A Word From Pastor Rice

Thank You

This Sunday was my final day as the pastor of Heritage Bible Church. These past 5+ years in Panama City are ones that I would not trade for the world! I am grateful that the Lord brought me and my family here to serve as your Associate Pastor and then your Senior...

3 Exclusives in Jesus

"Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'"John 14:6Christians are narrow minded. Have you ever heard or received that accusation before? It's true, we are narrow minded. Sometimes we do a disservice...

Adoring God

In my daily time with the Lord, my prayer time follows a similardaily pattern. I pray ACTS: Adoration, Confessions, Thanksgiving,Supplication. I begin my time with the Lord by simply praising andadoring God for who He is. His awesome characteristics. For me, I...

Are You a People Pleaser?

Do you struggle with focusing too much on what other people think about you and getting them to accept you? Does your desire to be liked and accepted sometimes cause you to not do or say what is right, so that they will continue to like you? If this is you, take...

As You Go…

"When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come."John 16:13      Jesus is pretty amazing! On top of the huge...

Healing After Sexual Violence

"The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.Those who know your name trust in you, for you,O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you."Psalm 9:9-10  It was released this past week that the allegations against Ravi Zacharias of sexual...

All People Matter to God

Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute.Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.Proverbs 31:8-9       This world is full of people who are in the margins of society, those who are "in a position of...

Sharing the Gospel

"And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”Acts 4:12 Sharing the gospel with strangers, our neighbors, our friends or family can be intimidating! I definitely get it. From the pulpit, I...