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October 12, 2018 · Bob Gass

Jabez (2)

“Oh, that You would bless me indeed.” 1 Chronicles 4:10 NKJV

Jabez prayed that God would bless him in three specific ways: (1) “Enlarge my territory.” He had a dream of owning more land, and he asked God to bless that dream. When you stop dreaming, you lose direction. When you stop setting goals, you stop Read More + Listen to Audio Clip

October 12, 2018 · Bob Gass

Jabez (3)

“So God granted him what he requested.” 1 Chronicles 4:10 NKJV

When Jabez prayed, “Enlarge my territory,” he was saying, “Lord, I want more than I’ve got, and I’m asking You for it!” This man had great ambitions, and God blessed them. There are three common misconceptions that can keep us from having great ambitions: (1) Read More + Listen to Audio Clip

October 12, 2018 · Bob Gass

Jabez (4)

“Oh, that…Your hand would be with me.” 1 Chronicles 4:10 NKJV

Not only did Jabez have great ambition, he had a growing faith and a deep trust in God. He had enough faith to pray and expect an answer. He was like the pioneer missionary William Carey, who said, “Expect great things from God, and attempt Read More + Listen to Audio Clip

October 12, 2018 · Bob Gass

The conclusion of the matter

“Here is the conclusion of the matter.” Ecclesiastes 12:13 NIV

In the book of Ecclesiastes, Solomon talks about all the things in life he tried and found to be disappointing: the intellectual pursuit of knowledge, the physical pursuit of pleasure, and the material pursuit of wealth. In the last chapter of Ecclesiastes, he bottom-lines it Read More + Listen to Audio Clip

October 12, 2018 · Bob Gass

Sing!

“You shall have a song…in the night.” Isaiah 30:29 NKJV

Why does the Bible say, “It is good to sing praises to our God” (Psalm 147:1 NKJV)? Because when you express the promises of God’s Word in song, your faith is strengthened. The Great Depression of the 1930s hit a businessman named J.C. Penney particularly Read More + Listen to Audio Clip