The Big Test

The Big Test Rick Renner If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? — Luke 16:11 Was getting your finances in shape one of your New Year’s resolutions? Do you wish you had more money available to give to the Gospel? Do you … More The Big Test


Discipline Rick Renner Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous; nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. — Hebrews 12:11 In yesterday’s Sparkling Gem, I encouraged you to be faithful to your commitment to lose weight this year. Today I want to … More Discipline

Be Thankful

Be Thankful Rick Renner “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:18 As I told you yesterday, I didn’t have much money to spend on Christmas when I was young, but I was so thankful for what my parents gave me to … More Be Thankful

Comfort One Another

Comfort One Another Rick Renner Blessed be God…who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. — 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 I was a university freshman when my Grandmother Renner was hospitalized over the Christmas … More Comfort One Another

A Command That Will Require Your Strictest Obedience

A Command That Will Require Your Strictest Obedience Rick Renner Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. — Romans 14:19 There are so many opportunities for distrust and lack of peace in this world that we as believers must make it our aim to … More A Command That Will Require Your Strictest Obedience