Pulpit Points (2017)

The Purpose of God’s Redemption – Ultimately, everything done or said has the same end purpose. The bible instructs us to do all we do to the glory of God (1 Cor. 10:31). Leroy E. Ricks Sr, shares with us this morning why we should what we do and why we should do it to God’s glory.

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 Great God of Love – In some settings, you may make the statement, “God is Good” and the response you might get is, “All the Time”. In today’s Pulpit Points message, Pastor Ricks shares from selected biblical passage why God is good.

The Purpose For Living – Every day hundreds of people who are frustrated with unresolved answers to their most important questions, take their lives or hurt and harm other people. Their demise is so painful, they would rather not live through the experience. But our God loves us so much, he’d rather reassure us in those moments of his everlasting love so that we may bear the weight and experience his grace.

The Body of Christ – What does the “Body of Christ” look like? does it look like the body a physically fit person, a body showing signs of abuse or years of mis-misuse? On the contrary, if we look in the mirror, we’ll see some of what his body looks like. We are often and more time prone to default to images that do not accurately give us the visual we need. Today’s message by Leroy E. Ricks is presented to help us see, from a biblical perspective just what Christ’s body looks like.

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.

Citizens of Heaven – We as Believers in the Lord Jesus are assured that this life (which is temporal) is not all we have. God has declared in His word we are promised and new eternal place of residency that will not fade away but is reserved for us who believe. We are not only citizens of our respective communities but we are now “Citizens of Heaven”.

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”.

I Cried Hosanna 

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

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