All posts by Ricky Tippett


“Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.”   –Psalm 127:3-4 Parenting God’s way should not be a choice for Christians, but it is. The world parents children differently from Christians and it … Read More


The Transfiguration of Jesus Christ is recorded three times in the gospels, but only Luke tells us that the disciples had been napping. Here we read: “But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory…” (9:32) Are you a nap-taker? When my parents … Read More


Many times when I am reading the words of Jesus, I am amazed when His words separate people. In Matthew 25 we have various separations taking place: those who are ready for His coming, and those who are not prepared; the sheep and the goats; and the faithful from the unfaithful. The parable of the … Read More


The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.     Psalm 25:14 This verse is a portion of the theme of this entire chapter, God’s guidance. The covenant God made with Israel was written on tablets of stone and laid up within the Ark of the Covenant. … Read More


No, not the ones you would normally think of this time of the year: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Recently, I have been studying the wonderful story of “The Prodigal Son”. You are already familiar with the story Jesus told in Luke 15. When the father’s son returns home we note verses 20-22 – “And he … Read More


The Lord opened a door for us five years ago to have a discipleship class with about 17 Christian men in Central Prison on death row. With over 140 people on death row at Central Prison, our Bible study group is just a small representation of the many needs there. God has blessed both the … Read More


You know I didn’t want to entitle this piece “My Worst Decisions,” although a good number of those are known throughout our church. Some of those will make you smile while others might cause you to cringe little bit. We make decisions every minute of the day, big ones and little ones. Conscious ones, unconscious … Read More


Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. – 1 Peter 3:7 I recently read a story that reminded me of how dumb men can be. It went … Read More


Every man in our church would greatly benefit from being in a men’s Bible study for a short period of time. Our WORKMAN men’s ministry has been offering small, concentrated group studies for the past eight years, totaling 25 various studies. Have you been committed to one of these studies yet? Let me give you a few … Read More


If there is one dominant character trait of Jesus Christ, it is His humility. You see it in every area of His life, from the manger to the cross. Every step our Lord took was in perfect submission to His Father and in the role of a servant. Someone once said that if you think … Read More