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When Jesus prayed (5)

When Jesus prayed (5)

Jesus prayed before He faced the greatest crisis in His life. The Bible says: ‘Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. On reaching the place… He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are ...

Bob Gass

June 30th, 2017

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When Jesus prayed (4)

When Jesus prayed (4)

Jesus prayed when He was concerned about the people He loved. He told Peter: ‘Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you…that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.’ And Peter did turn back. The disciple who ...

Bob Gass

June 29th, 2017

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When Jesus prayed (3)

When Jesus prayed (3)

Let’s look at another point at which Jesus prayed: when the pressures and expectations of others threatened to derail God’s plan for His life. The Bible says: ‘While it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Simon and ...

Bob Gass

June 28th, 2017

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When Jesus prayed (2)

When Jesus prayed (2)

By failing to pray – you set yourself up to fail. The reason Jesus never failed is because He never failed to pray. Note the times when He prayed: when His heart was heavy. During His ministry on earth, His cousin John the Baptist was arrested and publicly beheaded for ...

Bob Gass

June 27th, 2017

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When Jesus prayed (1)

When Jesus prayed (1)

If you want to know about prayer, examine the life of Jesus: 1) He prayed when the pressures of life increased. ‘News about him spread…so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed…But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed’ (vv.15-16 NIV 2011 ...

Bob Gass

June 26th, 2017

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What will you be remembered for?

What will you be remembered for?

Dr James Kennedy wrote: ‘Consider the great pyramid of Giza, one of the world’s most massive structures. Someone built it as a memorial to himself…King Khufu, not exactly a household name! The Shah of India built the Taj Mahal as a tribute to his wife, yet he too built in ...

Bob Gass

June 25th, 2017

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Complaining doesn’t help

Complaining doesn’t help

The Bible has basically one thing to say about complaining – don’t do it! You say, ‘If you had my problems you’d complain too.’ If that’s how you feel, read on: ‘Do all things without complaining’ (Philippians 2:14 NKJV). Here’s why: 1) Complaining usually makes things ...

Bob Gass

June 24th, 2017

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Break out of the box!

Break out of the box!

When others saw giants in the Promised Land and wanted to return to Egypt, Caleb said, ‘The LORD…will bring us safely into that land and give it to us.’ At that point two things happened. ‘The whole community began to talk about stoning Joshua and Caleb. Then the glorious ...

Bob Gass

June 23rd, 2017

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Rock your box

Rock your box

A little boy was crippled and the doctors said there was nothing they could do to help him. So his mother took an orange crate, put him in it, tied a rope around it, tied the rope to her waist, and pulled him around with her. After a while the boy developed a habit his ...

Bob Gass

June 22nd, 2017

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Know your calling (2)

Know your calling (2)

Your calling will always be connected to an unmet need or an opportunity to do good. It was in listening to the cries of an enslaved people that Moses discovered his calling. So did William Wilberforce. He devoted his life to seeing slavery eradicated in Britain. Nelson ...

Bob Gass

June 21st, 2017

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