Guts and Gumption! Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. — Matthew 5:15 In yesterday’s Sparkling Gem, we looked at different ways to shine our light into the darkness and positively influence the world … More Guts and Gumption!
You’ve Got What It Takes! Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. — Matthew 5:15 Once while in Israel, I took a break from the speaking schedule at a conference we were conducting to … More You’ve Got What It Takes!
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
It’s Time for You To Rise and Shine Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. — Matthew 5:14 Just a three-mile walk from the town of Nazareth is an ancient city called Sepphoris — a city so elegant in ancient times that it … More It’s Time for You To Rise and Shine
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