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August 03, 2019 · Bob Gass

Stay in the game until it’s over

“The Lord is the strength of my life.” Psalm 27:1 NKJV

Author Jon Gordon wrote, “There was a time when we jumped from the jungle gym and went on roller coaster rides. No goal was unattainable. Then [when we grew up] the doubters dissuaded us from going after our dreams…‘You’re crazy…it’s too hard…play it safe…dreams weren’t Read More + Listen to Audio Clip

August 02, 2019 · Bob Gass

Breathe on me, breath of God

“Thus saith the Lord God; Come…and breathe upon these…and they lived, and stood up...an exceeding great army.” Ezekiel 37:9-10

In the Garden of Eden, Adam was perfectly formed, but he had no life. He “had it all together,” but he wasn’t going anywhere until God’s Spirit breathed into him. Then he started walking with God, taking initiative, and fulfilling his purpose in life. You Read More + Listen to Audio Clip

August 01, 2019 · Bob Gass

A meeting in the air

“Then the rest of us…will be caught up with them into the clouds to meet the Master.” 1 Thessalonians 4:17 MSG

The Message paraphrases Christ’s return this way: “The Master Himself will give the command. Archangel thunder! God’s trumpet blast! He’ll come down from heaven and the dead in Christ will rise—they’ll go first. Then the rest of us who are still alive at the time Read More + Listen to Audio Clip

July 31, 2019 · Bob Gass

It’s contagious (2)

“A mirror reflects a man’s face, but what he is really like is shown by the…friends he chooses.” Proverbs 27:19 TLB

The kind of person you are is reflected in the friends you pick. So if your life is unproductive and stagnant, look at the people you’ve surrounded yourself with. Friendships, good and bad, indicate the direction you’re going. “Whoever walks with wise people will be Read More + Listen to Audio Clip

July 30, 2019 · Bob Gass

It’s contagious (1)

“Bad company corrupts good character.” 1 Corinthians 15:33 NIV

Cold and flu viruses aren’t the only things that are contagious; attitudes are also: “Bad company corrupts good character.” Researchers call it “emotional contagion,” and it affects every aspect of life in the same way a rotten apple corrupts the whole bushel. A relationship expert Read More + Listen to Audio Clip