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Who’s your Saul?

Who’s your Saul?

Saul of Tarsus was the last person on earth you’d ever have expected to become a Christian, much less the author of half the New Testament. Describing his life before he met Christ, he wrote, ‘I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it’ (Galatians ...

Bob Gass

October 27th, 2017

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Understanding Satan’s role (4)

Satan’s attack can be a wake-up call. Do you know that when you refuse to acknowledge your sin and repent of it, the wall of protection around you is breached and Satan is free to come in and attack you? Paul writes to the Corinthian church: ‘I have heard terrible things ...

Bob Gass

September 24th, 2017

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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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Three Things We Owe Each Other

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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When it’s not what you want

When it’s not what you want

Paul isn’t referring to the kind of ‘thorn’ you find on rosebushes, but a sharp, pointed stake that inflicts pain. In the New King James Version, the word used in place of harass is “buffet”, which means ‘to render blow after blow after blow’. This makes his next statement ...

Bob Gass

November 13th, 2014

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