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Ritchie Ables

Denomination: Church of God

Ritchie's church


Hamilton Alabama , 35570
(662) 454 - 2252

About Ritchie Ables

Education: High School Graduate. Received various awards and honors; i.e., Mr. High School, Senior Class President, and Most Likely To Succeed, among others.

Comment to those looking at my sermons: I would hope and pray that my sermons are a blessing to your life. God gave them for the purpose of ministry and no other reason. We need each other in life’s journey.

One of my favorite illustrations: The biblical illustration of the thief that Christ saved on the cross. He had nothing to offer heaven, no special awards or accomplishments as Moses or Daniel, never-the-less, he entered heaven by the way of Calvary’s cross.

Family: I have been married for 17 years. My wife and I have one child.

What my parents think of my sermons: My parents have been extremely supportive of my ministry and are somewhat biased to my preaching.

What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Having a close and intimate relationship with my wife, she shares when my sermons minister to her and gives constructive criticism when necessary.

Best advice given to me about preaching: To never use the phrase "I don’t care" when preaching.

Books that have had an impact: My favorite books ever that impacted my life are: "Well Intentioned Dragons", "Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire", "It’s Easier To Succeed Than Fail" and "Purpose Driven Church". Four wonderful books that are worth reading more than once.

Hobbies: Sports Memorabilia and anything collectible.

If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Make Your Calling And Election Sure.

Something funny that happened while preaching: I was preaching a Mother’s Day sermon on the virtuous woman and I made a remark about how that mother’s could be stretched out of shape as Stretch Armstrong and just go back in place. I then quickly quipped that some mothers never made it back in shape only to find that verse 24 of Proverbs 31 speaks of selling girdles. Imagine?

What I want on my tombstone: Jesus Must Increase And I Must Decrease