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Confessing our sins

Confessing our sins

When you deliberately sin, you’re rebelling against God’s rule in your life – and you’ll feel bad about it. And feeling bad is evidence that you truly are a redeemed child of God; otherwise your sin wouldn’t bother you. Picture a teenager saying to his dad, ‘I’m truly ...

Bob Gass

October 20th, 2017

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Has your love grown cold?

Has your love grown cold?

Love is like a fire; when it’s not fuelled, it goes out. That’s what happened to the Christians in the church at Ephesus. In earlier years Paul wrote these words to them: ‘Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with incorruptible love’ (Ephesians 6:24 NASB). ...

Bob Gass

October 19th, 2017

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If it’s God’s will – you can have it

If it’s God’s will – you can have it

The story is told of three men marooned on a desert island with little hope of being rescued. One day they were walking around the island when one of them picked up an old, tarnished lamp. When he rubbed it, a genie appeared and offered to grant each man one wish. The first ...

Bob Gass

October 18th, 2017

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Passing the fear test

Passing the fear test

How much of a factor is fear in your life? Go ahead, take the fear test. Circle the number that best corresponds to how you feel. 1) I don’t remember the last time I was really afraid. 2) I sometimes experience fear, and only when I or someone close to me is in physical ...

Bob Gass

October 17th, 2017

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Keep growing

Keep growing

In order to keep growing, you must understand three principles: 1) You grow to the extent you give. By giving out, you create more room to grow on the inside. So, give until it hurts, and keep giving until it feels good. Always endeavour to leave people better off than you ...

Bob Gass

October 16th, 2017

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Put on your new clothes

Put on your new clothes

When you entertain wrong thoughts in the privacy of your mind, you may be tempted to excuse yourself by saying, ‘What harm will it do?’ More harm than you know! You become what you dwell on. The Bible says, ‘Put off your old self…put on the new self’ (vv. 22, 24 NIV 2011 ...

Bob Gass

October 15th, 2017

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Don’t be so easily upset

Don’t be so easily upset

Are you easily upset? Even over little things? Spend more time praying and reading your Bible. The following article turned up in a newspaper: ‘A lady took my seat in church. She’s very nice…a good friend, in fact. I can sit anyplace; no big deal. My seat’s on the right as ...

Bob Gass

October 14th, 2017

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An appetite for God’s Word

An appetite for God’s Word

As you read the Bible, God will give you strength and guidance for your life that you simply can’t get any other way. Eliphaz said to Job the patriarch: ‘He bruises, but He binds up; He wounds, but His hands make whole’ (Job 5:18 NKJV). That’s what God does to you as you ...

Bob Gass

October 13th, 2017

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Change your thinking

Change your thinking

In order to change your life, you must first change your thinking. And that’s not easy when you’ve spent your life thinking a certain way. Minister and columnist Dr Frank Crane said, ‘Our best friends and our worst enemies are our thoughts.’ King Solomon put it this way: ‘As

Bob Gass

October 12th, 2017

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Friendship (4)

Friendship (4)

Here are two ‘superglue’ qualities that can permanently cement any friendship: honesty and loyalty. The Bible says, ‘You can trust a friend who corrects you, but kisses from an enemy are nothing but lies.’ A real friend may upset you by telling you the truth, but he or she ...

Bob Gass

October 10th, 2017

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