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Test the waters (1)

Test the waters (1)

Bob Buford was a successful businessman who felt God calling him to some kind of ministry. He just wasn’t sure what, so he decided to test the waters. He brought together a group of pastors of large churches to see if they could benefit from the kind of organizational ...

Bob Gass

November 7th, 2017

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Don’t quit

Don’t quit

Paul writes: ‘We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.’ ‘Jars of clay’ refers to cups, bowls, pots, etc., and what really matters is what’s in them. A vessel may be chipped and flawed, but once it’s washed and ...

Bob Gass

November 6th, 2017

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Integrity

Integrity

The word integrity derives from the word integer, a mathematical term for a whole number as opposed to a fraction. So when you walk in integrity, that means you tell the whole truth and not just a fraction of it. That’s why we take an oath in court to tell ‘the truth, the ...

Bob Gass

November 5th, 2017

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Look for ways to serve others

Look for ways to serve others

When Ronald Reagan was governor of California, he sometimes slipped out of his office early, telling his administrator Michael Deaver, ‘I’ve a few errands to run.’ Deaver became curious, so he leafed through the ‘to read’ file on the governor’s desk. On top was a wrinkled ...

Bob Gass

November 4th, 2017

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Heed the warnings

Heed the warnings

In the official magazine of the Naval Institute, Frank Koch reported on a very unusual encounter at sea. A battleship was coming in for manoeuvres in heavy weather. Shortly after the sun went down, the lookout reported a light in the distance, so the captain had the ...

Bob Gass

November 3rd, 2017

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You can do it!

You can do it!

One of Satan’s favorite strategies is making you feel incapable of accomplishing anything worthwhile. He’ll remind you of your past mistakes so that even when you do make an effort, your fear of failure will sabotage you. This is commonly referred to as ‘Failure Syndrome’. ...

Bob Gass

November 2nd, 2017

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On-the-job training

On-the-job training

When God called Moses to go into Pharaoh’s palace and announce, ‘Let my people go,’ he responded by saying, ‘Please, send someone else to do it.’ Is that how you feel today? If so, here’s what God told Moses: ‘Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say’ (v.

Bob Gass

November 1st, 2017

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Words to Live By in Troubled Times (3)

Words to Live By in Troubled Times (3)

Here are some more wonderful promises from the Bible that you can rely on when trouble comes: 1) ‘Because you have made the LORD…your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep

Bob Gass

October 31st, 2017

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Words to Live By in Troubled Times (2)

Words to Live By in Troubled Times (2)

Are you ready for more of God’s wonderful promises? 1) ‘Let all those who…put their trust in You rejoice…because You…defend them; let those also who love Your name…be in high spirits’ (Psalm 5:11 AMPC). 2) ‘The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting ...

Bob Gass

October 30th, 2017

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Words to Live By in Troubled Times (1)

Words to Live By in Troubled Times (1)

For the next few days let’s renew our minds with some of the wonderful promises God has given to us through His Word. Let’s not just read them casually, but process them slowly, deeply, prayerfully and repeatedly, letting the truth of them change our thinking and strengthen ...

Bob Gass

October 29th, 2017

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