lives away wanting what God has not ordained. It features the problem that the first disciples were having and Jesus' answer to them when they asked for more faith.

    Doing Your Duty with a Little Faith Luke 17: 5-10, 2 Timothy 1:3-12 The Apostles were with Jesus daily. They saw miracles that would make our hearts stand still and yet they wanted more faith. What more could Jesus possibly give them? The answer is, he doesn’t give them anything more. more

  • The Gospel According To You

    Contributed on May 7, 2022

    This sermon seeks to encourage Christians to be aware of how we live our lives. It asks the question, "If you were put on trail for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?

    The Gospel According to You Colossians 3: 1-17 Here at our church we are constantly talking about the mighty acts of God. How He created everything….you and me and all the birds and animals…How he destroyed the world by water when man proved to be too sinful…..How he sent more

  • The Day Of The Lord

    Contributed on Oct 24, 2021

    This sermon is about the end of time, The Day of the Lord. It looks at Eschatology from the point of a changing world and church and supplies scriptural evidence of the fair warning we are given. No preacher can ignore God’s call to prepare his flock for The Day of the Lord.

    The Day of the Lord Joel 2:24-32 Joel 2:27-32New American Standard Bible (NASB) 27 “Thus you will know that I am in the midst of Israel, And that I am the LORD your God, And there is no other; And My people will never be put to shame. The Promise of the Spirit 28 “[a]It will come more

  • Hurry Up And Wait

    Contributed on Dec 7, 2017

    This is a sermon about the second coming of Christ. It asks the question, "if God somehow came to you and told you the world would end tomorrow, how would you change your life?"

    Hurry Up and Wait! 2 Peter 3:8-15 Sunday 12/10/17 The Second Sunday in Advent One of the most frustrating things I know is to travel on an airplane. What I hate about it is that you find yourself in a helpless cycle of Hurry Up and Wait. You know what I mean? You must be at the more

  • A Team Player

    Contributed on May 3, 2017

    This is a funeral sermon of someone who had been a faithful Christian all of her long life.

    Today we celebrate Alberta Johnson’s life and witness…..but we also come to worship God. The Great I Am. Who makes everything possible for us today. It is He who created us, it is He who has watched over us along the way. And it is He who has provided for us a Savior, Jesus Christ. And it is more

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Newest Sermon Illustrations

  • An Unsung Hero

    Contributed on Nov 7, 2021

    When I was a boy there was a cartoon about a character called Hector Heathcote…….It was based on the colonial days of America and the Revolutionary War. The character Heathcote was always the unsung hero in each show. I remember one episode where General George Washington was preparing for his more

  • The Mardi Gras Miracle

    Contributed on Apr 17, 2021
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    “The Mardi Gras Miracle.” On Fat Tuesday of 1994 I was on my way to a meeting at Normal Presbyterian Church. I was listening to a basketball game. Kentucky was playing LSU at LSU and Kentucky was down 16 points at half time. I was concerned but to make things worse LSU started the second half more

  • Let's Go Fishing

    Contributed on Nov 3, 2016

    Let’s Go Fishing Luke 5: 1-11 As you all know I am a fisherman. It is in my blood. My father taught me and my two brothers to fish when we were very young. I remember one time we were fishing from a dock in the Little Sandy River. Dad had just bought a new rod and reel and my brother Mike more

  • Being Committed To Christ

    Contributed on Nov 2, 2016

    Being Committed to Christ Matthew 4:18-25 , 1 Corinthians 1: 10-18 Last summer Becky and I visited the Biltmore mansion in Ashville North Carolina. It is the single largest home ever built in America. Let me tell you it is something to see. It proved so large and so expensive to maintain, more

  • God's Tattoo

    Contributed on Nov 2, 2016

    God’s Tattoo Isaiah 49: 8-16 When my grandson Isaiah was three years old he had a problem of wondering off and hiding. One day my daughter Maeghan and my wife Becky where shopping at a local mall and of course, he slipped off. All of a sudden they realized he was missing. They panicked, running more