Teachings and Bible Studies


Every Monday-Friday morning, we stream our Bible study to encourage & edify believers. Every Thursday evening, we broadcast our Bible study “Live”. Broadcast & worship begins at 7pm. Teachers include Rick Bonfim, Betty McKinney, Frank Appel, Elizabeth Wolfe, among others. Please join us. You just may never be the same!!!

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Cuba Mission Trip - April 18-25, 2017

RBM Cuba Trip

The Holy Spirit is moving in power and many are being saved. The Methodist Church in Cuba is on fire. We ask you to prayerfully consider joining one of our trips to Cuba.

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Atlanta Bible Study

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Mission Trips with Rick Bonfim Ministries

RBM Trips

Israel Biblical Study Tour - Mar. 6-16, 2017
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Cuba Mission Trip - April 18-25, 2017
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Brazil Mission Trips 2017
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Reflections: Weekly Blog

Noel, Noel

Luke 2:4-7 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David; 5 to enrol himself with Mary, who was betrothed to him, being great with child. 6 And it came to pass, while they were ...

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Battles

Deuteronomy 31:8 8 The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Dear God- Today we approach You and ask You to give us faith. Faith to deny our unbelief and an iron clad faith to face each day with confidence through You. We ask You Father ...

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Glory Be

Isaiah 43:6-7 "Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth, every one who is called by my name, whom I created for My glory." Dear Glorious Father- Even as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, such is the Glory that resides within You Father. All Glory be unto You today as we seek ...

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THE CROSS OF CHRIST

John 1:29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! Dear Jesus- There are so many attributes full of wonder to describe You. So many ways in which we try to use simple words to explain or describe Your true character. The ultimate result is that we ...

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MY SOUL SINGS

Psalm 84:2 "My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God." Dear Father, Today is beautiful day. A day in which our souls sing and we fall at Your feet and so fully acknowledge Your wonder, Your mercy, and Your power. Lord, as we go through each and everyday we find ...

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IMPOSSIBLE THINGS

Mark 10:27 "Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.”   Dear God- We proclaim today that with You, ALL things are possible. With one look, one stare, one glance, one gaze, Jesus said these very words. As I read this short but powerful passage, I am moved in my spirit ...

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(Behold) Then Sings My Soul

Matthew 28:19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit . . .”   Dear Father, We praise You today and say You are so kind and loving. As we carry on with our life's journey with You, we recognize that You want us to be Your messengers ...

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What a Beautiful Name

Colossians 1:26-27 “The mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints. To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory”.   Dear Father- As we read in Your Word today, we acknowledge the mystery that has been kept ...

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Beauty for Ashes

Isaiah 61:3 To grant to those who mourn in Zion, to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.   Dearest Lord Jesus- Thank you for giving us new beginnings ...

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Ever Be

Psalms 34:1-3 "I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; The humble and down trodden  will hear it and rejoice. O magnify the Lord with me, And let us lift up His name together."   Dear Father- You will Forever Be The Almighty One. You will Forever Be the ...

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My Victory

1 John 5:4-5 4 For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world, our faith. 5 Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? Dear Father- We lean towards Your Glory today with a confidence that comes from our faith-filled ...

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Oceans

Matthew 14:28-30 28 And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to You on the water.” 29 He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” ...

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Worthy Of It All

Romans 11:36 For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen.   Dear Father-  We come to You today will full confidence in knowing that All Things are Yours. Through You and From You are all things and You are our Creator and The Author of our Faith. We proclaim that You are our Gospel ...

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Jesus - Mystery

1 Corinthians 2:7 No we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory. Dear Father- As we grow in our amazement and adoration of The Cross, we know that to many You are a mystery. Many can't understand how it is possible that:            You Died on The Cross, You Arose ...

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Fire Fall Down

2 Chronicles 7:1-3 When Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the Glory of the LORD filled the temple. And the priests could not enter the house of the LORD, because the Glory of the LORD had filled the LORD’s house. When all the children of Israel saw how the ...

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Empires of Dirt and Grace

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. Dear Father- We approach You today proclaiming that we are a new creation in You. We stand in awe of You knowing that You have overcome the world and have called us Your children.  You say in Your Word that ...

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Jesus

Isaiah 43:2 “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you. Dear Jesus, Thank you today for being so close to us. Thank you for always being close by. You are Jesus. The Name above all Names. When ...

