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IT’S ABOUT HIM—NOT YOU

IT’S ABOUT HIM—NOT YOU

After scoring a goal for his football team, a big, rugged linebacker started dancing and beating his chest as if to say, “Look at me, I’m the greatest.” Then the ball changed hands and the opposing team ran it back on the ensuing kickoff, eighty yards for a touchdown. But ...

Bob Gass

April 29th, 2017

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LORD, TEACH ME TO PRAY (4)

LORD, TEACH ME TO PRAY (4)

Your prayer style should be consistent with the way God designed you. Yes, you can learn from people who are more experienced in prayer than you are, but you need to be careful not to make them your standard, or become a prayer “clone.” It’s wrong to force yourself to do ...

Bob Gass

April 28th, 2017

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LORD, TEACH ME TO PRAY (3)

LORD, TEACH ME TO PRAY (3)

God is far too creative to insist that every person interact with Him in exactly the same way. He designed each of us differently. There are prayer principles that apply to all of us, but God leads each of us as individuals. We are all at different places in our walk with ...

Bob Gass

April 27th, 2017

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LORD, TEACH ME TO PRAY (2)

LORD, TEACH ME TO PRAY (2)

One of the dangers of being involved in God’s work is that you can go for weeks, or even months without praying. In a survey of a thousand pastors, half acknowledged that they often went for long periods without taking time to pray. They didn’t have a personal prayer life ...

Bob Gass

April 26th, 2017

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LORD, TEACH ME TO PRAY (1)

LORD, TEACH ME TO PRAY (1)

In his book, With Christ in the School of Prayer, Andrew Murray writes: “None can teach like Jesus…therefore we call on Him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray.’ A pupil needs a teacher who knows his work, who has the gift of teaching, who in patience and love will descend to the ...

Bob Gass

April 25th, 2017

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JUST DO WHAT GOD’S CALLED YOU TO DO!

JUST DO WHAT GOD’S CALLED YOU TO DO!

Nobody is good at everything, and nobody is called to do everything! You must remember that God has given each of us clearly defined roles in life. Paul understood that his job wasn’t to accomplish everything or try to please everyone, but to focus on what God had called and

Bob Gass

April 24th, 2017

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OPERATING BY THE PEACE RULE

OPERATING BY THE PEACE RULE

If you don’t have peace about it, don’t proceed! Often peace is all God will give you to let you know whether you’re in or out of His will. So how can you operate by the peace rule? “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs and don’t ...

Bob Gass

April 23rd, 2017

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WALKING ON WATER (3)

WALKING ON WATER (3)

Let’s look at two final things: (1) Between the dread and the devastation, look for the Deliverer. Imagine a boat lashed by huge waves, and frightened disciples who thought they were going under. They forgot the promise: “God is…a very present help in trouble. Therefore we ...

Bob Gass

April 22nd, 2017

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WALKING ON WATER (2)

WALKING ON WATER (2)

Get this: (1) Trouble doesn’t mean God has abandoned you. The disciples learned that Jesus may be out of sight, but He’s never out of touch. To “walk by faith, not by sight” (2Co 5:7 NKJV) means sometimes you’ll walk in darkness without visible cues. Someone put it this way:

Bob Gass

April 21st, 2017

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WALKING ON WATER (1)

WALKING ON WATER (1)

When you find yourself in trouble, do you sometimes think, “I must have done something wrong. Perhaps I’ve missed God’s will and He’s punishing me”? No. Trouble is multi-sourced, and frequently unrelated to our slip-ups or God’s punishment. The disciples weren’t in the storm

Bob Gass

April 20th, 2017

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