• Rick Duncan

    Contributing sermons since Oct 18, 2000
Rick's church

cuyahoga valley community church
Broadview Heights, Ohio 44147

About Rick
  • Education: BA in Religious Studies from Vanderbilt University M Div from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Experience: Professional Baseball - 1975-79 - Twins and Reds systems Area Rep for Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Jacksonville, Fla - 1979-83 Preschool workship program at Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, TN - 1983-85 Minister to Youth at Oakhaven Baptist in Memphis, TN - 1985-86 Church Planter to Cleveland, Ohio appointed by North American Mission Board - 1986-88 (Planting CVCC) Senior Pastor at CVCC - 1988-present
  • Family: Wife: Maryanne. We were married on October 2, 1976 Son: Alan. Born September 12, 1981 Son: Ryan. Born February 1, 1987 Son: Evan. Born February 16, 1993
  • Books that have had an impact: Theology 1. Knowing God by J.I. Packer 2. The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul 3. The Pleasures of God by John Piper 4. Desiring God by John Piper 5. Know Why You Believe by Paul Little 6. Christian Theology by Millard J. Erickson Devotional 1. Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan 2. The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer 3. The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence 4. Spiritual Depression by Martyn Lloyd-Jones 5. My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers Discipleship 1. Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney 2. The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert E. Coleman 3. The Spirit of the Disciplines by Dallas Willard 4. The Life You’ve Always Wanted by John Ortberg Leadership 1. The Making of a Leader by Robert Clinton 2. Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders 3. The Christian Ministry by Charles Bridges 4. Developing the Leader within You by John Maxwell Biography 1. George Muller of Bristol by Arthur T. Pierson 2. Shadow of the Almighty by Elizabeth Elliot 3. Jonathon Edwards by Ian Murray Skills for ministry 1. Biblical Preaching by Hadden Robinson 2. Master-planning by Bob Biehl 3. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey
  • Hobbies: Coaching baseball Piano
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  • Passionate

    Contributed on Dec 8, 2005
    based on 25 ratings

    Let’s get rid of some misconceptions of God. What if you knew that God really loves you? What will happen if you let that touch your heart?

    God gets bad press. And I’m not so much talking about in Newsweek or in the PD or on NBC, ABC, or CBS. I’m talking about in your mind… and mine. Some of us think that God admits us begrudgingly into his Kingdom. That Christ found a loophole in the law. That He did some fancy more

  • Unshakable

    Contributed on Sep 13, 2005
    based on 24 ratings

    Life change happens best in a community group. It’s the best thing you can get involved in to have an unshakable walk with God.

    I’ve had the privilege of helping two teenagers learn to drive. Both of our oldest sons had the same habit. They loved to drive waaay right. As a passenger, you thought, “If he swerves to the right just a little, I’m going to be wearing a mailbox.” I’d say things like, “Whatever you do, don’t more

  • Audience One

    Contributed on Sep 13, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    You’re not the audience. God is. We are all players, performers who live and worship before Him.

    Today, we are wrapping up our series “wired for worship.” But how do you worship God in a world of pain and suffering? The problem is huge. And on August 29, indescribable suffering showed up again as Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. Some say that we can still worship God because this more

  • Caution: Watching Out For Wrong Way Worship

    Contributed on Sep 13, 2005
    based on 31 ratings

    The issue is not: Will you worship? We are wired for worship. The issue is: Who will we worship and how will we worship?

    You are wired. Wired for worship. Lots of people are walking around our city day-after-day and don’t know it. Wired for worship. Some of you are thinking, “Come on. A series on worship? Man, why do I need that? I’m a business person. I’m a teacher or homemaker or student or carpenter. more

  • The Win Of Worship

    Contributed on Sep 13, 2005
    based on 16 ratings

    Worship satisfies. It gives us right priorities. More joy, peace, hope. When your blessings go up to God, His blessings come down to you.

    We are wired for worship! Several years ago a businessman here in Brecksville said to me, “I don’t like that word ‘worship.’ Sounds soft. It’s not for me.” Well, last week, we learned that worship is why we were created. It’s what gives us fulfillment. It satisfies. It gives us right more

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