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Prince of Peace

Ephesians 2:13-18 But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the Blood of Christ. 14 For He Himself is our PEACE who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, 15 by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that ...

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Your Love Awakens Me

Isaiah 50:4 The Lord God has given me the tongue of disciples, That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word. He awakens me morning by morning, He awakens my ear to listen as a disciple.   Dear Almighty God- Today we are listening to Your voice and being taught by You. You teach us to be servants of You and disciples of ...

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From The Day You Saved My Soul

1 Peter 1:3-5 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, ...

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Ministry Focus

Election Gift

Sharing a post from a friend, Stan Henderson: In 2016, the nation saw the most remarkable election in history.  A decade of Government on steroids had the Country in free fall, the economy was in the tank with unsustainable debt levels, unchecked spending, porous open borders taxing its infrastructure, companies and jobs moving overseas, stagnant wages, highest unemployment since the Great ...

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Slay the Giant

This Christmas you will be receiving an envelope for a YEAR END offering. This offering will pay bills for the US ministry, increase the feeding program in Brazil, and support the two new missionaries now with us, Raymond and Dawn Church (children Alexis and Autumn) and Jason and Karen Goins (children Gregory and Erik). These two families are fundraising heavily, but ...

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Words from Rick

“ If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, 5 and constant friction among ...

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RBM Update

The year 2016 has been such a busy one at RBM. Mission trips, new interns and staff, Atlanta Bible Study, Rekindle the Flame. One thing runs into another and we are constantly planning, processing and GOING! The RBM team just finished 37 days “on the road” to Dahlonega, GA, Van Buren, AR, Ellaville, GA, Gloucester, VA and Williamsburg, VA. Raymond Church ...

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Good Bye, Bus!

We had a historical day about two weeks ago, October 26, 2016. Our beloved bus that has transported hundreds of mission team all around the state of Rio was sold. It was time for sure. Over 10 years of service. It was becoming unreliable and often breaking. But think of all the memories created on that vehicle! I personally witnessed ...

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The Church in Cuba

In 2015 I went on a mission trip to Cuba with RBM. We went to the province of Holguin, where the average income is $15 - $18 dollars a month. That was shocking to me as an American to hear how little they got paid. The Methodist church is growing rapidly, and so many are accepting Christ and joining the ...

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The Persecuted Church

10 Ways to Pray for Our Persecuted Family

On November 21 I shared with you that at present 68 countries in our world persecute or restrict Christianity. If you look at a map of the world you will see a huge area that has come to be called “The 10-40 Window.” The "10-40 Window" is the entire strip on the globe located between 10 and 40 degrees north ...

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Muslims Having Dreams and Visions and Meeting Christ

As the Islamic State (ISIS) continues to advance across Iraq and Syria, it not only persecutes Christians but also pushes Muslims toward Christ.  Its efforts to create a “pure” Islamic nation are causing a growing number of Muslims to examine their faith more closely and more critically.  “There are a lot of people turning from Islam,” said Ibrahim Al-Jamil, a ...

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General information for 2016 about the Persecuted Church

Each week I hope to give you a story or some information about what is occurring within the Persecuted Church.  Are you aware that in 2016 there are 68 countries on the globe which are classified by Voice of the Martyrs as Restricted, Hostile, or Monitored regarding the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Restricted = countries where government-sanctioned circumstances or anti-Christian laws lead ...

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Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow is an exceptional athlete. He has accomplished a lot during his college and professional career. But the biggest thing he is identified with is being a Christian. He has always been out spoken on his Faith and is not ashamed to talk about it or to give God the Glory for what he has done on the field. There ...

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Thanks, Parents!

In the past I have looked forward to Christmas and getting presents and everything I wanted even if I didn’t deserve any of them. Now that you’re an adult you realize just how good you had it as a kid. I want to extend gratitude and thanks to all of you parents out there. You guys do everything in your ...

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Ireland

In 2016 Operation World reports that 1.5% of Ireland's population is categorized Evangelical Christian. That's an increase of .5% from their report in 2001. With a population of just over 4.5 million, that's a little more that 4.4 million people who have not had a conversion experience of repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. The religious history of Ireland is ...

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Stories from the Road

Hello RBM family, I am blessed with the opportunity to write to you about our revival trips this fall. I am gathering and will be posting testimonies and “stories from the road”. I know the Lord is preparing to bless both my heart and yours with the stories of what He has done through Rick Bonfim Ministries. To begin I will ...

