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  • Rick D Brackett

    Contributing sermons since Nov 8, 2000
Rick D's church

Matthews Church of God
Matthews, North Carolina 28105
704-847-5625

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Newest Sermons

  • The Danger Of Slip, Sliding Away

    Contributed on Feb 15, 2008
    based on 19 ratings
     | 8,193 views

    A warning about the dangers of falling away little by little.

    Psalm 73:2 “But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped” “THE DANGER OF SLIP, SLIDING AWAY!” Introduction: Simon & Garfunkel recorded a song many years ago and the last words of the chorus are: “We work our jobs; Collect our pay Believe we’re gliding ...read more

  • Funeral

    Contributed on Oct 11, 2006
    based on 54 ratings
     | 34,773 views

    A funeral sermon for a middle-aged man but could be adapted for any age.

    “FUNERAL SERVICE” (56 year old man) Opening Remarks On behalf of the family I would like to thank you for the kindness that you have shown during this very difficult time. Thank you for the flowers and food, for the cards and calls, and especially for your presence and prayers. It is in ...read more

  • Just A Stone's Throw Away

    Contributed on Oct 11, 2006
    based on 38 ratings
     | 10,611 views

    The sermon deals with the adulterous woman but the emphasis is placed on forgiveness and restoration.

    “JUST A STONE’S THROW AWAY!” ILLUSTRATION There was a man that told his friend that they had dismissed their pastor. His friend asked, why? The man said, “Because he told us we we’re going to hell.” The friend asked, “What does your new pastor say?” The man said, “He says we’re ...read more

  • A Spirit Of Rebellion

    Contributed on Feb 12, 2001
    based on 245 ratings
     | 19,217 views

    A vivid picture of what happens to an individual when they are given over to the devil.

    “A SPIRIT OF REBELLION” Text: Mark 5:1-5 Introduction: You would recognize him the moment that you saw him. 1. His hair was matted together. 2. His face was unshaven. 3. He was foaming and frothing at the mouth. 4. Blood was flowing ...read more

  • A Fight To The Finish

    Contributed on Jan 16, 2001
    based on 124 ratings
     | 8,016 views

    No matter how hard the way gets we have got to fight to the finish!

    “A FIGHT TO THE FINISH” Text: II Tim. 4:6-8 Introduction: Paul in writing to young Timothy is very straightforward in what he has to say. His words seem to be filled with encouragement and assurance that he can finish the course. 1. ...read more

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  • We Have All Heard The Expression, "It's Enough ...

    Contributed on Feb 15, 2008
     | 910 views

    We have all heard the expression, “It’s enough to make a preacher cuss”. There’s the story of a boy trying to sell a broken down lawnmower. The local pastor walked up and he was able to persuade him to buy it. The pastor pulled on the rope several times but the mower wouldn’t start. The boy told ...read more

  • A Man Went To His Neighbor And Asked To Borrow ...

    Contributed on Feb 15, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 985 views

    A man went to his neighbor and asked to borrow his chain saw. The man said, “I can’t, because I’m eating black-eyed peas”. The neighbor said, “No, I’m serious, I have a tree laying in my drive way and I need to borrow your chain-saw” The man said, “I can’t be- cause I’m eating black-eyed peas”. ...read more

  • When Dl Moody Was A Young Man, He Was Suddenly ...

    Contributed on Oct 11, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,346 views

    When DL Moody was a young man, he was suddenly called on to preach his first funeral. He searched all through Matthew, Mark, Luke and John trying to find a funeral sermon that Jesus ...read more