Lovers of Pleasure More Than Lovers of God Rick Renner …lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God…. — 2 Timothy 3:4 It can seem a little heavy when we’re reading Paul’s list of characteristics of society in the last days, especially when the Greek words he used in that text are expounded on and … More Lovers of Pleasure More Than Lovers of God
Uncivilized Rick Renner …fierce, despisers of those that are good.… — 2 Timothy 3:3 The material I am about to present concerns a subject that I normally wouldn’t write about. However, it provides a powerful illustration of the depravity Paul prophesied would occur during the last days (see 2 Timothy 3:2,3), and I believe it … More Uncivilized
The Breakdown of Family Relationships Rick Renner …without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers… — 2 Timothy 3:3 When I was a young boy, each night our family gathered around the table in the dining room for the evening meal. Mother cooked while my sisters and I set the plates and silverware on the table, and … More The Breakdown of Family Relationships
Looks Can Be Deceiving! Rick Renner Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? — 2 Corinthians 10:7 Denise and I decided to attend an art auction in Moscow simply because we wanted to do something fun and different. We were not going to purchase art, but we thought it might be fun to … More Looks Can Be Deceiving!
A Self-Absorbed, Self-Consumed Society Rick Renner For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous…. — 2 Timothy 3:2 As you drive down the highway to a town or city, signs are regularly posted along the side of the road to keep you on track and help you monitor how far you are from … More A Self-Absorbed, Self-Consumed Society
Diversity in the Church Rick Renner And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. — 1 Corinthians 12:21 Have you ever wondered why people are the way they are? We all come from different backgrounds, and … More Diversity in the Church
Being in the Right Place at the Right Time Rick Renner As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. — Romans 8:14 When I was a young man growing up in the city of Tulsa, I always thought I would attend Oral Roberts University (ORU). ORU was … More Being in the Right Place at the Right Time
Strange Gods and New Ideas Rick Renner …And some said, What will this babbler say? Others said, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection. And they took him and brought him to the Areopagus…. — Acts 17:18,19 When we bring new ideas to … More Strange Gods and New Ideas
You Must Make the Most of Every Opportunity! Rick Renner Therefore disputed he in the synagogues with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him. And certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoics, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? … More You Must Make the Most of Every Opportunity!
The Power of Money in the Realm of the Spirit Rick Renner If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? — Luke 16:11 One of the biggest issues people face — and one that people pray to get victory over in their lives … More The Power of Money in the Realm of the Spirit