Pulpit Points (Audio Archive)
Pulpit Points audio archive a library collect of various messages which originated in the pulpit of New Berean Baptist Church under the Pastoral leadership of Founder Leroy E. Ricks, Sr. We pray the audio versions of these messages would encourage you to walk a closer walk with the Lord, be more faithful and encourage someone else as is his intent.
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The Power of Humility – In today’s “Pulpit Points” message, Dr. Ricks shared with the attending congregation how important the characteristic of humility needs to be a part of our lives in the execution of our testimony for biblical ministry. Humility is the deliberate demonstration of modesty and low esteem in the knowledge of ones position of authority. It is recognizing who we are and not being over asserting our biblical or god-given authority as a means of influencing others.
In his message, Dr. Ricks highlighted three points from the account of Elisha and Gehazi (2 Kings 5:15-27) what humility demonstrates to the world divorced it.
Don’t Be So Quick To Walk Away –
Seeing Beyond This Life – Too many times the cares and the pains of this life have captivated our lives more so than they should. Some have have devastated by our sin, failures of other and the disappointments of others but in today’s message, Pastor Leroy, examined the the scriptures of Psalm 73. to remind us that just we were have been at times, Asaph was. Asaph too saw some things that troubled him as tings do trouble us.
Be encouraged that just as God encouraged Asaph’s heart when he cried out, he sees ours and wants, desires and pleads with us to see beyond the things of this life.
From Psalm 73 we find that;
God Holds Us – v23
God Guides Us – v24
God Strengthens Us – v26
God Helps Us – v28
What is Your Aim For The Lord – When we set goals, we usually are motivated more so by external sources than internal. As we gain strength and build ups steam towards those ambitions, they become more internal and few external things can influence us negatively, we become driven and more focused on the goal, the target. In today’s Pulpit Points message, Leroy Ricks encourages us, as children of God, aim and focus more so on the things of God and less on the things of this world and of our own selfish desires. Let’s aim for the Lord’s desires.
You Can Only Pretend For So Long – Today’s Pulpit Points message “You Can Only Pretend For So Long”, delivered by Dr. Lamont Ricks reminds us of our responsibility to make sure we are walking with Lord as we ought and not focus on so much on others, the costs and consequences of unfaithful behavior as well as the blessings and rewards of faithful obedience.
When God is Silent – There are going to be times when it seems there is silence from God. In today’s Pulpit Points Leroy Ricks shared with the attending group that God’s silence seems to be more real 1) When Our Heart is Broken, 2) When Our Eyes are Filled with Tears and 3) When We are Going To & Fro Looking For God. God’s silence is designed to strengthen our faith.
What is Life To You – From Psalm 146, God through the writer reminds us of what life is to us, or rather what ought to be to us. We are accosted by the ill effects of our sin, generational sin, or sin that has been passed on to us from the first man, Adam. All these things that we experience can take us away from our God-intended purpose of life but Pastor Leroy took a moment to share the Psalmist’s intent of our life and what is it really is.
Look Again – Tonight’s Watchnight message was a challenge to all of us to Look Again at the God of our salvation and the blessings we have in Him when we obey. But it was also a challenge to us that when we waver in our faith we run the risk of losing God divine favor and direction over our lives. Dr. Lamont expounds from 1Kings and Elijah
Pick A Side – On this last Sunday of the year 2018, Dr. Lamont reminded us of the warning and encouragement God gave to Solomon, to be careful and chose who he will serve and worship even in a world where the lines drawn are blurred. When God is blessing we are quick to praise Him, but when we are not as “blessed” we are not as equally responsive but God is still the same.
God’s Gift This Christmas – Gifts given during Christmas are often give out of compulsion, as a result of us not wanting to leave someone out. God’s gift to the world (John 3:16 ) was given out of a deeply rooted love for His human creation. God gave us his only begotten son, that the world would not be subjected to his righteous judgment against sin.
The Right Attitude For Serving Christ – Yes there is a right and a wrong way to serve the Lord. In today’s Pulpit Points message, Leroy Ricks, Sr shares with us how and why it is important that when serving the Lord our God, we do it in faith and not in unbelief.
Motivation for The Believer – In today’s Pulpit Points message, Dr. Lamont Ricks, shared with the attending congregation some of the things that will motivate us to continue on in our walk with the Lord through selected passages (Eph. 2:1-10, 1 John 3:1. 2)
Intense or In Tuned – One’s level of intensity is not necessarily equal to one who is in tune with God’s will. Today’s message by Dr. Lamont, is a reminder of how important it is to make sure we are both for the cause of Christ.
The Power of God’s Timing – Timing is everything especially when there is not a lot of time to do things. Gears and machinery are engineered, designed and manufactured to operate on precise timing sequencing and God is no different. Dr. Lamont shares with us today that it is important we are in sync with his timing so we can bring glory as He originally engineered and designed.
The Power of Self-Control – Dr. Lamont Ricks take various biblical passages to remind us that there is power in be under control. When we are out of control we are subject to lose control when situations arise and cause us to behave out of our godly nature. Listen with us as Dr. Ricks explains what godly self-control is rooted in, solidified by, anchored in and perfected by God’s word.
Trauma – Trauma as defined, is an unfavorable, unpleasant or difficult experience that causes one to move in a direction that will change one’s mental state. Today’s message, Dr. Ricks shared with New Berean, that all of us will at some point of time experience trauma. God’s eternal plan through salvation is to use some of these traumatic experiences to change our spiritual mindset towards Him. In effect. trauma will cause us to:
Pain Before Prosperity – All of us as Christians, have a journey that has taken us through the process of molding and shaping us into the image of Christ. For some of us, the road has been rough and for some of the road has been rougher. None of us will escape the process for in the process, we’ll cross opportunities to grow deeper in our faith. We’ve been forced to deny ourselves more time than we’d like to admit although now are glad for them. God has proven himself to be faithful through them all and in today’s message, Dr. Lamont E. Ricks, shared with the congregation of New Berean Baptist Church how and why the process is necessary and in place to bring God glory.
Praise For Deliverance – Praying for deliverance is different from praising for deliverance. If you’ve ever been in a desperate situation, you wanted to be delivered. In those times when you were delivered, the overwhelming emotions took over and moved from one extreme to another. Leroy E. Ricks, Sr shares with the New Berean congregation the importance of giving God praise when He delivers us.
Called For A Purpose – Most of us understand and accept the reality that God has called us into salvation by his divine will. We are in agreement with this calling for in it there are blessings and treasures forevermore (Ps. 16:11), but many of us are not as aware that this calling has a definite and divine purpose. Today we’ll examine a specific purpose for which the Lord has opened his heart unto us.
Stay In Your Lane Of Grace – God’s grace is moved by His love. It is the single most overwhelming element of His character that closes the gap between our sin and his holy righteousness. Pastor Leroy Ricks reminds us there is nothing we have done that can stay or prevent his grace from covering our sin or rescuing us from our sin. Be encouraged.
Stand Still and See – If we were stand on the corner of a busy intersection, we will see a lot of things happen and we will probably miss and lot. It is in the things we miss, that are the most important. God is operating and doing a lot in our lives and in the lives of other people around us. He wants us to not only see what is happening but how He is orchestrating his will in our lives to his glory. Join us today and we invite you to “Stand Still and See”.
Encouragements – During certain times we will enter into seasons of distress and want even as Believer. David, a man after God’s own heart experienced a moment in which he felt abandoned, alone and discouraged (1 Sam. 30:6). But God wants us to know, that even though these times will come, His word declares his comfort and encouragement to us