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

Abounding Grace

Abounding Grace Rick Renner But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound. — Romans 5:20 In yesterday’s Sparkling Gem, I recounted the time we baptized 926 new believers in a public swimming pool during the first meetings we held in the former Soviet Union. But there is more to this amazing story! As I … More Abounding Grace

Second to None!

Second to None! Rick Renner For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what has thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it? — 1 Corinthians 4:7 In the January 17 Sparkling Gem, I wrote about the feeling of … More Second to None!