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Do what God has told you (6)

Do what God has told you (6)

Try to imagine what life on the ark must have been like for Noah. He probably didn’t get much sleep. He was feeding, cleaning, and caring for thousands of animals around the clock. And it must have smelled to high heaven. Did you know that African elephants produce eighty ...

Bob Gass

December 16th, 2017

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Do what God has told you (5)

Do what God has told you (5)

As long as you need man’s approval, God is limited in what He can do through you. Faith is the willingness to look foolish. That’s why faith and humility go hand in hand. Noah looked foolish building an ark in the desert. Sarah looked foolish believing she could conceive at ...

Bob Gass

December 15th, 2017

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Do what God has told you (4)

Do what God has told you (4)

You ask, ‘What is the favor of God?’ It’s God doing for you what you cannot do for yourself. It opens doors of opportunity. It turns opposition into support. It can help you land a promotion, make the list, or seal the deal. The Bible says, ‘Jesus grew in wisdom and stature,

Bob Gass

December 14th, 2017

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Do what God has told you (3)

Do what God has told you (3)

What went through Noah’s mind when God told him to build a boat in the middle of dry land? Nobody had ever done it before. Yet the Bible says, ‘Noah did everything just as God commanded him’ (v. 22 NIV 2011 Edition). How did he do it? Answer: ‘Noah walked with God.’ Walking ...

Bob Gass

December 13th, 2017

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Do what God has told you (2)

Do what God has told you (2)

Noah built the ark because God commanded it. It’s what he was called to do in life. Sawing planks and hammering nails for him was an act of obedience. And when everything was said and done, it was the longest act of obedience recorded in Scripture. From start to finish, ...

Bob Gass

December 12th, 2017

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Do what God has told you (1)

Do what God has told you (1)

Noah’s ark measured 300 cubits in length, 50 cubits in width, and 30 cubits in height. A cubit is the equivalent of 17.5 inches. That means the ark was the length of one and a half football fields. The internal volume of the ark was 1,518,750 cubic feet – the equivalent of ...

Bob Gass

December 11th, 2017

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Don’t ‘go it alone’

Don’t ‘go it alone’

Zerubbabel was called to rebuild the temple. It was a huge undertaking, so God told him, ‘“It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit,” says the LORD…“Nothing, not even a mighty mountain, will stand in Zerubbabel’s way”’ (vv. 6-7 NLT). When God calls you, you need ...

Bob Gass

December 10th, 2017

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Don’t be a hypocrite

Don’t be a hypocrite

Here’s a working definition of the word hypocrisy: ‘to be seen by men’. Jesus had a no-tolerance policy when it came to hypocrisy. Why? Because He knew it turns people against God. Instead, He taught: 1) Expect no credit for your good deeds. None. If no one notices, you ...

Bob Gass

December 9th, 2017

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Labor and laziness

Labor and laziness

In the book of Proverbs, Solomon uses the word sluggard no less than seventeen times. A sluggard isn’t a person who would work but can’t find a job; a sluggard is a person who could work but won’t. The story is told of a fellow who applied for assistance at the welfare ...

Bob Gass

December 8th, 2017

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Seven scriptural steps to success

Seven scriptural steps to success

Here are seven scriptural steps to success in life: 1) Put God first. He wants you to succeed; what good parent wouldn’t? So work on your relationship with Him. ‘Acquaint now thyself with him…thereby good shall come unto thee’ (Job 22:21 KJV). 2) Help others to become ...

Bob Gass

December 7th, 2017

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