How to Keep Your Church Community Strong during the Coronavirus Crisis In times of crisis, people need community—especially their church community. But when a pandemic spreads or a hurricane hits, gathering together becomes more difficult (or impossible) for many churches. Here are some steps for taking what could push people apart—and using it to bring … More How to Keep Your Church Community Strong during the Coronavirus Crisis
The Applause of God Rick Renner Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God. — 1 Corinthians 4:5 Located in the very heart of … More The Applause of God
The Historical Meaning of the Word ‘Apostle’ Rick Renner And He Himself gave some to be apostles…. — Ephesians 4:11 NKJV Today I want to cover some of the historical usages of the word “apostle.” You will see that it had many uses in the Greek language of early New Testament times, and you’ll also … More The Historical Meaning of the Word ‘Apostle’
he Queen of All Virtues Rick Renner But let patience have her perfect work…. — James 1:4 Today I want to talk to you again about patience. Early Church leaders called this remarkable godly trait the “queen of all virtues.” They understood that if you had patience, it was never a question of whether or … More he Queen of All Virtues
Stop Murmuring When God is Trying to Change You! Rick Renner For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings. — Philippians 2:13,14 Would you like to see some real, deep changes occur in your character and behavior? Maybe … More Stop Murmuring When God is Trying to Change You!
The Cross — Foolishness or the Power of God? Rick Renner “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto we which are saved it is the power of God.” — 1 Corinthians 1:18 Since Jesus rose from the dead, different people have responded differently to the preaching of the … More The Cross — Foolishness or the Power of God?
Turning One’s Ears From Truth to Fables Rick Renner And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. — 2 Timothy 4:4 In our home in Russia, Denise and I have several black, lacquered boxes that are precious Russian works of art. They were painted using a centuries-old … More Turning One’s Ears From Truth to Fables
The Offscouring of All Things Rick Renner And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. — Acts 19:16 As we continue looking at Acts 19, we find the evil spirit in this … More The Offscouring of All Things
llegitimate Authority October 11, 2019 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. — Acts 19:16 As we continue looking at Acts 19, we find the evil spirit in this man was inflamed … More Illegitimate Authority
The Offscouring of All Things Rick Renner …We are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day. — 1 Corinthians 4:13 Has anyone ever tried to blame you for problems that had nothing to do with you? Maybe it was a fellow employee who blamed you … More The Offscouring of All Things