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When God calls you

When God calls you

God told Jeremiah, ‘Before you were born, I set you apart for a special work’ (Jeremiah 1:5 NCV). When God decides to use you, five things happen: first, there is a call. God asks common people to do uncommon things, like Peter getting out of a boat and walking on water. ...

Bob Gass

July 26th, 2017

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Lessons from the life of David (5)

Lessons from the life of David (5)

Someday we will all die, and our last words are often considered some of our most important. The question is, have you lived to your highest potential and fulfilled God’s purpose for your life? The Bible says, ‘These are the last words of David.’ What will he tell us? His ...

Bob Gass

July 25th, 2017

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Lessons from the life of David (4)

Lessons from the life of David (4)

David knew how to develop other leaders. He didn’t ‘use’ people to get what he wanted. He recognized their talent, gave them opportunities to serve, then rewarded and honored them. And as a result they were willing to lay down their lives for him. In 2 Samuel 23 we read: ...

Bob Gass

July 24th, 2017

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Lessons from the life of David (3)

Lessons from the life of David (3)

Paul writes, ‘Fight the good fight of faith’ (1 Timothy 6:12 KJV). Some of God’s promises have to be fought for. The Jebusites who controlled Jerusalem told David, ‘You’ll never get in here!’ (2 Samuel 5:6 NLT). So expect resistance to your vision, especially when there’s no

Bob Gass

July 23rd, 2017

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Lessons from the life of David (2)

Lessons from the life of David (2)

Here are three lessons from David’s life: 1) God makes the choice. When Samuel the prophet came to David’s house to pick Israel’s next king, David wasn’t considered. But God chose him anyway – just like He chose Deborah to lead the nation in a male-dominated society. Stop ...

Bob Gass

July 22nd, 2017

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Lessons from the life of David (1)

Lessons from the life of David (1)

God said, ‘I have found David…a man after My own heart, who will do all My will’ (Acts 13:22 NKJV). When God says that about someone, you’d be wise to observe that person’s life. David started out as a shepherd and ended up as king. The chances of that happening were zero. ...

Bob Gass

July 21st, 2017

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Put your heart and soul into it

Put your heart and soul into it

Solomon writes: ‘Seize life!…Each day is God’s gift…Whatever turns up, grab it and do it…heartily! This is your last and only chance at it’ (vv. 7-10 MSG). Professor Howard Hendricks writes: ‘Recently I lost one of my best friends, a woman eighty-six years young. She was the

Bob Gass

July 20th, 2017

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Choose gratitude

Choose gratitude

He sat on the park bench so depressed-looking that a policeman tried to console him. ‘Something the matter?’ ‘Yeah,’ he replied. ‘A few months ago my grandfather left me £500,000 and some oil wells.’ The policeman responded, ‘That doesn’t sound like something to be upset ...

Bob Gass

July 19th, 2017

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Look for the best in others

Look for the best in others

One of the worst arguments recorded in Scripture took place between one of the most successful ministry teams of all time – Paul and Barnabas. What was it about? John Mark. Barnabas wanted to take him on their next missionary journey and Paul didn’t. Why? Because Paul was ...

Bob Gass

July 18th, 2017

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At Home in God’s Presence

At Home in God’s Presence

At the end of a hard day it feels good to come home to a place you know – a place where you can kick off your shoes, run around in your bathrobe and not worry about what anybody thinks. And reverently speaking, God’s presence can become equally comfortable to you too. ...

Bob Gass

July 17th, 2017

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