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!
Do Your Best To Be at Peace With Everyone Rick Renner If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. — Romans 12:18 Do you know anyone who rubs you the wrong way so badly that when you walk away from that person you feel like you’re about to … More Do Your Best To Be at Peace With Everyone
Commitment to Relationships Rick Renner And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. — 2 Timothy 2:2 The holiday season is a time when family and friends gather to celebrate — but it is also a … More Commitment to Relationships
The Judgment Seat of Christ Rick Renner …We shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. — Romans 14:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. — … More The Judgment Seat of Christ
End Time Advice Rick Renner But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. — 2 Timothy 4:5 Today I want to give you some end-time ministry advice — advice that is very pertinent for the present times. You might want to go back … More End Time Advice
False Apostles and Deceitful Workers Rick Renner For such are false apostles, deceitful workers…. — 2 Corinthians 11:13 Today is the last Sparkling Gem on the subject of apostleship. I have sensed the need to cover this material because this topic is so rarely addressed. I pray that it has been a blessing to you … More False Apostles and Deceitful Workers
What Is an Apostle? Rick Renner And He Himself gave some to be apostles…. — Ephesians 4:11 NKJV When I was growing up, I was told there was no such thing as a living apostle. Our denomination taught that all the apostles died at the end of the “Apostolic Age” — along with miracles, signs … More What Is an Apostle?
Why Would Anyone Claim To Be an Apostle if He Wasn’t? Rick Renner And He Himself gave some to be apostles…. — Ephesians 4:11 NKJV Why would anyone claim to be an apostle who was not? In the Early Church, it seems there were many individuals who deliberately claimed to be apostles because they understood … More Why Would Anyone Claim To Be an Apostle if He Wasn’t?
The Signs of a True Apostle Rick Renner Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you…. — 2 Corinthians 12:12 Today we’ll look further at the indicators the apostle Paul listed that point to a true apostolic call on a person’s life. The Holy Spirit inspired Paul to inform the Church of these … More The Signs of a True Apostle
Supernatural Patience and Endurance Rick Renner Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience…. — 2 Corinthians 12:12 Here is an important fact to know about the apostolic ministry: God didn’t leave it to us to guess who is a true apostle and who is not! I’m thankful for that! … More Supernatural Patience and Endurance