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WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST WEAKNESS?

WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST WEAKNESS?

Self-help gurus assure us that we can overcome any weakness, so it must be true, right? Look around you! The evidence doesn’t show it. What we see, however, are people who, with God’s help, have changed their lives by building on time-tested scriptural principles. Trying to ...

Bob Gass

April 18th, 2017

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The Weakness of Willpower

The Weakness of Willpower

We think that if we have enough willpower, we can fight off every temptation that comes our way. And sometimes it works. Here’s the problem, however. Willpower is your best friend when things go well, but often the first friend to check out when you get weary. When you don’t

Bob Gass

July 2nd, 2016

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Choose to Depend on God

Choose to Depend on God

Hindrances, hang-ups, and hurdles are God’s gift to the self-sufficient. While He won’t let you use your weakness as a crutch or a cop-out, He’ll allow it to keep you dependent on Him. Paul wrote, ‘I was given a thorn…to…keep me from becoming proud’ (v. 7 NLT). Why would God

Bob Gass

November 23rd, 2015

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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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