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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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Understanding Satan’s role (5)

Understanding Satan’s role (5)

Luke writes: ‘Jesus said, “Simon, listen to me! Satan has demanded the right to test each one of you, as a farmer does when he separates wheat from the husks. But Simon, I have prayed that your faith will be strong. And when you have come back to me, help the others”’ (vv. ...

Bob Gass

September 25th, 2017

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Growing through life’s tests

Growing through life’s tests

James writes: ‘Be glad, even if you have a lot of trouble. You know that you learn to endure by having your faith tested. But you must learn to endure everything, so that you will be completely mature and not lacking in anything. If any of you need wisdom, you should ask ...

Bob Gass

September 1st, 2017

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Are you being tested? (3)

Are you being tested? (3)

Have you ever seen or been on a tree-top rope course? You work your way around a series of obstacles and go from tree to tree. The obstacles could be suspended tires, a rope bridge, a thin log, or an unlimited number of other wood and rope combinations to make your way ...

Bob Gass

February 11th, 2017

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Are you being tested? (2)

Are you being tested? (2)

Now, be honest. You’ve probably read today’s verse and wondered if James was living on the same planet you live on. This has got to be one of the craziest things the Bible says. Trials and difficulty come along, life sucks, and this is the moment you should be ...

Bob Gass

February 10th, 2017

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Are you being tested? (1)

Are you being tested? (1)

When you were a child, do you remember being in school when the fire alarm would keep going off? A once a year a fire-drill was an exciting prospect but when it went through a phase of being faulty or because a group of naughty kids found it amusing to set it off every day, ...

Bob Gass

February 9th, 2017

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