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How To Respond to a Gossiper Who Wants Me To Do More

How to Respond to the Grumbling Church Member Who Wants More

Have you been on the receiving end of gossip? How did you respond? What did your reaction reveal about your walk with the Lord? One of the most challenging relational opportunities is when someone gossips about you. When it happens, there are several options for… Continue Reading …

Ep. 244 When a Church Is More Theological Than Pastoral

Ep. 244 When a Church Is More Theological Than Pastoral

Show’s Main Idea – My Mastermind student asked me about a 2,000 member church that does not broadcast their church meetings during the COVID-19 season. She asked for my perspective. What do you think? Should a church not preach sermons to its members if they… Continue Reading …

You Need More Than Preaching If You Want to Change

The preaching event on Sunday morning and the working out of the preached Word during the week are not either/or activities. They both work together to help the Christian mature. The Christian life is not centered on the pulpit because the Christian life is lived… Continue Reading …

Ep. 174 Rethinking Sunday Morning and God’s Word

Shows Main Idea –The preaching of the Word is irreplaceable, but it’s not a magic bullet that will change lives, families, communities, and cultures if we don’t know how to “work it into warp and woof” of our souls practically. And this is the call… Continue Reading …

Ep. 171 Ministering to One Another Should be Supreme

Shows Main Idea – Rick preached this powerful message at Grace and Truth Community Church in Delaware. He was encouraging that body to be more intentional in their soul care endeavors. He said during the message that “the Bible calls you to live differently from… Continue Reading …

Too Much Truth Can Keep You from the Truth

One of the more interesting observations that I have made from years of counseling is how little I teach people about the truth of God’s Word versus how much time I spend helping them apply the truth of God’s Word. Listen to the podcast Our… Continue Reading …

Ep. 154 The Tricky Contours of Sermon Application

Shows Main Idea – When you hear a sermon, it is your responsibility to make any appropriate application of that message to your life. But what if you’re not sure if the sermon was for you? How do you know if you’re listening correctly? Listen… Continue Reading …

Five Ways You Can Love Your Church

The messiest place on earth outside our families should be the local church. Each family unit is a context where masks come off as we expose our real selves to each other. The local church is a macro context of the micro family. Listen to… Continue Reading …

Is Your Church a Preaching Center or a Discipleship Community?

The preaching of God’s Word is essential for life transformation but preaching alone is not enough to change lives and families. A preaching center and discipleship community work in tandem from the pulpit to the living room. A transformational church is both a preaching center… Continue Reading …

Ep. 105 Rick Thomas Preaching On Communication

Shows Main Idea – June 29, 2016, I preached a sermon at North Shore Baptist Church in Queens, New York. The message was on communication from my book, Redeeming Talk Trouble. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or… Continue Reading …