My husband turns his PC on to Bill Ritchie's radio program called "Brand New." We listen to the message and discuss it afterwards, followed by prayer. We love the teaching from God's Word.
Pastor Ritchie is a dynamic speaker who effectively gets the point across. He began his education in law school, then switched to Psychology, and was on the Debate team, so he is well equipped to present a case for Christ. His articulation and vocabulary are incredible. He was also a History major, and received his doctorate in Theology and Ethics, lived in Europe, and has traveled to the Holy Land regularly, so his teaching is full of historical documentation. He has been inside the Catacombs in Italy, where Paul had been, and spoke about this in one of his sermons.
His love and enthusiasm for the Lord and God's Word come across passionately. He and his wife Betty are humble people, not strangers to sorrow either. I taught Sunday school with Betty years ago. She had the most radiant face. Joy was evident in her life. She told me about their son Geoff, who was born with an extensive birth mark on his face. She said that it would eventually take his life. Geoff's story was aired on the Discovery Channel, and an article was written about him called, "My Birthmark Doesn't Define Me."
Although we don't stay home from church very often, we do feel the Lord's presence when we come together to learn solid teaching from the Bible and pray. Jesus said, "For where two or more are gathered in My Name; there am I with them." Matthew 18:20. I wanted to share Bill Richie with you today in case you have a Sunday that you are unable to attend church, and you might like to hear a message that could change your life.
May God bless you as you hear from the Lord each day in your own Bible and prayer time.
Have a pleasant day, Kathi