All posts by Ricky Tippett


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


Look, if someone tries to tell you that they don’t have a problem with materialism, I suggest you smile politely and walk away. It’s like saying, “I don’t think I have a problem with pride.” Sorry, but it just “ain’t” so and you just proved it. Americans are probably the worse. Assuming that Christians are … Read More


We find all three of those words in Psalm 146:5, “Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God.” This verse is one of those great encouragement verses in the Bible, because it promises everything that we need: Help, Hope, and Happiness. If you … Read More