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June 07, 2019 · Bob Gass

Encouragement for single parents

“Lift the boy up and take him by the hand…for I will make him…great.” Genesis 21:18 NIV

When you read the story of Hagar and her son Ishmael, you realize how much God cares about single parents. Although Abraham was Ishmael’s father, he sent the boy and his mother away without child support: “[He] took some food and a skin of water Read More + Listen to Audio Clip

June 06, 2019 · Bob Gass

Living “God’s way”

“What happens when we live God’s way?” Galatians 5:22 MSG

Paul writes, “What happens when we live God’s way?…[We gain] a sense of compassion…[and] we find ourselves…not needing to force our way in life” (vv. 22-23 MSG). Let’s think about these two Christlike qualities: (1) You become more compassionate. You stop seeing people as objects Read More + Listen to Audio Clip

June 05, 2019 · Bob Gass

When things don’t work out as you plan

“Whenever I journey to Spain, I shall come to you.” Romans 15:24 NKJV

The world isn’t going to devote itself to making us happy, and only when we accept that can we begin to move forward. Much of the time life doesn’t work out the way we plan. Paul wrote, “Whenever I journey to Spain, I shall come Read More + Listen to Audio Clip

June 04, 2019 · Bob Gass

Jesus is coming again!

“Be ready…the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” Matthew 24:44 NIV

Jesus warned, “Many false prophets will rise up and deceive many” (v. 11 NKJV). In our generation, there have been high-profile preachers who set dates for Christ’s second coming, and the press jumped all over it. That having been said, Jesus is coming again! In Read More + Listen to Audio Clip

June 03, 2019 · Bob Gass

Has your blessing become a burden?

“One’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.” Luke 12:15 NKJV

In Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island, five men escape a prison by hijacking a hot-air balloon. Quickly they sense the wind is carrying them out over the ocean. They see the horizon receding and realize they are losing altitude. Since they have no way of Read More + Listen to Audio Clip