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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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  • Zombie Christians

    Contributed on Apr 15, 2018
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    This message used the illustration of a Zombie to explain how Christians can walk on this earth and not beaware of the spiritual power and impact that they are supposed to have and exhibit.

    Zombie Christians Scriptures: Rev. 3:5-6; 15-16; Heb. 10:23-25; James 2:14-24 Since the start of the year I have been sharing with you how we are in a battle. I have focused on the spiritual battle that we are fighting against Satan but starting with this message I will be shifting to the ...read more

  • Can God Trust Me?

    Contributed on Apr 8, 2018
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    This message focuses on whether or not we can be trusted by God based on the three primary drivers for building trust: benevolence, ability and integrity.

    Can God Trust Me? Scriptures: Psalm 62:8-12; Matthew 6:28-33; 1 John 5:1-5 The title of my message this morning is “Can God Trust Me?” This is the month we decided to give God our very best and to accomplish this task it requires a lot of trust. Everyone hearing my words today, or who will ...read more

  • Easter 2018: The Walking Dead

    Contributed on Apr 1, 2018
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    This message is about how we are to be dead to sin because Jesus died for our sins forever delivering us from its power.

    The Walking Dead Easter 2018 Scriptures: Matthew 27:50-54; Luke 9:59-60; Romans 6 When Jesus took His last breath, this is what is recorded in Matthew 27:52-53 says, “The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised and coming out of the tombs after ...read more

  • Satan's Battle Tactics Part 7

    Contributed on Mar 11, 2018
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    This is the conclusion of the series. This messages focuses on how we can defend ourselves against all of the battle tactis of our enemy.

    Satan’s Battle Plan – Part 7 Scriptures: Luke 8:5-18; Mark 4: 26-32; Isaiah 55:10-12 This message will conclude this series on Satan’s battle tactics. Throughout this series we have discussed Jesus’ parable of the seeds as captured in Luke chapter eight and Mark chapter four. Keep in mind ...read more

  • Satan's Battle Tactic Part 6

    Contributed on Mar 5, 2018
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    Part 6 of this series focuses on how our lifestyle can give Satan the power to threaten us into silence when it comes to speaking the Word of God in our lives and the lives of others.

    Satan’s Battle Tactics Part 6 Scriptures: John 10:10; Acts 4:1-21; Matthew 10:28 Last week we traveled home to bury Nikki’s grandmother. Grandma Bea was one hundred years old when she died and she never once that I know of ever lost her faith in God. In the worst circumstances that I ...read more

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