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Rick Thompson
Works at Council Road Baptist Church
Attended Baylor University
Lives in Edmond, Oklahoma
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How the Old Testament Prophets Revealed the Coming of the Christ Child
Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing      without revealing his plan      to his servants the prophets. (Amos 3:7) Perhaps you’ve heard the modern parable about the man who was trapped in a flood and prayed that God would rescue him.   The man heard the v...
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The following is an excerpt from chapter six my new book, " The Long Expected Jesus, How the Old Testament Reveals the Eternal Son of God ":  These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised   since God had planned ...
The following is an excerpt from chapter six my new book, "The Long Expected Jesus, How the Old Testament Reveals the Eternal Son of God":  These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been pr...
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Why Thanksgiving is more than a holiday
One of the most challenging passages to actually live by is in 1 Thessalonians 5:  Rejoice always,   pray continually,   give thanks in all circumstances;  for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."  (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) It is almost as if the sc...
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Pray for Christians in the Middle East
The horrible stories of persecution of Christians by the rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq have reminded me again of how Christian communities in that part of the world are evaporating at an ever increasing pace.  It is a tragedy of epic proportions that the v...
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Yes to Short Term Missions
This week I am with 33 CRBC student and adult volunteers doing mission work in Haiti. This incredible group of teenagers are giving up their Spring Break in order to work in the poorest nation on the planet doing things like painting houses and digging latr...
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On Humility and Exaltation
This week everyone seems to be talking about after game interviews. The first involves the inflammatory comments by Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman after being asked about  a great play he made at the end of the game in which he looked straight into the...
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The Promises of God Find their Yes in Him
For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.  (2 Corinthians 1:20) On March 11, 1942 as the Pacific War raged in the months after Pearl Harbor, the  Philippine Islands were inv...
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Advent: The anticipation of His coming was written on every page of the Old Testament
The following is the first chapter of my new book, The Long Expected Jesus : His mercy extends to those who fear him,      from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;      he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost t...
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A Good Christmas Season Requires Intentionality
Now is the time to start planning how you will spend Christmas.  I'm not talking about a destination as much as I'm talking about a spiritual condition- not the state your will be in, but the state of mind you will be in.  This year why not make Christmas a...
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I'm convinced the really beautiful and significant things God does in and around us He does in quiet ways.  Most miracles heaven applauds we never see. Take Tamara Ellis for instance.  Tamara is a 17 year old PCO student in our group. Several months ago Tam...
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Celebrate the Entire Season, Not Just the Day
Make Easter a Season Why do we, as an evangelical church, celebrate the entire season of Lent? There is one simple answer:  "We are all about the cross."  It is our magnificent obsession.   We seek to be a cross centered church. There is nothing more import...
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12 Books to Read in 2014
One of the best resolutions we can make each year is to read more.  When you read a good book you are enriching your mind, heart and soul.  A person who is well read has a big view of the world and tends to see life in a healthier way.   Studies have shown ...
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Pastor
Employment
  • Council Road Baptist Church
    Pastor, present
  • Colonial Batist WF, North Fort Worth Baptist, First Baptist Columbia, First Baptist Albuquerque, Wilmont Place Baptist
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Currently
Edmond, Oklahoma
Previously
Bethany, Oklahoma - Waco, Texas - Wichita Falls, Texas - Columbia, South Carolina - Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Husband, Father, Pastor, Teacher
Introduction
Pastor of Council Road Baptist Church, Bethany, Oklahoma since 2003.  Father of two, happily married to Teri since 1984.  BBA from Baylor, MDIV from Southwestern, DMIN From Midwestern.  Pastor, teacher, writer, husband, dad.
Education
  • Baylor University
    Bachelor of Business Administration, 1981 - 1985
  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
    Master of Divinity, 1987 - 1989
  • Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
    Doctor of Ministry, 1994 - 1998
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