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Step into the Water

Step into the Water

When Jesus was baptized, ‘the heavens were opened to Him…And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased”’ (vv. 16-17 NKJV). That day when Jesus stepped into the River Jordan, He was stepping into the fullness of God’s ...

Bob Gass

January 7th, 2018

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Don’t Let Fear Stop You (2)

Don’t Let Fear Stop You (2)

Collecting taxes for the Romans was a lucrative job. But for a Jew like Matthew it meant betraying your own people. As a result he was despised and excluded from religious worship. But that didn’t stop Jesus from calling him to be a disciple. And when He did, Matthew didn’t ...

Bob Gass

January 6th, 2018

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Don’t Let Fear Stop You (1)

Don’t Let Fear Stop You (1)

Has God called you to do something you don’t feel capable of doing? Could you think of a dozen others better suited for the job? It doesn’t matter what you think, God didn’t choose somebody else! He chose you in spite of your limitations and insecurities. Your inadequacies ...

Bob Gass

January 5th, 2018

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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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Don’t let fear stop you

Don’t let fear stop you

Don’t let fear make you hide your talents and abilities. One Christian author says: ‘God expects us to make the most of what He gives us…to keep our hearts aflame, grow our character and personality, and broaden our experiences so we’ll be increasingly more effective. Paul ...

Bob Gass

July 2nd, 2017

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Facing Death Without Fear

Facing Death Without Fear

Aristotle called death the thing to be feared most because ‘it appears to be the end of everything’. Jean-Paul Sartre said that death ‘removes all meaning from life’. Robert Green Ingersoll, one of America’s most outspoken agnostics, unable to offer any words of hope at his ...

Bob Gass

March 25th, 2017

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Conquering your fear of intimacy (2)

Conquering your fear of intimacy (2)

Emotional intimacy is one of the greatest gifts you can give someone. It fills their souls and yours too. It eliminates our loneliness. And yes, even in our macho society the Bible suggests emotional intimacy between men. The elders of the church at Ephesus, realizing they ...

Bob Gass

January 29th, 2017

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Conquering your fear of intimacy (1)

Conquering your fear of intimacy (1)

Adam and Eve had no secrets from each other. ‘They were both naked…and were not ashamed.’ As a couple, God said they had power to rule the world. And that’s when Satan entered the picture. What did he attack? Their intimacy! ‘The eyes of both of them were opened, and they ...

Bob Gass

January 28th, 2017

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‘The Fear of the Lord’

‘The Fear of the Lord’

When you submit to God, you don’t have to be afraid of anything because He becomes your ‘refuge and strength’ (Psalm 46:1 KJV). Fearing God doesn’t mean being afraid He’s going to hurt you. He’s a good God! ‘The fear of the Lord’ just means you follow His directions and ...

Bob Gass

September 9th, 2016

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Conquering the Fear of Death (2)

Conquering the Fear of Death (2)

Years ago a best-selling country song said, ‘Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.’ Why? Sometimes it’s because we’re not sure that we’re ready. But you can be. How? 1) You can prepare spiritually and emotionally. Jesus said, ‘I am the resurrection and ...

Bob Gass

July 19th, 2016

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