How did this make an impact?

  1. God’s number one purpose is not to “make” us like Christ. He cant “make” us be anything. His number one purpose is for men and women, young people to be reconciled unto Him. Then they can, by loving obedience, learn to walk in the steps of Jesus Christ.
    No pastor can make people like Christ. The best they can do is be an example to the flock to imitate. Each has to decide to put off the old man and put on the new man. They have to decide to be mature in Christ. Let’s stop trying to pressure and make people into something and let them see us walk for an example to follow.

  2. i’m highly blessed by this teaching.God bless you pastor Rick.

  3. Derwin D Gipson July 8, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    GREAT!!!

  4. Thank you for those three powerful words: Look… Remember… Do… The Word of God. Bless you all.

  5. John C Favalora July 4, 2019 at 8:29 am

    great exhortation. not many articles on the “why” of preaching

  6. Marlyss HUMPHREY July 4, 2019 at 7:02 am

    Good word need more on that

  7. rubyrebustillo July 4, 2019 at 5:16 am

    Thank you pastor. May the Lord continue to bless your congregation.

  8. Frances Herman July 4, 2019 at 3:27 am

    Thank you for your inspiration, it helps me to understand that being a pastor is not in words alone, but also in deeds

  9. Great stuff! Glory to God.

  10. Feels like we need a follow up to this to show us how!

  11. Now I know why I am so discouraged about teaching and preaching! when people are not responding to God’s Word by doing what God said in the Bible, it is discouraging!
    If the purpose of God is not clearly communicated through preaching and teaching, we will lose the interest in preaching and teaching, and people will lose the interest in hearing it! It is all useless! Thanks for Pastor Rick, you just pointed directly to my heart!

  12. Thanks for this educative piece. I love it

  13. I am all in on these thoughts and feel the urgency to do exactly what you are saying… I have recently added another takeaway to all of my sermon-to-life wrap-ups- asking the congregation to seek the Lord as to with whom they could share today’s message. Another piece of the preaching puzzle is that the fallow ground of listeners hearts be plowed and prepared. Praying much for this.

  14. Alfredo Cercle July 3, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Clear and to the point. Thanks for sharing God’s Grace.

  15. February Hill July 3, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Awesome reinforcement for some and eye opener for others.

  16. Thank you for this.

  17. Powerful knowledge,
    Thanks pastor.

  18. Wow I am impressed and imparted by knowledge of the purpose of preaching. God bless you pastor