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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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  • Make The Choice

    Contributed on Jan 6, 2019
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    This messages asks the people to make the choice to fully serve God. The foundation Scriptures comes from Joshua chapter 24.

    Make The Choice! Scriptures: Joshua 24:14-15; Judges 2:1-13 Last week for the final message of 2018, Bro. Jarell shared with us a message about transitional faith. He talked about how we go through transitions throughout our lives and how our faith equips and enables us to transition through ...read more

  • The Gift Is In The Box

    Contributed on Dec 25, 2018
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    This is my Christmas 2018 message. It's about having an intimate relationship with Jesus versus having a superficial relationship with Him.

    The Gift Is In The Box Scriptures: Prov. 20:11; John 3:16; 1 Cor. 13:11; Luke 7:36-50 In 2017 I did a series entitled “It’s Time to Grow Up.” In that series I shared with you the differences between a mature Christian and one that is not mature. One of the foundation Scriptures was found in ...read more

  • A Living Sacrifice To God Part 9

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2018
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    This message focuses on Romans 12:15-16.

    A Living Sacrifice To God Part 9 Scriptures: Romans 12:15-16 This message is the conclusion of my series “A Living Sacrifice To God.” In this message we will look at verses fifteen and sixteen. Some of you know that I like the cartoon “Calvin and Hobbes” by Bill Watterson. If you have ever ...read more

  • A Living Sacrifice To God Part 8

    Contributed on Dec 2, 2018
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    This message focuses on Romans 12:14, 17-21 which instructs us on how to deal with those who are persecuting us.

    A Living Sacrifice To God Part 8 Scriptures: Romans 12:14, 17-21; Luke 6:12-16; Galatians 6:1-2 This is part eight of my series “A Living Sacrifice to God.” This morning we will be examining verses fourteen and seventeen through twenty-one as these verses all have a common theme. Next week I ...read more

  • A Living Sacrifice To God Part 7

    Contributed on Nov 18, 2018
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    Part 7 focuses on Romans 12:13 which discusses our obligation to take care of the needs of others.

    A Living Sacrifice To God Part 7 Scriptures: Romans 12:13; James 2:15-16; 1 Timothy 3:2 This is part seven of my series “A Living Sacrifice to God.” As many of you know I grew up in a small country Church in Tennessee. While most of the older members of the Church were not the most educated ...read more

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