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Free to be yourself!

Free to be yourself!

We live in a world of peer pressure. Others set the standard and we wear it, drive it, quote it, or do it. In some cases that’s okay, but not when it comes to your life’s direction. Jesus said, ‘If the Son liberates you [makes you free men], then you are really and ...

Bob Gass

November 12th, 2017

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Trusting God when there are no answers

Trusting God when there are no answers

Life’s losses leave us hurting and wondering. Cancer takes a young mother or father. Divorce strikes your happy home. Financial ruin devastates your retirement plans. A child goes to jail, is killed or commits suicide. Such times raise questions which are difficult, if not ...

Bob Gass

November 11th, 2017

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Fruit or just leaves?

Fruit or just leaves?

The Bible says: ‘As He was coming back to the city, He was hungry. And as He saw one single leafy fig tree above the roadside, He went to it but He found nothing but leaves on it [seeing that in the fig tree the fruit appears at the same time as the leaves]. And He said to ...

Bob Gass

November 10th, 2017

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Learn to encourage yourself!

Learn to encourage yourself!

David had just won a string of spectacular military victories. But when he returned from battle and found his home destroyed by the Amalekites and his family taken captive, he was heartsick. He and his men fell to the ground and wept, until they could weep no more. But he ...

Bob Gass

November 9th, 2017

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Test the waters (2)

Test the waters (2)

One pastor writes: ‘I could have taken a hundred gifts and ability tests as a young man and never discovered that I was gifted at teaching, because I’d never done it. It was only after I began accepting opportunities to speak that I saw the results, received confirmation ...

Bob Gass

November 8th, 2017

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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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