The Similarity Between Pastors and Stars Rick Renner And he had in his right hand seven stars…. The seven stars are the angels [messengers] of the seven churches…. — Revelation 1:16,20 Did you know that Jesus symbolically likened pastors to “stars?” That’s right — that’s what the Bible tells us in Revelation 1:16 and 20. … More The Similarity Between Pastors and Stars
Proof That God Can Reach Anyone Rick Renner Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious…. — 1 Timothy 1:13 Sometimes I hear people say, “I just don’t know if So-and-so can come to Christ. They are so hardhearted and far from God!” If you’ve ever said this about a person in your … More Proof That God Can Reach Anyon
How To Behave in the House of God Rick Renner These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly: But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of … More How To Behave in the House of God
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
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’
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