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Recognize when Satan is at work

Recognize when Satan is at work

Just as the apostles worked astonishing miracles through the power of God, Simon the sorcerer was able to do astonishing things through the power of the devil. So how did the apostles handle the situation? Did they sidestep it? Coexist peacefully with it? Say, ‘It’s no big ...

Bob Gass

July 6th, 2017

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You’re called to a ‘special work’

You’re called to a ‘special work’

Paul writes: ‘As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body [church] is healthy and growing and full of love.’ There are two kinds of growth – symbiotic growth and parasitic growth. Symbiotic growth is a give-and-take ...

Bob Gass

July 1st, 2017

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What does God think about work?

What does God think about work?

Has God put us on the planet just to chill out and have a laugh – or does He have a plan for us that involves that four-letter word: WORK! Firstly, we know from today’s verse that God values humility and servant-hood, not pride and ‘gimmee gimmee’ ...

Bob Gass

February 27th, 2017

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Being happy on the job

Being happy on the job

When you’re young person, a big thing you want to get sorted is a job. Whether it’s your future career or a Saturday job in the local shop, the Bible tells us how we can be happy in our work: a) see work as God’s gift, not punishment. ‘When God gives any man wealth and ...

Bob Gass

August 21st, 2016

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God Values What You Do

Satan will try to convince you that you don’t count for much in God’s kingdom because you don’t have a high-profile gift like preaching, teaching, or leading in public. Nothing could be further from the truth: ‘God…will not forget your work and the love you have shown…as ...

Bob Gass

January 9th, 2016

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Seeing Your Work as God’s Will (3)

When your skill level is high but the challenge of the task is too low, you experience boredom. When your skill level is low and the challenge of the task is too high, you experience frustration and anxiety. But when the level of the challenge matches the level of your ...

Bob Gass

December 29th, 2015

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Seeing Your Work as God’s Will (2)

Research shows that the best moments of our lives don’t come from leisure or pleasure. They come when you’re immersed in a significant task that’s challenging, yet matches up well to your highest abilities. In those moments, you’re so caught up in an activity that time ...

Bob Gass

December 28th, 2015

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Seeing Your Work as God’s Will (1)

You’ll experience a new level of fulfilment when you begin to see what you do for a living as an important part of God’s will for your life. Jesus preached and healed, but He saw it all as ‘work’ given to Him by His Father. You must too. Instead of seeing church as a place ...

Bob Gass

December 27th, 2015

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You’re a ‘Priest’ at Work (1)

You’re a ‘Priest’ at Work (1)

If you want to know God’s original intention for each of us, look at Adam. ‘God created human beings in his own image…Then God blessed them and said, ‘‘Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it’’’ (vv. 27-28 NLT). We were created to be productive, to multiply, ...

Bob Gass

November 23rd, 2014

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