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Will you wish you had given more?

July 10, 2022 · Bob Gass

“God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7 NKJV

The movie Schindler’s List tells the story of one man’s efforts to make the most of a desperate situation. As the director of a munitions factory in Poland, Oskar Schindler decided to use his position to save Jewish lives. By employing them in his factory . . . Read More

Keys to answered prayer (4)

July 09, 2022 · Bob Gass

“Let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God.” Hebrews 4:16 NLT

Boldness. Boldness isn’t arrogance, presumption, or a sense of entitlement. It’s confidence based on who you are in Christ. Paul wrote, “Let us come boldly to the throne of…God. There we will receive his mercy, and…grace to help us when we need it most” (v . . . Read More

Keys to answered prayer (3)

July 08, 2022 · Bob Gass

“When you…pray, your prayers are not answered, because you pray…for selfish reasons.” James 4:3 CEV

Right motives. The reason you pray is much more important than the words you say. The motive is the why behind the what. And having a pure heart that loves God and loves people is always acceptable to the Lord. On the other hand, selfishness . . . Read More

Keys to answered prayer (2)

July 07, 2022 · Bob Gass

“If we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” 1 John 5:14 NIV

Knowing God’s will. John wrote, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him” . . . Read More

Keys to answered prayer (1)

July 06, 2022 · Bob Gass

“We must believe that God…rewards everyone who searches for him.” Hebrews 11:6 CEV

Just as the right key opens the door, there are scriptural principles that guarantee your prayers will be answered. For the next few days, let’s look at them. Faith. “Without faith no one can please God. We must believe that God is real and that . . . Read More