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Has your love grown cold?

Has your love grown cold?

Love is like a fire; when it’s not fuelled, it goes out. That’s what happened to the Christians in the church at Ephesus. In earlier years Paul wrote these words to them: ‘Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with incorruptible love’ (Ephesians 6:24 NASB). ...

Bob Gass

October 19th, 2017

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Patience, love, and encouragement

Patience, love, and encouragement

If you’d met Asaph, who wrote some of the psalms, you’d probably have thought he hadn’t a care in the world. But you’d have been wrong: ‘I came so close to the edge of the cliff! My feet were slipping and I was almost gone.’ Then at the end of the psalm he does a one-eighty,

Bob Gass

August 23rd, 2017

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CHRIST’S LOVE FOR YOU

CHRIST’S LOVE FOR YOU

Christ’s love is so amazing because he has forgiven all our past sins. But even more amazing is the fact that He has already decided to forgive all our past sins too! On the eve of His crucifixion Jesus washed His disciples’ feet, saying, “You will understand later.” He knew

Bob Gass

April 3rd, 2017

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Where is the love?

Where is the love?

When the Black Eyed Peas released their first single ‘Where is the love?’ it was an instant hit. The band shot to fame and youth across the world were singing ‘Father, Father help us, with some guidance from above, ‘coz people got me questioning, where is ...

Bob Gass

February 14th, 2017

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Express your love

Express your love

When it comes to loving others: 1) You need to say it. An old fisherman who’d been married for fifty years to his patient, long-suffering wife, rarely took time to express his affection. Finally in frustration one day she said to him, ‘How come you never tell me you love ...

Bob Gass

November 25th, 2016

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What it Means to Really Love

What it Means to Really Love

Some of the greatest insights on what it means to love someone come from the pen of the apostle Paul: ‘No matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love. Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it ...

Bob Gass

September 20th, 2016

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A Commitment to Love

A Commitment to Love

The story’s told of a wedding where the minister said to the groom, ‘Do you take this woman for better or for worse? For richer or for poorer? In sickness and in health?’ And the groom said, ‘Yes, no, yes, no, no, yes.’ Laugh all you want! We all want the better, richer, and

Bob Gass

September 15th, 2016

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Love: The Winning Strategy (3)

Love: The Winning Strategy (3)

One day Christ’s critics asked Him, ‘Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?’ (v. 36 NIV 2011 Edition). His answer is a timely reminder to both leaders and followers; it includes those who sit in the pews and those who stand in the pulpit. ‘Love the Lord your ...

Bob Gass

June 11th, 2016

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Love: The Winning Strategy (2)

Love: The Winning Strategy (2)

The love talked about in Scripture isn’t a sentimental emotion that gives you goose bumps. It’s compassion, caring, and concern for the well-being of another. It’s based on commitment, not convenience. It’s an act of your will, not a reflex of your emotions. Jesus asks a ...

Bob Gass

June 10th, 2016

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Love: The Winning Strategy (1)

Love: The Winning Strategy (1)

The Bible says, ‘Love never fails.’ Think about it: money doesn’t bring happiness, fame doesn’t bring self-worth, and revenge doesn’t bring satisfaction. The only thing that never fails is love. When Mother Teresa addressed world leaders at the United Nations, she was asked,

Bob Gass

June 9th, 2016

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