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Guard against intolerance

Guard against intolerance

Tolerance is not just about agreeing to embrace our differences. It’s about accepting the other person’s right to believe as they wish, and to behave according to those beliefs. One of the great tests of spiritual maturity is our willingness to love and pray for those whose ...

Bob Gass

July 14th, 2017

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Develop your child’s potential

Develop your child’s potential

It’s said Timothy became an apostle when he was seventeen. He was Paul’s spiritual son, and his designated successor. And it happened because of two women: his grandmother Lois and his mother Eunice. Interestingly, his father and grandfather are not mentioned. So if you ...

Bob Gass

July 13th, 2017

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Avoid strife

Avoid strife

The apostle Paul writes: ‘Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget ...

Bob Gass

July 12th, 2017

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Pursue change

Pursue change

If you’re serious about changing your life, a well-known leadership expert offers this advice: ‘Don’t just change enough to get away from your problems – change enough to solve them. Don’t just change your circumstances to improve your life – change yourself to improve your ...

Bob Gass

July 11th, 2017

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Bring it forth!

Bring it forth!

Here are the three scriptural keys to help you grow and mature spiritually: 1) Conception. This results from intimacy between two people who love each other. Now, God’s love for you is clear and compelling (see 1 John 3:1); the question is how much do you love Him? (see John

Bob Gass

July 10th, 2017

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Pleasing People

Pleasing People

We tend to fall into one of two traps: 1) Thinking too much of ourselves. Harry Truman was thrust into the presidency by the death of Franklin Roosevelt. That’s when Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the House, took him aside and said, ‘From here on out you’re going to have lots of ...

Bob Gass

July 9th, 2017

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God wants to set you free

God wants to set you free

Ever noticed how zookeepers handle an injured animal? Even though the keeper is only interested in helping, the animal doesn’t understand because it is focused solely on the pain. As a result, it strikes out at the very one who’s trying to help. Is that what’s happening in ...

Bob Gass

July 8th, 2017

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Jealousy in Marriage

Jealousy in Marriage

Solomon writes, ‘Jealousy is cruel as the grave’ (Song of Solomon 8:6 KJV). There are many practical applications for this verse, and one of them is that jealousy can cause the death of a marriage. When you’re jealous of your partner, you distrust them and try to control ...

Bob Gass

July 7th, 2017

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Recognize when Satan is at work

Recognize when Satan is at work

Just as the apostles worked astonishing miracles through the power of God, Simon the sorcerer was able to do astonishing things through the power of the devil. So how did the apostles handle the situation? Did they sidestep it? Coexist peacefully with it? Say, ‘It’s no big ...

Bob Gass

July 6th, 2017

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Live a balanced life

Live a balanced life

The Bible says, ‘The length of our days is seventy years – or eighty’ (Psalm 90:10 NIV 1984 Edition). If you’re blessed to live that long you’ll typically spend an average of twenty-four years sleeping, twenty years working, ten years in church and on holiday (mostly ...

Bob Gass

July 5th, 2017

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