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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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    Trusting God’s Best for You

    October 24, 2019

    “So Abram said to Lot, ‘Let’s not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herders and mine, for we are close relatives. Is not the whole land before you? Let’s part company. If you go to the left, I’ll go to the right; if you go to the right, I’ll go to…

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    Responding to the Call

    October 23, 2019

    “The Lord had said to Abram, ‘Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.”  (Genesis 12:1) This divine invitation was nothing short of life altering for Abram. All that he had ever known, including his support family, his familiarity with his geography and his sense of…

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    More is Caught than Taught

    October 22, 2019

    “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”  (John 13:35) We’ve all heard the old adage, “Actions speak louder than words,” right? Of course, the meaning is that what you DO shows far more clearly the intent of your heart than any empty promises that might cross your…

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    You Cannot Forgive In Your Own Power

    October 21, 2019

    “Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.” (Matthew 18:21-22) Yesterday, we talked about forgiving others as Christ forgave us and how difficult this can be…

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    Forgive Like Jesus Forgave

    October 20, 2019

    “On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you!’ After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw…

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    Be the Moon

    October 19, 2019

    “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”  (John 8:12) Looking up at the night sky the other night, it was clear and the moon was beautiful. It was just majestic! I was glad I…

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