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Has someone hurt you? Forgive them

Has someone hurt you? Forgive them

In life, you’ll make foes as well as friends. It can’t be avoided; it just comes with the territory. The issue isn’t about you making enemies; the issue is about how you will treat them. Our friends bring out the best in us, and oh, how our foes bring out the worst in us! ...

Bob Gass

August 31st, 2017

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Forgive – and set yourself free

Forgive – and set yourself free

Years after her harrowing experience in a Nazi concentration camp, Corrie ten Boom was speaking in a church when she found herself standing face-to-face with a man who had been one of the cruelest guards she had ever met in the camps. This man had humiliated and degraded ...

Bob Gass

June 14th, 2017

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God Will Forgive and Restore You

God Will Forgive and Restore You

The Prodigal Son’s story begins like this: ‘There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, “Father, give me my share of the estate.” So he divided his property between them. Not long after…the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant ...

Bob Gass

March 10th, 2017

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Knowing you’ve truly forgiven someone

Knowing you’ve truly forgiven someone

When King Nebuchadnezzar threw Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego into the fiery furnace, God brought them out and ‘they didn’t even smell of smoke!’ We’ve all encountered people who still ‘smell like smoke’. Their attitude says, ‘I’ve been through a hard time, and I’m still ...

Bob Gass

January 22nd, 2017

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Try to Make Amends

Try to Make Amends

Zacchaeus had a bad reputation; as a tax collector he got rich by cheating people. And the fact that Jesus spent the night at his house shocked the religious community. We’re not privy to what Jesus told Zacchaeus that night, but it caused him to respond, ‘Lord! Here and now

Bob Gass

October 28th, 2016

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You Must Forgive Them

You Must Forgive Them

When asked which emotions contribute most to physical illness, a group of eminent doctors said, ‘Anger and unforgiveness’. That’s because over time they release deadly toxins into your body. One doctor said, ‘It’s not what you are eating, but what’s eating you that threatens

Bob Gass

April 10th, 2016

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Don’t Talk About It

Twenty-two years after selling Joseph into slavery, his brothers now stand before him as prime minister of Egypt. They don’t recognize him, and he holds their fate in his hands. If you’d been in his shoes, what would you have done? Gotten even? Reminded them of their past ...

Bob Gass

November 11th, 2015

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Get Over It!

Get Over It!

Countless friendships are destroyed because one person gets offended by something the other one said or did. A mark of spiritual growth is how quickly you get over slights and insults; the more mature you are, the less time it takes to ‘forgive an offense’ and move on. One ...

Bob Gass

September 18th, 2015

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Release from Bitterness (2)

Release from Bitterness (2)

Releasing yourself from bitterness calls for: Choosing to forgive. ‘Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you’ (Ephesians 4:32 TM). Whether or not the person who hurt you apologizes, is dead or alive, or is still hurting you, your only option

Bob Gass

November 15th, 2014

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