Education

Learn to be content

Learn to be content

Discontentment is a trap that can ensnare you and rob you of joy and fulfilment. That’s why the Bible says you must learn to be content ‘whatever the circumstances’. The notion that a bigger car or a bigger house or a bigger salary will bring you contentment is a myth. There

Bob Gass

September 26th, 2017

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Understanding Satan’s role (5)

Understanding Satan’s role (5)

Luke writes: ‘Jesus said, “Simon, listen to me! Satan has demanded the right to test each one of you, as a farmer does when he separates wheat from the husks. But Simon, I have prayed that your faith will be strong. And when you have come back to me, help the others”’ (vv. ...

Bob Gass

September 25th, 2017

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Understanding Satan’s role (4)

Satan’s attack can be a wake-up call. Do you know that when you refuse to acknowledge your sin and repent of it, the wall of protection around you is breached and Satan is free to come in and attack you? Paul writes to the Corinthian church: ‘I have heard terrible things ...

Bob Gass

September 24th, 2017

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Understanding Satan’s role (3)

Understanding Satan’s role (3)

Satan’s attack can strengthen your faith. The devil dared to question the stability of Job’s faith, so God gave him permission to test Job. ‘The LORD said to Satan, “All right then. Everything Job has is in your power, but you must not touch Job himself”’ (Job 1:12 NCV). ...

Bob Gass

September 23rd, 2017

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Understanding Satan’s role (2)

Understanding Satan’s role (2)

Satan’s attack can drive you closer to God. That was true in Paul’s life. Think of Paul’s CV: a personal audience with the resurrected Christ, a participant in heavenly visions, an apostle chosen by God, an author of the Bible. He healed the sick, travelled the world, and ...

Bob Gass

September 22nd, 2017

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Understanding Satan’s role (1)

Understanding Satan’s role (1)

Satan is a fallen angel who wasn’t satisfied to worship God; he wanted to occupy His throne. Angels, like humans, were made to serve and worship God. And they were given free will; otherwise, how could they worship? But Satan said, ‘I will make myself like the Most High’ ...

Bob Gass

September 21st, 2017

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Knowing who you are in Christ

Knowing who you are in Christ

We hear about people being released from prison after serving time for a crime they didn’t commit. It was a case of mistaken identity. Identifying someone means having the ability to recognize and say exactly who they are. Satan wants you to identify with who people say you ...

Bob Gass

September 20th, 2017

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Free from people’s approval

Free from people’s approval

There’s a world of difference between performing for people’s approval, and being free to minister to their needs because you know you already have God’s approval. Striving for approval is like any other drug; you can never get enough of it. And like all drug addicts you go ...

Bob Gass

September 19th, 2017

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Remember to forget

Remember to forget

No matter how much two people love each other, conflicts are sure to arise that call for extending grace and showing forgiveness. Do you know that couples who are happy and stay married have the same number of disagreements and conflicts as couples who are unhappy and get ...

Bob Gass

September 18th, 2017

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Are you being stretched?

Are you being stretched?

When you’re being stretched spiritually, your faith in God grows. When you’re being stretched mentally, your old ideas are challenged and replaced with new ones. When you’re being stretched relationally, selfishness dies and love grows. So, are you being stretched right now?

Bob Gass

September 17th, 2017

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