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Keep running. Keep looking to Jesus.

August 10, 2019 · Bob Gass

“Let us run…keeping our eyes on Jesus.” Hebrews 12:1-2 NLT

Glenn Cunningham was born on a Kansas farm and educated in a one-room schoolhouse. He and his brother were responsible for keeping the school’s fire going. One morning as the boys poured kerosene on the live coals to get the fire started before school, the . . . Read More

Understanding your desires (4)

August 09, 2019 · Bob Gass

“Take up [your] cross and follow me.” Mark 8:34 NIV

God is a desire-creating, desire-satisfying God. Birds want to fly because God created them to do it. Dolphins want to swim because God created them with an instinct to swim. God doesn’t plant wrong desires in us. When Adam first saw Eve, he discovered he . . . Read More

Understanding your desires (3)

August 08, 2019 · Bob Gass

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good.” Psalm 34:8 NKJV

When the Bible tells you what you ought to do, you can take it in two different ways: the ought of obligation or the ought of opportunity. The first kind refers to your duty. You ought to pay your taxes, you ought to keep your . . . Read More

Understanding your desires (2)

August 07, 2019 · Bob Gass

“Serve the Lord with gladness.” Psalm 100:2 NKJV

To grow in your relationship with God, you must move from the “should” to the “want to” category. The most basic assessment we have for any experience or event is what psychologist Jonathan Haidt calls our “like-o-meter.” Your like-o-meter was running the day you were . . . Read More

Understanding your desires (1)

August 06, 2019 · Bob Gass

“He shall give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 NKJV

Your capacity to desire certain things is a gift from God; it’s a powerful motivator. Picture two kids taking swimming lessons. One does it because he watched the Olympic games and wants to win a gold medal when he grows up. The other takes lessons . . . Read More