Similarity between pastors and stars

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

Do the First Works!

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!

Remember!

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

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

Prove All Things

Prove All Things Rick Renner Prove all things…. — 1 Thessalonians 5:21 I once bought a violin that I was sure was an authentic Stradivarius violin. Of course, if it was real, it was worth several million dollars. Before I purchased it, I studied documents about how to recognize a real Stradivarius compared to a … More Prove All Things