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The Word For You Today

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June 17, 2019 · Bob Gass

Being there in the crisis (1)

“You're called to give aid to people in distress.” Romans 12:8 MSG

You say, “It’s not my responsibility. I’m not getting involved!” Psychologists call this “compassionate disengagement,” the tendency to avoid helping someone in trouble. Whether your motivation is inconvenience, self-protection, or indifference, it’s wrong. “Being there” is how you demonstrate your love for God and your Read More + Listen to Audio Clip

June 16, 2019 · Bob Gass

Always Be Honest

“Don’t lie to each other.” Colossians 3:9 NLT

Try to answer the following questions honestly. Would you lie in order to get yourself out of a jam? Impress someone? Avoid dealing with the consequences of your actions? Well, how did you do? In a major survey, people were asked, “What would you be Read More + Listen to Audio Clip

June 15, 2019 · Bob Gass

Use the “praise strategy”

“Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand.” Psalm 149:6 NKJV

The Christian life is a battlefield with an enemy who’s out to defeat us every day. But God has given us strategies for winning, and praise is one of them. When Israel’s army went into battle, the tribe of Judah led the way. The name Read More + Listen to Audio Clip

June 14, 2019 · Bob Gass

Move while the door is open

“But they all alike began to make excuses.” Luke 14:18 NIV

Jesus told the story of a man who planned a banquet and invited several guests. Listen to some of their excuses for not attending: “I’ve purchased a field,” “I’ve bought some oxen,” “I just got married” (vv. 18-20). So the host said, “Not one of Read More + Listen to Audio Clip

June 13, 2019 · Bob Gass

Restoring damaged people (4)

“He wanted to see who Jesus was.” Luke 19:3 NIV

The Bible says, “Zacchaeus…was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was…So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree…since Jesus was coming that way” (vv. 2-4 NIV). The story of Zacchaeus teaches us that rich people can be Read More + Listen to Audio Clip