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Our mission is to help people by providing practical tools and ongoing training for more effective living. Rick's passion to share the life-changing message of the Gospel was born out of a broken heart, restored by God and redeemed for His fame.

Our mission is to help people by providing practical tools and ongoing training for more effective living. Rick's passion to share the life-changing message of the Gospel was born out of a broken heart, restored by God and redeemed for His fame.
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Greer, SC

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Our mission is to help people by providing practical tools and ongoing training for more effective living. Rick's passion to share the life-changing message of the Gospel was born out of a broken heart, restored by God and redeemed for His fame.

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English


Episodes

When a Para-Church Ministry Tries to Run the Church

8/17/2019
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How much power should a para-Church organization have over a local church? Should a local church submit to a para-Church organization? When your para-Church ministry is interfering with a local church, where will you stand—with your ministry or the church? Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/when-a-para-church-ministry-tries-to-run-the-church/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/...

Duration:00:22:54

Why and How Does God Bless Us?

8/15/2019
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Mailbag – I was wondering if God treats His people the same way regarding giving “blessing for obedience” in the new covenant. It seems all over the Old Testament—if God’s people obey, they receive a blessing; if they don’t obey, they receive discipline. Does God still treat us this way after Christ came? Is there still a blessing for obedience? Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/why-and-how-does-god-bless-us/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can...

Duration:00:26:54

When You Mix Suffering and Sovereignty Into Your Life

8/13/2019
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Suffering is the expected, ordinary life for Christians living as aliens in a fallen world. God knew this, which is why He equipped us to live as victors when engaging the realities of fallenness. “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3). Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/when-you-mix-suffering-and-sovereignty-into-your-life/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member...

Duration:00:22:42

Do You Leave Folks Better Off Than When You Found Them?

8/11/2019
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You were in a horrible pit of sin. The Lord passed by, saw you, and lifted you out of your hopelessness. He left you better off than when He found you. His actions toward you gave you a goal in life: to imitate His gospel activity by helping, serving, encouraging, and challenging others. You want to leave them better off after they encounter you—a beautiful picture of the gospel. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/do-you-leave-people-better-off-than-when-you-found-them/ Will you help us so we...

Duration:00:22:51

Proactive Dads Keep Working After Coming Home from Work

8/8/2019
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Generally speaking, there are two types of dads. One sees his job in a 9 to 5 construct. The other father sees himself as a full-time, 24/7 dad, who provides spiritually and physically for his wife and children. Are you a part-time dad or a full-time one? Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/biblical-dads-continue-working-after-coming-home-from-work/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here...

Duration:00:26:47

Don’t Tell Folks What to Do Because They May Do It

8/6/2019
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The fact any person would listen to me boggles my mind. I am a nobody who struggles like everybody, and when anybody pays attention to what I say, it is sobering and I am cautious. There is a profound responsibility for all of us to disciple well. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/dont-tell-folks-what-to-do-because-they-may-do-it/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can...

Duration:00:22:29

What You Communicate in Crisis Communicates the Real You

8/3/2019
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There are at least two parts to every crisis: what is happening to you in real-time and space; what is spiritually happening to you as the Father matures you through the trial. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/what-you-communicate-in-crisis-communicate-a-lot-about-you/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here...

Duration:00:14:39

Being Afraid of Your Daddy May Make You Afraid of God

8/1/2019
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To fear God is not to be afraid of Him, but to be drawn into ever-growing awe, amazement, and wonder as you think about and relate to Him. The love of our heavenly Father is extraordinary, though it’s not always a child’s first experience with a father. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/being-afraid-of-your-daddy-may-make-you-afraid-of-god/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or...

Duration:00:26:55

How Do Your Friends Help You Mature In Christ?

7/30/2019
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Who are your friends? How do they help you mature in Christ? What contexts have you created that help you pursue Christ together? Take a look at this verse about the importance of companions. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/how-do-your-friends-help-you-mature-in-christ/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here...

Duration:00:22:39

How to Be Awesome in Three Easy Steps

7/27/2019
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What if your husband was awesome? What if your wife was awesome? How do you help your children to live in awesomeness? These are important questions and, fortunately, the Bible does not leave us in the dark when it comes to being remarkable individuals. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/how-to-be-awesome-in-three-easy-steps/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a...

