• Rickey Bennett

    Contributing sermons since Aug 15, 2009
Rickey's church

Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex
Chesapeake, Virginia 23322

About Rickey
  • Education: B.S. from Mid-America Christian University with a double major in Pastoral Ministry and Theology and a minor in counseling. M.Div from Denver Seminary with a specialization in chaplaincy.
  • Experience: I have 21 years of pastoral ministry experience. I have been in the military for 19 years. The last 9 years I have been a military chaplain.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Preach the Gospel
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Gospel Grace
  • One of my favorite illustrations: Imputation: two books with book covers. One book represents me and one book represents Jesus. The cover is marked accordingly. The contents of the book represent everything that each has done. In the case of the book marked me, it is filled with sins of comission and omission. In the case of the book marked Jesus, it is filled with perfection, righteousness, and godliness. When Jesus died on the cross, my sins were imputed to him and his righteousness was imputed to me. (At this point, swap the book covers so that Jesus covers my book and Me covers Jesus’ book.) When we accept Jesus as our saviour he took our sins and God gave us His righteousness.
  • Family: I have been married since 1983 to the same beautiful bride and we have three children.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: I don’t know they are not alive
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She enjoys them
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Preach the Gospel
  • Books that have had an impact: The Cross-Centered Life Living the Cross-Centered Life Humility Respectable Sins When Sinners Say I Do
  • Hobbies: Running College Football Wood Crafts
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Christ died for our sins...
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: When I went to the restroom I left the lapel microphone on and everyone heard what I was doing.
  • What I want on my tombstone: He Preached and Lived the Gospel
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  • But It Is Still Possible To Demonstrate ...

    Contributed on Aug 19, 2009

    But it is still possible to demonstrate submission even in those situations by the attitude with which she says no. John Piper describes it this way: “Even where a Christian wife may have to stand with Christ against the sinful will of her husband, she can still have a spirit of submission – a more

  • Look At Yourself As What You'll Be

    Contributed on Aug 19, 2009

    LOOK AT YOURSELF AS WHAT YOU'LL BE The Puritan Richard Sibbes offers encouragement along those lines in his book The Bruised Reed. He said, "Let us not therefore be discouraged at the small beginnings of grace, but look on ourselves as elected to be 'holy and without blame' (Ephesians 1:4). more

  • What The Word "Dwelling In Us" Looks Like

    Contributed on Aug 19, 2009
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    WHAT THE WORD "DWELLING IN US" LOOKS LIKE I think Sam Storms, in his book on Colossians, describes well what it looks like for the word of Christ to dwell in us. He talks about the Scriptures calling out to us. "Don’t just read me," they seem to say. "Feast on me! Meditate! Ruminate! Saturate more

  • Knowing The Father's Love

    Contributed on Aug 19, 2009

    KNOWING THE FATHER'S LOVE Consider an illustration of two children and two fathers. One child feels like he’s just a tenant in the house, a servant doing what he’s commanded to do. He doesn’t know his father very well or his father’s love. He just knows what he’s been commanded to do. The more

  • Gossip: Subtle Poison

    Contributed on Aug 18, 2009

    GOSSIP: SUBTLE POISON Charles Bridges in his commentary on Proverbs explains it this way: "We may seem to make light of the tale brought to our ears, and wholly to despise it. But the subtle poison has worked. 'Suppose it should be true. Perhaps, though it may be exaggerated, there may be some more