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Don’t Quarrel

Don’t Quarrel

Let’s consider why some people are given to quarrelling: 1) They grew up in homes where it was a pattern so they think it’s normal. It may be normal, but it’s certainly not Christ-like. The Bible says, ‘Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; only fools insist on quarreling’ ...

Bob Gass

March 9th, 2017

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Before You Date Someone

Before You Date Someone

Before you date somebody, ask yourself: 1) Am I free to be who I am? Paul writes, ‘Let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be’ (Romans 12:6 MSG). If you have to reinvent yourself to keep somebody happy, you’re in the wrong relationship. If they disapprove of you now,

Bob Gass

March 8th, 2017

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Worry Wastes Time

Worry Wastes Time

Worry is one of the most ineffective pastimes we can indulge in. Jesus Himself asked, ‘Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?’ (Matthew 6:27 NLT). Worry is the assassin of rest and relationships. It stalks us and hijacks our minds. While we may continue to ...

Bob Gass

March 7th, 2017

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Mother, You’re a Blessing!

Mother, You’re a Blessing!

When it comes to motherhood, this sign on a church bulletin board says it all: If evolution is true, how come mothers still only have two hands? Seriously, Mom, today we stop to salute you and let you know how much we appreciate you. Some days you probably wonder if what ...

Bob Gass

March 6th, 2017

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Don’t Talk About It

Don’t Talk About It

Gossip destroys reputations and friendships. And it keeps others from opening up and getting the help they need. The Bible ranks gossip up there along with murder (see Romans 1:29). It may not be your intention, but your words can break somebody’s heart. It’s no big surprise

Bob Gass

March 5th, 2017

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Jesus Hears Your Cry

Jesus Hears Your Cry

Are you being evicted from your home? Jesus didn’t have a place to lay His head. Has someone taken advantage of you? Jesus lived among slaves and paid taxes to a foreign emperor. But what if your problem is the opposite and you’ve a successful business to run? Can Jesus ...

Bob Gass

March 4th, 2017

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Parents: Know Your Child’s Friends

Parents: Know Your Child’s Friends

One Christian author writes: ‘I once saw a documentary film that featured a packing house where sheep were slaughtered. Huddled in pens were hundreds of nervous animals that seemed to sense danger. A gate was opened leading to a ramp, and through a door to the right. In ...

Bob Gass

March 3rd, 2017

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Take Another Look (2)

Take Another Look (2)

Look again at that situation you don’t understand. Try to imagine Mary, the virgin mother of Jesus. She is about to give birth to the Son of God who will one day redeem the world. She needs a place to stay for the night. Someone has the opportunity of a lifetime! Sadly, the ...

Bob Gass

March 2nd, 2017

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Take Another Look (1)

Take Another Look (1)

Paul makes it clear that there are qualities we haven’t yet discovered or discerned in some of the people around us. Most of our conclusions are based on limited and often flawed information. God saw qualities in David his own family didn’t recognize. To them he was just a ...

Bob Gass

March 1st, 2017

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Establishing priorities (1)

Establishing priorities (1)

Pastor Adrian Rogers says: ‘The misuse of anything as precious as time should be a crime. If somebody steals your car…you can acquire another. If they snatch your wallet…a few phone calls would salvage the majority of your concerns. But who can you call ...

Bob Gass

February 28th, 2017

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