all things are possible Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.— Mark 9:23 When our TV program was broadcast on Channel One in Belarus, every home in the entire nation had the ability to watch it. The proof of how many people watched our program was the mountains of mail … More The power of believing
For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth….— Romans 1:16 In the early days of our TV ministry, there was a national journalist who literally despised me because I taught the Bible on television. An avowed atheist, he often … More Not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ
This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.— 1 Timothy 3:1 Today I want to talk to you about “desire” and what it takes to get to the top — to be the best at anything you do. This issue of “desire” is hugely important … More It takes desire to get to the top
And he had in his right hand seven stars… The seven stars are the angels [messengers] of the seven churches…— Revelation 1:16,20 Did you know that Jesus symbolically likened pastors to “stars?” That’s right — that’s what the Bible tells us in Revelation 1:16 and 20. Why did Christ liken pastors to “stars,” and what does this … More Similarity between pastors and stars
Staying In a Place of Faith Rick Renner But without faith it is impossible to please him… — Hebrews 11:6 I am so glad Denise and I chose to obey God when He called our family to move from a comfortable life in the United States into the unknown challenges of ministering in the former … More Staying In a Place of Faith
Do the First Works! Rick Renner Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works… — Revelation 2:5 It’s not enough just to say “you’re sorry.” That is not genuine repentance. Real repentance, as described on March 18 and 19, describes an inward change that results in outward change. Real, … More Do the First Works!
‘From Whence Thou Art Fallen’ Rick Renner Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen… — Revelation 2:5 In yesterday’s Sparkling Gem, we saw that Christ confronted the illustrious church of Ephesus about the fact that they had left their first love. He urged them to put everything on pause and to remember the fiery love … More From Whence Thou Art Fallen…
Remember! Rick Renner Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works… — Revelation 2:5 Have you ever sensed the Holy Spirit pleading with you to return to the on-fire love you had for Him when you first received your salvation? As we saw in yesterday’s Sparkling Gem, that is … More Remember!
Spiritual Gifts Rick Renner For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established. — Romans 1:11 The apostle Paul deeply yearned to meet the believers in Rome because he believed that if he could spend time with them or perhaps if he … More Spiritual Gifts
Spiritual Warfare of a Different Kind Rick Renner Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. — Revelation 2:16 Today the Church is facing a crisis of morals. More and more, society has no stomach for spiritual or moral absolutes. Pastors and spiritual … More Spiritual Warfare of a Different Kind