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New Life At Calvary
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
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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 36 years
  • Family: Toby & I Share The Ministry Together. We have been married for 38 years. Our Daughters are Samantha 36, Anita 31 , Sharon 32 and son Keon 22.
  • 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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  • Should It Be All About Me

    Contributed on Jan 21, 2019
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    This is a message on giving. The goal is to help us discover how making the world all about us keeps us from loving God and loving each other. It involves evaluating what tithing is all about.

    Should It Really Be All About Me 1/20/2019 Ecclesiastes 5:10-20 and 1 Timothy 6:3-10 Luke 12 Do you know anyone who thinks the world revolves around them. They actually believe the purpose of all that God has created is to make and to keep them happy. Our society constantly ...read more

  • Will You Do It?

    Contributed on Jan 12, 2019
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    This message looks at Moses At The Red Sea, The Rich Young Ruler, And Peter's Call At The Lake, and asks us the question, "Will We Respond As They Responded." The message is good for a New Year's Message

    Will You Do It? Exodus 14:1-16 Luke 18:18-23 Luke 5:1-11 1/13/2018 There is a question that we have to answer probably a thousand times a day without even thinking about it. The reason is, there is always something seeking our attention saying, come follow me. How many times have you ...read more

  • All I Want For Christmas Is Peace

    Contributed on Dec 21, 2018
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    Jesus can bring peace into our homes and our lives at Christmas.

    Sermon-All I Want For Christmas Is Peace 12/4/2016 Genesis 4:1-15 Luke 1:5-17 How many of you remember the song all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth, my two front teeth? How many of you have given thought to something you might want for Christmas this year? We are starting a ...read more

  • All I Want For Christmas Is Jesus

    Contributed on Dec 21, 2018
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    Jesus should be at the heart of what we want for Christmas.

    All I Want For Christmas Is Jesus Luke 1:26-39 Matthew 1:18-24 December 25th Today is Christmas, and we find ourselves at the end of our series, All I Want For Christmas Is. How many of you have either given or received forgiveness this Christmas season? How many of you have either ...read more

  • The Christmas Story Pt 4. Our Love For The Lost

    Contributed on Dec 21, 2018
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    This is a Christmas message on why God chose to send the angels to the shepherds rather than to anyone else. God wanted the message to include everyone including the lost. Since God has a great love for those who are lost we as believers should have that same type of love.

    The Christmas Story 12/23/2018 Matthew 1:18-25 Luke 2:1-7 We are in the last part of our series “The Christmas Story.” We have looked at God’s Love For Us, Our Love For Each Other, Our Love For Christ, and we conclude with our Our Love For The Lost. It’s Christmas time, and that means that it’s ...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 get ...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