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New Light Christian Fellowship
Kansas City Kansas , 66102
913-515-1269

About Rodney
  • Education: B.S. in Business Management M.S. in Operations Management
  • Experience: I have been in ministry for32 years. I was licensed in 1981 and ordained in 1985. I have worked in several areas of ministry while serving under other Pastors. These areas include the education, music, singles, couples and trustee ministries. My wife and I also served on the Board of Directors of "United Marriage Encounter", an interfaith, international ministry focused on making good marriages better. My ministry style is that of a teacher.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Sometimes you may have to read them two or three times for them to make sense. I sometimes approach things from a very different perspective to make a point, but once the point is made, they generally last. As you read my sermons, please feel free to use any of them for your congregation. God gave the message to me but He did not tell me to copyright them so you do not need my permission if something I have shared speaks to you and you want to share it with others.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: My sermon series on forgiveness. I had to preachg it to myself before I could deliver it to others.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: How God wipes our sins away. I fill a see through cup with water. I add in red food coloring to illustrate our sins being as scarlet. When I talk about Christ wiping our slate clean, I pour bleach into the cup and the water turns clear again.
  • Family: Married for 31 years with two daughters.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They loved them. Before my mother died, I remember preaching my second sermon which was very similar to my first sermon. My mother told me that I basically preached the same sermon. From that moment till now, 32 years later, I make sure I pray about what I am to say and study hard. My father always told me not to make them happy twice: once when I get into the pulpit and two, when I sat down. In other words, keep the message simple and to the point.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: I think she spends a lot of time wondering where I come up with some of my topics. Every now and then she will tell me it was a "good" message, and she encourages me when I share something that is very difficult. She sees me as her husband and because she knows me she understands my heart in a way that my members cannot. That gives her a deeper insight (even when we disagree) into my sermons.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: To make sure I studied my topic and was correct in the information I was delivering as God would hold me accountable for whatever I said or taught to His people. If I got it wrong and someone took what I said and shared with others that I’ll never meet, I am still held accountable for what they shared with others as I was the one who gave them the wrong information.
  • Books that have had an impact: Bible "The Case For Christ" by Lee Strobel Sparkling Gems from the Greek by Rick Renner
  • Hobbies: I love reading; baking and playing a relaxing round of golf.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: That God loves us and for that we should be encouraged. We will continue to face difficult times in our life but by the grace of God He has already provided what we need to make it through each trial and circumstance. It might not work out as we would like, but it will lead to our good.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: My notes got mixed up and I did not realize it until the sermon started making no sense. I apologized to the Church, straightened my notes and continued.
  • What I want on my tombstone: He lived his faith in Christ everyday.
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  • Satan's Battle Tactics Part 5

    Contributed on Feb 18, 2018
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    Part five of this series focuses on our desires for other things as mentioned in Mark 4:18-19.

    Satan’s Battle Tactics Part 5 Scriptures: Mark 4:18-19; Galatians 5:16-17; Romans 8:10-18 This is part five of my series on Satan’s ballet tactics. This morning we will examine how our desires for other things (fulfilling the lusts of our flesh) will choke the Word of God out of us. I shared ...read more

  • Satan's Battle Tactic Part 4

    Contributed on Feb 11, 2018
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    This messsage is the 2nd part of Satan's tactic of using the deceitfulness of riches to remove us from our relationship with God.

    Satan’s Battle Tactics Part 4 Scriptures: Proverbs 11:25; 22:6-7; Luke 6:38; 16:19-31 Introduction This is part four of my series “Satan’s Battle Tactics.” Last week I shared with you the first part on how the devil will use money to deceive us. This morning I want to conclude the tactic ...read more

  • Satan's Battle Tactics Part 3

    Contributed on Feb 4, 2018
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    Part three of this series examines how Satan uses the deceitfulness of riches to destroy Christians.

    Satan’s Battle Tactics Part 3 Scriptures: John 10:10; Luke 16:13; 19-31; 1 Timothy 6:10 This is part three of my series “Satan’s Battle Tactics.” Our foundation Scripture for this series comes from John 10:10 which says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they ...read more

  • Satan's Battle Tactics Part 2

    Contributed on Jan 21, 2018
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    This is part two of the series. In the message we examine how Mark translated the parable to the sower and the differences from Luke's translation in part one.

    Satan’s Battle Tactics Part 2 Scriptures: John 10:10; Mark 4:14-20; Psalm 119:105, 130; James 1:12 Two weeks ago I shared with you the first tactic of Satan’s battle plan which is to steal the word from our hearts. We know that faith comes by hearing the word of God and if we are not ...read more

  • Satan Battle Tactics Part 1

    Contributed on Jan 6, 2018
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    This message is Part one of this series. It focuses on how Satan desires to steal God's Word from us and in doing so decreases our faith and our ability to please God.

    Satan’s Battle Tactics - Part 1 Scriptures: John 10:10; Luke 8:5-18; Happy New Year! This is the first Sunday of 2018 and I thank God for allowing us to see this day. If you recall, I closed 2017 with a message on faith. In that series I shared with you how our minds can change the world ...read more

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