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About Dr. Curt Dodd

Senior Pastor

Dr Curt Dodd, host for Higher Aim, has served churches in Texas, Colorado and Florida before becoming the Senior Pastor of Westside Church, Omaha in 2004. Committed to the local church, he has written And One to Grow On, Hearts on Fire: The Keys to Dynamic Church Growth, Running on Empty in the Fast Lane and most recently Armchair Devotional. He also is the Co-founder and President of Shepherds Group, a pastoral ministry team guiding churches and Christian non-profits in their capital campaign ventures. With a heart for the outdoors, he enjoys hunting, fishing and golf….but they all pale in comparison to his family. He and his wife, Ginger, have two married sons involved in ministry, a married daughter who is a professional photographer and an ever-growing quiver of grandchildren.

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Daily Devotions

Sharing Your Faith

May 20, 2019

“Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing…

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A Heart Of Repentance

May 19, 2019

“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” – 1 John 1:8-9 As we talked about last week, there are many ways you can…

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The Penalty for Pride

May 18, 2019

“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”  (Proverbs 16:18) Have you noticed that you make your greatest mistakes immediately after enjoying your greatest victories?  Why is that?  Likely the answer is pride.  The Bible warns us about the penalty for pride.  “Pride goes before destruction.” (Proverbs 16:18)  A graphic illustration of this…

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God’s Three Tasks

May 17, 2019

“Be ready in the morning, and then come up on Mount Sinai. Present yourself to me there on top of the mountain.”(Exodus 34:2) Every follower of Jesus wants to be His disciple, but we often feel we lack the talent or the knowledge to be useful to Him.  What can we do?  Moses provides an…

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Faith and Action

May 16, 2019

“Also our enemies said, ‘Before they know it or see us, we will be right there among them and will kill them and put an end to the work.” (Nehemiah 4:11) When Nehemiah led a group of Jews back to Jerusalem to rebuild the famous wall, he faced opposition immediately.  Sanballat and Tobiah ridiculed the…

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The Habit of Prayer

May 15, 2019

“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. (Mark 1:35) As Jesus walked along the shores of Galilee, He encountered two fishermen, Peter and Andrew.  He called them to leave their nets and follow Him.  Soon He…

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