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  • Rick Pendleton

    Contributing sermons since Dec 12, 2003
Rick's church

First Baptist Church
Union, South Carolina 29379
864 427-6241

About Rick
  • Education: B. A. ,Furman University D. Min.,Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Experience: Pastor Ferrum Baptist, 2 years Concord Baptist, 15 years North Dunedin Baptist, 4 years Gourdvine Baptist Church, 3 1/2 years First Baptist Church, Union
  • Family: Wife- Donna, a medical worker Son- Reese, Army, stationed at Fort Bragg, N. C. Daughter- Bethany,married Daughter- Leah, at Furman University Son- Ethan, 10th grade
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Put the cookies on the bottom shelf
  • Books that have had an impact: Of the Imitation of Christ
  • Hobbies: Golf and carpentry
  • What I want on my tombstone: A servant in the household of Jesus Christ
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  • The Eyes Of Yahweh Are Upon You

    Contributed on Jan 28, 2015
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    We were wandering in the wilderness of sin, but God led us into the promised land of salvation. There is an enemy to drive out before we can take possession The enemy is indwelling sin or the old nature

    The Eyes of Yahweh Are Upon You Deuteronomy 11:1-28 Key Verse “The eyes of the Lord thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year unto the end of the year.” Verse 12 This verse is referring to Canaan... the promised land... “ a land that God careth ...read more

  • The Believer And Indwelling Sin

    Contributed on Jan 28, 2015
     | 1,701 views

    What about the sins of the saved?

    The Believer and Indwelling Sin Romans 7: 14-25 This is a picture of a soul in conflict...in conflict with his desires, in conflict with his true self, in conflict with the Law of God, and in conflict with Satan. The conflict is real, intense and strong. It is summed up in verse 24, ...read more

  • Peace On Earth

    Contributed on Jan 27, 2015
     | 1,300 views

    One of the great Christmas carols (and messages of Peace) comes from a man in deep pain and depression... Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    PEACE ON EARTH The year was 1861. That evening a mother “was sealing locks of her daughter’s hair in a packet, using hot sealing wax.” This was one of those weird female ceremonies that they endure for the sake of “style.” I remember my sisters going through the ...read more

  • Hung By The Tongue

    Contributed on Jan 27, 2015
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    An entertaining sermon based on a great clip from a classic Christmas movie. It is about the tongue getting us in trouble.

    Hung by the Tongue James 3:1-12 Start with video clip from “A Christmas Story” There is no doubt that our tongue can get us in trouble. Maybe not stuck to a flagpole... but our words have often gotten us into jams we could not get out of...RIGHT???? That is what James ...read more

  • Good News In The Midst Of Your Storm

    Contributed on Jan 27, 2015
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    A promise for those going through the storm! Praise God.... He is alive and He is good!

    Good News in the Midst of the Storm Acts 27:22 And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, but of the ship. I was reminded, afresh, this week of the fact that God’s word is a LIVING WORD. Not that I fail to believe or ...read more

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  • Last Words

    Contributed on Feb 6, 2013
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    LAST WORDS My father worked for the railroad when I was younger. One night a train was backing up to hook up to some other cars and one man was not watching. He was in the way and the train made the connection right through his body. He did not die immediately, but he knew he had only a ...read more

  • Being A Blessing

    Contributed on Jan 25, 2013
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    BEING A BLESSING Once when I was a teenager, my father and I were standing in line to buy tickets for the circus. Finally, there was only one family between us and the ticket counter. This family made a big impression on me. There were 8 children, all probably under the age of 12. You could tell ...read more

  • The Kool-Aid Stand Parable

    Contributed on Jan 20, 2013
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    THE KOOL-AID STAND PARABLE Jason wanted to buy Tubby's old bike. Tubby got a new one for his birthday and would sell Jason his old one for $10. It was a great deal. The problem was that Jason didn't have any money. His cousin, Scott, in another town, was making good money with his Kool-Aid ...read more

  • We'll Cook For Mother's Day!

    Contributed on Nov 2, 2012
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    WE'LL COOK FOR MOTHER'S DAY! Two kids told mother not to cook for Mother's Day ... they would do it. Nine pots, 2 skillets, 4 large bowls, 11 spoons, 5 measuring cups and 1 whole roll of ...read more

  • You Follow What You're Tied To

    Contributed on Oct 31, 2012
    based on 18 ratings
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    YOU FOLLOW WHAT YOU'RE TIED TO Two hunters were out hunting and come upon what appeared at first as an abandoned farm. The barn was sagging, the house was in disrepair, and there were junk cars and car parts lying around. The only thing that made it a working farm were a few chickens pecking ...read more