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The power of one (1)

The power of one (1)

Gideon came from a family of idol worshippers, so he didn’t think he had much of a future. But God thought differently. He said to him, ‘Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?’ And today Gideon is remembered as one of the ...

Bob Gass

November 22nd, 2017

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God says ‘Yes’

God says ‘Yes’

You will notice that in the Old Testament God’s promises came with conditions that had to be met. In other words, you had to do something. ‘If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land’ (Isaiah 1:19 NIV 1984 Edition). To receive God’s promise there ...

Bob Gass

November 21st, 2017

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Who are your true friends?

Who are your true friends?

Who are your true friends? Stop and think about that for a moment. How many of the people you consider friends, truly care about you? How many encourage you in your visions and dreams, and are there for you when you hit a wall? If we’re honest, most of us would have to ...

Bob Gass

November 20th, 2017

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Words (1)

Words (1)

An unknown poet wrote: ‘A careless word may kindle strife; a cruel word may wreck a life. A bitter word may hate instil; a brutal word may smite and kill. A gracious word may smooth the way; a joyous word may light the day. A timely word may lessen stress; a loving word may ...

Bob Gass

November 18th, 2017

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Move closer to God and stay there!

Move closer to God and stay there!

Writing about mistakes some of God’s people made in the past, the apostle Paul penned these words: ‘These are all warning markers – DANGER! – in our history books, written down so that we don’t repeat their mistakes. Our positions in the story are parallel ...

Bob Gass

November 17th, 2017

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Heaven (3)

Heaven (3)

Why do thousands of children die of starvation each day, while every night the world’s wealthiest nations throw away enough food to feed them? In 3,500 years of recorded civilization, only 268 years have passed without war raging some place on the globe. Yet during that same

Bob Gass

November 16th, 2017

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Heaven (2)

Heaven (2)

Five hundred years ago sailors feared the horizon, believing if you sailed too far you could fall off the edge of the world. Today we smile at such an idea. But back then they were deadly serious; so much so that they erected a monument at the Strait of Gibraltar to ...

Bob Gass

November 15th, 2017

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Heaven (1)

Heaven (1)

In this devotional we stress the importance of maximizing each day: enjoying where you are on your way to where you’re going. And that’s good advice. But ultimately, as a redeemed child of God your greatest longing shouldn’t be for that which is temporal but for that which ...

Bob Gass

November 14th, 2017

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From the bottom to the top

From the bottom to the top

When Potiphar’s wife cried rape, her husband believed her and had Joseph thrown into prison. Some of us would have said, ‘It’s not fair. I did the right thing. Maybe I should have had some fun, kept my job, and even gotten a promotion.’ Not Joseph! At that point in his life ...

Bob Gass

November 13th, 2017

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Free to be yourself!

Free to be yourself!

We live in a world of peer pressure. Others set the standard and we wear it, drive it, quote it, or do it. In some cases that’s okay, but not when it comes to your life’s direction. Jesus said, ‘If the Son liberates you [makes you free men], then you are really and ...

Bob Gass

November 12th, 2017

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