How to Keep Your Church Community Strong during the Coronavirus Crisis In times of crisis, people need community—especially their church community. But when a pandemic spreads or a hurricane hits, gathering together becomes more difficult (or impossible) for many churches. Here are some steps for taking what could push people apart—and using it to bring … More How to Keep Your Church Community Strong during the Coronavirus Crisis
Lifting Up Holy Hands Rick Renner I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands… — 1 Timothy 2:8 I can remember as a young boy when I would sit next to my Grandmother Bagley in church. I would take her hands in mine, and I’d run the tip of my index … More Lifting Up Holy Hands
Abounding Grace Rick Renner But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound. — Romans 5:20 In yesterday’s Sparkling Gem, I recounted the time we baptized 926 new believers in a public swimming pool during the first meetings we held in the former Soviet Union. But there is more to this amazing story! As I … More Abounding Grace
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!
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?
When God Calls You, He Also Equips You Rick Renner Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. — Philippians 1:6 When God calls you, He will equip and prepare you to effectively complete your assignment on time. … More When God Calls You, He Also Equips You
The Ultimate Sign of Jesus’ Return Rick Renner For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. — Matthew 24:7,8 For me, there is no doubt that we are living at the end of the … More The Ultimate Sign of Jesus’ Return
The Body of Christ Rick Renner For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ…. — 1 Corinthians 12:12 I’m sure you realize that there is nothing accidental about God. He’s very intentional and strategic in what … More The Body of Christ
Entrust Yourself to God’s Care 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 When Jesus hung on the Cross, beaten … More Entrust Yourself to God’s Care
Blind to the Truth Rick Renner In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. — 2 Corinthians 4:4 I once watched a television interview with a very famous, … More Blind to the Truth