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Look Good! (2)

Look Good! (2)

When you’re upset, it’s tempting to ‘hand out other people’s dirty laundry’. But making yourself look good at somebody else’s expense always backfires. One Christian author observes: ‘That righteous feeling turns to shame faster than you can walk away, hang up the ‘phone, or

Bob Gass

September 30th, 2015

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Look Good! (1)

Look Good! (1)

Your tongue is just inches from your brain, but the way some of us rattle on, you’d think our mouths and minds were miles apart! James says, ‘…The tongue…corrupts the whole body…’ (James 3:5-6 NIV). Author Ramona Cramer Tucker writes: ‘I admit I’m a talker …I don’t set out ...

Bob Gass

September 29th, 2015

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Scrap the Entitled Attitude!

Scrap the Entitled Attitude!

The Bible says, ‘…through love serve one another.’ In other words, ‘Get rid of the you-owe-me attitude and develop an IOU mindset.’ Some of us think: 1) A lifetime job with good pay and a guaranteed retirement plan at sixty-five come with just being born. 2) Promotion is ...

Bob Gass

September 28th, 2015

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What Are You Called to Do?

What Are You Called to Do?

Your value in God’s eyes was established at the cross. The Bible says, ‘He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all—how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?’ (Romans 8:32 NIV) Notice the words ‘all things’. We are all equal in ...

Bob Gass

September 27th, 2015

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Characteristics of Godly Leadership

Characteristics of Godly Leadership

Leadership in business, politics, and public service doesn’t automatically qualify you for leadership in church. J Oswald Sanders says, ‘The overriding need of the church is for a leadership that’s authoritative, spiritual, and sacrificial.’ Let’s look at each of those ...

Bob Gass

September 26th, 2015

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Think Creatively (4)

Think Creatively (4)

Observe: 1) Creative thinking usually begins when you’re in a crisis. Think about the Red Sea, the Battle of Jericho, and Goliath. Israel’s most spectacular victories came about when they were in seemingly impossible situations. That’s why God said, ‘Be still, and know that ...

Bob Gass

September 25th, 2015

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Think Creatively (3)

Think Creatively (3)

Not everybody is willing to think creatively, and some people resent those who do. The apostle John said: ‘I have written briefly to the church; but Diotrephes, who likes to take the lead among them and put himself first, does not acknowledge my authority and refuses to ...

Bob Gass

September 24th, 2015

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Think Creatively (2)

Think Creatively (2)

God sees things others don’t, and He talks about them as though they were established facts. In the King James Version, the same verse reads: ‘God…calls things that are not, as though they were.’ And since you are made in His image, you need to do the same. In other words, ...

Bob Gass

September 23rd, 2015

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Think Creatively(1)

Think Creatively(1)

The Bible calls you a ‘child of God’. Stop and consider what that means. God’s creativity is already built into your DNA; your job is to recognize it, release it and put it to work. Advertising executive George Lois said, ‘Creativity can solve almost any problem. The ...

Bob Gass

September 22nd, 2015

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Dump Grudges!

Dump Grudges!

Holding a grudge is costly, and you and the people in your life end up footing the bill! In all probability the offender has moved on, forgotten the offense, and left you holding the bag. But in reality, blame, not the offender, is the crux of the problem. And until you ...

Bob Gass

September 21st, 2015

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