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Empowered for a Purpose

Empowered for a Purpose

Understand two things: (1) Borrowed beliefs have no power. Unless you have a personal encounter with God, your life will have no impact. After they’d been filled with the Holy Spirit, we read: “The apostles testified powerfully…and God’s great blessing was upon them all.” ...

Bob Gass

May 19th, 2016

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The Spirit-filled life

The new birth doesn’t automatically eliminate the old nature. We live in bodies that are susceptible to sin, so we must stay filled with God’s Spirit. Paul says: “Walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh” (Gal 5:16 NAS). Then he gives us a ...

Bob Gass

November 27th, 2015

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THE WORD AND THE SPIRIT

THE WORD AND THE SPIRIT

When your mind is not open to the Holy Spirit, you cannot understand God’s Word. So if you find reading the Bible unrewarding, try this: before you open your Bible, open your heart and pray, ‘Holy Spirit, show me what I don’t see and teach me what I don’t know.’ Paul writes:

Bob Gass

May 19th, 2015

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The Holy Spirit (4)

The Holy Spirit (4)

Everything Jesus did for His followers, the Holy Spirit does for you. Jesus taught; the Holy Spirit teaches us. Jesus healed; the Holy Spirit heals us. Jesus comforted; the Holy Spirit comforts us. Jesus sends us into new seasons, and He sends His Counsellor with us. You ...

Bob Gass

March 28th, 2015

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The Holy Spirit (3)

The Holy Spirit (3)

As a departing teacher might introduce the pupils to his or her replacement, so Jesus introduces us to the Holy Spirit. And what a ringing endorsement He gives Him! He calls the Holy Spirit His ‘representative’. The Holy Spirit within you comes in the name of Christ, with ...

Bob Gass

March 27th, 2015

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The Holy Spirit (2)

The Holy Spirit (2)

In the Bible, Solomon lists twenty-eight different seasons in life. Here they are: ‘A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A

Bob Gass

March 26th, 2015

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