Rick's church

Rick Adams Ministries
Concord, North Carolina 28026

About Rick
  • Education: Bachelor of Theological Studies from Vision International University
  • Experience: I have been preaching on and off for the past 7 years. I assumed the role of Abundant Life’s interim pastor on July 1, 2001. After a few months of serving the saints of Abundant Life, I was asked to become Abundant Life’s Senior Pastor on November 11, 2001.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Feel free to glean what you want from them. It’s all the Word of God, and He doesn’t have any copyrights!
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: "Breaking the Power of the Past"
  • One of my favorite illustrations: A young man applied for a job as a farmhand. When the farmer asked for his qualifications, he said, "I can sleep when the wind blows." This puzzled the farmer. But he liked the young man, and hired him. A few days later, the farmer and his wife were awakened in the night by a violent storm. They quickly began to check things out to see if all was secure. They found that the shutters of the farmhouse had been securely fastened. A good supply of logs had been set next to the fireplace. The young man slept soundly. The farmer and his wife then inspected their property. They found that the farm tools had been placed in the storage shed, safe from the elements. The tractor had been moved into the garage. The barn was properly locked. Even the animals were calm. All was well. The farmer then understood the meaning of the young man’s words, "I can sleep when the wind blows." Because the farmhand did his work loyally and faithfully when the skies were clear, he was prepared for the storm when it broke. So when the wind blew, he was not afraid. He could sleep in peace.
  • Family: I’ve been married for 10 years, and have two children.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: I believe they are just as amazed as I am that I am a pastor. I think they look at me and see a manifestation of answered prayers.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: "My husband is totally anointed when he preaches. I often wonder if it’s the same person I am married to. I can see that God is using him to speak to others. He has great wisdom and knowledge and I find myself responding to his messages as a fellow Christian rather than a spouse who is ’proud’ of her husband. I find great fulfillment in sitting at his feet and sharing and listening to what God is showing him in the Word."
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: No matter if you are preaching to 1 or 100,000, give them 100%.
  • Books that have had an impact: "The Purpose Driven Church" by Rick Warren
  • Hobbies: Studying the Word; NASCAR Racing
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Take what God has given you in your hand, and go forward!
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Once while preaching at my home church in NC, I was preaching and clapped my hands really hard to drive home a point. An older gentleman was sleeping, and when a clapped it scared him half to death and he woke up screaming.
  • What I want on my tombstone: He was found faithful
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  • Maintaining A Winning Attitude

    Contributed on Mar 30, 2004
    based on 54 ratings

    Discovering the Champion in You Part 1. This message focuses on four practices that will help believers maintain a winning attitude.

    INTRODUCTION This morning I want to start off a short series entitled, “Discovering the Champion in You.” Sitting in this room this morning are men and women of God who have been miraculously saved. Can somebody say, “Amen!”? And because you’ve been saved and empowered by the Holy Spirit, more

  • Becoming A F.a.t. Christian

    Contributed on Mar 30, 2004
    based on 44 ratings

    Discovering the Champion in You Part 2. This message focuses on three characteristics a Christian needs to exhibit to edify the local church and strengthen their walk with Christ.

    INTRODUCTION Two weeks ago we began a series entitled, “Discovering the Champion in You”. As we looked at Philippians chapter 4, we found four practices every champion must exercise in order to maintain a winning attitude. Just as a review we must practice the “praise principle”, right more

  • Living In The Power Zone

    Contributed on Mar 30, 2004
    based on 55 ratings

    Discovering the Champion in You Part 3. God doesn’t want us to "vacation" in His power, but live in it everyday. This message focuses on the power of the Holy Spirit that empowers every born again believer.

    INTRODUCTION For the past few weeks we have been looking at a short series entitled, “Discovering the Champion in You.” I believe that all of God’s children are destined to be champions of the faith. Often times we don’t feel like we are, but the reality is, God has declared us more than more

  • Stepping Into A New Season

    Contributed on Jul 23, 2003
    based on 376 ratings

    We serve a God of seasons. This sermon addresses three main points that saints encounter when we step into a new season of God.

    Introduction This morning I want you to look around you. Look over this building, and the faces of those sitting around you. You see, this is a different place than you walked into this morning. And those of you who came into this place this morning are different, because you just stepped more

  • Funeral For Alonzo Owens

    Contributed on Jun 23, 2003
    based on 110 ratings

    A funeral message for a young beliver, with an invitation for salvation.

    Opening Prayer: Father, Your Word teaches us to “rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.” Today as we come together as friends and family to weep and to grieve our loss, today is also a day to rejoice knowing that through Christ, Alonzo has gone to be with You. We ask O more

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