Author: Bob Gass

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Manipulative relationships

Sometimes we are so desperate to make a relationship happen we will pay a costly price for it. Teen movies are packed with parables like the geeky kid who has to get a makeover to win the school’s approval or...

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Remembering

Many teenagers have perfected a silent groan and sarcastic roll of the eyes the moment they ever hear an adult say ‘I remember when…’. In their minds the past is well … past! It’s old news, it’s out of date,...

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Kingdom subjects (2) – JOIN ME?

About 5 years ago Danny Wallace put an advert in a local newspaper which simply said ‘Join Me’. He asked anyone who wanted to join him to send a passport photo and that was it! Danny didn’t expect to anyone...

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Kingdom Subjects (1)

Bono from U2 once said: ‘I decided to act like a rockstar and suddenly I had become a rockstar.’ But what did people think of the young Paul Hewson (Bono’s real name) when he was walking around in his now...

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Winning the biggest battle of all

Richard Halverson, an American author, writes, ‘Do you want to be a winner? Compete against yourself, not somebody else. Outrunning your rival doesn’t mean you ran your best race. You can win over another and still not fulfil your potential....

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DON’T ARGUE; JUST PRAISE GOD!

One day Jesus healed a woman in the synagogue who’d been crippled for eighteen years. As a result, two things happened: First, she rejoiced like anybody would who’d been set free from an eighteen-year illness. Second, some church folks condemned...

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IT’S ABOUT HIM—NOT YOU

After scoring a goal for his football team, a big, rugged linebacker started dancing and beating his chest as if to say, “Look at me, I’m the greatest.” Then the ball changed hands and the opposing team ran it back...

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LORD, TEACH ME TO PRAY (4)

Your prayer style should be consistent with the way God designed you. Yes, you can learn from people who are more experienced in prayer than you are, but you need to be careful not to make them your standard, or...

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LORD, TEACH ME TO PRAY (3)

God is far too creative to insist that every person interact with Him in exactly the same way. He designed each of us differently. There are prayer principles that apply to all of us, but God leads each of us...

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LORD, TEACH ME TO PRAY (2)

One of the dangers of being involved in God’s work is that you can go for weeks, or even months without praying. In a survey of a thousand pastors, half acknowledged that they often went for long periods without taking...