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Is it You?

Is it You?

In a sermon about commitment to Christ, the great preacher Charles Spurgeon said: ‘I’ve known some who preached the gospel with power, but lived to depart from it altogether. I’ve known others who discharged the duties of deaconship and eldership with considerable diligence,

Bob Gass

September 30th, 2016

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How to Improve Your Relationships

How to Improve Your Relationships

Here are five scriptural ways to improve the quality of your relationships: 1)Always show appreciation. Who are the people that really matter in your life? Let them know you love them, and do it often. Practise the ten-to-one rule: ten compliments to every one criticism! ...

Bob Gass

September 29th, 2016

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Prepare Yourself

Prepare Yourself

To succeed, Nehemiah needed favor with his boss, the king. So he prayed that this heathen potentate would finance the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem. It was a bold prayer and it wasn’t answered overnight. But Nehemiah didn’t sit around waiting. In the meantime he put ...

Bob Gass

September 28th, 2016

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Enjoy Each Day

Enjoy Each Day

Solomon writes: ‘Seize life! Eat bread with gusto…Oh, yes – God takes pleasure in your pleasure! Dress festively every morning. Don’t skimp on colors and scarves. Relish life with the spouse you love…every day of your precarious life. Each day is God’s gift. It’s all ...

Bob Gass

September 27th, 2016

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Be an Esther

Be an Esther

It’s a mistake to think the great achievers in the Bible were somehow different from us and say, ‘In my situation a life like that isn’t possible.’ Esther was born into slavery, and because of her beauty a pagan king made her one of his wives. Talk about feeling out of ...

Bob Gass

September 26th, 2016

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Five All-Important Answers

Five All-Important Answers

Paul asks five all-important questions: 1) ‘If God is for us, who can ever be against us?’ The assurance of God’s presence tilts the scales in your favor. So whatever you’re facing today, remind yourself, ‘God is for me.’ 2) ‘Since [God] did not spare even his own Son but ...

Bob Gass

September 25th, 2016

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Staying Power (4)

Staying Power (4)

Staying power overcomes misunderstanding and rejection. Sometimes the people you count on to support you will actually try to undercut you. When God gives you a vision too big for them to handle, they’ll say, ‘You’re getting too big for your boots,’ and then try to cut you ...

Bob Gass

September 24th, 2016

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Staying Power (3)

Staying Power (3)

Staying power overcomes family opposition. When Moses’ sister Miriam and his brother Aaron complained about his relationship with God, Moses remained gentle and humble in the face of their opposition. When faced with the challenge to ‘fold up or hold up’, David Livingstone ...

Bob Gass

September 23rd, 2016

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Staying Power (2)

Staying Power (2)

Here are two more reasons why you need to develop staying power: 1) It overcomes prolonged illness. When sickness saps your physical, emotional, and mental strength, that’s when you need staying power. The Bible says, ‘The strong spirit of a man [or woman] sustains him in ...

Bob Gass

September 22nd, 2016

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Staying Power (1)

Staying Power (1)

Here’s a saying that has proven to be true: ‘What doesn’t destroy us makes us stronger.’ And here are four sayings that have proved to be false: 1) ‘When you become a Christian all your problems are over.’ Whoever told you that didn’t get it from Scripture. Paul said, ‘We ...

Bob Gass

September 21st, 2016

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