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The way of escape

The way of escape

In the wilderness Satan offered Jesus three things (see Luke 4). He also offers them to you: 1) satisfaction! Jesus was hungry and Satan tempted Him to turn stones into bread. This was satisfaction without God, because God’s plan was to feed His Son supernaturally ...

Bob Gass

May 18th, 2017

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Don’t be impatient

Don’t be impatient

Just because it hasn’t happened yet, doesn’t mean God has changed His mind. While you are waiting, God is working. The timing may not be right for Him to get the ultimate glory, and you the maximum benefit. That’s why the Bible says: ‘Let patience ...

Bob Gass

May 17th, 2017

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Breaking barriers

Breaking barriers

A teenager was telling a pensioner why the older generation doesn’t understand the younger. ‘You grew up in a primitive world,’ he said. ‘We’ve got space travel, nuclear energy and computers.’ Smiling, the old man replied, ...

Bob Gass

May 16th, 2017

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God’s favor

God’s favor

You can’t please everybody all the time. And it’s a big mistake to try. Your constant need for approval can end up costing you God’s best. When you’re doing anything worthwhile, expect opposition from those who aren’t in on God’s plan for ...

Bob Gass

May 15th, 2017

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Stages of spiritual growth (3)

Stages of spiritual growth (3)

What makes you a spiritual adult? Knowing God; it’s that simple! But this raises a question. How can you know that you know God intimately? It’s like a good marriage: two people fall in love and become so close that each one knows what the other is thinking and ...

Bob Gass

May 14th, 2017

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Stages of spiritual growth (2)

Stages of spiritual growth (2)

The second stage in spiritual growth is adolescence. John writes, ‘Young men…you are strong, and the Word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one’ (1 John 2:14 NAS). The transition from adolescence into adulthood can be a bumpy ride. ...

Bob Gass

May 13th, 2017

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Stages of spiritual growth (1)

Stages of spiritual growth (1)

There are three stages to spiritual growth. The first is childhood. Have you got any little rugrats in your family?! If you have you’ll know that there’s one thing toddlers are good at; it’s tripping and falling. Until they learn to walk confidently they ...

Bob Gass

May 12th, 2017

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Going Deeper

Going Deeper

When a storm hits, a tree needs roots that are strong and deep and when hard times hit us we need spiritual depth. Check out Job! When the bottom dropped out of his world, Job said: ‘But he knows where I am and what I’ve done. He can cross-examine me all he ...

Bob Gass

May 11th, 2017

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Shout ‘wonderful’

Shout ‘wonderful’

When you meet someone who needs encouragement, give it to them! Why? Because more people die of broken hearts than swollen heads. And that’s true, whether they live in a mansion or a mud hut. There is a cheesy story about a little boy who wanted to play darts with his ...

Bob Gass

May 10th, 2017

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‘Staying the course’

‘Staying the course’

Endurance means ‘sticking at it.’ But endurance is only a word until you have to deal with a parent’s divorce, a prolonged illness, or the rebuilding of your life after a tragedy. Endurance is also a word which carries a lot of meaning when it comes to ...

Bob Gass

May 9th, 2017

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