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Never Engage in Slander

Never Engage in Slander

It’s rare to find a political candidate these days who runs a totally clean campaign. But slandering isn’t limited to politicians. Given the right set of circumstances, each one of us can be tempted to denigrate the other. Before you do, however, read these words carefully: ...

Bob Gass

March 20th, 2017

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What to Do in a Crisis (3)

What to Do in a Crisis (3)

Don’t despair. ‘When…the storm continued raging, we finally gave up all hope.’ The last thing we throw overboard when we face a crisis is – hope. And when we throw that away, we’ve pretty much ‘had it’. Are you wrestling with an issue that’s been battering you back and

Bob Gass

March 19th, 2017

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What to Do in a Crisis (2)

What to Do in a Crisis (2)

Don’t discard what’s important. Things didn’t get any better on the apostle Paul’s voyage to Rome. ‘We took such a violent battering from the storm that the next day they began to throw the cargo overboard. On the third day, they threw the ship’s tackle overboard’ (vv. 18-19

Bob Gass

March 18th, 2017

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What to Do in a Crisis (1)

What to Do in a Crisis (1)

Don’t drift. Typically we react to a crisis in the same three ways as the sailors on board Paul’s ship: ‘The ship was caught by the storm and could not head into the wind; so we gave way to it and were driven along..’ The first thing life’s storms tend to do is make us ...

Bob Gass

March 17th, 2017

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Today, Open Your Eyes

Today, Open Your Eyes

One day Elisha and his servant awoke to find the house they were in surrounded by an army of enemy soldiers. His servant panicked and asked, ‘What are we going to do?’ So Elisha prayed, ‘LORD, open his eyes so that he may see’ (2 Kings 6:17 NIV 1984 Edition). Suddenly he saw

Bob Gass

March 16th, 2017

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Parents: Understand Your Child’s Uniqueness (2)

Parents: Understand Your Child’s Uniqueness (2)

Raising your child ‘in the way he should go’ means being aware of: 1)Their interests. John Ruskin said, ‘Tell me what you like, and I’ll tell you what you are’. What do your children like? Numbers? Colours? Activities? The greatest gift you can give them isn’t your riches, ...

Bob Gass

March 15th, 2017

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Parents: Understand Your Child’s Uniqueness (1)

Parents: Understand Your Child’s Uniqueness (1)

As a parent you either accelerate or stifle your child’s giftedness. The Bible says, ‘Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it’ (v. 6 KJV). That doesn’t mean when you set your kids on the right path they’ll never leave it. No, ...

Bob Gass

March 14th, 2017

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The Reason for the Attack

The Reason for the Attack

The Devil doesn’t want you to know that God’s favor is on your life, or that you’ve been blessed by Him with all the good things you enjoy. The truth is, the Devil doesn’t want you to think God has done anything good for you at all! He will try to convince you that you have ...

Bob Gass

March 13th, 2017

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Make the Best of It

When God’s people were slaves in Babylon, He told them: ‘This is the Message…to all the exiles I’ve taken from Jerusalem to Babylon: “Build houses and make yourselves at home. Put in gardens and eat what grows in that country. Marry and have children. Encourage your children

Bob Gass

March 12th, 2017

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Who Are You Trying to Impress?

Who Are You Trying to Impress?

Paul writes, ‘With me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you…It is the Lord who judges me’ (vv. 3-4 NRS). Can you imagine viewing criticism as ‘a very small thing’? Or being liberated from the need to impress people; your self-esteem no longer dependent on ...

Bob Gass

March 11th, 2017

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