• Rich Anderson

    Contributing sermons since Apr 21, 2008
Rich 's church

Capistrano Community Church
Aliso Viejo, California 92656

About Rich
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in business marketing and currently working on completing a Master’s degree in Ministry
  • Experience: Senior Pastor at Capistrano Community Church since September, 2001.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Enjoy. I have a hard time sharing them. I, of course, do not think they are worthy of print but if you find anything useful, that makes it all worthwhile. Thank you for reading.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: There have been lots of messages that touched me. They are the ones built on the Word of God. Not feel good or positive thinking stuff that is so prevalent in our lives today
  • One of my favorite illustrations: I survived an armed robbery and made a commitment to God that if, by His grace I should make it through, I would serve Him full time in ministry. It is an amazing story.
  • Family: Married to my wife Cheryl for 11 years, blended family with 5 grown children
  • What my parents think of my sermons: When they're not asleep I think they like them.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: My wife Cheryl is very supportive and always says good things. I guess she knows that's important to me. And I believe she is always truthful most of the time.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Have one thought that I want to share and then share it well. Prepare, prepare, prepare.
  • Books that have had an impact: "They Call Me Pastor" by H.B London
  • Hobbies: Family, reading, writing, music and walking on the beach with my wife
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. It's never too late, but it is the most important aspect of our lives.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: It was Sunday April 1st, April fools day. One of our church members stood at the backdoor and told each person or family arriving "If you normally sit in the front on the left side, sit in the back on the right side." If you normally sit in the back.....etc. Nothing looked familiar to me. I try to make eye contact with certain people when I preach. Not that day. I couldn't find them! It completely through me off during the entire service.
  • What I want on my tombstone: A good and faithful servant
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  • Our Conduct And Our Worship

    Contributed on Feb 22, 2011
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    “Why do people go to church or participate in worship services when it doesn’t make a difference in how they live each day?”

    We are reading from the New Testament letter from James. James is found toward the end of the New Testament and it’s a small letter, just five short chapters. James, the writer, was the oldest half brother of Jesus Christ. He was also the brother of Jude who also wrote the epistle that bears his more

  • Enduring Trials

    Contributed on Feb 22, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    When we face trials in our lives, do we complain or do we trust that God will help us through?

    Did you hear of the man who was dyslexic, agnostic and an insomniac? Yes, he stays awake all night long wondering if there really is a “Dog.” Michael Josephson, the founder of the “Josephson Institute of Ethics” in Southern California writes about an old legend that more

  • Change My Heart O God

    Contributed on Feb 19, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    Are we flexible or inflexible? Churches and Christians tend to lean more toward inflexibility with a “This is the way we’ve always done it" attitude.

    A Jewish man moved into a Catholic neighborhood. Every Friday the Catholics went crazy because, while they were unhappily eating fish, the Jewish man was outside bar-b-cuing steaks. So the Catholics went to work to convert him. Finally by threats and pleading, the Catholics succeeded. They more

  • Character

    Contributed on Feb 19, 2011

    Being a Christian, living a Christian life is not something which occurs spontaneously or automatically. It doesn’t just happen. We don’t just sit back and do nothing about it.

    The book of Colossians, or the letter to the churches in Colosse and the surrounding areas, was written by Paul about 30 years after the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. Paul’s words were written while he was in prison in Rome, awaiting trial. Tradition tells us that Paul would be more

  • Be Holy

    Contributed on Feb 19, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    To be Holy is to be set apart. And how are we set apart? By loving one another, by pursuing peace and by truly striving to be Holy.

    Isaiah was a man of God, a Prophet to the people of Judah during the reign of four kings. We often read his prophetic words at Christmas time regarding the birth of Christ, “Therefore the Lord will give you a sign, behold the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son and shall call His name more

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