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Ricky Powell
Jacksonville, FL
I help people discover the abundant life they've always wanted.
Interests: Family time, reading, cars, hanging out with friends, yard work, and laughter. I am a Christ-follower. I am married to the most wonderful woman in the world and we have three precious children. I enjoy fishing and vacationing in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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Last Sunday I began a series of messages at our church from the Gospel of Mark. You can listen to the first message, "The Good News of Jesus Christ," by clicking the link below. The message was from Mark 1:1-8.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at Pastor Ricky Powell
Hollywood was notorious in the 1950’s and 60’s for producing low-budget horror movies. Many of these B-movies featured creatures or aliens invading the earth or a city. The movies played on the natural fears people have about the unknown and... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at Pastor Ricky Powell
I am so glad you found it helpful! Blessings, Ricky Powell
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We all face temptations of one kind or another. How can we find victory over temptation? Yesterday I preached the first message in our new series, "Filters: Temptation Is Never What It Seems." In this message, we examined the first... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at Pastor Ricky Powell
So you heard a great sermon yesterday? Now what? The busyness of today can quickly crowd out what God was doing in your heart yesterday. Before you know it, you can barely recall what the sermon was about. Let me... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at Pastor Ricky Powell
Photo by Jens Johnsson from Pexels Did you recently trust Christ as your Savior? Then you probably have lots of questions about what's next. In fact, it is very important for you to take steps now to grow in your... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at Pastor Ricky Powell
Summit Ministries has compiled a factsheet of the essential evidence for the resurrection of Jesus. You can download the pdf. here. The infographic is based on the "Minimal Facts Approach" championed by Dr. Gary Habermas of Liberty University. If you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at Pastor Ricky Powell
Has anyone ever asked you why you believe in the resurrection of Jesus? Have you ever wanted to examine the evidence for Jesus' resurrection? Have you ever struggled with your own doubts about the resurrection of Jesus? If so, then... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at Pastor Ricky Powell
This is the message I preached at Fort Caroline Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida yesterday. Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at Pastor Ricky Powell
Last year I wanted to buy a French Press coffee maker. I broke mine and needed a new one. I had an Amazon Gift card, so I did what any sane person would do—I visited! But I didn't simply... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2018 at Pastor Ricky Powell
26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 And he who searches hearts... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at Pastor Ricky Powell
I shared in my sermon yesterday five important reasons you should invite your friends now to Easter services at Fort Caroline Baptist Church. Click the link below to hear my sermon titled, "Everyone's Invited!" I will post the message outline... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at Pastor Ricky Powell
Right here and now, we have an opportunity to help push back lostness by supporting missionaries across North America. As we approach the 2018 Annie Armstrong Easter Offering giving season I ask that you pray about how you and your... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at Pastor Ricky Powell
Dear Friend, Easter is right around the corner! This year, we’re focusing on something special at Fort Caroline Baptist Church. In fact, we’re asking everyone to do two important things… 1. Be a bringer. 2. Be a giver. Jesus brought... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2018 at Pastor Ricky Powell
Amazon, the online giant, is running a pilot program of a new brick and mortar store in Seattle. They call it Amazon Go. They tout new shopping technology that allows you to just walk out without checking out. You can... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 9, 2018 at Pastor Ricky Powell
Hi Caroline. We have Communion scheduled for Thursday night, March 29 at 7 p.m. I sure hope you can be there. We offer Communion once a quarter. We had to cancel the last one when we cancelled services due to the storm. We also offer Communion in people's homes at their request when they cannot attend a church service. As for your other comments, I am not sure how to respond. I really don't know what you mean. But I am sure as a mature Christian you will come to me personally if you would like to discuss this.
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Pastor, let's talk. One of the common ministry needs of any congregation is the spiritual care of hospitalized people. There is not a week that goes by that one of our members or someone connected to them is not in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2018 at Pastor Ricky Powell
Corinth Baptist Church of Lake Park, GA invited me to Vacation Bible School. I was only twelve years old. My parents were not Christians, but I knew that in God’s eyes I had done many things He wasn’t pleased with.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2018 at Pastor Ricky Powell
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Feb 26, 2018
They say love is blind. When we are dating or engaged we are tempted to overlook the bad qualities of the other person. We want to see the best in the other person. The good news is we do not... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2018 at Pastor Ricky Powell
It is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day activities of parenting and forget the big picture. Parenting is more than providing food, clothing, shelter, and education. I am responsible as a parent is to raise my child to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2018 at Pastor Ricky Powell
Donna and I have found four free tools that help us invest in our children so they can become the adults God wants them to be. 1. Environment. Donna and I want to create such an environment in our home... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2018 at Pastor Ricky Powell