Author Archives: Rick Arnold

About Rick Arnold

Follower of Jesus, husband, father, pastor/church planter, theologian, lover of books

Gospel Joy from Philippians

Gospel Joy from Philippians By Rick Arnold Philippians 1:1-7 Intro: A people in pursuit of happinessAmerican Dream: We are a nation in pursuit of joy and happiness. We have even built the idea into the founding documents – life, liberty, … Continue reading

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Marks of the New Testament Church

Marks of the New Testament Church By Rick Arnold Acts 2:36-47 Introduction: The Unique Church of Jesus  Jesus died, rose, ascended, sat down, poured out, and is building his church The church is a unique organism like nothing else known … Continue reading

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Jesus Our Sanctification

Jesus Our Sanctification By Rick Arnold June 30, 2013 … Jesus… became to us wisdom from God, righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption. 1 Corinthians 1:30, ESV The Lord opened my heart to the gospel at about the age of nineteen. … Continue reading

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Interview: Our Journey to a Christ-Centered Theology

An Interview about Rick and Josh’s journey to a Christ-centered theology highlighting 4 essential areas: Bible-Based Christ-Centered Spirit-Filled Mission-Minded

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OUTLINE: ROMANS 1-8

Outline of Romans Chapters 1-8 By Rick Arnold I. Introduction: Paul and the Gospel of God (1:1-17) a. Paul’s call: A servant apostle set apart for the gospel (1:1-6) b. Paul’s prayer: His desire to visit the Romans (1:7-15) c. Paul’s Theme: The powerful … Continue reading

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Jesus Our Wonderful Savior

Jesus Our Wonderful Savior By Rick Arnold “I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are very wise and very beautiful; but I never read in either of them: ‘Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy … Continue reading

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Romans 5:1-11 The Blessings of Justification

The Blessings of Justification By Rick Arnold Romans 5:1–11 (ESV) 1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and … Continue reading

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Topical Bible Study: Seeking God

Topical Bible Study: Seeking God By Rick Arnold And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. – Hebrews 11:6 (ESV) … Continue reading

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Matthew 6:5-14 Praying the Lord’s Prayer

Praying The Lord’s Prayer By Rick Arnold Matthew 6:5-14 Intro: Jesus teach us to pray 1. Jesus teach us to pray (Lk 11) 2. First Jesus teaches how not to pray – Not like hypocrites (Mat 6:5-6) – Not like … Continue reading

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Acts 2:36-47 The Marks of the Spirit Filled Church

MARKS OF A HEALTHY, SPIRIT-FILLED CHURCH Acts 2:36-47 By Rick Arnold December 30, Destiny Church, Carterville, IL Part 1: The marks of a healthy, Spirit-filled church (36-42) I. A healthy church will be founded on the Gospel II. A healthy church will teach doctrine III. A healthy church will know true fellowship IV. A healthy church will keep focused on the work of Christ V. A healthy church will be a church of strong prayer and vibrant Spirit-filled worship

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Authentic Christianity (Matthew 22:1-14)

Authentic Christianity: The Parable of the Wedding Feast By Rick Arnold Matthew 22:1–14 (ESV) The Parable of the Wedding Feast And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, 2 “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king … Continue reading

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Preaching Jesus to Indian Youth (Philippians 2:5-11)

Who is Jesus? Preaching Jesus to Indian Youth (Message in English and Hindi) By Rick Arnold Philippians 2:5–11 (NKJV) 5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, … Continue reading

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Doctrine 01: The Existence of God

Live Audio Podcast Audio Doctrine: Getting to Know the Story Line of the Bible Introduction to the series I. Key Words: 1. Systematic Theology – The study of the nature of God and his dealings with man in a systematic … Continue reading

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Interview: Rick and Josh discuss the reason for the Thirsty Soul Blog

The Audio above is a recorded interview between Rick Arnold and Joshua Hughes. They discuss the motivation behind the Thirsty Soul Blog as well as the methods they plan to use. The conversation is 53 minutes and they discuss various … Continue reading

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The Gospel: A Bloody Salvation for You and I!

The Gospel: A Bloody Salvation for You and I! By Rick Arnold

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Jesus, the Man of Prayer from the Gospel of Luke

Jesus, the Man of Prayer from the Gospel of Luke By Rick Arnold Introduction: (James 5:16-20) The importance of prayer 1. Prayer is a key to harvest 2. Prayers that get answered and affect the harvest are fervent and effectual (efficient, they … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Prodigal Son: A Great Awakening, Great Compassion, Great Hypocrisy (Luke 15:11-32)

The Parable of the Prodigal Son: A Great Awakening, Great Compassion, Great Hypocrisy (Luke 15:11-32) By Rick Arnold October 15, 2009 Intro (Luke 15:1-2) understanding the context Tax Collectors and sinners drew near to hear. Does the Jesus we preach … Continue reading

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The Wise Soul Winner (Proverbs 11:30; John 4)

The Wise Soul Winner (Proverbs 11:30; John 4) By Rick Arnold The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise. – (Proverbs 11:30) I. WHY SHOULD WE BE SOUL WINNERS?

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The Importance of Spiritual Sight (2 Corinthians 5:7)

  Importance of Spiritual Sight By Rick Arnold June 24, 2007 I. Faith is not Blind (2 Cor 5:7) I hear many talking about blind faith, but real faith is not blind. Real faith is when we trust in what … Continue reading

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Children of God: Adopted Heirs Free to Obey (Romans 8:12-17)

Children of God: Adopted Heirs Free to Obey So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit … Continue reading

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