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WHERE’S THE CHURCH? Called to Mission

In the past 2 articles, we have looked at the church’s call to the harvest and the call to power, being filled with and directed by the Holy Spirit.  Now the third and final call for the Church is “Called to Mission”.   In Luke 10 and 11, Jesus talks about 3 areas of mission work for the whole Church: the Healing ...

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REDSKINS vs COWBOYS

Redskins VS Cowboys. You don’t have to say anything else then that for me to get pumped. I am a Redskin fan through and through. During my time as a fan there has not been a lot of glory days. It has been more of a drought with a sprinkle here and there every so often. But no matter what ...

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Thanksgiving in America

The past week has been filled with fun, reflection, thankfulness and as much food as allowed by law. In the midst of giving thanks I often think over how I got to where I am and why we celebrate the things that we do. With this in the back of my mind I logged onto Facebook to see what people ...

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Hitting the Books: The Magnolia Story

“The Magnolia Story” is a biography wrote by Chip and Joanna Gaines. It tells how life (God) brought them together and has blessed them in many crazy ways including being HGTV reality TV stars! Their claim to fame to the nation is their TV show “Fixer Upper”. This is about them going through Waco, Texas renovating people’s homes into the ...

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Love and Separation

I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving. I was able to go visit my children and it was an amazing time with them. It is amazing how fast the kids grow up. My nine year old is really going on eighteen. He loves to tell me if I do something wrong. It was a great joy to spend time with ...

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WHERE'S THE CHURCH? Called to Power

In our last lesson article, we saw that the Church is call to the harvest. Jesus said to pray for laborers to go and, as we go, we are to do the same work as Jesus did and even greater works (John14:12). So how can we minister like Jesus? We need the same power that operated in and through Jesus. ...

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Mariano Rivera

Mariano Rivera or “MO” played 19 seasons for the New York Yankees. He is a five time World Series champion and a thirteen time All Star. He is considered one of the best, if not THE best, closer of all time. When your team was facing the Yankees and you saw him coming out of the gate in the outfield ...

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Take Time for Yourself!

  So last night I was able to go out and enjoy some time with friends. I think that is key when you have kids. Take time for yourself. Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Right? Being a mom you have to be an adult 24/7, but there are some days you need to let loose ...

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After the Election

Let it be known that a momentous event has happened in America.  The Lord has ushered in Donald Trump as our next president.  It was a close race for the presidency, but the Lord shifted it toward Trump near the end.  So I want to encourage you that the Lord's hand was in this election. In Daniel chapter two verse twenty-one ...

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News from the Persecuted Church

"Remember the word that I said to you, 'A slave is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also” (John 15:20).  It is important to know what is going on in the lives of our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world.  for many ...

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Reading for Pleasure

I enjoy to read, but it was something that I struggled with up to 3rd grade. In my homeroom class, my teacher Mrs. Cosby noticed that I was having trouble. She suggested to my mom that I get a tutor to help with my reading.  After I was with the tutor for a few weeks, reading became fun and interesting ...

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Where's the Church?

While reading the Good News magazine of the United Methodist Church, I noticed that 40 out of the 44 pages dealt with the division within the church and only 4 pages dealt with the ministry of the church. Are we more concerned about the structure of the church than doing the work that Jesus called us to do? WHERE'S THE ...

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Darrell Green

I have always been a HUGE Washington Redskins fan. My favorite player growing up was #28 Darrell Green. He played the game of football with passion and gave it his all every time he stepped on the field. It wasn’t until the end of his career that I learned he was a Christian and that just because he was a ...

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Being a Single Mom

So I was asked to write article for the RBM website about being a single mother. In all honesty I can’t say that I have experience or expertise in that. The truth is that my mom has been more of a mother to my boys. It’s hard for me to say but it’s the truth. I had my first son ...

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Testimony - Dorothy Freneaux

In my quiet time this morning I was drawn to Galatians 5:13-15.  It spoke to me on many levels but what I was particularly drawn to was, “You, my brothers, were called to be free.”   As a Christian, I knew something had been blocking me from a deeper relationship with Jesus for almost a year.  I had been close with ...

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Introducing Dawn

After 2 years of being a stay-at-home mom while living in Virginia, I am now back in an office working. I am a full time staff member of Rick Bonfim Ministries. It is neat to be in a setting that revolves its day around how God is moving in the ministry and our lives. I have the chance to start ...

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