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New Life At Calvary
Cleveland Ohio , 44103
216-391-8448

About Rick
  • Education: Hamilton College 1979 Gordon Conwel Theological Seminary 1982 MDiv Boston University School of Law 1988 JD Trinity Bible College & Seminary 1999 Dr. Ministry
  • Experience: Pastoring 32 years
  • Family: Toby & I Share The Ministry Together. We have been married for 32 years. Our Daughters are Samantha 31, Anita 28 , Sharon 29 and son Keon 17.
  • Books that have had an impact: The Great Divorce, My Utmost For His Highest, Brother Lawrence, Screw Tape Letters
  • Hobbies: Dealing With Computers, Video & The Web
  • What I want on my tombstone: He was found faithful to Jesus Christ.
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  • Who Is My Neighbor

    Contributed on Feb 18, 2018
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    This is a Black History Sunday Message On Why African Americans Need To View Themselves Differently & How The Media Manipulates Our Views. Power point is available on request.

    Who Is My Neighbor February 18, 2018 Hosea 4:1-6 Luke 10:26-37 Today’s message is going to be a different kind of a message. I am going to speak like one of the prophets of old. In our Old Testament reading from Hosea, the people of God at this time were pretty much doing what they ...read more

  • The Comfortable Cross--We Don't Want The Real Thing

    Contributed on Feb 14, 2018
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    We don't mind going to the cross as long as we can take a number of comfortable and convenient things along with us. Jesus does not call us to comfort. He calls us to die.

    Not A Fan Part 4: The Comfortable Cross January 28, 2018 1 King 12:25-33 Luke 9:51-62 Some of the ideas in this sermon came from Kyle Idleman’s series Fan or Follower which we did at our church. We are now in week 4 of our Not a Fan series. We have looked at Fan or Follower, ...read more

  • Open Invitation--Jesus Invites All Of Us

    Contributed on Feb 14, 2018
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    Jesus invites all of us to consider the possibility of becomeing his disciple, but he he is clear on the cost that is involved in doing so.

    Fan or Follower Part 2: The Open Invitation Exodus 4:10-13- Luke 9:21-26 Some of the ideas in this sermon came from Kyle Idleman’s series Fan or Follower which we did at our church. Have you seen one of those car commercials that says lease a brand new Kia for only $99? You see this ...read more

  • Is Jesus Enough

    Contributed on Feb 14, 2018
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    Do we insist that Jesus meet certain demands of ours before we follow Him, or is it enough that He is the Son of God and worthy of our allegiance?

    Not A Fan : is Jesus Enough? Part 6 February 11th Psalm 27:4-14 John 6:60-69 Some of the ideas in this sermon came from Kyle Idleman’s series Fan or Follower which we did at our church. We are coming to the end of our series Not A Fan. We have looked at the topics of 1) Fan or Follower, 2) ...read more

  • Intimacy With Christ--How Close Do You Want To Get

    Contributed on Feb 14, 2018
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    God calls us in order for us to be in a personal relationship with Him. Why is it that we want to keep Christ at a distance in our lives.

    Not A Fan: Choosing Intimacy 1/21/2018 Psalm 139:1-18 Luke 7:36-50 Some of the ideas in this sermon came from Kyle Idleman’s series Fan or Follower which we did at our church. We are in our third message in our series Not A Fan. We have looked at “Fan or Follower”, an “Open Invitation, ...read more

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  • Telling A Secret

    Contributed on Dec 18, 2012
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    Is there anybody here who has ever told somebody a secret? What’s the first thing you say, when you are about to tell somebody a secret? Right-Don’t tell anybody. But if the secret is some really good news, and you’re the person who is being told the secret, your face lights up, your eyes ...read more

  • What Will You Need?

    Contributed on Sep 25, 2011
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    WHAT WILL YOU NEED? Let's suppose for a moment you are in a place you have never been before. You have no idea how you got there. A person comes out and tells you, "You must go into that room and choose one of four things to take with you on your journey when you leave this place. You may not ...read more

  • Having Compassion

    Contributed on Sep 12, 2011
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    HAVING COMPASSION Let’s suppose for a moment that it was Friday night and you wanted to go to a movie. You’re running late for the movie because you got home late, and then once you put down the keys, you forgot where you placed them. It was frustrating but you did find them. You finally jump ...read more

  • Imagine With Me For A Moment, If You Had A ...

    Contributed on May 7, 2010
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    Imagine with me for a moment, if you had a beautiful picture in your home that was worth over a hundred thousand dollars because of the artist who had painted it. It was a one of a kind masterpiece. The artist had put excellence into every stroke of his work The colors were awesome. The depth ...read more