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
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
Sin and Its Creeping Effect Rick Renner Little children, keep yourselves from idols. — 1 John 5:21 When the apostle John was on the island of Patmos, he received seven messages to the seven churches in Asia. His spirit had been pierced by Jesus’ words, and he vividly recalled the Lord’s loving rebuke concerning the … More Sin and Its Creeping Effect
Remembering Your First Love Rick Renner Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. — Revelation 2:5 As we walk with the Lord, there is always a danger that … More Remembering Your First Love
Discerning God’s Plan for Your Life Rick Renner But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit…. — 1 Corinthians 2:9,10 From time … More Discerning God’s Plan for Your Life