Duration:00:22:23

Impacting Lives Near and Far, at the Same Time

7/26/2019
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Travel Update – On June 1, 2019, our family set out for a 60-day trip through Florida. The purpose of this travel season was to speak, counsel, consult, and connect with churches, key ministry leaders, and donors who support this work. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/impacting-lives-near-far-time/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring...

Duration:00:13:59

A Quick and Simple Way to Know a Person

7/25/2019
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Show me a person’s friends and the content that he consumes, and I will tell you what kind of man he is. The quickest and most straightforward way to know a person is by assessing their relationships and the things that they put into their minds. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/a-quick-and-simple-way-to-know-a-person/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a...

Duration:00:14:30

The Man Who Destroyed Our Home Wants Forgiveness

7/23/2019
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Biff destroyed his marriage. Shortly after that, he experienced conviction from God for what he did. In response to the Lord's maneuvering in his heart, Biff made an authentic confession to God and his wife. Sin has entangled Biff (Galatians 6:1). He was actively participating in a hedonistic lifestyle. Now he is walking out repentance, which means he is actively walking away from his ungodly life. Part of this process was his request to come alongside his wife in a mutual effort to rebuild...

Duration:00:26:43

How to Agree to Disagree and Still Enjoy Each Other

7/20/2019
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Some conflict does not end with an agreement. There are times when the best you can do is "agree to disagree." As you think about this popular cliche, it's vital to start with your heart motivations rather than the thing that is dividing you. In this podcast, I'm going to show you how to assess yourself biblically. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/how-to-agree-to-disagree-and-still-enjoy-each-other/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a...

Duration:00:26:47

Seven Tips for the Parent Who Blew It with Their Children

7/18/2019
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The Father regenerated me when I was 25-years old. My parents did not rear me in a Christian home, and you could describe my childhood years as dysfunctional. My parents could not have done a more mediocre job, but the Lord chose to save me anyway. Some parents need to hear how God can save in spite of their mistakes. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/seven-tips-for-the-parent-who-blew-it-with-their-children/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can...

Duration:00:22:28

Start Here When Working through Your Personal Hurt

7/16/2019
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When a problem happens or someone does something to hurt you, where do you begin working through this relational problem? What is your starting point? May I make a suggestion to help you work through hurts, whether they are of your making or what someone did to you? Read Here: rickthomas.net/start-here-when-w…ur-personal-hurt/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make...

Duration:00:26:55

How to Keep from Being Overwhelmed by People Problems

7/13/2019
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Nobody loved people more than Jesus. Nobody was less controlled by people than Jesus. He found and lived in the perfect relational sweet spot of, “I love you, but you will not control me.” How about you? Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/how-to-keep-from-being-overwhelmed-by-people-problems/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s)...

Duration:00:26:54

I’ll Do My Own Thing Since God Does Not Have My Back

7/11/2019
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If God is good, why is evil in the world? How can these two things—good and suffering—exist at the same time, especially if there is a loving and omnipotent God? A glance around the Internet says evil is in our world that is increasing and the Lord has had several millennia to solve this problem, but He has not done so. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/ill-do-my-own-thing-since-god-does-not-have-my-back/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can...

Duration:00:26:46

Being Honest about ADHD

7/9/2019
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Mailbag – Will you write about the differences between the secular view and biblical view of ADHD and depression? I would like to know if there are ever times when treating with medications are appropriate. I have multiple friends dealing with these issues. Thank you so much for your ministry. It has been helpful and edifying. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/being-honest-about-adhd-2/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting...

Duration:00:27:00

Slow Down Before You Map Your Experience Over Others

7/6/2019
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A blogger’s nightmare is when a person reads their article, pulls a point from it, and responds unkindly to the post. It often happens after I have posted a blurb on Facebook. Someone will respond uncharitably without doing the work of understanding the context or taking the time to ask questions. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/slow-down-before-you-map-your-experience-over-others/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member...

Duration:00:22:00