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Encourage your pastor

Encourage your pastor

The Bible says King Josiah ‘set the priests in their duties and encouraged them for the service of the house of the LORD’. Josiah did two things: he instructed them, and he encouraged them. Why? Because one without the other doesn’t work! How often have you left church ...

Bob Gass

November 27th, 2016

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Today, Encourage Someone

Today, Encourage Someone

Encouragement can work miracles. In the movie Stand and Deliver, high school teacher Jaime Escalante has two students in his class named Johnny. One is a happy child and an excellent student; the other spends his time messing around and getting into trouble. When the Parent ...

Bob Gass

April 30th, 2016

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When You Belittle, You Become Little

Here are four questions you need to be able to answer: 1) Do people feel better about themselves after spending time with you? 2) Are your expectations so high that you focus on people’s shortcomings instead of their strengths? 3) When somebody speaks well of a person you ...

Bob Gass

November 29th, 2015

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You Need Friends Who Encourage

You Need Friends Who Encourage

If you’re wise, you’ll surround yourself with people who support you emotionally and spiritually, and you can share your dreams and ideas with them. C S Lewis and J R R Tolkien were members of The Inklings, an informal literary discussion group associated with Oxford ...

Bob Gass

October 21st, 2015

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Three Things We Owe Each Other

Paul talks about three things we owe each other. Let’s look at them: 1) ‘Without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers’ (v. 9 NKJV). An unknown poet wrote, ‘I was a poor soul in the depth of despair, who climbed to the heights in answer to prayer.’ You can show ...

Bob Gass

November 21st, 2014

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