Jesus Took Our Shame Rick Renner Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. — Hebrews 12:2 We’ve looked at the word “endured” in Hebrews … More Jesus Took Our Shame
Jesus Endured the Cross Rick Renner Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. — Hebrews 12:2 Right now believers on every continent of the … More Jesus Endured the Cross
Rejoicing in Heaven Over One Sinner Who Repents! rick Renner I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety-nine just persons, which need no repentance. — Luke 15:7 The Bible tells us much about angels. It gives us different categories of angels and describes … More Rejoicing in Heaven Over One Sinner Who Repents!
A Self Image Booster Rick Renner Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? — 1 Corinthians 3:16 In the final days of the Soviet Union, the leaders of one prominent city decided they would build a spectacular hotel to impress the many foreign … More A Self Image Booster
Jesus Understands Your Struggles Rick Renner For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. — Hebrews 4:15 If you’ve ever been controlled by hurt feelings and offenses, you know it’s a miserable state … More Jesus Understands Your Struggles
It’s Not Cool To Be Stupid! Rick Renner And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now God commandeth all men everywhere to repent. — Acts 17:30 I’m an agnostic,” the man seated next to me on the plane answered proudly after I asked him about his religious affiliation. The two of us … More It’s Not Cool To Be Stupid!
God’s Requirement REPENTANCE Rick Renner Then Peter said unto them, Repent…. — Acts 2:38 In a recent survey, people who regularly attend church were asked to articulate what the word “repentance” meant to them. The survey resulted in an intriguing and interesting assortment of answers. The majority of those who participated in the survey stated … More God’s Requirement REPENTANCE
The Right Kind of Pain Rick Renner Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent…. — Acts 2:37,38 None of us likes pain. Yet pain is very important … More The Right Kind of Pain
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!
The Holy Spirit — The Great Revealer! 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 Over … More The Holy Spirit — The Great Revealer!